Did you know that the Health Sciences Library has a unique collection of medical artifacts, consisting of a wide range of objects, dating from the 19th century? Besides view these artifacts in several rotating exhibits of the artifacts throughout the library, the collection is available for individual research. If you would like to search the artifact collection, visit the Library’s newest database- PastPerfect Online- http://uchslibrary.pastperfectonline.com/ All the artifacts listed in the catalog are available for anyone to look at, with an appointment. Searching help is included on the page, or you can contact Paul Andrews at email@example.com or 303-724-2113 for assistance.
If the Library Genie granted you three library wishes, what would they be? Now you have the opportunity to let us know!
Submit your three wishes to the library genie today! Your wishes will be anonymous, but if you’d be willing to talk more with us about your wishes you can include your name and e-mail address.
- Are there resources or services you’d like to see the library offer?
- Has the library implemented enhancements that you’d like to see more of?
- How could the library better assist you with your research, education or clinical needs?
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!
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
Troubleshoots copiers, laser printers and computer workstations to help patrons with questions and minor problems with hardware & software
Reports computer, printer and copier malfunctions
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.
*Apply and inquire* All student employees participate and share in closing shifts and some weekend hours.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
The library is open 24/7 to affiliated faculty, staff, and students of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. All you need is your official university ID to badge in and stay after hours. Members of the University of Colorado Denver downtown are welcome to stay in the building at close, but will not be able to badge back in after exiting the building. Individuals without an official badge, regardless of status, cannot remain in the library after close; there are no exceptions to this policy.
To keep you full and focused, the library offers the following:
- Mini-fridges on all 3 floors
- Microwaves on all 3 floors
- Keurig machines on the 2nd and 3rd floors (BYO K-Cups!)
- Soda and snack vending machines on 1st floor, north end
- Coffee vending machine on 1st floor, south end
- Water bottle filling stations on all 3 floors
- White board markers and headphones, honor policy checkout at the front desk
- Moveable white boards, found throughout the library
- Walk station treadmill desks, first and third floors
Please be mindful when using the library by keeping your valuables safe; do not leave your items unattended. It may seem like a hassle to bring your laptop and phone with you to the restroom, but it only takes a moment for an item to be taken. Your safety is our priority, so help us keep you and campus safe by practicing vigilance!
If you ever feel unsafe, do not hesitate to contact campus police by calling 303-724-4444. You can also reach campus police by using one of the library’s red emergency phones, which are located near each restroom on all floors. You’ll also find emergency 9-1-1 red buttons throughout the library.
If you have any questions or comments about 24/7 please contact library staff by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, ask staff at the service desk, or call 303-724-2152. For more information, visit the library’s hours page regarding 24/7 Badge Access.
[Brittany Heer, Interlibrary Loan Manager]
Anschutz Medical Campus Students
The library has two different authentication systems. EZproxy is used for off campus access to online resources*.
You should use your PassportID at the EZproxy login page to access online resources from off campus. It’s easy, more secure, and one less login to remember! Your PassportID is the same login that you use to access your University webmail and the UCDAccess Portal, and is the best way to access the library’s licensed online resources such as full text articles, clinical tools, and ebook collections. If you are still using the old way to log in to EZproxy (e.g: your student ID number), it’s time to make the switch! You will no longer be able to log into EZproxy using your student ID number starting on Monday, August 8th.
Important: One difference between logging into your webmail and logging in to off-campus resources is that you cannot use your email address as your username for EZproxy. Log in to EZproxy with your short username just as you would in accessing the UCDAccess Portal.
Have you forgotten your password or do you need to change your password? Find more info here.
*If you are placing holds on physical materials like books, or renewing those materials, that is another system with another login method.
Logging in to various systems can be confusing. Contact us with questions:
If you have difficulties claiming or accessing your University email account, please call Lori Williams at 303-724-5463
If you have difficulties logging in using your University Passport ID login for off-campus access to online resources, please call Tina Moser at 303-724-2145.