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.

April 2017 Classes by Miner Library

April 3, 2017

Classes at Miner Library

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

Blackboard Basics for Academic Courses including Residencies
Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Data Management: Planning and Practices
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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.

De-stress with Strong PETS – Wednesday, 4/26/17 @ 3:15

April 2, 2017

Students with Strong PETS

Join us on Wednesday, April 26, for a visit from our favorite team of caregivers… Strong P.E.T.S.  (Pets Engaged in Therapeutic Socialization).

Beyond the benefits of animal-human interaction like lower blood pressure and reduced stress, interacting with animals can increase our levels of oxytocin, a hormone that helps us feel happy and trusting.

Got a few minutes? De-stress with us on April 26.

Strong P.E.T.S. volunteers will stop by @ 3:15 p.m., after their “rounds” on the in-patient units.


High Noon at Miner Library Presents: “Cycle-ology: Health Benefits and Other Tips of Bicycling.” Presented on April 26 at Noon

April 1, 2017

Spring is finally here! And with it comes thoughts of spending more time outdoors. Join us for the next High Noon talk where we learn all about the bicycling scene in Rochester.

Dr. Scott MacRae will discuss the health benefits of cycling, provide tips for commuting to work on your bike and updates on Rochester’s bicycling infrastructure.

Come to Miner for a wheely good time!

Join us on Wednesday, April 26, 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 the Speaker: Dr. Scott MacRae is the Director of Refractive Services in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. MacRae is one of the most experienced and respected refractive surgeons in the world. In addition to his professional life, Dr. MacRae is passionate about bicycling. He is President of the Rochester Cycling Alliance where he promotes bicycles for transportation, sport and health, and provides input on government activities concerning legislation affecting cycling.

Celebrate National Library Week with $1 Rainforest Crunch Coffee at FLCR, 4/14-4/15.

March 28, 2017

Thiscoffee mug year, we’re celebrating National Library Week with our friends at Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters.

And who benefits?  You do!

You’ll be able to pick up some caffeinated, vanilla-caramel deliciousness for the fabulous, low price of only:



Yup! On Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15, you can purchase any size Rainforest Crunch flavored coffee for just a single George Washington.

This special offer is available at all three Medical Center locations: Strong Memorial Hospital main lobby, ATM, and Medical Research Building.

And contacting your Medical Center Libraries is almost as easy as plunking down your dollar for coffee: askminer.urmc.edu


“We provide answers and expertise to help you work, learn, and achieve success.”

Is Miner your fave? Nominate us for “Library of the Year” through Sat., 4/15

March 23, 2017


Annually, in recognition of National Library Week, the Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC) names three libraries – one public, one school, and one academic/special (that’s our category) — as “Library of the Year.”


Vote Nominations for RRLC’s Library of the Year contest must come from you, our customers. (We, as library staff, are not eligible to participate. Go figure.)

Using the online form, it’s easy to select “UR Medical Center/Edward G. Miner Library” from the “Library Name” drop-down list. (We’re near the bottom.)

Select Miner Library

Next, explain why you “love your library.” We know you could go on and on for pages, but the form only allows for 300 words or less. How many words is that, you ask? Well, this entire article is about 180 words.

We’re told that the total number of votes don’t matter as much as the sentiments expressed.

Our fate is in your hands.

Thank you!

Data Management Workshop Added for April 13 at 2 PM

March 22, 2017

Data Management: Planning and Best Practices

Many major funders, including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, require a plan for managing data. A Data Management Plan (DMP) is a formal plan that outlines how the data, including both physical and digital, will be handled over the course of the research project and beyond.

This class will cover the practical tips and essentials of data management, including:

• Data management plans (tools, checklists)
• Methods for describing data
• Best practices for file naming
• Data storage and reuse
• Citing data

Please join us on Thursday, April 13, at 2 PM in SRB 1.412.

Please register here; space is limited.