Search the World with Interlibrary Loan!

Eye_ILL_blogWhether you’re faculty, staff, or a student on the Anschutz Medical Campus, you’re going to find yourself doing a lot of research. And while the library has access to thousands of journals and books, it certainly doesn’t have everything that you may require. But don’t let that limit you! The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Department can help you obtain the materials that you need!

If you’re an affiliated member of the AMC, the services provided by Interlibrary Loan (ILL) are free! Simply sign up for an ILLiad account and begin placing requests immediately for articles, books, theses, and other research materials. While ILL isn’t a guarantee, we will do what we can to fill your requests.

If you have any questions about the ILL service provided to faculty, staff, and students, or your eligibility, please do not hesitate to contact the ILL office at 303-724-2111 or at copydocs@ucdenver.edu.

[Brittany Heer, Interlibrary Loan Manager]

Welcome Night Owls and Early Birds: The Library is 24/7!

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The library is open 24/7 to affiliated faculty, staff, and students of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. All you need is your official university ID to badge in and stay after hours. Members of the University of Colorado Denver downtown are welcome to stay in the building at close, but will not be able to badge back in after exiting the building. Individuals without an official badge, regardless of status, cannot remain in the library after close; there are no exceptions to this policy.

To keep you full and focused, the library offers the following:

  • Mini-fridges on all 3 floors
  • Microwaves on all 3 floors
  • Keurig machines on the 2nd and 3rd floors (BYO K-Cups!)
  • Soda and snack vending machines on 1st floor, north end
  • Coffee vending machine on 1st floor, south end
  • Water bottle filling stations on all 3 floors
  • White board markers and headphones, honor policy checkout at the front desk
  • Moveable white boards, found throughout the library
  • Walk station treadmill desks, first and third floors

Please be mindful when using the library by keeping your valuables safe; do not leave your items unattended. It may seem like a hassle to bring your laptop and phone with you to the restroom, but it only takes a moment for an item to be taken. Your safety is our priority, so help us keep you and campus safe by practicing vigilance!

If you ever feel unsafe, do not hesitate to contact campus police by calling 303-724-4444. You can also reach campus police by using one of the library’s red emergency phones, which are located near each restroom on all floors. You’ll also find emergency 9-1-1 red buttons throughout the library.

If you have any questions or comments about 24/7 please contact library staff by emailing circ.library@ucdenver.edu, ask staff at the service desk, or call 303-724-2152. For more information, visit the library’s hours page regarding 24/7 Badge Access.

[Brittany Heer, Interlibrary Loan Manager]

Safely view the solar eclipse!

Solar eclipse

Update August 17, 2017:   The solar shades that the Health Sciences Library made available were purchased from Amazon.  Today Amazon notified the Health Sciences Library that “Amazon has not received confirmation from the supplier of your order that they sourced the item from a recommended manufacturer.  We recommend that you DO NOT use this product to view the sun or the eclipse.”

If you have a pair of the solar shades that the library made available, please be aware of this information.  An additional source of information to evaluate the safety of solar shades is available from the American Astronomical Society.

Update August 16, 2017: All of the solar shades have been distributed! The library attempted to order more but was unsuccessful. A few public libraries will be passing out free solar shades:

  • Arapahoe Public Libraries – available at opening on Saturday, August 19th.
  • Anything Libraries – available at their viewing party event Monday, August 21st from 10 am – 1 pm at the York St location.
  • Douglas County Libraries – available at 10:00 am on Monday, August 21st.
  • Broomfield Public Library – available at their viewing event on Monday, August 21st.

The Denver Museum of Nature and Sciences will have shades available at their viewing party on Monday, August 21st. Their gift shop had been selling solar shades but has now announced they are sold out and will not be receiving more.

On August 21, 2017 a solar eclipse will be visible in the continental United States.  In Denver, it will not be a total eclipse but it will be close!  Almost 93% of the sun will be eclipsed by the moon. Continue reading

Study Zone Milestone: Rooms and Ceilings Framed. Painting Begins

A major milestone comes to pass in the library remodeling project on second floor. Last week all framing of rooms and arched ceiling features were completed, and the first week of August brought sanding and final prep to the walls. Painters begin this week with primer coat and then the first coats of vibrant colors will emerge. As painting proceeds, work will begin to install glass panels and frame ceiling structures for future lights and ventilation systems for the area. Final furniture specs are being doubled checked along with decisions for signature prints on glass panels. A beautiful wall-mounted entrance sign for the Study Zone has been designed and will bring a high-class touch to the area as users enter.

The HSL Study Zone will be approximately five-thousand square feet, a project of ‘stacks to study’ and it will add over one hundred seats for studying. Energy pods for power naps are part of the future furniture package–two nap pods will be part of the Study Zone experiment. The area will be accessible by Anschutz campus ID badge, offer a kitchenette for students needing a snack with their breaks. Wonderful bay windows bring in natural light and will give relaxing views. Twenty-four new study rooms are the design gem of the new space along with ten individual study pods and comfortable soft seating all around the area. The natural light and brilliant colors of the carpet and walls will offer an energetic feel for long study periods. Height-adjustable tables and clubhouse-like booths give a non-traditional spin to this future hub of quiet focus and student learning.

Stop by the library’s lobby to see information boards and leave your comments. A celebration and ribbon cutting event are being planned for October 19. The project remains on schedule and the construction noise will come to an end soon in late September if all goes well. Stay tuned to Facebook for posts and pictures, and if you have any questions about the future space please let us know.

https://hslnews.wordpress.com/study_zone/

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AFTER & CURRENT as of August 7, 2017

New Features for Search@HSL

The HSL online catalog, Search@HSL, has two new features.

The first new feature is the addition of the BrowZine button to the navigation menu.  You can access the additional options in the navigation menu by clicking on the ellipses […]:

Search@HSL(2)

The BrowZine option is now added for easy use:

Browzine

If you click on the link, you will be redirected to the BrowZine main webpage that includes the content available from HSL:

Browzine Webpage

BrowZine is a content aggregator that allows patrons to browse the periodical collection. Users can browse the collection by subject, view the contents of journals, connect to the full text if available, export the citation information, create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals if you create an account, and share content through social media.  BrowZine also offers an app version, where you can select the HSL library and login with your credentials to use BrowZine on your devices.

Browzine on iTunes

 

The second new feature to Search@HSL is the option ‘Fetch Item’ in the navigation menu has been changed to ‘Citation Linker’.

Search@HSL Citation Linker

This option in Search@HSL allows users to find citations for articles, books, and journals.

Citation Linker

Users can search for the item and Search@HSL will find the item in the catalog.  To get the citation, click on the ‘Citation’ icon under the ‘Send to’ menu of the record, and select the citation type you need.  The options are APA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard, and MLA.  Copy the citation and insert into a document.

Citation example

Shannon Baker – speaking at CU Boulder

Shannon Baker

The Friends of the Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder, will sponsor their Just Desserts Event on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at The CU Boulder Law School, 2450 Kittredge Loop Drive in Boulder.

Shannon Baker, author of the Kate Fox Mysteries,  will speak about life in the Sandhills and her book Stripped Bare, which will be on sale at the event.

Light refreshments will be served at 5:00 p.m., followed by the presentation.  This event is free and open to the public.  Shannon Baker will sign copies of her books (available for sale at the event) immediately following her presentation.

For more information, please contact Lisa Kippur, lisa.kippur@colorado.edu, (303) 492-7512.