On Monday, May 22, at 3pm, BizBio will host a medical & science communications career seminar on Zoom.
Learn about science/medical editing, publishing, and digital storytelling. Hear from four communication specialists with strategic planning, scientific services, and medical writing expertise. Stick around for a live Q&A session at the end, and you’ll be entered to win a Starbucks gift card!
Earn 1 point towards the Sci Comm Certificate by attending this event.
This month, our eBook additions range from topics on improving research equity and culturally responsive research to post-World War 2 fashion in America to the guiding principles of couple therapy. Check out the list below and browse our complete eBook collection (East Falls/Gutman)(Center City/Gutman and Horsham/Dixon).
This event is mandatory for Jefferson faculty and staff conducting federally sponsored research.
This educational day for the research community will explore Jefferson’s Research Security Program. Speakers (include keynote speaker Dr. Michael Lauer of the National Institutes of Health) will cover research integrity, foreign influence, and cybersecurity, and how these elements impact research security.
Every April, libraries across the country celebrate National Library Week! The holiday promotes local libraries and library workers and is a time to consider what value libraries bring to our community. This year’s theme is “More to the Story.”
Libraries are full of stories, and Thomas Jefferson University Libraries (Jefferson Libraries) offer space for studying, gathering, and connecting. Our library programming brings together student groups, faculty, and staff for movie nights, lectures, and more. Library infrastructure provides internet and technology access, research and information literacy skills, and support.
This year, as we celebrate libraries, we’re asking YOU to tell us your library story!
Check out why Jefferson students and staff love the library!
Watch Zoe’s video to find out what she loves about Jefferson Libraries:
Check out Alexi’s video to learn what her Jefferson Libraries story is:
Students aren’t the only ones who love the Jefferson Libraries. Over at Scott Library, Access Services Technician Timber loves the bone blocks:
Mark, Access Services Technician at Scott Library, thinks the best hidden secret at the library are the projector kits. (And check out Mark’s friend Walter, the Access Services mascot and a library lover himself!)
Scott Library’s Manager of Access Services, Janice, wants to make sure you know that the library has resources like laptops and iPads to help you study and research:
Celebrate with Us& Tell Us Your Story!
East Falls/Gutman Library: Stop by the library on Thursday, April 27, from 12-2pm to grab some library swag and snacks and tell us your library story!
Center City/Scott Library: Stop by the library on Friday, April 28, from 12-2pm to grab some library swag and snacks, and tell us your library story!
Post on social media: Follow us on social media and post your library story with a video or photo, and you could win prizes! Tag us on Twitter (@SMLibrary_TJU and @gutmanlibrary) and use hashtags #NationalLibraryWeek #moretothestory and we’ll share your story!
Ally Awareness Week is a weeklong celebration of Ally, the tool within Canvas that helps instructors improve accessibility in their courses and offers learners alternative file formats to download. The contest encourages educators to make “fixes” to their content and win prizes!
Where can instructors find information about how to use Ally? Stop by one of our in-person or virtual Ally Drop-in Clinics for one-on-one support between April 17 – 19. The clinics are led by an instructional designer who can provide you with individualized guidance on making fixes in Ally. Make sure to check out the Ally Quick Start Guide for Instructors. You can also visit our Ally Resources Page for written guides and self-paced learning modules.
“The alternative format from Ally that I like most is the audio one. I am more of a listener than a reader, and Ally makes learning convenient for me.”
– Kerry L., Interior Design, 2025
I’d love to listen to Ally on my morning commute so that I could be efficient with my time and enhance the information exposed to my brain. – Azba A. PreMed Studies, 2025
“I’m an audio-visual and kinesthetic learner, so reading assignments back-to-back are a lot. Reading isn’t the best way for me to learn and if I can listen to someone telling me something instead of just reading it, I process and understand the concepts better. I can really take it in. I probably end up understanding things better with Ally.”
– Gia S., Occupational Therapy, 2025
“I love the option of listening to audio versions of articles so I can do other things like cleaning or organizing while learning! It makes it easier to get knowledge in while accomplishing important life stuff.”
April’s eBooks include resources that cover topics like affirmative counseling for transgender clients, an encyclopedia of colors and dyes, Islamic architecture, Black femme art, Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, and more.
The Jefferson Libraries are pleased to announce that they have entered into an institutional open access agreement with Wiley, a major scholarly publisher. Jefferson’s three-year agreement with Wiley waives article processing charges (APC) for open access publishing in Wiley’s hybrid and open access journals, including Hindawi journals, for manuscripts submitted by Jefferson authors.
Formally known as a Transformative Agreement, this new license provides unlimited electronic access to all Wiley & Hindawi published journals along with no-fee open access publishing for Jefferson authors. We will pay Wiley an additional annual license fee to participate in this Transformative Agreement.
For Wiley’s hybrid journals, manuscripts accepted for publication between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2025, are eligible. For Wiley and Hindawi open access journals, manuscripts submitted between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2025, are eligible.
The workflow for authors varies depending on the type of journal – hybrid or open access (gold). Please visit the libraries’ guide on open access publishing with Wiley for details.
This is Jefferson Libraries’ second transformative agreement that provides no-fee open access publishing for Jefferson authors. Please visit the libraries’ Open Access Guide for complete details on these agreements and the Jefferson Open Access Publishing Fund.
Did you know that April is National Garlic Month? This fun awareness event lets us celebrate garlic and learn more about this special vegetable (that’s right, it’s a vegetable)!
The books and videos on the list below discuss the many uses of garlic. From cooking to medicine (and even vampire safety), our collection has everything you need to celebrate garlic’s role in our lives.
Check out our workshops this April and May, geared toward providing you with uninterrupted scholarly writing time and one-on-one support on improving the accessibility of your course materials for learners.
Writing Retreats: Friday, May 5, 8:30 – 11:30am and 1- 4pm (virtual)
Join us for uninterrupted “me time” to focus on your scholarly writing. Use this quiet time to research literature, write, and get answers to questions. We’ll have a writing consultant from the Office for Professional Writing, Publishing, & Communication, and a librarian available to help you find materials, discuss your journal choice, answer questions, or read what you have so far. We scheduled retreats into half-day segments to accommodate varying schedules, but you are welcome to join for any part of the day.
Ally Drop-in Clinics: Monday, April 17 – Wednesday, April 19, 11am – 1pm (hybrid)
Get one-on-one help with Ally, the accessibility tool in Canvas. At a drop-in, connect with resources illustrating how to increase the accessibility of your documents across popular apps. With guidance, some minor adjustments to your files can significantly increase accessibility for learners. This clinic is part of a series of events during Ally Awareness Week. Put your knowledge of Ally to work and try to climb the leaderboard to win prizes. More info to come.
Join us on Tuesday, March 28, at 7pm to watch “Making a Mountain.” Enjoy snacks and refreshments as you connect with others who are interested in architecture, design, and sustainability. RSVP here.
In “Making a Mountain,” architect Bjarke Ingels and his team have spectacular plans for a new waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen. A visionary project which combines waste management with urban recreational space, CopenHill features a ski slope on top of the building. But it is going to be an uphill struggle…
We hope you’ll join us on March 28 to watch and discuss the film.
Our eBook additions for March include resources on architecture and design, eyelid disorders and diseases, joint reconstructive surgery, and more. Check out the list below or browse our complete eBook collection at East Falls/Gutman Library and Center City/Scott Library.
The Jefferson Libraries are pleased to announce that we have entered into an institutional open access agreement with ACS (American Chemical Society) Publications. This agreement waives article processing charges (APC) for open access publishing in any ACS journal for manuscripts submitted by Jefferson authors between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2025. Please visit the libraries’ Open Access Guide for more information and details on the ACS process.
Formally known as a Transformative Agreement, this new license provides unlimited electronic access to all ACS journals and no-fee open access publishing for Jefferson authors. Jefferson Libraries have joined this agreement as part of our PALCI consortium membership. We will pay ACS Publications an additional annual license fee to participate in this Transformative Agreement.
At manuscript submission, Jefferson authors must select Thomas Jefferson University as their affiliated institution from the ACS Paragon Plus system drop-down. Jefferson authors must use their Jefferson email address and should confirm that their stated affiliation within the manuscript is Thomas Jefferson University. Once the manuscript is accepted, Jefferson authors will be guided through the Journal Publishing Agreement for the appropriate open access options and the libraries will be notified that an open access manuscript is in process.
We hope to announce a similar agreement with another publisher in the next few weeks. Please visit the libraries’ Open Access Guide for more information and details on the ACS process.
What if I submitted a manuscript to ACS in 2023 before learning of this agreement?
March is Women’s History Month & International Women’s Month, and this year we’re celebrating with a collection of digital and print resources from the Gutman and Scott libraries on intersectional feminism. Check out the resources and join us on March 8, International Women’s Day, for INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISMS: Many Identities, One Movement. You can attend in-person or virtually.
At the event, Dr. Jane Caputi of the Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Florida Atlantic University will explore the evolution of feminist theory and discuss the current battle over Black, Queer, and Feminist studies in America. A reception will follow the discussion. Learn more and sign up.
And while you’re at it, if you’re on the East Falls campus, check out Gutman Library’s Intersectional Feminism Collection on the 1st floor (Main Floor) of the library to take out a resource or browse online. The titles in this collection cover how racism, ableism, xenophobia, and homophobia combine with sexism to show how societal discrimination affects every woman differently. If you’re in Center City, visit Scott Library’s 1st-floor Leisure Collection to check out Center City’s resources.
In addition to our print resources, explore our eBooks online:
Join us for this new documentary film series at Gutman Library! Once a month, we’ll watch a documentary that aligns with the theme “Idealists & Changemakers.” Everyone is welcome to attend.
On Tuesday, February 21 let’s watch “RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope,” the second in our series of four documentary screenings at Gutman Library. Enjoy snacks and refreshments as you connect with others who are interested in the health sciences, mental health care, architecture & design, and sustainability. Join us after the film for a discussion on mental health, facilitated by Slade Roff, LCSW, a staff member of the East Falls Student Counseling Center (SCC). Register here!
The research was controversial, but the findings revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. “RESILIENCE” delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior.
Check out the films and documentaries available to you, thanks to the Thomas Jefferson University Libraries, via the Academic Video Online database and register for our March documentary screening.