Welcome Sonali Sugrim, Electronic Resources Librarian

Say hello to Sonali Sugrim, our new Electronic Resources Librarian.

Sonali will be managing the digital library resources including subscription databases, e-books, e-journals, and full text article links as well as the integrated library system, OCLC’S World Share. Sonali has a Master of Library Science degree and certificate in Archives and the Preservation of Cultural Materials from CUNY Queens College and a Master of Arts degree in Public History. Sonali has worked in universities, museums, archives, and libraries providing assistance with database maintenance and cataloging.

You can reach Sonali at sonali.sugrim@mssm.edu.

Grey Literature class now available!

Grey Literature is often high quality, highly relevant information that should be included in your research. However, Grey Literature sources can be confusing and difficult to locate. This session will define and contextualize the concept of Grey Lit, as well as teach attendees the best ways to locate and identify relevant sources. Attendees will leave this session with an understanding of:

  • What Grey Literature is
  • Why and in what situations Grey Lit is relevant
  • How to find Grey Literature, and make the information come to them

Register now!


Welcome Angelyn Thornton, Library Outreach Coordinator

We are thrilled to welcome Angelyn Thornton, the new Library Outreach Coordinator for the Mount Sinai Health Systems Libraries. Before Mount Sinai, Angelyn was an assistant at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and a freelance social media coordinator. Angelyn originally comes from an arts background and holds a B.A. in Drama. Angelyn will be overseeing the MSHS Libraries social media presence and will assist with marketing library services and resources.

Angelyn can be reached at angelyn.thornton@mssm.edu

Reference help for libraries affected by Harvey

Our thoughts go out to everyone in the affected areas in Texas and Louisiana by Hurricane Harvey. During the month of September the Mount Sinai Health System Library team would like to invite any #librarians or information professionals affected by #Harvey to send us your basic reference inquiries. They can be your own or from a patron – if you have limited access to your library’s resources, we are here to help. While we cannot provide access to our online resources or collections, we can work to connect you with online resources or other helpful information.

You can reach us via refdesk@mssm.edu or @Levy_Library on Twitter

Levy Librarian Publishes New Book on Video Marketing for Libraries

Congrats to Robin O’Hanlon (Assistant Library Director for Outreach & Public Services) on the publication of her new book “Video Marketing for Libraries: A Practical Guide for Librarians.” Robin co-authored the book with Heather A. Dalal (Assistant Professor/Instruction & Emerging Technologies, Rider University) and Karen L. Yacobucci ( Content Systems Librarian and Marketing Specialist, New York University Health Sciences Library). Way to go, Robin!


Levy Librarian co-authors Landmark Study on Plunging Sperm Rates

Levy Librarian Rachel Pinotti is a co-author on a major study on plunging sperm counts in the Western world. The systematic review, “Temporal trends in sperm count:
a systematic review and meta-regression analysis” was just published in “Human Reproduction Update” and had been featured on NBC News, CBS News, The Guardian, BBC News, Scientific American, The Nation and many more.

Rachel’s author roles included “search strategy design and execution,” “acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data,” and “critical revision of the article for important intellectual content.” Congrats, Rachel!

If you want help getting start with a systematic review, contact our Ask a Librarian service.