How about inform your so-called security at the library that people might get out before closing if they didn't turn the lights out while people are trying to pack up their belongings - not helpful!!!
Thanks for your comment. I appreciate what you are saying and realize our routine may be distracting if not slightly annoying. In some ways the process is designed to be distracting in order to alert users that the library is closing. Flashing of lights is a common practice by many libraries in their closing procedures. We find it necessary in order to help students and other library customers exit on time. It is intended to grab the attention of various people throughout our large building and on all three floors. Many users have reported not always hearing the announcements so we make several; some users are in parts of the library where the PA system does not reach too well or are in closed study rooms and they do not hear the closing announcement at all. Some users may have headphones on, and of course different folks have different levels of hearing. We have found the visual of the lights flicking on and off helpful. To reach everyone we can to help them prepare to pack up and exit by closing time, the library feels the routine is necessary. Unless circumstances on a particular evening require it our procedure is to run the flashing lights sequence only once and usually ten or fifteen minutes prior to close of the library. I will look into the sequence of the flashing routine and see if we can shorten it a bit or reduce the amount of time the lights are off in the process.
Please contact me with additional comments or other questions anytime. Thank you.
Douglas Stehle, Head of Access Services, 303-724-2139.
The library website is no longer accessible through Safari on iPhones (at least on the iPhone 5). Instead, a message appears stating that too many redirects have occurred. I asked a friend to check it out too, and they had the same problem. I was able to get on the website with my phone earlier this past week. Did something change?
We had several reports of this problem ("too many redirects") on users' iPhones on Sunday, and we're wondering if it is related to an update issued by Apple. In searching the Internet we found several reports of this occurring in the past with Safari.
Here is our advice of a fix:
Tap Settings / General / Reset / Reset Network Settings
If this problem occurs in the MacOS version of Safari we saw this advice:
Delete cookies and browser history, then try loading the site again.
Head Library, IT
On behalf of the inquiring nursing students: Thank you very much for the addition of NCLEX in the Exam Master.
Thanks for letting us know that nursing students are finding the NCLEX practice exams in ExamMaster to be useful! We added this resource after receiving requests from students, so definitely let us know if there are other items that would assist you.
Melissa De Santis
There has been a steady increase of non-students who patronize the library. My friends and I are concerned about the students' well being and the safety of our possessions. Are we safe? Thank you.
Thank you for your comment and we appreciate your concerns.
The amount of non-University users from the public who come into our library building ebbs and flows during the year and can vary. Because our library was built with State funding, the facility is a public building and the general public are allowed to be in the library. The Health Sciences Library is also open to the public as part of the University's mission and the library's role.
As theft is always a risk for any of us on this campus, personal belongings should never be left unattended and we discourage our library users from doing so. Occasionally we have signs up about this and staff will sometimes leave little warning notes on personal belongings to alert users that thieves can be quick to grab anything left unattended.
We are all concerned about safety and so our library leadership team will follow up with campus police about this topic to get their assistance and advice. Safety concerns can be taken to campus police because they provide security for the campus, and of course anytime you perceive imminent threat or crimes occuring you should call campus police at 303-724-4444. The University provides crime statistics on the UCD website. This is part of the Clery Act, see http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/department/InstitutionalResearch/Pages/CleryCrimeReport.aspx. Since moving into the library back in 2007 neither library users or staff have suffered from anything grave and the library has had little to no serious incidents.
Our library leadership is always available to speak with you and listen to your concerns.
Head of Access Services
Douglas Stehle firstname.lastname@example.org 303-724-2139
Melissa De Santis email@example.com 303-724-1748
I have noticed that you have cassettes and VHS in your collection. Unfortunately, I no longer have the equipment to play these materials. Is it possible to have either an electronic/CD/DVD version of these materials. Materials in question: Cardiac Auscultations (WG 140-141).
Thank you in advance.
Thanks for this comment! Knowing that cardiac auscultations in a current file format would be useful to our users, we will look for newer versions of these types of programs to add to the collection. If there are other topics you'd like to see in different media formats, just let us know.
The library does have VCRs available at the desk too, if you wanted to watch one of the VHS items in the library.
Melissa De Santis
There were two (out of three) individuals who were very short with me today at the circulation desk area, and arguing with me about the knowledge that they didn't know. Their customer service skills were very poor and didn't convey professionalism. One person at the circulation desk was more than helpful compared to the others.
Thanks for letting us know. This is an issue I'd like to address. I'd like to hear more about your experience if you'd be willing to talk with me. Please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-724-2139 if you feel comfortable.
Head of Access Services
Hi! I am a P1 student and there are two books that I think would be helpful for the library to purchase the updated versions. They are: An Introduction to Spanish for Health Care Workers. 4th Ed. (by Robert Chase and Medina Chase); Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach. 8th edition J.T. Dipiro, R.L. Talbert, G.C. Yee, G.R. Matzke, B.G. Wells, L.M. Posey eds, McGraw-Hill Thank you!
Thank you for your comment.
We do have a procedure in place on requesting resources for the library's collection. If you click on the link below suggest an item to be added and complete the form as requested, the Collection Development will review the request. They rely on the Health Sciences faculty, staff, and students for suggestions regarding their information needs. I will forward your suggestions on to our Collection Development Technician, Paul Andrews.
In regards to Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach and the latest edition, as a CU Anschutz student, you are able to access the 8th edition online. Start at hslibrary.ucdenver.edu, click on All Databases and then under the letter A, "Access Pharmacy," you will see it listed in the center of the page under, "Textbooks."
Tami Hoegerl, Library Technician
Thank you for the links to the mobile apps!
Thank you for the feedback!
Head Library, IT
Hi just fyi: I spotted (then killed) a nymph German cockroach in one of the study room walls on the third floor. The room is clean and the garbage can has only small shreds of paper. I am not sure what attracted it. I had no food with me. Hopefully it is a one-time occurrence.
Happy New Year.
Thank you for your comment. We hate to hear about bug and cockroaches in our library. We will note this and be on the lookout for similar reports. It is most helpful for us to know the room number people are using when there is a concern. When reporting concerns with study rooms, please let us know what room number specifically so we can address that specific room. So far in the history of our library here at CU Anschutz, we rarely see or get reports of cockroaches, but do like to know when they are seen. We would rather stamp them out sooner rather than later.
Head, Access Services
The computers on the first floor are garbage. I have had to restart computer number P4S three times already today. The computers are extremely slow and freeze during the simplest tasks such as opening and closing word documents. In order to close and re-open word I must log off the VMWare client each time. I cannot get my work done in a timely manner and the amount of aggravation this causes is great. IT staff at the library seem to think that slow computers running a large number of support programs can meet student needs. They cannot. Please exercise common sense and reduce the number of background programs so the computers can run reliably.
Thank you for this feedback, and we regret the difficulties you’ve been experiencing. We would like to work with you directly to assist with these issues. Please contact either myself (Jeff.Kuntzman@ucdenver.edu) or our System Administrator, Michael Campbell ( Michael.Campbell@ucdenver.edu ) to schedule time to look at what may be going on.
If you encounter computer problems in the library, the first step should be to contact the Service Desk. The desk will contact Library IT. From Monday – Friday, 8 am to 6 pm someone from IT should be available to come and help or at least begin troubleshooting. We strive to resolve any computer problems that our users inform us about, and we frequently ask our computer users directly how things are going. In general we have been getting very positive feedback.
With regard to the computers being slow, what we have noticed is that after the computer boots up, it takes a few seconds before it is really ready. This is typical of all PCs. Once you have a Start menu, hover your mouse right over the “Start” Windows icon at the bottom left. Your mouse will turn into a rotating circle indicating the computer is not ready. Continue to hover your mouse over the Start icon for 10-20 seconds. When the PC is ready, your mouse will turn back into a mouse pointer. Start Word or a Web browser at this point, and performance should be good and remain so until you are ready to log off.
With regard to “freezing” in the Word application, we have tested on the workstations and have not been able to reproduce any problem. Large Word files can pose a problem on any PC. Also, when working with a USB drive, the process of opening and saving documents can take extra time especially with large files.
Head Library, IT