UC Berkeley Campus Libraries Closed on Saturdays

Due to campus budget reductions, the following libraries at UC Berkeley will be closed on Saturdays beginning July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.

Libraries affected include:

    * Doe
    * Anthropology
    * Art History/Classics
    * Bancroft
    * Biosciences and Natural Resources
    * Business/Economics
    * Chemistry
    * Earth Sciences/Map
    * East Asian
    * Education/Psychology
    * Engineering
    * Environmental Design
    * Math/Statistics
    * Music
    * Optometry
    * Physics/Astronomy
    * Public Health
    * Social Welfare

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at (510) 642-2510.


Comparative Effectiveness Research

Comparative effectiveness research (CER) identifies what works best for whom under what circumstances. Congress, in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, tasked the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to recommend national priorities for research questions to be addressed by report cover CER and supported by ARRA funds. In its 2009 report, Initial National Priorities for Comparative Effectiveness Research, the authoring committee establishes a working definition of CER, develops a priority list of research topics to be undertaken with ARRA
funding using broad stakeholder input, and identifies the necessary requirements to support a robust and sustainable CER enterprise. The full list of priorities and recommendations can be found online and include many preventive measures:

Compare the effectiveness of primary prevention methods, such as exercise and balance training, versus clinical treatments in preventing falls in older adults at varying degrees of risk.

Compare the effectiveness of school-based interventions involving meal programs, vending machines, and physical education, at different levels of intensity, in preventing and treating overweight and obesity in children and adolescents.

Compare the effectiveness of interventions (e.g., community-based multi-level interventions, simple health education, usual care) to reduce health disparities in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, musculoskeletal diseases, and birth outcomes.

 


September 23rd Sacramento Instruction Session: EndNote X2 Basics Hands on

* Do you have the EndNote program but are not sure what it can do for you?

* Do you write journal articles or reports where you need to cite literature you’ve read or referenced?

* Are you already using EndNote and have some burning questions?

* Are you interested in a hands-on session so you can learn and practice using EndNote?

If you’ve answered "Yes" to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s EndNote X2 Basics Hands On class! This class will be held at 1500 Capitol Ave in the Computer Training Room, 72.169.

Topics covered will include:
1. Basics of using EndNote X2: display, navigation, etc.
2. How to get PubMed and other citations into EndNote
3. How to use "Cite While You Write" with Microsoft Word
4. How to get help

Class: EndNote X2 Basics Hands On
When: Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 10:30-12 pm
Where: CDPH Sacramento, 1500 Capitol Ave, Room 72.169  
           (Computer Training Room)

Audience:
This class is intended for CDPH staff who have a basic understanding of the EndNote X2 software program but don’t know how to use its features. Users of other versions of EndNote are welcome to attend. The EndNote X2 software will not be distributed at this class; in order for you to use this software for your work, your CDPH unit must purchase or already own a copy.  

If you are planning to attend the EndNote X2 Advanced Hands on in October, it is highly recommended that you attend this Basics class first. Please note that this class is limited to 12 participants. A waiting list will be created if necessary for an additional class.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Monday, September 21st to Judy Bolstad at jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510.

These hands on training sessions are free to CDPH employees. Please obtain your supervisor’s approval to attend.


September 9th Richmond Instruction Session: Reference Manager 12 Hands on

RSVP by Monday, September 7th to Judy Bolstad at jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2510. Limit of 15 participants.

* Do you have the Reference Manager program but are not sure what it can do for you?

* Are you already using Reference Manager and have some burning questions?

* Are you interested in a hands-on session so you can learn and practice using Reference Manager?

* Do you write journal articles or reports where you need to cite literature you’ve read or referenced?

If you’ve answered "Yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s Reference Manager 12 Hands On class! (Users of other versions of Reference Manager are welcome to attend).

Topics covered will include:
1. What is Reference Manager and why it’s useful
2. How to get PubMed and other citations into Reference Manager
3. The Reference Manager database: display, navigation, etc.
4. How to use "Cite While You Write" with Microsoft Word
5. How to get help

Class: Reference Manager 12 Hands On
When: Wednesday Sept. 9, 10:30am -12 pm
Where: CDPH Richmond Campus, Building P, Room 1246  
           (Computer Training Room)

Audience:
This class is intended for CDPH staff who may have a basic understanding of the Reference Manager 12 software program but don’t know how to use its features. The Reference Manager 12 software will not be distributed at this class; in order for you to use this software for your work, your CDPH unit must purchase or already own a copy.

Please note: This class is limited to 15 participants. A waiting list will be created if necessary for an additional class.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Monday Sept. 7 to Judy Bolstad at jbolstad@library.berkeley.edu, or (510) 642-2510.

NON-BUILDING P OCCUPANTS: Please make sure to register so your name will be on the class participant list given to the Building P Security Desk for entry into Building P.

These hands on training sessions are free to CDPH employees. Please obtain your supervisor’s approval to attend.


Returning to Cal?

Let us catch you up on major changes in the libraries over this past summer:

OskiCat has replaced Pathfinder and GLADIS as the catalog for most UC Berkeley libraries.
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The Next Generation Melvyl Pilot is now the recommended catalog for searching libraries in the UC System and worldwide.
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Cal’s Science Libraries have launched a new website with current news, featured resources, and useful links.

The campus has changed its VPN (Virtual Private Network) system, one of the options for off-campus access to article databases and other licensed electronic information resources. VPN users who haven’t already obtained the new AnyConnect client software need to do so.
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The UC System’s 2009 Accountability Report describes some of the ways libraries contribute to the University’s mission.

Other new developments include a Web Archiving Service, a redesigned Online Archive of California, many new or changed databases, several exhibits and events, a do-it-yourself scanner for faculty, and more.

At the same time, the UC Berkeley Libraries have taken a 20% budget cut as a part of the larger financial crisis. In addition, staffing may be affected by the University’s Voluntary Separation Option program and by furloughs and/or layoffs, and services may be affected by campuswide mandated closure days.

We are trying our best to maintain essential services, but some impacts are inevitable. At this time, known effects include:

  • Most libraries on campus will be closed on Saturdays. Exceptions, for University of California ID, UC Berkeley Library Card, and Stanford ID holders only, are the Moffitt Library and the Gardner (Main) Stacks.  The stacks are accessible via the Moffitt Library entrance.
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  • The Doe Library reference desk will not be staffed after 7pm on weeknights.
  • The Moffitt Library reference desk will not be staffed on weekends.
  • The "Know Your Library" drop-in workshops are suspended as we concentrate on instructional support for UC Berkeley courses.

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TOXMAP Updates


TOXMAP, a Geographic Information System (GIS) from the National Library of Medicine’s Division of Specialized Information Services, has added some new features:

The TOXMAP widget allows you to launch a TOXMAP search from your blog, wiki, or Web page. Enter a tox widgetZIP code into the widget to see a map of Toxic Release Inventory facilities and Superfund NPL sites, or click "More info" to go to the TOXMAP home page.

The TOXMAP Toolbar lets you search TRI releases, Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) sites by contaminant, or TRI facilities and Superfund NPL sites by ZIP code — all from your browser search box.

TOXMAP also has updated mortality data to "layer" onto your map.

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New Books!

The Public Health Library has the following new books available:

1. Integrating health promotion and mental health: an introduction to policies, principles, and practices. By Vikki Vandiver. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. Call number: RA790 .V343 2009

2. Transforming health care management : integrating technology strategies. By Ivan J. Barrick. Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2009. Call number: RA971.23 .B37 2009  

3. Integrated health care delivery. By Leonie A. Klein and Emily L. Neumann. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2008. Call number: RA644.5 .I577 2008.   

4. Health impact assessment for sustainable water management. By Lorna Fewtrell and David Kay. London, UK: IWA Publishing, 2008. Call number: TC401 .H43 2008

Please note that these books are only a small selection of what is newly available. If you are interested in checking out any book(s), submit a request using our online form below and we will mail the book(s) to you.

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/PUBL/cdph/BookReq.html

If you do not currently possess a UC Berkeley library card, you will need to apply for one before we can check out a book to you. The application form is at:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/PUBL/cdph/libcardappl.html


CDPH Mailing List

If you have any new colleagues whom you think would be interested in receiving this monthly newsletter or learning about upcoming classes and public health resources, please pass on the message and encourage them to sign up for our very low-volume mailing list at:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/PUBL/cdph/list.html

Please note that this e-mail list will be one way of finding out about upcoming monthly classes in the future. Announcements about future classes will no longer be sent out to the entire CDPH campus each month. The only other way to find out about classes will be to go to the Training web page periodically at:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/PUBL/cdph/training.html


Create Your Own eReadings: Library Scanner Now Available to Instructors

Many electronic articles and ebooks provided by the University Library feature stable links that can be used to create bSpace Citation Lists and offer course readings online, and the Library encourages instructors to link to subscription eReadings whenever possible.

In the event that an online copy does not exist, a self-use scanner is now also available to faculty members and instructors (or their proxies) in Moffitt Library. The scanner features a document feeder and image tray, allows black/white and color scanning, automatically performs optical character recognition (OCR) to make items screen-reader accessible, and is connected to a computer station so that PDFs can be easily uploaded to bSpace, email, or a storage device in just a few easy steps.

The eReadings Self-Scan station is located in Doe/Moffitt Instructional Services in 302 Moffitt (just east of the Information Desk). Detailed instructions for use are provided at the machine. The scanner is available between 9 am – 4 pm, Monday through Friday, on a first-come first-served basis. Assistance is available Monday-Thursday,between 9 -12 , but can also be scheduled outside those hours byappointment. Please contact Zariah Tackitt (510-643-9959) for more information.

For assistance in creating customized eReadings lists, contact Char Booth, E-Learning Librarian (510-643-9958) or Jennifer Dorner, Head of Doe/Moffitt Instructional Services (510-768-7059).

Please be advised that because of copyright implications, the Library cannot scan materials for you, nor can we provide legal advice regarding Fair Use. For more information about the use of copyrighted materials, please visit the University of California Copyright Education website.