Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Library Renovations Have Been Completed

During the past year, plans were developed to make the Library space more useful and usable for our students, faculty and staff. The Library’s space renovations have now been completed. Additional seating for 38 people has been added, bringing the total number of seats to approximately 170. Shelving units were removed, providing areas for study space. Access to electrical power has been extended to all new tables and carrels. A quiet study room was created by transforming the former photocopy room into a space better suited to student needs. Study tables and chairs from the 3rd floor of the Academic Center were re-located to the Library and, with the addition of partitions and electrical outlets, became carrel-like, individual study spaces.

The result of these changes has been an increase in the number of students studying and working in the Library. A dearth of access to electricity is a major issue at all academic libraries. The addition of electrical power where it was previously unavailable has been a great boon for our students. We're very excited to have the Library filled with students and look forward to offering new services and resources for their use.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Contribute to medical care and education in Afghanistan

A recent article in the New York Times described a project called Operation Medical Libraries ( Begun by members of the the UCLA Medical Alumni Association, Operation Medical Libraries is an effort to restock Afghanistan's hospitals, clinics and universities with medical textbooks and other reference materials. The article can found found at

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

We have what students need!

Well, maybe not everything. But we do have book stands and laptops! Headphones and extension cords! Board Review books and all required and recommended text books!

Check out this picture to what I mean.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mobile Device Apps

The Library's webpage now has a section that links to applications for Mobile Devices: On the page you'll find tools that are free, available for purchase, and those licensed by the University Libraries. Both apps and useful websites optimized for use on various mobile devices are included.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Technology Gifts for the Holidays?

Happy New Year!

Have you received a new iPhone, iTouch, Blackberry or other mobile device as a holiday gift? As mentioned in the previous post, the Library provides access to a number of resources that can be downloaded or linked to these tools (DynaMed, Essential Evidence Plus, MDConsult Mobile, etc.). A new product "Mobile MedlinePlus", was just made available this week by the National Library of Medicine. ( MedlinePlus is a consumer health website that provides information on a wide variety of topics: 800 health and wellness, information on prescription and over-the-counter medications, health news, an illustrated medical encyclopedia and much more. Content is available in both English and Spanish. Mobile MedlinePlus provides access to this content in a portable format.

There is a link to Mobile MedlinePlus from the MedlinePlus<> homepage, as well as an FAQ at that includes special instructions for Blackberry users. Use the Contact Us link at the bottom of any page on Mobile MedlinePlus to send feedback to NLM.