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Tess Grynoch
August 11, 2017

Dayne Laskey, PharmD, DABAT, from the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy will be presenting “The Medicine Garden: Bioactive plants of the past, present, and future” on Tuesday, August 22, noon-1pm, in Amphitheater I (S2-102).


Dayne LaskeyInterested in learning more about medicinal plants? As part of Lamar Soutter Library’s Medicinal Flora of Massachusetts exhibit, Dayne Laskey (PharmD, DABAT), Assistant Professor of Clinical Toxicology at the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy, will provide an introduction to medicinal plant uses and the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy’s evidence-based medicine garden. All are welcome to attend this engaging presentation.

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Robert Vander Hart
August 9, 2017

UMass Facilities will be working on the heating system in the library on August 9-10. Library users may encounter significant construction noise on these dates.

The times of the construction are August 9 from noon - 5:00 p.m., and August 10 from 5:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. The library apologizes for the inconvenience to our users. Ear plugs are available at the library service desk.

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Robert Vander Hart
August 7, 2017

Starting in August, the library will be hosting “Ask an Expert” drop-in sessions!

Who will be available? Representatives from IACUC, IRB, Library, QMC, and Sponsored Programs

Where will sessions take place? Library computer classroom

When can people stop by? Typically, the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

August dates in the library are 8/10 and 8/24 (1:00 to 2:30 p.m.).

Please Note: The QMC (Quantitative Methods Core) drop-in sessions will start on September 14th, 2017.  QMC representatives will include faculty biostatisticians, statistical analysts, and data management staff.

We invite you to stop by!

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Lisa Palmer
July 18, 2017

Have you viewed your Author Dashboard in your eScholarship@UMMS account? The Author Dashboard is a personalized reporting tool for authors with works published in eScholarship@UMMS. As an author, you can easily access your dashboard to view up-to-date download information for your works, as well as a global readership distribution map and other metrics. This data can be shared or exported. Consider using the Author Dashboard data to enhance your annual evaluation or promotion and tenure package!

Readership Distribution Map

To access your dashboard, click on the "Visit My Dashboard" link in the monthly email you receive from eScholarship@UMMS with the subject line “Your Latest Readership Report from eScholarship@UMMS.”  Or, log into your eScholarship@UMMS account (click on the My Account tab at http://escholarship.umassmed.edu) and click Author Dashboard in the Dashboard Tools section.

Some tips:

  • The dashboard will open up to the Readership Distribution page with a map at the top.  Click the date range in the upper right of the page under your name to select “All Time” or the desired date range.
  • The Readership Distribution map can’t be exported, but you can take a screen capture of it for inclusion in reports. It’s a great way to show global impact.
  • Click the download clusters on the Readership Distribution Map to zoom in for a more granular view and see details of downloaded works.
  • The data in the Institutions, Countries and Referrers sections can be exported as csv files.
  • Click on the chart button in the upper left under the globe button to view Usage Reports.  This will show total number of Downloads over time (click on the “Include additional files” checkbox to ensure that downloads of supplemental files are included in the count), Metadata Page Hits, and download counts for each work.  This section is sorted by number of downloads in descending order to identify your most popular works and can be exported to a csv file. 

You can read more about the Author Dashboard tool at https://www.bepress.com/reference_guide_dc/author-dashboard/, or consult Lisa Palmer (lisa.palmer@umassmed.edu). 

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Tess Grynoch
July 17, 2017

The Lamar Soutter Library presents “Medicinal Flora of Massachusetts” curated by Tess Grynoch, exhibiting August 1 – September 30, 2017.

Witch HazelIllustrating and describing the medicinal properties of plants has captured human interest for centuries and the search is ongoing for new cures the plant world can provide. The “Medicinal Flora of Massachusetts” exhibit will feature medicinal plants found throughout the state, highlighting both their historical and modern uses as herbal remedies along with their sometimes deadly side effects.

As part of the exhibit, Dayne Laskey (PharmD, DABAT), Assistant Professor of Clinical Toxicology at the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy, will provide an introduction to medicinal plant uses and the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy’s evidence-based medicine garden during his talk, “The Medicine Garden: Bioactive plants of the past, present, and future” on August 22nd from noon-1pm in Amphitheater I (S2-102). All are welcome to attend.

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Staff News
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Robert Vander Hart
June 5, 2017

The following announcement was made by Jean King, PhD, Vice Provost for Biomedical Research, to the UMMS community:

"I am pleased to announce that Mary Piorun, PhD, has been appointed director of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, effective June 5, 2017.

Since joining UMMS in 1999, Mary has served in a variety of roles and managed every aspect of library services, bringing to this position a commitment to customer service and dedication to excellence.  Mary earned a BA from Assumption College and an MSLS from The Catholic University of America. She served in various positions in libraries in Maryland and Washington, D.C., including as the first systems librarian at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  Mary also holds an MBA from Bentley University, where she received the W. Michael Hoffman Prize for Business Ethics. In 2014, she completed a PhD in managerial leadership at Simmons College, studying and writing about transformational change.

Mary Piorun, PhD

In her time at the Lamar Soutter Library, Mary has served as the associate director for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region, and was selected as a National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Fellow in 2006-2007. Most recently, she was the principal investigator for a five-year, $7 million program to promote the National Library of Medicine's programs and services throughout the New England region.  She is a frequent presenter at the Medical Library Association annual conference and other organizations and has written numerous articles on the changing roles of librarians.

I am confident that Mary’s experience combined with her vision for the future of library services positions her to be a leader in our organization. Please join me in congratulating Mary on her new role."

Mary Piorun, PhD
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Lisa Palmer
May 18, 2017

UMMS' Journal of Global Radiology (JGR) is pleased to announce that JGR has been accepted into the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). DOAJ is the largest and most well-known service for identifying high-quality, peer-reviewed open access research journals and the articles published within them.

Launched in 2015, JGR documents and studies issues surrounding global access to and delivery of medical imaging services, with a focus on low-income or resource-poor regions. The journal is published by UMMS’ Department of Radiology in collaboration with the Lamar Soutter Library through its eScholarship@UMMS repository and publishing system. This collaboration aligns with the Library’s mission to help UMMS faculty and students create and disseminate scholarly content directly to users, making it openly accessible to the world.

Being accepted into DOAJ is an important step for JGR to achieve the goal of being indexed in leading databases to maximize the visibility, usage and impact of articles published in the journal. All of JGR’s articles are now indexed in DOAJ at https://doaj.org/toc/2372-8418.

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Journal of Global Radiology
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Robert Vander Hart
May 9, 2017

On Sunday, May 21 the library will be closed from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. due to an electrical outage. There will be no access to the library until 4 p.m.

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Robert Vander Hart
May 9, 2017

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017 the library will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

The library is accessible 24/7 for eligible patrons using their ID badge.

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Events
Events
Nancy Linnehan
April 12, 2017

Join us for the Gerald F. Berlin Prize for Creative Writing Award Ceremony and Readings on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 12:00 – 1:30, in Amphitheater III (S6-102). Bring your own lunch, desserts will be provided.

Berlin Awards

The Gerald F. Berlin Prize is awarded for creative writing, prose or poetry, written by UMass medical students, residents, fellows, graduate students, and nursing students in programs based at UMass Medical School, Berkshire Medical Center or Worcester Medical Center/St. Vincent's.

For more information about the Award, including the work of previous winners, please visit www.richardmberlin.com and go to the Gerald F. Berlin Creative Writing Award section of the website.

Sponsors: Dr. Richard Berlin, Humanities in Medicine Committee of the Lamar Soutter Library, and the Liaison Committee for Interprofessional Curriculum (LCIC) of the Office of Educational Affairs.

Thanks to Sue Collette, Administrative Education Program Coordinator,  Office of Undergraduate Medical Education for her assistance with obtaining the ceremony venue.

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