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We’re Hiring a Evidence Retrieval and Synthesis Librarian

The faculty and staff of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) at the University of Utah invite applications for an Evidence Retrieval and Synthesis Librarian. This is a career-line (non-tenure-track) faculty position. The Evidence Retrieval and Synthesis Librarian reports to the Associate Director for Education and Research and is a member of the EHSL Education and Research Department. The Evidence Retrieval and Synthesis Librarian acts as a key member of the EHSL team, which is responsible for the Center for Clinical and Translational Research Systematic Review Core.

The Evidence Retrieval and Synthesis Librarian collaborates to provide an effective and superior quality systematic review service, including working with students and faculty 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 Evidence Retrieval and Synthesis Librarian may also collaborate on practice guidelines, scoping reviews, narrative reviews, rapid reviews, clinical evidence summaries, and knowledge synthesis projects that directly inform clinical practice or support new and ongoing funded research.

The successful candidate will also conduct training sessions, perform outreach about systematic reviews on behalf of the Systematic Reviews Core and the EHSL, and actively cultivate funding streams by developing new service lines, cultivating partnerships, and contributing to collaborative grant opportunities. This position will also assist with literature reviews and provide consultations as a part of the Public Services Department. Continue reading »

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Melissa Rethlefsen announced as Interim Executive Director of the EHSL

“I am pleased to announce that Melissa L. Rethlefsen, MSLS, AHIP has been appointed as Interim Executive Director, Knowledge Management and Eccles Health Sciences Library, effective July 28, 2017. She will also assume the role of Director, MidContinental Region & National Training Office, National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Rethlefsen has been serving as the Deputy Director of the library since February 2014, and she has done an outstanding job in this role partnering with other Health Sciences entities across campus to advance education, research, and health care. Notably, she led the Research Reproducibility 2016 conference, and she continues to work across campus to improve research reproducibility. She is also the Section Director for the Center for Clinical & Translational Science’s Systematic Review Core and an adjunct instructor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine.

She brings a rich background in health sciences librarianship and leadership within the institution and her profession. She is currently a member of the Medical Library Association (MLA) Board of Directors, and is a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. In 2016, she was awarded the prestigious National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Fellowship. She received the Estelle Brodman Award for Academic Medical Librarian of the Year in 2015, and she was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2009. Her primary research interests are systematic review methodology and reporting, and bibliometrics.

Filling the roles vacated by Jean Shipman, who recently announced and celebrated her retirement, Rethlefsen will continue to build on the strong regional and national legacy Shipman left. We are grateful both for Shipman’s leadership and for Rethlefsen’s willingness to serve, and I am looking forward seeing the fruits of her efforts as she continues to build upon relationships, identifies unique opportunities for library and librarian roles, and works to move forward the mission of the library to inform, connect and innovate.

Please join me in thanking Jean for her service and in welcoming Melissa to her new role.”

A. Lorris Betz, MD, PhD
Interim Executive Dean, School of Medicine
Senior Vice President, University Health Sciences
University of Utah

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“Information and Innovation” now available for pre-order

Eccles library former director Jean P. Shipman’s book Information and Innovation: A Natural Combination for Health Science Libraries is now available for pre-order at a discount from the publisher.

“As academic health sciences centers look toward innovative product development as their new income source with the decline of clinical income and research dollars, health sciences librarians and libraries can partner with these revenue-generating innovators to offer invaluable services, evidence, training, dissemination venues and attractive collaborative physical spaces equipped with the latest tools, such as 3-D printers, body scanners, models and video-monitors.”

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ˈmalədē – a woven art exhibition by Nicole Gowans

Imagine beautiful and expressive weaves … weaving created to represent diseases, like ADHD, Celiac, Depression and more.   The weaves Nicole Gowans has created and curated into the ˈmalədē  exhibit are striking.  Each is paired with a quote from a person who has experienced this disease.  The quotes are incredibly well-curated, capturing some of the uniquely difficult aspects of being a patient with a given disease rather than focusing on symptoms and diagnoses.  The quotes and weaves reflect the experiences and unique insights that people generally don’t understand unless they themselves or a loved one has experienced these conditions.

From the artist:

“Growing up with two nurses for parents I have always had a love for medicine. As I grew older I knew that I wanted to connect that passion with my art.  My goal through this project was to communicate to an individual viewing the pieces how the diseases impact the body, the emotional toll, and the psychological ramifications. I wanted to depict what someone enduring the disease feels and allow the viewers to also experience the impact the disease can have on a person. I felt that I could help bring a personal awareness and understanding to more people through my project.

Through this exhibit – Malady – ˈmalədē – woven representations of how ADHD, Alzheimer’s, Celiac, Depression, and Starvation impact the body – I wanted to create something that could bring to life and express the destruction that illness causes not only the body but also the mind. The mental aspect of the disease can play just as large a role in a person’s ability to function as the physical. With that, I explored both physical ailments and mental disorders that are very prevalent in our society today.

I decided to try to replicate these diseases through weaving as a way to explore texture, space, dimensionality, color, feel, and pattern.”

Please join us for the exhibit reception held August 29th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Light refreshments will be provided.

The exhibit runs from July 19th through September 15th, 2017.

 

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West Coast Systematic Review Workshop

This September, UCLA in Los Angeles will be hosting the West Coast Systematic Reviews Workshop for Researchers. The four-day, free workshop will help health science professionals learn how to best perform searches, manage citations and better understand the systematic review process.

For more information or to apply please visit the workshop website

 

 

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New E-Books Available at Eccles

Check out our newly acquired e-books – available to read online or download a chapter to your computer or mobile device for offline reading:

 

Unlimited Concurrent Users

5-Minute Pediatric Consult 7th ed. (2015)

Designing Clinical Research 4th ed. (2013)

Essence of Anesthesia Practice 4th ed. (2018)

Harriet Lane Handbook 21st ed. (2018)

Lippincott’s Nursing Procedures 7th ed. (2016)

Moss & Adams’ Heart Disease in Infants, Children, and Adolescents, Including the Fetus and Young Adult 9th ed. (2016)

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 3rd ed. (2018)

Pediatric Radiation Oncology 6th ed. (2016)

Te Linde’s Operative Gynecology 11th ed. (2015)

Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine 7th ed. (2015)

Wills Eye Manual 7th ed. (2017)

 

Single Concurrent User

Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning 3rd ed. (2017)

Clinical Guidelines for Advanced Practice Nursing 3rd ed. (2017)

Code of Medical Ethics of the American Medical Association (2017)

Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses 15th ed. (2017)

Introduction to Nursing Research 4th ed. (2017)

Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: an Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care 11th ed. (2017)

Reading, Understanding, and Applying Nursing Research 5th ed. (2017)

Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy (2017) – 2 users

Have a question?  Need help accessing e-books?  Contact the library: ehsl-reference@lists.utah.edu or call us at: 801-581-5534.

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Art Gallery: Chad L. Johnson – Exhibition of Photography, Montage, and One Found Object from a Mid-Life Male Covfefe

Chad L Johnson Art ExhibitArt Gallery: Chad L. Johnson – Exhibition of Photography, Montage, and One Found Object from a Mid-Life Male Covfefe

RECEPTION: Thursday, June 15, 2017, 12:30-1:30 PM, Main Level
Light refreshments will be served

EXHIBIT: Art Gallery, Main Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
Exhibit Dates: June 8 – June 30, 2017 [Library Hours & Directions]

Chad L. Johnson is a native Utahn who studied both Sculpture and Photography for his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Utah. He lives in the Sugar House area with Dolly (wife), Maya, (daughter), and Felix (the cat). Chad works in EHSL Digital Collections where he designs, builds, and maintains websites for the Eccles Health Sciences Library. Chad has experience in visual literacy classroom instruction, commercial and fine art photography, audio/video recording and editing, film set painting, video game art, and art team management. He’s also a bass guitarist for local SLC bands.
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It’s SUMMER … come on over … spend some time in the Art Gallery, join us for the reception. We look forward to seeing you @ the Library.

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Libraries Innovation Team is here for U

Did you know? The Eccles Health Science Library teamed up with the Faust Law and Marriott Libraries in order to create the U’s very own Libraries Innovation Team (L.I.T.)!

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The AMA Manual of Style is now available online from Eccles Library!

Are you working on a manuscript that needs to be formatted according to the current AMA style guidelines?  Now, in addition to having a print copy available in the Library, Eccles is pleased to provide online access to the AMA Manual of Style.

The 10th edition of the American Medical Association Manual of Style online contains everything medical and scientific researchers, writers, and editors need to produce well-organized, clear, readable, and authoritative manuscripts.

Eccles has access to the full online manual.  With this interactive edition, you can annotate the manual, bookmark, prepare style sheets, and save searches.

Questions?  Need help using the AMA Manual of Style?  Contact the library at: 801-581-5534 or ehsl-reference@lists.utah.edu.

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SUMMER Community Read: The Scalpel and The Silver Bear

June 20 – July 18, 2017*
Tuesdays at Noon
in the Garden Level

RSVP for July 18th: http://tinyurl.com/CommRead4

Sponsored by the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, and the American Indian Resource Center

*No meeting on July 4th.

LibGuide for The Scalpel and The Silver Bear: http://campusguides.lib.utah.edu/CommunityReads/ScalpelSilverBear

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