Library Wishes 2015


  • Library operations
  • Library policies
  • Exhibits in the Library
  • Practicum or Service Learning opportunities
Melissa De Santis, MLIS, AHIP
Interim Director (May 2015 to present) 

303-724-2162 fax

First wish Second wish Third wish Library comments Tags
Can we have access to JNCCN. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network? collection requests, journals
A real coffee shop in the library (and I'm not talking about that silly vending machine). Many more walking treadmills. Color printing for students if that isn't already a thing.

Wish #2 granted! More walking treadmill desks are scheduled to be delivered in early December.

café, furniture, printing and photocopying, vending machines, wishes granted
I understand the library is considered public domain but having transients sleep in the study rooms or looking up inappropriate things on the computer makes me afraid of going back Brighter lights Free printing access eligibility, computers, facility, printing and photocopying, study rooms
Online EndNote tutorial

Wish #1 granted! Check out the tutorials on the library's webpage on Bibliographic Citation Tutorials.

classes, reference management, wishes granted
A completely quiet dedicated napping room for quick power naps between Long study sessions. More treadmill desks

Wish #2 granted! New walkstations and standing desks were added to the library. There are now 5 standing desks and 4 walkstations in the building.

furniture, relaxation and fun, wishes granted
Coffee shop café
Café (lots of outlets and charging stations integrated) Some massage chairs--studying is exhausting, and most of us have FT jobs, we could use the relaxation Training Resources Online (if they already exist, perhaps make them easier to find) café, classes, facility, furniture, relaxation and fun, website
Water bottle filling stations Standing desks Healthy food vending machine

Wishes #1 and #2 granted! There are now three water bottle filling stations in the library - one on each floor. New standing desks and walkstations were ordered and we now have a total of 4 walkstations and 5 standing desks in the building.

facility, furniture, vending machines, wishes granted
It would be great if the wireless printing was easier to access since most student have their own laptops that they are using. My last university had a wireless printing system which only required the scanning of your student ID to pay for it (and $50 of printing was included in student fees). The current wireless system is much more work than it seems it is worth.

Wish #1 will hopefully be granted in early 2016! The library is currently looking to implement a new printing system in 2016.

printing and photocopying, wishes granted
easier to find/ navigate printing from the computers In the library with or without a copy card Coffee and snacks closer to the library (big wish I know) Coffee shop!! Or store where the old one was. café, printing and photocopying
More computers with SPSS Software Open the coffee shop Smaller tables/desks suitable for one person (Also, thanks for all you do!) café, computer software, computers, furniture, staffing
More treadmill desks! The ones we have are great and I think our campus would really benefit from having more. For the coffee shop to be open! Although the coffee vending maching is pretty nice too. For students to be allowed a guest not affiliated with the university to accompany them after hours as long as the student has their id.

Wish #1 granted! New walkstations and standing desks have been added. We now have 4 walkstations and 5 standing desks in the library.

access eligibility, café, furniture, vending machines, wishes granted
Harrison's Internal Medicine (online version) Harrison's Internal Medicine (physical book

Wishes #1 and #2 granted! The 19th edition (2015) of the physical book is available in print from the service desk: Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. The 18th edition (2012) of the online version is available through either the AccessPharmacy database or the library's e-books page under H.

collection requests, databases, e-books, wishes granted
Alumni opportunities to have continued access literature bank maintained by the library would be extremely beneficial. I know this would be difficult, but even if it was for a yearly fee it would be something that a large portion of alumni would utilize. alumni access
More study rooms please! A coffee shop! café, study rooms
A copy of the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials standards library (either online or in print) Biomechanics and tissue mechanics collection Expanded mathematical section (advances regression analysis, engineering based texts collection requests, journals
Thank you for keeping (and updating) SAS on the computers in the library! It has made my life so much better. I know the licenses are expensive but thank you for continuing to have this resource at the library. Even though it may not seem immediately health related, economics methods are often used by public health students. This term, I was looking for a few of them at the library and they weren't available. Two off the top of my head are "Mastering Metrics" and "Mostly Harmless Economics". I love the library! Thanks for all your hard work. collection requests, computer software, computers, staffing
Cafe serving coffee and food open while the library is open. streamlined off campus journal access. Currently you have to put in the name, click the link, open another window, click it again, and usually just go to the journal website and find the article again. café, journals, website
Adobe Illustrator. Adobe Illustrator. Adobe Illustrator. computer software
Free printing Cheaper printing Weekly free printing days printing and photocopying