Library Outreach

Become a CLHIN Member

CLHIN Membership Information

If you are a hospital or clinic interested in becoming part of the CLHIN Information Network*, please contact us:

Peg Seger, Head of Outreach Services
E-mail: segerp@utscsa.edu

Circuit Librarian Health Information Network
Phone: (800) 421-2432 | (956) 365-8850
Fax: (210) 567-2473 | (956) 365-8856
Email: clhin@uthscsa.edu

*CLHIN services are priced depending on size of hospital (number of beds) and other considerations.

Circuit Librarian Health Information Network (CLHIN) Staff

CLHIN’s knowledgeable and dedicated staff are here to help you.

CLHIN Staff

Peg Seger, Head of Outreach Services
E-mail: segerp@utscsa.edu

Kathleen Carter, Assistant Director for the Ramirez Library at the RAHC, Harlingen, TX
E-Mail: carterk3@uthscsa.edu

Patrick Lemelle, Outreach Library Assistant
E-Mail: lemellep@uthscsa.edu

Contact Information

Circuit Librarian Health Information Network
Phone: (800) 421-2432
Fax: (210) 567-2463
E-Mail: clhin@uthscsa.edu

Briscoe Library, San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 567-2400
Fax: (210) 567-2473

Ramirez Medical Library at the RAHC, Harlingen
2102 Treasure Hills
Harlingen, TX 78550
Phone: (956) 365-8850
Fax: (956) 365-8856

Regional Campus Library, Laredo
1937 E. Bustante St.
Laredo, TX 78041
Phone: (210) 567-3704
Fax: (210) 523-7426

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CLHIN Affiliated Hospitals and Clinics

Doctors Hospital
10700 McPherson Rd
Laredo TX, 78045

Edinburg Regional Medical Center
1102 W Trenton Road
Edinburg, TX 78539

Knapp Medical Center
1401 East 8 St.
Weslaco, TX 78596

McAllen Family Medical Residency Program
205 E. Toronto
McAllen, TX 78503

Mission Regional Medical Center
900 S. Bryan Road
Mission TX, 78572

San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
332 W. Commerce St.
San Antonio, TX 78205

Uvalde Memorial Hospital
1025 Garner Field Rd.
Uvalde TX, 78801

CLHIN Member Services

Member Services

The Circuit Librarian Health Information Network (CLHIN) provides ready access to medical library services, continuing education opportunities to nurses, and workshops on evidence based practice to all participating hospitals’ physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and administrative staff.

Request Items

CLHIN Library services provide immediate access to medical library services in the absence of a fully staffed and equipped in-house library. Articles are provided from UT Health Science Center Libraries’ collection of over 4,000 journal titles and searches are conducted by professional librarians on MEDLINE and other medical databases.

Education

Continuing Nursing Education

We teach courses on health information resources that are approved for 1.0 CNE contact hour. Nursing contact hours have been approved through the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Contact us to have a class taught at your organization.

Ask a Librarian

The CLHIN Staff is here for you. When you have questions or would like guidance on information resources on topics ranging on anything from health care reform to historical and current events in health issues to research trends, the CLHIN staff is here to assist you. We are also available to offer instructional programs on or demonstrations of MEDLINE and other healthcare databases. For questions about any of the Circuit Librarian Program’s services contact us at 800-421-2432.

Library and Outreach Services

Library staff provide services to assist library users from the UT Health Science Center and the community in finding and managing health sciences information resources efficiently. Circulation Desk staff are available during regular hours of operation to answer basic questions and help with locating items in the collection. Librarians at the Briscoe Library are on call Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to provide assistance with in-depth consultations and one-on-one instruction in using databases and resources.  Library staff in Laredo and at the Ramirez Library in Harlingen are available Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Librarians can also be reached by telephone, email and instant messaging.

November 15th ACA Enrollment at the Laredo Regional Campus Library

For the second time this year, the Laredo Regional Campus Library has hosted an Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment event for residents of Laredo and Webb County. The event was sponsored in collaboration between the UT Health Science Center Libraries, the 28th District Congressional Office of Representative Henry Cuellar, the Mid Rio Grande Valley (MRGV) Area Health Education Center (AHEC), and the South Texas Development Council. Other organizations belonging to the Enroll Webb County Coalition, and the Laredo Health Coalition also participated.

Congressman Cuellar, along with Laredo area hospital CEOs, was on site to promote the event through local TV and newspaper coverage. A number of area ACA Certified Application Counselors and Navigators provided counseling and enrollment assistance to over 50 registered families who attended the event from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. MRGV AHEC students assisted attendees with setting up email accounts in preparation for ACA Enrollment.

 

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Sign-up for CLHIN Services

Welcome to CLHIN!

For Future Members

Membership in CLHIN fulfills the JCAHO requirements for library service by providing staff with MEDLINE and other database searches, copies of articles, books and audiovisual materials from the collection at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio’s Briscoe Library, the Ramirez Medical Library at the Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen, and through interlibrary loan from other libraries. Become a CLHIN Member.

For Current Members

The Circuit Librarian Health Information Network (CLHIN) provides ready access to medical library services for the physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and administrative staff of participating institutions in the absence of a fully staffed and equipped in-house library.

 

SMILE: Sharing MedlinePlus/MEDLINE for Information Literacy Education

Photograph of librarian Julie Gaines teaching a group of dental health workersThe SMILE project is a partnership among the UT HSC Libraries, the Gateway Clinic in Laredo, and the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District. SMILE addresses information-access components of Healthy People 2010 and oral-health objectives specified in Healthy Border 2010. The project focuses on improving South Texas public health dental practitioners’ and community health workers’ (“promotores”) awareness of and access to reliable information resources, as well as integrating the best evidence from these resources into their public health dental practice and educational activities. The SMILE project provides information literacy skills needed for lifelong learning. By equipping practitioners with these skills they can impact the lives of patients and their families.

Proposal

Poster

Tutorial

Final Report

 

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. N01-LM-6-3505 under the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.

 

UT Health Science Center Libraries Outreach Services

South Texas Outreach

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The UT Health Science Center Libraries are nationally recognized for their outreach services which seek to improve access to health information in South Texas communities. In 1993 librarian Mary Jo Dwyer received the first Michael DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award from the Friends of the National Library of Medicine. In 2009 Greysi Reyna, Assistant Director for the Ramirez Library at the Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen, received the same award. In 2004 the Institute of Museum and Library Services recognized UT Health Science Centers Ramirez Library by awarding them the National Award for Museum and Library Service in recognition of their service to the Lower Rio Grande Valley community.

The goal of the UT Health Science Center Libraries’ outreach initiative is twofold: (1) to provide health professionals with the means to support evidence-based practice, and (2) to provide health care consumers with the tools to make informed health care decisions.

The Libraries are strong advocates for improved access to health information as a cornerstone for community health and empowerment. Services include training in effective literature retrieval, literature searches conducted by medical librarians, article delivery, outreach to consumers and community-based organizations, and circuit librarian services to hospitals, clinics and other organizations. Much of this work is supported with grants and contracts from federal agencies and private foundations.

In addition to the Briscoe Library in San Antonio, the UT Health Science Center Libraries  include the Mario E. Ramirez, M.D. Library in Harlingen, the Laredo Regional Campus Library, the Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive Research Library at the Texas Research Park.