Category Archives: Library History

Eccles Library 50th Anniversary Groundbreaking Display

On the morning of Tuesday, November 25, 1969, ground was broken formally beginning the construction of the new, much-needed medical library on the upper campus of the University.  The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is remembering the activities of that day with a display located on the main level adjacent to the portrait gallery …Read More »

Priscilla M. Mayden Digital Exhibition Highlight

Priscilla M. Mayden served as Director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library from 1971 to 1984. To mark the occasion of her 100th birthday (2018), this portrait sketch presents some of the significant milestones in Priscilla’s personal life and professional career.

Honoring Elena Eyzaguirre

Elena Eyzaguirre passed away this past Friday, March 17, 2017. Elena served as Deputy Director for both Priscilla Mayden and Wayne Peay. She started at EHSL in 1967 as a Library Assistant. Elena retired in 1994 as a member of the library faculty and deputy director in 1994. Elena was a dear friend and mentor …Read More »

See what the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library can do for you.

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 …Read More »

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Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library 45th Anniversary Lecture Series

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 …Read More »

Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library Anniversary Celebration

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 …Read More »

Nina Dougherty, Librarian Extraordinaire

Nina E. Dougherty, M.A., Emeritus Librarian, who served on the faculty of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) from 1974 for 25 years, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

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Newly Published Paper Details Rapid Transformation of Eccles Library Collection

In 2013, the Spencer S. Eccles Library massively downsized its collection of print books and journals, ultimately removing over 90% of these resources. HOW did they do it? WHY did they do it? Three Eccles librarians – Christy Jarvis, Joan Gregory, and Jean Shipman- published an article in the June 2014 issue of Collection Management …Read More »