Library Staff

Emme Lopez Joins Briscoe Library Staff

EmmeLopezIn September, Emme Lopez joined the UT Health Science Center as Education and Assessment Librarian. Emme was most recently at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody Library, where she worked as a Technology Librarian and Liaison to the Leadership, Policy, and Organizations Department in the School of Education. Prior to that, Emme worked as a Reference Librarian at the University of Texas at San Antonio and interned at Fort Sam Houston’s Stimson Medical Education Library.

In her new position, Emme will provide leadership in the design, teaching, assessment and evaluation of library education programs. Librarians teach classes on optimizing use of knowledge resources, finding evidence-based literature, and critical appraisal. Many classes are held outside the confines of the library, in campus classrooms, conference rooms, and even hospital staff workrooms. Emme will continue this partnership with instructors, department heads and program managers who request classes for students, faculty and researchers. She will also be leveraging technology to develop and promote online self-directed learning opportunities.

A native of Oregon, Emme moved to Kansas to complete an undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas, double-majoring in English Literature and Sociology. She went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Library Science from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. While an undergrad, she met her husband, Andrew. His career as a soldier, took them to San Antonio, Kansas, back to San Antonio, and then to Clarksville, TN. Emme is happy to be in San Antonio again and excited to be part of the dynamic and creative library team at UTHSCSA!

Health Science Center recognizes two members of the library staff for their years of service

Patrick Lemelle and Louie Barcenes both received service awards in October.

Patrick Lemelle and Louie Barcenes both received service awards in October.

Two members of the library staff received milestone service awards in October:

Patrick Lemelle, Senior Outreach Library Assistant, received his 20 year service award.

Louie Barcenes, Senior Library Clerical Assistant, received his 25 year service award.

We congratulate Patrick and Louie on their service to the UT System and at the University of Texas Health Science Center!

 

 

Jeremy Mercier joins Briscoe Library staff

Jeremy Mercier has joined the Briscoe Library staff  as an Information Technology Specialist.  Jeremy will be supervised by Eric Willman, Head of Library Technology, as part of Information Management Services.  Jeremy will be performing duties related to maintaining Web applications and database services to support the library’s Web platform, configuring computers, and supporting library software.  Jeremy will also be providing support for some Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs (AFSA) departments.  Jeremy is currently completing his master’s degree in Information and Library Science through the University of North Texas.

Jeremy

New Staff at the Laredo Regional Campus Library

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We are pleased to announce that the UT Health Science Center Laredo Regional Campus Library has a new staff member, Aida Almanza. Aida will hold the position of Library Assistant and will share duties with Library Assistant, Erika Silva. Aida received her MLS from Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in 2014 and has previous experience in both academic and public libraries.

The Laredo Regional Campus, in partnerships 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 Science Center Briscoe Library, Library Assistants provide circulation and information services to current faculty, students, staff, and to public users.

News from the Libraries — January 2013

Staff of the Briscoe Library

Briscoe Library in San Antonio

The Staff of The Libraries wish you the happiest of years in 2013!

Are you in? Become part of One Community/One Book 2013

Department of the Army medical historian to speak

Library classes for January

Yolanda Klebahn to retire after 22 years with the Briscoe Library

A featured resource: Crazy Good Interviewing

The PubReader View: A New Way to Read Articles in PubMed Central

Mobile Devices: Know the RISKS. Take the STEPS. PROTECT and SECURE Health Information

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library in January

See all past issues of News from the Libraries

 

 

Ramirez Library in Harlingen

Ramirez Library in Harlingen

Laredo Regional Campus Library

Laredo Regional Campus Library

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick Lemelle, Library Outreach Assistant, Retires

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Patrick Lemelle, Library Outreach Assistant, will be retiring on January 31, 2016. For the past four years Patrick has been an integral part of the UT Health Science Center Library outreach services. Through outreach to a 33-county area in South Texas, library outreach services seek to improve access to health information in South Texas communities. Services include training in effective literature retrieval, literature searches, article delivery, outreach to consumers and community-based organizations, and circuit librarian services to hospitals, clinics and other organizations. Patrick has made many significant contributions to the library’s outreach programs. Thanks to his efforts, the Circuit Librarian Health Information Network (CLHIN) has provided valued and timely services to client institutions. Patrick has also prepared  monthly newsletters for all CLHIN participants and has tirelessly coordinated the renewal of CLHIN contracts. He has represented the Libraries at numerous health fairs and professional conferences, and  provided dedicated program support. An accomplished musician, Patrick provided the lyrics and music for a library video produced in 2012 on the value of community outreach collaboration and partnerships.  Patrick has worked within the University of Texas System libraries in San Antonio for a total of 23 years. Patrick’s engaging manner and dedication to area health consumers will be missed. All of our best wishes go to Patrick and his wife Olivia for a wonderful retirement!

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Patrick provides information to aspiring health science students, May 2015

Retired Librarian Receives Photography Award

Retired librarian Susan Buentello was featured in the latest edition of Connective Tissue for her photograph of an 18 year old white rhinoceros named Kutu from the San Antonio Zoo. The photo titled Kutu captures the unique features and peaceful beauty of the massive creature. The photograph received Connective Tissue’s honorable mention award for the category of photography.

Kutu photo

Connective Tissue is an annual publication produced by the Center for Medical Ethics & Humanities, which features artistic and literary works produced by the campus community and affiliates. The publication features three categories: visual arts, photography, and literature. Awards are given for the top works in each category, and for honorable mentions in each category. Submissions include graphic arts, paintings, drawings, photographs, poetry, short stories, essays, and much more.

 

Susan Buentello photo Susan Buentello worked as a technical services librarian at the Briscoe Library for 25 years before retiring in 2009.  In her retirement, Susan now enjoys the technical challenges of photography, which fulfill her desire to learn new things and highlight her artistic abilities.

Summer reading recommendations

 

Rajia Tobia recommends Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall:  “I am not a runner so when a tri-athlete friend recommended this book, I was skeptical.  Why would anyone want to run ultra-marathons of 100 miles or more in places like Death Valley and Mexico’s Copper Canyon?  This book answered the question for me – they are all obsessed!   Starting with the simple question -why does my foot hurt? – Christopher McDougall in Born to Run explores the physiology of running, running’s place in human evolution, the commercialization of running as a sport, and the psychology and unique individualism of ultra-runners.  The book also explores Mexico’s Tarahumara Indians and their techniques of happily running hundreds of miles without rest or injury.  This book is an interesting and entertaining read, even if you are not a runner.”

 

Sarah's Key- book coverKatie Prentice recommends Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay: “The story of Sarah’s Key centers around July 1942 when Jewish families in Paris, France were rounded up and transported to concentration camps by French authorities.  The book weaves the story of a modern French family with the story of young Sarah whose family at one time lived in the same apartment.  The book alternates 1942 with the present in each chapter and offers insight into the experiences of a child living through traumatic events.  The book is a fairly easy read and a movie came out in 2010.  I haven’t seen the movie yet, but now that I’ve read the book I plan to see the movie.”

 

 

1491 - book coverSusan Hunnicutt recommends 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, by Charles C. Mann:  “This book explores current thinking about the cultural histories of native American peoples.  They are much richer and more complicated than I ever imagined! One example that was very interesting to me was Mann’s discussion of milpas, companion plantings of corn, squash and beans, also known as “Three Sisters”.  Most of us learned part of this story in elementary school.  But Mann says the milpas show the extent of communication that took place in the ancient Americas, because by the time Europeans arrived variations of the technique, which was developed in what is today Mexico, had spread across North America to the mid-Atlantic coast.”

Yolanda Klebahn to retire after 22 years with the Briscoe Library

Yolanda KlebahnAfter 22 years of service at the Briscoe Library, Yolanda Klebahn will retire at the end of January 2013.

Yolanda first joined the Briscoe Library in the summer of 1990. At that time she joined the Access Services department and spent most of her time re-shelving books, processing copy orders, and helping with document delivery. In 1997 Yolanda transitioned over to the Collection Development department (now called Collection Resources) where she was responsible for receiving and physically processing print books, updating catalog records, and reviewing bibliographic records for new books.

Today Yolanda is still responsible for receiving print books, but she is also responsible for receiving print journals, processing electronic book records, verifying access to online journals, and editing numerous catalog records. Over the years Yolanda has been involved in many collection management projects and has been a key contributor in helping expand and maintain collections at the Briscoe Library and branch locations.

Yolanda has had the unique opportunity to experience the transition from print to electronic resources first-hand. She has watched her job evolve over the years and has embraced the ability to grow in her position. She reports that she has enjoyed the diversity of her duties and is amazed at how much technology has changed the information landscape.

Yolanda has always been a friendly face around the library and will be greatly missed by all of her colleagues.

In her retirement Yolanda will enjoy spending more time with her family, especially her grandkids!

Andrea N. Schorr

Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian