Library & Knowledge Services

About the Library

1400 Jackson St.
Goodman Bldg, Rm K104
Denver CO, 80206-2671
Phone: 303.398.1482
Fax: 303.270.2149
M-F: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Shandra Protzko, MS, AHIP

Shandra Knight, MS
Library Director
Phone: 303.398.1483

Shandra oversees the management of the library services, space and collections. Her current interests focus on professional society guideline development and evidence based medicine. View CV.

Liz Kellermeyer

Liz Kellermeyer, MSLS
Biomedical Research Librarian
Phone: 303.398.1343

Liz has worked at National Jewish Health since 2010 and joined Library & Knowledge Services in April 2014. Liz performs expert literature searches, including those required for the IRB and IACUC. She helps provide research contribution metrics and offers personalized and class instruction on database use and EndNote.

Nitzan Watman
Senior Library Technician
Phone: 303.398.1484

Nitzan joined Library & Knowledge Services in 2016. She coordinates interlibrary loan requests and processes and circulates library materials for patients and researchers. View Nitzan’s posts on the library blog.

  • The Library has 4,500 print books and over 200 electronic books.
  • The Library purchases over 300 core electronic journals.

  • The Library maintains 20 print journal subscriptions for browsing, and holds 10,000 bound journal volumes from 1947-1966 in core subjects. Other bound journals are held for 20 years.

  • Clinical reference books are available in print and online.

  • Consumer Health Information information can be found online and in the building, in the Helen L. Rider Health Information Center.

Vision & Mission

We support the clinical, research, and educational programs of National Jewish Health as a preeminent health  care institution. Our mission is to provide accurate and timely information, where and when it is needed, in the most useful format.

We pursue this mission by providing access to worldwide biomedical information networks and supplying an organized collection of electronic and print materials. We support informed patient care, provide current information for the conduct of novel, basic, translational, and clinical research, and provide educational resources for health care and research professionals.

Our Values


  • We adhere to the highest standards of fairness, justice and equality in our work.
  • We relate to each other with honesty and candor.
  • We maintain a strong work ethic, taking responsibility for our work and actions, keeping our word, and following through on our commitments.


  • We treat everyone with equal consideration and courtesy.
  • We encourage differences in perspective and maintain an openness to new ideas and adventures.
  • We engage others with compassion, empathy and tolerance.
  • To reach our full potential in intellectual vitality, innovation and flexibility, we are committed to an environment that is inclusive and diverse.


  • We are committed to excellence.
  • We employ the best tools, people and resources to accomplish our work.
  • We are dedicated to ongoing learning for individual and organizational growth.
  • We continuously improve our processes, procedures, and services to exceed the expectations of those we serve.

Creativity and Flexibility

  • We meet the changing needs of the library and its users by developing innovative solutions, practices, and services in a creative work environment.
  • We support flexibility, collaboration, and openness to new ideas and practices.

Open Communication

  • We promote an environment where communication is encouraged, open, and two-way.
  • We share information that keeps stakeholders actively involved in decisions and actions that affect the success of the Library, because we recognize the importance of institution-wide participation.

Library Access

The Library is reserved for patients and their families, employees and affiliates. Employees have 24/7 access to the library with an ID badge. Due to our limited staff and resources, we are unable to support daily computer, copier, phone or fax use by guests who are not otherwise visiting campus for their daily appointments. To check out materials complete a Patron Data Sheet, located at the library front desk.

Computer & Printer Access

The library maintains computers for faculty and staff. Two PCs in the Health Information Center are reserved for patients. For all computers, a 45 minute limit will be imposed as needed. Printers are available for printing health and science-related information. Recreational or non-health research related use of the library's computers and printers is prohibited.

Remote Access

To access library resources from off-campus, use VPN or request an Ovid log-in.

Request VPN access to the National Jewish Health Network

  • Have a National Jewish Health email Address.
  • Use the IST work form and submit a request for VPN access.

Access to University of Colorado Health Sciences Library

  • Many National Jewish Health Faculty fall into the category of "Regular UCD AMC Faculty Paid by Affiliate (National Jewish Health, VAMC, Denver Health, etc.)." If you have a joint faculty, research or student appointment with the UCD and NJH, you may have access to the University's Health Sciences Library (HSL) resources.
  • To check your status, visit Patron Categories page.
  • After being authorized, you can access resources HSL from the NJH campus, or from home using your name and appointed User ID.

Technical Support

  • Contact Information Services for help setting up VPN Access IS Help Form (available on the Spyderweb).