News from the Libraries
News from the Libraries — December 2012
Join the Club by Tina Rosenberg is the next common reading selection
Are You In?
Peer pressure can sometimes lead people to make unwise choices. But it can also inspire courage and promote a more expansive vision of the world. According to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tina Rosenberg , peer pressure draws its energy from the powerful human desire to be connected to others. How peer pressure might be deployed in the service of better health is one question that will be considered during the UT Health Science Center’s 5th One Community/One Book program, which will feature Rosenberg’s book, Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World.
Book discussions will take place in February and March 2013, leading up to Rosenberg’s appearance on campus on April 4, 2013, as the keynote speaker at the annual Community Service Learning Conference organized by the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics.
The Libraries will offer the One Community/One Book workshop. “How to Lead or Host a Book Discussion,” at noon on Thursday, January 24 and Monday, February 4, 2013.
Copies of Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World are available in the Briscoe Library, the Ramirez Library at the RAHC, and the library at the Laredo Regional Campus (HM 831 R813j 2012) . The book is also available at the UT Health Science Center Bookstore for $12.71 plus tax, a 25% discount off the retail price.
One Community/One Book 2013 is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian: Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu or (210) 567-2406.
History of Medicine Society will meet on December 3: Phil Valente, MD to speak
Dr. Phil Valente will speak on the topic, Virchow and Arias-Stella: Pathologist Pioneers and Social Activists, at the next meeting of the History of Medicine Society, Monday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be in the Howe Conference Room on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library. Refreshments will be served.
Looking ahead, Dr. Sanders Marble, Command Historian at the U.S. Army Office of Medical History, will speak on “Medical History and the Military: Opportunities and Difference,” Thursday, January 24, 2013.
The History of Medicine Society has been organized by student members of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. Membership is open to students, faculty and staff of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and to members of the wider community.
For more information about events of the History of Medicine Society, contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian, at 567-2406, or by email (Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu).
December 2012 library classes
The Libraries offer classes, consultations and other training to assist with the effective use of databases and research tools. All library classes are free and open to all. Register today to reserve your spot!
Schedule a special class
To schedule a special class or orientation for your department or group at other days/times, please contact the library at (210) 567-2450 or email AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu.
Integrating library research skills into Blackboard and/or academic course content
Faculty are encouraged to integrate library research skills into course content. Librarians are available to develop and teach classes that meet specific needs or are about a specific resource. To learn more or to schedule a class, contact Katie Prentice at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 210-567-6606.
To register for a class or to see complete class descriptions, visit the Attend a Library Class page.
Briscoe Library – San Antonio
- Library Basics: December 10, 2012, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, LIB 2.011
- I Know What I Want, But How Do I Get It? Monday, December 10 from 12:00-12:30 pm, webinar*
- Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: December 10, 2012, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, LIB 2.011
- Who is Citing Me? Introduction to Cited Reference Searching: Thursday, December 13 from 12:00-12:30 pm, webinar*
- Create Links to Library Articles the Easy Way, Learn How to Create Links to Library Resources for Blackboard: Tuesday, December 18 from 12:00-12:30 pm, webinar*
*For more information about the short webinars, visit the Library Classes page: http://library.uthscsa.edu/2011/11/attend-a-library-class/.
New in December: Lunch & Learn Mini-Webinars
This December, take 30 minutes to develop and improve your research skills from the comfort of your own office or desk. These special 30 minute webinars (scheduled for the noon hour) provide focused information on a variety of topics and are designed for UT Health Science Center faculty, staff, and students.
Register now to reserve your spot and join us from your computer. http://library.uthscsa.edu/2011/11/attend-a-library-class/.
- Please register using your @uthscsa.edu or @livemail.uthscsa.edu account.
- For best results, we encourage you to connect from a computer on the UTHSCSA network.
- You’ll receive a registration confirmation shortly after registering. The connection link and details will be sent in a separate message before the webinar.
I Know What I Want, But How Do I Get It?
Using the library homepage better
Monday, December 10 from 12:00-12:30 pm
Who Is Citing Me?
Introduction to cited reference searching
Thursday, December 13 from 12:00-12:30 pm
Create Links to Library Articles the Easy Way
Learn how to create links to library resources for Blackboard
Tuesday, December 18 from 12:00-12:30 pm
If you are interested in future webinar events from The Libraries, please let us know what topics you would like covered. Email Katie Prentice at email@example.com with your suggestions.
Library-hosted workshops will explore Community Asset Mapping for CTSA Community Engagement
In February and March 2013 the UT Health Science Center Libraries and the South Central and Lower Rio Grande Border AHECs will host Communities and Their Assets: Community Asset Mapping for CTSA Community Engagement. Supported by a CTSA Community Engagement Pilot Project Award from the South Central Region of the National Networks of Libraries of Medicine, the program will bring together librarians from the six CTSA funded institutions in Texas, New Mexico and Arkansas. It will encompass a 2-day event organized by the Briscoe Library in San Antonio on February 21 and 22, followed by a 1-day event organized by the Ramirez Library in Harlingen on March 7.
At the San Antonio and Harlingen events librarians and other attendees will attend an Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Workshop led by Dan Duncan, Adjunct faculty member of the ABCD Institute at Northwestern University. The workshop will be open by invitation to CTSA Librarians along with CTSA researchers, Key Function Group members, and administrators from regional and national CTSA institutions. Participating community groups will include health care providers, primary care physicians, community organization leaders, program administrators, public health workers, community health workers (promotores), public and academic librarians, Area Health Education Center (AHEC) board members, and university faculty.
The workshop will cover the principles of Asset-Based Community Development and how these principles can be used to identify a community’s assets. The workshop will also open a dialog with community groups and explore opportunities to effect change in the role librarians play in the CTSA process.
On the second day of the event in San Antonio, librarians from CTSA institutions will convene for a strategic planning session led by Mary Flanagan, a nationally-recognized facilitator with Management Solutions Group. The purpose of the session will be to brainstorm about how librarians can be more actively involved in the future with CTSA Key Function Groups, CTSA administration, grant applications, research output and impact tracking, community engagement, and other CTSA initiatives. The anticipated outcome of the strategic planning process will be a road map for librarian contributions and engagement with the work of the CTSAs.
For more information about Community Asset Mapping for CTSA Community Engagement contact Peg Seger, Head of Outreach Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Contract No. HHSN-276—2011-00007-C with the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.
NIH strengthens requirement for public access compliance
“In Spring, 2013, at the earliest, NIH will delay processing of non-competing continuation grant awards if publications arising from that award are not in compliance with the NIH public access policy. The award will not be processed until recipients have demonstrated compliance. This change will take effect in tandem with NIH requiring the use of the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPRs) for all Streamlined Non-competing Award Process (SNAP) and Fellowship awards in the Spring of 2013.”
Dr. Sally Rockey, NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, has posted an essay about the new enforcement practices on her blog (http://tinyurl.com/btluno3). Further information can be found at http://tinyurl.com/a9madnm.
The Libraries maintain a web page that can help research investigators comply with the NIH Public Access Policy (http://library.uthscsa.edu/2011/12/nih-public-access-policy-and-you/).
Currently, NIH estimates that there is 75% compliance with the NIH public access policy which requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to the PubMed Central archive upon acceptance for publication. The policy requires that these papers be accessible to the public on PubMed Central no later than 12 months after publication.
Many journal publishers automatically deposit the final journal copy to PubMed Central. However, not all journals provide this service and research scientists are ultimately responsible for ensuring that the final accepted manuscript is submitted to PubMed Central in accordance with the policy.
HSCLink: The best way to access PubMed article links
In order to take full advantage of links to articles in PubMed, it is necessary to access PubMed from the library’s website at http://www.library.uthscsa.edu.
A link to PubMed can be found in the Databases pull-down section of the The Libraries home page, or in the Library Search, Databases section of the page. Although it can be tempting to access PubMed by going directly to its address, http://pubmed.gov, this will bypass the open url linking that librarians have set up for PubMed.
The HSCLink button will either open an article for which the library subscribes for the Health Science Center, or will provide information about how to obtain an article if the library does not have access. This may include populating an interlibrary loan form to obtain the article from another library.
For more information about using links in PubMed, contact AskALibrarian@uthscsa.edu or call Information Services at 567-2450.
Library holiday hours, December 15, 2012 to January 1, 2013
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
Briscoe 5th floor public areas will be closed in late December
The 5th floor of the Briscoe Library will be closed beginning December 18 through February 7, 2013 to complete work related to the recent renovation, including upgrades to the HVAC system and some ceiling and carpet modifications.
The Howe Conference Room, Special Collections and Office of Undergraduate Medical Education will continue to be available, except during Winter Break holidays.
For more information, please contact Jonquil Feldman, Director of Briscoe Library and Outreach Services, at Feldman@uthscsa.edu.