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Enhanced Space for Learning  external link

We began to transform the journal stacks landscape in Ebling during the fall of 2015, removing or relocating 100,000 journals from the 3rd floor “bar” area. In 2017 renovation and construction began, and on April 4th, 2018, we had our first formal glimpses of the new space. The majority of the area on the left hand side became the Interactive Learning Center, which will accommodate hundreds of students and other participants in a variety of online or team learning opportunities.

Outside the learning area is an area for single or group study and a pantry for students to use for their formal or informal dining needs. On the right side of the “bar” is the Wichman Clinical Teaching & Assessment Center, a series of clinic rooms for working with standardized patients. The excitement is palpable, new space, new neighbors, new opportunities for students to be at the top of their academic experience. As the renovation, architect and construction crews put on the finishing touches, we take this opportunity to say thank you. What a journey!

Before: Journal stacks on the east side of Ebling Library

After: Looking east at the new Interactive Learning Center Area

After: Looking west at the new Wichman Clinical Teaching & Assessment Center

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Body of Work: Selections from Ebling’s Historical Exhibitions, 2005-2015  external link

Since 2005 our Historical Reading Room, on the 3rd floor has periodically had historical exhibitions installed in its display cases. The varied exhibitions have incorporated books, journals and artifacts from Ebling’s Rare Books & Special Collections, a Collection that covers the 15th century forward. Over the years we have had guest curators like Gerald Estes and Annette Yonke who shared their stamp and postcard collection on medical care and transport during WWI, and Meredith Torre and Kala Kluender, two students who created displays on the history of herbal medicines and the history of midwifery in Wisconsin.

Over the years, I have created exhibitions that complemented the UW’s Common Book Reading Program Go Big Read, adding substance to books like Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food and Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lack’s with exhibitions called It’s Good for You: 100 Years of the Art & Science of Eating and Informing Consent: Unwitting Subjects in Medicine’s Pursuit of Beneficial Knowledge. Exhibits on the Civil War, exhibits highlighting our anatomical and clinical texts and traveling exhibits on African American Surgeons, Women in Medicine and Global Health have all been “brought to life,” in the Historical Reading Room.

I am most proud of three installations, Skeletons in the Attic: 100 Years of Medical Education at UW-Madison, Seaworthy: A History of Maritime Health & Medicine and Fallout: The Mixed Blessing of Radiation & the Public Health– in all cases maximizing the use of archival photos, artifacts, books and journals to illustrate the conjunctions that happen between clinical practice, scientific research, public health, nursing, pharmacy and the social, cultural, economic and political framework that exists during a historical era.

Body of Work: Selections from Ebling’s Historical Exhibitions 2005-2015 offers highlights from previous exhibits, hopefully whetting the appetite for a work in progress: Impact: Spanish Influenza, World War I and Advertising in 1918, opening in Fall of 2018. Do come see some of Ebling’s treasures, now through the summer. Please contact Micaela Sullivan-Fowler for additional information. micaela.sullivn-fowler@wisc.edu

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Successful UW Science Expeditions  external link

Thank you and congratulations to all who came or volunteered for the UW Science Exhibitions 2018. As one of the former organizers of this research/science rich event, I can tell you that the energy and engagement was stellar. The comments were endlessly affirming, the experiment “stations” were lively, and the volunteers at the Stations were bashful (not!). We calculate that about 700 kids and their grownups came through the Health Sciences Learning Center, the School of Nursing and the School of Pharmacy on Sunday the 9th; proving once again that science in all its forms and applications is a force to be reckoned with.

In addition to Exploration Stations on swallowing, hand hygiene, DNA research, glass blowing, anesthesiology, capillary action and memory, Ebling Library had its own student staff ready to answer questions about health information databases. So many children lined up to make the Velcro skeleton that we had to refill the jellybean bowl countless times, and it gave us an opportunity to talk about the library’s resources with their parents. An engaging time was had by all!

Ebling’s Ann Schaenzer and Nick Trautner

Ebling’s Station, and on the bottom left, Vic from a School of Pharmacy Station

Two volunteers from the WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) Station

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UW Science Expeditions 2018- Participate in all things Science!  external link

On Sunday, April 8th, 2018, join countless scientists, clinicians, health sciences students, researchers, postdocs, and outreach specialists while they demonstrate the work they are doing at UW. The 16th Annual UW Science Expeditions is open to the public from 12:00-4:00 in the Health Sciences Learning Center Atrium at 750 Highland Ave. Please note the new time for this year, and bring nieces, nephews, grandparents…kids of all ages!

Last year nearly 700 children and their families toured the UW Hospital’s Clinical Simulation Program and visited “Exploration Stations” highlighting UW’s health science and clinical research. Ebling Library will have a Station, where you can learn how to optimally find health care resources. Across the street, the UW School of Nursing and the School of Pharmacy will have Exploration Stations. Please join us this year, it promises to be, as always, full of “I never knew that ” moments. For additional information click here.

Archival photos from previous years…
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Ebling Library’s Sam Watson helps a young visitor learn about “what’s inside.”

SE2 UW Hospital Surgical Residents helped out.

SE3 “What’s in the box?”

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Enjoy Your Spring Break  external link

Our peeps are leaving in droves. Spring Break, 2018. Be careful out there, students, faculty, colleagues and friends. Travel safely, come back restored! Yours, the Ebling Staff. P.S. On Wednesday, April 4th there is an All (Health Sciences) Schools Party to celebrate our renovations. Look at your School website for details.

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March is National Reading Awareness Month  external link

March is National Reading Awareness month. It’s mainly about increasing literacy and interest in childhood. Still, we in the library biz promote reading for all ages, for education, awareness, and in the best of all worlds, for its therapeutic value. Nothing like a good book to excite, give solace, give you a new perspective. If you are reading a novel, some eye-opening non-fiction, or have discovered a really good blog, share the title on Ebling’s FB. Post a selfie with you and the book. If we were awarding points, extra points for a book you checked out from Ebling!

Pictured, Amanda Axel, former Ebling student assistant, now UW Alum, and a professional archivist!

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Browzine for Your Journal Needs  external link

BrowZine is an app for your mobile device or computer that allows you to easily monitor, brows, read and save full text journal articles. Last year, over 23,000 tables of contents were reviewed by UW-Madison affiliates collectively spending over 480 hours viewing articles using BrowZine.

BrowZine users have become accustomed to:

• Making custom bookshelves of their favorite journals
• Getting alerts of new articles
• Accessing the full text of articles
• Saving articles for reading later
• Sending articles to Dropbox, Zotero or other services

Recently new features have been added to BrowZine including:

• The ability to sync Bookshelves between your mobile devices and computer
• Accessing saved articles via My Articles on all your devices and computer
• The option to read articles offline

Click BrowZine to get started.

Videos are available here.

Ask questions about or help with BrowZine.

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Get Good Results with Scopus  external link

Scopus is reportedly “the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources”. Half of the Scopus content comes from outside the U.S., making its over 65 million citations an essential destination for resources in all disciplines such as medical, scientific, technical, social sciences, arts and humanities. Scopus includes all of the journals indexed in Embase, Compendex (Engineering), and MEDLINE. Embase is a very large global biomedical database that covers nearly 3000 journals not included in MEDLINE.

Scopus is especially robust if you are looking for drug literature. Even if you’ve searched in PubMed, Scopus gives you a more comprehensive return when searching for information about pharmaceuticals or medical devices.

The Scopus database also provides powerful citation analysis tools for articles, authors, institutions and journal metrics.

Alternatively, access Scopus from Ebling’s Top Databases column from on and off campus (for those with a NetID).

If you are wondering how Scopus may help with your research or clinical practice or how it compares to other databases such as PubMed or Web of Science, please contact us.

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Data Slam (and Pizza) Thursday, February 15th  external link

Open Meetup! Call for storytellers!

To celebrate Love Data Week, Research Data Services, Ebling Library, and Open Meetup are hosting a Data Story Slam! We’re looking for 10-12 storytellers to each tell a five minute data story. This can be free form, a slide presentation, a poem, or anything else. University staff, academic staff, and all students are invited.

When: Thursday, 2/15 noon-1:30pm
Where: Wisconsin Idea Room, Room 159 of the Education Building on Bascom Mall

Sign up to share your story here. Use the form to sign up until the day of the event (February 15). A signup sheet will be available at the event as well.

Themes for this year are:
• Stories about data
• Telling stories with data
• Connection conversations (collaborations between departments)
• We are data (the implications of personal data)

We’ll have refreshments, also feel free to bring your own lunch.

Questions?
Contact: Heather Shimon, heather.shimon@wisc.edu, 608-263-6563

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Writing Retreat Opportunity at Ebling  external link

A Writer’s Retreat

When: Wednesday March 7th, 2018
Time: 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Where: Third floor of Ebling Library, Room 3302 and 3330- look for signs.
Cost: Free

Limited to 20 participants. Registration for March 7th.

AND

When: Thursday, April 19th, 2018
Time: 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Where: Third floor of Ebling Library, Room 3302 and 3330- look for signs.
Cost: Free

Limited to 20 participants. Registration for April 19th.

It’s probably time to get moving with your term paper, dissertation, thesis, novel, research project, or other major writing project. Time is exactly what a writer’s retreat offers. Retreat participants will engage in brief goal-setting exercises followed by time to write. Writing Center staff will be on hand for consultation. Registration is limited to 20 participants for each section, so sign up early. See links above.

Questions? Contact the Writing Center directly at 263-1992 or classes@writing.wisc.edu

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