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2017 Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture Series

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is excited to announce, yet another year of the Priscilla M. Mayden Lectures!

At the event we will be honoring the 2016 book authors in health sciences, as well as listening to the 2017 Priscilla M. Mayden Lecturer, Takashi Yamakawa discuss “Scholarly Communications in Japan.”

The event will be held in the Eccles Human Genetics Auditorium on Tuesday, April 25th:

  • Reception from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Lecture from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Priscilla M. Mayden lectureship has allowed the Eccles Health Sciences Library to invite knowledgeable and exciting speakers to the University for over 30 years. This year, Yamakawa will follow in the footsteps of others such as: Continue reading »

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Celebrate U: Melissa Rethlefsen MLS, AHIP and Christy Jarvis MLIS, AHIP

2016 Top Researcher Honoree Christy Jarvis, MLIS, AHIP – Celebrate U: A Showcase of Extraordinary Faculty Achievements event honoring her work on the Journal Citation Analysis.

The event was hosted by J. Willard Marriott Library and the Office of the Vice President for Research and highlighted University of Utah faculty who reached a pinnacle of professional success in 2016. Those honored were faculty who authored a book, were primary contributors to a realized creative work or were the top-funded researchers with their college.

2016 Top Researcher Honoree Melissa Rethlefsen, MLS, AHIP – Celebrate U: A Showcase of Extraordinary Faculty Achievements event.

Melissa was recognized for her research into systematic review reproducibility and methodological quality. Her paper, “Librarian co-authors correlated with higher quality reported search strategies in general internal medicine systematic reviews,” published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, is an Essential Science Indicators “Highly Cited Paper” in the top 1% of Social Science research in 2016. Her latest paper on the reproducibility of search strategies in systematic reviews in pediatrics, cardiology, and surgery, published in PLoS ONE, has led to an international effort she is spearheading to create a reporting guideline on search strategy reporting. Her other recent presentations and publications have also centered around systematic review searching methodology and reproducibility.

http://www.lib.utah.edu/info/celebrateu/researcher.php

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Mayden Lecture is on April 25, 1pm

2017 Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture: “Scholarly Communications in Japan” by Takashi Yamakawa

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is proudly sponsoring the 2017 Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture on “Scholarly Communications in Japan.” It will be presented by special guest speaker, Takashi Yamakawa, USACO Corporation, Ltd.

Join us in the Eccles Human Genetics Auditorium on Tuesday April 25th:

  • Reception from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Lecture from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Takashi Yamakawa, president and CEO of USACO Corporation, which specializes in the promotion of science, technology and medicine (STM) via databases, online digital content, marketing services for publishers, and more. Yamakawa has been with USACO since 1983 and has been working with the scholarly communications community for over 60 years.

The lecture will cover Japan’s scholarly publishing cycle and components, as well as highlight the impact of government funding.

Don’t miss expert, CEO, Society of Scholarly Publishing award winner, ATG’s International Contributions Award winner, and former president of the Japan Association of International Publication, Takashi Yamakawa exclusively at the U!

The Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture was established by her friends and colleagues, recognizing her service to the University of Utah as Director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library from 1967 – 1984.

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Libraries Award Given to Bench-2-Bedside Team

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the J. Willard Marriott Library co-sponsor the annual $2000 Libraries Award given at the Bench-2-Bedside Competition Night.

This year, the Libraries Award went to the Ultrasound Impact Protector team. Continue reading »

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PAWS before finals, so it’s not so RUFF

Are finals stressing you out? Need some relief?

Come take a break and play with therapy dogs on the Eccles Health Sciences Library’s Main Level on:

  • Tuesday, April 11, 11:30am-1:30pm, and
  • Wednesday, April 12, 11:30am-1:30pm

Special thanks to Therapy Animals of Utah for providing us with a little extra love during finals!

 

 

 

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Joan Gregory Receives 2017 Leadership in Inclusive Excellence Faculty Award

Congratulations Joan Gregory!

Joan Gregory received the 2017 Leadership in Inclusive Excellence Faculty Award. The award sponsored by the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion recognizes leadership in inclusive excellence from a University of Utah Health Sciences Faculty member.

There were many deserving nominees who are working hard to create an environment of health equity and inclusion, but it was no surprise to us that she was honored with this award. Joan is a mentor and example to all she comes in contact with and inspires others to contribute their voices to the University of Utah’s diversity and inclusion efforts and goals. Continue reading »

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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 to many of us. Her presence in this world will be deeply missed. EHSL is who we are today because of her influence and efforts in so many ways … especially in her care and stewardship of both the history of this Library and the health sciences campus.

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“Best in Category” Award

Our poster Shh! We’re Creating New Technologies in the Library and You Can Too! received the best in category – innovation on campus – award at the 21st Annual VentureWell Open.

VentureWell Open in an annual conference for innovation and entrepreneur educators.

The poster and award are currently displayed on the Garden Level of EHSL.

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Art Aloud: April 7, noon

Art Aloud is a spoken word art cafe where you can relax in a casual atmosphere among friends, enjoy refreshments, and sign up for a place at the mic.

  • Friday, April 7, 2017, Noon-1:00pm
  • Garden Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library

There will be food, friendly company, and the electric energy that comes from sharing original work. Continue reading »

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We are hiring U-Bar & Health Library Customer Service Associates!

PEAK is seeking enthusiastic students to staff the U-Bar located within the Hope Fox Eccles Health Library at University Hospital. The U-Bar is a technical support station where patients, family members, and health care professionals can learn about quality mobile health apps, wearables, and other wireless devices. Visitors can sample UUHC-curated mobile technologies on demo tablets, personal smart phones, and wearables. Trained students help visitors browse the vetted apps, assist in connecting patients to devices and apps prescribed by their providers, and provide instruction on how to use the apps or wearables to improve health.

If you are interested, apply for positions here: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/61197

Work Study positions also available: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/61210

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