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Take a Peek…New from Ebling  external link

The Ebling Library website will be changing soon – our first major redesign since 2011! We’ll be moving to a version of the UW campus WordPress theme, like so many other Schools and Departments.

The beta version of the site is here. Tell us what you think, whether you’d like to be part of a user group, how we can continue to improve. Even before the launch in early June, drop us a line: eblingweb@hsl.wisc.edu. Some sections of the site may still transition through the summer, but the bulk of what you need is easily available from the home page.

Other than the overall look, major changes include:

1) Search or browse journals using the BrowZine built in medical taxonomy

2) When possible, links to full text from PubMed will bypass the extra step of selecting a source using LibKey

3) Subject guides have been integrated into the campus guides system for consistency and discoverability

4) This will also be the end of our separate mobile website, now that we’ll have a new, responsive design

5) The Campus Events Calendar will be available and the NEWS and images throughout the site will be enhanced.

Ebling staff would like to thank our beloved colleague, Rebecca Holz for her early work on our completely hand-crafted, home-grown site and Allan Barclay for his previous work with Rebecca and his current attention to this fully WordPress-driven version. We are excited to share it with you all. Again, let us know what you think. Contact us at: eblingweb@hsl.wisc.edu

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Traveling Nursing Exhibit just outside Ebling Library  external link

The Ebling Library is hosting the National Library of Medicine’s latest traveling exhibit, Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection.

The banners will be displayed the the Health Sciences Learning Center at 750 Highland Ave., just outside Ebling Library on the 2nd floor landing. The exhibit runs from May 13th through June 22nd, 2019.

The exhibit explores a unique archive of 2,588 postcards and over 100 years of images of nurses and the nursing profession from around the world, investigating the hold these images exert on the public imagination—then and now.The postcard is a fleeting and widespread art form influenced by popular ideas about social and cultural life in addition to fashions in visual style. Nurses and nursing have been the frequent subjects of postcards for over one hundred years. In fact, no other art form has illustrated the nursing profession so profusely using such a variety of artistic styles and images.

These images of nurses and nursing are informed by cultural values; ideas about women, men, and work; and attitudes toward class, race, and national differences. By documenting the relationship of nursing to significant forces in 20th-century life, such as war and disease, these postcards reveal how nursing was seen during those times.

The six-banner traveling exhibition highlights only a small selection from the 2,588 postcards of The Zwerdling Postcard Collection, but over 500 more are available to view in the exhibition’s online digital gallery.

Questions? Please contact the School of Nursing’s liaison librarian, Mary Hitchcock, mary.hitchcock@wisc.edu or 608 263-9332

After viewing Pictures of Nursing, come up to the Historical Reading Room on the 3rd floor and visit Ebling’s own exhibition, Staggering Losses: World War 1 & the Influenza Pandemic of 1918, which also includes postcards, and the inclusion of nurses in its narrative.

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Data Carpentry Workshop  external link

This is a great opportunity for collegial learning in the new Interactive Learning Rooms in the Health Sciences Learning Center!

This hands-on Data Carpentry workshop teaches basic concepts, skills and tools for working more effectively with health science related data. The workshop is for any researcher who has data they want to analyze, and no prior computational experience is required. Event hosted by the Data Science Hub

Please register early, as the workshop is open to the entire campus. Registration fee covers morning coffee, lunch is available at the UW Hospital Cafeteria, a short walk away.

The Basics:

When: Tuesday and Wednesday, June 11-12, from 8:30 am- 4:30 pm, both days.

Where: Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC) 750 Highland Ave.

Rooms: Interactive Learning Center at HSLC, 3rd floor, Rooms 3110 A & C (accessible from the elevator on the 1st floor, then exit elevator and take 1st right, if you’ve come into the Ebling Library, you have gone too far. There will be signs.)

Contact: Please email: facilitator@datascience.wisc.edu for more information.

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Time for Finals  external link

Ebling staff would like to help you manage the stress of those pending finals. If a part of the Library is too loud, please let someone at the desk know, and we will try to remedy the situation.

Periodically, treats will be on the front table by Ebling’s entrance and you can sometimes find a (quiet) group study room on the 3rd floor. The big Historical Reading Room (HRR), also on the 3rd floor, might also offer some quiet.

There are coloring book pages on the coffee table in the HRR, and an exhibition about WW1, which might offer some perspective on feeling too overwhelmed by your spring studies. At least you don’t have to survive real trench warfare.

Let us know if you need anything. Good luck on finals and have a safe summer.

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Successful 17th UW Science Expeditions  external link

Thank you and congratulations to all who came or volunteered for the UW Science Exhibitions 2019. The comments were endlessly affirming, the experiment “stations” were lively, and the volunteers at the Stations (including health sciences students) were amazing.

We calculated that about 600-800 children 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. This year the historical Staggering Losses exhibition on the 3rd floor was a destination visited by countless visitors interested in WW1 and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918.

From history to demonstrations on hearing, hand hygiene, robotic simulation, DNA research, glass blowing, opioid awareness, anesthesiology, capillary action and memory, attendees of all ages learned the ins and outs of scientific research! Ebling’s Velcro skeleton “puzzle” proved as successful as ever and gave us an opportunity to talk about the library’s resources with their parents. An engaging time was had by all!

Drug Literacy Volunteers

Kids and Organs

More with Organs

Hearing

Skeleton Puzzle

Danny (volunteer) had the quickest time with skeleton puzzle.

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New Edition Available  external link

Please enjoy the most recent version of The Ebling Post

From librarian Michael Venner’s retirement to noise mitigation initiatives, from Ebling Staff News to a popular exhibition on the health science aspects of WW1, from our soon to be launched web site to our staff’s publications, the Ebling Post brings you up to date on Ebling’s resources and services to you, our patrons.

If you’d like to subscribe to the Post, please click here. Up to date news on Ebling, send directly to your email.

Thank you.

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UW Science Expeditions 2019- Participate in all things Science (and History)!  external link

On Sunday, April 7th, 2019, join countless scientists, clinicians, health sciences students, researchers, postdocs, and outreach specialists while they demonstrate the work they are doing at UW. The 17th 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. It is free and you are welcome to bring nieces, nephews, grandparents…kids of all ages!

New this year…Ebling Library’s curator, Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, will be shepherding groups to Ebling’s 3rd floor Historical Reading Room for tours of the current historical exhibition: Staggering Losses: WW1 & the Influenza Pandemic of 1918. The exhibition is usually NOT open to the public on weekends, so this is a great opportunity for older students and adults to view the stories about health care’s relationship to the war.

Last year nearly 700 children and their families “Exploration Stations” highlighting UW’s health science and clinical research. 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.

From last year’s UW Science Expeditions…

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One Medical Student, Two Fathers  external link

Spring Break, 2019, where first year medical student, Alexis Abrego took the opportunity to hang out with two original copies of Vesalius (“father” of modern anatomy) and her very own father, Pablo Abrego, M.D. a nephrologist practicing in Wausau, Wisconsin.

The copies of De Humani are the 1st and 2nd editions from the late 16th century. We were over the moon…You too can look at books from Ebling’s Rare Books and Special Collections. (15th-early 20th centuries). Contact: micaela.sullivan-fowler@wisc.edu

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Enjoy Your Spring Break  external link

Our peeps are leaving in droves. Spring Break, 2019 (March 16th-March 24th). Be careful out there, students, faculty, colleagues and friends. Travel safely, come back restored! Yours, the Ebling Staff.

P.S. On Monday, April 1st there is an All (Health Sciences) Schools Party in the HSLC Atrium. Look at your School website for details.

P.S.S. Ebling Library will be open during the break. Bring us something back from Cancun if you happen to go…

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Match Day Celebration (and NOISE!)  external link

Your 4th year medical student classmates are celebrating a milestone on Friday, March 15th. Match Day! They will find out where there residency training will take place (somewhere in the United States). This year’s announcements and festivities are taking place on the 3rd floor of the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC) on the south side bar area, in the Interactive Learning Rooms, near the elevator.

Over 150 students and their families and friends will be occupying that area, the area near the group study rooms, and flowing through the Ebling Library and its hallways and overpasses.

The Library will NOT be a quiet place to study at least from 8:30 am to 12:30 p.m.

The place is, shall we say, going to get lit.

It will be loud.
It will be congested.
It will be exciting.

So, you may want to consider another space to study on Friday the 15th, or bring those ear covering protectors and put them OVER the free ear plugs you can pick up at Ebling’s Service Desk.

Our apologies for the disruption, but also, our congratulations to the 4th years. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

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