Event Announcement

October 5 – Anatomists and Their Art: Dr. Charleen Moore will speak

Illustration: Bernhard Siegfried Albinus and Jan Wanderlaar: Tabulae Sceleti e Musculorum Corporis Humani, London 1749.Dr. Charleen M. Moore, Ph.D., Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, will give a presentation on Anatomists and Their Art in the Howe Conference Room, 5th Floor, Briscoe Library at noon on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.  Dr. Moore’s lecture will include stories of artists who dissected, anatomists who illustrated their own works, and anatomist/artist teams who worked together in the early days of printing to produce some of the most important anatomical texts of all time.  The public is welcome to attend.

After the presentation, a display of more than 25 rare anatomical books will be on exhibit in the P.I. Nixon Reading Room, including many of the books described in Dr. Moore’s lecture.

For more information, contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian: 567-2406 or hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.

Image: Bernhard Siegfried Albinus and Jan Wanderlaar: Tabulae Sceleti e Musculorum Corporis Humani, London 1749. Image courtesy of the National Library of Medicine.

October is National Medical Librarians Month— Help us celebrate

Graphic courtesy of the Medical Library Association

October has the distinction of being National Pizza Month, National Pickled Pepper Month, National Spinach Lovers Month, but did you know that October is also National Medical Librarians Month?

Medical librarians are information professionals who support universities, hospitals and other health care organizations in their mission to teach the next generation of health care providers, advance health through research, provide excellence in clinical care, and offer service to communities.  At the UT Health Science Center, librarians teach classes to students on resources for evidence-based practice, manage the Briscoe Library and four branch libraries, handle licensing and access to over 16,000 electronic journals and databases, serve as the official records manager and archives depository for the university, provide service on university committees, design and mount exhibits, and offer information services to our campus communities— in addition to many other duties.

By serving as a Resource Library within the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, the service reach of the UT Health Science Center Libraries goes beyond the UTHSC campuses to 32 counties in South Texas served by outreach, educational, and interlibrary loan services provided by UT Health Science Center librarians and library assistants.

Please join us in celebrating National Medical Librarians Month by letting us know in a few words What Your Library and Librarians Mean to YouTake the survey and let us know what medical libraries and librarians mean to you in your daily life.

Do you use journals and databases?  Check-out books?  Study in the library?  Ask librarians for assistance when you can’t find the information you need?

Has one of our librarians helped you with EndNote or Refworks, records management, or a computer issue?

Did we cancel your favorite journal (yes, we want to hear the bad as well as the good)?

Teach a class for your students?  Help with a grant application?  Serve on a committee with you?

Let us hear from you!

Rajia Tobia
Executive Director of Libraries

Join us!

To celebrate National Medical Librarians Month, we invite you to be our guests in the Briscoe Library on October 28 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for coffee, tea and breakfast treats.

October 28 is also “Library Snapshot Day,” sponsored by the Texas Library Association.   Please take time to have your photo taken while you are here.

We hope to see you!

On display in the Briscoe Library in August: Art of ancient Mexico

The UT Health Science Center Libraries are hosting an exhibit of artwork from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM-San Antonio) through August 2011. The featured art —  reproductions of funerary artifacts from the cultures of West Mexico that were produced between 100 B.C and 300 B.C.— will be on display in the School of Medicine’s Lecture Hall Commons through the end of August.

The figurines are  made from reddish or orange clay with geometric decorations in red, white, black and yellow. They depict women preparing food, musicians, dancers, flutists and warriors, all going about their daily activities. A unique and interesting feature of these figurines is their adornments: oversize ear and nose ornaments in the shape of a bar or a half moon, as well as bracelets and necklaces of several strands.

On display in the Briscoe Library July 7: Art of ancient Mexico

The UT Health Science Center Libraries are pleased to be able to host an exhibit of artwork from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM-San Antonio), beginning July 7th, 2011. The featured art —  reproductions of funerary artifacts from the cultures of West Mexico — will be on display in the School of Medicine’s Lecture Hall Commons through the end of August.

According to Paula de Gortari, who is mounting the exhibit for UNAM, the items to be displayed represent a vast area that includes  parts of the present-day states of Jalisco, Colima and Nayarit. The art that will be exhibited can be dated back to the years between 100 B.C and 300 B.C.

The figurines are  made from reddish or orange clay with geometric decorations in red, white, black and yellow. They depict pregnant women or women preparing food, musicians, dancers, flutists and warriors, all going about their daily activities. A unique and interesting feature of these figurines is their adornments: oversize ear and nose ornaments in the shape of a bar or a half moon, as well as bracelets and necklaces of several strands.

One Community/One Book 2010: Calendar of Events

Science Communication Workshop

Human(e) Research– Your responsibilities as a scientist

When:  Tuesday, October 12
3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Where: Medical School Room 309L
Reception to follow, hosted by the Graduate Dean

  • Dr. Michael Lichtenstein: History of human subject research: “the ugly, the bad, and the good”
  • Dr. Joseph Schmelz– Director, Institutional Review Board: Human research at the UT Health Science Center: “working together”

8th Annual Frank Bryant, Jr., M.D. Memorial Lecture in Medical Ethics

Speaker: Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
When: Friday, October 15
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Reception and Book Signing: 1:30 PM
Where: Health Science Center Auditorium, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr San Antonio, TX
Lecture telecast live to the RAHC in Harlingen and the Laredo Regional Campus
More information about the lecture

October Book Discussions

When: Friday, October 1
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Location on RSVP
Facilitator: Penelope Borchers
RSVP to: Penelope Borchers, borchers@uthscsa.edu

When: Tuesday, October 5
12noon-1:00 p.m.
Where: Howe Room,
5th floor, Briscoe Library
Facilitator: Rajia Tobia
RSVP to: Rajia Tobia, tobia@uthscsa.edu

When: Wednesday, October 6
12 noon-1:00 p.m.
Where: Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute
Facilitator: Helen Sorenson
RSVP to: Helen Sorenson, sorenson@uthscsa.edu

When: Thursday, October 7
12 noon-1:00 p.m.
Where: RAHC, 313A (Faculty Lounge), 3rd floor
UT Pan American Library
Facilitator: Dr. Johnny D. Short

When: Monday, October 11
12 noon-1:30 p.m.
Where: Room 432F
Facilitator: Donald J. Dudley, M.D., Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

When: Monday, October 11
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Where: Anaqua Room (2.03.08), UC Phase II, UTSA (map)
Facilitator: Carley R. Bach
RSVP to: Carley R. Bach, carley.bach@gmail.com

When: Wednesday, October 13
6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
Where: Ramirez Library, RAHC Library Classroom 1.132
Facilitator: Martin Hechanova
RSVP to: RAHC Library, rahclibrary@uthscsa.edu

Online Book Discussion: Join anytime!
Where: http://library.uthscsa.edu/bookclub/
Facilitator: Luke Rosenberger

This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

One Community/One Book selection tells stories of migrant life in South Texas

Photograph of Elva Trevino Hart

Elva Trevino Hart is the author of the 2012 One Community/One Book selection.

The UT Health Science Center Libraries’ popular One Community/One Book program will continue in the months ahead with reading and discussion of Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child, by Elva Trevino HartThe Libraries are pleased to announce that One Community/One Book 2012 recently received the support of Humanities Texas and the National Endowment for the Humanities in the form of a community projects grant award.

The Health Science Center’s 4th One Community/One Book selection is a book with deep roots in South Texas. Author Elva Trevino Hart tells stories of growing up in Pearsall, Texas as the youngest child in a family of migrant farm workers who traveled north to Minnesota and Wisconsin over several summers in the 1950s to work in the beet fields.   The book details her family’s struggle to make a living and to overcome prejudice and poverty through education.  She also explores her family’s roots in Mexico, and the historical events that carried her father and his family north to Texas and beyond.  Barefoot Heart encourages reflection on a number of themes including the importance of family and community, education as a way out of poverty, cultural diversity in our own South Texas communities, and the promotion of cultural competence and empathy as we train tomorrow’s health care professionals.

Plans for One Community/One Book include workshops for discussion group leaders, book discussion groups, and several speaking engagements for the author from February 23-25, 2012.   Ms. Hart will speak on campus Friday, February 24 at 12:00 noon.  She will also speak on Saturday, February 25  at the Spring Conference of the Voelcker Biosciences Teacher Academy.  Copies of the book are available through the library, and the bookstore is selling Barefoot Heart at a 25% discount.

A book signing will follow Ms. Hart’s talk on February 24.

One Community/One Book 2012 is a collaborative effort between The Libraries, the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, the Academic Center for Excellence in Teaching (ACET), and the San Antonio Public Library.  It is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For information about One Community/One Book, contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian: Call 567-2406 or email Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.

One Community/One Book: Workshops for discussion leaders February 4 and 13

Humanities Texas LogoThe 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 noon-hour workshops  on 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.  For information about how to to be a part of One Community/One Book, contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian: email hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.

One Community/One Book is made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Training for discussion group leaders

Patrick Lemelle, an outreach library assistant in the Briscoe Library, talks about books and small groups with Tatjana Walker of Family and Community Medicine and Amanda Miller, a physician assistant student in the School of Health Professions. The three attended a workshop for book discussion leaders in late January.

 

Photos on display in the Briscoe Library: Part of the silent auction for Project Haiti and Ethiopia Outreach

Twenty photographs currently on display in the Briscoe Library Information Commons and in the exhibit case in the Lecture Hall Commons of the School of Medicine are part of the Project Haiti and Ethiopia Outreach Silent Auction, which takes place Thursday, December 2 in the Parman Auditorium.

Plan to attend the 1st Annual Postdoctoral Research Forum and Distinguished Lecture

UTHSCSA sculptureThe 1st Annual Postdoctoral Research Forum and Distinguished Lecture will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 12:45-6:00 p.m. at the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute.

Poster presentations from this event will be judged and the winning posters will be displayed in the Briscoe Library following the Research Forum.

Registration for the Research Forum is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RegistrationFormforPRF.

Please save the date: Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

41ST ANNUAL MEETING

Dinner and Presentation

Fernando Guerra, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.,

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and recently retired Director of Health for the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District will speak on the topic

 ”Doctors and Dollars May Not Always Be Enough!”

Monday, November 7, 2011 6:30 p.m.

Doubletree Hotel      37 NE Loop 410 at McCullough

Cost: $40/person; $30 for students includes Friends membership