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May 2015

A New Spin on Teaching PubMed

FlippedClassroomEach year the library is offered an opportunity to introduce PubMed to first year medical students. As we began planning this year’s session, we decided to use the opportunity to deliver the instruction in a different way. Innovative methods of instruction are often discussed within the library community, one of which is the idea of a “flipped classroom.” A flipped classroom is a model of teaching where the lecture is viewed by students prior to class. Class time is then used for other learning activities.1 According to Youngkin, implementing a flipped classroom in medical education can be more efficient, more flexible, and lead to improved performance.2

Use NCBI’s SciENcv to Generate Your New NIH Biosketch

scienCVThe May 25th deadline for the required change in the NIH biosketch format is rapidly approaching. SciENcv, a new tool from NCBI, will help you quickly generate and manage biosketches for NIH and NSF.

Sharing Genomic Data: An Overview of NIH Policy

Does your research do all of the following?

If so, NIH policy now requires you to share your data. To learn more, keep reading.

Native Voices Exhibit on Display Now through May 31

The Native Voices Exhibit explores how wellness and illness are related to cultural life among Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Hear actual interviews from over 100 people who are from and/or work for Native communities. Visit the Native Voices Exhibit on the upper floor of Falk Library during regular open hours.


HSLS Staff News

The HSLS Staff News section includes recent HSLS presentations, publications, staff changes, staff promotions, degrees earned, etc.


Kate Flewelling, outreach coordinator, NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region, has been appointed Section Council liaison to the Medical Library Association (MLA) Membership Committee for a three-year term and was also appointed to MLA’s Eliot Prize Jury for a one-year term.

Classes May 2015

HSLS offers classes on database searching, software applications such as Prezi, bibliographic management, molecular biology and genetics, and library orientations. For more information, visit the online course descriptions.