Chris Shaffer, University Librarian, appointed to National Library of Medicine working group

Chris Shaffer, University Librarian, has accepted an invitation from Francis Collins to serve on a National Library of Medicine (NLM) Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD). The working group is charged “to review the current mission, organization, and programmatic priorities of the NLM to articulate a strategic vision for the NLM’s future.”

Streamlined Requesting from NW Academic Libraries (Summit)

The OHSU Library is a member of Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of academic libraries in the Northwest. One of the major benefits of membership is you can borrow books and videos through the Summit catalog, which contains the holdings of all Orbis Cascade Alliance members. The next iteration of the Summit catalog will appear on Tuesday, January 20th. Some benefits of this development are the requesting interface for consortium materials will be more streamlined, and users will be able to track their requests within “My Account.”

Beginning on January 20th, you will now place your Summit requests directly from within the OHSU Library’s catalog. When you click the “Request from a NW Academic Library” option, the requesting form will be automatically populated within the catalog frame. You will then be able to select your Pickup/Delivery Location and submit the request. The status of your requests can be monitored under your “My Account” view.

If you have any questions or problems requesting materials using the new Summit requesting interface, please contact the Library Service Desk or call at 503-494-3460.

Holiday Hours

Monday, January 19th, 2015 the OHSU Library at the BICC and the Graduate LRC at the CLSB service desk will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

The After Hours Study Space is on the 4th floor of the Library. It may be accessed through the 4th floor entrance when the Library is closed with a valid OHSU badge.  The Graduate LRC is accessible with OHSU badge 24 hours a day.

Holiday Hours

OHSU Library at the BICC

Wednesday Dec 24 8am-3pm
Thursday Dec 25 CLOSED
Friday Dec 26 CLOSED
Saturday Dec 27 Resume regular hours
Saturday Dec 27 Resume regular hours
Thursday Jan 1 CLOSED
Friday Jan 2 Resume regular hours

The After Hours Study Space is on the 4th floor of the Library. It may be accessed through the 4th floor entrance when the Library is closed with a valid OHSU badge.

Graduate LRC at the CLSB

Dec 22-Jan 2 Service Desk CLOSED

Access with OHSU badge 24 hours a day

Library Closure, November 27th, 2014

The OHSU Library will be closed on November 27th, 2014 in observance of Thanksgiving.  The after hours study space and LRC will remain accessible.

Library Closed, Monday, September 1, 2014

The OHSU Library and the LRC will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014, in observance of Labor Day.

The library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.   For additional information on library hours, please see http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/library/about/hours.cfm.

 

Library Closure, Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

The OHSU Library will be closed on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 for an in-service staff day. The After Hours Study Space will be available after 6 PM for OHSU students, faculty and staff with ID. The library will resume regular hours on Thursday, August 7th. For additional information on library hours see http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/library/about/hours.cfm.

The Learning Resource Center at the CLSB will be available for OHSU students, faculty and staff with ID.

New Library Hours!

After collecting and analyzing usage data, we have decided to change the library hours, effective Monday, August 4th.

The new hours will  be Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 12-8pm.

Our statistics indicate that very few library users are here after 6pm, and the vast majority of those that are in the building are using the After-Hours Study Space. In addition, few circulation transactions are recorded after 6 pm. We believe the impact of closing the library at 6pm during the week will be minimal and will allow for more flexible staffing for the OHSU Library at the BICC and in the CLSB so we can be responsive to the needs of the students, staff and faculty in both locations.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Stephanie Kerns at kernss@ohsu.edu.

Library Closure, July 4, 2014

The OHSU Library will be closed Friday, July 4th, 2014 in observance of Independence Day.

The After Hours Study Space will be available for OHSU students, faculty and staff. Remember your ID!

The library will resume regular hours on Saturday, July 5th, 2014.

For additional information on library hours see http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/library/about/hours.cfm.

A Letter from University Librarian, Chris Shaffer

OHSU Community Members:

On June 30, 2014, the OHSU Library is transitioning to a new system to help you find information resources more efficiently and effectively.

The new system, which will look a bit different, will allow you to search and request materials and access full text online.  It also provides the online search interface used to locate library materials through our consortium of 37 academic libraries, the Orbis Cascade Alliance.

The Library will offer drop in sessions, tutorials and one-on-one help to assist you in learning this new system. As we iron the bugs, we will be eager to have your feedback and appreciative of your patience.

Please communicate with us if you have questions, concerns or issues as we move through this transition.

Best regards,

Chris Shaffer, MS, AHIP
University Librarian and Associate Professor
Oregon Health & Science University Library
shafferc@ohsu.edu 503-367-4693
Skype: chris.shaffer
http://www.ohsu.edu/library/

Why the change?
The switch to a new search is part of a major cooperative effort by the Orbis Cascade Alliance (Summit) to consolidate all 37 institutions’ holdings into one single, shared library system. This move will allow for collaborative collection development and more cooperative workflows. Since it is managed “in the cloud,” libraries will no longer need to maintain servers and manage separate systems. It should also offer opportunities for improved services down the line.

We’d Like Your Feedback!
Let us know how the new library search working!  If you have feedback or questions or would like to report a problem, please let us know using the form or phone number below.

Feedback Form

OHSU Library Service Desk:  503-494-3460

For more information: http://libguides.ohsu.edu/librarysearch