HSLS Staff News

The HSLS Staff News section includes recent HSLS presentations, publications, staff changes, staff promotions, degrees earned, etc.


Charles Wessel, formerly head of Hospital Services, will now serve as head of Access Services. His areas of responsibility include the library’s circulation and document delivery departments, as well as stacks and space management, and onsite and remote storage facilities.


Jonathon Erlen, history of medicine librarian, served as a major contributor to “ISIS Current Bibliography of the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences 2011.”  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.

Leslie Czechowski, assistant director, Special Projects, Malgorzata Fort, head, Digital Resource Development, and Geoffrey Spear, metadata manager, published “Implementing a New ERMS & Link Resolver to Better Manage E-Resources” in Serials Review, 2012.


Jonathon Erlen, history of medicine librarian, presented a talk, “Human Experimentation in 20th Century American Medicine: Myths and Realities,” at the Honors College and History Department, Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Meyers, FL, on January 27, 2012, and at the Department of General Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, on March 1, 2012.

Classes May-June 2012

HSLS offers classes on database searching, software applications such as Adobe Photoshop, bibliographic management, molecular biology and genetics, and library orientations. For more information, visit the online course descriptions.

Classes are held on the first floor of Falk Library (200 Scaife Hall) in Classroom 1 and Conference Room B. All classes are open to faculty, staff and students of the schools of the health sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.

No registration is required for any of these classes. Seating for classes is first-come, first-served, until the class is full. Classes marked with an asterisk (*) qualify for American Medical Association Category 2 continuing education credit.

Class schedules are subject to change. Please consult the online class calendar for the most current information.

You will need a valid Pitt ID or e-mail address to attend these classes.


Introduction to HSLS Resources and Services at Falk Library

(Meet inside entrance to Library)

Monday, May 14 9-10 a.m.

Also offered upon request to groups or individuals. Call 412-648-8866.


Painless PubMed* (Falk Library Classroom 1)

Friday, May 4 2-3 p.m.
Thursday, May 10 8-9 a.m.
Wednesday, May 16 11 a.m.-noon
Monday, May 21 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 29 1-2 p.m.
Wednesday, June 6 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Friday, June 15 9-10 a.m.
Tuesday, June 19 4-5 p.m.
Thursday, June 28 noon-1 p.m.


Cancer Informatics* (Falk Library Conference Room B)

Wednesday, May 9 1-3 p.m.

Introduction to CLC Main Workbench* (Falk Library Classroom 2)

Wednesday, June 20 1-3 p.m.


EndNote Basics (Falk Library Classroom 2)

(Note: This class is usually full. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance to ensure seating.)

Monday, May 21 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, June 12 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

PowerPoint for Beginners (Falk Library Classroom 1)

Monday, May 7 noon-2 p.m.

Advanced PowerPoint for Presentations(Falk Library Classroom 2)

Monday, May 21 noon-2 p.m.

The WOW Factor: PowerPoint for Posters(Falk Library Classroom 2)

Monday, June 4 noon-2 p.m.


Customized classes can be developed for your department, course, or other group.


These online tutorials provide information on getting started at HSLS, focusing on the Web site and popular resources.