Library Wishes

If you could have three library wishes, what would they be?

During the month of July 2013, the Health Sciences Library asked our users to let us know what three wishes they would request from a library genie. The library staff wanted to use this information to assist in creating a new strategic plan.

The library was thrilled to receive 108 submissions for a total of 352 wishes! The most popular type of wish was for an addition to the library’s collection – a book, journal, database, or other type of resource.  The Library’s Collection Management department is researching those requests right now.

The library wanted to share all 352 wishes that were received. The wishes can be viewed below. Additionally, if a wish could be “granted” right now, that information is included in the Comment column.

The library will continue working on updating its strategic plan and are hoping to share a draft in early fall.

Contact:

  • Library operations
  • Library policies
  • Exhibits in the Library
  • Practicum or Service Learning opportunities
Melissa De Santis, MLIS, AHIP

303-724-1748
303-724-2162 fax
melissa.desantis@ucdenver.edu

First Wish Second Wish Third Wish Library Comment Wishes tags

Give access to more journals online (this may count as 1 wish or many, if many then you can take the first 3 journals i list):e.g. -Lab on a Chip -The various Nature journals going back to their start: e.g. Nature chemical biology & nature methods back to 2004, etc. -Physical Review Letters and Physical review B earlier than 2002 -Journal of Biomedical Optics -European biophysics journal -Journal of theoretical biology 1979-1993 -Islets -Journal of microscopy - Oxford (at least since 1980) -Microscopy and Microanalysis.

Stock more text books that could be related to bioengineering: Optics Hecht, Principles of fluorescence spectroscopy 2nd and 3rd editions Lakowicz Principle of lasers Svelto

Not charge for ILL

collection requests, interlibrary loan (ILL), journals, textbooks

Henry Stewart Talks http://hstalks.com/main/browse_series.php?c=252

collection requests

AccessMedicine -- very useful collection of medicine for all fields

collection requests

hot water heater for tea

refrigerator, microwave, water

later evening hours and early morning hours on weekends

hours

continued access to the Henry Stewart talks-

collection requests

I wish I was able to search the lirerature inteligently, quickly and be bale to weed out unnesecary articles.

I wish I knew how to use the library serources better and if it was as easy as the google search engine.

Make an appointment for a consultation with a librarian at http://hsl.ucdenver.edu/research-support/consult Or you can sign up for a class at http://hslstream.ucdenver.edu/classes/

classes, literature searches, wishes granted

Atkins molecular biology

Transgenic mice technology

Animal behavior experiments and methods

collection requests

areas for individual study that included white board space.

study rooms

The subscription of Journal of Visual Experiments.

The subscription of Nature Protocols

Wish 1 - as of July 1 we have a subscription to JoVE (Journal of Visual Experiments)

journals, wishes granted

I wish the lights in the study booths would not shut off so quickly. It is very annoying while I am studying.

The coffee shop was open for longer hours

I have seen someone smoke an e-cigarette while on the computers and sometimes people answer their phones and speak loudly. No one from the library reception desk has done anything.

café, facility, hours, staffing, study rooms

It would be great if the library was open past 6 pm on Friday and Saturday nights.

I wish the lights in the study rooms on the second floor were not motion-sensored. It is very irritating when you are studying and the lights keep turning off.

I wish the library had anatomical models of the lungs.

Wish 3 - Your wish has been granted, you can check out the lungs model from the desk with call number WF 101 L9633

collection requests, facility, hours, wishes granted

It would be really useful if the library could be open past 6 on weekends

hours

24 hour access to the HSL via badges post normal operating hours.

More rooms available for reservation.

Larger fridge downstairs, or possibly an addition fridge on the 2nd or 3rd floors.

Wish 3: There is now a microwave and fridge on each floor of the library

facility, hours, refrigerator, microwave, water, study rooms, wishes granted

no fees for interlibrary loan service

additional textbooks on reserve for my classes, and up to date editions

6am opening last weeks of term for finals

collection requests, hours, interlibrary loan (ILL), textbooks

Access to JAMA evidence

We started a subscription to JAMA Evidence in December 2012. You can access it via the All Databases link.

collection requests, e-books, journals, wishes granted

another microwave/fridge area access on another floor

greater control of noise level of groups of students in study rooms

later hours

Wish 1: There is now a microwave and fridge on each floor of the library

hours, refrigerator, microwave, water, study rooms, wishes granted

More active direct links to full text journal articles.

More publicity to the academic community about the great support that research librarians provide.

Continued educational offerings with online information and face-to-face class offerings.

classes, journals, staffing

24-hour access for medical students

free coffee

café, facility, hours, vending machines

Dropbox for return books around the campus! Please!

there is a lot of medical and biology books from Springer, but we don't have access to. It will be great if we can purchase Springer access.

no third wish, our library rocks!

collection requests, databases, facility

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