Making Lives Better

Technology Sandbox Coming Soon to the UT Health Briscoe Library

 

The Briscoe Library Technology Sandbox, an area with interactive work spaces and some of the newest technology to enhance medical education, is quickly coming together on the main floor of the library. Comfortable seating, desks, and a large worktable have been installed along with a 75 inch monitor now available for use. Soon, the space will feature a 3-D printer and computers for working with some of the latest 3-D visualization and virtual technology software. The technology will include an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset for students and faculty to interact with anatomy in two new, immersive ways: The Body VR and 3-D Organon VR Anatomy. The Body VR allows the user to travel through the bloodstream to discover how blood cells function and how organelles work together to fight viruses. The 3-D Organon VR Anatomy is described by Oculus as “the world’s first fully-featured virtual reality anatomy atlas.”

Also shown above is a newly installed exhibit in the Sandbox area entitled Transforming Anatomy: Then and Now. The exhibit features materials from the PI Nixon Medical Historical Library illustrating the timeline of the study of anatomy including the original works of Andreas Vesalius considered to be the father of modern anatomy. Come see how far we have come from the original anatomy masters to the latest in technology and software.

Watch for announcements regarding a launch event for the Technology Sandbox. Contact John Weed at WeedJ@uthscsa.edu for more information.

Library Space Planning: UT Health Library Staff Visit UT Austin Libraries

 

UT Health Library Senior Director Owen Ellard and staff librarians traveled to the UT Austin campus in December to tour recently renovated library space as shown above. Hosted by UT Austin Library staff, the tours allowed time for discussion of renovation and space planning to meet the changing needs of students and faculty.  Areas toured included the UT Austin Fine Arts Library and its new maker space called “The Foundry” as well as newly renovated areas of the Perry-Castaneda main library. The transformation of library space was made visible through the range of technology, furniture, and artwork used throughout the UT Austin Library spaces.  In light of recent print shelf removal at the UT Health Briscoe Library as shown below, librarians and staff will be working with students and faculty to adapt the newly open spaces to meet the needs of UT Health campus communities.

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

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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 segerp@uthscsa.edu.

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.

Best,

Tina Luther and Mary DeLay

Office of The President

Thanks for your diligence

Email sent to Mellissa DeThorne, Special Collections Assistant

http://www.cell.com/ajhg/issue?pii=S0002-9297%2814%29X0009-1

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