The Library is open!

The Boston Children’s Hospital Medical Library and Archives are now open and resuming regular hours of operation (Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm and 8:15 am-3:45 pm, respectively) at our beautiful new location!

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Desks with a view at the new BCH Medical Library

The new library is located on the fifth floor of the Longwood Center, LC 5110. The Longwood Center is at the corner of Longwood and Brookline, just past the Galleria. It is the tall glass building above Pret A Manger and Caffè Nero.

A Satellite Library will open on Farley 1st Floor later this year. We will also begin bringing services to you with a Pop-Up Library on the main campus. Stay tuned for more information about the Pop-Up Library schedule and locations!

All current Library services will continue. Now and in the future, you can email library@childrens.harvard.edu, call us at 617-355-7232, or chat with us online to ask questions, request articles and literature searches, and inquire about any of the services we offer.

We thank you for your patience throughout our move, and we look forward to continuing to work with you at the BCH Medical Library and Archives at the Longwood Center, the Satellite Library, the Pop-Up Library, and virtually!

We hope to see you soon!

-Meaghan, Jessica, Emily, Alina, and Becky

Meaghan Muir, Manager of Library Services
Jessica LaBrie, Librarian
Emily Schon, Librarian
Alina Morris, Archivist
Becky Fullerton, Archivist

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Books to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 – October 15. Come to the library to check out these featured books, including books about the Latino/a experience in history and medicine and books by Latino/a authors:

Nonfiction:

  • cocuyosMarie Arana. American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood
  • Richard Blanco. The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood
  • Juana Bordas. The Power of Latino Leadership: Culture, Inclusion, and Contribution
  • Carlos Eire. Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy
  • Stephanie Elizondo Griest. Mexican Enough: My Life Between the Borderlines
  • drqAlfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa. Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon
  • Sonia Sotomayor. My Beloved World
  • Luisa Stigol. Two Centuries, Two Countries, Two Husbands: A Memoir
  • Héctor Tobar. Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free

Fiction:

  • diazJulia Alvarez. How the García Girls Lost Their Accents
  • James Cañón. Tales from the Town of Widows & Chronicles from the Land of Men
  • Sandra Cisneros. Caramelo, or, Puro Cuento: A Novel
  • Sandra Cisneros. The House on Mango Street
  • Junot Díaz. Drown
  • Junot Díaz. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  • Junot Díaz. This is How You Lose Her
  • Cristina García. The Agüero Sisters
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Library Lunch Topics, September 12: A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens

geltmanJoani Geltman, MSW
A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens: Talking to Your Kids About Sexting, Drinking, Drugs, and Other Things That Freak You Out

Author and Boston Globe correspondent Joani Geltman, MSW, will provide tips on how to open communication with teenagers and how to help them avoid common adolescent problems that involve drinking, drugs, sexting, and bullying. Geltman will also discuss strategies from her article on getting teens to avoid participation in offensive rants.

parenting teensMonday, September 12th
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Center for Life Sciences (CLS) 12th Floor Conference Room

Lunch will be provided. To register, please email Meaghan Muir.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development, the Office of Fellowship Training, and the Library.

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New AAP ebooks

dermatologyThese new ebooks from AAP have just been added to the Medical Library:

nelsonsTo browse our full collection of eBooks by title or subject, visit our eBook Collection. eBooks in the library collection can be accessed from Boston Children’s Hospital computers or by using VPN.

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Next book group: We Are Water by Wally Lamb

waterBook Group will meet on Thursday, September 8, at 7:30 a.m., and on Friday, September 16, at noon, to discuss We Are Water: A Novel by Wally Lamb.

Boston Children’s Hospital personnel are encouraged to join us at the Library at the Longwood Center, in the Media Room (LC 5116), on Thursday, September 8, at 7:30 a.m., or Friday, September 16, at noon, to participate in discussion about this novel. If you would like to be added to our Book Group email distribution list, please email the Library.

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Next book group: The Naked Olympics & Missoula

aug2016Book Group will meet on Friday, August 5, at noon, to discuss The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games by Tony Perrottet, just in time for the Olympic Games opening ceremonies in Rio that night. The following week, we will meet on Thursday, August 11, at 7:30 a.m., to discuss Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer.

Boston Children’s Hospital personnel are encouraged to join us at the Library at the Longwood Center, in the Media Room (LC 5116), on Friday, August 5, at noon, or Thursday, August 11, at 7:30 a.m., to participate in discussion about these books. If you would like to be added to our Book Group email distribution list, please email the Library.

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Next book group: Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen & The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

julyBook Group will meet on Thursday, July 7, at 7:30 a.m., to discuss Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen, and on Friday, July 15, at noon, to discuss The Rosie Project: A Novel by Graeme Simsion.

In Miller’s Valley,

“No one ever leaves the town where they grew up, not really, even if they go,” says Mimi Miller as she tells the story of her life, from the 1960s to the present, in a small American town on the verge of change. The Miller family has lived and farmed in Miller’s Valley for generations, but Mimi sees change looming at the corners of her community and within the walls of her home. As she grows up and discovers sex, love, and ambition, what has seemed bound together begins to drift apart: Mimi’s mother from her reclusive sister, Ruth; her damaged brother Tommy from his family and son; and the community itself, menaced by the lingering presence of government officials.

In The Rosie Project,

Don Tillman is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet. But he has designed the Wife Project, using a sixteen-page questionnaire to help him find the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also fiery and intelligent and beautiful. And on a quest of her own to find her biological father—a search that Don, a professor of genetics, might just be able to help her with.

In the video below, the author, Graeme Simsion, discusses The Rosie Project. Discussion questions for the book are also available.

Boston Children’s Hospital personnel are encouraged to join us in our new location in the Library at the Longwood Center, in the Media Room (LC 5116), on Thursday, July 7, at 7:30 a.m., or Friday, July 15, at noon, to participate in discussion about these novels. If you would like to be added to our Book Group email distribution list, please email the Library.

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New tool for residents from NEJM

res360Resident 360 is a new tool designed to help residents through their residency. It centralizes key information (including multimedia) and has several rotation packages. All content is written and reviewed by physician experts.

  • Rotation Prep helps residents solidify their medical knowledge in 14 common residency rotations. Each rotation includes topic overviews, links to landmark trials, and review articles from NEJM and other respected sources.
  • Learning Lab provides further educational and interactive tools that explain the medical literature, demonstrate procedures, and hone diagnostic skills.
  • Resident Lounge and Career sections feature resources that address social pressures and assist with professional growth.
  • Discussions engage residents with experts and one another on clinical, career, and resident life topics.

Resident 360 is part of our institutional subscription to NEJM. You should create your profile while on the Boston Children’s network so that you have full access. You can then use your profile to access Resident 360 when off-site.

More information: NEJM Resident 360

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