Announcements

Briscoe Library Announces 2nd Annual Image of Research Photography Competition

 

Briscoe Library is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual Image of Research Photography Competition! This competition is an opportunity for UT Health San Antonio students, residents, and fellows from all five schools to capture, share, and present the essence of their research in a single visual image. The competition and its accompanying exhibition showcase students’ creative visual conceptualization of their research.

After the success of last year’s competition, the library plans to continue the Image of Research each year in the spring. For 2019, submissions will be accepted from February 18th through March 18th. The awards are listed as follows:
1st Place: $400
2nd Place: $300
3rd Place: $200
IPE Award: $600

Visit library.uthscsa.edu/2019/01/ior2019/ for more info.

Briscoe Library Welcomes Jeff Lacy

Jeff Lacy joined Briscoe Library on July 1 as the Library Liaison to the School of Dentistry & the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.  He will work to support faculty and students by integrating library resources in the curriculum, research, and clinical practice.  Jeff has over eighteen years of experience as an academic librarian.  He comes to the UT Health Briscoe Library from Trinity University where he was an instruction and liaison librarian for the last five years. Previous to that, he was a scholarly resources librarian at UTSA.  Jeff has a master’s degree in library science from the University of Alabama and a master’s in arts degree in English from Lamar University.  He holds a B.A. in English from Mercer University.

Jeff has experience working in health sciences and related subject areas and he looks forward to sharing his knowledge with our faculty, students, and staff.  Please help us welcome him to UT Health San Antonio!

Briscoe Library Welcomes Rebecca Ajtai

Rebecca Ajtai joined Briscoe Library on March 1st as a member of the Librarian Liaison Services team.  She will work with faculty and students to integrate library resources in the curriculum, research, and clinical practice.  Rebecca comes to the UT Health Briscoe Library from the Texas Heart Institute in Houston where she was a librarian for the last seven years.  While there, she provided personalized services, such as customized news reports in support of patient care, education, and research.  Rebecca received her master’s in library science from the University of North Texas and holds a B.A. in English Literature from St. Edward’s University.

Rebecca enjoys working in the healthcare environment and is excited to be able to bring her expertise to UT Health San Antonio.  She is a native San Antonian and is happy to be back home with her two children.

Some of her favorite hobbies are gardening and practicing yoga.

Coming Soon – Library Reflection Room Renovations

While a room for reflection, meditation, or prayer has previously been under consideration for library space, a recent request from students has finally brought the idea into reality. The room, on the 4th floor (4N) of the Library, is now open for use.  There are no reservations required and the room can be used by up to five people at one time.

Soon the room will be updated with new paint, carpeting, and other features appropriate for a reflection space. As with the rest of the library space since June 1st of last year, the room will be available 24/7/365.

Reflection Room:

The Briscoe Library Reflection Room is designed for wellness breaks, quiet meditation, and brief retreats from studying. The UT Health Community is encouraged to use this space to relax and reflect in a calm environment.

De-stress: Use this space for quiet reflection. Keep the volume to a minimum.

Share: The space can accommodate approximately five people comfortably.

Relax: Make yourself comfortable. Please do not remove any items from the space.

Coming Soon: Chat With A Librarian

Briscoe Library will soon be introducing a chat service which will allow you to chat directly with a librarian. The chat will be managed during our regular on call hours (10 AM – 4 PM). Keep an eye out for the orange chat button on the bottom right of each page of the library’s website. When a librarian is available for chat, the button will display “Chat Now”. When offline, you will have the option to submit your question through an online form (all questions will be answered during on call hours) or search for your answer in our LibGuides with the “Ask Us” button.

Chat Now Ask Us

We will provide more information when the chat service is available!

Construction Begins on 4th Floor of Briscoe Library

The former Drug Information Services office on the south side of the Briscoe Library’s 4th floor is undergoing remodeling. The space is being prepared as a suite of offices for several staff from the Office of Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs who are responsible for institutional accreditation and effectiveness. The work will last about six weeks, through mid-August, and the workers will do their best to keep the noise to a minimum. The 4th floor is a designated Quiet Zone, where even a whisper is often met with a frown. It is understandable that construction noise may be bothersome to those who are expecting to hear a pin drop but not a hammer. Other floors of the building will continue to be available for study, and free earplugs are always available from the Circulation Desk.

Questions or comments may be directed to Jonquil Feldman, Director of Briscoe Library and Outreach Services, at feldman@uthscsa.edu.

 

Deadline January 31st to Win $500!

Submit your entry for the Danny Jones Student Essay Competition by midnight on Jan. 31st for a chance to win.

Email in PDF format to Peg Seger (segerp@uthscsa.edu)

All UT Health students as well as interns, residents and fellows are eligible to enter.

Previously unpublished essays (up to 2500 words) in broad areas related to the history of the health sciences or the history of any health science profession are eligible for submission.

The contest is sponsored by the Friends of the P.I.Nixon Medical Historical Library in memory of Danny Jones, MLS, former Head of Special Collections at the UT Health Briscoe Library and Past President of the Friends.

For more information, click here.

Exercise Desks Coming to the Library!

Due to the requests of students, the library will be installing one treadmill desk and three bike desks (two designs) on the 5th floor this month. Usage will be monitored to determine the most popular options for possible future expansion.

     

Fresh Food and Coffee Vending Now Available

The long-awaited fresh food and coffee vending machines have arrived at Briscoe Library and are now available for use! Located on the 3rd floor next to The Hub, the three brand new vending machines contain snacks, a selection of fresh food and drinks, and coffee. While the coffee machine can only accept cash for the time being (only $1.50 a cup!), the snack and fresh food machines accept both cash and credit card.

These vending machines are accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year so you’ll never go hungry or thirsty again!

Get Some Exercise at the Library!

Did you know that you can exercise and study at the same time?

Well, now you can, and you will have a great view of our beautiful campus!

Come to the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library to check out the new equipment.

There are 3 exercise bikes with attached desk-tops that can be used night or day, 24/7/365.

Standing power hubs are also available to charge your phone or laptop while you are exercising.

Stay tuned for a treadmill desk coming soon.