Library Wishes

If the Library Genie granted you one library wish, what would it be?

Wishes accepted from October 21 - November 15, 2019

Be sure to check back at this page to see wish responses!

Wish Responses


Category Stats


Status Results

60 Pending Wishes
76 Granted Wishes
56 Not Granted Wishes
192 Total Wishes
Not Granted

Not granted. Remote access to the library's licensed online resources is limited to university affiliated users. Read more about our library access policy here. We encourage you to speak to your residency director about access to necessary resources for your training.

access eligibility
Wish I could have access to Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination. Being a resident of Internal Medicine of one of the college in rural Nepal, it's difficult to get much resources for study.
Granted

Your wish is granted! Two nap pods are available 24/7 to CU Anschutz badged students, staff, and faculty in the Study Zone on the 2nd floor. Happy napping!

facility
Designated nap area (possibly similar to the ones found in some international airports). A lot of students push very hard and having a quiet dark place to catch a power nap when needed would be incredibly beneficial.
Not Granted

Your wish can not be granted. The library uses the funds collected from printing to cover the cost of paper, ink and printer rental and maintenance. We assess these costs regularly in order to ensure that we only charge enough to cover the expense of the service.

printing
Free printing or at least a certain number of pages are free and then you pay for the excess that you use.
Granted

Genie agrees; the older chairs in the library need to be replaced! We will add this to the library’s wish list. The library last replaced 100 chairs on the first floor in 2018 and, last year, we replaced all the tables and chairs in the Reading Room. Before that, we completed a major renovation that created the Study Zone. We will look for funding to replace the rest of the rolling chairs on 2nd and 3rd floors next.

furniture
New rolly chairs in the study rooms (some of them are very old and very uncomfortable).
Granted

Starting January 2020, we are working with the Alumni Office to offer online access for all alumni to a limited number of databases: Sage, Annual Reviews, Project Muse, JoVE, and JAMA. More info and Registration here. Please note that we are limited to only a few publishers and vendors that will allow us to provide access to alumni, since they hope you or your future employers will pay for licensed access to online databases, journals, and e-books.

alumni access
I wish after I graduate (May 2020) I could continue to have access to this library. It is the best one I have used! I will miss it desperately. Please? Alumni status?
Pending
computer software
Can the adobe acrobat pro 2017 in the library computers be replaced with one with functions to edit files? Editing files is the basic function which is needed in a public library. Thank you.
Not Granted

Thank you for your wish. Currently the library does not have funds to do this, but we will put this item on our future planning list for upgrades in the building.

facility
Blinds for the some of the glass study rooms! Or opaque glass to make it less visible.
Pending
e-books
Please make the following books available to read online: - ISBN: 978-0323401159 (Miller Basics of Anesthesia) - ISBN: 978-1119055525 (Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology: For Nursing & Healthcare Students) Thank you!
Not Granted

Thank you for submitting your wishes!  The library isn’t able to subscribe to the resource in FY20.  We will add the item in our file and review it again in FY21, or when our collection budget improves. In the meantime, if you haven't, you might consider a lab subscription to BioRender, as it is only $99/year for 5 seats.

computer software
I wish for institutional access to BioRender software to enhance scientific presentations and papers
Not Granted

Thank you for submitting your wishes! The library isn’t able to subscribe to the resource in FY20. We will add the item in our file and review it again in FY21, or when our collection budget improves. You can suggest specific items be added to our collection any time of the year, using our Suggest an item form. Even if we can’t purchase your request right away, we will add it to our wish list for when funds become available.

collection requests
The library does not have much for the management and care of animals in research. "Management of Animal Care and Use Programs in Research, Education and Testing" CU is huge in biomed research advancement but minimal books are in the library for use.
Not Granted

Thank you for submitting your wish. The library is not able to subscribe to this resource in FY20. We will add the item in our file and review it again in FY21, or when our collection budget improves.You can suggest specific items be added to our collection any time of the year, using our Suggest an item form. Even if we can’t purchase your request right away, we will add it to our wish list for when funds become available.

collection requests
The library does not have much for the management and care of animals in research. "Management of Animal Care and Use Programs in Research, Education and Testing" CU is huge in biomed research advancement but minimal books are in the library for use.
Granted

An improved library website will launch in early 2020 and we can build a resource page for distance students there. Until then, try these options:

  1. Online chat for help
  2. Use our Ask Us form to send an email to a member of the library staff:
  3. Schedule a 1 on 1 consultation (via Zoom teleconferencing software) for things like EndNote support or searching PubMed.
  4. Finally, the Library 101 suite of online tutorials provides a wealth of information about library tools and resources.
website
Provide a clear method to find distance learning resources. Whether these are specific videos, training classes via ZOOM, or using some of the existing online materials you currently provide. Organized them such that distance students can find easily
Not Granted

Not granted. The furniture featured in the link you provided is a pilot design in a public library, so not available to us. We’re not sure where we would put these and how disruptive having children in the library would be. However, we will add a question to our occasional user surveys asking about something like a portable playpen you could check out from our service desk and use in an enclosed study room.

furniture
Provide parent-friendly workspaces in the library with a small play area next to a computer station to make the library more parent-friendly. See example: https://www.facebook.com/HenricoLibrary/photos/a.2763485486997695/2763486353664275/?type=3&theater
Not Granted

Thank you for submitting your wishes! The library isn’t able to subscribe to the resource in FY20. We will add the item in our file and review it again in FY21, or when our collection budget improves. You can suggest specific items be added to our collection any time of the year, using our Suggest an item form. Even if we can’t purchase your request right away, we will add it to our wish list for when funds become available.

collection requests
Access to more laser related journals
Pending
collection requests
I wish for the Social Explorer database (www.socialexplorer.com). It summarizes demographic, economic, health and housing data across geographic areas. It is useful for the study of social aspects of health disparities, particularly in Public Health.
Pending
classes
Advanced EndNote
Pending
collection requests
Brandon Sanderson books and other fantasy books.
Pending
collection requests
King Killer Chronicles
Not Granted

Genie cannot grant this wish. Campus Facilities has reviewed this option many times. The Library has passed along this comment which also comes in regularly via our Tell Us customer comment board.  For reasons of cost, additional fixtures, plumbing problems, etc. campus Facilities has decided not to provide toilet seat covers in any campus restrooms.

facility
Toilet Seat Cover
Not Granted

Thank you for submitting your wishes! The library isn’t able to subscribe to the resource in FY20. We will add the item in our file and review it again in FY21, or when our collection budget improves. You can suggest specific items be added to our collection any time of the year, using our Suggest an item form. Even if we can’t purchase your request right away, we will add it to our wish list for when funds become available.

collection requests
More resources for USMLE Step (Pathoma, Boards and Beyond)
Not Granted

Genie says we will try. The library’s coffee vending machine is provided through a campus contracted vending company. Vending contracts are managed by the University Facilities Dept. and we will share your concerns with them. While not perfect, the coffee machine at current cost may be the best that can be provided. However, we will pass along the comment and maybe time has come for a newer one.

vending machines
Please provide another coffee machine that will dispense fresh hot coffee as the one on the first floor occasionally doesn't work well.

Past Wishes

In 2018, the Library Genie granted 40 wishes, including:

  • Portable fans, lamps, moveable whiteboards, and other useful gadgets that you can check out from our Service Desk and use anywhere in the library.
  • Online Library 101 tutorials, useful for distance students and anyone needing a quick review of using the library’s resources.
  • Intro to R/RStudio classes, as well as Data Visualization classes offered monthly.