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.

Retraction Watch: A new way to fake authorship

A recent Retraction Watch article highlighted a unique way to score your article’s acceptance to a high yield journal – submit it under a famous author’s name, then claim it was an accident: http://retractionwatch.com/2016/11/28/new-way-fake-authorship-submit-prominent-name-say-mistake/#comments .   While this case wasn’t caught by Retraction Watch, it’s an interesting spin on the kinds of research publication misconduct they investigate.  Read the details from the editors of 4OR: A Quarterly Journal of Operations Research here: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10288-016-0329-8

Respectfully submitted, Jane Austen (really, Lisa Traditi)

Library Closures – Holiday & Carpet Cleaning

The library will suspend 24/7 access for a short period just before Christmas. When HSL closes at 5 p.m. on Thurs Dec 22, ALL USERS will be asked to exit the building — students, staff, AMC, downtown, everyone. NO EXCEPTIONS. This is for carpet cleaning of high traffic areas, many of which have rarely/never been cleaned. The suspension of 24/7 runs from 5 pm, Thursday Dec 22 to 7 am, Monday Dec 26. Thanks to everyone for your understanding as we make the library cleaner for everyone! Happy Holidays!

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Work Study Access Services Student Assistant Needed

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Work Study Access Services Student Assistant

Health Sciences Library

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Are you a University of Colorado Anschutz or Downtown Denver student looking for fun and rewarding part-time work?

Do you have work-study money?

If you answered yes to both of those questions, come on down to the Health Sciences Library!

Description: The Access Services student assistant supports library patrons in using resources including the online catalog and article databases, the library’s website, course reserves, photocopiers and printers. This position helps staff the library’s service desk treating on-site questions and phone calls and explains and refers customers to key services. The student assistant is an employee of the University of Colorado and represents the library to students, faculty, staff and visitors. The student assistant can work between 10 and 20 hours per week and will be trained extensively in their duties.  Specific hours are decided by mutual agreement between the supervisor and the student when hired and based on operational priorities of the department and library. Closing shifts are a requirement of the job and are shared with all other student employees along with some weekend hours Saturday/Sunday.

The student assistant must provide excellent service to all library patrons in a pleasant and positive manner.  This position reports to the day or evening staff student supervisors and will also be directed by the Circulation Manager and other library staff on duty during shifts.

Duties of the position include but are not limited to the following:

CIRCULATION, CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE, CLOSING, etc.

Answers questions in-person and by phone courteously and transfer calls when necessary

Directs patrons to the proper department, librarians and expert staff

Checks in/out books and other circulating materials including reserves

Possesses a working knowledge of basic library tools & resources (catalog, reference collection, online databases, electronic & print serials, course reserves, special collections, library’s website, etc.)

Closing of library in the evenings, paired with one or more other student assistants responsible for service desk evenings & weekends after staff leave

Assists with opening of the library especially on weekends

Assists with pulling material requested for holds, campus delivery and other needs

Supports retrieval & photocopying of materials for interlibrary loan and Prospector services

Operates cash register for sales transactions

Knows and follows established notification procedures for emergencies

Knows layout and locations of all offices and collections in the library

Reports any physical building problems to appropriate supervisor

PHOTOCOPIERS/PRINTERS/COMPUTER WORKSTATIONS

Troubleshoots copiers, laser printers and computer workstations to help patrons with questions and minor problems with hardware & software

Reports computer, printer and copier malfunctions

STACK MAINTENANCE

Shelves materials and shelf reading

Face & tidy shelves and assist with move of materials as directed

The ideal Access Services Student Assistant possess all of the following:

Professional and courteous manner with customers, library staff and other student assistants

Availability to work night and weekend hours and covering closing shifts

Ability to adhere to a work schedule

Dependability and the ability to be a self-motivated, independent and quick learner

Attention to detail

Interest in and willingness to improve information discovery and library collections finding search skills

Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel

WAGES: This position starts at $10 per hour

Students advance by demonstrating their mastery of the duties they perform, as enumerated on the skill list for their position and their attitude as evaluated by their supervisors. Formal evaluations occur annually.

Needed Shifts:

*Apply and inquire* All student employees participate and share in closing shifts and some weekend hours.

Please fill out this form and email as an attachment to madison.mosely@ucdenver.edu with the subject line: Work Study Application.

 

Prospector Temporarily Suspended

The Health Sciences Library is in the process of migrating to a new system. Beginning Monday, November 7, 2016, Prospector services will be temporarily suspended as part of the migration. Prospector services will be restored within the next several months. We will notify the Anschutz Medical Campus community when services resume. Please watch for updates. You will still have options for requesting materials during the Prospector downtime.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL): Please create an ILL (Illiad) account to place requests for books and articles held at other libraries. ILL services will be limited to academic material. ILLiad is a free service for most Anschutz Medical Campus faculty, staff, and students. Please visit our webpage. For questions and help with Interlibrary Loan, please contact the ILL office at copydocs@ucdenver.edu or call 303-724-2111.

Your Public Library: If you are looking for popular fiction or leisure reading, please visit your local public library. Most libraries in the metro area are members of Prospector and can help you with this service.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during our migration process! We will do our best to make the transition as smooth as possible for you. Questions? Please contact the service desk at 303-724-2152. For specific questions concerning Prospector, please contact Tami Hoegerl at 303-724-2175 or tamara.hoegerl@ucdenver.edu.

New trial: APA Style CENTRAL

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Try out APA Style Central!

Features include:
-Research planning tools
-APA Style reference templates
-Browse and search features to identify possible journals for publication

Users must create an individual account in order to create and save references and papers. Click on “Welcome” in the upper right corner to create your account.

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On trial until October 6th, 2016