On 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
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.
The HSEB 5700 Health Sciences Student Quiet Study Suite
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
The Future? Or Have We Arrived?
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Noon – 1 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last call for abstract submissions! Due Friday, July 11, 2014.
Have you discovered different health outcomes for men and women?
If so, the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the Center of Excellent in Women’s Health invites you to submit an abstract for InfoFair 2014: Women’s Health, Sex and Gender Research Conference.
Abstracts relating to any of the Seven Domains of Health can be submitted (see image below). All abstracts will be considered for both the panel discussion and poster session.
The NIH announced it will create and maintain a 3D Print Exchange repository, a public website that enables users to share, download, and edit 3D print files related to health and science. In announcing this service, NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., said:
“We hope that the 3D Print Exchange will expand interest and participation in this new and exciting field among scientists, educators, and students.”
The NIH “uses 3D printing, or the creation of a physical object from a digital model, to study viruses, repair and enhance lab apparatus, and help plan medical procedures. The 3D Print Exchange makes these types of files freely available, along with video tutorials for new users and a discussion forum to promote collaboration. The site also features tools that convert scientific and clinical data into ready-to-print 3D files.”
In the spring of 2013, the Spencer S. Eccles Library conducted a faculty survey related to public services. This blog post and others will outline the faculty responses and address the concerns raised.
You asked, we answered!
Read more about this survey and the results!
- Post 1: Introduction and Background of Faculty Surveyed
- Post 2: Eccles Library Usage by Faculty- Services
- Post 3: Eccles Library Usage by Faculty- Databases and Full Text Resources
- Post 4: Eccles Library Usage by Faculty- Finding and Managing Information
- Post 5: Eccles Library Usage by Faculty- Preferred Contact Methods
- Post 6: Eccles Library Usage by Faculty- Support and Collaboration
Eccles Library Usage by Faculty- Support and Collaboration
*Did you know we have full text for the majority of the journals faculty mentioned in the free-text fields of this survey? For those few journals that we don’t have full-text for, faculty can easily request articles through Interlibrary Loan.