May 2017 Classes by Miner Library

May 3, 2017

Classes at Miner Library

Here are the classes offered by Miner Library for the upcoming month:

3D Printing Orientation
Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Time: 8:00am – 9:00am
3D Printing Orientation
Date: Monday, May 8, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Blackboard Basics for Academic Courses
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
3D Printing Orientation
Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Blackboard Tests and Surveys
Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
3D Printing Orientation
Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time: 8:00am – 9:00am

For a full list of Miner Library’s classes, visit our Classes page.

Have a question? Contact Miner Library’s Answer Desk @ 585-275-3361.

New Service – 3D printing @ Miner Library

April 28, 2017

Transform scientific and medical concepts into three-dimensional objects. You can now create physical, three-dimensional objects from digital files using our new 3D printer- the Ultimaker 3.

On Monday, May 1, we will begin offering 3D printing services at no cost to University of Rochester Medical Center students, faculty, staff, and researchers.

ultimakerpicCreate your own object using 3D design software or select a pre-designed model.  Check out our recommended 3D design software programs and web sites that offer 3D-printable models here.

Sign up for an orientation class at Classes @ Miner. You’ll need to attend this before submitting a job for printing.

Looking for more information? Check out 3D printing at Miner Library, stop by the Answer Desk, or submit a question to Ask A Librarian.

Get the information you need fast and free

April 27, 2017

Dear faculty, staff and students at URMC:

FreeWe were excited to announce FREE article services a few months ago, but we’re worried you may not have heard.

Did you know we can get you a copy of that print book or journal article you need, even if we don’t own it?

It’s fast, convenient, and FREE through our interlibrary loan service (ILLiad).

Most article or chapter requests can be delivered to you as a PDF within a couple business days.

Need something faster and not sure if we can do it?

Need help signing up for ILLiad?

Just contact our Answer Desk professionals at 275-3361.

Going to visit friends or family in an area with Zika?

April 27, 2017

As the end of the term and summer approach, we’ve all got a million gazillion things on our minds.

And if you’ll be traveling to an area with Zika, well, that’s even more to think about.

Lucky for us, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has done the thinking for us on this one. They’ve just published information that’ll help you plan before, during, and after your visit…”to keep yourself and your family safe!”

Yes, there’s a lot of information on their web page. But it’s chunked up, and nicely illustrated, and easy to navigate.  So, no excuses.

suitcaseIf you’re really, really short on time, the “Pack Like a Champ. Pack To Prevent Zika” video runs just about 1 minute. And it’s available in English and Spanish.

As our mums say, “Have fun. Be good. Stay safe.”

ORCID: An Introduction

April 26, 2017

What does ORCID stand for?

ORCID stands for Open Researcher & Contributor ID

How do I obtain an ORCID?

You can register for an ORCID via the ORCID Registration page.

Why should I obtain an ORCID?

ORCID provides a unique persistent digital identifier that allows researchers to distinguish themselves from every other researcher.  The ID offers a mechanism to distinguish individuals with common names, and are not affected by name changes, cultural differences in name order, inconsistent first-name abbreviations, or the use of different alphabets.

How can I associate publications with my ORCID?

Most scholarly publishers accept ORCID’s during manuscript submissions. If you give publishers permission to do so, they can automatically update your ORCID profile when the submitted article is published.

You may also import publications, patents, grants and other works into your record any time.

You will then be given several options for searching for, importing or uploading publications to your profile.


If you’d like more information about ORCID or other author identifiers, please use the following links:


If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact your librarian for assistance.


High Noon at Miner Library Presents: Art, History and Culture of Korea, May 24, at Noon

April 15, 2017

Please join us for the next High Noon on May 24th. We will be celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. During this session we explore the history and culture of Korea.

This month we welcome John and Joanna Ra to take us on tour of Korea. They will provide a brief history of Korea, an overview of the Korean War and provide details of modern day Korea, including food, music, film, communications and Taekwondo.

I hope can join us for this exciting adventure – a tour of Korea without leaving Elmwood Ave!

Join us on Wednesday, May 24, in the History of Medicine Room at Miner. Feel free to invite your colleagues and bring your lunch. For more information, contact Linda Hasman at 275-3399.

About our Speakers: Master John Ra (7th Dan Hapkido, 6th Dan Taekwondo, 5th Dan Judo) has been studying martial arts since 1984. He received a degree in Judo and Physical Education from the prestigious Yong In University of Martial Arts in Yongin, South Korea. He has competed and received medals in numerous national and international Taekwondo tournaments including Collegiate Nationals. Master Ra was born in Young-Duk City in South Korea. He immigrated to the United States in 1980.

Joanna Ra, also a TaeKwonDo black belt, is the program manager at Agape Black Belt Center. She was born in Daegu city in South Korea and moved to the United States in 2002.

Take an “anytime” break @Miner with our new game collection

April 14, 2017

You’ve probably noticed our chess table, but did you know we have a growing collection of other games as well?

Albert Einstein once said, “To stimulate creativity, one must develop the childlike inclination for play…”

We’ve found tdice and playing pieceshat taking a break and doing something fun clears and relaxes our minds. And when we’re less stressed and don’t feel pressured, we’re more creative. So, we got together and donated a collection of games to share with you.

During your next well-deserved study or work break, stop by our Answer Desk to borrow any of the following games:

♦ Operation
♦ Scrabble
♦ Apples to Apples
♦ Pictionary
♦ Pass the Pigs
♦ Coup
♦ Checkers

We hope you’ll try one the next time you want to de-stress!

Do you have some favorites that we don’t own? Let us know. We may decide to expand our collection.