Of Interest

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

OHSU Library Collections on the Move

The Science & Engineering and Storage collections, currently housed at West Campus, are being moved to the Old Library on the Main campus. Moving our collections to the Main campus will result in faster delivery for requested items. The move will begin in stages on October 18th and is expected to be completed in early December. During this period, items from these collections may be temporarily unavailable for requesting and the catalog will display the … Read More

Ontology Development Group Awarded Funding from Undiagnosed Disease Program

Melissa Haendel, in the Ontology Development Group in the OHSU Library was awarded a one year contract in the amount of $200,000 from the NIH Undiagnosed Disease Program (UDP) to support collaboration between the UDP and the Monarch Initiative. The goal of this effort is to leverage phenotype information obtained from model organisms such as mice, zebrafish, fruit flies, and worms, to help identify potential genes that are implicated in human undiagnosed diseases. The project … Read More

Orbis Cascade Alliance Celebrates 20th Anniversary

EUGENE, Oregon, October 10, 2013 — The Orbis Cascade Alliance is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a consortium serving colleges and universities in the Northwest U.S.  Twenty years ago, academic libraries in Oregon and Washington independently created two state-based consortia named Orbis and Cascade.  Over the course of the last twenty years, these two consortia merged and the resulting Alliance launched new programs and grew from 11 to 37 member colleges and universities across a … Read More

OHSU History of Medicine Society Lecture, October 18th: “Venereal Girls”, The Cedars Detention Home, and the Portland Free Dispensary

Kimberly Jensen, Ph.D. Friday, October 18, 2013 Public lecture: 12:15pm Refreshments served at noon Location: OHSU Old Library Auditorium Kimberly Jensen received her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in women’s and U.S. history and is professor of history and gender studies at Western Oregon University. She is the author of Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War (University of Illinois Press, 2008) and Oregon’s Doctor to the World: Esther Pohl Lovejoy and … Read More