Archive for January, 2012

A librarian is coming to the Life Sciences Center.  Starting this Friday a Biomedical Librarian (usually Pamela Bagley, the library liaison to Biology) will be available in the LSC Gallery Fridays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  No appointment is necessary–just drop by with questions about  literature searches, EndNote or RefWorks or any other library or information related topics.  Please refer students as well.  And remember, you can contact Pamela at any time at pamela.bagley@dartmouth.edu.


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Photography by Eddie Ruhland at Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library

The latest exhibit at Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library features photographs taken by Eddie Ruhland. Eddie, a fourth year MD/MBA student at Dartmouth Medical School and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, spent two years in Vanuatu, an island nation in the South Pacific, as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Vanuatu, located 1,000 miles east of Australia and is made up of 83 volcanic islands. Eddie has a remarkable insight into the beauty of this island nation. His photographs are on display from January 2012 through April 2012.

Photography by Christine Claudino at Dana Biomedical Library

About the Exhibit:
My lack of gardening skills has inspired me to capture nature’s beauty whenever it passes me by. I especially enjoy capturing flowers in bloom. I’ve spent the past year and a half working on a series of flowers I call Forever Blooming.  These photos will displayed on the first floor of Dana Biomedical Library from January 16 – March 31, 2012.

Christine’s Bio:
The blizzard of ’78 greeted my parents when they set foot on American soil. Their final destination was Boston, but the plane was rerouted to New York due to the blizzard. The snowy weather was drastically different from their sunny hometown islands they left behind in Azores, Portugal. They officially met and got married after arriving in Boston.

I was born and raised outside of Boston. My interest in art started at a young age. I’ve used many different mediums over the years and continue to experiment with them. My interest in photography was actually an added benefit to my painting. Initially I took photographs of places, people, and flowers in order to paint them. As my photography improved I received a Cannon Rebel as a gift. The new digital camera was intimidating at first, but through experimentation I have been fortunate enough to capture these unique images.

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Smart MedicineSmart Medicine: How the Changing Role of Doctors will Revolutionize Health Care
Matthews-Fuller Library: Consumer Health
RA418.5.M4 H36 2011

Technology is forever changing the way medical professionals work and interact. This book looks at the future of medicine and how patients will navigate healthcare settings that have been revolutionized by computers and social media. This book is an encouraging look at the healthcare workplace setting in the years ahead.  This is an approachable book that opens a window on the future of medicine.

Breast Cancer



Breast cancer : What You Need to Know–Now
Matthews -Fuller Library: Consumer Health
RC280.B8 Q52 2011

This book is a helpful guide for understanding the options available today for breast cancer. Produced by the American Cancer Society, it has the best and latest information on the subject and will be useful to anyone seeking solid information presented in a straight forward and practical way.  This is an excellent resource.

Brain Works



Brainworks: The Mind-Bending Ccience of How You See, What You Think, and Who You Are
Matthews-Fuller Library: Consumer Health
BF441 .S94 2011

The human brain is a biological super computer, full of complexity and miraculous intricacy, and the subject of this companion to the PBS special. This book presents the human brain and neuroscience in an immediately personal way so the reader may identify with and come to understand the workings of this thinking organ.  An amusing and engaging book, it will teach the reader a lot about the wonders of the human mind.

Way of the Panda



The way of the panda: The Curious History of China’s Political Animal
Dana Library
QL737.C214 N53 2011

Given as international gifts to favored foreign nations, the panda is the symbol of China. The panda has played a key role in diplomacy from Richard Nixon’s historic visit to the breeding programs of today.  The Way of the Panda looks at this endangered animal that has found a place in every important zoo in the world, and the historical role it has played in international relationships.




RNA: Life’s Indispensable Molecule
Dana Library
QP623 .D37 2011

This wonderful book looks at RNA and its role in biology. From the discovery of the RNA molecule to today’s cutting edge research, the author goes through a historical examination of this building block of life.  RNA: Life’s Indispensable Molecule is a superbly focused look at the science surrounding this remarkable molecule.

Cuba's Flora and Fauna



Illustrating Cuba’s Flora and Fauna
Dana Library
QH109.C9 C84 2002

This book was prepared for an exhibition at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Known as the Pearl of the Antilles, the island of Cuba has a rich and diverse ecosystem that has inspired Cuerto’s finely depicted illustrations for this book. The flora and the fauna of that great island are rendered with exquisite detail.

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Laura Cousineau will become the Director of the Biomedical Libraries in the Dartmouth College Library, effective January 16, 2012. Prior to coming to Dartmouth, Laura was the Assistant Director for Program Development and Resource Integration, at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Laura concurrently was an Associate Professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, where she was the Co-Director of the Residency Evidenced-Based Medicine Program, and Associate Professor in the College of Nursing, both at MUSC. Early in her career, Laura held a series of increasingly responsible positions in the Duke University Libraries, culminating as the Head of the Lilly Library.

Laura holds an undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University in business management, the masters of library science from North Carolina Central University, and the Diplôme Supérieur de la Langue Franҫaise from the Sorbonne. Laura was a National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Fellow in 2008-09 and was awarded the Academic Medical Librarian of the Year in 2008 by the Southern Chapter of the Medical Libraries Association.

“It is a great honor to be part of Dartmouth,” notes Cousineau. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Dartmouth’s outstanding faculty, clinicians, and students, together with the superb staff of the Biomedical Libraries of the Dartmouth College Library. I will be arriving at a time when interprofessional collaborations in the life sciences offer new opportunities for the Biomedical Libraries to create contributions for the institution.”

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NEMJ 200 logoNEJM is 200! A special anniversary issue kicks off the celebration, with an editorial reflection, a history of NEJM, and the first in a series of review articles that will tell the story of progress in medicine over the last 200 years. You’ll see new NEJM200 articles every other week in 2012.  Full article.

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Go Tom and Heather!

Thank You Poster from TDI

Take a look at our “thank you” poster! This is the work of students from The Dartmouth Institute (TDI). These students recently showed their appreciation of two of our Research and Education Librarians, Tom Mead and Heather Blunt, for all the assistance they provided in the TDI course, “Inferential Methods and Systematic Review.” We are hanging it proudly on the Circulation/Reference Desk at Matthews-Fuller. It will be making its way to Dana Library for display in early January. Tom and Heather work very closely with TDI students in this course each fall. They clearly make a big impact.

Nice work, Tom and Heather!

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