Retraction Watch: A new way to fake authorship

A recent Retraction Watch article highlighted a unique way to score your article’s acceptance to a high yield journal – submit it under a famous author’s name, then claim it was an accident: http://retractionwatch.com/2016/11/28/new-way-fake-authorship-submit-prominent-name-say-mistake/#comments .   While this case wasn’t caught by Retraction Watch, it’s an interesting spin on the kinds of research publication misconduct they investigate.  Read the details from the editors of 4OR: A Quarterly Journal of Operations Research here: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10288-016-0329-8

Respectfully submitted, Jane Austen (really, Lisa Traditi)

Library Closures – Holiday & Carpet Cleaning

The library will suspend 24/7 access for a short period just before Christmas. When HSL closes at 5 p.m. on Thurs Dec 22, ALL USERS will be asked to exit the building — students, staff, AMC, downtown, everyone. NO EXCEPTIONS. This is for carpet cleaning of high traffic areas, many of which have rarely/never been cleaned. The suspension of 24/7 runs from 5 pm, Thursday Dec 22 to 7 am, Monday Dec 26. Thanks to everyone for your understanding as we make the library cleaner for everyone! Happy Holidays!

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Work Study Access Services Student Assistant Needed

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Work Study Access Services Student Assistant

Health Sciences Library

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Are you a University of Colorado Anschutz or Downtown Denver student looking for fun and rewarding part-time work?

Do you have work-study money?

If you answered yes to both of those questions, come on down to the Health Sciences Library!

Description: The Access Services student assistant supports library patrons in using resources including the online catalog and article databases, the library’s website, course reserves, photocopiers and printers. This position helps staff the library’s service desk treating on-site questions and phone calls and explains and refers customers to key services. The student assistant is an employee of the University of Colorado and represents the library to students, faculty, staff and visitors. The student assistant can work between 10 and 20 hours per week and will be trained extensively in their duties.  Specific hours are decided by mutual agreement between the supervisor and the student when hired and based on operational priorities of the department and library. Closing shifts are a requirement of the job and are shared with all other student employees along with some weekend hours Saturday/Sunday.

The student assistant must provide excellent service to all library patrons in a pleasant and positive manner.  This position reports to the day or evening staff student supervisors and will also be directed by the Circulation Manager and other library staff on duty during shifts.

Duties of the position include but are not limited to the following:

CIRCULATION, CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE, CLOSING, etc.

Answers questions in-person and by phone courteously and transfer calls when necessary

Directs patrons to the proper department, librarians and expert staff

Checks in/out books and other circulating materials including reserves

Possesses a working knowledge of basic library tools & resources (catalog, reference collection, online databases, electronic & print serials, course reserves, special collections, library’s website, etc.)

Closing of library in the evenings, paired with one or more other student assistants responsible for service desk evenings & weekends after staff leave

Assists with opening of the library especially on weekends

Assists with pulling material requested for holds, campus delivery and other needs

Supports retrieval & photocopying of materials for interlibrary loan and Prospector services

Operates cash register for sales transactions

Knows and follows established notification procedures for emergencies

Knows layout and locations of all offices and collections in the library

Reports any physical building problems to appropriate supervisor

PHOTOCOPIERS/PRINTERS/COMPUTER WORKSTATIONS

Troubleshoots copiers, laser printers and computer workstations to help patrons with questions and minor problems with hardware & software

Reports computer, printer and copier malfunctions

STACK MAINTENANCE

Shelves materials and shelf reading

Face & tidy shelves and assist with move of materials as directed

The ideal Access Services Student Assistant possess all of the following:

Professional and courteous manner with customers, library staff and other student assistants

Availability to work night and weekend hours and covering closing shifts

Ability to adhere to a work schedule

Dependability and the ability to be a self-motivated, independent and quick learner

Attention to detail

Interest in and willingness to improve information discovery and library collections finding search skills

Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel

WAGES: This position starts at $10 per hour

Students advance by demonstrating their mastery of the duties they perform, as enumerated on the skill list for their position and their attitude as evaluated by their supervisors. Formal evaluations occur annually.

Needed Shifts:

*Apply and inquire* All student employees participate and share in closing shifts and some weekend hours.

Please fill out this form and email as an attachment to madison.mosely@ucdenver.edu with the subject line: Work Study Application.

 

Conference videos available: Future Trends in Healthcare – An integrative approach to health and wellness

img_1292-002 On November 16, 2016 a conference was held on the Anschutz Medical Campus that brought together national and regional experts to expose, educate and contemplate ways that health and wellness can be improved.  Through presentations and panel discussions, speakers shared their experiences and knowledge.

Videos of the presentations are now available on the conference website.

Check out the website and watch the great speakers that shared their knowledge and answered questions.

The conference was sponsored by the Health Sciences Library and the Strauss-Wisneski Indigenous and Integrative Medicine Collection and made possible by a grant from the Bard Family Foundation.

Prospector Temporarily Suspended

The Health Sciences Library is in the process of migrating to a new system. Beginning Monday, November 7, 2016, Prospector services will be temporarily suspended as part of the migration. Prospector services will be restored within the next several months. We will notify the Anschutz Medical Campus community when services resume. Please watch for updates. You will still have options for requesting materials during the Prospector downtime.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL): Please create an ILL (Illiad) account to place requests for books and articles held at other libraries. ILL services will be limited to academic material. ILLiad is a free service for most Anschutz Medical Campus faculty, staff, and students. Please visit our webpage. For questions and help with Interlibrary Loan, please contact the ILL office at copydocs@ucdenver.edu or call 303-724-2111.

Your Public Library: If you are looking for popular fiction or leisure reading, please visit your local public library. Most libraries in the metro area are members of Prospector and can help you with this service.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during our migration process! We will do our best to make the transition as smooth as possible for you. Questions? Please contact the service desk at 303-724-2152. For specific questions concerning Prospector, please contact Tami Hoegerl at 303-724-2175 or tamara.hoegerl@ucdenver.edu.

Medical Lecture Ticket exhibit

Denver & Gross College of Medicine     University of Denver Lecture Course Ticket
Before the rigorous application process of formal medical education was required, anyone who could afford a few dollars could attend medical lectures, and eventually become a doctor.  The Medical Lecture Ticket exhibit showcases several lecture tickets from all over the US, including from the University of Denver’s Dental Department and the Denver and Gross Medical College.  The tickets represent an era where there was little regulation and oversight.  Although seen as democratizing education, the medical ticket system often led to abuse and poorly trained doctors.  The tickets disappeared as medical education reformers began to create the modern medical school application process and curriculum that medical school follow today.

— Paul Andrews

Medical Lectures Tickets

 

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.