Women practitioners’ history

March 2, 2019

As we move into March, the library is marking Women’s History Month by highlighting books in our collection that address the past, present, and future of women healthcare practitioners. In addition to drawing on our own existing holdings, we’ll have a few new titles on display soon, and we are also pulling in books from other libraries through interlibrary loan. If you know of a book on this theme that might appeal to the NUNM community, get in touch!

Year of the Pig festivities

February 4, 2019

On Tuesday, February 5, the library will celebrate the Year of the Pig with festive decorations and treats in the Chinese Herb Library. Stop by the library after 1 PM to sample oranges, candies, and other delicious snacks!

Library remodel needs you!

February 4, 2019

This coming summer, we will be remodeling the back room of the library to create more and better study space. We want student input! In February, we will hold two Friday morning design workshops with BRIC Architecture with the goal of reimagining this space.

Do you study in the back room? Want to get involved? Sign up in the library (use the sign up form at the service desk or drop a slip in one of the yellow boxes) or email University Librarian Noelle Stello at nstello@nunm.edu.

Black history, health & culture

February 3, 2019

The library has worked with the Office of Equity and Inclusion to highlight books in our collection that address the history, health, and culture of African Americans. A couple of recent additions to the library that you’ll find in the display are Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth and Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land.

We will we have more new books to share during the month-long celebration, and we also encourage you to look at the suggested readings from Ayasha Shamsud-Din’s email:

  • Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (The New Press, 2012)
  • James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time (Penguin Books, 1973)
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me (Spiegel & Grau, 2017)
  • bell hooks, Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery (Routledge, 2015)
  • Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)
  • Danielle L. McGuire, At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance – a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power (Vintage Books, 2011)
  • Michelle Obama, Becoming (Crown Publishing Group, 2018)
  • Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk about Race (Seal Press, 2018)


Extended hours for fall finals

November 27, 2018

Finals are coming (sorry), so the library will be open extra hours to help you get ready to rock your exams. Here are the hours in list form:

Sat 12/1   9 AM-6 PM
Sun 12/2   10 AM-6 PM
Mon 12/3   7 AM-8 PM
Tues 12/4   7 AM-8 PM
Weds 12/5   7 AM-8 PM
Thurs 12/6   7 AM-8 PM
Fri 12/7   7 AM-8 PM
Sat 12/8   9 AM-6 PM
Sun 12/9   10 AM-6 PM
Mon 12/10   7 AM-8 PM
Tues 12/11   7 AM-8 PM
Weds 12/12   7 AM-8 PM
Thurs 12/13   7 AM-8 PM
Fri 12/14  7 AM-6 PM

Don’t worry about memorizing it, though, because we’ll post them in the library, too!

New capstones debut

November 7, 2018

The 2018 CCM capstones are back from the bindery, along with a couple of additions from 2017. The following titles are now listed in the library catalog and will be available on the shelves shortly. Come explore these new additions to the literature!




Using the Hakomi informed method and the contemporary Chinese pulse diagnosis makes Chinese medicine more effective
Reyna Allison

Qigong for multiple sclerosis : a feasibility study
Lita Polly Buttolph

Translating qi : the science of spirit and the phenomenological nature of quantum biology
David Campbell

Shanghan lun — treatment strategies & clinical algorithms
Chelsea Eilts

Causative factor and Bazi
Joonsung Jaden Kim

The shan ren dao within practitioner cultivation : Wang Fengyi’s virtue healing system and the practice of classical Chinese medicine
Emily Lichtenhold

Healing through resonance with classical Chinese medicine
Kyle Rhodes

Walking at dawn : healing traumatic injury
Elizabeth Rowan

Classical Chinese empirical medicine : an evidence based approach to the Shang Han Za Bing Lun
Adam Robert Sapolsky

From fear to wisdom : embodying the symbol of the kidneys for an empowered birth journey
Hillary Mefferd Shue

Moons & tides : seasons of the menstrual cycle
Jeevan Singh

Classical Chinese medicine in space
Michelle Yan

Singing bowls are back

November 2, 2018

photo of several singing bowlsMidway between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice seems like an ideal time for a restorative session of Himalayan singing bowls led by CCM’s Ken Glowacki. Join us on Friday, November 9, at 7 PM for an evening sound bath in a dark and cozy library. You will experience a gentle release of tension and gain re-alignment as you let the soft sounds of singing bowls, gongs, and bells surround you. Come with a yoga mat and pillows or use our chairs. It will be a great way to wrap up the week.

E-book bonanza

September 14, 2018

This summer, we expanded our ebook collection by about 3,000 titles! These include a full range of health and medicine topics, including anatomy and physiology, diseases and their treatment, ethics, health communication, community and global health, Chinese medicine, healthcare management, and so much more. In order to find ebooks in our catalog, search for whatever topic interests you and then filter the results, like this:


  • Go to library.nunm.edu
  • Find the search box and enter a topic of interest
  • Once you see some search results, look on the left side for Availability
  • Click NUNM Online …
  • Under Resource Type, choose Books

You can read these books online or download a chapter or two to go. Get in touch with a librarian if you want to know more.

Study room remodel

September 14, 2018

photo of study room with monitorThe librarians have been busy bees this summer! In response to your desire for upgrades in the library, the group study rooms now have new paint, new tables, and new chairs.

We also heard concerns about the lighting in those rooms, so we made some adjustments to it, including dimmable LEDs.

And, photo of study room with Chinese herb librarylast but not least, we added a large monitor in one room, which will allow you to screen media or practice presentations.

We’d love to know what you think of these changes.

Old friend, new look

September 14, 2018

screenshot of new catalog pageWhen you search the library catalog for the first time this term, you may notice some changes. Our new user interface has a fresh, modern look and is more user friendly.

Start your search on the library homepage, as usual. On the search results page, you’ll see a new navigation menu that puts important options right at your fingertips.

If you log in to your library account, you will be able to easily see and renew the items you have checked out, as well as track fines and requests. You also have the option to save items to your Favorites for later. We’ll be happy to give you a tour of the new interface any time — just ask!