News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries May 2017

The May issue of News from the Libraries is now available. For links to individual articles, see the table of contents below.

UT Health Libraries Annual Report 2016

Coming to the Library: Before I Die Interactive Art Wall, May 8-16

Nursing Week Art Exhibit

Briscoe Library Assists with the SGA Annual Community Outreach Event

Girl Scout Carnival of Hope

Earth Day Celebration

Book Giveaway May 1-5

ALCEP Funds Provide More E-Resources for UT Health Libraries

Featured New Books/E-books for May 2017

 

See all past issues of News From the Libraries

UT Health Libraries Annual Report 2016

Click here or the image above to access the UT Health San Antonio Libraries Annual Report 2016

Coming to the Library: Before I Die Interactive Art Wall, May 8 – 16

Candy Chang is an artist who has made an international impact with her reflective, public art projects.  She is probably most famous for her Before I Die walls which have been featured in major cities all over the world.  While the architecture of each wall is slightly different the concept is simple: a wall of wood, paper, or concrete is painted black and then stenciled with the prompt “before I die I want to…”. 

In conjunction with the community viewing of the FRONTLINE special on Atul Gwande’s Being Mortal on Tuesday May 16 in the Pestana Lecture Hall,  a Before I Die wall will be placed on display in the library to stir UT Health San Antonio and the broader community to participate in an open discussion on the meaning of life.

The library wall will consist of black butcher paper on large poster board displays.  The paper will have the prompt “before I die I want to…” in white. Visitors to the library wall will be encouraged to use provided chalk to publicly engage in the contemplation of life and death.

For more information about the “Before I Die” project and photos of these walls from around the world, please visit: http://candychang.com/work/before-i-die-in-nola/

 

Nursing Week Art Exhibit

To kick off events at the School of Nursing (SoN) for National Nursing Week, local artist Sarah Castillo will be exhibiting her collage series Remedies for Re(membering) at the SoN beginning on Monday May 1 running through July 1. The theme for Nursing Week this year is Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit. Sarah’s Artist’s Talk on Monday at the SoN (room 1.102 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.) will address how the issue of Hispanic mental health has been an influence on her work.

In conjunction with the SoN exhibit, there will be a related exhibit in the library featuring more details about Sarah and her mother who has recently retired as a nurse.

More information on Sarah as a 2016 NFA grantee can be found here.  The NFA is a national grant program that is open to US-based Latino working artists, ensembles, and Latino arts organizations that demonstrate artistic excellence in pursuit of social justice through the arts. Other works by Sarah can be seen here.

 

Briscoe Library Assists with the SGA Annual Community Outreach Event

On Saturday, April 8, the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted “UTHealthier: A Grand Future, A Health Fair for Kinship Care Families” at the YWCA Olga Madrid Center with assistance from Karen Barton, Liaison to the School of Health Professions and Community Engagement Librarian. Karen has been providing outreach and health information to the San Antonio Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group since last year. In Fall 2016, she approached SGA with the idea that they ask their peers to consider the support group for Community Service Learning (CSL) or other projects. Soon after, SGA informed the library that they wanted to provide outreach to the families through a health fair as part of their annual community outreach event and they asked for the library’s assistance in planning the event. Each of UT Health San Antonio’s five schools participated in the health fair, which aimed to provide health and nutrition information and also interest youth in health careers. Children were able to take part in many hands-on activities, such as extracting DNA from strawberries, learning physical therapy balance and coordination techniques, and using various medical tools. Local company CPR 123 was also on site to provide CPR demonstrations with the use of infant and adult manikins. Additionally, an HEB Registered Dietitian presented a cooking demo and provided health and nutrition information. The Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) and the Alzheimer’s Association were also present to provide information.

Girl Scout Carnival of Hope

With the help of many dedicated adult leaders, Girl Scout Troop 128 created a one-of-a-kind health event at the Salvation Army Hope Center  Emergency Shelter For Women and Children on Saturday, April 8th. Many UT Health San Antonio campus departments, including the library, volunteered to make this event a success. Women and children who attended the event were treated to many fun and educational activities revolving around  nutrition, exercise, relaxation, health screenings, and more.

Shown above, librarian Kirsten Lorenzen uses an anatomy model to show carnival attendees how to identify organs in the body. Crayons and handouts were available for kids to color in order to learn how to identify nutritious fruits and vegetables.  Girl Scout troop member, Carolina Toboada, eagerly helped at the library exhibit table handing out crayons and coloring sheets.

To achieve the Girl Scout Silver Award,  troop members have also created a website, Worthy Women, that provides support information to homeless women.

To learn more about how the UT Health Libraries can partner with you on community outreach events, contact Peg Seger segerp@uthscsa.edu.

Earth Day Celebration

The Briscoe Library joined in on UT Health San Antonio’s Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 21. The Green Initiatives Committee sponsored this celebration to raise awareness about the environment, promote sustainability, reduce waste and improve efficiency. The library joined a number of other exhibitors in the Lecture Hall Commons with a table promoting resources from the National Library of Medicine, as well as environmental health resources and databases available through UT Health San Antonio Libraries.

Students, faculty, and staff came out to visit the library’s booth and received information on some of the following environmental health resources:

NLM’s TOXNET

Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR)

Agricultural Online Access (AGRICOLA)

GreenFILE

International Programme on Chemical Safety (INCHEM)

Public Health Image Library (PHIL)

Book Giveaway May 1-5

 Briscoe Library will have a book giveaway May 1 – 5

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The book giveaway will start at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 1 at the entrance of the library and will continue through Friday, May 5 until 4 p.m.

Books to be included in the giveaway are old editions withdrawn from the library’s collection or donations given to the library, yet not needed for the collection. All give-away books are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Feel free to bring bags to carry books since there will be plenty to choose from!

For more information about the book give-away, contact Andrea N. Schorr,
Head of Resource Management, at 567-2400 or at 
schorr@uthscsa.edu

ALCEP Funds Provide More E-Resources for UT Health Libraries

The UT Health San Antonio Libraries have acquired several new e-resources through a purchase by the University of Texas System utilizing funds from the Academic Library Collection Enhancement Program (ALCEP). The funds for this program are allocated by the state Board of Regents for one-time collection purchases.

This year’s ALCEP fund purchases include:

 

Featured New Books/E-books for May 2017

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For a list of the newest titles at the Briscoe Library click here.

 

Purchase suggestions?
Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact
Andrea N. Schorr, Head of Resource Management.