Eccles Library faculty and staff attended the Joint Meeting of the Midwest Chapter and the Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association on October 22-24 in Des Moines, Iowa. View the conference website here. The University of Utah represented about 1/3 of the presentations, including the keynote speaker!
The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) offers its faculty and staff expertise to others at the University of Utah to elevate their success. Curious how this happens? Hear from your peers via a multi-media website http://bit.ly/ehsl-fy15 how they have partnered with the EHSL team. See for yourself what the EHSL can do for you!
Do you have a Interlibrary Loan Question for the EHSL Interlibrary Loan Department? Let us know by contacting us at our new Interlibrary Loan email address.
Join us during the coming year, in celebration of the 45th Anniversary of the dedication of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) for a series of presentations on the history of the Library and a glimpse into the future of health sciences libraries.
Presentations are Noon – 1 P.M. on each of the following dates this fall:
Mon, October 17, 2016 Location: EHSL History of Medicine Room, Rm 205
The History of Slice of Life
Suzanne S. Stensaas, Ph.D., Professor (Lecturer) Emeritus, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Utah
Fri, October 28, 2016 Location: EHSL History of Medicine Room, Rm 205
The History of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Joan M. Stoddart, MALS, AHIP, FMLA, Librarian Emeritus, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Mon, October 31, 2016 Location: EHSL History of Medicine Room, Rm 205
The History of NOVEL (Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library)
Nancy T. Lombardo, MLS, AHIP, Associate Director, Digital Collections, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Friday, November 11, 2016 Location: EHSL Synapse, Garden Level
A Glimpse into the Future of Health Sciences Libraries
Jean P. Shipman, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA, Executive Director, Knowledge Management and Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library; Director for Information Transfer, Center for Medical Innovation, University of Utah
Join the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences staff for lunch in the Library on October 14, 2016 at 12 – 2 P.M.! During October, we are celebrating the past, present and future of health sciences library services at the University of Utah in honor of the 45th anniversary of the dedication (October 4, 1971) of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. A brief program and exhibits will provide an opportunity to honor the past, to learn about current initiatives, and to catch a glimpse of the future of our nationally recognized health sciences library. Take some time to tour the painting exhibit of alumnus Virgil Parker, MD, take a tour down memory lane in the James Castleton library where artifacts from years past are on display and view the Utah Genome Project exhibit on loan from the Natural History Museum.
This event is made possible by the collaborative support of Natural History Museum of Utah (Utah Genome Exhibit), Virgil Parker, MD (Art Exhibit), USOM Alumni Association, and Merit Medical (sponsorship), and is part of the 2016 Alumni and Community Medical Weekend. Details and RSVP are available on http://tinyurl.com/USOM2016.
Discover Utah Genomics
September 9 – November 2, 2016
EHSL Upper Level
University of Utah scientists have been tracking down the genetic cause of disease for over 50 years. They’ve discovered over 30 genes that cause major diseases resulting in new tests and treatments that have saved thousands of lives. Now U of U scientists are leveraging Utah’s unparalleled resources to spark the next generation of genomic discoveries that will improve the health of families around the globe. Continue reading
The Paintings of Virgil J. Parker, M.D.
October 1-31, 2016
EHSL Main Level – Art Gallery
Dr. Virgil Parker’s art career began in 1970 when Utah-based artists Michael Coleman and Paul Salisbury were both patients of his. They inspired him to embark on an artistic career that has spanned 45 years. Virgil continues a close friendship with Michael Coleman to this day.
Dr. Parker has shown work in many locations including Arthur Phesey Studios, the Provo Municipal Building, and the Springville Art Gallery. He has also participated in various group home showings. His paintings are featured in collections throughout the U.S. and Australia. He is well known for donating his work directly to institutions as well as donating the proceeds of sales of his art to the U of U, BYU and The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints Missionary Fund. Continue reading
Melissa Rethlefsen, Deputy Director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, has been selected as a fellow in the 2015-2016 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The Program prepares emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries through a year-long mentoring relationship with a director of another library and a curriculum focused on developing leadership knowledge critical to enhancing the value of libraries in their institutions. In this highly competitive program, Melissa will be one of five fellows and five mentors from academic health sciences libraries across the U.S. who will begin their work together in November. Since the program began in 2002, 42% of all fellow graduates have assumed director positions. Jean Shipman served as a mentor in this program for the 2011-2012 cohort.
More information about the program is available at https://aahsl.memberclicks.net/leadership-fellows-program.
Web of Science, a multidisciplinary database that indexes scholarly journals, is now available from anywhere and everywhere on campus – and you can even access this database remotely (after first connecting using the EZProxy or VPN).
Previously only available from within the confines of the Marriott Library building, the university’s access to Web of Science has now been made available to all faculty, staff, and students – regardless of physical location.
The Web of Science Core Collection provides access to:
• Science Citation Index Expanded (1900 – present)
• Social Sciences Citation Index (1900 – present)
• Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975 – present)
• Emerging Sources Citation Index (2015 – present)
These ISI citation databases are multidisciplinary collections of bibliographic information indexed to be searched by subject, author, journal, and/or author address. They can also be searched for articles that cite a known author or work. Cited reference searching allows use of a given work as if it were a subject term, to identify more recent articles on the same topic. Continue reading
Join us for a packed week of special events at Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL)!
- Art Aloud – Wednesday, Sept 14, Noon-1:00PM, Garden Level (TODAY!)
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Thursday, Sept 15, Noon-1:00PM, Garden Level
- Open House: Eccles Health Sciences Library – Friday, Sept 16, 11:00AM-1:00PM, Main Level