You Don’t Have To Go Home, But You Can’t Come Here: Spring Break Hours In Graduate Services

Beginning at 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time on Friday, March 19, 2010, Graduate Services will be observing the UC Berkeley Spring Break closure and Cesar Chavez holiday. We will reopen at 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time on Monday, March 29, 2010, and at this time normal Graduate Services hours will resume. A complete listing of our hours for March can be found here. Now go out there and be someone people want to be with. That means putting down the books for a week. Enjoy the break. Graduate Services will still be here when you get back. Bon voyage!

Update on library binding

Due to staffing shortages, shelving units and Cataloging have sent fewer volumes than usual for binding thus far in FY 09/10. On a one-time basis, the surplus in funds allocated to binding arising from this situation has been redirected to preservation filming of backfiles of newspapers and bridging the current deficit in book and journal acquisition funds.

NIOSH Emergency Response Resources

“Workers are a common denominator at any disaster or novel emergency event. Protecting the health and safety of these workers by preventing diseases, injuries, and fatalities is a NIOSH Emergency Preparedness and Response Program priority.” There are new emergency response resources on the CDC NIOSH web page available at:

The topic areas on the page contain guidance to assist employers and responders to achieve the goal of worker safety and health during responses.

Public Health for your eyes and ears

The Public Health Library recently created a web page featuring podcasts, radio, video, and webcasts. These public health media include:

* i on NIH, NIH’s monthly podcast
* United Nations Radio Classics, an archive of classics featuring celebrities such as Boris Karloff, Eleanor Roosevelt, and others
* CAPublicHealth, California Department of Public Health’s YouTube channel
* This Is Public Health student videos
* webcast.berkeley, events and courses (including several SPH courses, past and current semesters) from UC Berkeley and much more!

Check it out at:

Geospatial Innovation Facility – GIS classes

UC Berkeley’s Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF) recently announced its Spring 2010 workshop schedule. Classes include:

  • Intro to GIS (with either a Social Science or a Natural Resource Science focus)
  • Intro to GPS
  • Intro to Remote Sensing
  • Intro to open source GIS

and more!

GIF logo

Workshops fees are $224 for all non-UC affiliates. The GIF also offers online guides, fee-based consulting, equipment rentals, and more. Check it out!

Online Journal of Public Health Informatics

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health recently released the first edition of the Online Journal of Public Health Informatics (OJPHI), the first open access journal of its kind. More details are at:

The official web site for the OJPHI can be found at:

Free classes on Community-Based Participatory Research

The Michigan Public Health Training Center is offering free Community-based participatory research (CBPR) classes. CBPR is a partnership approach to research that equitably involves community members, organization representatives, and academic researchers in all aspects of the research process. CBPR aims to increase knowledge and understanding of what is being studied and to integrate the knowledge gained with interventions and policy changes to enhance the health and quality of life of community members.

There are many free courses available now! Check them out at:

More information about CBPR can be found at:

Holiday Hours

The Public Health Library will be closed to the public from March 20-27 and will reopen on March 28.

We will be open for contract services from March 22-25, and closed on March 26, which is a UC Berkeley holiday. Please plan ahead and anticipate your project needs, especially if you will be using our Document Delivery service. Contract services will resume on Monday, March 29.

If you wish to visit the library any time between March 22-25, please let us know beforehand, so we can open the door for you and make sure that someone is here to assist you.