Library Closures – Holiday & Carpet Cleaning

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!

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Work Study Access Services Student Assistant Needed

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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

PHOTOCOPIERS/PRINTERS/COMPUTER WORKSTATIONS

Troubleshoots copiers, laser printers and computer workstations to help patrons with questions and minor problems with hardware & software

Reports computer, printer and copier malfunctions

STACK MAINTENANCE

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.

Needed Shifts:

*Apply and inquire* All student employees participate and share in closing shifts and some weekend hours.

Please fill out this form and email as an attachment to madison.mosely@ucdenver.edu with the subject line: Work Study Application.

 

Prospector Temporarily Suspended

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 copydocs@ucdenver.edu 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 tamara.hoegerl@ucdenver.edu.

Welcome Night Owls and Early Birds: The Library is 24/7!

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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 circ.library@ucdenver.edu, 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]

Exciting News for Anschutz Medical Campus Faculty and Staff! FREE INTERLIBRARY LOAN (ILL)!

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Beginning July 1, 2015, most CU-Anschutz Medical Campus Faculty and Staff will now receive FREE INTERLIBRARY LOAN (ILL)! This includes paid University faculty and staff of CU Anschutz, faculty paid by affiliates, volunteer clinical/faculty, retired CU Anschutz faculty, CU Anschutz fellows, CU Anschutz visiting scholars and students, and UPI employees. CU Anschutz students and residents will continue to receive no-cost ILL as well.

Some affiliated users will still be charged services fees ($8/filled request, $18/rush). This includes CU Anschutz alumni who live in Colorado, CU Anschutz volunteer staff, UCH paid staff, UCH volunteers, other CU faculty, staff, and students, CCML members, and residents paid by other health organizations.

There will be no changes in current fees for all other users ($18/filled request, $48/rush). This includes Colorado public, non-university fellows, non-university visiting scholars, and all others not listed above.

Please be advised that this is a 2-year pilot program, 2015-2017.

Sign up for an ILLiad account today!

If you have any questions about your affiliation and eligibility, please contact the ILL office at 303-724-2111 or copydocs@ucdenver.edu with any and all questions.

[Brittany Heer, Library Technician II, Interlibrary Loan]

Tower Room updated with permanent PC

The library’s third floor Tower Room is a beautiful space that is often used for meetings. When not in use for meetings, it can serve as an excellent impromptu meeting or group study space. The room has a large white board, as well as a large flat screen, and to the latter we have now installed a permanent PC to give users a more usable space. No need to tote your own laptop or fuss with the connection!

photo: Tower Room PC and Flat Screen (photo cred: Gyasi Evans)

Permanent PC now in HSL Tower Room

To use the PC and the flat screen, simply check out the dedicated wireless mouse and keyboard for the PC at the Front Desk. Got your own laptop? No worries, there’s also a convenient way to hook that up with either a high-res HDMI connection cable, or old-fashioned VGA. View the instruction sheet next to the control panel to choose exactly the display method you prefer.

Please note, the Tower Room is only available for group study when it is not previously scheduled for an event through the campus scheduling system. A sign will be posted on the door when reservations are in effect. The room can be scheduled through the University’s room request system.