MyiLibrary Migrating to ProQuest eBook Central – Save Your Notes!

MyiLibrary migrated to ProQuest eBook Central! The platform migrated on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.  The entire CU library system is migrating, and the move is being organized through the consortium with everyone working together.

ProQuest Ebook Central

The links in the library’s catalog Search HSL should automatically redirect you to the new platform (EBook Central) after the migration.  If you encounter any issues accessing ebooks, please contact the library directly or click on the ‘Report a Problem’ link in the record for the ebook.

MyiLibrary Report a Problem

As part of the migration, any saved notes will be lost. If you have any saved notes in your MyiLibrary account, please export them from MyiLibrary. You can follow the instructions in the PDF, and here is a brief overview of the instructions:

  1. Log into MyiLibrary
  2. Select “My Account” a the top of the home page, then “Notes” from the drop-down menu (this will show you a list of books with notes)
  3. Select the titles from which you want to save notes
  4. Choose either to print your notes or email them to yourself


Interview: Get to Know Lynn!

Have you seen the newest employee at HSL, Lynn Triefus?  She just started Monday, April 16, 2018, and has been training on the circulation desk.  I sat down with her and asked her some questions to get to know her better.

Jessica (interviewer): What interested you in this position here at HSL?

Lynn: One of the reason I applied was that my mom has had four types of cancer, and was treated here at Anschutz. I wanted to help the future of health care (Med Students, etc) in any small way. 

J: Would you like to talk about your family?

L: I am married with two kids; my husband works for the state in Human Services. He is a trainer, and he does things like employee training. We met at Lookout Mountain Youth Services facility where we both worked there 25 years ago. My kids joke that we met in juvie.

I have a son at Western State, who is a state wrestling champion, and a daughter who is a junior in high school and involved in speech and debate.

J: Do you have any hobbies and would you like to talk about your interests?

L: I am a movie-quoting crazy person, and a big movie-goer.

J: Would you like to talk about where you are from?

L:  I am from south-east Denver, a native; I went to George Washington high school.

I went to CU for a psychology degree, and I worked at Westminster Public Library in my previous job.  I worked in ILL and worked with kids: I can make any storytime a fun storytime, and I like hanging out with kids.

I like training — continuing ed — and meeting new people; I am excited for new challenges.  I  like to collect friends: I have friends from every part of life and from everywhere I go.  I am a social person and I like to go out with different people.


I asked Lynn to take a fun photo, and she wanted to take a photo with one of the skeletons for student use. She joked that it is her new work boyfriend, Skeletor!



New Exhibit Space in the Library

Please visit the Denison Family and Dr. Florence Sabin exhibits at their new home on the first floor of the Health Sciences Library.

Two exhibit cases that were previously in the Reading Room on the third floor have been moved to the first floor.  These exhibit cases explore the histories of the Denison Family and Dr. Florence Sabin, perhaps one of the most famous doctors from Colorado.

Dr. Charles Denison was a prominent Denver physician who also taught, did ground breaking research in climate and tuberculosis, and invented a stethoscope that became a standard in the early 20th century.  In 1924, his wife Ella Strong Denison, donated the funds to build a new medical library in his honor.  The Charles Denison Memorial Library was the health sciences library on the 9th Avenue University of Colorado Health Sciences Center campus until it closed in 2007, when the Health Sciences Library moved to the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Dr. Florence Sabin’s connection to the University of Colorado was a long one.  In 1937, she delivered the keynote address at the dedication of the Charles Denison, M/D. Memorial Library.  On her 80th birthday, a wing of the original University of Colorado hospital was named in her honor.  When the new University of Colorado Hospital was built in 1962, the building became the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  The auditorium that bore Dr. Sabin’s name was used by students until the day the 9th Ave campus was closed.  Many of the artifacts displayed here were housed in the auditorium, and when the campus moved, they became a permanent part of the Health Sciences Library’s collection.

Featured book for April





Stephen Jay Gould and Rosamond Wolff Purcell

….The essays and photographs collected here present art and science in conversation, rather than in opposition. As Gould writes in his preface, although the two disciplines may usually communicate in different dialects, when juxtaposed they strikingly reflect upon and enhance one another. Working together, Purcell’s photographs and Gould’s scientific musings speak to us about ourselves and our world in a hybrid language richer than either could command on its own….

Through its unique combination of works and photographs, Crossing Over prompts us to ponder not only the basis of the false dichotomy between art and science, but also the distinction of mind and nature, and of all humanly imposed categories of order. Gould and Purcell’s work convinces the reader that a provocative interplay between art and science is not only possible, but inevitable and necessary as well.

3rd floor Special Collections, Humanities
HUM Q 171 G698c 2000

Check out the record for the book here!

Group Study Room Reservations: One Minute Poll

Health Sciences Library wants your feedback on our group study room reservation setup, which currently includes six bookable rooms on the 1st & 3rd floors. During the week of April 9th, we’ll be conducting a super-short, two-question poll at about GSRR. If you’d prefer, you can drop by the library to fill out a paper copy of the form. Let us know what you think & help shape our future study room reservations system!


Keurig- not just for coffee anymore

Did you know that the library’s Keurig pod brewers can also be used as hot water dispensers? Want to make some hot soup, oatmeal, or just use your own teabags? HSL has small Keurig units (located in the kitchen areas on all three floors), and larger machines in the Study Zone & the Lounge@HSL. All units include instructions for dispensing hot water, and are easy to use; give one a try next time you’re here!