Writers & Artists: Submit your work for the next issue of Evanescent (due November 30)

Submit your work for the next issue of Evanescent, a literary journal published by the Jefferson Center for Injury Research and Prevention (JCIPE) dedicated to stories of injury and all its victims.

Evanescent journal articles discuss issues of physical and mental health, social determinants of health, health equity, illness, medicine, trauma and healing, empathy, wellness, and other related topics.

The 4th issue of Evanescent will cover the theme: Where is Our Empathy?

Read the guidelines and submit your work now. In addition to seeking writing, the editors are are looking for compelling visual art and photography that address these issues. The deadline to submit your work is Wednesday, November 30.

Attend the ORCID Workshop for Researchers on Oct. 25 to learn how the tool can save you time

If you conduct research and aren’t yet using ORCID, which stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID, attend the upcoming workshop to learn about the tool.

ORCID Workshop for Researchers on Tuesday, October 25, from 1-2 pm, will provide an introduction to ORCID. You’ll learn how to create an ORCID record and find out how to use ORCID to your advantage when working with research institutions, funders, and other organizations. Learn more about the session and register now. 

ORCID is a persistent digital identifier and associated researcher profile that provides many benefits.

ORCID links your research together, which helps distinguish authors with similar names. An increasing number of journal submission forms, grant applications, and programs (such as Interfolio) can be auto-populated with ORCID. Trusted organizations can add information to your ORCID record, so you can spend more time conducting research and less time managing it.  

Don’t have time to attend the workshop? Learn about ORCID by visiting the Orchid for Researchers website or contacting askalibrarian@jefferson.edu.

A Conversation with Evan Laine: Wednesday, October 26

The Arlen Specter Center, Paul J. Gutman Library, and University of Pittsburg Library System present:

A Conversation with Evan Laine
on his book Arlen Specter: Scandals, Conspiracies, and Crisis in Focus
Wednesday, October 26, 2-3pm or on Zoom
Nexus Library Instruction Space (LIS), Gutman Library

Refreshments will be provided for all attending in person. Learn more about the event, the book, and the Arlen Specter Center on our website.

You’re invited!  LabArchives Virtual User Group Event and Research Edition Bootcamp – October 10-21

Whether you are a current LabArchives user or cautiously sitting on the sidelines reluctant to change old habits, this two-week event is dedicated to improving the management of your data.

The week kicks off with their popular Virtual User Group Event on October 10 and includes an assembled group of researchers and research support staff sharing their experiences on getting started and adapting the LabArchives Notebook, Inventory, and Scheduler to their unique workflows. (Jefferson’s subscription includes all but Scheduler.) Who better to get advice from than actual researchers themselves? Now is your chance to hear directly from fellow users and ask questions directly during this interactive event. This year’s group of speakers come from, Moffitt Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute and KBI Biopharma Inc.

After hearing first-hand from other LabArchives users on how they’ve made LabArchives part of their research data management toolkit, attend one of the topical training sessions to learn how you can use the LabArchives products to help you and your research teams to become more organized, efficient, and productive.

This Year’s Topics Include:

  • 2022 Researcher Virtual User Group Event
  • Cloning Workflows for LabArchives and SnapGene
  • LabArchives Notebook Set-up Overview Session
  • LabArchives Template and Widget Building basics
  • Using LabArchives to Support your Data Management and Sharing Plans
  • LabArchives Notebook for Commercial Teams
  • LabArchives Inventory – Streamline the organization, tracking, and ordering of lab inventory

Click here for more information and to register for the Bootcamp Training Sessions and the Virtual User Group Event

Honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day with these books and videos

Monday, October 10, is Indigenous Peoples’ Day in America and is a time to honor Native American cultures, histories, and people. Celebrate the vibrant and vast traditions, voices, and contributions of Indigenous people by diving into the Jefferson Libraries eBooks, videos, and physical books. The resources below include fiction and non-fiction works written by and about Native Americans that discuss Native American history, architecture and art, music, poetry, and much more.


In the Belly of a Laughing God: Humor and Irony in Native Women’s Poetry by Jennifer Andrews

Crossing Waters, Crossing Worlds: The African Diaspora in Indian Country, edited by Tiya Miles and Sharon P. Holland

A Generation Removed: The Fostering and Adoption of Indigenous Children in the Postwar World by Margaret D. Jacobs ; designed by A. Shahan

Indigenous Pop: Native American Music from Jazz to Hip Hop edited by Jeff Berglund, Jan Johnson, and Kimberli Lee

Medicine Women: The Story of the First Native American Nursing School by Jim Kristofic

In the Night of Memory: A Novel by Linda LeGarde Grover

Our Stories Remember: American Indian history, Culture, & Values through Storytelling by Joseph Bruchac

Reckonings: Contemporary Short Fiction by Native American Women edited by Hertha D. Sweet Wong, Lauren Stuart Muller, Jana Sequoya Magdaleno.

Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement, edited by Nick Estes and Jaskiran Dhillon

Starring Red Wing! The Incredible Career of Lilian M. St. Cyr, the First Native American Film Star by Linda M. Waggoner

When My Brother Was an Aztec by Natalie Diaz

You Who Enter Here by Erika T. Wurth


Learn About the Different Forms of Native American Art

Native American Communities and Climate Change

Native American Imagery Is Everywhere, But Understanding Lags Behind

New Mexico Spoken Word Club Explores Native American Identity

Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience

In the Stacks (Gutman):

Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Magic Images: Contemporary Native American Art by Edwin L. Wade and Rennard Strickland

Men as Women, Women as Men: Changing Gender in Native American Cultures by Sabine Lang; [translated from the German by John L. Vantine]

Native American Architecture by Peter Nabokov, Robert Easton

Native American Literature by Andrew Wiget

Native American Voices on Identity, Art, and Culture: Objects of Everlasting Esteem, edited by Lucy Fowler Williams, William Wierzbowski, and Robert W. Preucel

Robes of Splendor: Native American Painted Buffalo Hides with contributions by George P. Horse Capture et al.; photographs of the hides by Daniel Ponsard

Seven Myths of Native American History by Paul Jentz

Southwest by Southwest: Native American and Mexican Designs for Quilters by Kirstin Olsen

In the Stacks (Scott):

Calling for a Blanket Dance by Oscar Hokeah

My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

There, There by Tommy Orange

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich

Woman of Light by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

25 New eBooks in October: Books cover environmental health, telehealth for nurse practitioners, bariatric surgery, and the vocabulary of colors

Fall is in full swing, and we’re celebrating with 25 new eBooks. Many resources discuss nursing and environmental health, but other topics include infectious disease, hematology, and bariatric surgery. Check out the list of our new eBooks below, or browse our complete eBook collection for Center City/Scott Library and East Falls/Gutman Library.

AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing

AACN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing

Adult-gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review: Fast Facts and Practice Questions

Climate Changes and Epidemiological Hotspots

Climate Change and Global Public Health

Current Trends and Concerns in Infectious Diseases

Delivering Quality Healthcare for People with Disability

Environmental Health – Theory and Practice. Volume 1, Basic Sciences and Their Relations to the Environment

Environmental Health — Theory and Practice Volume 2, Coping with Environmental Health

Environmental Policy and Public Health. Volume 1.  Principal Health Hazards and Mitigation

Environmental Policy and Public Health. Volume 2, Emerging Health Hazards and Mitigation

Extreme Weather Events and Human Health: International Case Studies

Field Guide to Telehealth and Telemedicine for Nurse Practitioners and Other Healthcare Providers

Global Climate Change, Population Displacement, and Public Health: The Next Wave of Migration

Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners in Ambulatory Obstetric Settings

Hematology Board Review: Blueprint Study Guide and Q & A

Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals: Model and Guidelines

 Leininger’s Transcultural Nursing: Concepts, Theories, Research, & Practice

Nursing Informatics for the Advanced Practice Nurse: Patient Safety, Quality, Outcomes, and Interprofessionalism

 Occupational Therapy Essentials for Clinical Competence

Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery: Clinical Reference Guide

Pocket Guide to Bariatric Surgery

Successful Transition to Practice: a Guide for the New Nurse Practitioner

Transformational Leadership in Nursing: From Expert Clinician to Influential Leader

Werner’s Nomenclature of Colors: Adapted to Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Mineralogy, Anatomy, and the Arts

Congratulations to the 2nd Annual Yeo Prize Winners

The 2nd annual Yeo Writing Prize, an award given by the Eakins Writers’ Council, highlights Jeffersonians who wrote impactful, personal, and therapeutic pieces on gun violence.

After careful review of all the entries by the Prize Judging panel, comprised of 11 members across the Jefferson Health Enterprise, the Eakins Writers’ Council announced the following winners:

First place:  “It Was Only One Bullet…” by Mark Chilutti, Asst VP Development

Second place (tie):  “Your Last Shot”  by Keyur Patel, General Surgery Resident

Second place (tie): “One Surgeon’s Story of Gun Violence” by Adam Frank, Surgeon, Dept of Surgery

Third place:  “One Lucky Day” by Margaret Kreher, Palliative Care Physician, Dept of Family and Community Medicine

Honorable mentions:

Abdul Waris Kazi, Internal Medicine Resident 
Christopher Drumm, Family Medicine Physician (Norristown)
Nancy Dinh, Work Study Student
Xiao Chi Zhang, Emergency Medicine Physician
Lyena Birkenstock, MD/MPH student 

There will be a reception featuring the readings from the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners on Thursday, November 17, from 5:30-7pm in the Eakins Lounge at Jefferson Alumni Hall at 10th and Locust on the Center City Campus. The keynote speaker will be Laura Madeline, Executive Director and Curator of Souls Shot Portrait Project.  This project links fine artists with families or friends of victims of gun violence.  Souls Shot’s goal is “to present diverse works that in some way relay graphically, or through narrative, the essence of the person being portrayed.”  Please save the date for this special event. 

The Writers’ Council and Judging Panel were moved by all the entries, many of which were deeply impactful, raw, chilling, and even inspiring. 

Also, it is not too late to submit a piece of writing for consideration for publication in the next issue of Evanescent

Read guidelines and submit at: https://evanescent.submittable.com/submit/224281/evanescent-issue-4

Health Humanities Reading Group: Henrietta Lacks & Joshua Under Contract

Join the Humanities Department for their upcoming reading groups in October. Participants are expected to read, and come prepared to discuss, the text selected for each session. Open to all Jefferson students, faculty, and staff.

Health Humanities Reading Group: Henrietta Lacks
Monday, October 3, 12-1 p.m., Scott Memorial Library 200A (register here)


This week, the Health Humanities Reading Group explores the life and legacy of Henrietta Lacks, whose cervical cells, taken and used without her knowledge, have played a role in modernity as we know it: from vaccines to medicine to space travel. Lacks’ story is unique but also representative of the pervasive mistreatment of Black people by institutions of medicine, science, education, and healthcare.

Special guest discussant: Ana Mari­a Lopez, MD, MPH, MACP, Professor and Vice Chair, Medical Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Chief of Cancer Services, Jefferson Health New Jersey, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Health Humanities Reading Group: Joshua Under Contract
Tuesday, October 25, 12-1 p.m., Scott Memorial Library 200A (register here)

Reading: “Joshua: Under Contract,” a chapter from The Beauty In Breaking: A Memoir (Penguin, 2020) by Michele Harper. Join a discussion about one night of Harper’s ER work in a Veterans’ hospital and how two very different patients helped her change her thinking about what it means to “cure” someone. She also discusses the difficulties of everyday life outside her work at the hospital and how to find peace in those places.

Facilitator: Katherine Hubbard, MA, Teaching Instructor, JeffMD Humanities Selectives, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Access the Reading:

Participants are expected to read, and come prepared to discuss, the text selected for each session. To access the reading, participants must visit the Health Humanities Reading Group module in the Jefferson Humanities & Health organization on Canvas. Most Asano students are already users in the Humanities & Health Canvas course. If that is not the case, participants may email Kirsten Bowen, Humanities Program Coordinator, at kirsten.bowen@jefferson.edu.

YOU’RE INVITED: Snacks, Games, and Fun at Campus Catch Up on Tuesday, October 11

Welcome back, Jefferson! Celebrate the start of the fall semester with the Scott Library. Stop by outside the library on Tuesday, October 11, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. to catch up, enjoy some snacks and games, and learn about what’s new at Scott Library this year.

Play trivia to test your Jefferson knowledge, and you could win an Amazon gift card and other prizes. Grab some candy and snacks and learn about new library resources and tools to help you throughout the year.

No registration is needed – we can’t wait to catch up with you on Tuesday, October 11!

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Mare Jannicelli, New Access Services Assistant

Get to know new Access Services Assistant, Mare Jannicelli. You may not see Mare during the day (they work nights!), but they’re active at the Circulation Desk and behind-the-scenes helping make sure Gutman patrons get the resources they need via interlibrary loan, the process of borrowing materials from other libraries, and our recently updated course reserves, the place where instructors put course materials that students can borrow.

Read our Q&A with Mare to learn about what a typical day at Gutman is like and what inspired them to pursue their Master of Library Science.

What is your role, and how long have you worked at Thomas Jefferson University?
Here at TJU, I am an Access Services Assistant in the Circulation department at the Gutman Library. I started in June of this year!

In your role as Access Services Assistant, what does a typical day at Gutman Library look like for you?
Working nights, my shifts are a bit different from most people. Since our Access Services Assistant Victoria Bonelli is here during the day, I generally help her finish up any leftover tasks. This can range from interlibrary loans (ILL) that need to be shipped out/returned or helping with any projects. This summer, Victoria spearheaded reviving the library’s course reserves, and it was great to assist her as I learned the ropes. Other than that, I help our student workers and patrons with any questions or requests they may have.

What interested you in working at Jefferson and the library?
When I was accepted into Graduate School to begin obtaining my MLIS, I was hoping I could get myself into the field as soon as possible. I knew I would enjoy working in an Academic Library (I frequented the Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers University—Camden until I graduated). When I heard about the opening here at the library, it felt like an opportunity to get my foot in the door. TJU sounded like the perfect environment for me to get my bearings as someone who is learning to become a librarian.

What’s your favorite part about working in the library?
Right now, getting to know our collection and what we can provide for the students has been my favorite part about working here. I love being a resource for people and feeling like I can help them, so familiarizing myself with things and gaining the confidence to do so has been a really great experience.

Tell us a bit about what you’re studying right now at Rutgers and why?
Since this summer, I have been attending Rutgers University to obtain my Master of Library Science. My concentration is Archives and Preservation, and I hope to specialize in film preservation and history. Upon graduating in January, I began to research my career options and what I really wanted to do. I was looking for a field that felt like an amalgamation of my passions and professional goals, and Library Sciences fit the bill. Since starting school, I can say I made the right choice.

When not working in the library or studying, what are some things you like to do in your free time?
When I can, I love practicing film photography, hiking, biking, and spending time with my partner and our beloved cat. Once a week, we try to spend some quality time together, which often includes making or ordering food, going on a walk, and watching a movie or show until we’re dozing off on the couch. Exciting, I know. We’re both super busy, so we like to indulge in simple pleasures!

Jefferson Humanities Forum: Calling In the Calling Out Culture (Monday, Sept 19)

Join the Jefferson Humanities Forum on Monday, September 19, for their latest event with Loretta J. Ross, an award-winning, nationally-recognized expert on racism and racial justice, women’s rights, and human rights.

Monday, September 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m.  
Connelly Auditorium, Dorrance H. Hamilton Building, 1001 Locust Street
Learn more and register here

The work of Loretta Moss emphasizes the intersectionality of social justice issues and how intersectionality can fuel transformation. Ross has co-written three books on reproductive justice: Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice, winner of the Outstanding Book Award by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights; Reproductive Justice: An Introduction, a first-of-its-kind primer that provides a comprehensive yet succinct description of the field and puts the lives and lived experience of women of color at the center of the book; and Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundations, Theory, Practice, Critique. Her latest book, Calling In the Calling Out Culture, is forthcoming in 2022 from publisher Simon & Schuster.

Check out this flyer for more information and register online. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Updates to White House’s Public Access Policy  

On August 25th, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a memorandum updating its public access policy guidance to federal grant-making agencies. The previous guidance, written in 2013, allowed journals to require authors to embargo their articles for 12 months before making the full text freely accessible to the public. With the implementation of this new policy, that embargo period is no longer an option. 

By January 2026, all federal funding agencies are required to have updated their policies to ensure that research that has been publicly funded is openly accessible to the public on the first day it is published. In a press release, the OSTP referenced the Covid-19 pandemic and noted that making research on the virus immediately accessible was a “powerful case study on the benefits of delivering research results and data rapidly to the people.” The office noted that the “insights of new and cutting-edge research stemming from the support of federal agencies should be immediately available—not just in moments of crisis…but to advance all areas of study, including urgent issues such as cancer, clean energy, economic disparities, and climate change.” 

While this policy update is undeniably a win for proponents of open access, an article from InsideHigherEd.com noted that some scholars have concerns that researchers working at smaller institutions have had trouble publishing open access due to the often high cost of article processing charges (APCs). The funding to publish open access articles in top-tier journals without embargo will have to come from somewhere. Currently, researchers can ask for this cost to be included as part of their grant budgets, and many colleges and universities, including Jefferson, have programs to help fund open access publishing.

Please visit our guide to help bring publications into compliance with the current NIH public access policy. 

In addition to addressing peer-reviewed publications, the memorandum also addresses research data. But don’t wait till 2026. The NIH has a new data management and sharing policy that will take effect in January 2023. Learn more and register for a training session on creating a data management and sharing plan for your research. 

September’s New eBooks: Topics include hematology, 3D printing, sustainable agriculture, design thinking, and many more

As we settle into the fall semester, we’re adding 25 eBooks to our digital shelves. This month’s eBook topics cover topics ranging from 3D printing, to anesthesiology, to podcasting, and engineering. Scan the titles of September’s eBooks below to see what interests you, or browse our complete eBook collection (Scott/Center City) (Gutman/East Falls).

100 Statistical Tests

3D Printing Technology and its Diverse Applications

Cannabis/Hemp for Sustainable Agriculture and Materials

Clinical Immunology and Serology: A Laboratory Perspective

Design Thinking Research: Interrogating the Doing

Encyclopedia of Counseling: Master Review and Tutorial for the National Counselor
Examination, State Counseling Exams, and the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination

Faust’s Anesthesiology Review


Health Professional as Educator: Principles of Teaching and Learning

Hematology in Practice

Knowledge Management: A Practical Guide for Librarians

Manual of Traumatic Brain Injury: Assessment and Management

The Meaning of Everyday Occupation

Medical Parasitology: A Self-Instructional Text

Molecular Diagnostics: Fundamentals, Methods, and Clinical Applications

The Monster at Our Door: The Global Threat of Avian Flu

NPR’s Podcast Start Up Guide:  Create, Launch, and Grow a Podcast on Any Budget

Occupational Therapy in Community and Population Health Practice

Patient No Longer: Why Healthcare Must Deliver the Care Experience that Consumers Want and Expect

The Phlebotomy Textbook

Physical Properties of Materials

Smith’s Recognizable Patterns of Human Malformation

Type Specimens: A Visual History of Typesetting and Printing

Understanding Clinical Papers

Urinalysis and Body Fluids

YOU’RE INVITED: Snacks, games, and fun at CAMPUS CATCH UP on September 29

Back by popular demand: CAMPUS CATCH UP!

Celebrate the start of the school year with the Paul J. Gutman Library. Stop by outside of the library on Thursday, September 29, from 12 – 2 p.m. to grab some snacks and swag, meet your subject librarian and learn how they can help you, and find out what’s new at the library this year.

Play games to test your Jefferson knowledge, and you could win an Amazon or Wawa gift card and other prizes. Grab some candy and treats and learn about new library resources and tools to help you throughout the year.

No registration is needed – we can’t wait to catch up with you on Thursday, September 29!