Library News

Ginko plant (Strauss Wisneski Lecture Series logo)

You're invited to the next Strauss-Wisneski Virtual Lecture on Whole Person Pain Care: Integrative Models in a Federally Qualified Health Center and the Veterans Health Administration.

Presenters: John Finnell, ND, PhD(C), MPH, LAc and Sharad Kohli, MD
Date and Time: Friday, June 16, 2023, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. MST
Zoom Access:

Four puzzle pieces creating a circle with the words Mission, Vision, Values, Goals represented by pieces.

Our library users are at the heart of every decision we make. We strive to be a trusted partner for our CU students, staff, faculty and affiliates. With that in mind, we have updated our Mission statement: We link people with health sciences resources to advance learning, care, research and community. 

We have also revised our Vision, Values and Goals. To see our revised statements, please visit


CU Anschutz students posing for graduation photo

Congratulations class of 2023! As you transition into the next phase of your life, keep in mind that your access to the library's databases will soon expire. But don't worry, we've got you covered. A few of our database vendors make it possible to extend access for those resources to our alumni from home. But you need to complete one easy step to gain access.

Record Now equipment set-up in studio room.

Do you need to create a video but you do not have the space or equipment? Do you need to create a video introduction for an online course? The library has a solution for you!
Record Now is the Do-It-Yourself recording studio available to anyone affiliated with the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The studio has the capacity to do green or blue screen recordings with a touch screen display. 

What can I do in the Record Now Studio?

Employment opportunity, Health Sciences Library is hiring student workers

Are you a University of Colorado Student and interested in having a flexible job on campus? The Strauss Health Sciences Library is currently hiring work study eligible students for our Student Assistant II position. The position currently pays $15 an hour, and you must be able to work at least one shift a week. As a Student Assistant II you will provide assistance to library patrons by operating the service desk, providing limited technology support, and assisting with collection maintenance.  

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

Check Out VR!

The library has Meta Quest VR headsets for you to check out! The headsets feature 3D Organon Virtual Anatomy software, and games such as Golf and the Beat Saber demo.

What other types of VR software would you like to see on these headsets?  Categories include job training, exercise, mindfulness/stress reduction, and more!

Lori at the Gates of the Arctic National Park

The Strauss Library welcomes our new faculty member, Lori Micho. She is the Special Collections Librarian in the Collection Management department.

What is your position title and what interested you about this role?

Franklin T10 Mobile Hotspot

Do you need fast, reliable, and free Wi-Fi? Check out a T-Mobile Hotspot from Strauss Library! 

Mobile hotspots are a great way to have portable Wi-Fi access. They allow you to connect multiple devices at once including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and any other device that connects wirelessly to the internet. They provide no-hassle Wi-Fi, allowing “on the go” convenience wherever you live, work or travel.  

Treadmill desk available in the Strauss Library to walk, work, study.

Be active and stay in motion while you study at one of the walk stations in Strauss Library. Instead of sitting while you work, you can set up your laptop and materials on the height-adjustable desk of a walk station. The library offers six walk stations throughout the building. There are three stations on the first floor, one on the second floor in the Study Zone, and two walk stations on the third floor of the library. The stations are a great way to keep active and get some exercise while you work.

Archival display of Dr. Comstock photo and items from during and after WWII.

On December 7th, 1941, the Empire of Japan attacked the United States at Pearl Harbor, beginning the US involvement in World War II, which had been raging in Europe and Asia since the late 1930s. The Japanese also invaded the Philippines in December, 1941. Although US forces continued to fight until May of 1942, 72,000 American and Filipino soldiers were captured on April 9th. One of the American soldiers captured was Dr. Jack Comstock, a 1938 graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine.