Making Lives Better

Great resource for my research

I want to mention that I have found the HSC Library to be a great resource for my research.  The electronic journal collection is phenomenal.

Gerard Long, MBA, CPA
PhD Candidate
Department of Leadership Studies
Our Lady of the Lake University

Thanks, Pennie!

I’ve really enjoyed having my work on exhibit in the Briscoe Library and have especially enjoyed working with Pennie Borchers throughout the exhibit and during my talk on the healing effects of color. She’s been a delight to work with and immensely helpful on so many levels!

Leanne Venier, artist

Compliments to Briscoe Library staff

Good afternoon,

I just wanted to take a few minutes to compliment the staff. On every occasion I have submitted a question to “AskaLibrarian,” I have received prompt, detailed, and helpful responses. I have not needed to send multiple emails because of insufficient or difficult to understand information or instructions. Too often, we as consumers are quick to complain and slow to compliment, so I just wanted to let you know I appreciate the professionalism your staff shows and I am sure other staff feel likewise.

Thank you.


Joan Drake, RN, BSN, MPH
Patient Navigator

Thanks to Eric for a great class

I wanted to take a moment to tell you what a great job Eric did on his presentation on Copyright and Fair Use to the PAS faculty. Eric did a wonderful job in managing the seemingly hundreds of questions that came his way! The faculty had very positive things to say. They agreed that this was a useful session and that they learned a lot, both about copyright and fair use, and what the library has to offer in the way of research tools.

Eric, thank you so much for your great work today. I really appreciated it and I know the faculty did too!

Linda G. Solis, M.A.
Online Teaching and Learning
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Compliments to Chris

I want to thank Chris Gaspard for the terrific presentation.  The students were very grateful and enjoyed being able to link the examples of sorting through types of studies to the scenarios you offered them.  It gave them an excellent application toward their knowledge in seeking out the evidence.  I am so appreciative and will definitely request that we do this again for my future classes.

Dr. Amanda Flagg

Kudos for Katie!

May 25, 2011

This afternoon Ms. Katie Prentice gave the library orientation describing anatomy-related resources available to students in the summer anatomy course (CSBL5013/5019) composed of occupational therapy, biomedical engineering, and graduate students.  We wanted you to know what an absolutely fabulous job she did.  The presentation was extremely well organized, engaging, and informative, and will greatly benefit the students enrolled the course.  Ms. Prentice is a wonderful asset to your staff and the Briscoe Library.

Alan Y. Sakaguchi, Ph.D.

Departments of Cellular & Structural Biology and Medicine

I would like to unreservedly second Dr. Sakaguchi’s assessment and extol some more of Ms Prentice’s qualities. She organized this same library orientation for the CSBL5013/5019 classes in previous 2-3 years (when I was Course Director) and she was always very helpful, going well beyond our expectations on several occasions.  Even at very short notices, she was always willing to and cheerfully accommodated all our requests. She is indeed a tremendous asset to the library and institution.

Babatunde Olukayode Oyajobi, MD, PhD, MBA

Departments of Cellular & Structural Biology and Medicine

Dear Katie,

Just read the library newsletter and saw the notice of your approval by the MLA for membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP), and at the SENIOR level!  That is fabulous news and so well deserved. Of course we all recognize how wonderful you are, but peer recognition is so very important and valued. Thanks for all you do, and for your graciousness and professionalism while you do it. Our HSC is so blessed to have you.

The entire Online Teaching and Learning team celebrates with you and our library colleagues in your accomplishment!

M. Aggie Manwell-Jackson PhD
Director, Online Teaching and Learning

IMS/Academic Technology Services

Thanks for your help!

I really appreciate Susan Hunnicutt’s  assistance researching the literature for my presentation on the 14 Annual Medicine Research Day.

Lea S. Lopez-Fagin, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Division of Cardiology

Ramirez Library Rocks!

From an MD, JD who studied in the Ramirez Library at the RAHC in Harlingen:
This facility rocks! I just found out that I passed the Texas Bar Exam. I couldn’t have done [sic] it’s a quiet place to study long hours. Also, Daniel is a credit to your institution – he’s so helpful. Thanks!

Great Medical Yearbook Site

The library’s new Medical Yearbook site looks great, Andrea. You guys have done a great job on this.

What do the library and librarians mean to me?

They mean alot.  They tell us how to get stuff around library and they are nice about it.  :)

2nd Year Student, Dental School


They are great resource guiders.  The library has helped me throughout the past two semesters.

Student, School of Nursing


My library is a place I always feel welcome to study.  Librarians are a huge help when it comes to research!

Student, School of Nursing


The Librarians here have been so incredibly helpful and friendly – they make my life and research less painful. :)

Student, School of Pharmacy


Resources for researchers and help with collaboration between departments/institutions.

Staff, Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science


I’ve used the library study rooms often and it’s great. I’ve also asked the librarians for assistance when searching for articles on databases.  They’ve always been a great help.

Student, School of Nursing


Bondage. Study time.
Librarians – Always helpful!

Student, School of Medicine