Healthcare Quality Week 2016

healthcarequalityweek_logoTaking place October 16-22, Healthcare Quality Week is the time dedicated to celebrating the contributions professionals have made in the field and their impact on healthcare. Celebrate the profession with the Library’s new book display about healthcare quality.

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Aim for Excellence With Information from Medical Librarians

With information from the BCH Medical Library, you can provide better care, make better decisions, avoid adverse events, and save costs:


You can email, 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.

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Monday, Oct. 3: Pop-Up Library on Main Campus


The Medical Library returns to Farley: One day only!

Bring questions for the Medical Librarians, about:
• Making a PubMed account
Mendeley & EndNote
• Or a quick reference chat!

See you there Monday afternoon, 3 to 5 p.m.!

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Next book group: Killing Lincoln & A Thousand Naked Strangers

octoberThe morning book group will meet on Thursday, October 20, at 7:30 a.m., to discuss Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard.

The noon book group will meet on Friday, October 21, at noon, to discuss A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic’s Wild Ride to the Edge and Back by Kevin Hazzard.

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, October 20, at 7:30 a.m., or on Friday, October 21, at noon, 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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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:


  • 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


  • 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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