Archive for June, 2010|Monthly archive page
New “Art in Anatomy” exhibit begins June 7
Co-workers at the Health Sciences Library, Debra Kay Miller and Jamie Stefanich, along with ceramic artist Lisa Schafer, will install an exhibit titled “Art in Anatomy” in the Library’s Gallery. Debra and Jamie will display two dimensional art in the form of pastels, charcoal and colored pencil drawings on various surfaces. Ceramic artist, Lisa Schafer, will also display some anatomical inspired art, featuring a ceramic torso, and other pieces. The exhibit will open on Monday, June 7, 2010 and the community is invited to attend a reception on Sunday, June 13 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit will be on display in the Health Sciences Library’s Gallery and will be accessible all hours the library is open. For more information about this exhibit, please contact Melissa De Santis at firstname.lastname@example.org
After many comments and survey results from fall 2009, HSL recently upgraded options in the facility for food and drink in the library. A new snack machine and a small microwave have been installed on the first floor and our Pepsi machine has been relocated to the same space, room 1000F of the Information Commons. The additional vending and microwave should please the many students studying late and on weekends.
The Health Sciences Library will continue a pilot of extended hours in the Fall Semester 2010. Starting August 16th the Library will remain open until midnight Sundays through Thursdays through December 16th.
Over the years, the Health Sciences Library has received numerous requests from students for longer hours of operation. In November 2009, the Library extended hours of operation to 1 am Sundays through Thursdays in a trial to determine whether the extension was sustainable. After an assessment in April 2010 of usage during the trial, and with the advice of student representatives serving on the AMC’s Academic Support Advisory Committee, the Library’s leadership decided to extend the trial into Fall Semester 2010 but to cut back by one hour and close at midnight.
During the trial, Library staff conducted an hourly census of users in the building, beginning at 11 pm through to closing at 1 am. The following table details those findings:
|Average # Customers, Fall ‘09||Average # Customers, Spring ‘10|
|11 pm – 12 m||18||13|
|12 m – 1 am||9||6|
During Fall Semester’s examination period, the average number increased by one for both hour blocks. Library staff are interested in obtaining additional feedback from our student users about extended hours, and will be conducting “mini-surveys” this Fall to add to the census data.
For more information about the extended hours pilot, please contact Douglas Stehle, Head of Access [email@example.com, 303-724-2139] or Jerry Perry, Director [firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-724-2133].
For current library hours and the most up to date information, see our website at http://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu/about/hours.php.
Live Building Evacuation Drill scheduled for Friday, June 18th 7-9:30 am
The Health Sciences Library will conduct a live emergency evacuation drill this Friday, June 18, between 7am-9:30am. Patrons in the library during the drill can participate or “opt out”. Those who opt out will be given a sign to post on the door or pod where they are working. However, if they choose to participate they will be given a token for latte and cookies.
The Campus Police department is coordinating the live drill with the HSL staff. The objectives of this exercise are to assess the ability to communicate the presence of a threatening individual in the Health Sciences Library amongst the staff and to the patrons, and to successfully evacuate staff and patrons from the library.
• All exercise communication will begin and end with the phrase “This is an exercise.” This is a precaution taken so anyone overhearing the conversation will not mistake the exercise play for a real-world emergency.
• If you witness a violent event, please call Campus Police immediately :
- 1. Dialing 911 on a Campus Phone
2. Using a cell phone: 303-724-4444
You’re invited to a screening of FIGHTING FOR LIFE, a documentary by two-time Academy Award winning filmmaker Terry Sanders
This moving film is a portrait of America’s wounded soldiers and their courageous military care providers
• June 24th, 3 pm, in the Library’s Reading Room, 3rd Floor
• Film Time: 90 minutes
• Discussion of the film to follow
• This program is open to the public
• Refreshments will be served
Sponsored by: The Health Sciences Library at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus; the Office of Veteran Student Services; the AMC Office of Diversity and Inclusion; the AMC Military Medicine Student Organization; and the AMC Student Assistance Office
Funding for this event was provided by the AMC Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the AMC Student Assistance Office