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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

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

Student, School of Nursing

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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

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

Student, School of Pharmacy

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

Staff, Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science

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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

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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!

Librarians are good people!

In my current job, I could not accomplish what I have to do without the library and the medical librarians.  The librarians are friendly, know how to help bewildered users, and are able to provide solutions to a variety of questions.  Librarians are good people!

Going the Extra Mile!

I wanted to take a moment to recognize one of your employees at the Laredo Regional Campus Library. Ms. Jessica B. Ramirez is a great asset to the library. She is very courteous, friendly and is willing to go the extra mile for students and staff who are seeking resources. I recently visited the library as a community member and was intrigued with the manner in which she spoke to others and how well she expressed herself about the wonderful services the library offers. I commend your department for having such a fine employee!
Julie Bazan, MHA
Director, Mid Rio Grande Border Area Health Education Center

Thanks for MedlinePlus demonstration!

Here’s a comment posted to Twitter this morning:

“@uthsclib Thanks for the MedlinePlus demonstration at the 2011 San Antonio CHW/Promotor(a) Summit! Great information for everyone!”

We’re always happy to have a chance to demonstrate great health information sources like MedlinePlus, as our librarians Linda Levy and Peg Seger did at the Community Health Worker/Promotor(a) Summit at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa earlier this month.

Great Customer Service

One of the clinical faculty stopped by to chat with the Executive Director.  He complimented the library staff on their positive customer service attitude.  He particularly wanted to let her know that Albert Ramirez had helped him fairly recently.  The doctor thought he had left an important notebook in the library and Albert helped to search for it, although the notebook was not in the library.  Turns out he had left it in the messy trunk of his car.