RJ Stewart – speaking at CU Boulder

The Friends of the Libraries, University of Colorado Boulder, are sponsoring their Fall Treasures Event on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the Center for British and Irish Studies (Norlin Library, Fifth Floor).

thencomeswindRonald J. Stewart, author of Then Comes a Wind, will speak about his book, which is a story about a family’s struggle to homestead in 1900’s Nebraska.

Light refreshments will be served at 5:00 p.m., and the author’s presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and the author will sign copies of his book (which will be for sale at the event) immediately following his presentation.

For more information, please contact Lisa Kippur, lisa.kippur@colorado.edu, (303) 492-7512 and visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2600364.

Scheduled Outage: Article Linker and Journals A to Z

Serials Solutions, the vendor which provides our Article Linker and Journals A to Z service, will perform  scheduled maintenance and service improvements on Saturday, October 29.

Access to Article Linker and Journals A to Z may be unavailable or intermittent during the following two time frames:

10:00 am – 11:00 am (mountain time) Sat., 10/29/2016

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (mountain time) Sat., 10/29/2016

For those not familiar, the Article Linker connection service (icon shown below)

image: New Article Linker icon

is the familiar button in Pubmed and other resources which allows users to check if  Anschutz Medical Campus has access to full text of journals, connecting them to  full text whenever possible.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused by this temporary outage.


Exercise While You Study

Take a spin on our new bike stations!

Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce the arrival of three new stationary bike stations; now you can get moving while you study! Two stations are located on opposite ends of the 3rd floor, while the other sits near the north end of the 1st floor, next to one of the library’s four walk stations.

All HSL fitness equipment is intended for light to moderate use while studying. Stop by & give one a try! For details, ask at the library service desk or call 303-724-2152.


Beer Talk & Tasting: A 2-part Event


DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry

The Health Science Library hosts a combined beer talk and tasting event during our
National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit on Tuesday, October 18th.

From 4:00-4:50pm in the 3rd Floor Reading Room there will be a talk given by Robert Sclafani,
from the SOM Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics department, entitled – “Yeast and Humans in Civilization: the science behind a long-standing fermented relationship.”

Light snacks will be provided.

From 5:00-6:00pm we’ll visit Ursula Brewery on Montview Boulevard where David Olson, the Headbrewer, will be on hand to give tours and answer questions.

There will be a tasting of one of the beverages produced onsite.

Space is limited, please register at bit.ly/beertalktaste

DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry


On Display September 19 to November 6, 2016 in the 3rd floor Library Gallery

From DNA to Beer: The exhibition illustrates the history of this dynamic relationship among
microbes, medicine, technology, and industry, which has spanned centuries.

The exhibition is accompanied by MillerCoors historic advertisements, and original artwork, Good Times, by Gordon Snidow.
An exhibit of home-brewing equipment will also be on display

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine and the
Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.  

New Staff at HSL

bottaro_headshotSaraMarie Bottaro is a new Access Services Specialist at the Health Sciences Library. In her role, she keeps track of the library’s laptops and other circulating electronics and helps with library advertising and social media in a graphic design/copy-writing capacity.

Though she grew up in San Diego, California, previous to moving to Colorado to work at CU Anschutz, SaraMarie was living in Boston where she earned her two bachelor’s degrees in Peace and Justice Studies and Studio Art from Tufts University and the Museum School respectively.

During her undergraduate career she worked as a work-study student in the Fletcher School of Diplomacy’s Edwin Ginn Memorial Library, where she learned the nitty gritty of circulation procedures and fell in love with working in libraries. This love of working in libraries was put into perspective for her during time working at a tech startup in downtown Boston. The people and the office-provided snacks were wonderful but the work was not for her.

SaraMarie is thrilled to be utilizing her illustration and design skills in her work on the library’s Advertising and Social Media Task Force Committees. Working at the desk is also a big plus for her, as she enjoys making sure patrons have the best experience possible when they walk in.

In her free time, SaraMarie runs her commission-based art business, knits, writes letters, drinks tea and has just begun to practice judo.