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If you’re like me, you have scads of unused cosmetic samples, travel-sized soaps, toiletries, and shampoos that clutter up precious space. Why not get rid of that unused, new, failed beauty product, or “hotel fruit” and help a worthy cause?

Medical Students in Action has placed a brightly colored, lime green bin at the entrance to the library, and will be collecting new toiletries and hygiene products for their next mission to the Dominican Republic.


The Calder Library invites you to attend and participate in the Live Simulcast of TEDMEDLive 2012 Free!

Live HD Simulcast in 1st Floor Collaboratory See the world's most creative minds talk about the future of health and medicine.


TEDMED is where the world's most creative minds meet healthcare's most innovative science. Participants include global leaders from science, research, technology, academia, business, government, and the arts. Come watch what many have called a "life-changing experience."




Session Schedule

Session 1 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Tuesday April 10th
Session 2 – 8:45am – 10:30am, Wednesday April 11th
Session 3 – 11:15am – 12:45pm, Wednesday April 11th
Session 4 – 2:15pm – 4:00pm, Wednesday April 11th
Session 5 – 5:00pm – 6:45pm, Wednesday April 11th
Session 6 – 8:45am – 10:30am, Thursday April 12th
Session 7 – 11:15am – 12:45pm, Thursday April 12th
Session 8 – 2:15pm – 4:00pm, Thursday April 12th
Session 9 – 5:00pm – 6:45pm, Thursday April 12th
Session 10 – 8:45am – 10:30am, Friday April 13th
Session 11 – 11:15am – 1:00pm, Friday April 13th

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Remote participants (Calder attendees) can employ the TEDMEDConnect mobile application to connect "live" to the speakers on the TEDMED stage. TEDMEDLive participants can ask the speakers questions or transmit comments to them. They can also use the app to participate in live polls and games that are part of the TEDMED conference.

The TEDMEDConnect application will be made available approximately one week before the conference and will be available in the Apple App Store, the Android App Store and accessible as a mobile optimized web application.
Check www.tedmed.comfor updates.

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The Calder Library faculty and staff will continue to offer services through the end of the year. Our adjusted holiday schedule is as follows:

December 24-26 – library closed
December 27-30 – 7:30 am to 6 pm
December 31 – 8 am to 6 pm
January 1-2 – library closed

The UMH Library will be closed between December 23 and January 3, but the UMH librarians will continue to offer clinical information services. Please call (305) 243-6648 for assistance.

We look forward to seeing you at the library and wish you all the best in 2012!


students hanging lights

Pictured: first year medical students Rachel Franklyn and Nicole Mandel.

Last Friday's Open Access event, attended by library committee members, faculty, residents, students, and staff, highlighted the benefits of retaining copyright for your published works and making your research available to everyone, regardless of access barriers. As Dean Goldschmidt emphasized in his opening remarks, "Our job is to make access to knowledge as easy as it can be."

Dr Mary Moore introduced our engaging, invited speaker Heather Joseph, Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. Ms Joseph illustrated the current state of the publishing industry by comparing the prices of licensing journals with luxury items. For example, the cost of a year's worth of access to the Journal of Econometrics is $2,155, equivalent to the price of a MacBook Air, the Journal of Geophysical Research costs $5,760 a year, equivalent to a Tiffany diamond ring, and the journal Brain Research costs $21,744, the same as a new Honda Accord. In total, the scientific, technical, and medical journal industry is a $9 billion market, comparable to the NFL. Clearly something needs to be done to regulate the exponentially rising journal prices.

The Budapest Open Access Initiative, established in 2001, was the first attempt to unify over this issue of providing access to research to everyone. To date there are now 7,000 journals available in the Directory of Open Access Journals, including journals with the highest impact factors in their field. Half a million people are accessing freely-available articles in PubMed Central every day. This movement is growing, but Heather Joseph stressed the need for our support and diligence to see it continue to flourish.

To this end, John Renaud, Director of Collection Strategies and Scholarly Communication at the Richter Library, showcased the University of Miami's Scholarly Repository, where UM faculty and students are invited to share their published works, theses, and other research materials (as allowed by their copyright agreements). Please contact John Renaud or your Calder librarian to learn how you can share your work in the repository, increasing access to and visibility of your research. Many thanks to the Calder Library's Scholarly Communications Committee (Jenny Garcia-Barcena, Brenda Linares, Vedana Vaidhyanathan, and JoAnn Van Schaik) for organizing this outstanding event.

Heather Joseph, Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, will lecture on open access publishing and its implications for research and scholarly communication at the Calder Memorial Library History of Medicine Room (3rd floor) on Friday, October 28, at 3:00 PM.

Open access has been a hot news topic recently, with faculty from Princeton, MIT, Harvard, Yale, Duke and others opting to maintain the copyright on their own publications, for the purpose of increasing worldwide access to their work. For more information, see the Library’s portal on open access.

The event will include remarks by Miller School of Medicine Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., and a brief demonstration of the University of Miami Institutional Repository by John Renaud, M.L.S. Light refreshments will be served.

Ms. Joseph has served as the Executive Director of the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition since 2005. In that capacity, she works to support broadening access to the results of scholarly research through enabling open access publishing, archiving and policies on a local, national and international level.

Prior to coming to SPARC, she spent 15 years as a publisher in both commercial and not-for-profit publishing organizations. She served as the publishing director at the American Society for Cell Biology, which became the first journal to commit its full content to the NIH’s pioneering open repository, PubMed Central, and subsequently served on the NIH/National Library of Medicine National Advisory Committee for the project.

Ms. Joseph serves on the Board of Directors of numerous not-for-profit organizations, and recently completed a term as the elected president of the Society for Scholarly Publishing.

Women in Medicine exhibit

The Louis Calder Memorial Library is hosting the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit, Changing the Face of Medicine, through November 6.

The exhibit highlights the contributions of female physicians and researchers to the practice and study of medicine from Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D., the first female doctor in the United States, to Antonia Novella, M.D., the nation’s first female surgeon general. Calder Library invites you to come learn more about the lives and accomplishments of the many female physicians featured in this outstanding exhibit, including a special section on the contributions of University of Miami female physicians and researchers.

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It's that time of year again! The popular Calder Library book sale is back! Come to the library and see what gems you can find! All books will be priced between $1 and $5, and the proceeds will benefit United Way and the library. The books will be on sale between Wednesday, October 5, and Wednesday, October 26, in the library's lobby on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, please call 305-243-6901.


United Way

The Faculty and Friends Reception held at the Calder Library on April 26th was a resounding success. Dr. Mary Moore, head of the Department of Health Informatics and Executive Director of the Calder Library, opened the event, saying that the reception came about at the request of the Medical School Council. Faculty had requested more opportunities to talk together and identify possible opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. This was the third annual Faculty and Friends Reception. Dr. Moore announced that the theme for the event came the "Question of the Year" posed by Academic Medicine, the journal of the AAMC.  That question is: What improvements in medical education will lead to better health for individuals and populations?


She introduced Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Miller School of Medicine, who welcomed the group. Dean Goldschmidt highlighted the transition from procedural medicine in the 20th century to keeping people healthy in the 21st century. In this new landscape, Dean Goldschmidt noted, there are two types of doctors, those who use information tools and technologies effectively and those that wander aimlessly in the corridors. He acknowledged the Library, Dr. Moore, and Jackie Libretto for implementation of the University's electronic health record, UChart.

Hersh lecture group


The Louis Calder Memorial Library
and the
Department of Health Informatics
invite you to the

Faculty and Friends Reception

April 26, 2011 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.*

Welcome by Dean Pascal Goldschmidt
Dr. William Hersh, Health Informatics expert, invited speaker
Ms. Suzetta Burrows, former Deputy Director, honored guest

Tasty snacks! Fine beverages! Stimulating ideas! Excellent company!

Please RSVP to Kimberly Loper at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We look forward to seeing you there!

*Accommodations made for those attending Faculty Council at 5 pm.

Are you looking for a quick bite for lunch? There is a new truck in town! Look for the "Outtakes" food cart making its rounds through campus. The cart is on the Fred Cowell Mall in front of your very own library every day from 11 to 12, offering salads, sandwiches, yogurt, fruit, chips, cereal, and candy. From there the cart travels to the Schoninger Research Quadrangle and then the Mailman Center for Child Development. The next time you're looking for something to eat, grab something on the "Outtakes" cart and then bring it into the library, where you have access to computers and study space. Look forward to seeing you soon!

Outtakes food cart

leisure reading collection

The Calder Library is proud to announce our new leisure reading collection. Come into the library to browse our collection, which includes titles from Stephen King to Mark Twain, Jules Verne to Readers Digest Collections. The books can be found on the first floor of the library next to the Collaboratory. Feel free to browse a book in the library (there are some gorgeous atlases and history books) or check out a book and take it home with you for two weeks. You can always renew library materials by logging in through My Account on the library homepage. If you have any questions, please stop by the Circulation Desk. We are always looking for ways to make your experience enjoyable at Calder. Feel free to leave a comment on the blog, give us a call, or send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..