Students on the AMC have desired 24/7 late night access for many years and now HSL delivers!
Guidelines and a handout covering details, tips and safety information is available at the library service desk and online.
Beginning Oct 13, 2014 Health Sciences Library increases access for the CU AMC University community by offering badge-ID access 24/7 after library closing times. Security enhancements to the library facility were made over the summer, and library staff have ready new closing procedures to help with the transition. The library will be closing up services and locking its doors two hours earlier on Sunday – Thursday evenings at 10pm. Friday and Saturday closing times remain the same at 6pm.
Library Public Access Hours. Oct 13, 2014 – June 2015.
During these posted hours library staff are on duty and our service desk is open:
|Sun||10:00 am – 10:00 pm|
|Mon-Thurs||7:00 am – 10:00 pm|
|Fri||7:00 am – 6:00 pm|
|Sat||10:00 am – 6:00 pm|
- CU AMC students/employees have badge-ID access to the library 24/7
- Have visible & be able to present University badge ID to remain past closing time
- Library staff will check for and ask to see University badge IDs
Any person lacking the proper University campus badge ID will be directed to exit the facility immediately after closing times. Library staff will come around and do this after our service desk closes. Public and non-affiliated users are expected to exit the library at the posted closing times.
University students/staff/faculty with their AMC campus ID badge will be allowed to stay in the facility after closing time. Campus badge ID must be in your possession; no exceptions will be made. Library staff and/or University Police may ask to see badge ID any time after the library closes.
University users in the library who suspect unauthorized individuals are in the facility after closing should contact campus Police at 303-724-4444.
Emergency buttons have been installed throughout the building on all floors. They are the yellow devices on the wall labelled “In case of emergency, lift cover, push button.” A blue police emergency tent is on the wall above each yellow panic alarm. Campus police will respond when the red button is pressed.
Library materials may not be checked out/removed when the service desk is closed.Users are discouraged from leaving library materials you have checked out on the service desk after closing when library staff are gone. The library cannot guarantee that your returned items will be secure/safe sitting on the service desk. Library users should return laptops and other special/sensitive materials they have checked out in their names during regular open service hours and when staff are on service desk. There is an outside book drop near the front entrance and an interior book drop on the far end of the service desk for the return of books and journals.
Students and other University users agree to abide by the library’s Conduct policy [http://hsl.ucdenver.edu/policies/conduct] at all hours and to act in proper manners which promote an atmosphere conducive to study and research.
Contact our service desk during staffed hours and by phone at 303-724-2152 for any questions. You may also contact Douglas Stehle, Head of Access Services (303-724-2152 | email@example.com) for further information.
If you feel like adding a little anatomical realness to your studies, why not check out one of the Health Sciences Library’s anatomical models?
The Health Sciences Library offers a variety of anatomical models and bones, including a cross-sectional brain model; articulated full skeleton; spine model; real human skull; and leg and arm models that include muscle, tendon, and nerve components.
All the anatomical models are available for checkout to University of Colorado affiliates. All you need is a valid CU ID and a few hours to spare!
Check out the online resource guides for more detailed information about the anatomical models or stop by the Service Desk and speak with a library staff member who will be happy to help and answer any of your questions!
A tongue-in-cheek Twitter hashtag has emerged following a challenge to academics to write more clearly and powerfully.
Researchers condense their research into tweets using emojis, those little symbols that stand in for emotions and concepts.
#emojiresearch provides a clever way for you to communicate your research focus – can you meet the challenge?
Need an emoji lexicon? Try:
Or to translate those tweets, try:
[Lynne M. Fox, Education Librarian]
The library’s Virtual PC pilot program allows you to access some of our library licensed software, such as Endnote, VH Dissector and SPSS on your own laptop (PC or Mac) when you are connected to the UC Denver wireless network. The pilot Virtual PC is available by reservation only. We are seeking feedback about whether Anschutz students might think this is useful. At our pizza lunch/focus group on Oct. 29, we’ll be asking for input on what additional software applications to include, if any, and we’ll also discuss options that may come available in the future, such as “application virtualization” .
Mark your calendar (and RSVP!):
Virtual PC / Pizza for Lunch Focus Group
Wed., Oct. 29, 12 noon at the Health Sciences Library
RSVP deadline: by noon on Oct. 27 .
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP .
Attendance will be limited by the room we are using. Pizza and beverages will be provided.
Are you tired of trying to decipher grainy cell phone photos of your whiteboard sessions? If so, stop by the Service Desk at the Health Sciences Library and check out a set of eBeams!
How does it work?
eBeams transform content written on whiteboards into digital files that can be saved, shared, and retrieved.
eBeams allow you to use the whiteboards as normal, but record and save your work on your computer. As you change the content on the whiteboard, the digital file of your whiteboard sessions changes, too.
Using the secure eBeam server, eBeam technology allows you to broadcast your whiteboard session in real-time! Fellow students and colleagues can follow along and even save the session on their own computer.
After recording and saving your whiteboard sessions, you can edit, reference, reuse, or forward them to fellow students and colleagues.
eBeams are just one of the many cool tech devices that the library offers. Stop by the Service Desk for more info!
Note: Contrary to popular belief, eBeams do not use the same technology as the transporter on Star Trek.
The University has been recently subjected to a phishing attack. The subject line of these new phishing messages is “Library Account Access”. These emails are designed to appear as if they are coming from the library concerning a library account activation. The phishing emails also contain links to malicious web sites that ask for your University information (Name and student/employee ID).
These are phishing emails and were NOT sent by OIT or the library. Please DO NOT respond to these emails! If you have provided your credentials, please change your password immediately.
If you have any questions, please contact the Health Sciences Library 303-724-2152 or the OIT Help Desk: 303-724-4357 (or 4-HELP).
Ever wonder what goes on at the American Library Association annual conference? Here’s your chance to find out. Deirdre Adams-Buckley, a member of the Access Services team at the Health Sciences Library, attended the conference in June. She’s offered up a summary of her experience. Check it out!
This summer I was given the opportunity to attend the American Library Association’s annual conference in Las Vegas. I met many people who work in access services departments at other universities and was able to talk with them about their experiences in a variety of situations. I also attended sessions on training of staff and students, interlibrary loan and met many of our vendors.
Attending this event and meeting all of these people gave me insight on how other libraries run their Access Services and ILL departments. I really enjoyed getting an additional perspective on the process of training employees. The main concept presented was goal based. The presenters spoke on the importance of not just the process or checklists that a trainer would go through, but to focus on the goals that you are trying to accomplish.
A survey to determine HSL/AMC affiliate suggestions for possible future amenities and current attitudes about the library’s group study room reservation (GSRR) service was conducted from Sunday, Sept. 14- Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Here are the results:
Question #1: Affiliation
Of 107 completed surveys, a large majority (44.6%) came from School of Medicine affiliates. School of Pharmacy had the next largest group of respondents, with 24.8%, followed by Colorado School of Public Health (15.8%), College of Nursing (9,9%), and School of Dental Medicine (5.0%).
Question #2: Rate the ease of booking a study room
The largest cohort responding to this question had never booked a study room (50%). Of the remainder of those answering, 29.8% rated ease of booking a room as “Very easy”, with the choices of “Somewhat easy” (14.4%) and “Somewhat difficult” (5.8%) coming in a distant third and fourth place. No respondents selected “Very difficult”.
Question #3: What types of amenities could we add to our GSRR rooms to make them better?
The top two suggestions for this question were whiteboard markers and extra outlets, especially those connected to the study room tables, rather than the wall. Other responses included locker facilities (either in study rooms or in the library in general), better climate control in the rooms, 24-hour access (coming October 13th!), and longer room rental periods. (60% response rate)
Question #4: What features do you like about GSRR rooms and the reservation system?
The most popular responses included: whiteboards; quiet; large size of rooms; feeling of spaciousness due to windows/ glass walls; ability to reserve for groups. (39% response rate)
Question #5: What don’t you like about GSRR rooms and the reservation system?
The most frequent answers included: not enough reservable rooms; inability to reserve for more than two hours at a time; not enough outlets. (33% response rate)
Question #6: What’s the most effective way for you to receive news/updates about GSRR?
A clear majority of participants, 55%, preferred to be contacted via campus email listservs. Social media was the next most popular choice with 23%, followed by HSL’s home page (20%), word of mouth (18%,), and print ads/flyers (13%). (Respondents were allowed to select more than one communication method, so the total on this question exceeds 100%.)