About the Library

Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive Research Library

 

Monday-Friday Saturday & Sunday
8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed

What is available at the TRP Library?

The library has full access to the electronic resources licensed by the UT Health Science Center Libraries.

The TRP Library collects books in the research areas of the Texas Research Park including:

  • aging
  • DNA repair
  • infectious lung diseases
  • tuberculosis
  • laboratory manuals
  • molecular oncology
  • vaccines and animal models for aging and cancer

New purchase suggestions should be sent to John Weed. Please use the self checkout binder to remove books from the Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive Research Library. Regular lending periods apply.

Where is the TRP Library?

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The Jesse H. Jones Comprehensive Research Library is located in the SBC Conference Center, at the Texas Research Park, 15355 Lambda Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78245.

Driving Directions for the TRP Library

The Jones Library at the Texas Research Park (TRP) is approximately 20 miles west of downtown San Antonio.

From Highway 90, exit onto Highway 211 to the right (north). Go approximately 2.5 miles and turn left into Texas Research Park (Lambda Drive). Take Lambda Drive about 1/2 mile to University research facilities. The TRP library is located in the SBC Conference Center building.

How do I get help?

Contact the Briscoe Library Information Desk:
(210) 567-2450
AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu

Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan for the Texas Research Park

Through document delivery TRP personnel can request books, articles, and other library materials located at the Briscoe Library for no charge. Materials we do not own may be requested through Interlibrary Loan. There may be no charge for some Interlibrary Loan materials. Articles not available online can usually be scanned and delivered electronically to the Texas Research Park.

Service Types and Costs: Books and other items

Fees for ILLiad depend on whether or not the UTHSC Libraries owns the book or other item, and on how quickly you need it:

Owned by UTHSC Libraries? Regular Rush
Yes, we own it Free (2 wks) as for Regular
No, we don’t own it Free (1-3 wks) $10 (48 hours)

All times are estimates, although we do our best to meet them.

Note: You can verify whether we own a book through our Library Catalog, or by contacting any of our service desks.

Service Types and Costs: Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Fees for ILLiad depend on whether or not the UTHSC Libraries “owns” (or has a subscription to) the journal or book, and on how quickly you need the copy:

Owned by UTHSC Libraries? Regular Priority Rush
Yes, we own it Free (2 wks) Free (24 hours) Free (same day)
No, we don’t own it Free (1-3 wks) as for Regular $10 (48 hours)

All times are estimates, although we do our best to meet them.

Note: You can verify whether we own a book or journal through the Library Catalog and E-Journals List, or by contacting any of our service desks.

Training and Classes

Hands on training for any library service is offered on request. A list of currently scheduled training classes may be found on the events calendar. Contact us to request training.

Computer Availability

Computers are available with Internet, email and Microsoft Office products and provide access to all electronic resources available on the main campus. Printing is available in the Library. Normal printing charges apply to personal and departmental accounts.

John P. Howe, MD III Conference Room Guidelines

 

Room Description

The Howe Conference Room, located on the fifth floor of the Briscoe Library, provides group meeting space for approximately 20 persons. The room may be reserved for special university functions by HSC faculty and administrative staff, subject to approval by the Senior Director of Libraries. Since this room houses more than 1500 rare books, special security and safety regulations in addition to general library policies must be observed at all times. Also, please note that this room is kept at a cooler temperature for preservation of the books. Bringing a sweater or jacket is recommended.

Reserving the Room

Room reservations are made by calling the library’s Administration Office at 210-567-2408 or by email to LeachSM@uthscsa.edu.

Room reservations are maintained in the library’s Howe Conference Room Outlook Calendar. Information required for the reservation include:

a) Name of the individual and department hosting the meeting or event
b) Department contact name and phone number
c) Name of caterer, if applicable
d) Whether equipment will be requested. (See below for audio-visual equipment or computer requests.)

The conference room is available for set-up and use only during regular library hours:

Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight

 

Room Use Considerations

Furniture in the conference room may be rearranged. All tables must be unplugged before they are moved and they must be returned to their original configuration and plugged in at the conclusion of the meeting. Departments will be called to return room back to its original setting if this has not been done before 5:00 p.m. Extra furniture may not be stored in the fire exit stairwell for safety reasons.

Because the conference room is located on a fire exit route, it cannot be locked; therefore equipment or valuables should not be left unattended.  If a laptop is requested, it may not be set up until the day it is needed and must be removed when the room is vacated or by 5:00 p.m. Entrances and exits must not be blocked with tables, chairs, extension cords, etc.

Library staff may occasionally need to retrieve books from the conference room while a meeting is in progress. Although staff will try to hold requests for books until after meetings are concluded, they will enter if necessary.

Restrooms are located next to the main elevators on each floor. The library’s staff room telephone may not be used and staff are not responsible for taking messages. Mobile telephones may be used only in the hall near public restrooms.

Secretaries needed for on-call services during use of the conference room may use furniture by the elevators on the 5th floor. Lounge seating is also available in the public area outside the conference room entrance.

Food

If food or refreshments are to be served, prior arrangements must be made with the library. The library should be notified of any food deliveries and the approximate time of arrival, ext. 7-2408. If University Dining Services is to cater the event, the main library entrance may be used: however, serving carts must be covered and the service elevator should be used. Other caterers should use the service entrance on the library’s south side.

The staff room and staff kitchen adjacent to the conference room may not be used by groups using the conference room unless special permission has been obtained from the library Administration Office, ext. 7-2408.

Clean-Up

Because a portion of the library’s rare book collection is housed in the Howe Conference Room, it is extremely important that clean-up be conducted immediately following any meeting where food or drink is served, to mitigate pest infestation. If appropriate clean-up is not completed in a timely manner, the department or group reserving the room will lose privileges to reserve the Howe Conference Room in the future.

Groups using the conference room are responsible for making arrangements with Housekeeping to provide additional trash receptacles when necessary and remove trash, dishes, leftover food, etc., immediately after the conclusion of the meeting. If the meeting concludes at a time when Housekeeping is not available for clean-up, then it is the responsibility of the department making the reservation to assure that clean-up is completed. Special attention to clean-up should be made in the evening and during the weekend when Housekeeping is typically not available. Table cloths and/or place mats should be used to protect furniture. Both the credenza and the wooden tables in the room could be damaged if hot items are placed on their surfaces. Housekeeping should be notified immediately of any spills so that they can shampoo the carpet to prevent stains.

Audio-visual Equipment and Computer Requests

Arrangements to set up a laptop or other equipment (projectors, whiteboards, flipcharts, etc.) should be made with the AV Services Department at 210-567-2214. Groups requiring projectionist services should make arrangements with Classroom Services, ext. 7-2210. Groups may also supply their own laptop which can be connected to the video projector located in the conference room. Library staff do not provide equipment setup or support services. Problems with computers or equipment should be reported to 210-567-7777.

Noise

Persons using the conference room should note that it is located in a heavily used study area. Students have asked that persons entering and leaving the conference room be considerate and keep conversations outside the conference room to a minimum.

Any exception to these guidelines can be made only by the Senior Director of Libraries.

Updated 3/16/2017

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KAREN BARTON, MSLIS

LIAISON TO THE SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS
AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LIBRARIAN

 

CONTACT ME FOR CONSULTATIONS/
RESEARCH HELP:

Briscoe Library

210-567-2428

bartonkd@uthscsa.edu

 

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HELPFUL LINKS FOR
THE SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

LibGuides

PICO Worksheet

Resources for Students

PubMed

CINAHL Plus with Full Text

The New Refworks

BrowZine (subject guide)

ABOUT ME

I was raised in San Antonio, TX and have worked both here and in St. Louis, MO as a librarian. I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an M.S. in Library and Information Science. I also hold a B.A. in Communication – Media Production from the University of Houston.

As a liaison librarian, I serve as a single point of contact for library services and work with faculty in the SHP to plan and develop curriculum-integrated content. I also work on campus and community engagement initiatives to promote library resources and services in support of education, research, and community health.

 

Laredo Library Holiday Schedule 2016-2017

 

View the University Holiday Schedule

Day Date Holiday Laredo Campus Card Swipe Access* Public Access Hours**
LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Friday September 2 7 am – 10 pm 8 am – 12 noon
Saturday September 3   7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
Sunday September 4 7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
Monday September 5 Labor Day  7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
Wednesday November 23  
7 am – 10 pm
9 am – 5 pm
Thursday November 24 Thanksgiving Day CLOSED CLOSED
Friday November 25 University Holiday 7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
Saturday November 26   7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
Sunday November 27 7 am – 2:30 am CLOSED
WINTER BREAK
Friday December 16 7 am – 10 pm 8 am – 12 noon
Saturday December 17 7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
Sunday December 18 7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
Monday December 19
7 am – 10 pm 8 am – 5 pm
Tuesday December 20
7 am – 10 pm 8 am – 5 pm
Wednesday December 21 7 am – 10 pm 8 am – 5 pm
Thursday December 22 7 am – 10 pm 8 am – 5 pm
Friday December 23 7 am – 10 pm 8 am – 12 noon
Saturday December 24  Christmas Eve 7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
Sunday December 25  Christmas Day CLOSED CLOSED
Monday December 26  University Holiday
7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
Tuesday December 27* 7 am – 2:30 pm 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday December 28* 7 am – 2:30 pm 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday December 29* 7 am – 2:30 pm 9 am – 5 pm
Friday December 30* 7 am – 2:30 pm 8 am – 12 noon
Saturday December 31 7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
Sunday January 1  New Year’s Day 2017 CLOSED CLOSED
Monday January 2   University Holiday 7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
Tuesday January 3  Resume Regular Hours 7 am – 10 pm 9 am – 5 pm
 * University Mission Critical Holiday
OTHER
Monday January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day 7 am – 10 pm CLOSED
Monday March 13 Spring Break 7 am – 10 pm 9 am – 5 pm
Tuesday March 14 Spring Break 7 am – 10 pm 9 am – 5 pm
Wednesday March 15 Spring Break 7 am – 10 pm 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday March 16 Spring Break 7 am – 10 pm 9 am – 5 pm
Friday March 17 Spring Break 7 am – 10 pm 8 am – 12 pm
Sunday April 16 Easter Sunday 7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
Friday April 28* Battle of Flowers 7 am – 10 pm 8 am – 12 noon
 * University Mission Critical Holiday, date subject to change
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Friday May 26 7 am – 10 pm 8 am – 12 noon
Saturday May 27 7 am – 2:30 pm
CLOSED
Sunday May 28 7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
Monday May 29 Memorial Day 7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
INDEPENDENCE DAY
Monday July 3 7 am – 10 pm 9 am – 5 pm
Tuesday July 4 Independence Day 7 am – 2:30 pm CLOSED
*Access for UT Health Science Center Laredo Regional Campus card holders

** Access for UT Health Science Center and public users

 

 

Laredo Regional Campus Library

Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday and Sunday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m (noon) Closed

View the Laredo Library holiday schedule.

Address & Contact Information

1937 E. Bustamante St.
Laredo, TX 78041
(956) 523-7404 or (956) 523-7426
laredolibrary@uthscsa.edu

Library Services

Library Collection

The Laredo Regional Campus Library has full access to library electronic resources. There is also a variety of print books and journals and a collection of consumer health materials.

Mr. Victor Oliveros, a pioneer in border health issues in Laredo/ Nuevo Laredo as a founder of the U.S. Mexico Border Health Commission, was Chief of Environmental Health Services for the City of Laredo Health Department. Mr. Oliveros retired in 2005 and donated many print materials and slides to the Laredo Regional Campus Library.

Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan

Books, articles, journals and other library materials located at the main Briscoe Library may be requested by TRP personnel at no charge through Document Delivery. Materials not owned by the library may be requested through Interlibrary Loan. There may be no charge for some Interlibrary Loan materials. Contact Chris Gaspard  at sifuentes@uthscsa.edu with questions. Articles not available online can usually be scanned and delivered electronically to the Laredo Regional Campus Library.

Computers

Wireless access is available in the library. Wireless users must register their laptops to access the network. Laptops can be registered by calling the Briscoe Library at (210) 567-2440.

Library computers are available with Internet, email, Microsoft Office products and provide access to all electronic resources available on the main campus. Printing is available.

Meetings at the Library

Meetings may be held in the Laredo Regional Campus Library. Study tables and chairs are available to all library visitors.

Training and Classes

Hands on training in the use of the library catalog, Ovid, PubMed, RefWorks and other resources is offered periodically or by request. A list of currently-scheduled training classes may be found online.

Laredo Regional Campus Library Hosts AHEC Students for Essay Writing Contest

Representatives from the Mid Rio Grande Border Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Texas A&M International University, and the Laredo of Tomorrow Quality of Life Task Force spoke to AHEC students in the computer lab at the Laredo Regional Campus Library on Monday, November 21 to kick off an essay writing contest. Students competing in the contest will be asked to describe their own definition and concerns about their quality of life and to include things that they consider when evaluating quality of life for themselves, others, and the environment. They are also asked to offer what they plan to do to improve their personal quality of life and that of their community.

The Library computer lab is being made available during after school hours, so that the students may work on their essays.

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Libraries Receive NN/LM 2015-2016 Resource Library Award

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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 Disaster Team

The Disaster Team Leader assumes a primary role in managing the disaster, working closely with the Senior Library Director and other staff.  The Senior Library Director will ultimately be responsible for all actions and decisions, based on advice from the Disaster Team, and in collaboration with University Police, Facilities Management, and Environmental Health and Safety.

 

The Library Disaster Team includes:

Senior Director of Libraries……………………………………………………………………………… Owen Ellard

Disaster Team Leader……………………………………………………………………………… Jonquil Feldman

        Resource Management Head………………………………………………………………………..  Andrea Schorr

Branch Libraries & Community Engagement…………………………………………………………  Peg Seger

Human Resources and Business Administrator…………………………………………. Herlinda Howard

Evacuation Management Team Coordinator………………………………………………….. Walter Creech

Library Technology Coordinator…………………………………………………………………..Jeremy Mercier

Records Management Coordinator………………………………………………………………….. Owen Ellard

Photographers/Disaster Documentation Representatives……….. Robert Zuniga & Walter Creech

 

UT Health Science Center Disaster Support:

Chief, UT Police……………………………………………………………………………………….. Michael Parks

Asst VP for Environmental Health and Safety………………………………………… Michael Charlton

Asst VP for Campus Operations, Facilities Management…………………………….. Darrell Maatsch

The Disaster Team will:

  • Coordinate with emergency services (University Police, Facilities Management, Environmental Health and Safety) to determine when and where it is safe to enter the building.
  • Prepare for recovery.  Contact BMS Catastrophe (1-800-433-2940, 210-542-4180-cell).
  • Once staff are allowed back into the building, assess the nature and extent of damage and take photographs to document the damage.
  • Identify a disaster command post with necessary communication equipment, desks, and supplies for directing the recovery effort.
  • Work with BMS Catastrophe to assemble pallets, cartons, book trucks, and work crews.
  • Make salvage decisions and take action quickly because mold can start growing on wet materials within 48 hours.

For more details on handling specific emergencies, consult Procedures for Campus Emergency Situations.

Back to Disaster Plan

Library Divisions

Office of the Director

The Office of the Senior Director of Libraries, headed by Owen Ellard, MLIS, MA, is responsible for overall planning, budget and personnel administration, building maintenance, staff development, and official communication with The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and external institutions and organizations.

Resource Management

The purpose of the Resource Management division, led by Andrea N. Schorr, MSIS, is to manage and develop services and resources that support the teaching, learning and research needs of the UT Health Science Center community. The Resource Management division oversees three main service areas within the library: Collection Development, Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery, and Special Collections.

Collection Development services include the acquisition, maintenance, and assessment of print and electronic collections, licensing, cataloging, course reserves, the digital archive, and binding services.

Interlibrary Loan/Borrowing services provide delivery of articles and books that are not in the library collection by requesting them from another library. In addition, interlibrary loan also fulfills requests from other libraries for items that are in the HSC collection. Document Delivery services provide copies of library-owned materials in print or electronic format.

Special Collections services provide access to a unique set of historical works in the P.I. Nixon Historical Library, which include rare books, University Archives, and various local historical documents.

Simulation and Immersion Technology

The purpose of the Simulation and Immersion Technology division is to develop, implement, maintain, and assess a service infrastructure for a suite of 3D and digital anatomy solutions. This division will support and integrate current and new simulation, immersion, and virtual technologies for collaboration across the campus community.

Outreach & Community Engagement

The purpose of the Outreach & Community Engagement division, led by Peg Seger, MA, MLIS, is to expand utilization of Library services, initiatives and innovations among the various user groups within the UT Health Science Center campus and to promote awareness of the Library and its resources to the broader South Texas community. The division develops expertise and ideas to assist the various components of the Library in promoting products and services and collaborates with other Library divisions to determine appropriate and relevant messages.

It coordinates Library programming and communications to engage faculty, staff, students, and researchers with Library resources and services and promotes effective access to quality health science information to the broader community. Programming for the broader community is anchored by an annual outreach subcontract with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NN/LM SCR) and by the Circuit Librarian Health Information Network (CLHIN). Program activities include providing instruction on using health related databases to health professionals and the public at health fairs, professional meetings and community events. The CLHIN program provides information services to member hospitals and clinics in South Texas that have no other access to libraries or medical literature.

Circulation Services

Circulation Services headed by Louie Barcenes, staffs the Circulation Desk and keeps the library open 129 hours per week during the academic year. Circulation Desk staff process registration for borrowing privileges and off-campus access, check out or renew library materials, add money to print or photocopy accounts, receive fines and fees for Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery and Literature Search services, and issue guest computer passwords. Access Services staff are responsible for reshelving library materials and generally ensuring an inviting environment in which to study and do research.

Library Liaisons

The liaison librarians, led by Jonquil Feldman, MALS, AHIP, Associate Library Director, serve as a single point of contact at each school for library instruction and research services. Liaisons work with the faculty or program directors to plan and develop curriculum-integrated courses on use of library databases, evidence-based practice health information, and citation management. They participate on curriculum committees as well as other campus groups. The liaison librarians participate in systematic reviews, and provide reference services and customized instruction.

Library Hosts Girl Scout Troop 128!

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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.