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3D Printing Demo for Dental Students

3D print services in the Library are really taking off.  For this reason, staff librarians are offering more demonstrations for students to get up to speed with the process of creating 3D print objects for class assignments and individual research projects. Shown here with Dental Hygiene students are Kelley Minars, Creative Technologies Librarian, and John Weed, Head of Simulation and Immersion Technology.

For most of the current 3D print projects, there are no charges. The Library has, however, acquired a second 3D printer with more print options to meet the increasing demands. The new printer will use an increased variety of print filament and colors which may make it necessary to add a nominal charge for print projects using the new printer in the future.

For information on how to submit a file for 3D print projects click here.

Stay tuned for more 3D print announcements!

About the Libraries

The mission of the Libraries is to advance the teaching, research, patient care, and service programs of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the health care programs of South Texas by providing library services and access to biomedical information fundamental to maintaining health and treating and preventing disease.

The Libraries include the Dolph Briscoe, Jr. Library, the Laredo Regional Campus Library in Laredo, the Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive Research Library at the South Texas Research Park, and the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library.

Annual Reports

Services

Archives Projects

Cupples Casebooks 

Two handwritten casebooks by Texas surgeon George Cupples, complete with patient notes and reports on both medical and surgical cases between 1853 and 1867. Cupples was a Scotish-born surgeon who moved to Texas in 1844, and subsequently served as surgeon for the Texas Rangers in the Mexican War and then for the Confederate Army.

Founding Faculty Interviews

A series of interviews produced by the University of Texas Health Science Center, Development Office. The interviews are now part of the University Archives collection and can be viewed online through Internet Archive.

Historical Bexar County Medical Society Membership Records

Part of a Rescuing Texas History mini-grant, which helps fund the digitization of unique archival collections. These grants are funded by the University of North Texas Libraries and digitized collections are made available through the Portal To Texas History.

Historical Books about Texas

Part of a Rescuing Texas History mini-grant, which helps fund the digitization of unique archival collections. These grants are funded by the University of North Texas Libraries and digitized collections are made available through the Portal To Texas History.

Hurricane Beulah Photograph collection

A collection of photographs documenting the aftermath of Hurricane Beulah, which made landfall near the mouth of the Rio Grande River as a Category 3 hurricane on September 20, 1967. Hurricane Beulah caused extensive damage across South Texas, and left 10,000 refugees stranded for several weeks. Dr. Mario E. Ramirez was the only physician in the area, and was instrumental in the initial recovery process. The Hurricane Beulah project was funded a Library Technology Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM).

Louie Lapicque Papers

A collection of professional papers, research notebooks, and personal manuscripts of renowned, early 20th-century French physiologist Louis Lapicque. Louis Lapicque was a pioneer in the field of neural excitability. One of his main contributions was to propose the integrate-and-fire model of the neuron in an article published in 1907. This model is still one of the most popular models in computational and mathematical neuroscience. The Lapicque concepts of excitability and nerve transmission form a part of the basic framework of modern neurophysiology.

P.I. (Pat Ireland) Nixon Papers

A collection of personal papers, books, and photographs about the life of doctor P.I. Nixon. Dr. Nixon was a well-known physician in San Antonio who was a skillful writer and researcher, and is recognized as a prominent historian of Texas medicine. The P.I. Nixon Historical Library is the namesake of doctor P.I. Nixon.

Talks on History and Health

A collection of audio and video interviews, lectures and presentations on the history of medicine and healthcare.

Area Health Professional Service Area

Counties included in the UT Health Libraries service area for area health professionals (AHPs):

Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Frio, Jim Wells, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, Kleberg, LaSalle, Live Oak, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Nueces , Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Webb, Wilson, Zavala

For service outside of these counties, please contact your nearest medical library:

Houston Academy of Medicine Texas Medical Center Library — Houston

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Moody Medical Library — Galveston

University of North Texas Health Science Center Lewis Health Science Center Library — Fort Worth

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Library — Dallas

Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library — College Station

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Library of the Health Sciences — Lubbock

Scott & White Memorial Hospital Richard D. Haines Medical Library — Temple

Texas Medical Association Library — Austin

Attend a Records Management Class

Webinars

Email Management Webinar

Two part webinar developed by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission that discusses laws and rules regarding email as records, how to determine when an email is a record and how to identify which emails you should keep.  Shows one way to organize your inbox and productivity tips to make email use more efficient.  Click here to view webinars.

Planning an Imaging Project Webinar

Two part webinar developed by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission that discusses imaging projects for records – how to decide when to image records, the steps involved, equipment needed, etc.  Click here to view webinars.

Face-to-Face Classes

Records Management: Records Retention & Inventory

    Required for all Records Management Representatives. This class covers state laws regarding records management for state agencies, reasons we need to manage our records, how to interpret the Records Retention Schedule (RRS), how to use the online RRS to find the required retention period for records, how to fill out a Disposition Log, and how to do an inventory of department records.

Current schedule for face-to-face classes:

Records Management Class

Author Gary Taubes to Speak at 48th Annual Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Dinner

Gary Taubes is the co-founder and senior scientific advisor of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI). He’s an award-winning science and health journalist, the author of Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories, and a former staff writer for Discover and correspondent for the journal Science. His newest book, The Case Against Sugar, was published in 2016. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and Esquire, and has been included in numerous Best of anthologies, including The Best of the Best American Science Writing (2010). He has received three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of Science Writers. He is also the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research.

The dinner will be held this year on Friday, October 26th, at the San Antonio Food Bank, Valero Community Engagement Center, 5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy. The cost is $55 per person, $35 for students. Paid sponsorships for students are available on request. Advance registration is required. RSVP no later than Monday, October 15th. For more information, please contact Peg Seger at segerp@uthscsa.edu.

Sponsored by San Antonio Science, Mr. Taubes will also provide a special student talk on Friday, October 26th, in room 3.304 in the AltC from 2-3 p.m. For more information, please contact Eithan Kotkowski at Kotkowski@livemail.uthscsa.edu.

 

Best in State: San Antonio Annual Texas Health Literacy Conference

 

It is estimated that only 12% of American adults are considered proficient in the health literacy skills they need to effectively navigate and use our health care system. The Texas Health Literacy Conference, held annually in San Antonio for the past 13 years, is recognized as the top health literacy conference in the state. The conference is sponsored by the Bexar County Health Collaborative and the San Antonio Health Literacy Initiative, SAHLI.

The UT Health Briscoe Library supports the conference each year by demonstrating and promoting health literacy resources available from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). In addition, this year librarian Karen Barton (shown below) presented a poster on her National Network of Libraries of Medicine Award entitled The Youth Health Literacy Challenge: A Partnership between UT Health San Antonio Libraries, North East ISD, and the San Antonio Public Library. For the project award, Karen designed a calendar that elementary through high school-aged students can use to learn how to access nutritional resources and reliable health information from the NLM while working through fun and interactive exercises. She also presented on this project at the IIMS Community Engagement Symposium.

 

Borrowing by Distance Learning Students

Eligibility

UT Health Science Center students who meet the following eligibility requirements may request delivery of books and journal articles though the UT Health Libraries.

  • Students living outside of San Antonio or Laredo area who are currently enrolled in a UT Health Science Center school-sponsored course and are not attending any class that meets in person at least once a week.
  • Students and residents who are on rotation at sites outside San Antonio.
  • Doctoral candidates who have completed course work and are living outside San Antonio or Laredo area.

Library Account Registration

  • Students must have a library account and also an ILLiad account.
  • It is important to update your account with any changes to your email or snail mail address to ensure that alerts and materials will get to you in a timely manner.

Requesting Library Materials

  • Log in from off campus to access the library’s online resources, using the same UTHSCSA account login required for Blackboard use.
  • Use the library catalog  or e-Journals list to begin your search for books and journals.
  • Search library databases to identify specific journal articles on a topic.
  • Order print books and journal articles through the ILLiad system. Use one form per article and/or book.
  • Be familiar with guidelines on Copyright and Fair Use.

Loan Periods and Renewals

  • Standard loan periods apply and fines will be assessed for late items.
  • Books may be renewed online by logging in to your library account.

Types of Materials Eligible for Delivery

  • Print books, journal articles owned by UT Health Libraries. Contact the Library for more information.
  • Books, book chapters, journal articles not in the library’s collection, ordered through Interlibrary Loan—allow extra time for delivery.

Types of Materials Not Eligible for Delivery

  • Reference and Rare books are non-circulating.
  • Print Reserve materials cannot be borrowed, but chapters less than 50 pages can be delivered electronically.
  • Online course materials are available through Canvas.
  • Any electronic delivery that is subject to licensing or copyright restrictions.

 Alternatives to Borrowing from the UT Health Libraries

If you don’t want to wait for delivery from the UT Health Libraries, you may prefer to visit an academic library in your area. Most state university libraries are open to the public, and many in Texas allow UT Health borrowers to check books out under the TexShare program.

Additional Resources for Distance Learning Students

Check out the Resources for Students site for links to tipsheets, research tools, copyright guidelines and general library information.

Contact Us

Contact the Library for further information or if you have questions.

Branch Libraries, Outreach & Community Engagement: Peg Seger

Office Phone:  210-567-6398

Emergency Contact Information is on the Staff Intranet (not publicly available).

Duties related to Disaster Planning and Recovery

  • Coordinates communication with branch library staff during emergencies, keeping the Senior Director of Libraries informed of developments
  • Assures that branch library staff communicate with building administration at branch location regarding emergency preparedness and branch closures
  • Follows guidelines in the Business Continuity Plan; coordinates requests for literature searches and delivery of articles to health care personnel and emergency response teams as needed
  • Communicates with community partners to assess needs and offer assistance when appropriate.

 

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