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Dartmouth College Library October ConferenceMaking Connections & Cultivating Community
Dartmouth’s October Conference for New England Academic Librarians 

This year’s conference focuses on the collaborative role that academic libraries can play within their communities. Presentations will include examples of library-IT collaborations, libraries that work with young people in the community, multi-type library collaborations, projects in which librarians and faculty work together, a town-gown event, and more. See the program for details.

Date: Friday, October 18, 2013

Location: Alumni Hall in the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College

Registration fee: $85 (includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch)

Please register early to avoid disappointment; attendance is capped at 120.

To register and for more information, including the program, please visit the conference web site at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~biomed/octcon2013/ .

If you have a question about registration, please contact Peggy Sleeth at Margaret.K.Sleeth@Dartmouth.EDU or 603-650-1635.


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memorial day imageMonday, May 27, 2013  Memorial Day


Matthews-Fuller Health
Sciences Library:


Dana Biomedical Library
@37 Dewey Field Road

General Public: CLOSED
Dartmouth IDs:
7:30am – Midnight
Medical & Grad Students:
24 Hours






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book exchange summer readingLooking for something fun to read this summer? Want to take a break from your studying or grant writing? Look for the “Book Exchange” shelves at both Dana Library and the Matthews-Fuller Library. We offer a variety of donated books, including popular fiction titles, non-fiction, occasional movies, and childrens’ books. We invite you to take a book with you — no need to check the book out at the Circulation Desk. You can return it whenever you’d like, replace it with a different book, or keep it! We also welcome your donations to the collection. Simply drop off a book or two with the Circulation Desk, and we will make sure it gets on the shelf.

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Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library

Friday, December 23            Closed
Saturday, December 24       Closed
Sunday, December 25           Closed
Monday, December 26         Closed
Tuesday, December 27        8am – 5pm
Wednesday, December 28  8am – 5pm
Thursday, December 29      8am – 5pm
Friday, December 30            8am – 5pm
Saturday, December 31       Closed
Sunday, January 1                 Closed
Monday, January 2               Closed
Tuesday, January 3    Resume Normal Hours

Dana Biomedical Library

Monday, December 19             7:30am – 5pm
Tuesday, December 20            8am – 5pm
Wednesday, December 21      8am – 5pm
Thursday, December 22          8am – 5pm
Dana will be CLOSED from Friday, December 23,
through Sunday, January 1, 2012
Monday, January 2                   3pm – Midnight
Tuesday, January 3                   Resume Normal Hours

Biomedical Libraries Document Delivery Service
The document delivery office will be CLOSED from December 22, 2011, through January 2, 2012. The DartDoc system will be available during this time for making new requests and those requests will be processed as quickly as possible when normal hours resume on January 3, 2012.

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With Halloween just around the corner, there are a few things to keep in mind to remain healthy and safe. This exciting time of year for little ones can sometimes result in inconveniences like a tummy ache or something more unfortunate such as an injury.

First the Healthday News Service explains that “the number of U.S. kids injured on Halloween is scary.” Their article dated October 9, 2011 states that “experts warn that children are at 4 times the risk of being hit by a car on October 31st than any other night.” Click here for the full article.

Also, as described in The Science of the Total Environment (March, 2009), “Seasonal and holiday items are inexpensive and often directed specifically toward children, yet the use of lead paints in these products has not been widely recognized.” The objective of this study was to determine just how much lead is found in these types of seasonal products.

And lastly, some of you may recall hearing of local hospitals offering to screen your child’s Halloween candy. This has been going on for many years. The study mentioned in The Annals of Emergency Medicine (October, 1993), explains that “Data were collected from area medical centers that were screening Halloween candy. The ability to detect small sharp items was tested at five centers.”

A few examples of what could go badly. Of course, having eaten too many sweets will result in an upset tummy almost every time! Here’s to an enjoyable and safe Halloween holiday.

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