Financial Literacy Seminars: Building Credit New


Undergraduate seniors leave school with an average of $4,100 in credit card debt. Are you in control of the cards in your wallet?

The Health Sciences Library is teaming up with the Fitzsimons Credit Union for a FREE seminar about building credit.

13 Nov 2014 (Thu)
Location: Teaching Lab 1

In this 90 minute presentation you will learn:

  • Why you should care about credit.
  • What the credit CARD Act of 2009 means for you.
  • Tips for using credit wisely…for life.
  • How to build a solid credit history.
  • What to do if you lose your credit card.

Register Today!  Limited to 15 participants.

**Lunch will be provided.**

Exhibit: 20th Century Microscopes

003The Health Sciences Library is exhibiting a selection of our early 20th century microscopes.  The exhibit is on the second floor landing at the South side of the building.  The microscopes, made of brass, steel and glass, show the union of fine craftsmanship with precision research tools.  Included in the exhibit is an example of a Bausch & Lomb microscope and two Carl Zeiss microscopes.

Also included in the exhibit is an image from what is perhaps the best known early treatise on the microscope was Robert Hooke’s Micrographia: or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses.  Hooke was the curator of experiments at the Royal Society of London when he was asked to give a series of lectures on his experiments with the microscope.   He gave his first lectures in 1663, and in 1665 presented his work in the Micrographia.  It is one of the earliest books devoted to microscopy, based on demonstrations Hooke arranged for the Royal Society The Health Sciences Library is honored to have a copy of this wonderful book in our rare books collection. All the artifacts and rare books in the Library’s collection are available for research with an appointment.



Information on using these resources can be found on our website at:

Additionally, information and images of the artifacts are available on the Health Sciences Library’s Digital Repository.

[Paul Andrews, Collection Development]

Take a “Paws Pause” at the Health Sciences Library!

Stressed out by finals, boards, or just life in general? Pause at the Health Sciences Library with someone with paws!  From April 24-May 15, registered Pet Partners© teams will be available by appointment only on varying days and times to help you relax and reduce stress.  Even if you’re just curious about the work these teams do, we encourage you to sign up for a visit.

The Health Sciences Library (HSL) has invited several Pet Partners teams (a sample are pictured below) to visit our library. All teams will be a human handler and their dog and all are trained to support your physical and emotional well-being through Animal Assisted Activity.  All visits with the Pet Partners will take place in an enclosed staff conference room on the first floor of the HSL.

Register now for your 20 minute visit with one of the Pet Partners Teams!

If the Register link above does not work, please copy and paste this URL into your internet browser:



The Health Sciences Library’s Open Access Fund Pilot Program

Current Application Period: Now- April 22 2013

The University of Colorado’s Health Sciences Library (HSL) is a keen supporter of innovation in the scholarly communication marketplace; our faculty believes that it is essential to support alternatives.  Therefore we are launching a pilot program which is provided as a service to those affiliated with the Anschutz Medical Campus and for authors who do NOT have grant or other financial support for open access publication fees.  As the program is designed to support new publications in Open Access journals, awards will not be granted to articles already published. The pilot program will be assessed after a year to determine whether or not this program is a part of the solution in the volatile and changing world of scholarly communications.

The AMC HSL Open Access Fund Pilot Program is designed to promote an understanding and interest in the Open Access movement Many eligible journals can be found at the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)  A fully Open Access journal is “…free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions” (Peter Suber, Open Access Overview ). PLoS or BMC journal submissions will automatically qualify for the OA Fund.  Other journals will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

In order to apply for Open Access Funding through the HSL, you must be able to answer “yes” to each of the following:

  1. Are you affiliated with the AMC?
  2. Are you applying for funds to help you underwrite article charges related to publishing your scholarly article in an open-access journal?  Note: The OA Fund is available only to applicants who do not have grant funding or financial support and must pay for publication charges out-of-pocket.
  3. Has your article been accepted for publication?

This Pilot Open Access fund is open to any member of the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus however funding priorities are as follows:
1. Students
2. Residents, Post-doctoral fellows

3. Any other affiliated persons

Any application that meets the requirements will be considered for funding on a first-come first-served basis within the above categories and evaluated by an Open Access committee composed of library staff.

If you are selected to receive support from the OA Fund you must also, submit your article to the AMC HSL’s Institutional Repository for inclusion, complete a short evaluation and provide a copy of invoice or receipt for paid publication fee.

The maximum dollar amount that the Open Access Fund will reimburse for any single article during the pilot program phase is $1,000, there will also be a maximum of one article per author per calendar year.

To apply, just submit the application via this link: and email ( a copy of the letter of acceptance from the journal.

Please refer to the  Open Access FAQ’s, or contact,,, or

[Jennifer Hicks, Student Assistant]

FYI – RefScan App for iPhones

Thomson Reuters RefScan is  a free app powered by Web of Knowledge and EndNote. It allows you to scan and capture your references, gives you access to bibliographic information and times cited counts, and store references to your Endnote Web account to retrieve anytime, anywhere, with no subscriptions required.  The app makes it easier to access the content and tools you need wherever and whenever you need it. This free app is currently available for iPhones only.

Want more apps to help manage your information? We also suggest reviewing Docphin or Docwise.

[Jennifer Hicks, Student Assistant]

FYI – New Travelling Whiteboards!

In addition to the three mobile whiteboards that were purchased last year, the Health Sciences Library now has three new whiteboards. Double sided easels, these “travelling” whiteboards are smaller and have rolling casters so they are easier to move around in tight spaces. They also have hooks for flip charts and a generous storage area underneath, making this a versatile tool for both collaborative studying or presentations for meetings. And as always, marker sets are available for check out at the Service Desk.











Come to the library and grab a whiteboard today!

[Ruby Nugent, Education & Reference Dept]

FYI: Art and Science from a Camera Lens

Have you ever wanted to see the blood-brain barrier in an organism?



Now that you have finished your finals, make time for some fun.  Check out‘s article and online gallery of the winners of Nikon’s Small World Microscope Photography contest.   This photo won first place in the competition.  It was taken by Jennifer Peters and Michael Taylor from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.  The subject is “The blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo.” Another image you might want to check out would be the third place entry submitted by Dylan Burnette from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland of the veiw of human bone cancer (osteosarcoma). Althought these particular pictures have a medical connection, all the photos are fascinating and a unique way to rediscover the world around us.

[Deidre Adams-Buckley, Access Services]