RFI on the Future of the National Library of Medicine (and NCBI, PubMed)

You have a unique opportunity to affect the future of the National Library of Medicine. As Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg retires after 30 years as director of NLM, Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, has convened a “Working Group to Chart the Course for the NIH National Library of Medicine.” Chris Shaffer, OHSU University Librarian, is a member of the working group, whose charge and members are at http://www.nih.gov/about/director/02032015_working-group_nlm.htm.

Consider responding to this time-sensitive NIH Request for Information (RFI), soliciting input into the deliberations of the working group of the advisory committee to the NIH Director (ACD). This is a very important opportunity to contribute feedback of the value of the National Library of Medicine, and to directly influence the future of this organization.

Your response must be submitted electronically at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/rfi/rfi.cfm?ID=41, and will ONLY be accepted through March 13, 2015.

Please share this information with colleagues and friends who might wish to respond with thoughts about how the NLM, and especially the collections, programs, and resources, have contributed to their research, teaching, education and professional development.

Holiday Hours

Monday, February 16th, 2015 the OHSU Library at the BICC and the Graduate LRC at the CLSB service desk will be closed in observance of President’s Day.

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.

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.