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Loma Linda University Library hosts the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection

Loma Linda University is currently hosting the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) traveling exhibit, Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection.  It will be on display in the lobby of the Del E. Webb Memorial Library thru April 22nd.

The exhibit features six panels which explore the relationship of nursing to significant forces in 20th-century life, like war and disease, and how nursing was seen during those times as portrayed on postcards.  The post cards are reproductions of items contained in the Zwerdling Postcard Collection which was acquired by the History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine.  The archive of 2,588 postcards came from American nurse and collector, Michael Zwerdling, RN.  This unique archive consists of postcards with images of nurses and the nursing profession from around the world, produced between 1893 and 2011, with many examples coming from the ‘Golden Age’ of postcards—roughly 1907 to 1920.

The exhibit arrived just in time to be installed for Loma Linda University’s annual alumni homecoming week-end in March and will continue to be on exhibit as the students arrive for the beginning of Spring Quarter.  The accompanying online version of the exhibit can be viewed via the National Library of Medicine’s website by clicking here.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. Curated by Julia Hallam, PhD.

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K-Cups in the Library

The library’s student break room on 3rd now has a Keurig machine.  Bring your own K-Cups and drink containers.

EndNote X8 is Here

EndNote X8, the latest version of EndNote, for Windows and Mac is available for download from MyLLU.  Just scroll down to the bottom MyLLU and click on Downloads, login and get the installer.  EndNote X8 is the only version that works for the Max OS Sierra.

First Floor Closed

The first floor of the Del E. Webb Memorial Library is closed due to renovations currently taking place.  The closure is slated to continue for the remainder of the year.  The fourth and third floors can be used for studying as well as limited space in the stacks.  Thank you for your understanding as we proceed with the renovations that will include a new student study space.

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ScienceDirect to cease support of Internet Explorer 8 on January 1, 2016

ScienceDirectScienceDirect, features full-text access to major science, technology and medicine journals and books.  On January 1, 2016,  ScienceDirect will no longer support access to these resources from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 browser.   Modern browser versions such as Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox are fully supported by ScienceDirect.

It is the library’s understanding that the medical center maybe using the outdated Internet Explorer 8 browser.  It is recommended that those affected contact the medical center information services help desk (x48889) to request an update to Internet Explorer or the install of a supported browser to continue to access ScienceDirect after January 1, 2016.  You might also be aware that PubMed dropped support of Internet Explorer 8 as of January 1, 2013.  Many features of PubMed do not display properly in Internet Explorer 8.

Internet Explorer 8 was initially released on March 19, 2009 and was the last IE version supported on Windows XP.  Windows XP support ended April 8, 2014 which effectively ended IE 8.  IE 8 support officially ends January 12, 2016.  The current Internet Explorer version is 11 and has many features that make it more secure.

University Libraries

Student Break Room Renovation

You may have noticed that the student break room on the third floor of the library stacks building has been torn up and unavailable for some time.  We started renovating it and then were delayed.  Well, the renovation is back on track and nearing completion.  When it’s finished it will have a sink, an instant hot water tap, vending machines, two microwave ovens, and tables for student use.Break Room renovation Break Room Floor 2 crop Break Room floor 3

Printing from Mobile Devices

PharosPrinticon175x175The University Libraries and School of Pharmacy have recently started testing a new way to print from your phone, tablet or other mobile device.

The basic information you need to know: You can email your print documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, txt, Visio) to mobileprint@llu.edu and release them from the University Libraries’ copiers/printer or if you are a Pharmacy student, from the SP labs.

More detailed information can be found at our LibGuide: Mobile Print

 

Introducing the New DynaMed Mobile App

Now it’s easier and faster to get the information you need on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Android device.  The new DynaMed app features a simpler way to authenticate your device and no longer requires you to contact the library for a serial number.

For detailed instructions on installing and authenticating the app, visit our Library Guide.  To see FAQs on using the app, you can visit the EBSCO Support page.

 

 

The new and improved mobile app provides:

  • Improved user experience
  • Seamless authentication
  • Easy access
  • Fully functional mobile usage reporting

Features that meet clinician’s needs:

  • Access content offline
  • Bookmark Favorites
  • Email topics
  • Write and save notes about particular topics

Users download the complete DynaMed content set and periodically receive notifications to update the content. 

 

Library Renovation – What’s next?

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The third floor renovation is nearly complete, only a few details to finish up on.  So what’s next?  The basement.  Changes in the basement will be fairly major.  The south half of the floor will house the IT help desk  as well as the rest of the IT team that are now housed near the Randall Amphitheater.   There will also be a suite of academic offices on the south west wall.  The remaining north half of the floor will be designed for quiet individual study space.   Work is ongoing on the plans with construction scheduled to begin in late spring.

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Used Book Sale!

Need a break from studying, or are you finally finished with finals?  Come take a look at our book sale under the stairs in our lobby.

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The books are on a wide variety of topics and are frequently replenished; currently we have quite a few on different historical topics including wars, spies, notable court cases, Russia, Great Britain, and many other countries.

Short on time?  We have a large collection of older Readers Digest condensed books.

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Tired of reading?  Consider picking up some books to create art and crafts.  Peruse our wall of book art ideas from around the web and get inspired.  And when you do create something, take a picture and share it with us on our Facebook wall!  Feel free to take a look at some of the images we already posted in the comments on Facebook.

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