Announcements

2010-2011 Library Committee Announced

The mission of the Library Committee is to serve in a consultative and advisory capacity to the President and Vice President for Academic Administration and to work with and assist the Executive Director of Libraries in making recommendations for library practices and procedures; to review and advise in the development of priorities in the areas that have an impact on academic efficiency and effectiveness to ensure that the services provided by the library reflect the needs and interests of the academic community.

The staff of The Libraries wish to thank Dr. Daniel Johnson of the Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, for his service as chair of the Library Committee in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.

We are pleased that Dr. Adelita Cantu of the School of Nursing has agreed to chair the Library Committee in 2010-2011.

Faculty Members

Adelita G. Cantu (Chronic Nursing Care) [*committee chair]

Martha X. Baez (Community Dentistry)

Subramanian Dhandayuthapani (Microbiology & Immunology)

Dana English, (Health Professions)

Cherri A. Hicks (Family Nursing Care)

Daniel A. Johnson (Ophthalmology)

Craig M. Klugman (Infectious Disease)

Robert Marcovich (Urology)

Charleen M. Moore (Cellular & Structural Biology)

Martin Schwacha (Surgery)

Helen Sorenson (Health Professions)

Edward F. Wright (Restorative Dentistry)

Student Members

Michelle Falcon (Health Professions)

Whitney G. McBrayer (Dental)

Rehman Sheikh (Medical)

Raymond Taylor (Nursing)

Michael Walsh (Graduate School)

Ex Officio (non-voting) Members

David Hotchkiss (Academic Technology Services)

Rajia C. Tobia (Executive Director of Libraries)

42nd Annual Dinner and Presentation of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library: Save the date

Richard Luduena, PhDThe Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Inbreeding and Incest in Royal Families will be the topic of the 42nd Annual Dinner and Presentation of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

6:30 p.m.

Doubletree Airport Hotel, 37 NE Loop 410 at McCullough

 

Richard Ludueña, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, will deliver the address at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, November 7, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.  The dinner will be held at the Doubletree Airport Hotel, 37 NE Loop 410 at McCullough.  Dr. Ludueña will discuss incest and inbreeding in the Spanish, Egyptian and Inca royal families, describing their behaviors and exploring reasons why inbreeding and/or incest, despite the taboo, persisted in these families.

Watch for more information in future newsletters.

Student attendance at the Annual Dinner and Presentation of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library is $30, and includes membership in the Friends organization.  Sponsorships are available for students who would like to attend but who need financial assistance. 

For all others, the cost of the dinner is $55.

The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library invite all those interested in the history of medicine to an intriguing presentation and an enjoyable evening of good food and conversation.

Advance registration is required.  Please RSVP, including requests for scholarship assistance, by November 2, 2012 to Susan Hunnicutt: Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.

 

 

Anne Comeaux earns designation as a Certified Records Manager

Anne Comeaux

Anne Comeaux, Assistant Library Director for Digital and Special Collections

Anne Comeaux, Assistant Director for Digital and Special Collections and the appointed Records Management Officer for the UT Health Science Center, recently earned the Certified Records Manager (CRM) designation from the Institute of Certified Records Managers.  The certification became effective on January 1, 2012.  There are currently 903 active certified CRMs worldwide.

The Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) is an international certifying organization of and for professional records and information managers. The ICRM was incorporated in 1975 to meet the requirement to have a standard by which persons involved in records and information management could be measured, accredited and recognized according to criteria of experience and capability established by their peers.  The primary mission of the ICRM is to develop and administer the professional certification of Records and Information Managers including the relevant examinations and certification maintenance program. The ICRM serves as the official certifying body for both ARMA International and the Nuclear Information and Records Management Association (NIRMA).

Attaining the CRM designation is based on educational background, professional work experience and the passing of a six part examination covering management principles and the records and information program; records and information creation and use; records systems, storage, and retrieval; records appraisal, retention, protection and disposition; technology (computers, networks, microfilm, electronic records, video, audio, digitization, etc.); and case studies where the candidate must provide written solutions to several problem scenarios.  Work experience must include conducting studies and surveys or developing, designing and implementing Records and Information Management (RIM) systems; having direct managerial or operational responsibility for programs; or teaching courses in Records and Information Management (RIM) for an accredited institution of higher education.

The Health Science Center’s records management program provides guidance and overview of records management for all departments and clinics at the university.  The library took over responsibility for managing records and updating the UT Health Science Center Records Retention Schedule in December 2000.  212 departments/divisions have appointed Records Management Representatives to work with the Records Management Officer to handle state records on all campuses.  Several classes have been developed to help RMRs and other employees learn the state requirements for records and to train them to conduct inventories, protect vital records, discard records that have met their retention requirements, and plan for digitization or microfilming of records.   Over 2000 employees have attended the classes to date.  Staff may register for classes through the Knowledge Center at https://kc.uthscsa.edu/kc/login.asp .   Consultation on records management issues are also available, and the Records Management Officer periodically visits each department/division to ensure compliance with university records requirements.

Questions on the retention requirements for records, using the online Records Retention Schedule, storage options, digitization or microfilming options, conducting records inventories, protecting vital records, and other issues involving state records may all be referred to Anne Comeaux, CRM at Comeaux@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2428.

April 18: Noon hour program introduces documentary exhibit on San Antonio’s Haven for Hope

Haven for Hope

Faces of Hope, photos by Marie Langmore, will be on display in the Briscoe Library beginning April 18.

Marie Langmore, photographer

George Block, President and CEO of Haven for Hope

Wednesday, April 18, noon to 1:00 p.m.

Howe Conference Room, Briscoe Library 5th floor

In 2010 San Antonio portrait photographer Marie Langmore began work on a different kind of project, photographing clients at Haven for Hope, San Antonio’s transformational campus for the homeless that was nearing completion just west of downtown. An exhibit of Langmore’s documentary photographs, Faces of Hope, will open with a noon-hour program in the Howe Conference Room of the Briscoe Library on Wednesday, April 18. George Block, President and CEO, will join Marie Langmore to speak about the mission of Haven for Hope.

“Everyone has a story to tell and it is often displayed in their simple gestures, the way they choose to look at the camera, or a telling expression on their face,” Marie Langmore says. The Haven for Hope project put her behind the lens of her camera as witness to emotions ranging from the spontaneous joy of childhood friendship, to solitude, the contemplation of loss, and tender bonds that unite parents and their children in the midst of hardship. According to the Haven for Hope website, (http://www.havenforhope.org/new/) homelessness in Texas has increased 15.9% since 2008, and 23% of the homeless are veterans. On any given night there will be approximately 1600 individuals residing on the Haven for Hope campus.

Faces of Hope will be on display in the Lecture Hall Commons of the School of Medicine and on the 3rd floor of the Briscoe Library through June. The April 18 program in the Howe Conference Room is open to all. Attendees are invited and encouraged to bring their lunches. For more information contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian: hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.

Are you in? One Community/One Book training: February 4 at noon

Join the Club- Book CoverThis year The Libraries, in cooperation with the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, have chosen Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World for a One Community/One Book read.   Tina Rosenberg, the author of Join the Club, will be the keynote speaker at the CMH&E’s Community Service Learning Conference, which will take place on April 4, 2013.

The Libraries will offer three noon-hour workshops, January 28, February 4, and February 13, to support discussion group leaders and hosts. The workshops are open to faculty, staff, and students of the UT Health Science Center and members of the broader community who are interested in planning a discussion opportunity.

The workshops will be available on request in Harlingen and Laredo via V-tel.

Book discussions will be held throughout February and March, in the weeks leading up to Tina Rosenberg’s keynote address at the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics Community Service Learning Conference on April 4, 2013.

Registration for Facilitator and Host Training Workshops

NOTE: You will receive a message confirming your registration.  Please email Susan Hunnicutt (Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu) if you do not receive email confirmation within a week of registering.

January Training

Monday, January 28
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Collaboratory (Briscoe Library, San Antonio)

February Training

Monday, February 4
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Collaboratory (Briscoe Library, San Antonio)
Register Online

Wednesday, February 13
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Collaboratory (Briscoe Library, San Antonio)
Register Online

January Book Discussions

Wednesday, January 23

PrISM (Professional Interest in Social Media) Book Discussion
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Briscoe Library 2.039

 

Humnanities Texas Logo

One Community/One Book is a project of The Libraries and the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics. This program was made possible in part with a grant from HumanitiesTexas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Books from the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library now viewable online at The Portal to Texas History

From Queer, Quaint Old San Antonio: Its Climate in Throat and Lung Diseases (1895): Views of San Pedro Springs and San Pedro Park.

A dozen books on Texas and medical history from the collection of the P.I .Nixon Medical Historical Library are now available as ebooks through the Portal to Texas History, an Internet gateway created and maintained by the University of North Texas.  In 2008, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) identified the Portal to Texas History as one of the best online resources for education in the humanities.  The Libraries’ contributions to the Portal to Texas History were made possible by a “Rescuing Texas History” mini-grant awarded to Anne Comeaux, Assistant Library Director for Special Collections. The books include:

Texas Nature Observations and Reminiscenses (1913) by Dr. Rudolph Menger, complete with many of Menger’s own photographs and photo-micrographs of native animal and insect life

San Antonio de Bexar: A Guide and History (1890) by William Corner, including a historical sketch of the city written by Sidney Lanier

An Account of the Early History of Surgery in Texas (1932) by Albert O. Singleton, originally presented as a presidential address to the Texas Surgical Society

Queer, Quaint Old San Antonio: Its Climate in Throat and Lung Diseases (1895) by C. E. Fisher, an illustrated “medical tourism” guide extolling the virtues of San Antonio’s climate, lifestyle and amusements for respiratory disease sufferers

A Frontier Doctor (1929), an autobiography by Henry Franklin Holt, a pioneer who was the first physician to practice medicine in the Texas Panhandle

A Treatise on the Eclectic Southern Practice of Medicine (1854) by J. Cam. Massie, a 720-page reference text on the theory and practice of medicine

Texas Surgeon, An Autobiography (1958) by Donald Taylor Atkinson, who practiced medicine in rural Texas and the Oklahoma Indian country before moving to Dallas and San Antonio

The Menace: An Exposition of Quackery Nostrum Exploitation and Reminiscences of a Country Doctor (1914) by Charles Dixon, about the work of ridding Bexar County of quacks and nostrum exploiters

Notes on the Newer Remedies (2nd edition, 1894) by David Cerna, a pharmacological reference text including physical characteristics, therapeutic applications and dosages for various synthetic and natural drugs

Luke Rosenberger
Director of Library Technology and Historical Collections

Briscoe and Ramirez Libraries will host workshop on digitization

The Briscoe Library in San Antonio and the Ramirez Library in Harlingen will host an online workshop, What You Need to Know About Starting a Digitization Project, provided by the American Library Association and sponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Date: Wednesday, February 19th
Time: 1:30-3:00 pm
Location: Briscoe Library Collaboratory (4.074), and Ramirez Library, RAHC

In this 90 minute workshop, digitization expert Susanne Caro will show you what you need to get started if you are new to digitization. You’ll learn about how to assess different materials for digitization, how to get buy-in and resources for your project, and ways to familiarize yourself with the different tools that can help you do the work.

The program will cover:

  • Basic information and research needs
  • Collection selection
  • Where to find financial and human resources
  • Awareness of digital preservation needs
  • The basics of copyright as it relates to digitization

Participants will receive 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for this event.

For more information contact Andrea N. Schorr, for the San Antonio workshop (210) 567-2403 or email: schorr@uthscsa.edu.  Contact Kathy Carter for the Harlingen workshop (956) 365-8857 or email: carterk3@uthscsa.edu.

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Briscoe Library adds more hours for study

Briscoe Library

Briscoe Library

Starting January 27, the Briscoe Library will be open for additional hours on weekends and during the week.  The additional hours will allow students to have more time to study in the library.  Work study students from the Schools of Health Professions, Medicine, and Nursing will be working during the increased hours to keep the library open.

The library’s new hours will be:

Sunday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Friday and Saturday, 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight

During the additional hours, the library will be closed to the public with access to the library available to Health Science Center students, faculty and staff using card swipe.  The library will only be open for study, services such as circulation and reference assistance will not be available.

Card swipe access will be in effect during the following times:

Sunday, 7:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight – 2:00 a.m.

Monday – Thursday, 12:00 midnight – 2:00 a.m.

Friday, 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight

Saturday, 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight

Please remember to bring your ID with you when visiting the library and keep the ID displayed at all times.

Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of Libraries

Briscoe Library Renovations- stay informed about construction in the Briscoe Library

photos of library staffRenovations to the Dolph Briscoe, Jr. Library started in early November.  The project, which involves creating new space for the School of Medicine’s Office of Education out of 5000 square feet on the library’s 5th floor, is expected to be completed in May 2012.

The Briscoe Library Renovations blog will chronicle changes to the 5th floor in the coming months.  Current posts include construction updates, information about available study locations both in and outside the library, an explanation of the process of moving and  “weeding” the library’s collection that has been undertaken to make space for the new offices, and President Henrich’s announcement of the project.  The site also includes YouTube video of how many tons of books and shelving were moved in only a few hours to clear space for the construction of the new offices.

To receive email updates from the Briscoe Library Renovations blog, sign up here.

 

 

Briscoe Library to be open 24/7 during exams

The Briscoe Library will remain open 24 hours a day for two brief periods during Spring Semester exams, as follows:

Sunday, April 28, 7:00 a.m.  through Friday, May 10, 10:00 p.m.

To accommodate most schools

Friday, May 17, 10:00 a.m. through Friday, May 24, 6:00 p.m.

To accommodate MS 1 students

During this time, only students and others with a current UT Health Science Center ID will be able to enter the building after 12:00 midnight (10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays), by swiping their ID cards in the reader at the Briscoe Library main entrance.

For security reasons, every person in the library
is required to carry their UT Health Science Center ID.

Library computers, printing and photocopying will be available, but minimal support services will be offered during overnight hours.

Between May 10 and May 17, the classrooms on the 2nd floor of the library will continue to be available 24/7 to UT Health Science Center students needing study space.

For schedule details, check the library Hours page, or contact Jonquil Feldman, Director of Briscoe Library and Outreach Services, at Feldman@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2430.