“Letters, Etcetera” exhibit

The Letter F

Letters lend themselves to fine art rendering.  The “Recovered Writing” paintings in this show have the look and feel of words and symbols in ancient and medieval scripts—the kind found in and around archeological digs.  These ‘uncovered text’ paintings, with their mystery, their intangible, undecipherable, unreadable script, contrast with the clarity and recognizability of alphabet letter paintings in the show.  Equally hidden but not so mysterious are letters that serve as design structure for more traditional subjects—e.g., L-shaped still lifes, V-shaped figures, S-shaped landscapes.

Artist Joyce Nielsen invites you to :

Opening Reception Sunday, March 8, 2020, 2-4 PM

Show dates:  March 7 – April 17, 2020

Strauss Health Sciences Library Gallery, CU’s Anschutz Campus,

Open Education Week 2020

Every year, during the month of March, the Open Education Global organizes the international event Open Education Week. For one week we focus on the importance and need for Open Education (OE) and scholarship in order to improving education access, affordability, success and quality for all.

Start the week by attending Rajiv Jhangiani’s online workshop, “Beyond Free: Supporting Social Justice Through Open Educational Practices” on March 2nd at 2pm. The Strauss Library will be hosting a screening in Teach Lab 2 followed by a discussion (please register here) or you can attend the workshop virtually

Then, start finding OE resources for you to use and incorporate in the classroom: 

To find additional resources and learn more about OE resources visit the Strauss Library’s OER Guide.

If you have questions, please use the Strauss Library’s AskUs to chat or email with a librarian or reach out to Ben Harnke (ben.harnke@cuanschutz.edu) or Danielle Ostendorf (Danielle.2.Ostendorf@cuanschutz.edu). 

This was written by Danielle, you can contact AskUs with questions.

New February 2020 ClinicalKey eBooks!

The new eBooks for February from ClinicalKey are here! Please check out the list of eBooks added.

Books Removed:

  • Atlas of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography: Imaging Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease (Taylor, Allen) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416061366; Package/Collection: Cardiovascular Disease Extended. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Cardiovascular Imaging.
  • Atlas of Endocrine Surgical Techniques (Duh, Quan-Yang) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416048442; Package/Collection: Surgery Extended. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Endocrine Surgery.
  • Augmentation Mammaplasty (Tebbetts, John) 1st ed; ISBN: 9780323041126; Package/Collection: Plastic Surgery. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast.
  • Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer: Ovarian Cancer (Bristow, Robert) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416046851; Package/Collection: Hematology-Oncology-Palliative. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Cancer Treatment and the Ovary.
  • Principles and Practice of Wrist Surgery (Slutsky, David) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416056461; Package/Collection: Orthopedics Extended. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Operative Techniques: Hand and Wrist Surgery.
  • Teaching Files: Musculoskeletal, The (Ouellette, Hugue) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416062615; Package/Collection: Flex Only. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Musculoskeletal Imaging.
  • Tumors and Tumor-like Conditions of the Lung and Pleura (Moran, Cesar) 1st ed; ISBN: 9781416036241; Package/Collection: Flex Only. Discontinued. Recommended alternative – Pathology of the Lungs.

ClinicalKey for Nursing (Global) eBooks

This was written by Jessica, you can contact AskUs with questions.

Prospector Lobby Table Event


Are you looking for a book, DVD, or CD that’s not available at Strauss Library? Wondering how the Prospector borrowing system, which includes many libraries within Colorado, works? Come visit our lobby display on Tuesday, March 3rd from noon-1:00 pm to discover the thousands of items that are available to you through this free & convenient service.

We’ll have sample loans from other libraries, snacks, & handouts about how to access & use the system. All CU Anschutz affiliates are eligible to participate, and your requested items are delivered directly to Strauss Library for pickup. Swing by during your lunch hour next Tuesday, and find out more about what Prospector can do for you!

Shikes Prescription Sheets

Strauss Library just added 98 newly digitized prescription sheets to our digital repository, Mountain Scholar! The dates for the prescription sheets range from 1821 through 1909.

The prescription sheets were part of the Shikes artifacts donation. You can learn more about the library’s artifacts collection here. Dr. Robert Shikes donated his collection of medical artifacts to the library in 2015. Dr. Shikes collected medical related artifacts for many years and his donation includes thousands of items, which are currently being cataloged.

Included in the collection are archival items, including medical lecture tickets, pamphlets, postcards, and medical advertising. Several of the items are being digitized and added to the CU Anschutz Archives and Special Collections community of Mountain Scholar.

While processing the donation, the staff found this collection of prescription sheets. Our staff member Paul works with artifacts, and found the collection, working with Debra to digitize the items.

We are still processing the Shikes donation, check back as we find more collections and items in the donation, and work to make them available for our patrons!

This was written by Jessica, you can contact jessica.gerber@ucdenver.edu or AskUs with questions.

Braddock Donation Exhibit

Dr. David Braddock Disabilities Studies Collection

There’s a new exhibit in the main entryway of the library! Debra and Jessica put together a new display of some of the titles and images from the recent Braddock donation.

The titles are part of the donation of the Dr. David Braddock Disabilities Studies Collection from The Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities.

The donation came to the library last summer, and the collection is being processed by the library staff. Books are added to the library’s collection, with the Braddock bookplate and a blue label.

The archival parts of the collection are also being processed, and digitized for the library’s digital repository, Mountain Scholar. You can see the items currently in the collection here, and check back as we add more!

Please take the brochures featured outside the exhibit for more information, and look forward as we continue to process this new collection about the history of disabilities and disabled persons.

This was written by Jessica, you can contact AskUs with questions.