Announcements

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.

 

 

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

 

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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.

Bodies Revealed, Exhibition at the Witte Museum!

Presented by Massage Heights with generous support from Central Living by David Weekley Homes, Institute for Women’s Health, and the City of San Antonio Department for Culture and Creative Development. Media partner- Time Warner Cable Connect a Million Minds

Image from Bodies Revealed Exhibit

On Oct 3rd, 2015 the Witte Museum opened Bodies Revealed. The exhibit features real, dissected human bodies that have been plasticized for public education and displayed in artistic and informative ways to show both the body’s functionality, as well as its intricate and complex architecture.

Visitors to the exhibit will be able to view the skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, digestive and reproductive systems of the human body. The Bodies- Revealed exhibit will be on display and the Witte Museum from October 3rd, 2015 to January 31, 2016

For tickets and more information on the exhibit, please visit the Witte Museum’s website: http://www.wittemuseum.org/exhibitions/special-exhibitions/bodies-revealed

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 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.

 

 

Briscoe Library: Building in the news

The 5th floor of the Briscoe Library will be closed from August 31 – September 9 for new furniture installation and electrical and data wiring. 

Library users are asked to use the other floors of the library for study during this time.  Once the renovation work is completed, there will be updated furniture for group and individual study as well as for computer use.

Over the winter break, the 5th floor will also be closed for carpet installation, painting and ceiling improvements.

New study carrels will be installed on the 3rd and 4th floors of the library in September.

 

The School of Medicine Dean’s Office has temporarily moved into vacated office space on the 4th floor of the library while the Dean’s Office suite is being remodeled. 

Anticipated completion date for the office renovation is January 2013.  The long-term plans for the vacated office space on the 4th floor of the library is to renovate the offices for study rooms and group collaboration space.

Calling for submissions: The Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Student Essay Competition

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Hieronymous Brunschwig, 1494

The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library invite submissions for a new student essay competition in memory of Danny Jones, M.L.S., who served as Head of Special Collections at the University of Texas Health Science Center, and was also a Past President of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library.

Previously unpublished essays will be accepted on any topic related to the history of the health sciences, including the history of medicine, dentistry, nursing, public health, or any other health science or profession.

A prize of $500 will be awarded to the best essay. The prize will be presented at the Friends Annual Dinner on November 7, 2013.

The contest is open to current students in any of the schools of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, as well as to affiliated residents.

Word limit
No more than 2500 words

Deadline
October 15, 2013

Please send entries in pdf format to hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.

For further information
Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian
567-2406
hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu

Changes coming for the UT Health Science Center Laredo Regional Campus Library

The UT Health Science Center Laredo Regional Campus Library is currently undergoing some changes that will include a revision of hours and the placement of new library staff.

While the Laredo Library has been closed to the public in August, UT Health Science Center students, faculty and staff continue to have ID card swipe access 7 days per week from 7 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. There is no expected change to card swipe access days or times. Campus and public users can also contact the Briscoe Library in San Antonio for reference and circulation assistance. Calls to the Laredo Library are currently being forwarded to the Briscoe Library Circulation Desk.

Anticipated reopening of the Laredo Library is scheduled for some time in September. The library with be staffed through an agreement with the Texas A&M International Killam Library. Once reopened, the library hours will be Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (including during the lunch hour) and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

The new staff will provide circulation and reference assistance to campus and community patrons. The Briscoe Library will continue to oversee the circulating collection, computers, printers, copiers, and supplies and will continue to participate in library orientation/classes and Laredo community outreach events.Photograph of the Exterior of the Laredo Library

For additional information, contact Peg Seger, Head of Outreach Services: segerp@uthscsa.edu.
 

 

 

 

 

Coming soon: New database page

The library is constantly working to improve our services, both in person and online. One area of our website we have been working recently to improve is our databases page, which is one of the most used on our site. In looking at the page we decided we not only needed to address how it looked but also how it functioned. In that vein we will be offering a beta look at our new library databases page on May 1st.

The new page is more streamlined and better organized to make it easier to both get to what you want quickly and to find new resources to support your research. The new page will also offer an open place to provide us with feedback and in the future we will offer resource guides on a variety of subjects.

We willl also be performing user testing on the new page to make sure it performs well before full rollout. If you would like to participate in testing contact Kelley Minars, Web Services Librarian.

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.