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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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Does your research consider sex and gender differences?

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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.

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NIH 3D Print Exchange Repository

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.”

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Faculty Survey Results- Post 6

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!

 

Eccles Library Usage by Faculty- Support and Collaboration

  1. Do you have other suggestions for how the library can meet your information needs?other suggestions for how the library can meet your information needs

*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.

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Faculty Survey Results- Post 5

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!

 

Eccles Library Usage by Faculty- Preferred Contact Methods

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Faculty Survey Results- Post 4

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!

 

Eccles Library Usage by Faculty- Finding and Managing Information

  1. Do you believe the library provides enough support for you to confidently search the previously mentioned databases and resources?does the library provide you with enough support and training to search

a. If no, how we could be of further assistance?

b. Comments

Let’s address those suggestions, questions, and comments from 1a and 1b.

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Faculty Survey Results- Post 3

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!

 

Eccles Library Usage by Faculty- Databases and Full Text Resources

  1. Have you used the following literature databases in the past year?

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  1. Are there other databases you regularly use?do you use other databases

*Did you know that we offer database training? Email us!

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Faculty Survey Results- Post 2

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!

 

Eccles Library Usage by Faculty- Services

The second portion of the survey asked faculty about their use of library services and materials. Participants were also able to make comments in free text boxes. From the comments the Eccles Library was able to gather important information about the needs of the faculty and their perceptions of the Library.

  1. Have you used the following Eccles Library services in the past year?how often do you use library services

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Faculty Survey Results- Post 1

In the spring of 2013, the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library conducted a faculty survey related to public services. The survey was sent to the faculty in the College of Nursing, College of Health, College of Pharmacy, School of Dentistry, and School of Medicine. 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!

 

Background on Faculty Surveyed

Faculty identified being from a wide variety of departments, and serving diverse roles therein.

  1. What role describes you?

What role describes you.

                                *Other- administrator, adviser, community outreach, director, editor, and repairman

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2014 Free Lecture Series: Preventing and Managing Diabetes

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014, noon – 1 p.m.
Hope Fox Eccles Health Library
(next to Starbucks in University Hospital)

Guest Speaker: Meg Graf, M.S., R.D., C.D.

Meg E. Graf is a Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator at the Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology Center. Meg has also worked as Renal Dietitian specializing in hemodialysis, and is currently a member of the American Academy of Diabetes Educators.

FREE and open to the public
Sponsored by the Hope Fox Eccles Health Library and the Utah Diabetes & Endocrinology Center.

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