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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Search for a specific event by title or filter workshops by category (topic), audience, or campus location.
Fall 2023 Workshops
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.
We’ve got a new look! Explore (and bookmark) the new Academic Commons website at academiccommons.jefferson.edu.
The new design makes it easier to find what you need, whether learning about our services and helpful resources, registering for workshops, or completing self-paced learning in your own time.
Workshop Calendar: Browse, filter, and register for workshops on instructional design and educational technologies, research tools, professional communications, and more. Sign up for our fall 2023 workshops today!
Consultation Form: Fill out the consultation form for help with instructional design and educational technologies or professional writing, publishing, and communication.
Self-Paced Programs: Explore our growing library of self-paced learning modules on information literacy, universal design for learning, effective group assignments, and more.
Our Services: Connect with our teams for help with audio-visual classroom support, website and database development, and more. View samples of our photography, videography, and graphic design projects to see how we can help you!
Thomas Jefferson University Libraries: Quickly access the Jefferson Libraries websites by clicking the Thomas Jefferson University Libraries link in the upper-right corner, found throughout our website.
We hope our website helps you learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we can support you. Check it out now: academiccommons.jefferson.edu.
Check out the latest issue of Evanescent!
Evanescent: A Journal of Literary Medicine is the journal of the Eakins Writers’ Workshop, which also sponsors the Drs. Theresa and Charles Yeo Writing Prize. The Eakins Writers’ Workshop is supported by the Jefferson Center for Injury Research and Prevention and includes members of the Office for Professional Writing, Publishing, and Communication.
Volume four of Evanescent asked the question: where is our empathy? The Jefferson community responded with brave, honest, and heartbreaking personal stories. We in healthcare bear witness to nearly every emotion of the human experience.
Evanescent seeks to chronicle, communicate, and celebrate this richness of experience. Submissions are welcomed from all members of the Jefferson community. For inquiries regarding submissions, please email email@example.com.
Special content includes:
· Select essays from the 2022 Theresa and Charles Yeo Prize, focused on gun violence
· Artwork from the Souls Shot Project, which pairs local artists with loved ones who have lost family to gun violence
Explore the latest issue of Evanescent now.
Join experts from Thomas Jefferson University, University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Drexel University, and Vanderbilt University for The Qualitative Institute, October 5-7, 2023, in Jefferson Alumni Hall. Attendees will learn new skills and expand on prior strengths in qualitative and mixed methods research.
The Qualitative Institute (TQI) is a comprehensive educational program hosted by Thomas Jefferson University with speakers from Jefferson, University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Drexel, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Vanderbilt University.
- Philosophical Foundations of Qualitative Inquiry
- Conventional & Alternative Data Collection Approaches
- Ethnography & Observation
- Visual Methods & Arts Informed Research
- Developing Interview & Focus Group Guides
- Social Media: A Data Gold Mine
- Community Engaged & Participatory Research
- Concept Mapping
- Mixed Methods Research
- Research Dissemination
- Interview Skills Workshop
- Focus Group Skills Workshop
- Coding & Analysis Skills Workshop Who should attend:
- Healthcare, public health, education, & social work researchers
- Students & trainees
- Members of community, non-profit, & government organizations
Sponsored by: Thomas Jefferson University’s College of Population Health and Asano-Gonnella Center for Research in Medical Education and Health Care.
This July, check out our 25 new eBook additions to the collection. Topics include workplace wellbeing, the connection between food and fashion, gynecologic cancers, and more. Browse the list below or explore our complete eBook collections at Gutman Library/East Falls campus, Scott Library/Center City Campus, and Dixon Library/Horsham Campus.
Join LabArchives, Jefferson’s electronic research notebook, throughout the week of June 26 for sessions tailored to help you prepare to use LabArchives in your Fall courses.
The fall semester is nearly upon us, and LabArchives is here to help you begin to plan fall courses. LabArchives online tools make it easy to build, organize, and manage your course whether you’re teaching in-person, online, or a combination of the two. Whether you’ve been using LabArchives for years or are just getting started, the Education Boot Camp is a great place to begin planning your next course.
During these special training sessions, you’ll learn everything you need to know to prepare for Fall semester. Attend the sessions to learn how the LabArchives Education Edition can help you and your peers to easily manage student lab work and course content.
June 26: Setting up your Course Notebook for Student Success
Learn how to build the instructor course notebook. Whether you have your course materials ready or you are using the repository of 500+ prebuilt OER labs & eBooks, this session is for you. Learn how to convert existing course materials to an interactive LabArchives notebook and set up templates for easy course management.
Register Here (June 26, 10am)
June 27: Grading and Feedback: Improving student outcomes with real time collaboration
Learn the ins and outs of grading student work and measuring success throughout the semester. The session will cover qualitative and quantitative methods for providing feedback for students in your course. The session will also cover ways to manage semester long projects and techniques to help identify students at risk.
Register Here (June 27, 2pm)
June 28: Leverage LabArchives ELN in your Lab Courses
This session will cover your needs to use LabArchives ELN as a digital lab notebook. Learn how to integrate your STEM material into LabArchives for introductory and/or upper-level courses, organize and create templates, manage your course, and facilitate grading.
Register Here (June 28, 12pm)
Tip: Want to get started early? These sessions are hosted all year long at the link below!
Register Here (bi-monthly on Wednesdays, 1pm)
This summer, expand your teaching and learning skills with the Academic Commons’ self-paced learning modules. Topics include information literacy, universal design for learning/accessibility tools, the scholarship of teaching & learning, and more.
Browse the modules below and click on a program title to begin. Sessions will track your progress, allowing you to complete a program at your own pace in multiple sittings.
And stay tuned for our live workshop schedule for Late Summer/Early Fall 2023, which we’ll share later this summer.
Information Literacy (resources from Jefferson Libraries)
Learn to incorporate databases and point-of-care tools into your clinical and teaching practices.
- ClinicalKey for Nursing
- Draw it to Know it & Statista
- FA Davis & JoVE (We Have a Video for That!)
- Course Design 101 (email EdTech.Support@lists.jefferson.edu to request access) Learn the ins and outs of Canvas, Jefferson’s learning management system (LMS).
- Science of Learning
Learn about how “brain-based learning” came to be, what happens in the brain when we learn, and what practices you can implement to facilitate learning.
- Effective Group Assignments
Gain best practices in designing, implementing, and assessing group assignments.
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL)
- Getting Started with the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
Learn the steps of SoTL – from the design process to inquiry methods to getting published — and connect with Jefferson resources you can utilize along the way.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
- A Guided Tour of Ally
Go on an in-depth tour of Ally, a usability and accessibility tool found within Canvas you can use to improve your course materials.
- An Introduction to Universal Design for Learning
Learn the definitions of usability, accessibility, and UDL and get introduced to the UDL guidelines.
- Resources to Improve Accessibility
Connect with resources and techniques to improve the accessibility of your course content.
Help us celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month this June by diving into Jefferson Libraries’ resources! Check out the eBooks, videos, graphic medicine, and leisure books below. Materials include poetry, novels, resources for healthcare providers, and a feature film.
But that’s not all: check out LGBTQ+ Source, a database of scholarly and popular LGBTQ+ publications, and the Jefferson Libraries guides on Intersectional Feminism and Diversity & Inclusion for additional resources.
Seeing Gender: An Illustrated Guide to Identity and Expression
Leisure Books (Scott 1st Floor)
Felix Ever After
If a large-scale Jefferson event occurs, there’s a good chance the Academic Commons’ Photography team is there, snapping away to capture moments and milestones. Our photographers document countless Jefferson events and projects – and one very special moment the team recently photographed was Jefferson’s 199th Commencement Ceremonies.
Photographers Britney Lillya Calhoun, Ellen Miller, and Karen Kirchhoff created over 10,000 images of the 199th Commencement events this year! Check out some of the captured moments below:
In addition to commencement, the Photography team has been busy all year photographing events like the Philadelphia Speaker Series with Bill Nye, Match Day on the Center City campus, Class Toasts on the East Falls campus, and faculty retirement celebrations. Check out their Year in Photos web page to browse some of their work from the past year.
If you have an upcoming event or project or need personal photos for a headshot or passport, hire our team! To get started, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (215) 503-7841. Our photography studio is located at 1020 Locust Street, Alumni Hall, Room 523.
As we gear up to celebrate Juneteenth (on June 19), Jefferson Libraries is proud to share resources to help you learn about the holiday’s history.
Lisette Martinez, Executive Vice President & Chief DEI Officer, explained the origins of Juneteenth:
Juneteenth is an annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War. It has been celebrated by African Americans since the late 1800s. On June 19, 1865, about two months after the Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox, VA, Gordon Granger, a Union general, arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform enslaved African Americans of their freedom and that the Civil War had ended. General Granger’s announcement put into effect the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been issued by President Abraham Lincoln nearly two and a half years earlier, on January 1, 1863. The holiday is also called “Juneteenth Independence Day,” “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day.”
Dive into these resources from Jefferson Libraries to learn more about the history of Juneteenth and how you can honor it. And check out the Jefferson Libraries Guides on Anti-Racism and Diversity & Inclusion for more library resources.
Print Books (1st floor Scott Library)
This June, we’re adding 25 titles to our eBook collection. Topics covered range from architecture, fashion marketing, and textiles to leadership development, financial institutions, and healthcare systems. Medical topics include oncology imaging, endometriosis, and urology. Check out the list of June’s additions below or browse our complete eBook collection: Gutman/East Falls, Scott/Center City, Dixon/Horsham.