Archive for 2017

OHSU Library Annual Poetry Contest

The OHSU Library invites submissions for its annual Poetry Contest! OHSU students, staff, faculty, alumni and volunteers are invited to submit one or two original, unpublished poems. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2018. Poems will be judged by a group of OHSU staff, and the author of the winning poem will receive a $75 gift card, second place will receive a $50 gift card, and third place will receive a $25 gift card. Winners will be … Read More

2017 Journal Subscription Review

The OHSU Library has completed its annual review of journal subscriptions and has identified the journal titles listed below for cancellation. The Library carefully reviews the journal collection each summer and fall. In this process we analyze the number of times OHSU authors have published in or cited the journal, interlibrary loan requests, full text electronic journal use statistics, program changes, price and OHSU faculty, staff and student requests to make renewal and cancellation decisions. … Read More

Reserving Graduate LRC Group Study Rooms

OHSU students can now reserve the Graduate Learning Resource Center group study rooms online. Groups needing a study room will be able to reserve one in advance to ensure it will be available for them. The Graduate LRC provides study rooms and spaces for OHSU students in departments and programs located at the Collaborative Life Sciences Building on the waterfront.   Study rooms are for group use (more than one person) by OHSU students Reservations … Read More

Equipping Search Committees

Maija Anderson and Melissa Haendel to lead the OHSU Library

The OHSU Library is happy to announce that Maija Anderson, M.A., has been appointed Interim Director of Library Operations and Melissa Haendel, Ph.D., has been appointed Interim Director of Library Data Science. Together with David Robinson, Executive Vice Provost, they will co-lead the Library as OHSU takes this opportunity to reflect on the Library’s role within OHSU and the community in a dynamic and open conversation. This will help shape new Library leadership, ultimately identified … Read More

Chris Shaffer to Join UCSF

Please join us in congratulating Chris Shaffer, who has been appointed University Librarian and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Information Management at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In this role, he will lead an integrated, multi-campus enterprise renowned for its contemporary approaches in cutting edge education, research, and clinical training, dedicated to community engagement and learning. Mr. Shaffer joined OHSU as University Librarian in 2008. Over the past nine years, he has been … Read More

OHSU Poetry Contest Results, 2017

OHSU Library and OHSU WRITEs would like to thank everyone who submitted a poem to this year’s contest!  Please enjoy the poetry of the 2017 OHSU Poetry Contest winners and honorable mentions listed below. Winning Poems: Before Each Curtain, I Must Repair Myself, I Must Adapt by Sonja Halvorson Shiftwork—A Collection of ER Haikus by Rebecca Tuttle, MD Honorable mentions: Untitled by Jonathan Robbins Wound by Sonja Halvorson

Promoting Diversity & Mitigating Bias

OHSU’s Annual Poetry Contest-Extended

The OHSU Poetry Contest deadline has been extended!  Winning authors will be awarded $50 Amazon gift cards.  Submissions are now due April 23rd.  Details at

Library posters win award at Biocuration 2017

Members of ODG attended the International Society for Biocuration annual meeting at Stanford, CA from March 27-29, 2017.   Nicole Vasilevsky presented two posters, which both won a best poster award at the conference. The poster titled “Training future biocurators through data science trainings and open educational resources” was co-authored by Nicole, Ted Laderas (DMICE), Jackie Wirz, Bjorn Pederson (DMICE), David Dorr (DMICE), Bill Hersh (DMICE), Shannon McWeeney (DMICE) and Melissa Haendel. and is available here. … Read More