Independence Day Observance and After Hours Access to the Graff Library

June 30, 2017

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, the Library Services team will not staff the Lee Graff Medical and Scientific Library building Tuesday, July 4, 2017. We will respond to your questions and process interlibrary loan and document delivery requests on Wednesday, July 5.

Please remember that the City of Hope community may access the library anytime. Although the Graff Library building is staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (except holidays), the building is available 365/24/7 via badge access at our back egress (near the Hilton building). For more information, refer to the After Hours brochure.

Please contact Library Services at library@coh.org or ext. 87497, with any questions, concerns, and/or comments.


Keeping Current with the Evidence Using PubMed and EndNote – Classes on July 13th and September 14th

June 20, 2017

Having trouble keeping up with the topics you are most interested in?

Laura Brown, clinical librarian, will be reprising her Keeping Current class which she regularly teaches during Learning and Personal Development Week.

Attendees will get an overview of PubMed which will include setting up a MyNCBI account, and performing a PubMed search on a topic of their interest and saving it to their account. In addition, attendees will be given an introduction to EndNote and shown how to load search results from PubMed into their library, obtain the full text of select articles, organize a personal library (divide citations into groups), and email a compressed library to themselves.

The sessions are scheduled for July 13th from 12 to 1 p.m. and September 14th from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Graff Medical and Scientific Library (Library Conference Room, G112). Laptops will be provided. Please visit here to register.

For more information, contact Library Services at library@coh.org or ext. 87497.


New Scanners: Better Quality and Improved Efficiency

June 12, 2017

Library Services has added two new OpticBook A300 scanners to improve service to our patrons and other libraries. This new equipment contributes to a more efficient workflow and produces better quality scans. This change will impact ILLiad users who place document delivery service requests for journal articles and book chapters from our print collection, as well as other libraries via interlibrary loan requests.

The OpticBook A300 scanner located behind the front desk in the library is available to our users. Please ask library staff for assistance.

For more information, contact Library Services at library@coh.org or ext. 87497.


Suggest a Title for Our Career & Professional Development Collection

June 9, 2017

Library Services offers a small but robust Career & Professional Development Collection in the Graff Library.  We are looking to expand this collection to better support your needs.

Currently, the collection is comprised of around 275 titles on subjects such as grant and scientific writing, interview preparation, leadership skills and public speaking.

Many of the titles are related to City of Hope’s Learning and Personal Development Week speakers and classes as well as other institutional initiatives.

If you would like to make a author or title suggestion, please contact us at library@coh.org or ext. 87497.

 


Memorial Day Observance and After Hours Access to the Graff Library

May 25, 2017

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, the Library Services team will not staff the Lee Graff Medical and Scientific Library building Monday, May 29, 2017. We will respond to your questions and process interlibrary loan and document delivery requests on Tuesday, May 30.

Please remember that the City of Hope community may access the library anytime. Although the Graff Library building is staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., the building is available 365/24/7 via badge access at our back egress (near the Hilton building). For more information, refer to the After Hours brochure.

Please contact me, Andrea Lynch, director of Library Services, at alynch@coh.org or ext. 82520, with any questions, concerns, and/or comments.


New Online Talks Added

May 25, 2017

We have recently received and uploaded a new batch of electronic resources from HSTalks into our catalog. The library added this resource in late 2013 and has access to the full series of Biomedical & Life Sciences Lectures which contains over 2,000 online seminar style talks by the world’s leading experts on the latest research, developments and fundamentals of the field.

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Access these recordings through our Full Text Finder, catalog, HSTalks website, or by clicking on the links above.

Some of the new talks for 2017 include:

Have questions? Contact us at ext. 87497 or library@coh.org.


New LPDW Titles Available for Check Out

May 16, 2017

In February, City of Hope held its sixth annual Learning and Personal Development Week to foster learning and growth among employees. As in the past, the Graff Medical and Scientific Library has added a small collection of titles to complement the keynote speakers’ talks. These titles are available for check out immediately.

For more professional development resources, browse through the library’s Career and Professional Development Collection and titles from previous years of LPDW! Contact library staff (library@coh.org or ext. 87497) if you have any suggestions for titles that would assist you or your department with your professional growth.

 

Mark Sanborn “You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader: How Anyone Anywhere Can Make a Positive Difference” Monday, February 6, 2017.

 

You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader : How Anyone, Anywhere, Can Make a Positive Difference / Mark Sanborn. (2006)

 

 

 

Dave Fleming “All Together Now: Why Some Groups Work Magic and Why Some Don’t Work at All” Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

 

Tribal Alchemy : Mining Your Team’s Collective Ingenuity / Dave Fleming, Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

David Rock, Ph.D. “Rethinking Change: The Neuroscience of Agile Leadership” Thursday, February 9, 2017.

 

Your Brain at Work : Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Achieving All Day Long / David Rock.

 

 

 

In addition to these titles, we purchased a copy of Cal Newport’s Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, which was recommended by Mr. Sanborn during his keynote speech.

 

Deep Work : Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World / Cal Newport.