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LibWire Library News: LibWire Library News

The latest news from the ACPHS Library

September 2022 News

Begin at the Library...

Welcome back to campus -- and to the first edition of the LibWire newsletter where we will be sharing library updates and tips with you monthly. We are so excited to have you back!

We've been busy this summer sprucing up the library with a refreshed look. You'll find new furniture and carpet plus other touches. Return to the library or come on over for the first time to discover your own nooks for studying and collaboration. 

In our Resource Spotlight we are excited to highlight the latest edition of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine with its new chapter on disparities in healthcare. If you are interested in exploring more on this topic check out our Impact of Race in Healthcare guide. Faculty who would like a guide tailored for your course can let us know by filling out the form.

This month we will be welcoming first year students into the library for their General Biology library orientation. We'll also be teaching in Principles of Communication, Foundations of Pharmacy, and Drug Information and Scientific Literature Evaluation courses. For faculty who wish to have library educational sessions in their classes, fill out a form to start working with us. We can create in synchronous or asynchronous teaching sessions, course guides and interactive tutorials.

The new semester marks new beginnings. Make us your starting place for questioning, exploring, and learning. Begin at the Library.

Top 5 Library Tips for Starting Your Semester

1. Download the printer driver to your laptop in advance before you are in a rush to print.

2. Bookmark the library’s homepage. Starting your searches here ensures you can get into all our resources from wherever you are -- on or off campus.

3. Visit the library. We have lots of orientations going on this month so you can stop by and learn about our space and services.

4. Check out new study spaces on the 2nd floor. It’s helpful for productivity and well-being to have your workspace be separate from your fun space so come on over to find your favorite study spot.

5. Don’t forget to take study breaks. The library offers leisure reading and audiobooks from Overdrive. While the weather is nice check out beach blankets and chairs from the User Services Desk so you can relax on the green.

What's New... PharmacyLibrary and more!

The library now provides access to APhA's Pharmacy Library. This resource provides full text access to APhA books such as The Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs as well as a wealth of teaching cases, interactive assessment tools and other features.

In addition to LibWire, Pan the ACPHS Panther has been busy reading our new books this summer. Click on New Books to the right too see his complete reading list! Want to recommend something? Let us know!

While you're at it, take our survey for Banned Books Week and find out the most challenged book of 2021.

Make COVID History

The Archives is curating a collection about the ACPHS experience of the COVID pandemic. We invite you to contribute items and materials. Contact the Archivist for more information.

Want to see more ACPHS history? Visit our Digital Archives.

Resource of the Month

Upcoming Events


Spotlight on... Banned Books Week

September 18 - 24 is Banned Books Week. Censorship divides us.  Read a banned book this month.

Banned Books Week logo
What was the most challenged book of 2021?
The Hate U Give: 1 votes (33.33%)
This Book is Gay: 2 votes (66.67%)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: 0 votes (0%)
Gender Queer: 0 votes (0%)
The Bluest Eye: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 3

Faculty Corner

Faculty Orientations

Library orientations for faculty -- both new faculty and those who would like a refresher -- will take place in October. Stay tuned for dates.

Library Liaisons

The Library provides library liaison services to ACPHS faculty. We welcome the opportunity to work closely with faculty to provide tailored library services for your classes, research and P&T portfolio. Find your library liaison here.

Library Instruction

Please complete the Faculty Request for Library Instruction form to schedule one or more sessions for your classes. We look forward to working with you!