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2013 Free Lecture Series: What kind of medical care would you want?


What kind of medical care would you want if you were too ill or hurt to express your wishes?

Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to spell out your
decisions about care ahead of time. Paula Larsen, Palliative Care Social
Worker for University Hospital and Clinics, will provide an overview of the
forms, and explain why all adults should complete them. Attendees will receive
instructions on filling out the Utah Advance Care Directive during the lecture.

FREE! All are welcome to attend!
Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, July 18th
Noon–1 p.m.
Hope Fox Eccles Health Library
Located just off the Main Lobby in
University Hospital (next to Starbucks)

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EHSL is Looking for a PHP Expert

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The Eccles Health Sciences Library is looking for a PHP expert / web site designer to build and maintain a wide variety of sites.  If you love creating web sites and know PHP well, please apply!  We offer wonderful benefits, a fun and relaxed atmosphere, and a professional collaborative environment.

The primary responsibility of the Web Developer position is to provide web development, programming, design, scripting, graphics and content management for web sites associated with the Eccles Health Sciences Library and special projects as assigned. The position requires knowledge of graphic and web development techniques and tools. In a team environment, the individual will participate in the development of functional, aesthetically sound Web sites and related Web services to in-house and remote users.

Main Requirements:

  • PHP expert
  • Previous experience building full featured complex websites

Apply now!


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Films on Demand database

Marriott Library has purchased access to the Films on Demand database, which contains a wide variety of films in streaming format, including films from ABC News, American Experience, TED, BBC Films, Frontline, NOVA, PBS, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, Ken Burns, The Open University, and California Newsreel, among others. Films may be viewed individually or used by faculty as instructional material for courses. Log in with uNID when off campus.

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2013 Free Lecture Series: Spine Health in the Workplace

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This free lecture will teach about basic spine anatomy and proper posture.  Learn how to keep your spine healthy (or get it healthy again!) while at work.

Shawnee Haws received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Utah in 2005, and is a certified Pilates instructor and educator.  Her current clinical practice includes the treatment of many orthopedic conditions with a focus on proper neuromuscular re-education after injury

Everyone is welcome! Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, May 23rd
11am – noon
Hope Fox Eccles Health Library
Located just off the Main Lobby in University Hospital (next to Starbucks)

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ILLiad down time May 22nd

ILLiad, our interlibrary loan and document delivery request system, will be down for scheduled maintenance beginning at 7:00PM MT on Weds, May 22nd.

Anticipated downtime is 2 hours.

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Faculty Position for Teaching & Learning Librarian

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah seeks a creative, energetic, personable and self motivated individual to fill the position of Teaching and Learning Librarian. The Teaching and Learning Librarian coordinates and administers the formal educational efforts of the library in a team environment. These efforts include working with academic faculty in the health sciences curricula, developing and teaching information literacy workshops and classes, providing instruction for specialized topics, exploring the future of library instruction and integrating technology. The person in this position is responsible for assessing and addressing user educational needs, including the needs of remote students and instructors. This position is a tenure-track faculty appointment, reporting to the Associate Director for Education and Research.

Apply online!

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Faculty Position for InterProfessional Education Program

The University of Utah is seeking a faculty member to provide educational leadership for University’s Interprofessional Education Program. This individual will join a dynamic, multidisciplinary group in contributing to the development of immersion learning experiences to meet the needs of health care trainees and professionals at the University of Utah, Hospitals and Clinics.

Interested applicants should consult the full position description that outlines more responsibilities at

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Where are the Data Repositories?

Discovering and re-using research datasets has become much easier in recent years due in large part to data sharing initiatives, the increasing use of standards and innovative new technologies. Come learn about the data repositories and research data available for your use. We will also provide information on how to deposit your own research data and appropriately cite datasets in your publications. Eccles Express is pleased to have Daureen Nesdill, Data Curation Librarian, from the Marriott Library present this workshop.

Finding and Re-purposing Datasets
Thursday, April 25
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
HSEB 3100 D

For questions on the content of this workshop, please contact Daureen Nesdill:

For more information about the workshop series or to suggest topics for Eccles Express, please contact Jessi Van Der Volgen:

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Images: Where can you find them and what’s legal?

Update: resources from this class are linked below.

Need to find the right image for your presentation? Once you find it, do you know how you can use it? This short workshop will cover Fair Use, Public Domain, Creative Commons and other issues in the use of images for teaching and presentations.

Please join us for Eccles Express:

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Google Reader is Shutting Down

As you may have heard, Google Reader will be retired at the end of June.

Since Google Reader is a tool we at the Eccles Library have recommended using for RSS feeds in the past, we wanted to make sure you, our patrons, are aware of this and provide some options.  Here are the four Google Reader alternatives that I have seen suggested the most:

Feedly –
NewsBlur –
The Old Reader –
NetVibes –

You can find overviews and comments about these and other RSS tools in posts on Gizmodo and The Verge. If none of those work for you, there are plenty of other options, including ones that make your RSS feed look like a Star Wars movie opening or a Star Trek computer display.

Basic information about retrieving your Google Reader data before July 1st can be found on the Google support page. For more information about how to transfer your data and feeds from Google Reader to your new reader, try this Lifehacker post.

Personally, I have been trying out Feedly for the last few weeks.  This is one of the easier transitions because Feedly pulls your RSS subscriptions directly from your Google Reader account.  I have found that after tweaking some of the preferences, I feel pretty comfortable using it and am no longer quite so devastated about losing Google Reader. I have tried the Chrome and Firefox plugins, as well as the iPhone and iPad apps.  I think I even like the mobile apps a little better than using Google Reader on my iPhone.

Which RSS reader are you using?

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