Announcements

Introducing the Library Committee for 2012-2013

Briscoe LibraryThe Library Committee met for the first time this academic year on Tuesday, October 16.  Adelita Cantu, Chair of the Library Committee, welcomed new members and Michael Gargano, Ed.D., Vice President for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs, read the charge of the committee:

To serve in a consultative and advisory capacity to the President and Vice President for Academic Administration and to work with and assist the Director of the Library 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.

We thank these individuals for their service on the Library Committee:

  • From the Dental School:  Edward F. Wright, Guy Huynh-Ba, and Sana Khimani (student)
  • From the Graduate School:  Charleen M. Moore, Salvatore Oddo and Kate Hinchee (student)
  • From the School of Health Professions: Brent Shriver, Bridgett Piernik-Yoder, and Steven Allen (student)
  • From the School of Medicine: Ray Palmer, Md Mizanur Rahman, Ashley Acheson, Benjamin Wallisch, and Jerry Abraham (student)
  • From the School of Nursing: Adelita G. Cantu, Amanda Flagg, and Sean Moore (student)

 

Learn to create and present poster sessions: Three opportunities this month

The Briscoe Library will provide three workshop opportunities in March for individuals who want to improve their skills for developing and presenting research posters.  The workshops will cover organization of materials, layout and design of posters; managing drafts and proofs; UT Health Science Center tools and resources; and tips on how to make a successful poster presentation.

While these sessions are primarily targeted to students with Community Service Learning projects, everyone is welcome to attend.

Please RSVP online for the session of your choice at http://goo.gl/H7MDe.    Feel free to bring your lunch along to the workshop!

  • Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 12 noon – 1:00 pm, LIB 4.074
  • Thursday, March 15, 2012, 12 noon – 1:00 pm, LIB 4.074
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 12 noon – 1:00 pm, LIB 4.074

CSL Poster Drop-In Help is Available

For individuals working on posters about Community Service Learning projects, one last chance for help will be available before the conference printing deadline.  Bring your group and your files to finalize your poster in the Library Computer Classroom.

  • Thursday, March 22, 2012: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, LIB 2.011

For more information, contact Katie Prentice at the Briscoe Library, (210) 567-6606 or email prenticek@uthscsa.edu.

Librarians in the news

Photograph of Angela MyattAngela Myatt, Curriculum Liaison Librarian, has been appointed as Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Epidemiology.  Angela will be supporting the mission of the division with literature searches for existing and future  grant applications, by keeping current with grant opportunities relevant to the division and  by instructing  faculty, residents and students on the principles of evidence based clinical practice, including PICO, the evidence cycle, and critical appraisal skills.



Photograph of Chris Gaspard, Katie Prentice, and Eric Willman holding their bookChris Gaspard, Head of Access Services and Interlibrary Loan; Katie Prentice, Head of Education and Information Services; and Eric Willman, Systems Librarian contributed to the newly published Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals. The book was edited by Dennis Blessing, Associate Dean of the School of Health Professions,– and Glenn Forister, Director of Physician Assistant Studies.

Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals is designed to guide writers through the complete research process.  It begins with the reasons for and importance of scholarship, then continues with the research and writing process and concludes with uses for research.

The three librarians contributed to “Chapter 17: References”, which covers several common writing styles used in scholarly and professional writing.  The chapter includes information about identifying instructions to authors and using the internet for research.  In addition, it covers ethical writing and the basics of copyright.

A copy of the book has been ordered for the Briscoe Library.

 

Librarians in the news

Photograph of John WeedJohn Weed Selected for Texas Library Association leadership development program

John Weed, Head of Collection Resources for the Libraries, has been selected to attend the Texas Library Association’s TALL Texans Leadership Development Institute, June 10-13 at the Montserrat Retreat Center in the town of Lake Dallas.

The application process and selection of participants for the Leadership Conference is extremely competitive.  For eighteen years only the best of rising Texas library leaders have been selected for this rigorous but transformational program.  Librarians return to their institutions with deeper understanding of management, communication, and strategic planning.  Graduates of the program have become directors of major library systems, administrators within school districts and universities, Executive Board members for the Texas Library Association, and leaders in critical initiatives within their own communities.

 

Photograph of Luke RosenbergerLuke Rosenberger Receives Professional Development Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Luke Rosenberger, Director of Library Technology and Historical Collections, received a Professional Development Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NN/LM SCR) to attend the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media’s Social Media Residency to be held at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ, April 24-25.  The residency provides in-depth training in social media strategy, planning and execution.

Librarians participate in Medical Library Association chapter meeting

The South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association held its annual meeting October 13-17 in Lubbock.  Briscoe librarians Jonquil Feldman, Katie Prentice and Peg Seger attended committee meetings and general sessions. Katie’s attendance at the meeting was sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-South Central Region, as a recipient of a one-year Emerging Leaders Fellowship.  Jonquil was appointed to the Chapter’s Nominating Committee.

Presentations included:

  • Poster by Peg Seger, Rajia Tobia, Jonquil Feldman, and Greysi Reyna, “Outreach to South Texas Health Professionals: A legacy of over 20 years of service at the UT Health Science Center Libraries.”
  •  Paper by Jonquil Feldman, Chris Gaspard, Angela E. Myatt, Katie Prentice, Peg Seger and Rajia Tobia, “Changing All Those Changes: Staying flexible and dynamic in times of transition.”

Library classes for March and April

All library classes are free and open to all. Advance registration is appreciated but not required. If you would like to request a class or schedule a consultation at any HSC campus, please contact the library at (210) 567-2450 or email AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu.

If you would like to request a special class or orientation for your department or group at other days/times, please contact us!  To register for a class or to read class descriptions, visit the online class schedule.

When you register for a library class, your registration confirmation email includes a file that you can save as an appointment into your electronic calendar.

San Antonio – Briscoe Library

  • Creating and Presenting a Professional Poster Session: March 3, 2011, 12 noon – 1:00 pm, LIB 4.074 – Collaboratory
  • Ovid Tips & Tricks: Getting Started with MEDLINE: March 8, 2011, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Creating and Presenting a Professional Poster Session: March 8, 2011, 12 noon – 1:00 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Picture This: Online Photo-Sharing – Technology Brownbag: March 9, 2011, 12 noon – 1:00 pm, Briscoe Library, Howe Conference Room
  • Introduction to PubMed: March 15, 2011, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Webinar: Copyright at Work: March 22, 2011, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, LIB 4.074 – Collaboratory
  • Introduction to RefWorks: March 25, 2011, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, LIB 2.011
  • Ovid Tips & Tricks: April 6, 2011, 9:00 am – 10:30 am, LIB 2.011
  • Introduction to RefWorks: April 20, 2011, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, LIB 2.011
  • Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: April 21, 2011, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Library Basics: April 22, 2011, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, LIB 2.011

Harlingen and Edinburg – Ramirez Library and Edinburg RAHC

  • PubMed Advanced: March 1, 2011, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Edinburg – RAHC Building room 1.202
  • Managing PubMed Search Results: March 10, 2011, 12 noon – 1:00 pm, Ramirez Library, Harlingen room 1.132
  • Customizing PubMed with MyNCBI: April 5, 2011, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Edinburg – RAHC Building room 1.202
  • Customizing PubMed with MyNCBI: April 7, 2011, 12 noon – 1:00 pm, Ramirez Library, Harlingen room 1.132

Katie Prentice
Head of Education and Information Services

Library expands access to dental journals

quintessenceFaculty, staff, and students now have the ability to access the following Quintessence journals, on and off-campus:

  • International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
  • International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
  • International Journal of Prosthodontics
  • Journal of Orofacial Pain
  • Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
  • Quintessence International

If you have any questions regarding access, please contact Dana Whitmire, Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian at whitmired@uthscsa.edu.

Library holiday hours, December 15, 2012 to January 1, 2013

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The Libraries’ schedules will change during Winter Break, with designated days when the UT Health Science Center Libraries will be closed or operating with reduced hours and limited services.  Holiday Schedules can be found by clicking on the links for the libraries, below:

 

Briscoe Library, San Antonio

 

Ramirez Library, Harlingen

 

Laredo Regional Campus Library, Laredo

 

Jonquil Feldman, Director of Briscoe Library and Outreach Services

Library hours on Memorial Weekend

Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, The Libraries will have modified hours. Please check the hours for your nearest library location.

Briscoe Library, San Antonio

  • Friday, May 25, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 26, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 27, Closed
  • Monday, May 28, Closed – Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, May 29, 7:00 am – 12 midnight (normal hours resume)

Ramirez Library, Harlingen

  • Friday, May 25, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 26, Closed
  • Sunday, May 27, Closed
  • Monday, May 28, Closed – Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, May 29, 7:30 am – 11 pm (normal hours resume)

Laredo Regional Campus Library, Laredo

  • Friday, May 25, 8:00 am – 12 noon, 1:00 pm – 5 pm
  • Saturday, May 26, Closed
  • Sunday, May 27, Closed
  • Monday, May 28, Closed – Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, May 29, 8:00 am – 12 noon, 1:00 pm – 5 pm (normal hours resume)