The Galter Health Sciences Library made significant strides in 2011. Here's a selection of our accomplishments:
- Redesigned the library’s website.
- Unveiled GalterSearch Beta, the library's new search engine that queries multiple sources at once. We continue to tweak and improve.
- Completed our part in the Google Books Project.
- Organized several special exhibits and events in Dollie’s Corner, and displays in the Eckenhoff Reference Room.
- Received an award to create a Mac collaboration space in the Learning Resources Center with the aim of improving and supporting the student and faculty collaboration experience.
- Switched to authenticating users by NetID on our website.
- Weeded and relocated collections.
- Pruned, but also added to the library’s collection. Check out all the new titles and resources added in 2011, including PsychiatryOnline.
- Added two carrels and wireless access to the designated Silent Study area on the lower level of the library.
- Jumped onto Facebook and Twitter.
- Participated in Open Access Week.
- Updated display options for GalterLists.
- Streamlined how to submit and manage course reserve requests.
- Made easels and poster boards available to all departments in the Feinberg School of Medicine for use on the Chicago Campus.
- Extended our loan period for circulating books from 28 days to 12 weeks.
- Replaced all the chairs in the LRC and first floor conference rooms.
- Hosted a special EndNote training event.
Here's hoping 2012 will be as productive and successful!
Updated: March 5, 2020