Just in Time for Fall Finals: Alliance of Therapy Dogs Returns to Strauss Library!

Fall finals are coming—but so are the Alliance of Therapy Dog teams!

Join us at the Strauss Health Sciences Library on December 4th from 11:30am – 1:30pm in the student lounge to PAWS and relax! This was a very popular activity at the library’s spring DeStress@Strauss event, so we’re bringing it back.

In May, we had 86 visitors, of whom 51% reported “no stress” after visiting with the dog teams. 20 of you requested dogs “All the Time.” Well, we can’t do all the time, but we can do December 4th!  

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

Beer Talk & Tasting: A 2-part Event


DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry

The Health Science Library hosts a combined beer talk and tasting event during our
National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit on Tuesday, October 18th.

From 4:00-4:50pm in the 3rd Floor Reading Room there will be a talk given by Robert Sclafani,
from the SOM Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics department, entitled – “Yeast and Humans in Civilization: the science behind a long-standing fermented relationship.”

Light snacks will be provided.

From 5:00-6:00pm we’ll visit Ursula Brewery on Montview Boulevard where David Olson, the Headbrewer, will be on hand to give tours and answer questions.

There will be a tasting of one of the beverages produced onsite.

Space is limited, please register at bit.ly/beertalktaste

Welcome Wednesday is Back!

welcome wednesday_blogCome celebrate the new school year at Welcome Wednesday, to be held August 31, 2016! This is your opportunity to visit dozens of booths from departments and organizations on campus while rocking out to great music, noshing on BBQ, and scoring tons of schwag! The event will be held from 5PM-8PM at the Boetcher Commons, between the Ed1 and Ed2 buildings.

Be sure to stop at the Health Sciences Library’s table to learn about our awesome services, such as 24/7 access, laptop rentals, interlibrary loan, library classes, reference services, email and technology support, and much more! Come say hello, bring your questions, and snag some library schwag! We can’t wait to chat with you!

[Brittany Heer, Interlibrary Loan Manager]


For Your Enjoyment: Color Our Collections

Normally, altering pages of the library’s rare treasures is discouraged, but six images from books in the Health Sciences Library’s Rare Materials Collection are now available for coloring. Many printed illustrations, especially those published before 1800, were intended to be hand-colored, and we invite you to do that. The images have been uploaded to the library’s Facebook page.

These images were selected as part of the Color Our Collections event, February 1-5, 2016, led by the New York Academy of Medicine. Libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions from all over the world have made public domain images from their collections available on social media using the hashtag #ColorOurCollections.

You are invited to browse, download, and color any images you like, and if you are so inclined, please share your creation on social media with the hashtag..

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Rare materials are available to individuals or groups by appointment on Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons, or at other times by arrangement. To schedule an appointment, contact Emily Epstein, emily.Epstein@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-2119.

[Emily Epstein, Cataloging Librarian]


Art from CU Denver|Anschutz Medical Campus Community 2016


On exhibit: November 4, 2015 to January 31, 2016
Location: Third Floor Gallery

An exhibit of artwork created by faculty, staff and students of the University of Colorado Denver. There are many talented artists among the faculty, staff and students on our campuses. This juried exhibition is an opportunity for us to learn about our talented co-workers, teachers, and students. This exhibition is presented by the Exhibits Committee of the Health Sciences Library.

Opening reception: November 12, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm — Please join us!

CU Art 2016 page: http://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu/exhibits-2016-cu-art

HSL Hosts Public Health Case Competition


November 7th & 8th, the library hosted the second annual Rocky Mountain Region Public Health Case competition. The event began Friday afternoon, when the students were given a case study about marijuana exposure in minors after legalization in the state of Colorado and were tasked with coming up with a public health intervention to address accidental exposure in children or intentional use in teens. The students created proposals for a theoretical 3-year, $3 million dollar grant and  gave 10 minute presentation to a panel of judges. All of this research and planning was conducted in a 24 hour period! To facilitate this work, librarians were “on call” Friday afternoon and evening to help the students with their research. The first round of presentations occurred on Sunday November 9th, and the top 4 presentations were selected to go to the finals on Monday November 10th. Read more about what the finalists came up with on the university news site.


Poignant Humorists: An Exhibit of Rockwell Prints Based on Twain Classics


“Well, I don’t see why I oughtn’t to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?”

Poignant Humorists:  An Exhibit of Rockwell Prints Based on Twain Classics

Come relive the mythical carefree days of childhood through Norman Rockwell’s illustrations of Mark Twain’s classics The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, kindly donated to the University of Colorado by Dr. and Mrs. David R. Gillingham (M.D. – 1963) in memory of Dr. Robert W. Hendee (M.D. – 1961).  The illustrations will be on exhibit February 3 – 28, 2013 in the Gallery of the Health Sciences Library.

To celebrate this generous gift, on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at noon in the Reading Room, the Health Sciences Library will be hosting a lecture with Dr. Pamela Laird, chair of the CU Denver History Department, wherein she will examine these two geniuses.

Poignant Humorists: Mark Twain and Norman Rockwell

What a great combination! Norman Rockwell illustrating Mark Twain’s boy legends—Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Fun, mischief, danger, and good intentions that sometimes go awry. . . .

Yet, the countless pleasures and insights that these two American humorists have brought us for generations belie the tensions that too often lay behind their pictures and words. Both Twain and Rockwell struggled with defining their personal goals and professional identities in ways that their art sometimes reveals and sometimes hides.

Pamela Laird, Professor and Chair of CU Denver’s History Department, will explore both the pleasure and the poignancy that this wonderful print collection brings to us from two of America’s most beloved storytellers.

The event and the exhibit are free and open to the public.  For more information about the exhibit or programming please contact Brittany Heer (brittany.heer@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-2148).

Value of Open Access Institutional Repositories to the Healthcare Community

Launch event for Digital Collections of Colorado 

Dr. Philip Kroth, M.D., M.S., Director of Biomedical Informatics Research, Training and Scholarship at the Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center and Associate Professor, School of Medicine at the University of New Mexico, will discuss the value of open access repositories to the healthcare community as part of the launch of Digital Collections of Colorado, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus’s new institutional repository. The event will be October 24, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Trivisible Room, 2nd floor Research 2.  Discussion and reception to follow. The event is free and open to the public.

Digital Collections of Colorado is a shared service initiative between Colorado academic libraries.
About Digital Collections of Colorado at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus: http://hslibraryguides.ucdenver.edu/digitalcollections
About Dr. Philip Kroth: http://hslic.unm.edu/faculty/Kroth.html

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Heidi Zuniga
Electronic Resources Librarian
Health Sciences Library
University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus
(303) 724-2134