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Free Yoga returns Wednesdays and Fridays!

Yoga returns to EHSL for Spring Semester

We found a yoga instructor for our Wednesday and Friday sessions at 12:05-12:55!

The Wednesday sessions will start again this Wednesday, February 14, 2018, and Friday sessions will return February 23, 2018.

We have three mats available for check out, but encourage participants to bring their own.

As always, please provide feedback about Free Yoga at the Eccles Library at: http://utah.libsurveys.com/Yoga-Spring-2018. This feedback determines future semester yoga offerings.

If you have any questions about the yoga classes, please contact our circulation desk at 801-581-5534 or submit your question electronically.

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U-R-Rad Talks no3

U-R-Rad Talks no3

U-R-Rad Talks No3 Speakers: Randy Peterson, PhD & Gabrielle Kardon, PhD

UTAH RESEARCHERS RECOUNT AWESOME DISCOVERIES
– Like TED TALKS but with DINNER

A light, buffet dinner will be served for the first 100 students who RSVP. Please sign-up to reserve your dinner. (RSVP online)

Date: THURSDAY, FEB 15
Time
: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Skaggs Research Building College of Pharmacy
Seating: 200

SPEAKERS

Randy Peterson, PhD, Pharmacology & Toxicology, College of Pharmacy
Zombie fish and statues of bone: new drugs from an unlikely source?

Gabrielle Kardon, PhD, Human Genetics, School of Medicine
“May your trails be crooked”: From Farmkid Athlete to Clinician Scientist

For questions or concerns, contact: Janet Lindsley (janet@biochem.utah.edu)

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African American History Month Presentation Series

African American History Month Presentation Series
Thursdays, February 8th, 15th & 22nd, 2018, NOON
Lower Level, Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL)
In honor of African American History Month, the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) and the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) at the University of Utah are pleased to invite you to a Celebratory Retrospective on the History of African Americans in Utah featuring an art exhibit and 3 special presentations throughout February.   Lunch will be served at the Noon presentations.  Please RSVP for each session using the links below.
 
History of African Americans in Early Utah – Thursday, February 8, 2018, NOON
Speaker:  Ronald G. Coleman, Ph.D. has served as Associate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies at the University of Utah.  His teaching and research interests include African American history, race and ethnic relations in the United States, and the Civil War and Reconstruction Era.  He has been published in the Utah Historical Quarterly and the Encyclopedia of African-American Culture.  His article “Is There No Blessing for Me?: Jane Elizabeth Manning James, A Mormon African American Woman,” appeared in Quintard Taylor and Shirley Moore, eds., African American Women Confront the West, 1600-2000 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003)      RSVP for LUNCH on 2/8/2018.
 

The Stories of African Americans in Early Utah History

Come hear the stories of the lives and experiences of African Americans in early Utah history.   Learn about the Ninth Cavalry’s Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Duchesne and the Twenty-Fourth Infantry at Fort Douglas. Experience the courage of Jane Elizabeth Manning James, the first recorded African American woman to come to the Utah Territory as a Mormon pioneer.  

Speaker:  Ronald G. Coleman, Ph.D. has served as Associate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies at the University of Utah.  His teaching and research interests include African American history, race and ethnic relations in the United States, and the Civil War and Reconstruction Era.  He has been published in the Utah Historical Quarterly and the Encyclopedia of African-American Culture.  His article “Is There No Blessing for Me?: Jane Elizabeth Manning James, A Mormon African American Woman,” appeared in Quintard Taylor and Shirley Moore, eds., African American Women Confront the West, 1600-2000 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003)  

 RSVP for LUNCH on 2/15/2018.

 
History of African American Religion/Spirituality in Utah, Thursday, February 22, 2018, NOON
Speaker/Facilitator:  Rev. France Davis, civil rights activist and minister of the Calvary Baptist Church, University of Utah graduate (Masters in Mass Communication) as well as recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from the University of Utah (1993), has been a minister at the Calvary Baptist Church in Salt Lake City for over 40 years. His advocacy for justice, civil rights, and human rights is deeply respected in the Salt Lake community.  His collection of photographs documenting African American history in Georgia and in Salt Lake City will be featured in this exhibit.   This session is also a Community Read.  RSVP for LUNCH and to receive the reading for 2/22/2018.
 
EXHIBIT:  Contemporary Retrospective on the History of African Americans in Utah,  February 2-February 28, 2018, Library Hours
The Contemporary Retrospective on the History of African Americans in Utah Exhibit features artwork on loan from the art collection of the Calvary Baptist Church.  The Art Gallery is located on the Main Level of the Eccles Health Sciences Library.   Open during regular library hours.  The support of Rev. France Davis, the Calvary Baptist Church, and the J. Willard Marriott Library in loaning their materials for this exhibit is greatly appreciated.
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9th Annual Clear the Air Challenge – Eccles Library Pollution Posse

Clear The Air Challenge

Clear The Air Challenge @ cleartheairchallenge.org

February 1st – 28th. It’s the Clear the Air Challenge — ride public transportation, bike, walk, carpool, or even skip a trip to help reduce emissions from single-occupant vehicles (SOVs) throughout the month of February. Your efforts, collectively add up to improve air quality, reduce traffic congestion and conserve energy in Utah.

This winter season has been unusually warm and stormy, keeping the air clear, but don’t let it lull you into complacency. Let us keep the momentum moving forward by doubling our efforts, and continue the good work and progress made so far. Eccles Health Sciences Library continues their participation to help keep the air clear. Participation instructions below.

2018 EHSL Pollution Posse, Clear the Air Challenge

Eccles Library Pollution Posse

U of U Eccles Library Pollution Posse

Eccles Library won the 2017 Clean Air for U Challenge as the Top Team in the Per Capita category, and we’re aiming to do it again. We need all you buckaroos to saddle up and join the EHSL Pollution Posse and kick the dirty air out of town.   Continue reading »

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Join our Systematic Review Core! We’re hiring!

UofU Health EHSL

The faculty and staff of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) at the University of Utah invite applications for an Assistant or Associate Librarian. This is a career-line (non-tenure-track) faculty position reporting to the Associate Director for Education and Research. The incumbent acts as a key member of the EHSL team responsible for the Center for Clinical and Translational Science’s Systematic Review Core. The incumbent collaborates to provide an effective, high quality systematic review service, including working with researchers across disciplines to develop workable research questions and protocols, creating and documenting expert literature searches, validating and peer reviewing information retrieval strategies, advising on systematic review standards and methods, supporting citation management throughout the process, and co-authoring manuscripts based upon completed systematic reviews. The successful candidate will also conduct training sessions, perform outreach about systematic reviews on behalf of the Systematic Review Core and the EHSL, and actively cultivate funding streams by developing new service lines, forging partnerships and relationships, and contributing to collaborative grant opportunities. This position will also assist with literature reviews and provide consultations as a part of the Education and Research Department. Members of the Systematic Review Core are highly motivated and engage in continuous, self-directed learning and research to hone and develop skills, expertise, and innovative methodologies. The Systematic Review Core values transparency, openness, generosity, sharing, teamwork, and ally-ship, and the incumbent works within the frame of these values.

This position is a full-time, career-line faculty position in the EHSL. All librarians are expected to contribute to the University of Utah and the profession through service, scholarship, and outreach.

The mission of the EHSL is to advance and transform education, research, and health care through dynamic technologies, evidence application, and collaborative partnerships. The Library contributes to the success of health professionals, students, researchers and the community. The Library is recognized locally and nationally as a leader of intellectual exploration and as a catalyst for innovative discovery.

The EHSL (http://library.med.utah.edu) serves University of Utah Health, the Intermountain West’s only academic health sciences center, including the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and the Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Health, the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics. The EHSL also serves as the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region and the National Library of Medicine Training Office. It is a member of the Utah Academic Library Consortium, the Medical Library Association, the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, and the Association of Research Libraries.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:
• Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library school or other relevant accredited graduate degree
• Minimum 1 year professional experience in a health sciences library or as a systematic review expert
• Familiarity with literature searching
• Commitment to learning new methodologies, experimentation, and continual quality improvement
• Willingness to engage with the expert searching and systematic reviews communities as communities of practice
• Interest in conducting research
• Flexibility and adaptability for work in a fast-paced, changing environment
• Comfortable learning new technologies and processes
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Belief in the value of collaboration, teamwork, and compromise coupled with demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
• Self-directed learning focus
• Commitment to diversity in the workplace and community
• Sense of humor

Preferred:
• Demonstrated experience working on systematic review teams across health-related disciplines
• Expert literature searching experience, particularly using MEDLINE/PubMed, Embase, Cochrane CENTRAL, and other key health sciences databases and grey literature resources
• Familiarity with evidence synthesis search methodologies, guidelines, and standards, including the NAM Standards, PRISMA, and the Cochrane Collaboration
• Experience using evidence synthesis project management tools, including Covidence, DistillrSR, EndNote, Excel, REDCap, Rayyan, or others
• Experience with the research process, including writing manuscripts
• Experience providing instruction in an academic setting
• Awareness of scholarly communication issues within the health sciences
• Demonstrated ability in project management
• Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills

Salary and Benefits:

Based on experience, starting at $53,000 minimum annually. Position is a full-time, career-line (non-tenure-track) faculty position. Rank is dependent upon the qualifications of the candidate. Faculty benefits include 200 hours of vacation, and 12 days of sick leave annually. There is a generous TIAA/ CREF retirement employer contribution. More information may be found in the University of Utah Faculty Handbook: http://academic-affairs.utah.edu/faculty-handbook/. See https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/ for a full list of benefits.

Applications:

The University of Utah uses an online application system. Please complete the online application form and submit a cover letter stating how your educational background and experience match the needs and qualifications highlighted above; a curriculum vitae; names of three references; and a sample of an expert search you have completed using MEDLINE (a completed systematic review manuscript with complete search strategy you have designed and executed is preferred).

Application Instructions:

To apply, please go to the University’s Careers page. Quick link for Posting is http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/73219

Review of applications: Begins March 1, 2018 and continues until the position is filled.

If you have any questions on this position announcement or on applying online, please contact:

Mellanye Lackey, MSI
Search Committee Chair
mellanye.lackey@utah.edu

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with prior URS service may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
  4. Applicant Document – Sample Search

Optional Documents

  1. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  2. Addendum to the University of Utah – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169 after submission
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Celebratory Retrospective of African Americans in Utah – Opening Reception Friday!

 

Opening reception February 2, 2018 at 4PM

In honor of African American History Month, the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) and the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) at the University of Utah are pleased to invite you to a Celebratory Retrospective on the History of African Americans in Utah. There will be 3 special presentations throughout the exhibit, they are as follows:

Dr. Ron Coleman speaker on History of African Americans in Early Utah. 2/8/18 and 2/15/18

Dr. Wilfred Samuels honoree

Pastor Davis speaker on History of African American Religion/Spirituality in Utah. 2/22/18

The exhibit runs February 2-February 28, 2018 at EHSL and is open during regular library hours. A community reception in honor of African American History Month will be held at EHSL on Friday, February 2, 2018, 4:00-5:30PM. The support of Rev. France Davis, the Calvary Baptist Church, and the J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collection Division in loaning their materials for this exhibit is greatly appreciated.

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Submit your Poster for our Upcoming Research Reproducibility Conference

 

The Research Reproducibility Conference will bring together researchers, students, and administrators for a frank discussion on how to build research integrity through reproducibility. We hope to further the dialog around open science, open data, transparency, and good research practices. The conference will be held June 15, 2018 at The University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law.

The poster session will showcase cutting-edge research and works-in-progress in pursuit of making research reproducible. 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 committee of faculty and librarians will review all proposals. Accepted poster abstracts will be published on the conference website. Authors of accepted posters are expected to be present during the scheduled poster session. Posters from the 2016 Research Reproducibility Conference are here.

Please submit your proposal here!

 

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U-R-Rad Talks no2

U-R-Rad Talks

U-R-Rad Talks No2 Speakers: Chris Gregg, PhD & Barbara Jones, MD

UTAH RESEARCHERS RECOUNT AWESOME DISCOVERIES
– Like TED TALKS but with DINNER

A light, buffet dinner will be served for the first 100 students who RSVP. Please sign-up to reserve your dinner. (RSVP online)

Date: THURSDAY, FEB 8
Time
: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Skaggs Research Building College of Pharmacy
Seating: 200

SPEAKERS

Chris Gregg, PhD, Neurobiology & Anatomy, School of Medicine
Epigenetic Medicine: Your life’s experiences are etched on your DNA

Barbara Jones, MD, Internal Medicine, School of Medicine
“May your trails be crooked”: From Farmkid Athlete to Clinician Scientist

For questions or concerns, contact: Janet Lindsley (janet@biochem.utah.edu)

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Job Opening: Access Services Senior Library Specialist

UofU Health EHSL

Job Opening: Access Services Senior Library Specialist

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library invites applications for an Access Services Senior Library Specialist.  Delivering high quality customer-focused service, the Access Services Senior Library Specialist assists  in providing all interlibrary loan/document delivery and public services. This is a full-time, benefited staff position reporting to the Interlibrary Loan Supervisor.

Requirements, further details and the application can be found here.

Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin on Weds, Jan 24, 2018 and continue until position is filled.

 

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Community Read – Spring 2018 begins Jan 18

 Community Read – Spring 2018

Noon-1:00PM, Garden Level, Eccles Health Sciences Library
For the Spring Semester 2018, the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion and the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library Community Read will focus on various communities inviting our facilitators to select a scholarly article that is linked to health and/or medicine in these communities.   All discussions will take place at NOON-1:00PM, Eccles Health Science Library – Garden Level.   
  • Jan 18th: Refugee Health
  • Feb 22nd: African Americans
  • Mar 8th: Women 
  • Apr 12th: Geriatrics
  • May 10th: Asian Americans
  • June 14th: LGBT
For January 18th:

 

Facilitator: Caren J. Frost, PhD, MPH Director of the Center for Migration & Refugee Integration at the University of Utah
Article Title: “Characteristics of Successful and Unsuccessful Mental Health Referrals of Refugees”
Article Link: http://bit.ly/2EoMLl5 
RSVP (for lunch): https://goo.gl/forms/IU0klSm4DFTbNEHH3

 

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