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Friends of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Newsletter 2009

Friends of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Newsletter 2010

Friends of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Newsletter 2011

General Guidelines for Briscoe Library Group Rooms

  1. Due to limited availability, only UT Health Science Center (HSC) students, faculty, residents, and staff may use individual or group study rooms. Group study rooms (but not individual rooms) are available for reservation.
  2. Group Use Room Reservations can be made at any Service Desk in the Library or by phone at (210) 567-2440. Reservations may also be made electronically during the hours of 8 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday. You may be asked for a form of identification (i.e., HSC ID, driver’s license) to verify your HSC status. When making a reservation, be prepared to give one other person’s name in order to ensure that you or someone else are responsible to arrive at the reserved start time (see number 3*). REMINDER: Do not send electronic reservations outside of the indicated time frame. Email and instant messaging (IM) are monitored only during On-Call Librarian/Information open hours. Visit UT HSC Library Get Help Page for email address and IM information.
  3. All rooms available for group use (two or more people) can be used on a scheduled or unscheduled basis, with scheduled group use taking priority. *Room reservations made for group use become void if only one member of the group shows up. A group may not make multiple room reservations for the same time period.
  4. Reservations are made for one time use only. Other rooms in the HSC are more appropriate for recurring classes or meetings and should be reserved through Scheduling & Facilities Data Management at (210) 567-2655 or scheduling@uthscsa.edu.
  5. Reservations for group study will be accepted two hours before the needed time up to two weeks in advance of when the room is needed.
  6. Reservations will only be held for thirty minutes after the scheduled start time. If the “group” has not arrived within the grace period, the room becomes available for unscheduled use. Refer to #3.
  7. The Library is not responsible for unattended personal items.
  8. Requests for room use assistance and/or user verification should be directed to Library Staff on the 3rd floor.
  9. The Library reserves the right to refuse to reserve a room for any group or individual who abuses the facilities or policies.

(revised 9/25/09)

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getHIP 2008

Held on Saturday, June 7, 2008, in San Antonio, Texas the getHIP conference welcomed 121 school librarians, school nurses, teachers, school administrators, health educators, health sciences librarians and others to promote a coordinated approach to school health.

Photograph of getHIP 2008 lecture attendeesAt the conference, in addition to keynote and panel presentations, an “experience fair” allowed attendees to exchange ideas with colleagues from a variety of schools, libraries and other organizations engaged in schools and public health. Attendees also worked together in small group exercises to generate specific ideas for collaborating across professional lines to promote a team approach to school health, following the CDC’s “coordinated school health program” model.

Photograph of getHIP 2008 attendees visiting a booth

Conference Resources

Conference Goals

  • Discuss best practices relevant to school health and identify specific information resources;
  • Explore strategies for disseminating current information about school health issues and health careers; and
  • Identify specific opportunities for collaboration among school librarians, school nurses, teachers, school administrators, health educators, and health sciences librarians resulting in a team approach to school heath issues.

Second photograph of getHIP 2008 attendees at a boothContinuing Education

6 hours of continuing education credit were provided for nurses, school librarians and teachers.

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 with the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.

getHIP 2010

Goals

  • Increase awareness of health information resources especially relevant to students, teachers, and health professionals who work with them
  • Increase the capacity of librarians to develop career centers and promote health careers
  • Identify specific opportunities to develop a collaborative approach to the health issues of children and youth

Speakers Included

  • Dr. Pat Cooper – CEO/President of Early Childhood and Family Learning Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mario Martinez, MBA – San Antonio Metropolitan Health District
  • Ximena Urrutia-Rojas, DrPH, RN – UT Health Science Center at Houston
  • Paula Wissman, RN, MSN – Retired, Northside Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas
  • Amanda Lopez, BS, CHES – South Central Area Health Education Center
  • Ann Vickman, MLS – Biblioteca Las Américas, Mercedes, Texas

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 with the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.

getHIP 2010 Logos

 

Giving to the Libraries

How You Can Help

A gift to the UT Health Science Center Libraries is a gift that keeps on giving throughout the Health Science Center and beyond. Gifts will be used to support the library’s collection, services, and programs and will keep the UT Health Science Center Libraries in the forefront of 21st century libraries.

Gifts to the library can be designated as a lasting tribute or memorial to a family member, friend, or colleague. Tribute and memorial bookplates will be placed in appropriate books for donations of $50 or more. The Office of Institutional Advancement will acknowledge all gifts and will send an announcement to the honoree or other designee. Donors can identify whether they wish to become a Friend of the UT Health Science Center Libraries or a Friend of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, the history of medicine collection of the library. All gifts to the UT Health Science Center Libraries are tax deductible.

To Donate to the Library, Use the HSConnect Donate Link:

Donate to the Libraries

If you wish to donate using a UT Health Science Center project ID or check, please use the Giving to the Libraries form or contact the UT Health Science Center Libraries Administrative Office at 210-567-2407 or by email to tobia@uthscsa.edu.

Gifts of Books and Other Library Materials

The library accepts gifts and donations of books and other materials if these items are needed for the collection. In accepting these materials, the library retains the right to dispose of them if they duplicate existing materials or are outside of the library’s collection scope. Please contact John Weed, Head of Collection Resources, at 210-567-2479 or by email to weedj@uthscsa.edu if you are interested in donating materials to the UT Health Science Center Libraries.

 

Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr., 1923-2010

Photo of Dolph BriscoeThe UT Health Science Center library located on the Long Campus in San Antonio is named after Dolph Briscoe Jr., who served as the 41st governor of Texas from 1973 to 1979.

On November 14, 1985 a ceremony was held to dedicate the  library, which was  completed in 1983 after many years of planning.  Governor Briscoe was present at the event, along with his wife, UT System Regent Janey Briscoe; as well as John P. Howe, III, former president of the UT Health Science Center; Donald A.B. Lindberg, Director, National Library of Medicine; and Jess Hay, Chairman, The University of Texas System Board of Regents.

An excerpt from the dedication program speaks to Governor Briscoe’s commitment to education:

The library building at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is named to honor former Governor Dolph Briscoe, Jr.  Mr. Briscoe, Uvalde rancher, served as governor during 1973-79.  During his administration, the appropriation of funds for public and higher education increased.  Since leaving office, Governor Briscoe has been active in support of community service programs.

In announcing the dedication, the former Regents’ Chairman Jon Newton said, “No resource of any campus, whether it be academic or health-related, is of more importance than the library.  At the health science center in San Antonio, the library serves medical, dental, nursing, allied health and graduate students in the medical sciences.  It stands as a symbol of excellence in their continued quest for knowledge.”

What better honor than to dedicate a library of national distinction to an individual who has been so supportive of higher education.

From: Dolph Briscoe, Jr. Library:  Celebrating 20 Years of Service and Development,  November 14, 1985

The University’s news publication covered the dedication event on the front page of its November 22, 1985, issue, shown below:

Group and Individual Study Rooms at the Briscoe Library

Ready to study?  This page has a brief description of each study room at the Briscoe Library.  Remember, only group study rooms can be reserved for groups of two or more.  See the guidelines for details.

3rd Floor

3.114 Group table, chairs, wall mounted monitor, window
3.116 Group table, chairs, wall mounted monitor, window, white board
3.118 Group table, chairs, wall mounted monitor, window, white board
3.120 Group table, chairs, wall mounted monitor, window, white board
3.122 Group table, chairs, wall mounted monitor, window, white board
3.124 Group table, chairs, wall mounted monitor, window, white board
3.126 Group table, chairs, wall mounted monitor, window, white board
3.128 Group table, chairs, wall mounted monitor, window, white board
3.130 Group round table, chairs, wall mounted monitor, window, white board

4th Floor

4A Individual table, chair, window
4B Individual table, chair, window
4C Individual table, chair, window
4D Individual table, chair, window
4E Individual table, chair, window
4F Individual table, chair, window
4G Individual table, chair, window
4H Individual table, chair, window
4I Individual table, chair, window
4J Individual table, chair, window
4K Individual table, chair, window
4L Individual table, chair, window
4M Group table, chairs, chalkboard, no window

5th Floor

Room numbers were updated in March 2013.

5.010 / 5A Individual table with lamp, chair, window
5.012 / 5B Individual table with lamp, chair, window
5.014 / 5C Individual table with lamp, chair, window
5.016 / 5D Individual table with lamp, chair, window
5.018 / 5E Individual table with lamp, chair, window
5.020 / 5F Individual table with lamp, chair, window
5.022 / 5G Individual table with lamp, chair, window
5.024 / 5H Individual table with lamp, chair, window
5.026 / 5I Individual table with lamp, chair, window
5.028 / 5J Individual table with lamp, chair, window
5.030 / 5K Individual table with lamp, chair, window
3.032 / 5L Individual table with lamp, chair, window
5.034 / 5M Group table, chairs, wall mounted monitor, no window, white board wall
5.040 / 5N Group table, chairs, wall mounted monitor, window, white board wall
5.042 / 5P Group table, chairs, wall mounted monitor, window, white board wall
5.044 / 5Q Group table, chairs, wall mounted monitor, window, white board wall
5.046 / 5R Group table, chairs, wall mounted monitor, no window, white board wall
5.048 / 5S Group table, chairs, wall mounted monitor, no window, white board wall
5.050 / 5T Group table, chairs, wall mounted monitor, no window, white board wall
5.052 / 5U Group table, chairs, X-Ray view box, x-ray collection, no window, white board
5.053 / 5V Group table, chairs, wall mounted monitor, no window, white board