Want to Contribute?

If you would like to add something as a post. Send us an e-mail at scouncil@ohsu.edu. with the subject "post request"

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Interlibrary Loan

Free ILL for OHSU students!
Starting April 1, 2012, OHSU Library will no longer charge students for ILL requests!*
To request items, students need an ILL Express account. Once registered, requesting articles is simple. To order articles from OHSU Library databases, simply click on the blue "Find it at OHSU Library" button, then click on the Interlibrary Loan link. Log into your ILL Express account (only need to do once) and hit the Submit button. Your request has been submitted!
Did You Know?
• The cost to OHSU Library to fill an ILL request can range from $8.50 to $90.00, with the average cost being $17.50.
• The average turnaround time for an article is 2-3 days; with times varying from 2 hours to 2-3 weeks, depending on the library that is filling your request.
• Because books need to be shipped, the average turnaround time for print or audiovisual materials is 1-4 weeks. The average turnaround time for print or audio visual materials requested through Summit (free!) is 4-5 days.
*The fine print
• Free ILL requests are capped at 10 requests per quarter. This cap was set based on the Free ILL pilot project conducted from September – December 2011. Most students ordered one or two articles, with the average number of requests per student being 4.5. The fee for additional requests is $2.00/request.
• RUSH charges remain at $10.00 per request. This is because the OHSU Library has to pay a premium to the lending library for rush services.
• We regret that the library cannot process RUSH requests for text books.
• The Library will not process free requests for leisure reading. Summit (free & fast!) is a good source for novels, popular reading, CDs and DVDs.
• Students may not use departmental alias/FAIDS to pay for requests that exceed the quarterly cap. If departmental accounts are used, the cost is $10.00/request.
• If you are an OHSU employee who requests materials for a department and a currently enrolled OHSU student, please set up two ILL Express accounts, so that you will not be charged departmental fees ($10.00/request) when you are requesting as a student. Call 503-494-2399 or email libdoc@ohsu.edu if you have questions or concerns about this.
• Please note that Document Delivery (scanned PDFs provided from print items in the OHSU Library collection) fees are still $10.00/request, unless you are a student enrolled in a distance program.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Student eBook Survey

We want to hear from YOU!  OHSU Library is interested in how, when and why students use electronic books. The goal of this survey is to:
- Determine awareness level among students of e-book availability
- Identify motivation for students to use e-books
- Understand how and when students access e-books
We value your time and the effort it takes to fill out this survey. It is brief and should take 10 minutes or less to complete. If you complete the survey and give us your name you will be entered into a drawing for one of four $25.00 Amazon gift cards.
The survey will run through March 5th and can be found here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/StudentEbookUse
Please feel free to distribute this information widely throughout the OHSU STUDENT community.
Questions? Contact :
Kristi DeShazo, MLIS
Acquisitions & E-Resources Librarian
Assistant Professor
Oregon Health & Science University Library
503 494 1637

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Beginning April 1, 2012 student significant other (STSO) monthly dues will drop from $65 per month to $45 per month. We will notify the current student significant others of the reduced dues. We will continue the same requirements; limiting to one significant other and same residence.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Feb Yoga

Monday, Feb 6th @ 7pm

Blazers vs Thunder @ OHSU Student Center
Students & spouses welcome
Food and beverages provided!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Shamrock Run 2012

Team registration has opened up for the 2012 Shamrock Run! If you would like to participate with Team OHSU / DCH this year, please enter our team number 5520 in the Team Registration Number field when registering on-line at: http://www.shamrockrunportland.com/. Not only will you receive $5 off your individual registration fee, but $6 from each entry will be donated to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Registration deadline is February 14.

Event information:
Sunday, March 18
Waterfront Park -- Downtown Portland
5k, 8k and 15k Races
5k Fitness Walk and 1k Kids Run/Walk

For information about joining Team OHSU/DCH (even if you’ve already registered individually) please contact Mallory Tyler at tylerma@ohsu.edu. If you are interested in volunteering, register here: http://www.shamrockrunportland.com/help/volunteers

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

January Meeting Minutes

SC January Meeting Minutes

December Meeting Minutes

SC December Meeting Minutes

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Blazer OHSU Night Feb 16th

-take pictures on the court
-shoot free-throws
-talk to your class representative about helping at the patient education table before the game and during half time

Get tickets ASAP, they will only be held for a week!

OHSU Library All-Hill Student Open House – Wednesday, February 15

OHSU students! The OHSU Library is having a Mardi Gras party for YOU on Wednesday, February 15 from 4-6 p.m. Please join us in the OHSU Library for free food, beer, prizes and fun getting to know your librarians. We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Student Health Symposium 1/21/12

Student Health Policy Symposium
Saturday, January 21, 9-1 pm
OHSU School of Nursing
Please RSVP using Google Docs:

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Health Literacy Conference, Friday, 3/9/2012 @ MAC Club

[HLIB-NW] Health Literacy Conference, Friday, March 9th in Portland Oregon

Low health literacy is an exploding public health crisis and a cause of health disparities in our country. People with low health literacy are not able to read and use basic instructions and information to make healthcare decisions. The National Patient Safety Council states that no other single issue has a greater impact on health status.

Legacy Health, together with community partners, is hosting the first Oregon and SW Washington Health Literacy Conference Making it Clear on Friday, March 9, 2012 in Portland. National and local experts will share research and evidence-based practices to help increase health literacy and improve quality, safety and outcomes for all.

The conference web site is located at www.legacyhealth.org/healthliteracyconference , where you can find the conference brochure and registration information.

Target attendees for the conference include all who interact with patients in the health care environment; representatives from health plans, community-based and social service organizations; literacy educators; librarians; academics and policy makers. CME and CE credits are offered.