National Medical Librarians Month starts October 1st

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Obviously, geeky references and librarianship go hand in hand. This pleases me.

Seriously though, where has the time gone and how is it already a week from October? 2015 has been busy for our library staff, but we couldn’t ask for a better group of colleagues and students to be so busy for. Thanks for letting  us do what we do for you!

October 1st marks the beginning of National Medical Librarians month. The Medical Library Association dedicates each October to celebrating information professionals who provide expert assistance and guidance to students, faculty,  other health care providers and everyday consumers looking for health information inside health sciences and medical libraries.

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Our New Traveling Exhibit Is Here!

Come check out our newest traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine :“Every Necessary Care and Attention: George Washington & Medicine.”

George Washington

George Washington, by William Williams, 1794

Learn about the time in our country when the practice of medicine was slowly becoming a licensed profession. The exhibit features the history of George Washington and how his story is intertwined with the practice of medicine. Washington, who, although never wounded in battle, was injured several times while horseback riding, almost died from a severe case of dysentery, and who suffered from anthrax, pneumonia, and skin cancer. Washington’s wife, Martha, contracted measles soon after they married, and later suffered gall bladder disease. Both George and Martha Washington experienced seasonal malaria and lung problems. Finally, in their old age, they suffered from rheumatism, hearing loss, and loss of eyesight.

Come see our newest exhibit to learn why standard medical treatment was not able to save Washington from his final illness.

The exhibit, “Every Necessary Care and Attention: George Washington & Medicine,” will be on display in the library atrium through October 10, 2015.

NLM Exhibit: George Washington & Medicine

Our latest traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine, on display in the library atrium

Here’s What You Missed at Apple’s Big Event Yesterday

A giant iPad is here! 

The new 12.9" iPad Pro

The new 12.9″ iPad Pro

As we mentioned last week, Apple’s big keynote event was rumored to be in September this year. Yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the company’s latest generations of iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Here are some highlights:

  • A new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus
  • The new iPhones will be available in rose gold and will have new Apple custom alloy borrowed from the aerospace industry
  • iPhone will have stronger glass
  • Introducing 3D Touch technology; this works with Apple’s Force Touch (on Apple Watch and newer Macbooks) and allows users to peek or preview within an app or phone option with a light tap, and then fully open with a harder press
  • Improved camera on new iPhones
  • A new iPad Pro with a giant 12.9” screen
  • The new iPad Pro features a “smart” keyboard and a stylus called “Pencil”
  • iPad mini 4; a slightly thinner mini with a better camera
  • Apple Watch will soon have Facebook Messenger
  • A fourth generation Apple TV with a new OS called “tvOS” featuring voice control, Siri, Apple TV App Store, and universal search
  • Apple TV has a new remote control with a touchpad and motion control for a better gaming experience

Watch the Keynote in its entirety here: http://www.apple.com/apple-events/september-2015/

To read more about the latest Apple products announced yesterday, check out these websites:

http://techcrunch.com/2015/09/09/apple-unveils-the-ipad-pro/#.krmkjn:lVSA

http://www.theverge.com/2015/9/9/9288241/apple-ipad-pro-announced-specs-price-release-date

http://www.wired.com/2015/09/ipad-pro/

http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/09/09/apple-unveils-129-ipad-pro-with-smart-keyboard-and-apple-pencil-accessories

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/09/09/iphone-6s-apple-tv-and-ipad-pro-the-september-apple-event-live-blog/

http://www.cnet.com/products/apple-iphone-6s/

Tech Talk Thursday: Apple Harvests Early this Year

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Apple's September 2014 Keynote Event

Apple’s September 2014 Keynote Event

The greatly anticipated and legendary event that is Apple’s annual platform for debuting the cream of their product crop is rumored to be early this year. Usually Apple debuts new devices and software in October or November but this year it’s suggested to be sometime during the week of September 7th.

Some might say the date is irrelevant as 2015 promises to be a big year for new Apple products.

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