Making Lives Better

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

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

A wonderful resource!

The library has opened a whole new world for me relative to all the different aspects of the services they provide. No longer do I believe that libraries are just for accessing books and journals. The expertise available in our library and the personnel regarding databases, searches and events is outstanding. I have enjoyed their efforts to bring the campus together in their special events. A wonderful resource!

Loving the library’s food & drink policy

Here’s a comment posted to Twitter yesterday by a visitor at our Dolph Briscoe Jr Library:

“studying at UTHSCSA’s DBJL! love that people eat here and no one cares!”

We love for your library to be a comfortable place — that’s why we allow food and drink.  Our policy is explained here.

And by the way, you can follow us on Twitter — we’re @uthsclib!

Newsletter compliments

Y’all do such a nice job with your newsletter, and it sounds like all of you are very busy.  I’m impressed with all that you do.

Mary Ryan, Library Director, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Good newsletter!  Lots of useful information.  Thank you for sharing.

Jim Bothmer, Assistant VP for Health Sciences, Director of the Health Sciences Library, Creighton University