Library & Knowledge Services

About the Library

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


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
Senior Library Technician
Phone: 303.398.1484

Liz received her MS in Library Sciences in 2015. She has worked at National Jewish Health since 2010 and joined Library & Knowledge Services in April 2014. Liz manages interlibrary loan requests and serials acquisitions, and coordinates archival and special collections for the Library.


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.

  • The library has access to over 100 databases, including MEDLINE.  A complete list of databases is available in AllSearch.

  • 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 and use resources at UC-HSL, please complete a Patron Data Sheet, located at the library front desk.


Computer & Printer Access

The library maintains computers for faculty and staff. In the Health Information Center, two PCs are reserved for patients and their families. For all computers, a 45 minute limit will be imposed as needed. Printers are available for printing health and science-related information. Recreational use of the library's computers and printers is not allowed.


Remote Access

To access library databases or online journals and books when you are off-campus, you must 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.
  • Note: Best if you have a DSL or Cable Modem high-speed access.

To get a password to access Journals@Ovid remotely, email us.


Access to University of Colorado Health Sciences Library

  • If you have a joint faculty, research or student appointment with the University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Campus and National Jewish Health, you may have access to the University's Health Sciences Library resources.

  • You must be a primary user at the Health Sciences Library. To check your status, refer to HSL's Patron Categories page.

  • Many National Jewish Health Faculty fall into the category of "Regular UCD AMC Faculty Paid by Affiliate (National Jewish Health, VAMC, Denver Health, etc.)."

  • After being authorized, you can access the database and journal resources of the Health Sciences Library from the National Jewish Health campus or from home using your name and appointed User ID.


Technical Support

  • Contact the library for questions about our computers, printers, space or on-site access. x1482 or

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

Free Expert Search Services For National Jewish Health Employees

  • Be confident that your topic has been thoroughly searched. Information specialists will search Medline and other databases for you at no charge, usually with same day delivery.

  • Evidence for patient care and policy decisions.

  • Comprehensive reviews for research, including IACUC and IRB protocols and continuing reviews.

  • Health information for patients.

  • Request a search.


Consultations for National Jewish Health employees and patients

  • Find solutions to information overload.

  • Devise research strategies, access pertinent literature and organize information efficiently.

  • EndNote and other work flow technologies.

  • Contact us to schedule a consultation.