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InfoFair 2014: Women’s Health Sex & Gender Research Conference

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The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the Center of Excellence in Women’s Health are co-sponsoring a half-day conference focused on sex and gender differences research and women’s health. The intent of the conference is to raise the visibility of University of Utah researchers who are considering sex and gender differences in their research. Join us Wednesday, September 3 from Noon until 4:30 p.m. in the Eccles Institute of Human Genetics (EIHG) Auditorium and Atrium.

As part of this event, the Clifford C. Snyder, M.D. and Mary Snyder Lecturer is Carolyn Clancy, M.D., Interim Under Secretary for Health Veterans Health Administration Department of Veterans Affairs.

There are two panels, one before and one after Dr. Clancy’s talk. The first panel addresses Resources Available to Researchers and features Kathleen Digre, Rachel Hess, John Langell, Tom Parks and Michael Varner. The second panel addresses Incorporating Sex & Gender into the Research Process and features David Perrin, Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, Janet Shaw, Sara Simonsen and Louisa Stark.

A poster session with light lunch takes place at Noon-1:00 in the Lobby. The 13 poster authors will be available to talk about their project and the process of considering sex and gender in the research process.

Visit the InfoFair 2014 website for details about presenters and the program schedule.

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We’re hiring a Patient-Centered Care Librarian!

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The faculty and staff of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah invite applications for a Patient-Centered Care Librarian. Applications are encouraged from energetic, creative individuals interested in collaboration, teamwork, and patient-centered care. The Patient-Centered Care Librarian is a two-year appointment, reporting directly to the Associate Director of the Hope Fox Eccles Health Library and indirectly to the Library Director. The Patient-Centered Care Librarian is responsible for organizing and maintaining a database of University of Utah Health Care-sponsored and branded patient education materials, and working with hospital and patient education staff to educate providers about the materials. Health literacy education and outreach is another major role of the Patient-Centered Care Librarian, and may include chairing the University’s Health Literacy Interest Group. In addition, the successful candidate will be encouraged to directly support patient care in inpatient and outpatient settings through a variety of information-based methods. The Patient-Centered Care Librarian will collaborate on ongoing and future research and translational projects in health literacy and clinical librarianship. Other duties may be assigned. This position is a full-time, two-year non-tenure track faculty appointment that may be extended dependent on funding. All librarians are expected to contribute to the profession through service, scholarship, outreach, and mentoring. Continue reading »

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Appy Hour Recap- August

August  Appy HourOn August 1 at Appy Hour, Angel Demirev, a University of Utah student and Apple Campus Rep, presented three productivity apps. The apps are Explain Everything, Notability, and iAnnotate. With all three apps, you can easily take notes and add text, visuals, and sound to pre-existing documents. Continue reading »

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Exhibition: Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance, Science, Magic, and Medicine

HarryPottersWorldBlogYou and your magical personae are invited to visit the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibition “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance, Science, Magic, and Medicine” at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, from Monday, August 4 through Saturday, September 13, 2014, hosted in partnership with the University of Utah’s LS Skaggs Pharmacy Institute.

Please visit us online for more information and a list of associated events — including talks presented by Pharmacy Institute faculty, a showing of the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, weekly scavenger hunts in the Library, online quizzes, and more.  And be sure to visit the NLM Traveling Exhibit Site.

“There was a lot more to magic, as Harry quickly found out, than waving your wand and saying a few funny words.” - Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J. K. Rowling

In 1997, British author J. K. Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter, and a literary phenomenon was born.  Millions of readers have followed Harry to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he discovers his heritage, encounters new plants and animals, and perfects his magical abilities.  Although a fantasy story, the magic in the Harry Potter books is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy.  Incorporating the work of several 15th- and 16th-century thinkers, the seven-part series examines important ethical topics such as the desire for knowledge, the effects of prejudice, and the responsibility that comes with power.

Using materials from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and developed and produced by NLM’s Exhibition Program, the exhibition explores Harry Potter’s world, its roots in Renaissance science, and the ethical questions that affected not only the wizards of Harry Potter, but also the historical thinkers featured in the exhibition series.

This exhibition is brought to you by the National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, and is curated by Elizabeth J. Bland.

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Appy Hour- Friday, August 1, 4:00-5:30pm

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Friday, August 1, 2014, 4-5:30 PM
Main Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

Relax and chat with your colleagues before heading home for the weekend. Join us for refreshments and conversation. Share your favorite app.

The featured apps are Explain Everything, Notability, and iAnnotate.

At 4:15pm, Angel Demirev, a University of Utah student and Apple Campus Rep, will present these great apps, which are perfect for using in the classroom or with work groups.. The apps are designed for taking notes and adding text, visuals, and sound to pre-existing documents.

Special thanks to our partner, the Office of the Associate Vice President for Faculty and Academic Affairs, for funding refreshments.

BYOD – Bring your own Device!

Mark your calendar for this time every first Friday.

For more information, please visit bit.ly/Appy_Hour.

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Looking for a QUIET Place to Study?

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The HSEB 5700 Health Sciences Student Quiet Study Suite

60 Cubicles
5 Small Group Study Rooms
Even some Comfy Chairs and a Stand Up Counter
Open 24/7 from mid-July – mid-December 2014

For Use By: Health Sciences Students with HSEB UCard Access

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2014 Free Lecture Series: Virtual Health Care

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The Future? Or Have We Arrived?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Noon – 1 p.m.
HSEB 4100B

Guest Speaker: Nate Gladwell, Director of the University of Utah Department of Telemedicine

Nate Gladwell will explain what telemedicine means, what technology is being used in health care today to engage with patients, and what will the future look like from the patient and the provider’s perspective.

FREE and open to the public, sponsored by the Hope Fox Eccles Health Library and WellnessNOW program for University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics employees.

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Newly Published Paper Details Rapid Transformation of Eccles Library Collection

In 2013, the Spencer S. Eccles Library massively downsized its collection of print books and journals, ultimately removing over 90% of these resources. HOW did they do it? WHY did they do it? Three Eccles librarians – Christy Jarvis, Joan Gregory, and Jean Shipman- published an article in the June 2014 issue of Collection Management explaining the rationale for the project as well as the details of how it was executed.

Curious about how the Library pulled it off? You can download and read a complimentary copy of the paper, titled “Books to Bytes at the Speed of Light: A Rapid Health Sciences Library Transformation” from the publisher’s website.

We’d love to get your feedback and hear what you think about the Library’s move away from maintaining seldom used print books in favor of expanding access to online content. Please contact Christy Jarvis at 801-581-3031 with comments or questions.

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EHSL Seeking a Research Librarian

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The faculty and staff of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah invite applications for a Research Librarian. The Research Librarian reports directly to the Associate Director for Education and Research and is responsible for supporting clinical and bench science biomedical researchers through reference, literature searching, outreach, and education. Primary domains for the Research Librarian’s outreach and education are biomedical scholarly communication, grant cycles and compliance responsibilities, data management planning, and research impact measurement. Depending on the qualifications and interest of the successful candidate, the Research Librarian may be embedded within the Health Sciences campus. Candidates with bench research experience and outgoing personalities are particularly sought. Other duties may be assigned. This position is a full-time, tenure track faculty position. All librarians are expected to contribute to the profession through service, scholarship, outreach, and mentoring.

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We’re Hiring an Innovation Librarian!

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The faculty and staff of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah invite applications for an Innovation Librarian. Applications are encouraged from energetic, creative individuals interested in collaboration, teamwork and innovation, both entry level and those with experience.  The Innovation Librarian reports directly to the Associate Director for Education and Research and indirectly to the Library Director.  The Innovation Librarian will directly support students, faculty, and staff working on medical gaming, innovation, and medical entrepreneurism, and may directly supervise innovation fellows and other part-time employees. In addition to the specific innovation focus, the Innovation Librarian will be part of a team responsible for literature searching, general reference, education, and outreach. The Innovation Librarian shares responsibility for innovation and gaming-related event planning and social media promotion of the Library’s value. Other duties may be assigned. This position is a full-time, tenure track faculty position.  All librarians are expected to contribute to the profession through service, scholarship, outreach, and mentoring.

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