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Schaffer Library of Health Sciences

Services


Computers & Printing
The first floor has 11 computers, a scanner, a black and white copier, a virus scan station and printers available for faculty, staff, students, and public use. The Winifred M. Pitkin, MD and George P. Pitkin, MD Learning Laboratory is also located on the first floor, providing 20 computers to Medical College students and residents.

The fifth floor Independent Learning Center (ILC), dedicated to R. Foster Scott, M.D., houses 38 computers available for faculty, staff and student use.  Fifth floor study rooms are equipped with audio-visual equipment for viewing multimedia materials and projecting laptops for group study.

In-person medical student Lenovo tablet support is available Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm.

The library has 14 iPads available for loan for educational purposes in support of the medical college curriculum. A full list of our current iPad resources and apps is available here.

Instructional Technology  
Audio-visual support is provided to college classrooms and lecture halls out of the Library, Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.  Call 518-262-5530 for assistance.

The Library supports medical educators who wish to integrate instructional technologies into their teaching. Examples include:  the Sakai learning management system, lecture capture and prerecording lectures, the audience response system, SMART boards, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, the Academic Survey tool, graphics, multimedia, audio and video. 

Workshops are regularly offered, along with customized small group or individual training, depending on need.  Call 518-262-5532  or e-mail at library@mail.amc.edu for more information.

Reference 
A reference librarian is available to find answers to specific questions, provide assistance with searching the biomedical literature and offer guidance in using library resources. Reference service is available Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Requests are also accepted by e-mail at library@mail.amc.edu or by phone at 518-262-5532.

Education
Educational sessions and web-based tutorials are available to faculty, students, and staff. Sessions can be customized to meet your needs. Librarians will meet with you in the Library or in your office or work setting. Customized individual or group educational sessions or library tours are available upon request for AMC faculty, staff, and students. Patient and consumer health groups may also inquire about having a librarian develop tailored educational sessions for meetings by contacting 518-262-5532 or library@mail.amc.edu .

Request It!
AMC faculty, staff, and students can request journal articles, books and other library materials online at http://cdlc-amc.cdlc.org/illiad/logon.html . There is no fee for this service but registration is required. Requested articles usually arrive within 1 to 3 days; requested books usually arrive within 5 to 7 days.

LoansomeDoc
The Library participates in the National Library of Medicine's Loansome Doc program. The Library provides fee-based document delivery service to individuals within the healthcare field without easy access to a health sciences library. Registration and deposit account are required. For more information contact 518-262-5569.

 

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