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 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.

Just in Time for Fall Finals: Alliance of Therapy Dogs Returns to Strauss Library!

Fall finals are coming—but so are the Alliance of Therapy Dog teams!

Join us at the Strauss Health Sciences Library on December 4th from 11:30am – 1:30pm in the student lounge to PAWS and relax! This was a very popular activity at the library’s spring DeStress@Strauss event, so we’re bringing it back.

In May, we had 86 visitors, of whom 51% reported “no stress” after visiting with the dog teams. 20 of you requested dogs “All the Time.” Well, we can’t do all the time, but we can do December 4th!  

Follow the Strauss Library on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to keep up to date with all of the happenings @ Strauss!

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

Upcoming Conference on Integrative Pediatric Medicine

The Strauss-Wisneski Indigenous and Integrative Medicine Collection will be co-sponsoring an upcoming conference on pediatric integrative medicine.  Health for the Whole Child: An Integrative Approach will take place on Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 in Mt. Oxford Auditorium at Children’s Hospital Colorado.  This conference will include lectures, interactive panels, and breakout sessions.

Pediatric integrative health focuses on the enhancement of well-being of the whole child and uses a collaborative approach to health promotion, disease prevention, healing, and rehabilitation. The model builds on the elements of positive lifestyle habits, and other tools, to support the health of both child and family unit.  Join us to learn more about integrative health, an approach that offers expanded treatment options and complements conventional therapies.  Integrative health has the potential to revitalize meaning in practice, support our young patients, and enhance practitioner satisfaction.

Early Bird registration of $40 is available through October 16, 2019 and will increase to $50 after that date.  An online-only option is also available for $25.00.  All providers are welcome to attend as well anyone with an interest in integrative medicine.  CME, CNE, and CPE credit will be available.

This event is made possible by a grant from the Bard Family Foundation.

This was written by Melissa, you can contact AskUs with questions, or additional information or questions can be sent to melissa.desantis@cuanschutz.edu.

De-Stress @ Strauss!

CU Anschutz Anti-All Nighter Calendar, De-Stress at Strauss Library Wed. May 8th at 5pm

Join us all next week for a range of stress relief events at the Strauss Health Sciences Library! Each day, we’ll have a unique event featuring tips and treats to help alleviate some finals anxiety, but the highlight is Wednesday evening, May 8th, when we’re hosting an “Anti-All Nighter” at the library in conjunction with CU Anschutz Student Services. This event will include a free pancake food truck, a silent disco (indoors or outdoors, weather permitting), a VR demonstration from our friends at Inworks, yoga in the Reading Room, licensed therapy dogs from the Alliance of Therapy Dogs, and much more!

You can RSVP now, or read on to learn more about the week-long festivities.  


  • Tuesday 5/7/19 @ Noon; Strauss Library Tower Room

Mindfulness and Guided Meditation with Mimi Munroe

Come for a discussion on mindfulness and guided meditation! Pita trays and drinks will be provided.


  • Wednesday 5/8/19 @ 5 pm – 9 pm; Strauss Library

De-Stress @ Strauss Library

Pancakes, Puppies, and Silent Disco! BRING YOUR STUDENT ID to participate. Take a break and enter to win one of our door prizes, including a Galaxy Tablet, courtesy of the Writing Center.


  • Thursday 5/9/19 @ Noon; Strauss Library Front Lobby

Tech Talk with the Library IT Department

Learn about all the technology and IT services that the Library has to offer with the Strauss Library IT Department. We have Windows and MacBook specialists who keep up to date on all the new laptops and gadgets available, as well as pizza!


  • Friday 5/10/19 @ Noon; Strauss Library Reading Room

Self-Care Training with Matt Vogl

Matt is the Executive Director of the National Mental Health Innovation Center, and has recently given a talk at TedxMileHigh on the topic of “How virtual reality can improve your mental health.” Pita tray and drinks will be provided.


Post by Jason Wardell, Access Services. Get in touch via email or AskUs with any questions.

Witness to the Holocaust: Sculpture dedication and panel discussion

Two events that are part of this year’s Holocaust Genocide and Contemporary Bioethics Program will take place in the Strauss Health Sciences Library.  The Program is an annual event that is organized by the Center for Bioethics and Humanities.  The Program’s goal is to promote education, scholarship, and community engagement on the lessons of the Holocaust.  All Program events are free and open to the public.  This year the Program includes events at all four CU campuses and a session at UCHealth.

The events in the Strauss Library will be held on April 30th.  There will be a dedication event at Noon on the 3rd floor for the Devorah Sperber sculptures “Witness to the Holocaust”.  The dedication will be followed by a panel discussion at 1:00 pm in the Reading Room.  The topic for the discussion is “Health Professionals, Patients and the Public Trust”.  Reservations are requested, but not required.  We hope you can attend one, or more, the events!

Colorado Open Scholars 2019 Summit

On March 1, 2019 the Colorado Open Scholars had a virtual summit. The focus of the submit was “Openness in Tenure and Promotion” and featured two panels centering on issues of open scholarship as related to tenure and promotion as well as shifting ideas around equity and prestige. Below are a couple highlights from the summit.

The first panel, “Research Realities in Tenure and Promotion” (video timestamp: 3:37-57:43), a panelist mentions that quality of research is more important than whether or not the journal is open access. Ideally, authors can find reputable open access journals and that journal’s impact factor. It cannot be denied that an open access journal would have a broader audience than a subscription based journal because it is freely available on the web. Additionally, as it was discussion later in the panel, the reader of the article will probably not care where the article is published. The reader wants the content of the article whether it is published in The American Journal of Nursing (a subscription journal) or Nursing Open (an open access journal).

The second panel, “Open Access and Equity in Tenure and Promotion” (video timestamp: 58:15-1:47:30), began with a discussion of the work by tenure and promotion committees. It was urged by a panelist to “stay ahead of the curve. Don’t fall behind where science is going.” which refers to the increase and demand for openly scholarly works. A faculty member going through the tenure and promotion process should not have less value for publishing in an open access journal vs a subscription journal.

After the panels, participants discussed questions either at their viewing institution or online. You can view a summary of those discussions at the end of the video.

At the Strauss Health Sciences Library, we encourage open access publishing and, when allowed, we deposit Anschutz affiliates’ scholarly works into our institutional repository, Mountain Scholar. To find out more visit our LibGuide. You can download and view the video recording of the Colorado Open Scholars 2019 Summit here: https://digitalcommons.du.edu/co_Open_Scholarship/2/

This article was written by our Electronic Resources Librarian, Danielle Ostendorf. You can also access the video through Search HSL here.

Colorado Open Scholars 2019 Summit

The Colorado Open Scholars 2019 Summit will be held on Friday, Mar. 1, 10 am – 2 pm.  More information is at: https://www.coloradoopenscholars.org/2019-summit/.

The 2019 Summit is a forum for regional and international discussion on Open Access and Open Educational Resources as related to Tenure and Promotion.  This year features two virtual panel discussions from scholars across the U.S. and Canada.  Following the panels, nine university campus locations will host local discussion groups, with ideas from these discussions then shared across campuses.  Online discussion will be available to virtual attendees.

Teaching Lab 3 (and TL2 as backup) is reserved for the event.  It’s free, but registration is required.  The registration form is at: https://www.coloradoopenscholars.org/locations.

The Strauss library will provide light lunch.  People can also choose to register for online participation only.

Honorary naming of Health Sciences Library celebrated

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.

Share the Love Food Drive

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.

Updated Fulginiti Exhibit: Showing (work x family)

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.

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.