New Leisure Reading at HSL

The Amesse Collection, which features current fiction and nonfiction leisure reading material, is located on the east side of the library’s 1st floor. Take a look at these recently added titles:


-Hughes, Dorothy/ In a lonely place

-Kunzru, Hari/ White tears

-Ng, Celeste/ Little fires everywhere

-Weed, Tim/ Field guide to murder & fly fishing


-Blakeslee, Nate/ American wolf: a true story of survival & obsession in the West

-Federman, Adam/ Fasting & feasting: the life of visionary food writer Patience Gray

-Kang, Lydia/ Quackery: a brief history of the worst ways to cure everything

-Kelly, Scott/ Endurance: a year in space, a lifetime of discovery

-Walker, Matthew/ Why we sleep

Art From CU Exhibit Opening Reception Nov 14, 2017

Art From CU

The CU art exhibit had its opening reception on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. While the reception is over, we still encourage you to please come see all the great art that was submitted to the exhibit in the gallery on the third floor of the Health Sciences Library.

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Debra Miller organizes this exhibit, and she installed the art with the help of a ladder and some other staff members at HSL.

Art From CU 2018(3)

The exhibit will be displayed in the gallery from November 7, 2017 until January 31, 2018.  Come check out the exhibit before it ends!

Welcome to Rebecca Schneider

Please welcome Rebecca Schneider, the third new employee to Access Services! She started as a temporary employee on August 9th, and interviewed to stay here at HSL.  Her first official day was October 22, 2017.

Rebecca Schneider

Read her short biography here:

I’m a 5th generation Coloradan and learned to hike before I could crawl. At Regis University, I double majored with a BASc in French and Business, with a minor in Philosophy. For the last two years, I served with the AmeriCorps teaching literacy at an elementary school. Along with serving with the AmeriCorps, I worked at Standley Lake Library. My favorite task at the Standley Lake Library was helping with a program that brought in service dogs that kids would read to. In my spare time, I am usually reading, playing Horizon Zero Dawn, working on home improvement projects, and exploring Colorado for the best “hole in the wall” restaurants.

Welcome to Paul Gardner

The second new employee to the Access department at HSL is Paul Gardner.  He started the same day as Ruba Sadi, on Tuesday, October 17, and there was a welcome party that Thursday, October 19 for both new staff members. Please welcome him if you see him at the circulation desk!

Paul Gardner

Check out his short bio:

Paul is a UC Denver alum with a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing. He has spent the last four years working for Denver Public Library, and the last seven with film festivals around the country. He looks forward to assisting the academic environment at Anschutz. Born to run, he loves road trips and seeing new places. He spends his free time skateboarding, reading, attending music and film events, and working with the DPS after school program.


Welcome to Ruba Sadi

Access Services at HSL has two new employees.  Ruba Sadi started on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, and the welcome party for the new employees was this Thursday, October 19.  Please welcome the new staff if you see them at the circulation desk!

Ruba Sadi2


Check out her short biography here:

Ruba was born in Rochester, NY but grew up in Saudi Arabia where her father worked. She attended school in Switzerland, and lived in Lebanon for a year before moving back to the U.S. in 1996. She has worked at Pikes Peak Library District, Stephen H Hart Library at the Colorado History Museum, Denver Art Museum, Denver Botanic Gardens, and the Denver Public Library. She enjoys reading, watching movies, traveling, visiting museums and gardens. She is looking forward to working at Health Sciences Library.

Welcome to Nina Mchale

HSL is welcoming Nina Mchale as the new Head of Education and Reference.  Her first day was Monday, October 2, 2017 and her welcome party was October 5.  The position became available when Lisa Traditi left the position to become the new Deputy Director.  Here’s a great picture of Lisa passing the baton to Nina at Nina’s welcome party.


A short description of Nina’s experience and hobbies:

Nina is thrilled to return to the University of Colorado as Head of the Education and Reference Department! Prior to her most recent position as the director of library services at Red Rocks Community College, Nina was the Web Librarian at the Auraria Library from 2006-2011. She received her joint MA in English and MSLS in Library Science from the Catholic University of American in 2002. Nina looks forward to getting to know, and facilitating the talents of, the members of the Education and Reference team, as well as collaborating with the other library departments to provide great service to the campus community.

When she’s not hard at work librarian-ing, Nina enjoys spending time with her three kids, two dogs, and one husband. They enjoy spending time in the mountains, whether it’s skiing in the winter or off-roading in the summer. On the rare occasion that she gets some alone time, she likes to run and quilt, but understandably not simultaneously.