HSL Christmas and Mitten Trees

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The employees at HSL put up the two Christmas trees last Friday.

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The first tree is the Annual Mitten Tree at HSL. There’s only lights on this tree so that you can put your donations of mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, and socks as decorations! Please donate items to decorate our tree!

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The staff had some difficulty getting the lights to work on this tree. We had to add additional lights since the lights that come on the tree are not working.

 

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Kevin had the challenge of installing the star on the top of the tree. He is the tallest so he was nominated for the job! He did a great job making the star look nice on the top of the tree.

 

 

 

 

 

The second tree is in the reading room on the third floor. The staff decorated this tree with ornaments collected throughout the years, and another star on the top too.

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Got this image of the mitten tree from the outside of the library, while it was snowing on Friday afternoon.

Art from CU 2019

Visit the Strauss Health Sciences Library Gallery on the 3rd floor to view the wonderful art created by our Faculty, Staff, and Students.

The Exhibit is on display November 2, 2018 to January 31, 2019

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End of Open Access Week 2018

Open Access Week 2018, an annual international event promoting the use and scholarship of open access resources, is coming to an end.

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Why is Open Access important?

The Right to Research Coalition says it best, “Open Access seeks to return scholarly publishing to its original purpose: to spread knowledge and allow that knowledge to be built upon.  Price barriers should not prevent students (or anyone) from getting access to research they need.  Open Access, and the open availability and searchability of scholarly research that it entails, will have a significant positive impact on everything from education to the practice of medicine to the ability of entrepreneurs to innovate.”

 

Currently, the Library is having a difficult time affording the many databases, journals, and other resources needed by our users. However, Open Access allows researchers, faculty, staff, and students to use content freely available on the web without a library subscription. The production of more Open Access content worldwide means libraries do not need to depend on costly subscriptions for our users to access quality research.

 

What is the Anschutz’s Health Sciences Library doing to support Open Access?

The Library helps promote the use and publication of open access content. One example of the Library supporting Open Access is our investment in Mountain Scholar: Digital Collection of Colorado & Wyoming, our open institutional repository. The primary objective of Mountain Scholar is for Anschutz researchers, faculty, staff, and students to make their research and publications openly available. Take a look at our Mountain Scholar Guide for more information.

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Still want to learn more about the importance of Open Access?

Freely stream Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, an hour long documentary about open scholarship.

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Film Showing: Paywall

HSL has an upcoming film showing. Please come enjoy the film Paywall: The Business of Scholarship at the library during Open Access Week to learn more about the need for open scholarly research. The film will be shown on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 5pm in Teaching Labs 1 & 2 at HSL. Check out the flyer below for more information.

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Call for Entries – Art from the CU Denver |Anschutz Medical Campus 2019

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The Exhibits Committee of the Health Sciences Library will be curating an exhibit of artwork
created by faculty, staff and students of the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.

There are many talented artists at our two locations! This juried exhibition is an opportunity for us to learn about our talented co-workers, faculty, and students.

This exhibit will be on display Friday, November 2, 2018 to Thursday, January 31, 2019 in the Gallery of the Health Sciences Library. An Opening Reception will be held in the Gallery on November 8, 2018 3:00-5:30 pm.

The Exhibits Committee is looking for submissions of all types of art created by members
of either CU Anschutz or CU Denver!

To submit artwork to be considered for inclusion in the show, please use the online form

The submission deadline is Monday, October 8, 2018.

For more information, contact Debra Miller at debra.miller@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-2131.

HSL at Block Party 2018

HSL had a great time at the Block Party 2018 on Wednesday.

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Lynn asking trivia questions

We gave out lots of popcorn, swag, and asked trivia questions.

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The HSL booths with free popcorn

Thank you to everyone who visited and stopped by our booths.

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Nina speaking with a student

We appreciate all your comments about what you like and what you wish you had.  See you next year!

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Lisa listening to likes and wishes