Five Apps For Summer Travel to Check Out Before Your Next Trip

Summer is in full swing and that often means planning and taking a vacation. Next Monday, July 24 the library will be hosting its annual Summer HSL Info Expo and the session will be all about travel, including our popular “Apps & Gadgets” segment. Today we’re bringing you 5 fun and helpful apps to help you have the best summer trip/weekend getaway/international adventure ever!

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Tech Talk Thursday: Apps & Gadgets – Bonus Edition!

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Today is HSL Info Expo day! By popular demand, we’ll be showcasing some cool “Apps & Gadgets.” This winter’s Info Expo theme is “New Year, New You” and we’ll be focusing on exercise, fitness, and nutrition apps and gadgets to help you meet your goals for a better you in 2017. We could go and on and on about this subject because there are SO many cool gizmos out there, especially when it comes to health and fitness, but since we’re limited to just fifteen minutes, we thought we would bring you some of the apps and gadgets that didn’t make the cut (but are still pretty awesome, and you should totally check them out!).

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Fun (and informative) things for Staff at the HSL!

No one could ever deny that we love what we do for our students each and every day – our fun posts across our various social media platforms make that pretty obvious. While most of our efforts are directed at preparing our students for life after medical school, we want our staff at the College of Medicine to know that we’re here for them as well! Here’s a short list of offerings from the Health Sciences Library that we hope our staff keep in mind and take advantage of. Continue reading

Apps & Gadgets: Holiday Shopping Bonus Edition

A big thank you to all who attended our Winter 2015 HSL Info Expo last Thursday! The library team presented on a variety of technology topics, with our usual dose of fun and some holiday good cheer. Our newest segment, Apps & Gadgets, made a return appearance, and this time it was all about holiday shopping.

We always have far more content to share with our guests than time permits, so today we’re bringing you Apps & Gadgets: Holiday Shopping Bonus Edition! Here are the cool apps and gadgets that didn’t make it into our presentation, but that you should definitely check out before the holiday shopping season comes to an end.

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Info Expo Summer 2015 Technology Symposium – Our Take

Last Thursday, the Health Sciences Library team hosted another edition of our popular lunch and learn-esque series, the HSL Info Expo! Thanks again to everyone that was able to attend. We tried something a little different this time, opting to host the event in the summer instead of the spring as is typical, and gave the event a more conference/symposium feel to suit the information that was being provided (usually we do some sort of theme). We had a great time! These selfie-stick pictures seem to indicate that many of our attendees also enjoyed the session:

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Tech Talk Thursday: A Quick Preview of the Myo

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Myo ArmbandHats off to the savvy and forward thinking minds at Thalmic Labs where they have combined biometrics with technology. The Myo (pronounced “my-oh!”) is a gesture control armband that can be worn by business professionals, engineers, and gamers alike! By using sensors to read your arm’s ligament movements, the Myo acts as a hands free controller for your presentation, robot or droid, or (best of all) game! Bringing presentations to a whole new level, this new gadget is sure to impress!

 

There will be a live demo of the Myo at the HSL Info Expo – Summer  2015 Technology Symposium. Look out for your invitation soon!

 

To learn more about the Myo, follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWu9TFJjHaM

Thanks for attending the Spring 2013 Info Expo!

Thanks so much to everyone that attended our Spring Info Expo last Thursday! We’re so glad that everyone had fun and had an opportunity to learn about the exciting things we’re working on this year. This was certainly our largest turnout yet, so here’s to an even bigger and better Info Expo in the fall!

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Get pumped – Info Expo is almost here!

Get ready for March Madness-inspired shenanigans in Room 211 today at noon as the Health Sciences Library staff presents our 3rd Annual Spring Info Expo! We look forward to seeing those of you that RSVP’d, so we hope you’re excited for all of the fun activities we have planned. There will be demos of some neat new tools, great food, and of course, our always popular prize raffle at the end! Be sure to look out for our follow-up blog post for pictures of the event.

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The Fall 2012 HSL Info Expo is here!

It’s almost time! The 3rd Annual Fall HSL Info Expo is ready to kick-off at 12pm today, so if you RSVP’d to attend, we do hope to see many of you in attendance! Get ready for great information, food, games, and prizes. We’ll post a wrap-up of the event with pictures on this blog afterwards for everyone to enjoy, so please check back.

And of course, after the Expo, please come by the library again at 3:00pm to partake in Popcorn Day!