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The Remodel of the Garden Level has Begun

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The first phase of the remodel of the Garden Level of the removal of the compact shelving is complete.   Access to this area has been restricted, but other parts of the Garden Level can be reached via the North stairwell and the elevator.  The next phase is imminent!   During this time, there will be increased dust and noise.   Please check the Library’s blog, our Facebook page Facebook or twitter for updates.

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Appy Hour

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For additional/past Appy Hour info, or to suggest an app to feature, visit our Appy hour library guide.

Join Us.   Drop In.  Come on Over.
Friday, February 7, 2014, 4-6 PM
Main Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

Relax and Chat with your Colleagues before heading home for the weekend!

Join us for Refreshments and Conversation. Share your Favorite APP! An APP (or two) will be Highlighted – Gain a New Fav!

BYOD – Bring your own Device!

This is our INAUGURAL monthly APP event.

Mark your calendar for this time every first Friday.

Special thanks to our partner – the Office of the Associate Vice President for Faculty and Academic Affairs for funding refreshments for Appy Hour!!

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Presentation: Informatics For The Nationwide Learning Health System

Learning Health System

Monday, January 27, 2014
Eccles Institute of
Human Genetics
first floor auditorium
1:45 p.m.

Charles Friedman will help us kick off the development of a strategic plan for creating a local “Learning Health System.” He will explain the concept of a Learning Health System on a national scale and how it relates to us as an academic medical center.

Dr. Friedman is the director of the University of Michigan health informatics program, and previously was the ONC Deputy National Coordinator and Chief Scientific Officer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Everyone is welcome to attend, refreshments will be served following the presentation.

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2014 Free Lecture Series: Goal Setting and Motivation

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Setting goals is a powerful way to help improve motivation. Learn how to set and stick to SMART goals to achieve personal success.

Our speaker Elizabeth Dall has a masters degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Utah with an emphasis in wellness coaching. She is a Certified Health Fitness Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer.

Friday, January 24
Noon to 1 p.m.
Hope Fox Eccles Health Library
Located just off the main lobby in University Hospital (next to Starbucks)

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New Electronic Journal Backfiles at Eccles

new electronic journal backfiles

Updated: 10-29-13

As part of the Library’s ongoing efforts to replace the print bound journal collection at Eccles with more easily accessible electronic content, we have purchased the following e-journal backfiles:

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Why Cholesterol Matters

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Tuesday, October 29th from Noon–1 p.m.
Classroom A in the School of Medicine

You know that cholesterol is an important part of your overall health – but do you know what your numbers really mean?

Join us for a free lecture by Hailey Nielson, a certified Health Education Specialist in Preventive Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation at University Hospital.

We’ll learn about good vs. bad cholesterol, treatment and prevention of high cholesterol, and healthy recipes to keep your cholesterol in check.

Everyone is welcome, and refreshments will be served. This lecture is a qualifying WellnessNOW activity.

Co-sponsored by the Hope Fox Eccles Health Library and the Hospitals and Clinics Work Wellness Center.

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David D. Eckels – Fall 2013 Art Exhibit


You are invited to join us at our Fall 2013 art exhibit at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library Gallery featuring the photography of David Eckels.   We will celebrate with a presentation and reception on Thursday, September 26th, 3:00-5:00 pm.   All are welcome.

Come join us!

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Health Care Reform 101


Wondering how health care reform will affect your patients and clients?

Curious how the new insurance marketplace and premium subsidies will work?

Do you know how the laws will affect young people, ‘frequent fliers,’ senior citizens, refugees, and people with chronic conditions?


Jason Stevenson, the Education and Communications Director for the Utah Health Policy Project , will provide a detailed overview on how national health care reform will impact Utah in 2014 and beyond. The information will be geared towards medical providers, students, and professionals.

The Utah Health Policy Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, providing informative talks across the state for all audiences.

Everyone is welcome! Light refreshments will be served.

Date: Thursday, September 12th
Time: 12pm-1pm
Location: Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library – History of Medicine Room

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Multi-Cultural Family Health Fair & Conference


Saturday August 24th 10am—2pm

Family Conference
Nutrition and Culture
Physical Activity & the impact of Inactivity
Mindfulness emotional well-being

Bring the kids!
Fun & educational activities for children (4-11), and Youth (12-18)

…. food …. booths …. giveaways …. prizes!

Calvary Baptist Church
1090 S. State Street
SLC, UT 84111
Call 801-355-1025 for more information
or go to our website:

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No Subscription? No Problem! Try “Get It Now”

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The Spencer S. Eccles Library is experimenting with an exciting new method for delivering articles from selected unsubscribed journals.  Using Copyright Clearance Center‘s Get It Now service, patrons can have full-text, high-quality, color PDFs of articles sent directly to them via email. Average turnaround time for Get It Now articles is less than five minutes.

During our initial trial phase, you can use Get It Now to obtain rapid access to articles from the following journals:

Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Cell Communication & Adhesion
Clinical and Translational Science
Clinical Toxicology
Current Atherosclerosis Reports
Current Medical Research and Opinion
Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
Expert Reviews of Molecular Diagnostics
Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Heart Rhythm
International Archives of Occupational & Environmental Health
Journal of Cancer Survivorship
Journal of Hospital Medicine
Journal of Immunotoxicology
Journal of Neuro-Oncology
Leukemia & Lymphoma
Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology
Obesity Surgery
Pediatric Radiology
Personalized Medicine
Rheumatology International
Science Translational Medicine

Throughout the pilot program all fees associated with Get It Now, including article costs and copyright fees, will be paid by the Library; there is no cost to the patron to use this service.

To request delivery of an article via Get It Now, use the CitationLinker tab on the Library’s eJournals page. Enter the citation information of the article you want to order. (Hint: For easiest access, use the article’s PMID [PubMed ID] if you have it). After submitting the citation information, click on the Get It Now service link. Next, enter your University ID and the email address where the article will be delivered. A confirmation email confirms your order and a few minutes later you will receive an email with your article attached.

The Eccles Library is actively seeking creative and cost-effective solutions, such as Get It Now that provide access to unsubscribed journal content. Library staff encourages you to give the service a try and welcomes your feedback. Please contact Christy Jarvis at 801-581-3031 with questions or comments.

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