• Connecting to the Past - Building for the Future

      Hinegardner, Patricia G.; Tooey, M.J.; Behles, Richard J.; Gerhart, Brad; Pinho, Thom (2010-05)
    • Exploring and Expanding Staff Skills and Expertise to Elevate Library Services

      Blanck, Jaime; Pinho, Thom; Snow-Croft, Sheila L.; Solomon, Meredith; Yancey, Toni C. (2008-10)
    • From study room to studio: designing state-of-the-art collaboration space

      Tooey, M.J.; Mayo, Alexa A.; Pinho, Thom (2010-10)
      Poster presented at the MAC-MLA 2010 Conference, Oct. 13-15, 2010 on the transformation of a library study room into a collaboration space and presentation studio for faculty, staff and students.
    • From Type To Tablets : The Roots Of Library Media

      Behles, Richard J.; Midyette, David; Pinho, Thom; Schnur, Abra; Waugh, Patrick; Wolff, Megan; Latta, Erin (2012-04-09)
    • HSHSL Day of Service Donation Projects

      Baker, Christina; Beaulieu, Colette; Betz, Gail; Burcat, Kirsten; Downton, Katherine; Patterson, Nancy; Nguyen, Tony; Pinho, Thom; Wink, Tara (2020-06-23)
      The HS/HSL 's Outreach Service Task Force organized its first virtual Day of Service in June 2020. The event was done virtually as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic and a way to make the staff feel connected while teleworking. Participants gave donations to Better World Books, Purple Heart, food banks, blood banks, Assistance Center of Towson Churches, Dogtor Loki's Hero Healing Kits, Meals on Wheels, Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Harford County Humane Society.
    • HSHSL Holiday Card 2014

      Tooey, M.J.; Pinho, Thom (2014)
    • HSHSL Holiday Cards 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

      Tooey, M.J.; Pinho, Thom (2010-12-15)
    • An Institutional Repository for the UMB Campus: a white paper

      Gresehover, Beverly; Behles, Richard J.; Douglas, C. Steven; Pinkas, Maria M.; Hinegardner, Patricia G.; Pinho, Thom (2010-08-17)
      Institutional repositories offer a new model for the dissemination of scholarly publications and increase access to resources. The development of an institutional repository will help promote the mission of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) to educate and conduct research by applying state-of-the-art technology to organize and present the intellectual work of its scholarly community. The Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) established the Repository Information Project Task Group (RIPTG) in May 2008 to explore the feasibility of such a project. The group envisions a repository that while institutional in scope, allows the University’s constituent schools and individual community members to define their own identities and highlight their accomplishments underneath the UMB umbrella. Equally important, the repository should be scalable, designed from the outset to allow for future growth in participation and content. The RIPTG concludes that the HSHSL, a technological innovator on campus and an expert in selecting, organizing, storing, and providing the information the campus community needs, is uniquely positioned to develop and implement an institutional repository for UMB. While there will be some cost for computer hardware and software to host the repository, current HSHSL personnel have the expertise to develop a world-class repository.
    • Makerspace Task Force Report

      Kim, Bohyun; Brown, Everly; Bodycomb, Aphrodite; Pinho, Thom (2014-07)
      Executive Summary: The leadership of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) has decided to explore the concept of a makerspace. The recent growth and rapid adoption of makerspaces and 3D printing technology in health sciences will impact the tools that our future students, researchers, and faculty will expect to have access to. The mission of this Task Force was to determine what role a makerspace could serve in an academic health sciences library and if the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s HS/HSL could benefit from one. Based on the environmental scan, which involved the literature review of current makerspaces in educational institutions and site visits to local makerspaces, we believe that a makerspace within the HS/HSL will greatly benefit UMB students, researchers, and faculty. It will provide an open space that will allow them to explore and utilize new technology that has a significant impact on hands-on learning, classroom instruction, cutting-edge research, and innovative patient care in health sciences. This Task Force recommends the creation of a makerspace in HS/HSL which would include 3D printers, 3D scanners, and computers with the appropriate software for modeling and visualizing 3D objects as detailed in the recommendations section of this paper. The makerspace would also organize workshops and programs to promote technological experimentation and idea prototyping to the UMB community. To fund the creation of the makerspace, the Task Force has identified two potential grant opportunities that would help cover some costs associated with creating the space if applied for and awarded. Other potential sources of funding include soliciting donor funds for technology or stakeholder contributions. In order to best support the needs of students, researchers, and faculty, the Task Force also recommends that this project be pursued as soon as the funds are available.
    • Surprise & Delight: The Library as Cultural Space

      Mayo, Alexa A.; Drummond, Persia; Epps, Anna-Marie; Latta, Erin; Pinho, Thom (2017-05)