Fall Class of 2020 Congratulations Video

Welcome! Strauss Library presents the Fall Class of 2020 congratulations video. Launched by the Strauss Library Student Wellness Activities Team (SWAT), the video honors all graduates participating in this year’s CU Anschutz virtual commencement exercises occurring on December 12, 2020.

Please click this link below to view the video. We hope you enjoy the video and congratulations again to all CU Anschutz graduates, Fall Class of 2020!

https://youtu.be/4Si9zm3EDtA

Sincerely, Your Strauss Library Student Wellness Activities Team (S.W.A.T)

This was written by Bryson, you can contact AskUs with questions.

Celebrate Open Access Week by Submitting Your Work(s) to Mountain Scholar

As Open Access Week comes to an end, consider submitting your work(s) to Mountain Scholar. Mountain Scholar is the institutional repository of CU Anschutz and the Strauss Health Sciences Library. Making your works available via Mountain Scholar provides the following benefits:

  • Networking: Open the channels of communication in your field.
  • Visibility: Get online access to your own work and publications and that of your colleagues anytime, anywhere.
  • Open Access: Get unrestricted access to scientific and scholarly research in the repository.
  • Stability: Maintain your scholarly record with persistent URLs.
  • Impact: Descriptive information about your deposited work will be indexed by Google and other search engines. Research suggests that open access to online articles may increase citation impact by 50-250%

Submitting your work(s) to Mountain Scholar is easy. In five easy steps you can deposit your work submitted and made openly available in Mountain Scholar. A variety of resources can be submitted to Mountain Scholar. Here is a list of some items we accept:

  • Data sets
  • Journal articles (including published material, depending on copyright restrictions)
  • Books and book chapters
  • Multimedia including photos, images, and videos
  • Grey literature
  • Teaching materials and Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Poster and/or slide presentation
  • Special events materials
  • Conference materials
  • Departmental publications

Learn more about Mountain Scholar on the Strauss Library’s website.

If you have questions that were not answered above, please use the Strauss Library’s AskUs or reach out to Danielle Ostendorf (Danielle.2.Ostendorf@cuanschutz.edu), Electronic Resources Librarian.

October Virtual Fun Game Event!

Greetings CU Anschutz Students!

Strauss Health Sciences Library Student Wellness Activities Team is happy to announce & host “October Virtual Fun Game Event” happening on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 6:00pm-7:00pm MDT. This will take place via Zoom Platform. To sign-up, we encourage all students to do so through the QR code provided at the bottom of the event flyer. Upon signing up through the QR code, Strauss library will send you the zoom link to your school email address. You are also welcome to sign-up by clicking this link (https://ucdenver.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7X8YAMyITXmZyiV) We hope to see you on October 28th via Zoom. (QR Code is also below too!)

*Please note that there is limited participation spots for this event. Maximum of 20 participation spot. If there is more sign-up(s) beyond that, we will do our best to plan for more future event similar to this.


This was written by Bryson, you can contact AskUs with questions.

National Coloring Book Day is August 2!

National Coloring Book Day is August 2 every year! National Coloring Book Day on August 2nd recognizes the joy children and adults alike derive from coloring in pages of designs.

If you would like some fun coloring to do at home, the library has a collection of coloring books available in Mountain Scholar:

The Color Our Collections community in Mountain Scholar has all the library’s coloring books available for open access to download for anyone to use. There are five different coloring books available, with images from the library’s rare and special collections, formatted for coloring.

Please enjoy any of the coloring books from 2016 through 2019!

In addition to the library’s coloring pages, you can download other library’s color our collections entries on this website.

Download the official #NationalColoringBookDay 2020 color page.

You can also check out the coloring pages in the National Day Calendar Classroom. Share your ideas for coloring books and post your pictures on social media using #NationalColoringBookDay to encourage others to find enjoyment in coloring.

This was written by Jessica, you can contact AskUs with questions.

Summer Wellness Insight Project for 7.17.2020

Hi Everyone! Strauss Library continues to offer great suggestions for this summer season. We hope this week’s new healthy eating habits, hiking trails and books bring relaxation and happiness. Please feel free to share this with your fellow peers, family and friends! Stay tune again next week Friday for more great suggestions and lets us know via Tell Us Resource tab https://hslibrary.ucdenver.libanswers.com/tellus/index if this was helpful to all of you! Happy Summer!

*Below you will find the suggestions for this week 7/17/2020:

Suggested Healthy Eating:

Broccoli, Sweet Corn, Apricots

Suggested Trails:

Nymph Lake Trail – Rocky Mountain National Park (Out & Back) | 1.7 Miles (easy Trail)

Lake Haiyaha  – Rocky Mountain National Park (Out & Back) | 3.6 miles (Moderate Trail)

Little Matterhorn – Rocky Mountain National Park (Out & Back) | 7.6 miles (Hard Trail)

Suggested Books:

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid – Bill Bryson

Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer

The Dutch House – Anne Patchett

Sincerely, Your Strauss Library Student Wellness Activities Team (S.W.A.T)

This was written by Bryson, you can contact AskUs with questions.

SWAT Launch: Summer Wellness Insight Project

Hi Everyone! Strauss Library continues to find ways to help all of you enjoy the 2020 summer season. Beginning Friday July 10, 2020, members of the Strauss Library Student Wellness Activities Team (S.W.A.T) has launched a project called “Summer Wellness Insight.” This project is to provide great suggestions of healthy eating habits, hiking trails and books that everyone can enjoy in Colorful Colorado! New suggestions will be posted weekly throughout the summer season. Stay tune for more great suggestions and lets us know via Tell Us Resource tab https://hslibrary.ucdenver.libanswers.com/tellus/index if this was helpful to all of you! Happy Summer!

*Below you will find the suggestions for this week 08/21/2020:

Suggested Healthy Eating:

Mint, Grapes, Spinach

Suggested Trails:

 Rock Park Trail – Castle Rock Park (Loop) | 1.9 miles (Easy Trail)

Mallory Cave Trail – Boulder Open Space (Out & Back) | 2.4 Miles (Moderate Trail)

Bear Peak Canyon Trail – Boulder Open Space (Loop) | 7.6 miles (Hard Trail)

Suggested Books:

The Woman Who Borrowed Memories: Selected Stories – Tove Jansson (Hard Copy Available at Strauss Library)

A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson (Kindle Version Available)

A Borrowed Man – Gene Wolfe (Kindle Version Available)


*Below you will find the suggestions for this week 08/14/2020:

Suggested Healthy Eating:

Apples, Nectarines, Strawberries

Suggested Trails:

 Fountain Valley Trail – Roxborough State Park (Loop) | 2.3 miles (Easy Trail)

Raccoon Trail – Golden Gate Canyon State Park (Loop) | 4 Miles (Moderate Trail)

Columbine Lake Trail – San Juan National Forest (Out & Back) | 8.3 miles (Hard Trail)

Suggested Books:

A Man Called Ove – Fredrick Backman (Hard Copy Available at Strauss Library)

Killers of the Flower Moon – David Grann (Kindle Version Available)

Sh*t My Dad Says – Justin Halpren (Kindle Version Available)


*Below you will find the suggestions for this week 08/07/2020:

Suggested Healthy Eating:

Cucumbers, Pears, Kale

Suggested Trails:

 Mount Cutler Trail – North Cheyenne Canon Park (Out & Back) | 1.7 miles (Easy Trail)

Garden of the Gods Loop Trail | 3.7 Miles (Moderate Trail)

Quandary Peak Trail – White River National Forest (Out & Back) | 7.5 miles (Hard Trail)

Suggested Books:

Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur (Hard Copy Available at Strauss Library)

The Painted Girls – Cathy Marie Buchanan (Kindle Version Available)

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson (Kindle Version Available)


*Below you will find the suggestions for this week 7/31/2020:

Suggested Healthy Eating:

Honeydew Melon, Plum, Blackberries

Suggested Trails:

Saint Mary’s Glacier – Arapaho National Forest (Out & Back) | 1.9 Miles (Easy Trail)

Coyote Song Trail – South Valley Park (Loop) | 3 miles (Moderate Trail)

Mount Bierstadt Trial – Mount Evans (Out & Back) | 6.8 Miles (Hard Trail)

Suggested Books:

There, There – Tommy Orange (Hard Copy Available at Strauss Library)

Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman (Kindle Version Available)

The Second Sleep – Robert Harris (Kindle Version Available)


*Below you will find the suggestions for this week 7/24/2020:

Suggested Healthy Eating:

Cantaloupe, Celery, Raspberry

Suggested Trails:

Dream Lake Trail – Rocky Mountain National Park (Out & Back) | 2 Miles (easy Trail)

Alberta Falls – Rocky Mountain National Park (Out & Back) | 2.5 miles (Moderate Trail)

Flattop Mountain Trail – Rocky Mountain National Park (Out & Back) | 8.2 Miles (Hard Trail)

Suggested Books:

The Gown – Jennifer Robson (Kindle Version Available)

Such a Fun Age – Kiley Reid (Hard Copy Available at Strauss Library)

Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel (Kindle Version Available)


*Below you will find the suggestions for this week 7/17/2020:

Suggested Healthy Eating:

Broccoli, Sweet Corn, Apricots

Suggested Trails:

Nymph Lake Trail – Rocky Mountain National Park (Out & Back) | 1.7 Miles (easy Trail)

Lake Haiyaha  – Rocky Mountain National Park (Out & Back) | 3.6 miles (Moderate Trail)

Little Matterhorn – Rocky Mountain National Park (Out & Back) | 7.6 miles (Hard Trail)

Suggested Books:

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid – Bill Bryson

Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer

The Dutch House – Anne Patchett


*Below you will find the suggestions for this week 7/10/2020:

Suggested Healthy Eating:

Cherries, Peaches & Watermelon

Suggested Trails:

Bear Lake Nature Trail – Rocky Mountain National Park (Loop) | .7 Miles (easy Trail)

Four Lake Loop Trail – Rocky Mountain National Park (Loop) | 6.8 miles (Moderate Trail)

Six Lakes Boulder Loop – Rocky Mountain National Park (Loop) | 8.9 miles (Hard Trail)

Suggested Books:

The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion (7/10/2020 post)

Wild – Cheryl Strayed

A Gentleman from Moscow – Amor Towles

Sincerely, Your Strauss Library Student Wellness Activities Team (S.W.A.T)

This was written by Bryson, you can contact AskUs with questions.

Preservation Week – April 26-May 2, 2020

This year’s Preservation Week is April 26 to May 2. The first national preservation survey, conducted in 2004 by Heritage Preservation, revealed that a large portion of the collections in American libraries, museums, and archives was in need of treatment to prevent and reverse deterioration. In 2010, the American Library Association, in partnership with the Library of Congress, Institute of Library and Museum Services, American Institute for Conservation, Society of American Archivists, and Heritage Preservation, sponsored the first annual Preservation Week to raise awareness of the need and promote preservation not just in institutional collections, but also in the collections of individuals, families, and communities. Institutions are encouraged to celebrate Preservation Week by doing at least one thing to raise awareness of the need for preservation, inspire action to preserve collections, call attention to the role of libraries, archives and museums in the preservation of our cultural heritage, and promote preservation resources.

The theme for the 10th annual Preservation Week is Preserving Oral History. It has a dual meaning, both the action of preserving recollections and experiences that would otherwise be lost, and the physical preservation of the media on which they are recorded. Free Preservation Week activities and events, including webinars, are available at the American Library Association’s Association for Library Collections and Technical Services’ website. Programs from previous years are also available at the site, as well as a variety of resources. One of these, Saving Your Stuff, is a comprehensive list for the general public of the care and handling of most media that could make up a personal, family, or community collection.

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[Emily Epstein, Cataloging Librarian]

 

Strauss Library is Closed! Most library services available online!

Starting March 16 at 6 p.m. and until further notice, the Strauss Health Sciences Library building is closed, No library services are available in the building. CU Anschutz Badge Access is still allowed. NOTE: Access will be monitored and limited to 7am-midnight, 7 days/week.

While in the library, for your safety, please maintain:

1.      One (1) person per study room

2.      Ten (10) foot distance between others at all times

More information on the CU Anschutz campus response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Even though the building is closed, you can still get help and use the library’s resources online!

This was written by Lisa, you can contact AskUs with questions.