Skelly's Corner

A message brought to you by the PCOM Library


Hi! I’m Skelly Bones.

I’m here to highlight upcoming events and useful resources provided by the PCOM Library.

Did you know that the Library of Congress has 600 miles of shelves? Instead of shelving, the PCOM Library has a seemingly endless amount of online resources. Happy New Year!


TEDx - How We Learn Who We Are

Watch neurologist and Draw it to Know it Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Adam Fisch, MD, address how our perception of time changes over the course of our lives, the courtship of anatomy and physiology in the organization of the cranial nerves, and the role of memory in the motivation of behavior. This TEDx Indiana University talk can be viewed here.


Library Survey Coming Soon

PCOM Library needs your help! On January 17, the Library will be opening up our LibQual+ Survey. This survey will allow you to evaluate Library resources and services based on how well you think the Library meets your expectations. The survey should take only 5 minutes of your time. PRIZES! Did we mention PRIZES! Users who complete the survey will be eligible for a Fitbit, Amazon Echo, and more.

Stay tuned! More information to come.


Keep Calm and Ask a Librarian

The PCOM Library wants to help relieve stress that students may feel throughout the school year. Stop by your campus library to relax and unleash your creativity by coloring your stress away! Ask a friendly student worker or library staff member where you can find your coloring station.


OMHRC Knowledge Center - Resources and Health Statistics

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is hosting this free presentation on January 10, 2017 at 12pm (ET).

This session will provide a demonstration on how to access and search the nation’s largest repository of information dedicated to minority health issues. Attendees will see a live search of the OMHRC online catalog and highlights of the wide range of materials that can be accessed via this database. Statistical profiles, organizational directories and cultural competency materials related to health disparities will be presented. In addition information on the services available to librarians and the general public will be featured. 

Read more here.


Teaching Topics: Classroom Assessment on the Fly

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine National Training Office (NTO) is hosting this free presentation on January 11, 2017 at 1pm (ET).

How can we use assessment effectively in the classroom? Join the NTO for a one-hour program on classroom assessment techniques. After a brief review of the types assessment out there, we’ll review a number of different methods you can use for instantaneous feedback. From low tech polling to one minute papers, you will leave this session with new ideas for assessing learning ‘on the fly’ – no gradebook required. 

Read more here.