The judges have spoken, and we are pleased to announce the winners of the Halloween Costume Competition at the 2014 Library Spooktacular. Congratulations go out to:
Best Individual Costume:
Lucy Borges, Patient Transport Assistant, Environmental Services – for Princess Devil
Best Medically Related Costume:
Joyce Grandy, Clinical Nurse Educator, Perioperative Services – for Bad Bug – Ebola
Best Group Costume:
Carol Flewelling and the Telemedicine team – for Telemedicine Teletubbies
Check out more great costumes on Flickr!
The Ottawa Citizen recently reported that Health Canada has been publishing research in in the International Food Risk Analysis Journal. This journal, and its publisher appear to have a very close relationship with Health Canada. Two of the editors-in-chief are from Health Canada and over 75% of the articles published in the journal are written partly or entirely by Health Canada staff. In addition, the journal seems to avoid true peer review by allowing Health Canada to review some of its own articles. The publisher, InTech, has been labeled as a “predatory publisher” or “vanity press” and is highly suspect in academic publishing circles. For more information please see the full article here: http://ottawacitizen.com/technology/science/the-very-odd-tale-of-health-canadas-croatian-publication
Back by popular demand, the Health Sciences Library invites you to the 2nd annual Halloween Spooktacular. Check out these party events that are sure to be frighteningly fun!
1) Halloween Photobooth/Costume Contest – Pam Richards, Information Specialist and our resident photographer will once again lead this year’s photobooth. Strike a pose and automatically enter our contest for a chance to win prizes for the best single, best group, and best medically related costume. Don’t have a costume? We’ll have some on hand.
2) House of Horrors – Are you afraid of the dark? Then you’ll want to steer clear of our House of Horrors. This year prepare to be truly terrified.
3) Trick-or-Treat! Go door-to-door collecting candy as you learn about what’s new in library and information services.
4) Cake, candy, prizes, & games - Test your knowledge of medically related horrors, load up on sugary treats, and enter our trivia contest for a chance to win a fully loaded Halloween gift basket.
Date: October 31st (Halloween)
Time: 11am – 1pm
Where: LKS 353 Information Commons & Library
This month featuring:
- Your invitation to the Halloween Spooktacular
- New ipad mini lending program
- Staff Feature: Alissa Epworth
Click for PDF: October_2014
This month featuring:
- (NEW!) Workshops: Excel, Google, Maximizing Your Search Skills
- Browzine Lunch & Learn
- Interlibrary Loans – What are they?
- Staff Feature: Marina Simms
Click here for PDF: September_2014
The Ottawa Citizen recently published a story exposing the predatory practises of the journal: “Experimental and clinical cardiology”. Until 2013, this very respected journal was published in Canada. However, it was sold last year and according to the Citizen is now a ‘predatory’ publication. Predatory journals will publish anything for a fee. According to this article, anything published in this journal after 2013 is highly suspect.