Category Archives: Support the Library

Appeals for financial (and other) support

Healthi4U 2017 Winners

Congratulations participants on another successful Healthi4U Student Video Competition! From many impressive videos, 3 winners were selected: 1st Place ($3,000) was awarded to the “Care for Clean Air” video. Their video also won the People’s Choice awards, earning them an additional $500. 2nd Place ($1,000) was awarded to the video, “Today I Am Alive.” This …Read More »

Introducing… Brandon Patterson, Technology Engagement Librarian

Brandon Patterson connects students, faculty and staff in the health sciences to digital tools and emerging technologies. He joined as faculty at the Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) in July 2017. His duties include engaging the University of Utah Health Sciences community with technology, and assisting with instruction and advancement of library resources.

Canceled: Special Presentation by Melissa Rethlefsen: Anatomy of a Campus: The Library as Heart

Join us for a special presentation given by Melissa L. Rethlefsen, MLIS, AHIP. “Anatomy of a Campus: The Library As Heart” Tuesday, August 15, 11:00am-12:00pm Clinical Neurosciences, 1st Floor Auditorium Please RSVP to All faculty, staff, and students are welcome.   Updated 8/11/2017 – This presentation is canceled.

EHSL Faculty Teach 3 CEs at MLA Conference

On top of the Utah Libraries Association conference last week, the Eccles Health Science Library had some of the largest representation at the Medical Libraries Association (MLA) conference in Seattle this Memorial Day weekend! The Medical Libraries Association is a highly influential education provider due to its large team of trusted health information experts.  Furthermore, …Read More »

Lola the Librarian

This video project has been percolating for many, many years. In the early 2000’s, Molson Beer came out with a wonderful ad featuring Joe the Canadian. Joe stood on a stage and expounded on what a Canadian is, and is not, with music playing and images flashing behind him. The ad was very comedic and …Read More »

Rock Star Medical Librarians: Meet the Collisions!

Segment reposted from Posted by NLM in Focus The response has been the equivalent of a standing ovation with people holding up cell phone lights. So we’re back for an encore of medical librarians. We even have a couple of bands. The idea started after the Director of the National Library of Medicine Dr. …Read More »

EHSL on JoVE’s Library Spotlight

Eccles Health Sciences Library was JoVE’s first library highlighted on their new blog series, called Library Spotlight. Three EHSL faculty – Melissa Rethlefsen, Mellanye Lackey, and Shirley Zhao –  were interviewed. Read the post at: