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Calder Library is on Facebook PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelsa Bartley   
Thursday, 07 January 2016 15:55


Calder Library began its first Social Media initiative by launching its Facebook page.  It will be used to promote the Library’s resources and services, and to post announcements and links to useful websites. Patrons can access the Library’s Facebook page from Calder’s website, or by searching for Louis Calder Memorial Library on Facebook.

We encourage patrons to visit Calder Library’s Facebook page, “Like” the page, and “Share” any of the postings!


Personal Librarians for Medical Students PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barbara Wood   
Thursday, 01 October 2015 09:11

The Calder Medical Library now offers a Personal Librarian Program (PLP) to assist medical students during their four years at medical school. The program matches a librarian to each student, providing a personal contact for research and library-related questions. A Personal Librarian is able to recommend resources best suited for individual research needs, instruct students in new technologies and resources, and guide students to specific resources as their research and learning needs change throughout their medical education.  This new program began with entering first year medical students during the Fall 2015 Semester.


Your Personal Librarian serves as a single point of contact for the library--a “go-to” person for all things library-related. We can even help with issues that aren’t library-specific. If we don’t know the answer, we’ll try to find out who can address your question.


Your Personal Librarian will contact you several times throughout the year to let you know about new and exciting resources or services in the library. How much or how little you choose to avail yourself of the program is entirely up to you. We’re here for you if, and when, you need us.


Each Academic Society has been assigned a Personal Librarian.  Check the photo and contact information for your Personal Librarian below; stop in and say “hello” next time you are in the Library!


Academic Society





Personal Librarian

Carmen Bou-Crick




Academic Society





Personal Librarian

Yanira Garcia-Barcena




Academic Society





Personal Librarian

Barbara Wood




Academic Society





Personal Librarian

Zsuzsanna Nemeth




Personal Librarian (Alternate)

Erica Powell


Welcome to Calder Library: A Changing Environment PDF Print E-mail
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Written by JoAnn Van Schaik   
Monday, 27 July 2015 10:46

Welcome to new and returning members of the University of Miami Medical Campus community! Library staff is happy to report that many changes occurred at Calder Library over the summer and during the past year.


The Library’s new Website went live in January, on-site use of the Library in 2015 registered its highest numbers in 10 years, and a Personal Librarian Plan was developed for incoming first year medical students.  For a change of pace, Calder’s History of Medicine Room was the site of the Library’s first known (and accepted) marriage proposal between two Miller School graduates who met at Calder.


Improvements were made to every floor of the building:



New work stations replaced aging carrels on the first floor and 30 additional stations were added, along with 20 more computers.  Each station has three electrical outlets to accommodate the numerous devices used by Library patrons.



Partnering with the Library, IT Academic Support Services opened an office in close proximity to the Library’s first floor computers to aid students with their personal device issues.



A Patron Lounge with comfortable furniture and a flat screen television was opened.



New furniture was added at the Library entrance, bathrooms and elevators were renovated, and several walls were painted.




Two office spaces were combined and renovated into a Mac Lab housing eight iMacs--Rooms 2010/2011.



Two study rooms were renovated and furnished with new work stations – Rooms 2029 and 2030.



The Library Relaxation Room with Relax-the-Back chairs was relocated from the first floor to Room 2023.  The Miller School Class of 2015 Gift to the Library—a massage chair—is housed in this room.



Walls were painted on various sections of the  2nd floor.




The e-Classroom was opened for student use when not reserved for instruction and 12 computers were added for a total of 32.



Artwork was re-purposed and walls painted.


For updated information about the Library, please check Calder Website’s Announcements, Blog, and Featured e-Resource sections.

Welcome, New Residents! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelsa Bartley   
Friday, 19 June 2015 12:38

Welcome, new Interns, Residents, and Fellows, to graduate medical education training at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and its affiliated hospitals.

The Calder Medical Library provides a plethora of information resources to support residents’ education needs, provide excellent clinical care of patients, and assist with research activities. Library subscriptions include databases for clinical decision support, citation databases, systematic reviews resources, electronic books and journals and librarians to assist in this trajectory of continuous learning.

Some of the steps to becoming a Health Information Power User include:


  • Registering at Calder Medical Library for remote access
  • Creating personal accounts in databases for easy access via mobile devices
  • Increasing searching skills by attending training sessions
  • Learning how to navigate the Calder Medical Library website, and
  • Using resources on a daily basis!

Come visit the Calder Medical Library soon!

Please take a quick tour of our library services.

Visit the Calder Medical Library website:

Contact the Reference & Education Librarians: or 305-243-6648.

ClinicalKey Concierge Tour, March 5-6, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Carmen Bou-Crick   
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 15:32

The new ClinicalKey experience is here!  ClinicalKey finds relevant answers and related information as quickly as it is needed--anywhere.  Its mobile accessibility provides access to trusted, evidence-based content from over 1,000 reference books, 600 leading journals, more than 17,000 medical and surgical videos.  It also contains clinical trials, patient education handouts, the Elsevier Clinics journals, images, drug monographs, practice guidelines, and fully-indexed MEDLINE citations.


The ClinicalKey Concierge Tour and Mobile Access Registration Drive will be at the following locations:

Calder Library -Thursday, March 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Jackson Memorial Hospital (by the cafeteria) - Friday, March 6 from 8:00-10:00 a.m.

UMH Medical Library (East Building, Room 2019) - Friday, March 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Attend free training sessions and register for a free account for Mobile Access.   Complimentary Starbucks gift cards will be given out to registrants (while supplies last). UM/JMH ID is required to register.


In the meantime, those who want to get started using this resource can pick up a Quick Reference Card and flyers from the Circulation desk at the library.  The new electronic books and journals will be available from the Library’s online catalog and from the e-Books and e-Journals A-Z lists on the Library’s website, as well as from the ClinicalKey database.

New ClinicalKey features include:

Topic Pages on more than 1,400 disease conditions will provide a comprehensive overview covering risk factors, clinical manifestations, treatments and more, for quick point-of-care decisions.

Mobile Optimization means that ClinicalKey adapts to users’ phone, tablet, or other mobile devices so they can continue to discover fast answers and deep evidence—anytime, anywhere.

Patient Education Customization provides users the ability to add special instructions and care provider contact information.

Presentation Maker eases the process of sharing, manipulating, and storing content for later use in multiple presentations.


For additional information, please contact the Calder Library at 305-243-6648 or
2014 National Medical Librarians Month at Calder PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barbara Wood   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 13:10


The Medical Library Association (MLA) has declared October as National Medical Librarians Month. As part of this celebration, the Calder Library is proud to highlight its faculty librarians and staff.

Librarians will assist you with your quest for information and more, using the library’s wealth of online and material holdings.

A librarian can help you with:

•Healthcare reform

•Systematic review searches


•Evidence-based medicine

•Information for patients

•E-resource training

•Searching the literature

•Locating guidelines

•Author information


•Open Access

Not only does the library provide you with the critical resources you need--free training, a great place to study, 102.5 open hours weekly, a relaxation room—but Starbucks is now right next door! Most importantly, we provide you with a staff of highly trained librarians, ready and willing to assist you in taking your academic achievement and research to the next level.


Professional Librarian Consultations and Group Training Sessions PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Carmen Bou-Crick   
Monday, 05 May 2014 00:00

The University of Miami Medical Library is the place to find authoritative, current, and relevant information for patient care, research, and education.  Schedule a personal one-on-one Professional Librarian Consultation at the medical library.  Sessions will provide an opportunity to ask a professional librarian for information addressing specific needs.  The library has a plethora of resources that are waiting to be discovered:

Electronic books and journals

Medical, nursing, psychology, and other subject databases

Clinical decision-making databases for patient care

Literature research and systematic reviews

Guidelines for evidence-based practice

Identifying journals with high impact factors

Finding the impact of an author’s publications (H-Index)

Finding mentors and collaborators

Searching for grant resources and funding

Verification of citations for publishing

Organizing references and creating bibliographies

and much more…


Professional Librarian Consultations @ Calder Library can be scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Professional Librarian Consultations @ University of Miami Hospital (UMH) Medical Library can be scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Group Training Sessions are available at any medical campus location.  Contact us and we will take our training to you!  Let us design a class based on your needs.  Larger groups sessions can be scheduled at Calder Library’s electronic classroom, where up to 32 participants can have hands-on experience during class.  Our classes are listed at the Calder Library website.

Calder Library is located at 1601 NW 10th Avenue. The UMH Medical Library is a branch of the Louis Calder Memorial Library, located in Room 2019 on the second floor of the hospital’s East Building.

Contact us at: or 305-243-6648.



National Medical Librarians Month 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Carmen Bou-Crick   
Monday, 21 October 2013 12:53

How can we help you? Let us count the ways…Medical Librarians know, and teach, about information resources that will provide answers to your questions…Medical Librarians have searching skills to find specific and relevant information for you…Medical Librarians will respond to your queries immediately so that you can receive the vital information that you need, when you need it.

Contact the Calder and UMH Libraries Medical Librarians today—they will help you save time so you can concentrate on saving lives!

Text or e-mail your Calder and UMH Medical Librarians at or call them at 305-243-6648 (Calder Reference) or 305-689-5737 (UMH Library).

Going Cashless, Starbuck's, and more PDF Print E-mail
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Written by JoAnn Van Schaik   
Friday, 20 September 2013 10:58

Going Cashless.  In an effort to streamline operations and comply with auditing recommendations, beginning on October 1, 2013, all payments for Library and Biomedical Communications’ services will require one of the following:  Credit card, debit card, check, or UM IDR or Account Number.  Cash will no longer be accepted in payment for services.

Starbuck’s and Construction.  The Library’s administrative offices are moving to the second floor this Fall to make way for the new Starbuck’s coffee shop that will be constructed in the current Library administration location.  Construction on the first and second floors will be completed after hours so there will be minimal disruption for Library patrons.  Also, the Library’s elevators are undergoing renovation.  As much as possible, this work will be done during hours the Library is closed.

Book Sale and Open Access Week.  Please join the Calder Library staff in recognizing Open Access Week (October 20-26) by attending the Book Sale in the Library starting on October 22.  All proceeds from this book sale will benefit the Library and United Way.

Ralph H. and Ruth F. Gross Lecture.  Save the date of November 21 for the biennial Gross Lecture hosted by Calder Library.  Details to follow…

Download E-books to your iPad PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barbara Wood   
Sunday, 03 March 2013 19:00

We are pleased to announce that library patrons using the Thieme E-Book Library may now download books to their iPad.

Using the free iPublishCentral Reader app available in the iTunes store, you can download and read all titles available within the Thieme E-Book Library. New titles will be available for download upon release.

The app provides convenient access to Thieme's portfolio, while preserving the original design and layout of the printed titles, thus enabling users to zoom in on high-resolution reproductions of artwork. Users can also bookmark favorite pages for future reference, and add notes.

How to download books:

  1. Install the free iPublishCentral Reader app from the iTunes app store (Link).
  2. From within the university wireless network, launch your iPad web browser and navigate to (Link).
  3. Browse the list of all available titles and select "download" next to the title you wish to download. You will then be directed to the download page.
  4. Click on the download icon. The iPublishCentral Reader app will then open and the file will be downloaded to your bookshelf.


How to read downloaded titles:

  1. Open the iPublishCentral Reader app on your iPad.
  2. Select a downloaded book to access it.


Additional Features:

  • Tap the top bar and a menu of icons will appear. On the left hand side are a back button and Table of Contents. On the right hand side, icons for settings, search, notes and bookmarks are presented.
  • Settings to enable single or double page view as default can be changed. Double page view will only work in a landscape/horizontally orientated iPad.
  • Notes and bookmarks that are contained in the user’s pc account are not linked or transferred to the iPad app (the app does not allow or require the user to log in).


Let us help you with your literature search! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Barbara Wood   
Tuesday, 25 December 2012 19:00

In order to help our patrons quickly and effectively search the biomedical  literature for relevant citations, the Library offers a FREE mediated search service. The Calder Library Reference staff will perform a thorough, timely search of the biomedical databases to expertly and accurately help you find the information you need.

Whether for research, a grant, or patient care, please call or stop by the Calder Library Reference Desk at (305) 243-6648, M-F from 9-5 OR the UMH Library at (305) 689-3127, M-F from 8:30-Noon to speak one of our experienced Medical Librarians (l-r above Jenny Garcia-Barcena, Barbara A. Wood, and Carmen Bou-Crick).  For futher details and for your online convenience visit:

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