Of Interest

14 Days to have your say!

Library Strategic Planning is underway, and we have a real  opportunity to re-define our services, spaces, and resources to help you prepare for the challenges of tomorrow.  The “14 Days” campaign gives you two weeks to share your needs and frustrations as you use the Library.  Simply jot down here anything that comes to mind – from small conveniences to grand visions of what the Library could be.  And look for questions on selected days … Read More

Poetry Contest 2015

OHSU Library and OHSU WRITEs are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Poetry Contest. Over 35 original poems were submitted by OHSU students, faculty, staff, and volunteers this year, the second year of the annual poetry contest. Please join us in celebrating this year’s winners! FIRST PRIZE: Gretchin Lair for the poem titled ‘Encounter‘ Honorable mentions: Elizabeth Schmick for the poem titled ‘For Rachel on Call and for Pablo and William, Wherever I … Read More

Help Redesign the OHSU Library Website!

Printing now available in the Library’s 24-Hour Study Space!

The Library has installed a new printer in the 24-Hour Study Space on the 4th floor of the BICC making printing available anytime, including evenings and weekends. Users can print in black & white (.08 cents per page) or color (.25 cents per page) using their GoPrint account. Setting up a GoPrint account is easy and can be done whenever you are ready to print. The Library is working with the GoPrint vendor and plans … Read More

OHSU Library & OHSU WRITEs Annual Poetry Contest

Changes in Weekend Library Service at the BICC

Based on a proposal that analyzed usage data collected by library staff for several months, the OHSU Library is changing weekend library service at the BICC. Beginning Saturday, March 21st, anyone with an OHSU badge will have access 24 hours a day to the library, specifically the 4th floor of the BICC. The Library Service Desk will be staffed and the General Public may use the library Monday to Friday, from 8:00AM to 6PM. Staffing … Read More

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 … Read More

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, … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More