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Edge Library

Curating a custom collectionof books for career development.
Topics range from technical writing to life in academia, leadership to productivity, creativity to communication, publishing to management, and more. We even have some children's books about famous scientists.

mentor notes

What books to do think are especially helpful for trainees?

To recommend books for the library, email the Edge Team.

How it Works
Browse the Library

Visit the library.

Email Scott Gubala scott.gubala@vumc.org with the titles you would like and your campus address.

Receive your book

Your book will be sent via campus mail.

Return your book

Return your book in the supplied envelope via campus mail or at any Edge for Scholars in-person event.

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Four weeks.  If you need to keep it longer, email scott.gubala@vumc.org.

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Two books at a time, but we can make an exception for you.

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After you check out your first book, we will create an account so you can use the online system or continue to check out books via email.

To browse and place holds online. Visit the Edge Library

  1. Click on the book you want and select Add Hold.
  2. A toolbar will appear at the bottom of the screen. Select Place Hold.
  3. Once you have placed all books desired on hold, click COMPLETE.
  4. Log in using your email address and password (if you need a password, please click “email password” and, after receipt, log in with this information.
  5. Your hold will be confirmed via email.
  6. The book(s) will be sent to your campus address with a return envelope to assist in returning the book to the library.
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The library cart resides in 2525 West End, Suite 600. Email scott.gubala@vumc.org to arrange a time to visit.

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Yes, email scott.gubala@vumc.org.

If you have a book that you recommend, please let Scott know. The book can be on any subject you think will help biomedical researchers in their career endeavors.

Questions
Email the Edge team at info@edgeforscholars.org
upcoming Edge Library events [ view all events ]
February 7, 2023 | 1:00 pm (In-Person) Dr. Julie Bastarache | 2525 West End, Ste 1040
Grant Pacing Workshop
Grants & Funding
Early career faculty
February 9, 2023 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) Dr. Joe Bandy | 206 PRB
Edge Seminar
Pre/Post Doc
Early career faculty
February 15, 2023 | 1:00 pm (In-Person) Dr. Julie Bastarache | 2525 West End, Ste 1040
Grant Pacing Workshop
Grants & Funding
Early career faculty
February 17, 2023 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) Dr. Katherine Hartmann | 2525 West End, Ste 600
Pre/Post Doc
Early career faculty
Mid career faculty
February 20, 2023 | 1:00 pm (In-Person) Dr. Katherine Hartmann | 2525 West End, Ste 1040
Grant Pacing Workshop
Grants & Funding
Early career faculty
February 24, 2023 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) Dr. Katherine Hartmann | 2525 West End, Ste 600
Pre/Post Doc
Early career faculty
Mid career faculty
March 9, 2023 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) Dr. Wes Ely | 206 PRB
Newman Seminar
Productivity
Life Hacks
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March 23, 2023 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) Dr. Katherine Hartmann | 206 PRB
Edge Seminar
Newman Seminar
Faculty Life
Life Hacks
Pre/Post Doc
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April 13, 2023 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) Dr. Kim Rathmell | 206 PRB
Edge Seminar
Grants & Funding
Pre/Post Doc
Early career faculty
April 27, 2023 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) Panel Discussion | 206 PRB
Newman Seminar
Management & Leadership
Early career faculty
May 4, 2023 | 12:00 pm (In-Person) Stacey Satchell | 206 PRB
Edge Seminar
Newman Seminar
Faculty Life
Productivity
Pre/Post Doc
Early career faculty
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Testimonials
The Edge Library contains some great selections and I have appreciated the references over the years.

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