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OHSU Library and OHSU WRITEs is proud to announce the results of the 2014 Poetry Contest!

Thank you for your submissions! Participating OHSU students, faculty, and staff were creative and inspired us by sharing their experiences so thoughtfully. We hope you enjoy reading the outstanding poems that were selected for this year’s Poetry Contest. And the winner is… More than Cells by Rebecca L. Smith Honorable mentions include: Artist, Turned Physician by Kate Marshall First Year A Gap by Julia Armendariz

Help make basic science more reproducible and get free stuff

The issue of scientific reproducibility has been at the forefront of the news recently, from the Economist highlighting the lack of reliable research in “Trouble at the Lab” to Francis Collin’s recent Nature article describing the NIH’s new policies to improve reproducibility.  Recently, Dr. Haendel’s group in the Library published a paper (Vasilevsky et al, 2013, PeerJ) showing that a key component of scientific reproducibility, the ability to identify the research resources used in a … Read More

Food for Fines

CLSB Update

The Collaborative Life Sciences Building continues to develop and we wanted to share an update with you. Work has begun on the Learning Resource Center. As part of the Collaborative Life Sciences Building, the Learning Resource Center (LRC) is specifically designed to enable team learning and collaboration in support of interprofessional education. The space is designed to facilitate collaborative study and group learning. There will be a combination of learning environments allowing for quiet studying, … Read More

ACRL-Oregon Awards Todd Hannon

The Oregon Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL-Oregon) recently recognized OHSU Reference Librarian, Todd Hannon with its 2013 Award for Excellence.  Todd’s work with rural Oregonians on the Community Research Enhancement and Education Development (CREED) project led to the award. The ACRL Oregon Board felt that Todd’s work teaching community members about the role of literature searching in the research process played a vital role in translating librarianship into community empowerment … Read More

Poetry Contest

Electronic Resources Survey

The OHSU Library is conducting a survey to evaluate the usage of our electronic resources.  Over the next year we will be asking students, faculty, and staff to complete a brief questionnaire when accessing the Library’s online journals, books, and databases.  You will not encounter the survey every time you access the Library online, but may be asked to respond more than once over the next year.  The survey data is very important to us … Read More

Emily McElroy appointed Director at UNMC

Emily McElroy, Associate University Librarian for Content Management & Systems, has been appointed as the next Library Director of the McGoogan Library of Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Over the past seven years, Ms. McElroy has served the OHSU Library in positions of increasing responsibility. As a member of the Library’s management team, she helped guide strategic initiatives, developed new programs, and mentored junior faculty. A nationally known leader in collection development, … Read More

SciFinder Demonstration

Come join us on November 21st, at 2 PM in BRB 381 for a seminar and hands on demonstration of SciFinder.  SciFinder provides researchers with unlimited access to the world’s largest and most reliable collection of chemistry and related science information. This seminar will focus on demonstrating new features and content that has been added to SciFinder in the last year: experimental procedures from select journals and patents grouping/analysis options for reaction answer sets pricing … Read More

VDI Pilot Project Survey-Your Feedback is Needed!

The OHSU Library is piloting a thin client solution from ITG which we hope may someday replace our floor computers available for use by OHSU staff/students and faculty. These terminals all run a modified version of the OHSU Windows 7 build. After 15 minutes of inactivity the terminals reboot into a fresh state so it is important for patrons to remember to save their work before the terminal recycles to avoid losing anything important. The … Read More