Saturday, December 14, 2019

The Infantorium - The Secret History of Infant Incubators

For your listening pleasure over the holidays ...

This Infantorium podcast from 99% Invisible shares the unusual history of infant incubators.  It's not what you might think ... 

Who knew that caring for premature babies began as a sideshow at Wonderland Amusement Park?    It took an unusually long time for the evidence to seep up to the medical establishment of the day.

If you want to know more, give it a listen.  The transcript is also available.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Ebsco's Infographic on Information Literacy in Medical Research


Ebsco is offering an Infographic Download: Information Literacy in Medical Research

The information behavior of your medical library users was shaped during their academic years. But the skills they graduated with are not necessarily the skills they need to successfully conduct research in the workplace. Learn more in the free infographic.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Need a little "space" in your life? NIH-NASA collaborations

Unless you've been living under a rock in 2019, you probably already know it was the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing this summer. NASA is set to keep moon exploration going with the Artemis program slated to land two women on the moon in 2024. 

Recently I listed to a fascinating webinar from NNLM about astronaut healthIf you're interested in astronaut health, outer space, or just like sciencey things, check out the recording. It includes links to many other free resources on space and STEM activities libraries can hijack and use. 

If you're interested in getting deeper into the health science piece, NIH and NASA have a website that provides links to other government agency partnerships with more resources such as data calls and webinars. 

Growing up in the 1980's (like me) you might have heard of Space Camp in Huntsville, AL. I just learned they have one for grown-ups...okay, librarians, who's coming with me! 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Why are we the only humans left?

Why are we the only humans left?

Just 50,000-100,000 years ago, Earth was home to three or four separate human species, including our most famous cousins: the Neanderthals. New research has shown that Neanderthals ... Read more