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

Circuit Librarian Health Information Network
Phone: (800) 421-2432 | (956) 365-8850
Fax: (210) 567-2473 | (956) 365-8856

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

Briscoe Library to Partner with SAPL on NPR Campus Community Book Club



The UT Health Science Center Briscoe Library and the San Antonio Public Library Forest Hills Branch are joining forces to start a new NPR (National Public Radio) Book Club as a community engagement project. There are many community issues that can benefit from engagement utilizing a book club as a platform for interaction and conversation. The club will meet once a month from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at either the Briscoe Library (room 4.074, the Collaboratory) or at the Forest Hills Library (5245 Ingram Rd). An NPR reviewed book will be featured at each meeting.

Do No Harm by Henry Marsh has been selected for the first meeting on September 17th, 6 -7 p.m., held at the Briscoe Library.

Do No Harm provides unforgettable insight into the countless human dramas that take place in a busy modern hospital.  Above all, it is a lesson in the need for hope when faced with life’s most difficult decisions.

A few copies are available at the Briscoe Library on a first come, first served basis. Other copies are available through the San Antonio Public Library. Contact Peg Seger for more details at (210) 567-6398 or

Those interested in taking part in this project can stop by either library to pick up a bookmark with dates, times, and location information.


Circuit Librarian Health Information Network (CLHIN) Staff

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


Peg Seger, Head of Outreach Services

Kathleen Carter, Assistant Director for the Ramirez Library at the RAHC, Harlingen, TX

Patrick Lemelle, Outreach Library Assistant

Contact Information

Circuit Librarian Health Information Network
Phone: (800) 421-2432
Fax: (210) 567-2463

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

CLHIN – Illiad Tip Sheet

New CLHIN – ILLiad tip sheet

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 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.View the CLHIN Users Guide (pdf)


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.

Laredo Library Staff Provides Summer AHEC Orientations & Tours


The Laredo Regional Campus Library staff has already been busy this summer providing orientations and tours for students attending the many summer programs offered by the Mid Rio Grande Valley Area Health Education Center (MRGV AHEC). It is hoped that many of these students will go on to careers as area health professionals in order to help reduce the lack of access to primary care in the Laredo area and surrounding border regions of Texas. Laredo is located in Webb County which is one of many South Texas counties designated as a medically underserved Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).

Library staff will also provide support for a new fellowship program in July, Epidemiology and Public Health Research. Planned in cooperation between the Laredo Regional Campus and Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), the program will be attended by 7 area high school students. Statistical software, SAS, has been installed on 4 desktops in the Library computer lab and 3 new book titles have been added to the Library collection in support of the program.

Laredo area 6th & 7th grade students attending an AHEC  summer science camp enjoy looking at the anatomical  models at the Laredo Regional Campus Library

Laredo area 6th & 7th grade students attending an AHEC
summer science camp enjoy looking at the anatomical
models at the Laredo Regional Campus Library

Erika Silva presents a Library orientation to over 75 MRGV  AHEC students attending a summer college preparatory  academy

Erika Silva presents a Library orientation to over 75 MRGV
AHEC students attending a summer college preparatory

Maria Cantu provides a library tour for over 30 AHEC  summer science camp students

Maria Cantu provides a library tour for over 30 AHEC
summer science camp students




Libraries Receive NN/LM 2015-2016 Resource Library Award





The UT Health Center Libraries have received a 2015-2016 Resource Library Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) South Central Chapter (SCR). The award supports outreach services provided to communities in a 33-county area in South Texas through the Briscoe Library in San Antonio, the Ramirez Library in Harlingen and Laredo Regional Campus Library. The mission of the NN/LM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to medical information and improving the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. As one of 8 NN/LM Resource Libraries in Texas, 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. Through outreach activities, the Libraries promote resources produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Three of the many resources include MedlinePlus for access to reliable consumer health information, WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders), and PubMed for access to over 24 million citations from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Many of the resources of the NLM are available as mobile apps or sites. Library services include a wide variety of activities including classes, demonstrations, and participation in health fairs, and professional conferences.


4/14-15/15: South Texas Hurricane Conference

4/14-15/15: South Texas Hurricane Conference

4/9/15: 2015 School of Science and Technology Career Fair

4/9/15: 2015 School of Science and Technology Career Fair


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.

Library Hosts Girl Scout Troop 128!


On September 17th, a very accomplished group of 5th and 6th grade girls from Troop 128 got some pointers from UT Health Science Center librarians about Internet Safety, Health Literacy, and Community Outreach. A special bookmark, shown here, was designed just for the occasion. The girls and their leaders are planning a return trip to learn more about how to do research for an upcoming community nutrition project. The project is part of the activities the girls will complete in working toward the Silver Award which is the highest award a Cadette can receive. Through the project, the girls will help a community by providing education about healthy food choices at a homeless shelter for women.

The girls also met with President William L. Henrich, M.D. during their campus visit and got a full tour of the Briscoe Library including the rare books in the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library and the new library 3-D printer in action. Girls from the troop attend Saint Matthew Catholic School and their troop leader, Sandra Sanchez-Reilly, M.D. is a member of the faculty at the UT Health Science Center. Troop co-leader Stephanie Rowan RN, MSN, is a research nurse at the School of Dentistry.

The Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, headquartered in San Antonio, serves over 23,500 Girl Scouts across 21 counties.

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