Announcements

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.

 

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.

Image of Research Exhibit and Awards Reception

Briscoe Library’s Image of Research Photography Competition received a number of outstanding entries from UT Health San Antonio students. We welcome you to come view all of the submissions in our Image of Research Exhibit located on the newly completed gallery wall at the entrance of the library.

The library will be holding the Image of Research Awards Reception during Student Appreciation Week on Thursday, November 1st from 2pm to 3pm. All are welcome!

Please stay tuned for announcement of the winners in mid-October.

Image of Research Photography Competition

 

Briscoe Library has launched a new photography competition called Image of Research. 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.

The Image of Research competition is put on by libraries in colleges and universities all over the world, including Kansas University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Alberta, and University of Leicester.

Briscoe Library’s Image of Research competition is currently accepting submissions now through September 21, 2018. As submissions are received, they will be printed and displayed throughout the library. There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place as well as an Interprofessional Education award. Awards will be presented during a ceremony and reception in the Fall.

Click here for more information or to submit your photograph!

Meet Your Image of Research Judges

Briscoe Library is pleased to announce our panel of judges for the Image of Research Photography Competition!

Dr. Jaqueline Mok, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Bridgette Piernik-Yoder, Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy
Dr. Charles France, Chair, Chemistry; Professor of Pharmacology; Professor of Psychiatry
Jo Ann Jordan, Assistant Professor, Clinical Director, Dental Hygiene
Dr. Maria Danet Bluhm, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Ryan Chun, Student, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Submissions will be accepted through Friday, September 21st. Visit library.uthscsa.edu/2018/04/ior to submit your photograph.

An awards reception is set to be held in the afternoon on Thursday, November 1st at Briscoe Library. We hope you will join us! Please stay tuned for more information.

 

New Staff at the Laredo Regional Campus Library

 

We are pleased to announce that the UT Health Science Center Laredo Regional Campus Library has a new staff member, Elizabeth Ramirez, who will hold the position of Library Assistant. The Laredo Regional Campus, in partnership with the Laredo Community College and Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), has been offering programs in the Laredo area since 2001. The Library  has been in its present location since 2008. Under supervision by both TAMIU and the UT Health Briscoe Library, Library Assistants provide circulation and information services to current faculty, staff, and to public users.