No better place to climb the stairs

“I have worked for UNC-ITS for the last 26 years. My latest position is in the networking shop which takes me to every location on campus. In an effort to be more fit I usually take the stairs. There is no place better to climb or descend than HSL. I enjoy looking at the different postings in the stairwells and some even make me pause to think…Thank you for making a little extra effort enjoyable!”

-Gary DeHart


Humorous memes encourage patrons to use the stairs at the Health Sciences Library at UNC (HSL).


John Mark Bojanski wins University Research Day Award!

John Mark Bojanski, former Graduate Research Assistant at HSL, won two prestigious awards at UNC’s 2014 University Research Day on March 4.

John Mark won third place in the Humanities and Social Science juried category, and third place (out of 79) overall in the popular vote. Congratulations, John Mark!

John Mark Bojanski is a Master of Library Science candidate at the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS).

For more about University Research Day, see

John Mark Bojanski

John Mark Bojanski with his poster


I Love My HSL Posters and Whiteboards!

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Still MORE love notes!!!

Thanks HSL patrons!

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More love notes!

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Lots of love for HSL!

Here is a sample of the love notes we received over the past week.  Even though our users were dealing with a snowstorm, they took the time to write. Thanks!

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Thank you, Barbara Renner!

I would like to thank Barbara Renner for showing me Browzine to view library articles.  This is a useful tool  for students in the School of Medicine, faculty and staff to use.  I will gladly encourage others to download this application to assist them in their research.

– Teresa Richards, Staff, School of Medicine

Quick Comment: “HSL is an awesome place… staff are amazing”

HSL is an awesome place with a great atmosphere. I’m an older non-traditional medical student in my first year, and HSL is indispensable to me for study between lectures during the day, so I can go home to pick up my 6 month-old from daycare and have the evening relatively work-free. The staff are amazing and helpful, and I enjoy the atmosphere of seeing my classmates working here or getting a coffee from Friend’s Cafe. Thank you HSL for being a great resource for me and all my classmates.

– Jake, medical student

“I just wanted to rave about my experiences… thanks UNC!”

I just wanted to rave about my experience with the resources available to students through the library. I have used the “Chat with the Librarian” feature multiple times and I find it so helpful! The respondents have always been so kind and helpful, very happy and upbeat. You can tell they enjoy what they are doing by helping students. I really can’t say enough about the great experiences I have had. The people are so friendly, they always help with my issues, and they are so quick about finding my answers. I am so appreciative of this system and wanted to provide some strong positive feedback! Thanks UNC!

– Brittany Schwartz,  student, Public Health Health Policy & Management 


What Struck You?


What do you love about the HSL?  Share your “love notes” with us and we’ll include them on the I Love My HSL blog!  Three ways to share the love:

  • Go to (right here!) to enter a quick comment or story (anonymous contributions welcome)
  • Tweet comments, photos, or videos (< 1 min.) to @HSLUNC with #ilovemyhsl
  • Write your love note on one of the supplied valentines near the User Services desk.

Thank you!  Oh, one other thing. We love our patrons too!

Note: During the week of Valentine’s day HSL staff will circulate with cameras and recorders to ask patrons why they love the HSL. Participation is optional. Only selected quotes, images, and videos will be included on the blog.