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book sale 2010

Thank you to all who have been supporting the Calder Library's book sale. Thanks to your generosity, we have raised $1098 which has been donated to United Way. What a great way to start the new year!

The book sale is still going on and everything has been discounted! All books are now only $1. Books that were previously only $1 are now 50 cents. So come to the library and take advantage of this sale!

Library group photo

The Calder librarians, staff, and retirees wish you a very happy new year. We look forward to serving you in the upcoming year. If there is anything we can do to provide better service to you, please leave a comment or send us an email. Happy 2011!

Christmas hours 2010


Are you looking for a quiet place to read, write, or study? Will you need research assistance to finish the year? Don't worry! The Calder Library will remain open during the last two weeks of December. Our holiday hours are as shown below and can also be found on our homepage. We look forward to seeing you at the library!


Thanksgiving Greeting

The Calder Library would like to wish the students, faculty, researchers, staff, and their families a very Happy Thanksgiving! The library will be closed in celebration of Thanksgiving on Thursday, the 25th, and Friday, the 26th. Normal library hours will resume on Saturday, the 27th. The UMH Library will be closed on Thursday, but open on Friday morning from 8:30-12. In the meantime, don't forget to get a head start on your holiday shopping at our Annual Book Sale. Mention you are a Calder Communications Library Blog reader and receive $2 off your purchase!


BooksIt's baaack! Our annual book sale to benefit United Way begins, today, Nov 16th 2010. Located at the lobby of Calder Library.

Thousands of books – best sellers, classics, military history, science, medical books – will be offered for sale at bargain prices. Come join us. Come help a good cause. Always a bargain!

UPDATE: Mention that you're a reader of the Calder Communications Library Blog and receive $2 off your purchase! 

Come celebrate with us!


MeSH (Medical Subject Headings), created by the National Library of Medicine, has been the worldwide standard subject authority for bibliographic control for 50 years. MeSH terms and the capabilities their hierarchy permit made MEDLINE the first and, to this day, one of the most effective databases in the world. Join the Health Informatics Faculty and the Calder Memorial Library in celebrating its 50th Anniversary.

The National Library of Medicine’s celebratory broadcast will be received in the third floor electronic classroom on November 18, 2010 from 2:00-3:30pm. All are welcome to attend.

The speaker will be Dr. Robert M. Braude, who received his Masters of Library Science in 1964 from UCLA and attended MEDLARS training at the National Library of Medicine in 1965. His talk reflects his 45 professional years with MeSH. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska in 1987, he was director of three academic health science libraries, and he served on many NLM Committees and Panels such as IAMS Review Committees, the Planning Panels on Medical Informatics, NLM Outreach Programs, and the Biomedical Library Review Committee. He is a Fellow of the Medical Library Association and of the American College of Medical Informatics.

If you are interested in learning more about the history of MeSH, check out the first volume of MeSH, which the National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division has scanned and placed online.

UMH Library Jenny and Emily

We are pleased to announce that the UMH Library is now staffed by librarians Jenny Garcia-Barcena and Emily Vardell. To continue to bring UMH access to the best evidence-based resources and tools to support health care decisions, Jenny and Emily are at the UMH Library from 8:30 to 12, Monday to Friday, and at the UM Calder Memorial Library from 12 to 5. Since June 1st, the library has seen an increase in visitors, as well as an increase in the number of article and expert search requests. In addition to free article delivery and expert searches, the library also offers access to top medical databases and journals, customized email alerts sent to you on the author or topic of your choice, and individualized classes for all UMH health care professionals. Please come and visit the library soon to find out about the many free information resources and services available to UMH health care professionals and researchers.

The Calder Library would like to welcome the incoming Class of 2014 to the Miller School of Medicine! 

librarians at orientation Biomed at orientation

We enjoyed meeting you all during your orientation activities on Thursday and Friday. We hope that we will see you around the library often and will be able to serve all your research needs. Please make sure to check out our Students Portal, where we have gathered some of your required textbooks and other helpful information. You may also want to check out some of our classes, to brush up on your research skills and learn how to have a Bibliography created automatically for you! Good luck with your first year!

Did you know the Calder Library has more than just books, journals, study rooms, lounge chairs, and quiet space for you to use? We know how much time you spend here at the library, and we want to make it a convenient place for you to study and conduct research.

Maybe you're using your iPhone or Droid to search something quickly, and you realize you've run out of battery. Time to panic? Not at the library! We now have a universal charger that will work for cell phones, digital cameras, and bluetooth devices. Our charger power pack can even charge up to two devices at once and comes with six adapters to accommodate a variety of devices. Make sure to stop by the Reference and Circulation desk the next time you're in a bind.

universal charger

Maybe you come to the library during your lunch hour, hoping to look for a few articles, and you realize all the computers are being used. Or maybe you'd just like to be able to read in a lounge chair, and you forgot to bring your laptop. No need to worry! The library has five laptops available for you to check out. Simply come to the Reference and Circulation Desk with an ID, and we'll be happy to loan you one of our laptops for a minimum of two hours. It's that easy!

stack of laptops

If there are other services you'd be interested in the library providing, don't hesitate to comment in the blog, send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or come to the library and talk with any of our faculty and staff.

The faculty and staff of the Calder Memorial Library wish you and yours very Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Journal Christmas Tree

While you're enjoying the holidays, be sure to check out our blog to see what we've been up to in 2010. We've brought you new resources, participated in community outreach events, hosted a lecture by the dean, presented at national conferences, and raised money for United Way. In the new year, we look forward to keeping you updated on our upcoming activities through our blog.


See you in 2010!

On December 10th, the Calder Library hosted the 10th Biennial Gross Lecture.

With Gross Family

[left to right: Carol Clarkson, Patricia Bergman (daughters of Ruth and Ralph Gross), Dean Pascal Goldschmidt, Dr. Roger Medel, Dr. Mary Moore]

The lecture, entitled "Medical Knowledge in the IT Era" was presented by Dr Pascal J. Goldschmidt, Senior Vice-President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Miller School of Medicine and CEO of UHealth.

The lecture was introduced by Dr. Mary Moore, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Library and Biomedical Communciations, who provided a short history of the Gross Lecture.

Dr. Moore presenting Dr. Medel's Intro

She was then followed by Dr. Roger Medel (Board of Trustee and Chair, Medical Faculty Affairs Committee), who introduced Dean Goldschmidt, tying in both Dean Goldschmidt's interests and Dr. Moore's Gross Lecture history.

audience listening

Dean Goldschmidt's presentation focused on the connection between medical services and technological evolutions, highlighting the importance of the upcoming electronic health record, Epic, which will be installed at the UHealth System starting next year.

Dean Goldschmidt presenting

He concluded by highlighting many of the library's resources which directly relate to increasing quality of patient care. The lecture finished with a presentation of a gift from the Calder Library and an invitation to the reception, complete with hors d'oeuvres and holiday treats. Dean Goldschmidt's overview was supplemented during the reception by Calder Library faculty, each providing in-depth demonstrations of a strong collection of electronic resources.

Librarian with patron

The lecture was a resounding success, with over 150 people in attendance and many people staying until 7 pm, enjoying delicious refreshments and stimulating conversation.

100 people in audience

Here's to future collaborations between the Calder Library and health care providers in this new era of patient care!