Fiat Lux Redux: Ansel Adams and Clark Kerr Online Exhibit

The Bancroft Library is pleased to present the online companion exhibit to Fiat Lux Redux: Ansel Adams and Clark Kerr, which opened in The Bancroft Gallery on September 27, 2012. The online exhibit features photographs of the University of California System in the 1960s by legendary photographer Ansel Adams. These photographs — commissioned by former UC President Clark Kerr, and published in the 1967 book Fiat Lux which celebrated the educational system’s centennial — offer a rarely seen look at the evolution of the renowned University of California system through the eye of a master photographer best known for his iconic California landscapes. Fiat Lux was intended not as a document of the University as it was, but rather a portrait of the University as it would be. The Fiat Lux project was a massive endeavor, producing 605 fine prints and over 6,700 negatives, far more than the 1,000 images stipulated in Adams’s contract. After Adams’s lifetime devotion to Yosemite, Fiat Lux was probably the biggest single project of his life. The online exhibit also showcases related archival materials about the controversial Kerr himself, and the evolution of his ideas and ideals.

Visit the companion online exhibit:[slideshow]

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PubMed Advanced Hands-On class Wednesday, October 10

* Want to learn more about finding and using Medical Subject
Headings (MeSH)?

* Want to know how to effectively use MeSH subheadings?

* Want to learn how to use “evidence-based medicine” filters,
useful for both clinical medicine and epidemiology?

* Want to learn about using PubMed’s Topic-Specific Queries,
such as Comparative Effectiveness, Healthy People 2020,
Health Disparities, and more?

* Need to know if a specific journal is indexed in PubMed?

* Interested in other advanced features of PubMed?

If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, then
please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s
PubMed Advanced Hands-On class!

Topics covered will include:

1. More about MeSH
2. Using MeSH Subheadings effectively
3. Clinical Queries
4. Topic-Specific Queries
5. Journals in NCBI Databases
6. Other Advanced PubMed features

Class: PubMed Advanced Hands-On
When: Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 10am-11:30am
Where: CDPH Richmond Campus, Building P,
Computer Training Room 1246

Class Objective:
This class will teach you how to create more focused
searches using MeSH and MeSH subheadings and quickly
find “evidence-based medicine” utilizing PubMed’s
pre-defined “evidence-based” queries.

It is highly recommended, but not required, that you
have already taken the PubMed Basics class, or already
have a basic understanding of and ability to search
PubMed. This class will not cover what was covered
in the PubMed Basics class.

RSVP by Monday, October 8th to Michael Sholinbeck at or (510) 642-2510.

Please note: This class is limited to 16 participants.
A waiting list will be created, if necessary, for an
additional class.

These 1.5 hour training sessions are free to CDPH
staff. Please obtain your supervisor’s approval
to attend.

Google, Google Scholar, Google Books and WorldCat class Wednesday, October 24

Did you know:

* You can limit a search in Google to a particular
domain (such as .gov or .org) or even to a particular website?

* What exactly is and is not included in Google search products?

* You can import citations directly from Google Scholar into
EndNote or Reference Manager?

* You can perform cited reference searching in Google Scholar?

* You can create a profile in Google Scholar, and save citations there?

* Google Books allows you to read or preview books online?

If you’ve answered “no” to any of these questions, then please
come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s Google,
Google Scholar, Google Books and WorldCat class!

Topics covered will include:
1. Google search products: what’s in them?
2. Search tips
3. Setting preferences
4. Creating a profile in Google Scholar
5. Cited reference searching
6. Shortcomings of using Google for research
7. Other sources of free, online books

Class: Google, Google Scholar, Google Books and WorldCat
When: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 1:30-2:30 pm
Where: CDPH Sacramento Campus, 1500 Capitol,
Hearing Room, Rm. 72.167

Class Objective:
After this class, you will be able to perform more effective
Internet searches, and will better understand the results
that you retrieve. In addition, this class will provide you
with helpful tips to search for articles and books.

These one-hour training sessions are free to CDPH
employees. Please obtain your supervisor’s approval
to attend.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Monday, oCT. 22th
to Michael Sholinbeck at
or (510) 642-2510.

These one-hour training sessions are free to CDPH
employees. Please obtain your supervisor’s approval
to attend.

New from the CDC: Worksite Health ScoreCard (HSC)

The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard (HSC) was created as a tool to help employers evaluate their workplace health promotion programs. The tool helps to determine whether the programs are evidence-based interventions, considered to be the most effective type of interventions. The tool was also designed to help identify any gaps in the programs and to help prioritize strategies to prevent heart disease, stroke, and related conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity.

The HSC, was developed by the CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention in collaboration with the Emory University Institute for Health and Productivity Studies (IHPS), the Research Triangle Institute, the CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) Workplace Workgroup, and an expert panel of federal, state, academic, and private sector (individuals who contributed to the development of the CDC Worksite HSC.

State health departments may assist employers and business coalitions in using the tool and help find ways to establish healthier workplaces. State health departments also can use the tool for monitoring worksite practices, establishing best practice benchmarks, and to track improvements in worksite health promotion programs over time to more effectively direct resources to support employers.

Browser Advice for PubMed and other NCBI Web Pages

Is your display or settings acting strangely when your use PubMed or other National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) websites? If so, you may want to check your browser. NCBI created a new chart for its users. The chart shows which versions of IE, Firefox, Safari, Opera, and Google Chrome are supported by NCBI web pages.

Another tip is to check to be sure that your browser settings are up-to-date. Cookies, Java Script (scripting), pop-ups need to be enabled for full functionality in the NCBI websites. You may also run into issues if the date, time, and time zone settings are not correct on your computer.

Check your browser soon since support for Firefox 3 and Internet Explorer 7 on NCBI sites will cease by the end of the year.

As always, if you are having trouble with PubMed or other databases, don’t hesitate to contact us here at the Public Health Library.

The chart and more information are available vis the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region’s website.

Education and Training for Health Professionals (National Cancer Institute)

The NCI has drawn together the cancer education and training tools and
offerings from NCI and NIH for health professionals into one website. Look here
for cancer education and training tools available in a variety of formats,
such as online study, webinars, and tutorials. The tools here include a
lesson on how to use evidence-based programs to plan a health education
program, webinars on research to practice, and tutorials on using State
Cancer Profiles and NHANES, among many others.

The courses here are appropriate for health care providers, public health
program planners, researchers, and cancer registrars.

Check out the Education and Training for Health Professionals website today!

You may also find the link to this and other resources that may be of interest
on our Cancer Resources web page.

New Books!

The Public Health Library has the following new books available:

1. Death in large numbers: the science, policy, and management of mass fatality events. By Elin A Gursky and Marcella F Fierro. Chicago: American Medical Association, 2012. Call number: RA645.5 .G978 2012.

2. Sick societies: responding to the global challenge of chronic disease. By David Stuckler and Karen Siegel. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. Call number: RA644.8.D44 S53 2011.

3. Early nutrition: impact on short- and long-term health. By Hans van Goudoever et al. Vevey, Switzerland: Nestle Nutrition Institute, 2011. Call number: RJ216 .N473 2010.

4. Mastering public health: essential skills for effective practice. By Barry S Levy and Joyce R Gaufin. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Call number: RA425 .M378 2012.

5. Antimicrobial resistance in the environment. By Patricia L Keen and Mark H.M.M. Montforts. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2012. Call number: TD196.D78 A58 2012.

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 and we will mail the book(s) to you. You may also log into your web portal account ( to request book(s).

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.

Embase database now available: 25 million citations strong

We are happy to announce that UC Berkeley campus users now have access to Embase, a biomedical and pharmacological database with over 25 million citations.

Comprised of the MEDLINE database (which is also in PubMed) and citations from over 2,000 unique-to-Embase journal titles, Embase has especially strong coverage in drug, pharmaceutical, and toxicological research, including economic evaluations.

Please see the original post on the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library News blog for more information.

Bancroft Events at Homecoming Weekend, October 5th – 7th

Keeping the Past Alive with Oral History
Located in the Morrison Library (inside the Doe Library)

10/5, Friday, 3 pm – 4:30 pm

What did an alumna from the Class of 1895 recall about college nearly 70 years later? How have some of Berkeley’s earliest African American faculty characterized their experiences on campus? What did a key campus administrator in the 1950s and 1960s think about the complex issues, events, and people that led to the Free Speech Movement? The answers to these fascinating questions are contained within the Regional Oral History Office’s (ROHO) vast collections on the history of the University of California and its impact on our world. Join ROHO staff to hear interview highlights and tips for documenting your own memories. You will also have the opportunity to record your own recollections about the University for inclusion in the collection.

Fiat Lux Redux Exhibit
Located in The Bancroft Library Gallery

10/5, Friday, 10 am – 4 pm, Gallery Talks at 11 am & 2 pm
10/6, Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm

In 1964, University of California President Clark Kerr commissioned photographer Ansel Adams and writer Nancy Newhall to create a commemorative book on the University’s centennial in 1968. The result, Fiat Lux (“Let there be light”), contains more than 6,000 photos capturing the spirit and growth of the University’s nine campuses at that time. This fall, Berkeley is undertaking an ambitious campuswide program of classes, exhibits, events, and more that bring these photos to light once again and invite everyone to contemplate the University’s prolific past and future prospects, especially during this difficult time. See dozens of signed fine prints in the exhibition Fiat Lux Redux: Ansel Adams and Clark Kerr, and learn about how they fit into the vision for public higher education in California. Curator Jack Von Euw will discuss the exhibit on Friday at 11 am and 2 pm.

The Magnes Collection Open House
Located at 2121 Allston Way, Downtown Berkeley

10/6, Saturday, 12 pm – 4 pm
10/7, Sunday, 12 pm – 4 pm

One of the preeminent Jewish collections in the world, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life opened its new 25,000-square-foot home in downtown Berkeley last January. Join this open house to enjoy musical performances and curator-led tours of four new exhibitions, including prints and photographs by well-loved artists such as Marc Chagall and Neil Foldberg; a look at the Jewish fascination with list-making and inventories; art illustrating key 20th-century historial moments; and posters that offer a unique perspective on the renaissance of Jewish culture in Europe since the early 1980s.