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Alert! Harriet Lane Handbook Temporarily Removed from ClinicalKey

Please note:

A dosage error for hydromorphone HCL (in Child and Adolescent ≥50 kg) has been found and is being corrected in The Harriet Lane Handbook, 21e. The original text indicated that the dose was weight-based, and it is not.

The corrected text is expected to be posted back on ClinicalKey  the week of September 4, 2017.

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Free Yoga Continues for the Fall Semester

Join us for free 50 minute yoga sessions from August 30 to December 15, 2017 on the Garden Level.

  • Wednesdays, 12:05pm, ends on December 6
  • Fridays, 12:05pm, Friday sessions begin September 29, 2017

Drop by for one event or attend all of the free yoga events! This is a great opportunity to stretch and relax during the workday.

Please bring your own yoga mat. If you forget your mat, we have 3 mats available for check-out at the Front Desk.

Please provide feedback at:

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Lexicomp Update and Code Change

As many of you may have noticed, the Lexicomp Mobile App expiration on July 31, 2017 caused some issues, leaving some of our patrons with a app that expired in fifty days or a message that read “your code is invalid”. We resolved the issue today.

To download the latest version of Lexicomp:

  1. While on UU network, use an internet browser to go to our institutional Lexicomp site by using the following link:


  1. Click on Mobile App Access:





  1. Select the platform/device for installation and if your account will be new or updated:



  1. Once device and customer drop downs are selected, the screen will automatically display the most current code for installation, as well as detailed instructions on how to properly install the app on your particular device.


Thank you for making us aware of this problem, and if any of your colleagues have the same issues (or just need to update their Lexicomp app) please direct them to this blog posting, or send them the downloadable PDF instructions linked below.

If you have any further questions or have problems with your install, please email us at:

Lexicomp instructions as a PDF for download.

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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.

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Library Hours for Fall 2017 begin August 14

Beginning August 14, 2017, the Eccles Library is resuming regular operating hours.

Our regular hours are:

Monday-Thursday 7AM-9PM

Friday 7AM-6pm

Saturday-Sunday 10AM-6PM

Main campus begins their Fall 2017 semester August 21.

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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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