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Join the Academic Commons’ SoTL hybrid community for feedback and support in your research

Join our Scholarship for Teaching & Learning (SoTL) hybrid community for shared support as you develop a research project. This community is open to anyone at Jefferson interested in teaching and learning – including faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students. To sign up, email Elif Gokbel, Instructional Design Specialist.

We’ll meet three times (January, March, and May) on Thursdays from 1-2 pm. You’ll learn the essential steps of SoTL research and share progress as you give and get feedback from others. By the end of the sessions, you will have created a comprehensive SoTL research study outline and gained resources and research support. You’ll learn the essential steps of SoTL research and develop a comprehensive SoTL research study online.

We will utilize the book Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Guide to the Process and How to Develop a Project from Start to Finish, written by Cathy Bishop-Clark and Beth Dietz-Uhler, as our guiding resource. We’ll provide participants with a copy of the book, but please sign up now to secure your copy.  

Email Elif Gokbel, Instructional Design Specialist, if you want to join this community.

Meeting Dates: Thursday, January 18, 2024, Thursday, March 14, and Thursday, May 9 (1-2pm).

Visit the Academic Commons website for more resources on SoTL, including self-paced modules, toolkits, and more.

November eBook Additions: 25 eBooks on Emergency Medicine, Emotional Development, Medical Microbiology & Discrimination in Higher Education

This November, explore our 25 new eBooks, listed below. Topics covered include neonatal nutrition, health care management, and public relations. Check out our complete eBooks collection at Center City/Scott Library,  East Falls/Gutman Library, and Dixon Library.

100 Questions and Answers about HIV and AIDS

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Pocket Guide to Neonatal Nutrition

Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing and Healthcare Students at a Glance

Baker’s Health Care Finance: Basic Tools for Nonfinancial Managers

Ballweg’s Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice

CBT Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders in Youth

Enhancing Business Communications and Collaboration through Data Science Applications

Emergency Medicine Secrets

Emotional Development Across the Lifespan

Fibrous Structures and their Impact on Textile Design

Handbook of MRI Technique

Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Management

Health Professional’s Guide to Gastrointestinal Nutrition

The Humble Argument: A Readable Introduction to Argument and the College Essay

The Humble Essay: A Readable Introduction to College Writing

The Ivory Tower: Perspectives of Women of Color in Higher Education

Life Cycle Assessment: Future Challenges

Medical Microbiology and Infection at a Glance

Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behavior

Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence

Progress on Life Cycle Assessment in Textiles and Clothing

Reinventing Fashion Retailing: Digitalizing, Gamifying, Entreprenuering

Respiratory Medicine: Lecture Notes

Statistics at Square Two: Understanding Modern Statistical Applications in Medicine

The Untold Power: Underrepresented Groups in Public Relations

Career Café Hours Are Back at the Scott Café – Mondays this Fall, 12-2pm

Jefferson’s Center for Career Success will be on-site at the Scott Library café (1st floor) this fall to help students with cover letter and resume reviews and career advice. Stop by Mondays from 12-2pm!

At Career Cafés, you can drop by to meet with a career ambassador and work on your documents with their guidance.

Join them Mondays from 12-2pm this fall!

LGBTQIA+ Movie Nights at Gutman Library!

Enjoy snacks and refreshments as you join us Tuesdays at Gutman Library on the East Falls campus to watch an LGBTQIA+ – themed movie! We hope to cultivate a community and safe space for LGBTQIA+ students and allies while presenting queer experiences and narratives. Click on the movie titles below to RSVP and learn more about the films.

Tuesday, October 24, 7pm: Hedwig & The Angry Inch

Tuesday, November 28, 7pm: The Watermelon Woman

Tuesday, December 5, 7pm: Flee

We hope you’ll join us!

Year in Review: Academic Commons Annual Report (2022 – 2023)

The Academic Commons team was BUSY in the the 2022 – 2023 academic year! Check out our annual report to learn about what new programs and initiatives we took on in the last year. You can explore the website link or download our Annual Report PDF to find out who we are, what we do, and see examples of how we can help you achieve your teaching & learning, research, and communication goals.

Highlights of our year include:

  • new student programming at the Gutman Library on the East Falls campus
  • the launch of the Center City Archives & Special Collections (now called the Siegman Archives) expansion project in the Scott Library
  • more open access publishing opportunities, saving Jefferson authors and the university money
  • a new website to showcase the work of our AV, graphics, photography, and video production teams

Check out our Annual Report and explore our website to learn more about how we can help you.

LGBTQ+ Community & Allies: Share Your Story

Are you a patient, caregiver, clinician, administrator, employee, teacher or student in the Jefferson community or Jefferson neighborhoods who identifies with the LGBTQ+ community or its allies? We invite you to submit stories, poems, or essays for consideration. Everyone has a unique voice, and we want to hear from as many of you as possible. The deadline for submission is December 31, 2023. Cash prizes will be awarded!

All submissions to the Yeo Writing Prize also will be considered for publication in the next issue of Evanescent: A Journal of Literary Medicine.

See this flyer for details, and please share with others. Submit your story today!

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with Jefferson Libraries’ Films, Novels, Poetry, and More

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Monday, October 9, is Indigenous Peoples’ Day in America and is a time to honor Native American cultures, histories, and people. Celebrate Indigenous people’s vibrant and vast traditions, voices, and contributions across North America by diving into the Jefferson Libraries’ eBooks, videos, and physical books. The sample of resources below, written by and about Native Americans, discuss Native American history, architecture and art, film, poetry, gender, and much more. Visit the library’s catalog site to browse our complete collection of resources to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

If you are on the East Falls campus, visit Gutman Library’s book display highlighting these Indigenous resources. The exhibit highlights fashion, film, feminism, climate change/sustainability, identity, and history. The display is on the Main Floor of the library.

Print Books

Bad Cree by Jessica Johns

Beauty, Honor, and Tradition: The Legacy of Plains Indian Shirts by Joseph D. Horse Capture and George P. Horse Capture

Borderlands: La Frontera by Gloria Anzaldúa

Calling for a Blanket Dance by Oscar Hokeah

Poet Warrior: A Memoir by Joy Harjo

Reservation Reelism: Redfacing, Visual Sovereignty, and Representations of Native Americans in Film by Michelle H. Raheja

Thin Ice: Inuit Traditions Within a Changing Environment by Nicole Stuckenberger

The Way We Genuinely Live = Yuungnaqpiallerput: Masterworks of Yup’ik Science and Survival by Ann Fienup-Riordan; Translations by Alice Rearden

We Refuse to Forget: A True Story of Black Creeks, American Identity, and Power by Caleb Gayle

White Horse by Erika T. Wurth


Heather Haunani Giugni

My Louisiana Love


The Arts of Kingship: Hawaiian Art and National Culture of the Kalakaua Era by Stacy L. Kamehiro

As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom Through Radical Resistance by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Asegi Stories: Cherokee Queer and Two-Spirit Memory by Qwo-Li Driskill

The Feathered Heart by Mark Turcotte

I Am Where I Come From: Native American College Students and Graduates Tell Their Life Stories

In Good Relation: History, Gender, and Kinship in Indigenous Feminisms by Sarah Nickel and Amanda Fehr

Indian Pilgrims Indigenous Journeys of Activism and Healing with Saint Kateri Tekakwitha by Michelle Jacob

Native American Voices: A Reader by Susan Lobo, Steve Talbot, & Traci Morris Carlston

Two Spirit Acts: Queer Indigenous Performances by Jean Elizabeth O’Hara, Muriel Miguel, Kent Monkman, and Waawaate Fobister

Xiipúktan (First of all): Three Views of the Origins of the Quechan People by George Bryant and Amy Miller

Friday Writing Retreats Kick Off THIS Friday (Oct 6)

Do you need some “me time” for your scholarly writing? Join the Office for Professional Writing, Publishing, and Communication (OPWPC) for First Fridays! These monthly virtual retreats kick off this Friday, October 6. Drop in at any time or stay for the full day from 9 AM to 4 PM.

Whatever stage of the writing process you are in, you can work independently, get feedback from a member of the OPWPC team, or consult a Scott librarian in a chat room. Additional First Fridays this fall: Friday, November 3, and Friday, December 1.

Sometimes all you need is dedicated time, so take advantage of this opportunity. Register here.

October eBooks: Safety in Nursing, Fashion Research, Systemic Racism in the Workplace, etc.

October’s eBook Additions:  Dismantling Racism in the Workplace, Design Thinking, the Encyclopedia of AI, DSM-5 Diagnosis in Children, and Much More

Explore our October eBook additions below. Topics include advances in fashion research, landscape architecture, safety in nursing, and more. Browse our complete eBook collections in Center City/Scott Library, East Falls/Gutman Library, and Horsham/Dixon Library.

Advances in Fashion and Design Research: Proceedings of the 5th International Fashion and Design Congress, CIMODE 2022, July 4-7, 2022, Guimarães, Portugal

Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice through Human Systems Engineering

The Anti-Racist Organization: Dismantling Systemic Racism in the Workplace

Communicating Intimate Health

Data Ethics of Power: A Human Approach in the Big Data and AI Era

Different Perspectives in Design Thinking

Empirical Legal Research:  A Primer

Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence: The Past, Present, and Future of AI

Gait Analysis: Normal and Pathological Function

The Human Frontal Lobes: Functions and Disorders

Interviewing Children and Adolescents: Skills and Strategies for Effective DSM-5 Diagnosis

Pathology at a Glance

Plastics and Industrial Design

Physical Change and Aging: A Guide for the Helping Professions

Political Participation on Social Media: The Lived Experience of Online Debate

Principles of Landscape Architecture

Protecting the Mind: Challenges in Law, Neuroprotection, and Neurorights

Proteins Associated with Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Quality and Safety in Nursing: A Competency Approach to Improving Outcomes

Quantitative Research Methodology in the Health Sciences

Rethinking Comparative Law

Security and Illegality in Cuba’s Transition to Democracy

Simple, Brief, and Precise: How to Write with Clarity

Statistics at Square One

Theories of Counseling

Let’s Talk AI: Join our AI Basics virtual series

We invite you to attend our virtual AI Basics series occurring every other month from September through May. Register for the next session now.

These sessions will address the most common themes from ongoing conversations, with an emphasis on AI as it relates to teaching and learning, recognizing that different programs have different needs. We would love your thoughts and input at any of the sessions you are able to attend. 

The next session is scheduled for Wednesday, November 29 from 10 – 11 am. All sessions will be facilitated on Zoom. Please view our flyer for more information about session topics and dates

Click a title to register for an AI Basics Session:
AI Basics: Dealing with AI (Wed. 11/29)
AI Basics: Embracing AI (Tues. 1/30)
AI Basics: AI as Support (Wed. 3/27)
AI Basics: Reflections & Lessons Learned (Th. 5/16)

25 New eBooks this September: Color Theory, Reframing Assessment with Regards to Student Equity, Real Estate Development, and Ethics in AI

Check out our 25 additions to our eBook collection this September. Topics range from hemp sustainability to emergency nursing and internet security. Explore the list of new eBooks below or browse the complete collection at Center City/Scott Library, Horsham/Dixon Library, or East Falls/Gutman Library.

Afterlives of Data: Life and Debt Under Capitalist Surveillance

The Architecture of Social Reform: Housing, Tradition, and German Modernism

Color Theory: A Critical Introduction

Community Real Estate Development: A History and How-To for Practitioners, Academics, and Students

Construction Superintendents: Essential Skills for the Next Generation  

Convergence: Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing: Social, Economic, and Policy Impacts

Corporate Explorer: How Corporations Can Beat Startups at the Innovation Game

Design in Modern Life

Emergency Nurse Practitioner Core Curriculum

Ethical Machines: Your Concise Guide to Totally Unbiased, Transparent, and Respectful AI

Financing our Anthropocene: How Wall Street, Main Street and Central Banks Can Manage, Fund and Hedge our Global Commons

Handbook of Nonwovens

Hemp and Sustainability

Managing the Complexities of Real Estate Development

My Robot Gets Me: How Social Design Can Make New Products More Human

Other People’s English: Code-Meshing, Code-Switching, and African American Literacy

The Place of Glass in Building

Product Design and the Role of Representation: Foundations for Design Thinking in Practice

Reframing Assessment to Center Equity: Theories, Models, and Practices

Seeing Color in Classical Art: Theory, Practice, and Reception from Antiquity to the Present

Sustainable Approaches in Textiles and Fashion: Consumerism, Global Textiles and Supply Chain

Textiles of Medieval Iberia: Cloth and Clothing in a Multi-Cultural Context

The Unhackable Internet: How Rebuilding Cyberspace Can Create Real Security and Prevent Financial Collapse

Urban Regeneration and Real Estate Development: Turning Real Estate Assets into Engines for Sustainable Socio-Economic Progress

Visual Research: An Introduction to Research Methods in Graphic Design

Research as Art Competition Now Open

Jefferson’s Research as Art Competition celebrates all Jefferson faculty, students, and staff who have an eye for the beauty in their research or scholarship. Submit your images through Friday, October 6, for a chance to win a $250 gift card in each of two categories, and have your work featured in Jefferson research publications and online.

Categories include a) cellular and molecular, or life under the microscope and b) conceptual – renderings of research observations, experiences and concepts in various media.

Entries must be submitted via this form.

Looking for something fun to read? Check out our Graphic Medicine & Popular Magazine Collections!

If you want a break from medical textbooks and journals, check out our graphic medicine collection and popular magazines.

Graphic Medicine Collection: 2nd floor

Graphic medicine uses comics and art to tell the personal stories of healthcare and medicine. Our collection has over 100 stories that invite you to understand and empathize with patients and their caregivers as you encounter medical dilemmas with new eyes. Browse the full collection online or visit the 2nd floor to check out the materials. You can borrow a graphic medicine book for up to 3 weeks.

Just a few graphic medicine books on display  on the 2nd floor:

Seeing Gender: An Illustrated Guide to Identity and Expression by Iris Gottlieb
“Seeing Gender is an of-the-moment investigation into how we express and understand the complexities of gender today. Deeply researched and fully illustrated, this book demystifies an intensely personal–yet universal–facet of humanity.”

Everything is an Emergency: An OCD Story in Words and Pictures by Jason Katzenstein
“Everything is an Emergency is a comic about all the self-destructive stories someone tells himself, over and over, until they start to seem true. In surreal, witty, and confessional images, Jason shows us that OCD can be funny, even when it feels like it’s ruining your life.”

The Body Factory by Heloise Chochois
“A Graphic Novel exploring amputation, revealing details about famous amputees throughout history, the invention of the tourniquet, phantom limb syndrome, types of prostheses, and transhumanist technologies.”  

Doc-Related: A Physician’s Guide to Fixing our Ailing Health Care System by Peter Valenzuela
“Doc-Related takes us behind the clinic doors of today’s ailing US healthcare system. A medley of anecdotes, comics, and data-backed musings, Doc-Related’s “truth-tellers” turn out to be a half-dozen characters you will surely recognize.”

Popular Magazine Collection: 1st Floor

Our popular magazine collection has many titles, including Food & Wine, Elle, Bicycling, Men’s Health, The New Yorker, and Mac Life. Learn more about a new hobby, check out a recipe to try out for dinner, or get inspired to plan your next vacation with our popular magazines!

August eBooks: 25 titles on topics of occupational therapy for dementia, textile artist Alice Fox, the healthcare workforce shortage, carebots, and more

This month’s new eBooks cover brain injury medicine, a history of textiles in twentieth-century Yoruba communities, a guide to neurodiversity, and more. Check out the list below or browse the complete eBook collection at Center City/Scott Library, Horsham/Dixon Library, or East Falls/Gutman Library.

1001 Pediatric Treatment Activities: Creative Ideas for Therapy Sessions  

The Academic Portfolio: A Practical Guide to Documenting Teaching, Research, and Service  

Art Nouveau: Art, Architecture and Design in Transformation  


Brain Injury Medicine: Principles and Practice  

Caregiving, Carebots, and Contagion  

Cases on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Health Professions Educator  

Emotion-focused Therapy for Complex Trauma: An Integrative Approach  

Essentials of Clinical Radiation Oncology  

General Surgery Residency Survival Guide  

A History of Cast Iron in Architecture  

A History of Textiles and Fashion in the Twentieth-Century Yoruba World  

How COVID Crashed the System: A Guide to Fixing American Health Care  

Integrating the Organization of Health Services, Worker Wellbeing and Quality of Care: Towards Healthy Healthcare  

Management and Leadership Skills for Medical Faculty and Healthcare Executives: A Practical Handbook  

Navigating the Healthcare Workforce Shortage: How to Safeguard your Organization’s Most Important Asset  

Necessary Architecture: Raw Earth Solutions for a Common House in Niger  

Occupational Therapy for Dementia  

The Pocket Guide to Neurodiversity  

Prêt-à-Porter, Paris and Women: A Cultural Study of French Readymade Fashion, 1945-68  

The Scholarly Communications Cookbook  

Statistics for Nursing: A Practical Approach  

Vernacular Architecture: Sustainability and Risks  

Wild Textiles: Grown, Foraged, Found  

Women and Global Health Leadership: Power and Transformation  

Sign up for fall workshops: Topics will cover AI tools, DEI dilemmas, Canvas quick sessions, and more

New (academic) year, new us! Over at the Academic Commons, we’ve got a new website AND a new workshop calendar. Explore our new website (learn about new site features) and check out the workshop calendar.

Viewing the Workshop Calendar

View the workshop calendar in a card view (default), monthly view, or weekly view. Choose your preferred view from options in the upper right-hand corner.

Default card view, viewing options in right-hand corner

Browsing Events

Search for a specific event by title or filter workshops by category (topic), audience, or campus location.

Filters and search are found on the left-hand side of the calendar

Fall 2023 Workshops

New Topics:
We’re excited about new sessions on navigating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) dilemmas, improving student research assignments, and exploring AI tools for the classroom and scholarship.

Register for Canvas Lightning Sessions, 15-30-minute online workshops focused on a tool or feature within Canvas, and Canvas Clinics, informal drop-ins where you can ask instructional designers questions or get assistance with your Canvas courses.

If you’re looking for “me time” to focus on your scholarly writing, join the Office for Professional Writing, Publishing, and Communication for First Fridays Writing Retreats. We’ll meet (virtually) on the first Friday of the month from October to December, where you’ll get quiet time to research literature, write, and get answers to your questions from our editors and librarians.

Check out the workshop calendar and register for events today!