Friday, May 28, 2010

Congratulations ABC!

Congratulations to FFJC member Andrew Beman-Cavallaro, who has accepted a position as Reference Librarian at the Bartow Public Library.

Andrew's duties will include marketing-updating library events, collection development, reference services, "Ask a Librarian," displays, monthly adult book discussions, and chief cook and bottle washer.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Librivox... "accoustical liberation of books in the public domain"

FFJC-er, Lee Ann Howlett, participated in recording all five sections of Henry Gray’s classic medical textbook, Anatomy of the Human Body.  The entire book is now available for free audio streaming or download to your MP3 player or desktop beginning with section one here:

Lee Ann also participated in recording another medical-related text, Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, by W.G. Aitchison Robertson. A 1922 source-book for British criminal pathologists, it can be downloaded from here:

If you would like to volunteer for LibriVox as a reader, proof-listener, or both, please visit

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Congratulations Mary-Kate & Job Postings

FFJC member Mary-Kate Haver has accepted the position of Medical Librarian at the All Children's Hospital Family Resource Center.  Mary-Kate started working at All Children's April 19th. Congratulations Mary-Kate.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Institutional Repositories and Open Access-- an overview

Join the FFJC Friday, 5/7/10, between  1:00-2:00 p.m. in room 2215 of the Shimberg Health Sciences Library.

Barbara Wood will be presenting on institutional repositories, specifically as they relate to the "Open Access" movement.

"Institutional repositories" have been with us since the days of the Ancient Library of Alexandria (r).  Everything old is new again!!

For a good overview of the topic please refer to the following articles:


Link to March 2010 Journal Club Presentation

Thank you to Lana Brand for a stellar presentation on "Open Access."  Below please find the link to this informative PowerPoint presentation:

"Open Access, Free Access, and the NIH Mandate Presentation"