Library Wishes 2013

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

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

Allow off-campus access to library services to participating program faculty with graduate appointments at UCD-AMC.

access eligibility

Electronic delivery via email of articles that are in print in the library.

Ability to request journal articles not available at the HSL on line and have them delivered by email.

These wishes can be granted using the library's interlibrary loan service at http://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu/interlibrary

interlibrary loan (ILL), wishes granted

a bigger fridge or another smaller fridge on 1-2 other floors (it would be nice w/ a microwave on the floors too to help out with people eating at peak hours)!

open later and earlier hours, OR 24 hour access with badge (had this in undergrad and it was wonderful! we actually had a large hall connected to the library that was open 24/7 for studying - no resources, only tables to have quiet study)

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

hours, refrigerator, microwave, water, wishes granted

an easier to find link to this website for current students

better organized website in general, especially the university's website

website

Entrance from the east side of building.

Coffee shop open later.

Longer hours during finals.

café, facility, hours

I would like to be able to submit a list of references and receive copies of the journal articles and information on the other references within a few days. And I would like to be able to submit my list via email.

I request that each hospital affiliated with the medical school (probably excluding VA) have an office staffed 5 days a week by a librarian (or assistant). The current location of the library is, unfortunately, very inconvenient for people working within the university hospital and children's hospital and parking is not convenient either. The walk to the library is very hot in summer and often very cold in winter.

Think seriously about wish #1 and wish #2.

Wish 1 - this wish can be granted using the library's interlibrary loan service. See http://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu/interlibrary for more information.

interlibrary loan (ILL), staffing, wishes granted

Advanced xcel training.

Advanced adobe photoshop training.

This type of training is provided by CU system for faculty and staff via SkillSoft.

classes, computer software classes, wishes granted

I wish the wireless connection in the first floor near the rest room/copier (north west corner) is better (continuously connected).

I wish the wireless connection in the first floor near the rest room/copier (north west corner) is better (continuously connected).

I wish the wireless connection in the first floor near the rest room/copier (north west corner) is better (continuously connected).

wifi

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

PMCID and my NCBI classes

Microsoft programs classes - medium to advanced

Wish 2 - This type of training is provided by CU system for faculty and staff via SkillSoft.

classes, wishes granted

The ability to check out books on my nook.

e-books

reactivation of the Henry Stewart Talks

collection requests

Longer cafe hours

Stocking of all required text books

Stocking of most popular test prep books, like Case Files & PreTest

café, collection requests, textbooks

To have access to the Henry Stewart Talks that used to be available, and now we only have access for 5min. There are more than 80 series on different topics in Biomedical Sciences that can be beneficial for everybody in campus.

To have access to the Henry Stewart Talks that used to be available, and now we only have access for 5min. There are more than 80 series on different topics in Biomedical Sciences that can be beneficial for everybody in campus.

To have access to the Henry Stewart Talks that used to be available, and now we only have access for 5min. There are more than 80 series on different topics in Biomedical Sciences that can be beneficial for everybody in campus.

collection requests

hot water dispenser

lockers

bigger refrigerator

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

facility, refrigerator, microwave, water, wishes granted

Have electronic access to CRC online books (crcnetbase). http://www.crcnetbase.com/page/how_to_subscribe

Have electronic access to wiley online books. http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-406090.html

Have electronic access to Springer online books. http://www.springer.com/librarians/sales+contacts?SGWID=0-40797-0-0-0

collection requests, e-books

Clean tables outside to sit at.

Wipe off the tables outside.

Please, just keep the outdoor tables somewhat clean, they are filthy!

Wish 1 and 2 - We are purchasing wipes to leave on the patios so users can wipe down furniture.

facility, wishes granted

Please subscribe to International Archives of Allergy and Immunology http://www.karger.com/Journal/Home/224161

Please subscribe to Annals of Allergy Asthma and Immunology http://www.annallergy.org/

Please complete the above two wishes. Thanks much!

journals

Have longer library hours please (especially on the weekends Friday and Saturday)

Have more private rooms available during school hours.

Make the library available to only our campus students, since many non-students or non-Anschutz students come and take up a lot of our study rooms it makes it difficult for the campus students like I to have a comfortable study environment.

access eligibility, facility, hours, study rooms

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