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.

Crunched for Time? Enter Document Delivery!

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Do you feel like you never have enough time to visit the library to copy those historical articles that are only available in print?  Document Delivery can help!

For only $8.00 per request for AMC faculty and staff, the Interlibrary Loan Department will take your request, pull, copy, scan, and send you a PDF of the material directly to your ILLiad account.  Let us do the leg work for you!

Students and residents, there is no direct cost for you!

Don’t have an ILLiad account?  You can sign up here.

Document Delivery is here to save you time!

And as always, if the library doesn’t have the materials that you need, we can request it from our world-wide network.

Questions?  Contact the ILL office at copydocs@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-2111.

[Brittany Heer, Library Technician II, Interlibrary Loan]

24/7 Library Hours Rock: A Refresher & Rules for the Road

The following info and bullets lay out the FYI ‘need to knows’ and other guidelines for use of the Health Sciences Library facility during hours when services are closed and library staff unavailable. Designated University students and employees with proper and active ID badge have the ability to stay in the library after it closes to the public. Questions about this service and its use by the University community can be directed to Douglas Stehle, Head of Access Services, 303-724-2139 or douglas.stehle@ucdenver.edu.

Full guidelines and a handout covering details, tips and safety information is available at the library service desk and online.

  • Security enhancements to the library facility and new public closing policies are in place.
  • HSL will be closing up services and locking its doors two hours earlier on Sunday – Thursday evenings at 10:00 pm. Friday and Saturday closing times remain the same at 6:00 pm.
  • Students/faculty/staff officially affiliated with the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) may leave and re-enter using the badge reader of the facility as well as stay in the facility after public closing times upon presentation of their current AMC ID badge.
  • CU Denver downtown students with their University ID badge may stay in the bldg. after closing times
    • Please Note: when CU Denver downtown students exit after closing time you cannot badge back in until the library opens again.
  • Friends, family and guests who are not University members and are without proper Univ ID badge are not allowed in the library after-hours with students or employees.
  • Students and other University users agree to abide by the library’s Conduct policy at all hours and to act in appropriate manners which promote an atmosphere conducive to study and research.
  • Public and non-affiliated users and those lacking proper ID badge are expected to exit the library at the posted closing times.
  • Library materials may not be checked out/removed when the service desk is closed.

Library Public Access Hours. Oct 13, 2014 – June 2015.
During these posted hours library staff are on duty and our service desk (303-724-2152) is open:

Sun 10:00 am –  10:00 pm
Mon-Thurs  7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri  7:00 am –   6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am –  6:00 pm
  • CU AMC students/employees have badge-ID access to the library 24/7
  • Have visible & be able to present University badge ID to stay after closing times
  • Library staff will check for and ask to see University badge IDs as will campus security
  • Any person lacking the proper University campus badge ID will be directed to exit the facility immediately after closing times. Library staff will come around and do this after our service desk closes.
  • University users in the library who suspect unauthorized people are in the facility after closing should contact campus Police at 303-724-4444.
  • If you feel you are entitled to remain in HSL after public closing but are unable, not permitted, do not have the designated University identity, or have been told you cannot but feel wrongly so, etc. please contact the Head of Access, Douglas Stehle, 303-724-2139 or douglas.stehle@ucdenver.edu.
  • Emergency buttons have been installed throughout the building on all floors. They are the yellow devices on the wall labelled “In case of emergency, lift cover, push button.” A blue police emergency tent is on the wall above each yellow panic alarm. Campus police will respond when the red button is pressed.

Blue Emergency Signage     Yellow Emergency Alarm

  • Users are discouraged from leaving library materials you have checked out on the service desk after closing when library staff are gone. The library cannot guarantee that your returned items will be secure/safe sitting on the service desk. Library users should return laptops and other special/sensitive materials they have checked out in their names during regular open service hours and when staff are on service desk.
  • There is an outside book drop near the front entrance and an interior book drop on the far end of the service desk for the return of books and journals.

Contact our service desk during staffed hours and by phone at 303-724-2152 for any questions. Or report problems and issues to douglas.stehle@ucdenver.edu. Thank You.

24/7 Library Hours Rock: A Refresher & Rules for the Road

The following info and bullets lay out the FYI ‘need to knows’ and other guidelines for use of the Health Sciences Library facility during hours when services are closed and library staff unavailable. Designated University students and employees with appropriate and active ID badge have the ability to stay in the library after it closes to the general public and such users also have ability to card-in with their Univ ID badge during after-hours and before the library reopens public services. Questions about this service and its use by the University community can be directed to Douglas Stehle, Head of Access Services, 303-724-2139 or douglas.stehle@ucdenver.edu.

Full guidelines and a handout covering details, tips and safety information is available at the library service desk and online.

  • Security enhancements to the library facility and new public closing policies are in place.
  • HSL will be closing up services and locking its doors two hours earlier on Sunday – Thursday evenings at 10:00 pm. Friday and Saturday closing times remain the same at 6:00 pm.
  • Students/faculty/staff officially affiliated with the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC) may leave and reenter using the badge reader at the entrance of the facility as well as remain in the facility after public closing times upon presentation of their current AMC ID badge.
  • CU Denver downtown students with their University ID badge may remain in the bldg. after closing times. NOTE: When CU Denver downtown students exit after closing time you cannot badge back in until the library opens again.
  • Friends, family and guests are not allowed in the library after-hours with students or employees.
  • Students and other University users agree to abide by the library’s Conduct policy [http://hsl.ucdenver.edu/policies/conduct] at all hours and to act in proper manners which promote an atmosphere conducive to study and research.
  • Public and non-affiliated users and those lacking proper ID badge are expected to exit the library at the posted closing times.
  • Library materials may not be checked out/removed when the service desk is closed.

Library Public Access Hours. Oct 13, 2014 – June 2015.
During these posted hours library staff are on duty and our service desk (303-724-2152) is open:

Sun 10:00 am –  10:00 pm
Mon-Thurs  7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri  7:00 am –   6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am –  6:00 pm
  • CU AMC students/employees have badge-ID access to the library 24/7
  • Have visible & be able to present University badge ID to remain past closing time
  • Library staff will check for and ask to see University badge IDs as will campus security
  • Any person lacking the proper University campus badge ID will be directed to exit the facility immediately after closing times. Library staff will come around and do this after our service desk closes.
  • University users in the library who suspect unauthorized individuals are in the facility after closing should contact campus Police at 303-724-4444.
  • If you feel you are entitled to remain in HSL after public closing but are unable, not permitted, do not have the designated University identity, or have been told you cannot but feel wrongly so, etc. please contact the Head of Access, Douglas Stehle, 303-724-2139 or douglas.stehle@ucdenver.edu.
  • Emergency buttons have been installed throughout the building on all floors. They are the yellow devices on the wall labelled “In case of emergency, lift cover, push button.” A blue police emergency tent is on the wall above each yellow panic alarm. Campus police will respond when the red button is pressed.

Blue Emergency Signage     Yellow Emergency Alarm

  • Users are discouraged from leaving library materials you have checked out on the service desk after closing when library staff are gone. The library cannot guarantee that your returned items will be secure/safe sitting on the service desk. Library users should return laptops and other special/sensitive materials they have checked out in their names during regular open service hours and when staff are on service desk.
  • There is an outside book drop near the front entrance and an interior book drop on the far end of the service desk for the return of books and journals.

Contact our service desk during staffed hours and by phone at 303-724-2152 for any questions. Or report problems and issues to douglas.stehle@ucdenver.edu.

Thank You.

Random from the Repository

Poster Presentation: Diversity terms unbound: explore, engage, envision research through PubMed and the Health Sciences Library by Lynne Fox and John Jones from Digital Collections of Colorado

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Add your posters and presentation slides to the digital repository! Contact
heidi.zuniga@ucdenver.edu

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 scholarly research and other resources in the repository.
  • Stability: Maintain your scholarly record with persistent urls in a platform designed to last.
  • 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%

24/7 HOURS & BADGE-ID ACCESS BEGINS OCT 13

Students on the AMC have desired 24/7 late night access for many years and now HSL delivers!

Guidelines and a handout covering details, tips and safety information is available at the library service desk and online.

Beginning Oct 13, 2014 Health Sciences Library increases access for the CU AMC University community by offering badge-ID access 24/7 after library closing times. Security enhancements to the library facility were made over the summer, and library staff have ready new closing procedures to help with the transition. The library will be closing up services and locking its doors two hours earlier on Sunday – Thursday evenings at 10pm. Friday and Saturday closing times remain the same at 6pm.

Health Sciences Library Public Access Hours, Oct 13, 2014 – June 2015.
During these posted hours library staff are on duty and our service desk is open:

Sun 10:00 am –  10:00 pm
Mon-Thurs  7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri  7:00 am –   6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am –  6:00 pm
  • CU AMC students/employees have badge-ID access to the library 24/7
  • Have visible & be able to present University badge ID to remain past closing time
  • Library staff will check for and ask to see University badge IDs

Any person lacking the proper University campus badge ID will be directed to exit the facility immediately after closing times. Library staff will come around and do this after our service desk closes. Public and non-affiliated users are expected to exit the library at the posted closing times.

University students/staff/faculty with their AMC campus ID badge will be allowed to stay in the facility after closing time. Campus badge ID must be in your possession; no exceptions will be made. Library staff and/or University Police may ask to see badge ID any time after the library closes.

University users in the library who suspect unauthorized individuals are in the facility after closing should contact campus Police at 303-724-4444.

Emergency buttons have been installed throughout the building on all floors. They are the yellow devices on the wall labelled “In case of emergency, lift cover, push button.” A blue police emergency tent is on the wall above each yellow panic alarm. Campus police will respond when the red button is pressed.

Blue Emergency Signage     Yellow Emergency Alarm

Library materials may not be checked out/removed when the service desk is closed.Users are discouraged from leaving library materials you have checked out on the service desk after closing when library staff are gone. The library cannot guarantee that your returned items will be secure/safe sitting on the service desk. Library users should return laptops and other special/sensitive materials they have checked out in their names during regular open service hours and when staff are on service desk. There is an outside book drop near the front entrance and an interior book drop on the far end of the service desk for the return of books and journals.

Students and other University users agree to abide by the library’s Conduct policy [http://hsl.ucdenver.edu/policies/conduct] at all hours and to act in proper manners which promote an atmosphere conducive to study and research.

Contact our service desk during staffed hours and by phone at 303-724-2152 for any questions. You may also contact Douglas Stehle, Head of Access Services (303-724-2152 | douglas.stehle@ucdenver.edu) for further information.


New from Interlibrary Loan: No-cost service for University Residents!

 

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Beginning September 1, 2014, University Residents on payroll with GME are eligible for ILL services at no-direct cost.

To get started, register for an ILLiad account here and begin placing requests!

Already have an account?  You won’t need to do anything, you’re good to go!

Registered for an ILLiad account in the past but didn’t want to pay for requests?  Call the ILL office to reactivate your account, no need to reregister.

If you have any questions concerning this new service, please contact the ILL office at 303-724-2111 or copydocs@ucdenver.edu.

[Brittany Heer, Library Technician II]

LEAVING ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS? Suggestions for a smooth transition

This time each year, students, residents, fellows, and faculty prepare to leave the Anschutz Medical Campus to pursue careers elsewhere. We’ve compiled the following suggestions to help those who are leaving have a smoother transition.

  • Find out if you will have access to a library with your new affiliation.
    If you will be affiliated with a hospital, health system, or academic institution, you should have access to a library or information center. Check the institution’s website or contact administrators to find out about library services. Don’t hesitate to contact the health sciences librarian at your new institution. He or she will be a valuable source of information about your new organization as well as clinical and research information.
  • Email your Ovid search strategies.
    If you will have access to Ovid databases at your new institution, you may want to email your saved searches to yourself before your Ovid account with the Health Sciences Library expires. You can then recreate your searches in your new Ovid account.
  • Get help setting up PubMed search queries.
    Many of you will use the freely available PubMed to search MEDLINE. PubMed allows you to save searches and receive regular updates to current articles in your field. To learn how to set up a My NCBI account to save searches in PubMed, visit the My NCBI web page. Ask Us! if you’d like to meet with a librarian for assistance.
  • Use Loansome Doc to obtain copies of journal articles.
    If you are entering private practice or joining an organization without a library, consider opening a Loansome Doc account to obtain copies of journal articles (usually for a fee) from a hospital or academic medical library in your area. To find out about your options for document delivery and other support services, contact the National Network of Libraries of Medicine at 1-800-338-7657.
  • Evaluate clinical point-of-care resources.
    If you will be located at an institution that does not provide access to clinical point-of-care resources, you may opt to purchase a personal subscription to one of these resources. Evaluate clinical resources offered by the Health Sciences Library before you leave. Current individual subscription prices for some of these products are provided below.
ACP PIER – Now called ACP Smarth Medicine; available with ACP membership or $265 for a one year membership HSL no longer offers this POC tool.
The Cochrane LibraryIndividual subscription for one year: $387.00 HSL Link to The Cochrane Library
First ConsultClinical Key is the new product from this vendor.  Click the Register button to sign up. HSL doesn’t subscribe to Clinical Key at this time
Essential Evidence PlusIndividual subscription for one year: $85 HSL no longer offers this POC tool  Sign up for 30 days free trial access
UpToDate – Pricing varies according to subscription type HSL Link to Up to Date
  • Check out local libraries in your new location.
    Visit the public library in your new location and ask about resources. Even libraries in small towns may offer access to major medical and science journals. Libraries at public colleges and universities sometimes offer services to local communities so if you will be located near a public college or university, explore the options they offer
  • Find and load smartphone apps that will help you locate information quickly.  While many apps are linked to the Library’s subscriptions, some great apps are free. Archimedes medical calculator, Epocrates drug information, and many National Library of Medicine apps are free and useful.
  • Take advantage of resources that are free or available with professional memberships.
    The benefits of membership in professional societies usually include access to the society’s publications. For example, membership in the American College of Physicians includes ACP Smart Medicine.

    • BioMed Central: 150+ peer-reviewed open access health sciences journals
    • Directory of Open Access Journals: 4,100+ open access journals in all subjects including dentistry, medicine, nursing, and public health
    • Disease Management Project: Online medical textbook from the Cleveland Clinic
    • Medscape Reference: Directory of information on more than 7,000 diseases and disorders, including images and multimedia content
    • FreeBooks4Doctors:  360 medical textbooks arranged by specialty
    • Free Medical Journals: 1000+ medical/health journals
    • Guideline Index: 2,5400+ summaries for various diseases and conditions from the National Guideline Clearinghouse
    • HighWire Press Free Online Full-Text Articles: journals that provide open access journal articles (most, but not all, embargo current content)
    • Medscape: Healthcare information from various medical publishers (registration is required)
    • MerckMedicus: Medical news, online learning resources, and diagnostic tools (registration is required)
    • NCBI Bookshelf: A collection of online biomedical books from the National Library of Medicine
    • PLoS Journals: Open access, peer-reviewed journals published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS)
    • PMC, formerly PubMed Central: A free digital archive of life sciences journals from the National Library of Medicine
    • RxList: The Internet Drug Index: is an easy-to-search database of information about prescription medications. It includes a drug identification image database.

The faculty and staff of the Health Sciences Library wish you luck as you move on to exciting new endeavors. If we can be of assistance as you plan your departure, please contact us:

[Lynne Fox, Education Librarian and John Jones, Librarian]

Library Genie Grants Wish!

In July 2013 the Health Sciences Library asked our users to provide us with three wishes they would request. As a result of 352 submitted wishes we found that many of our users desired additional microwave and refrigerator areas throughout the library. The library genie delivered!

Microwave area located by the private study rooms.

Microwave area located by the private study rooms on the 2nd Floor.

Microwave area located at the north end of the building right next to the elevator on the 3rd floor.

Microwave area located at the north end of the building right next to the elevator on the 3rd floor.

 

There is now a microwave and small refrigerator located on the north end of the library on the 3rd Floor next to the elevator and on the 2nd Floor next to the private study rooms. We’ve noticed a great deal of usage in these two areas and are happy to be able to fulfill such a widespread library wish! Enjoy!

Open House for Faculty & Staff

Thursday, October 3, 2013
9:00 – 11:00 am
Health Sciences Library
3rd Floor Reading Room

Learn about campus resources that

  • Make your life easier!
  • Provide tools and support for innovation!
  • Help you use the latest technology!
  • Offer information for decision-making!

Has it been a while since you checked into the new services these groups offer? Come by and get an update.

All Faculty and Staff are invited,
especially those new
to the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Stop by and find ways to work smart, not hard:

  • Academic Technology & Extended Learning (ATEL – Canvas)
  • CU Bookstore & Printing Services (Posters)
  • Educational Support Services (ESS)
  • Health Sciences Library
  • Information Technology Services (ITS)
  • Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OIRE)
  • Office of Research Development & Education (ORDE)

A light breakfast will be provided!
Please register to assist with catering plans.
http://tinyurl.com/amcopenhousefall13

Hope to see you there!

Take a “Paws Pause” at the Health Sciences Library!

Stressed out by finals, boards, or just life in general? Pause at the Health Sciences Library with someone with paws!  From April 24-May 15, registered Pet Partners© teams will be available by appointment only on varying days and times to help you relax and reduce stress.  Even if you’re just curious about the work these teams do, we encourage you to sign up for a visit.

The Health Sciences Library (HSL) has invited several Pet Partners teams (a sample are pictured below) to visit our library. All teams will be a human handler and their dog and all are trained to support your physical and emotional well-being through Animal Assisted Activity.  All visits with the Pet Partners will take place in an enclosed staff conference room on the first floor of the HSL.

Register now for your 20 minute visit with one of the Pet Partners Teams!

If the Register link above does not work, please copy and paste this URL into your internet browser: http://hslstream.ucdenver.edu/classes/#48

 

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Charge It: Universal chargers now available for checkout

Is your phone battery down to 10%? You can charge it at the library! The Health Sciences Library now has an universal cell phone charger available for a two hour checkout at the service desk. With ten different connectors it is capable of charging a wide variety of  different devices. The library also has a MacBook power adapter for checkout as well. Visit the service desk for more information!

[Andrew Roth, Access Services]

Document Delivery for Health Sciences Students

Health Sciences students, do you know…………….

If you are a registered student with the University of Colorado Health Sciences campus, you can request journal articles, books (NO textbooks), book chapters etc, through the Health Sciences Library Interlibrary Loan department, with no direct charge to you.

You’ll need to register for an ILLiad account. You’ll find Interlibrary Loan under the Services heading on our library website http://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu. You’ll see I don’t have an ILLiad account.  Click on that and then on First Time Users. This will take you to the ILLiad registration form. You’ll receive notification once your account has been set up in our office.

After you have created your account, you can place your requests. We will process the requests and when we send them to you, you will receive an email telling you there is an article waiting for you under View Electronically Received Articles within your account. Articles will remain in your account for only 30 days, so once you receive and open them, be sure to download or save them in some way so you’ll have them for your future use.

You’re wondering how long it will take to receive your article? If the journal is held by the Health Sciences Library, it should be sent out to you by the next business day. If we do not hold the title you need, the article must be ordered from another library. The official time is 3-5 days. Items are received by this office electronically, so the majority of items are received much faster. Books must come by mail so they could possibly take a week to arrive. All this also depends on work load and how many requests are already waiting in the queue when you place your requests. Our staff do their best to provide speedy service.

There is NO RUSH service for student requests.

We look forward to assisting you with your Interlibrary Loan needs. Call 303-724-2111 with any questions.

[Nell Able, Interlibrary Loan]

Textbooks for students @ HSL

HSL celebrates students who use textbooks @ their library on a YouTube spot.

ASAC Textbooks are available for checkout from the customer service desk on the 1st floor of the library

Ask about textbooks at the library’s service desk, 1st floor information commons. List of textbooks. More about the ASAC collection project.

Are you a UCD AMC student ? – Suggest a Title and help us evolve a student centered collection at the library