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EHSL is hiring a Sr. Web Designer!

The faculty and staff of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) at the University of Utah invite applications for a Sr. Web Designer.

The successful candidate designs and constructs web pages/sites for the Eccles Health Sciences Library and its related projects including incorporating graphic user interface (GUI) features and other techniques. Maintains and provides ongoing design of the websites, promos, and ad banners. Works with a web development team to create and enhance websites and applications on informational and educational topics. Actively pursues opportunities to work with stakeholders to improve site usability and user experience.

This job requires:

  • Proficiency in modern HTML/CSS.
  • Working knowledge of the Linux development environment and associated tools.
  • Familiarity and experience with Apache, NGINX, PHP, Javascript, Python/Django, jQuery, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and GIT.
  • Working knowledge of common frameworks such as WordPress and Drupal.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite or similar.
  • A solid understanding of web application security, session management, and development best practices.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple tasks with timeline constraints.
  • Requires creative problem solving and presentation skills
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work closely with internal and external stakeholders to improve web presence

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Eccles Library Open House August 15th

Open House Flyer V2Save the date for the Eccles Library’s Open House on August 15th. Drop by between 11am – 1pm to discover the new spaces and services available at the Library!

Check out the Synapse on the Garden Level, the Ideation Studio on the Main Level, the National Library Of Medicine exhibit “And there’s the Humor of it: Shakespeare and the Four Humors” on the Upper Level.

Reconnect with your colleagues, and learn about new opportunities for partnerships!

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And there’s the Humor of it: Shakespeare and the Four Humors

Shakespeare Humors PosterSpencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) is pleased to present the latest traveling exhibition from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health and the Folger Shakespeare Library:

And there’s the Humor of it:
Shakespeare and the Four Humors
On display July 26 – September 2, 2016
Upper Level, EHSL

Please mark your calendars for two special exhibit-related events:

Visit the exhibit and tour the Library to discover the new spaces and services available! Light snacks will be served.

Open House
Monday, August 15, 2016 at 11AM – 1PM
Meet at the Main Level, EHSL

Then join us for a special Evening Ethics discussion. Light refreshments will be served and CME credit is offered. Download the flyer for more information.

“Melancholia Revisited: Humoral Psychology in Shakespeare’s Plays”
with Mark Matheson, D. Phil
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 5:30PM – 7PM
History of Medicine Room, EHSL

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Ideation Studio Opens!

Ideation StudioThe first step of innovation is generating an idea or identifying a problem that needs solved – the ideation phase. While the University of Utah offers innovators spaces to fabricate prototypes and create sample devices, there are few spaces that support true design thinking or idea generation and sharing. To meet this gap, the EHSL just opened a new Ideation Studio, a brainstorming space that University personnel can reserve using the Synapse scheduling process.

This Ideation Studio is located on the south end of EHSL’s Main Level, and provides a mobile whiteboard walled space to invite groups or individuals to gather. Flow chart tools and other mind-expanding widgets may be borrowed from the Front Desk. Continue reading »

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Center for Open Science Workshops

COSWorkshopFollowing the discussions at the Research Reproducibility Conference, the Center for Open Science and The University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library are hosting free, practical, hands-on workshops to create more rigorous, open, impactful, and reproducible research. Join April Clyburne-Sherin, MS for a half-day on November 15, 2016 focusing on concrete steps to increase openness and reproducibility in health science and quantitative research. Continue reading »

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Conference Announcement & Call for Posters


Conference Announcement

We are pleased to announce the Research Reproducibility Conference speakers have been confirmed.

The Priscilla M. Mayden Lecturer: Hilda Bastian
A long-time consumer advocate in Australia, whose career turned to analyzing evidence, communicating about it, and working to make it more accessible, Hilda Bastian now works at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US, at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM). She is editor of PubMed-related projects on clinical effectiveness and post-publication evaluation, PubMed Health and PubMed Commons. [click here for full bio]

Featured Speaker: David Moher
A senior scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and Associate Professor, School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, where he holds a University Research Chair, Dr. David Moher is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Systematic Reviews and serves on the editorial boards of several journals; he is a member of PLoS ONE’s Human Research Advisory Group. One of Dr. Moher’s research foci is journalology (publication science). He spearheaded the development of the CONSORT and PRISMA Statements, and has been involved with several other reporting guideline initiatives. He is leading a program to develop core competencies for medical journal editors. [click here for full bio]

The Clifford C. Snyder M.D. & Mary Snyder Lecturer: John Ioannidis
Currently the C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention at Stanford University, John Ioannidis is Professor of Medicine, and of Health Research and Policy, and Director of the Stanford Prevention Research Center at the School of Medicine; Professor of Statistics (by courtesy) at the School of Humanities and Sciences; one of the two Directors of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford; and Director of the PhD program in Epidemiology and Clinical Research. The PLoS Medicine paper on “Why most Published Research Findings are False,” has been the most-accessed article in the history of Public Library of Science (exceeding 1.5 million hits). The Atlantic selected Ioannidis as the Brave Thinker scientist for 2010 claiming that he “may be one of the most influential scientists alive”. [click here for full bio]

Call for Submissions

The Research Reproducibility Conference will bring together researchers, students, and administrators for a frank discussion on how institutions can support research reproducibility and make more research true. We hope to further the dialogue around open science, open data, transparency, and good research practices. The conference will be held November 14-15, 2016 at The University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law.

Submit your proposal for the Poster Session, which can consist of completed or in-progress projects that reflect the pursuit of making research true. Suggested topics can include, but are not limited to:

  • Case study of large-scale collaborative research
  • Adoption of replication culture and its impact
  • Research illustrating a lack of reproducible research in your field
  • Registration of studies, protocols, analysis codes, datasets, raw data, and results
  • Examples of use or sharing of data, protocols, materials, software, and other tools
  • Reproducibility practices
  • More appropriate statistical methods
  • Work in standardization of definitions and analyses
  • Improvement of study design standards
  • Improvements in peer review, reporting, and dissemination of research
  • Better training of scientific workforce in methods and statistical literacy

Presenting a poster is a great opportunity, especially for students and new researchers, to obtain interesting and valuable feedback on ongoing research from conference attendees. We strongly encourage student and industry submissions. A Best Poster Award will be presented based on the quality of research work, poster design, and oral presentation.

Deadline to submit posters is July 31st, 2016.

See more information here:

This conference is sponsored by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the Vice President for Research. Explore the program here and click here to register. Information about travel and hotels can be found here. All other questions can be found under FAQ.

Conference hashtags: #UtahRR16 #MakeResearchTrue

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Invitation: “Pursuing Peace” Art Gallery Reception

TeganPaintingPursuing Peace: One Painter’s Journey to Recovery after Trauma [Oil on Canvas]

Artist:  Tegan Cross, LMT
Massage Therapy, University of Utah Orthopaedic Center

RECEPTION: Thursday, June 16, 6:00-8:00 PM
Light refreshments will be served
RSVP (appreciated but not required)

Art Gallery, Main Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Exhibit Dates:  May 1 – June 30, 2016  [Library Hours & Directions]

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Book Launch: The Moon Prince and The Sea

Moon Prince InvitationBook Launch:  The Moon Prince and The Sea

Written by:  Daniela Rose Anderson,
University of Utah Medical Student (MS2018)

Monday, June 6, 2016 at 5:00-8:00 PM
Garden Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

The Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, and Et Alia Press invite you to a launch party for the publication of children’s book The Moon Prince and The Sea (Et Alia Press, 2016), written and illustrated by University of Utah medical student Daniela Rose Anderson (MS2018). A discussion and book signing will be held on the Garden Level of the Spencer Eccles Health Sciences Library on Monday, June 6 from 5-8 pm.  Light refreshments will be served. Continue reading »

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New database: Ovid MEDLINE®

Eccles Health Sciences Library now offers access to Ovid MEDLINE ®  to  the University of Utah community for expert searching in the biomedical literature. The Library’s expert searchers are available to collaborate- ask us.

Ovid Medline icon

Ovid MEDLINE ® covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 5,600 journals published world-wide. Ovid MEDLINE ® content, like PubMed, is produced by the National Library of Medicine and covers 1946 to present.

Find Ovid MEDLINE ®   in:

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Bike to Work Day Appy Hour – May 20, 12pm

Appy Hour IconJoin us on Friday, May 20, 12-1pm for Bike to Work Day Appy Hour. We will meet on the Garden Level of the Eccles Health Sciences Library.

May 16-20 is National Bike to Work Week. In honor of this week, Appy Hour will be about bike-related apps.

Join us as Bryan Hull, EHSL employee and SaltCycle- INTELITECHS team member, demos a few bike apps and reviews some mechanical fixes for your bike.

Also, bring your smiling face and your bike to the front west entrance of the Eccles Library at 9am each day of Bike to Work Week for fun pictures!

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