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Library News Archive: 2009

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2009 Library News

Micromedex 2.0 coming January 20, 2010 (posted 11-Dec-09)

On January 20, 2010, the Micromedex drug information interface will be replaced with Micromedex 2.0. The Micromedex content will remain the same, but the user interface will be modified and renamed Micromedex 2.0.

The new Micromedex 2.0 interface will include:

  • a 360 degree dashboard that displays search results in all content areas including Drug Images, Drug Summary Information, Drug Tools, Drug Consults, and Comparative Efficacy
  • direct links that provide summary data, drug interactions, monographs, side by side comparisons, and IV compatibility
  • suggestions that help narrow the search, for instance, when typing digoxin, phrases such as "digoxin blood measurement," "digoxin level," and "digoxin overdose" are offered to provide very relevant results

Available Now:

Responses to frequently asked questions and other information will be provided on our home page under Library News starting December 21st, 2009.

For additional information or training regarding Micromedex 2.0 changes:

In Arizona, contact Kay Wellik.

In Florida, contact Ann Farrell.

In Rochester and all Mayo Health System sites contact Pat Erwin.

Bookstore closed December 24 - January 3 (posted 2-Dec-09)

The Mayo Clinic Medical Bookstore will be closed beginning December 24 2009 and will reopen on January 4, 2010. There will be no bookstore sales during this time.

Thanksgiving week hours (posted 13-Nov-09)

Hours listed below are exceptions to the normal hours for each library. If a day listed below does not mention a library's hours, the library will be open as regularly scheduled.

  • Monday, November 23 & Tuesday, November 24
    • Learning Resource Center - Closing at 5 PM
  • Wednesday, November 25
    • Learning Resource Center - Closing at 5 PM
    • Plummer Library - Closing at 6 PM
  • Thursday, November 26
    • All Mayo Clinic Libraries Closed
  • Friday, November 27
    • Plummer Library - Closed
    • Learning Resource Center - Closed
    • Venables Health Sciences Library - Closed
    • St Marys Staff Library - Closed
    • Winn Dixie Foundation Medical Library (Jacksonville) - Closed
  • Saturday, November 28
    • Learning Resource Center - Closed
    • St Marys Staff Library - Closed
  • Sunday, November 29
    • Learning Resource Center - Closed

PubMed's redesign now live (posted 29-Oct-09)

PubMed relaunched on October 27, 2009 with a new, streamlined design. For more information about the redesign, see the following resources:

Over the next few months, watch for updated How Do I's and more video tutorials from the Mayo Clinic Libraries.

Bookstore closed for inventory Nov. 2 (posted 23-Oct-09)

The Mayo Clinic Medical Bookstore will be closed while conducting inventory on Monday, November 2. While there will be no medical bookstore sales during inventory, the cyber café will remain open. Bookstore sales will resume Tuesday, November 3, at 1:00 p.m.

History of Medicine Library hours temporarily changing (posted 24-Sep-09)

From Monday Sept 28th through Thursday November 5th the History of Medicine (HOM) Coordinator will be working at the Learning Resource Center (LRC) on a historical bookplate scanning project. To that end, the History of Medicine collection will be open only Friday mornings between 9 and 1pm. Hilary Lane, the HOM Coordinator, can be reached at the LRC desk at 4-3893 from Monday to Thursday (until noon) and at 4-3676 on Fridays (until 1pm) - and is always reachable by her email

2010 resource subscription changes (posted 26-Aug-09)

A full list of resource subscription changes for the Mayo Clinic Libraries is now available for 2010. This includes titles moving to online-only format, and titles to be cancelled.

Mayo Clinic's NIH Public Access Policy Policy website now available (posted 26-Aug-09)

Mayo Clinic's NIH Public Access Policy website is now available. This site includes introductory information, training materials for investigators and their assistants, as well as information on the public access policy course now offered quarterly at Mayo. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy became effective April 7, 2008.

Sept. 21-23: Library All-Sites Retreat (posted 17-Sep-09)

There may be some periods when Library service may be delayed due to Libraries staff attendance at the Retreat. All Libraries will be open normal hours.

Labor Day weekend hours (posted 26-Aug-09)

All Mayo Clinic Libraries will be closed on Monday, September 7. The Plummer Library will be open regular hours on Saturday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 6. All other Libraries will be closed over Labor Day weekend.

ScienceDirect and Scopus unavailable Saturday June 20 (posted 17-Jun-09)

Elsevier ScienceDirect and Scopus will be down for scheduled maintenance on Saturday June 20 from 7:00 am CDT to 11:00 pm CDT.

Library catalog down for maintenance beginning 11 PM CDT April 16 (posted 8-Apr-09)

The Mayo Libraries' online catalog will be unavailable for 24 hours starting Thursday April 16th at 11pm (CDT) through Friday, April 17th at 11pm (CDT). The online catalog is used for finding library materials in Mayo Libraries locations at all MGP and MHS sites. We encourage users to schedule library catalog searches around the planned outage.

Melissa Rethlefsen named Library Journal 2009 Mover & Shaker (posted 18-Mar-09)

Congratulations to Melissa Rethlefsen, LRC Librarian, named to the Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers list for 2009: "Library Leaders Creating the 2.0 Library of the Future."

Academic Medicine journal calls for original cover art (posted 22-Jan-09)

In July 2008, Academic Medicine began featuring original works of art on each month’s cover. This permanent feature, “AM Cover Art,” has been overwhelmingly popular with readers, and they are now announcing a call for new submissions. If you have art to share, please consider submitting it. For more information, see the Call for AM Cover Art.

Colonial Library has moved (posted 5-Jan-09)

The Colonial Library has moved! Please find us in the Plummer Building:

  • Colonial Library staff on Plummer 14 [turn right of the elevators] - coming soon
  • Books & Audiovisuals on Plummer 12
  • Print journals on Plummer 11 & 12
  • Computers for you to use on Plummer 11, 12 & 14
Contact the Colonial Library staff using the same phone numbers and e-mail addresses: Please come visit us in our new location! Want more information? See the News and FAQ.