Welcome to Jason Wardell

Please welcome the newest employee in Education and Reference, Jason Wardell. Jason started on November 15th! If you see him around the library or hear from him on AskUs make sure to give him a warm welcome!

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Learn a little bit more about Jason in his short biography:

I was born in Chicago, but have called Colorado my home since 1996. I graduated from Colorado State University in 2007 with a BA in English Literature, and again from Metropolitan State University in 2011 with a BA in Journalism. Today, I live in Denver with my wife, Mindi, and our Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Penny. I’m presently enrolled in the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University in the 2017 Denver cohort, and I aspire to work in an academic library to fulfill my dream of never leaving school. Outside of the library, I host a weekly pub quiz for Geeks Who Drink, provide website and marketing support for Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, and am very passionate about certain flavors of La Croix.


Welcome to Christi Piper!

HSL is welcoming a new reference librarian to the Education and Reference department, Christi Piper.  Her first day was Monday, July 24, and her contact information is already on the Staff Directory web page.

Christi Piper

Here is a brief bio about her background and duties:

After a brief hiatus, Christi Piper has returned to the Health Sciences Library as a Reference Librarian in the Education and Reference Department. Christi received her Masters of Library and Information Science in 2013 from the University of Washington iSchool online program. After graduating, she volunteered for the Health Sciences Library for two years staffing the AskUs service and working on other projects in the department. She then went to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Kraemer Family Library and worked as a Reference and Instruction Librarian who worked specifically with the Nursing and Health Sciences College for three years. But the commute from Denver to Colorado Springs was not so fun, so she returned to the Health Sciences Library in July. Christi will be working on making the AskUs service the best that it can be and helping teach some of the regular library classes, along with other new and exciting projects. If you have a research need or question for the library, don’t hesitate to ask!

When not answering research questions at the library, Christi and her husband enjoy traveling, hiking, and trying to keep up with their two hyperactive dogs. You can also find Christi rereading Harry Potter frequently and pondering the effectiveness of the Marauder’s Map and wondering just what is in the Restricted Section of the Library.

Student Staff Bio: Tori Snell


Tori is a Physical Therapy student here at CU Anschutz who will be graduating soon! She’s been working with us for over two years and has just come back from her rotation to spend time at the desk again. Tori’s hobbies include music, nutrition, and exercise. Her favoritie part of working at the Health Sciences Library is, “hanging out with the wonderful staff and participating in the consumption of free left-overs!”

Student Staff Bio: Tyler B. Matlock

Tyler_HeadshotThis week we are featuring Tyler B. Matlock, one of our most senior student workers. Tyler is in the Anatomy program here at CU Anschutz and enjoys sewing, action sports, and 3D Modeling. His favorite part of working at the library is being able to help students find the resources they need for a particular class and helping with some on the fly tutoring at the desk if students are having trouble in a particular subject.

Student Staff Bio: Katee Wensinger


Continuing the series of Student Staff Bios, we have the fabulous Katee Wensinger! Katee is brand new to the library and is learning fast. She likes to hike in the Summer, ski in the Winter, play outside with her dog Bella and explore Denver’s downtown with her boyfriend. Her favorite part of working at the Health Sciences library so far is getting to know more about the services the Health Sciences Library offers. “There are so many cool services that I never knew about, but will definitely take advantage of now.”

Student Staff Bio: Michelle Vien



Michelle is a Physical Therapy student here at the Anschutz Medical campus who has been with us at the library since Summer of 2016. Her hobbies include lifting weights, making her own essential oil perfumes and learning about the human body. Michelle’s favorite part of working at the library in her own words: “All the chill peeps!! Best. Work-Study. Ever.”