On Monday, February 4, 2019, a celebration was held to recognize Henry L. Strauss and his many contributions to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. This past fall the library was named the Strauss Health Sciences Library in honor of Henry and his wife Joan’s longtime commitment to the campus. In 1995 Henry Strauss established the Indigenous and Integrative Medicine collection at the library. Almost 25 years later this collection continues to grow. In addition to the collection, Strauss also established a quarterly lecture series that focuses on topics related to integrative medicine.
Over 100 people attended the luncheon on February 4th to celebrate Strauss and his many contributions. Speakers at the event included Chancellor Elliman, Regent Sue Sharkey, and Governor Polis who is a long time friend of Strauss. Strauss is a pharmacy alumnus and has strong connections to the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. This was an exciting and important day for the Strauss Health Sciences Library.
Please bring in donations for the Share the Love Food Drive! Strauss library will be one of the locations collecting donations. The Food Drive will be from February 14 through February 28 for the CU Anschutz Student Food Pantry. Check out the flyer below.
Debra, one of the staff members who works on exhibits, just finished updating the display case in the main entryway. The case features exhibits and events from the Fulginiti Pavilion.
The next exhibit at the Fulginiti is Showing (work x family). The exhibit features images of everyday life and explores the balance of work and family. For more information about the exhibit, you can read this essay about the exhibit.
The exhibit opened January 11th, and will be at the Fulginiti Pavilion from January 11 through April 12, 2019. You can see the exhibit for free during the regular hours at the Fulginiti, from 9 AM – 5 PM.
The employees at HSL put up the two Christmas trees last Friday.
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!
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.
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.
Stefanie adding snowflakes, with Tanya
Dana adding ornaments towards the back
Tanya and Kevin adding ornaments
Stefanie adding some ornaments near the top
Got this image of the mitten tree from the outside of the library, while it was snowing on Friday afternoon.
Open Access Week 2018, an annual international event promoting the use and scholarship of open access resources, is coming to an end.
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.
Still want to learn more about the importance of Open Access?