Making Lives Better

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.


You went the extra mile

To Mellisa DeThorne, Library Clerical Assistant, Senior, and Nicole Iwuchukwu — Library Archives Work Study Student

Dear Mellisa and Nicole,

Thank you for your hard work and diligence in finding the Maria Lopez Howell photos. You went the extra mile – and then some – and your efforts are greatly appreciated.


Tina Luther and Mary DeLay

Office of The President

Thanks for your diligence

Email sent to Mellissa DeThorne, Special Collections Assistant

Here is the link to the cover of the September issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics with the drawing of Dr. Barbara Bowman that was based on the picture you found in the University Archives.  Thank you so much for your diligence in finding the picture.  Everyone else had given up, but you found the best image for the drawing.

Charleen M. Moore, Ph.D., FACMG
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Professor of Human Anatomy and Genetics
Department of Cellular and Structural Biology
UT Health Sciences Center at San Antonio

A true asset!

Kathy Carter, Assistant Librarian at the Ramirez Library in Harlingen, received the following note upon completion of a systematic literature review associated with a paper accepted for publication:


Kathy Carter did a phenomenal job and is true asset to the UT System.

Rajesh Tampi, MD, MS,  FAOA
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Regional Academic Health Center, Harlingen, TX

Yes, we have Clinical Key!

I really appreciate how helpful the library is and what a vast amount of resources we have access to.


Ross Willis, PhD

Associate Professor

Director of Surgical Education

Thanks for a great class!

Note sent to Jonquil Feldman, Director of Briscoe Library and Outreach Services:

Thank you so much for a great class today! We really appreciate that you took the time to come over and meet with us! It was super helpful!


Molly Curran, PharmD
PGY- 1 Pharmacy Practice Resident
July 30, 2014

Stellar Librarian

I have had the pleasure of working with Christine Gaspard over the past few years. I believe she was referred when I sent in a request for “askalibrarian”. She has been abundantly helpful with many studies and projects – helping me with researching articles, searching MESH terms, etc. She is thorough and reliable. Not only is she always cordial and prepared, but she always has a positive attitude. Her knowledge and assistance are truly valuable.

Thank you for your time.

Emily Wang
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine

May 5, 2014

An informative webinar


Comment sent to Andrea Schorr, Cataloging and Acquisitions Librarian:  Your presentation, “Strategic Planning for Digitizing Success” which was part of an Amigos online conference, was very, very informative.

Rhonda Rolen, BSE, MSE, MLIS

Director, Columbia County Library

Magnolia, Arkansas

Thank you Chris and Katie


This creative message was a response from a group of students who attended a poster preparation workshop run by Chris Gaspard, Head of Access Services and Interlibrary Loan, and Katie Prentice, Head of Education and Information Services. The students presented their posters at a Community Service Learning Conference on April 3, 2014.  Librarians offer a short class on Creating and Presenting Effective Poster Sessions which can be requested for presentation to classes or in other venues.  For more information, contact Jonquil Feldman, Director of Briscoe Library and Outreach Services,


Going the extra mile

Patrick Lemelle, Senior Clerical Assistant, Outreach Programs received this comment:

Thank you so very much for going the extra mile in providing services in the Circuit Librarian Health Information Network (CLHIN).

Ms. Jan Knott

Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos, TX

February 5, 2014