The NYMC Health Sciences Library celebrates: 2014/2015
Welcome to all current, new or prospective students, residents,
fellows, faculty, and employees to the Health Sciences Library (HSL) of New
York Medical College NYMC). We are proud to be a part of the Touro College
and University System, and we have enjoyed reaching out to our colleagues in
the new Biology Education and Medical Ethics Programs with many more to come
in 2015. After 22 years, I retire as of October 30, 2014 knowing that I
leave the library in competent, agile hands under the new director.
The 2013/2014 academic year was another year of challenges and
opportunities. Last year the Library launched a new Skyline branch location
adding 3,000 square feet, adding much needed quality study and research
space. Library staff used our archives and historical sources to
document photographs, portraits, and other items for the Heritage Halls now
in place in Sunshine, the Medical Education Center, Skyline and the Basic
Sciences Building. New banners celebrating notable alums were created, mounted
and framed. Along the way LibGuides, new web development software, documented many new
resources on our website. Our FYI online blog posts increased and we
continued to promote our activities in the FYI newsletter. Take a moment and
view our Summer 2014 issue as well as our previous issues. Vol. 6(1), Vol. 6(2), Vol. 7(1).
Last year and this, exhibits were a high priority, beginning
with the National Library of Medicine travelling exhibits' Opening Doors: Contemporary Academic African
American surgeons, "From DNA to Beer," followed by the U.S. Holocaust
Museum's Deadly Medicine exhibit, relevant author events, a stuttering
exhibit to accompany the showing of "The King's Speech", and the Harry Potter's World exhibit. All have given us a chance to
highlight important aspects of medicine, science and human behavior, as well
as promoting our resources, staff expertise, and developing a community of
curious and engaging users.
Keeping up in a turbulent environment requires careful planning,
and staff once again updated the Library's strategic plan for FY2015-2017.
New priorities center on LCMC re-accreditation, and self study requirements
are a major priority now. http://library.nymc.edu/Information/goals1415.cfm.
The updated brief summary of our FY2014 academic accomplishments is available at: http://library.nymc.edu/Information/summary2014.cfm
Thank you one and all for your support this past year, and
please contact me at any time to discuss your information and related needs.
Diana Cunningham., MLS, MPH, Associate Dean and Lillian Hetrick
Huber Endowed Director
Michael Antonnelle, M.D.'62
Gerhard Haas, Ph.D.
Sanford Sherman, M.D., ‘56
Bruce Hauptman, M.D., ‘63
Deborah Viola, Ph.D.
About the Library:
The Health Sciences Library (HSL) serves all faculty, employees,
students, sponsored residents and fellows of the New York Medical College. As
of June 2011, faculty and students of the Touro
College and University System have onsite access
privileges. The Library's services and resources are established to respect
the requirements of our overall university system, yet provide the
appropriate access individuals require.
The HSL's webpage (http://library.nymc.edu or http://library.nymc.edu/m/) serves as the gateway to the library's hours, services, and
resources. The Library facility, including the Educational Media Services
unit, is located in Valhalla, New York, in both the Basic Sciences Building
(BSB) and the Medical Education Center (MEC). The Library consists of
approximately 19,000 square feet, 3033 Sq. ft Skyline and 251 Sq. ft. Media
library provides high-speed broadband to the University network as well as
wireless capabilities. The Library maintains 9 Servers,
to support the library's infrastructure including its website (http://library.nymc.edu), wiki,
blog, and newsletter. The Library's NYMCat catalog
serves as the master file for all of our resources.
The Library participates in various global networks or
consortia…more than a dozen overall. The New York State Library has
designated us as a Leader Electronic Doorway Library. The Library
is also a Resource Library in Region 1 of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM).
The Library actively participates in the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)
global network and remains a full member of METRO, the New York
metropolitan area library planning cooperative. Loansome Doc use
is promoted and encouraged; we honor METRO card access for the public via
local libraries. The Library is also a founding member of the HILOW+ library
consortia, composed of health sciences libraries in the upper Westchester
County and Hudson Valley region of New York State.
Historically, the Library was established in 1885 under pressure
from students and alumni with encouragement from the faculty. In 1972 the
libraries of The New York Medical College Flower and Fifth Avenue
Hospitals and Westchester Academy of Medicine, Purchase, New York
merged under an agreement signed by both parties. Until 1992, the
members of the Academy were considered primary library constituents. The
library has grown and changed with each move of its parent institution, New
York Medical College and to the Touro College and University System..
Take some time to explore our resources, especially the links to
the left of this page. Our goal is to bet to know every one of our
users.. If you haven't had a chance to meet us, please contact the library
at (914) 594 4200, Website, via your liaision, or just stop
are here to support your information needs!