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.
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 http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/23049.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the workshop series or to suggest topics for Eccles Express, please contact Jessi Van Der Volgen: email@example.com
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:
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:
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?
You’re invited to watch the new free PBS documentary Age of Champions
Age of Champions tells the story of five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at
the National Senior Olympics. You’ll meet a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole
vaulter, and hard-hitting grandmothers who triumph over the limitations of age.
The filmmakers have partnered with organizations including the National Institute on Aging,
Osher Center, and President’s Council on Fitness to share the entire documentary for free
during the film’s national online premiere, April 18 – 28, 2013.
The Washington Post called the film “infectiously inspiring” and theater audiences across
the country have fallen in love with its light-hearted take on growing older.
Invite your family, friends, and colleagues to watch the film for free by forwarding this
email, posting on Twitter, and sharing the link on Facebook.
Watch the video of a retrospective of The Cochrane Collaboration’s beginnings and achievements of the past two decades.
Join us for Eccles Express on Thursday, April 11th to find out if your publications meet the updated NIH Public Access Policy requirements. You’ll learn how to check your compliance and make sure your papers are in PubMed Central. We will cover how to use NCBI My Bibliography to organize your publications and review your compliance, how to find out if a publisher will submit to PMC for you, and how to submit to PMC if they don’t.
The Updated NIH Public Access Policy
Thursday, April 11
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
HSEB 3100 D
For questions on this workshop, please contact Abby Adamczyk: Abby.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wednesday, April 10 Library and Information Technology Forum features Tony Sams who will present The U & You: An Asynchronous Human Library, a session focused on a project collecting student stories. Please join us in the Eccles Health Sciences Education Building, Room 5100 B at 12:05 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
The U & You project seeks to build a longitudinal collection of students’ academic and social growth. The project consists of two parts:
1. Interviews with students that are transcribed and assigned metadata for relevant recall.
2. Development of a website to access the stories, by searching for metadata on the participant
The U & You project is producing original documents (interviews) in the form of local oral histories and experimenting with an entirely new “collection” that is social in origin, and special in the access it provides to the personal experiences of the U’s student population.
Tony Sams is the Digital Scholarship Consultant and Project Manager, Digital Scholarship Lab in the Faculty Center at the J. Willard Marriott Library.
Join us in the Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Health Sciences Education Building, Room 5100 B at 12:05-1:00 p.m. for this program.
For more details, visit the LIFT Forum page. Program can be viewed from off-site via link from the web page; and available on demand after the program.
The LIFT Forum is co-sponsored by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the Media-on-Demand committee.
Questions can be directed to:
Jeanne Le Ber; 801-585-6744
2013 Free Lecture Series Menopause Symptoms: What can you do?
Angela Deneris, Ph.D., Certified Nurse Midwife and Professor in the College of Nursing, will discuss:
- The common symptoms of menopause
- What peri- and post-menopause look like
- The different medical and alternative treatment options
Co-sponsored by the Hope Fox Eccles health Library and the Center of Excellence in Women’s Health.
Everyone is welcome!
Thursday, April 11th
Noon to 1 p.m.
Hope Fox Eccles Health Library (Located just off the Main Lobby in University Hospital next to Starbucks)