News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

Library Says Goodbye to Trinae Weldy, Archives Intern

The UTHSCSA Libraries have sponsored numerous undergraduate and graduate students over the years as interns.  These

Trinae Weldy, Library Archives Intern

Trinae Weldy, Library Archives Intern

interns worked on various projects to gain experience in library operations, information services, systems, records management, or archives and historical collections while earning college credit at the same time.

Trinae Weldy, a graduate student in the History Department at the University of Texas at San Antonio, has worked for two semesters as an intern in Special Collections at the Briscoe Library.  During this time she has completed many projects that have made materials in the University Archives and the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library more accessible to researchers, faculty, and students.  She added four interesting entries to the Treasures of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library blog to highlight rare books and medical instruments in the collections including:

Trinae also identified numerous antique medical instruments in the Special Collections and scanned newspaper clippings about the university from 1995, 1996, and 1999 for preservation and to enable keyword searching.  She scanned the 2011 Medical School Yearbook for future addition to the Digital Archive’s University History Project and created an exhibit on antique obstetric and gynecological instruments, which is displayed in front of the Nixon Library.  Trinae helped inventory the rare books in the Nixon Library and worked to organize the negatives, proof sheets, and photographic prints in the University Archives from Academic Technology Services.

Trinae is graduating in May.  We wish her luck in her search for an archival position.  Thank you, Trinae for all of your hard work.

For more information on archival internship opportunities, contact Anne Comeaux, Assistant Director for Special Collections, 210-567-2428,


Trinae Weldy, Library Archives Intern

Reminder: 2014 Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Student Essay Competition

Hieronymous Brunschwig, 1494

Hieronymous Brunschwig, 1494

Attention students, residents, and fellows!

Is there a story from the history of the health sciences or public health that has inspired you in some way?  That has shaped your understanding of humanity’s quest for scientific knowledge or the development of effective clinical or public health practice?   If so, consider submitting an essay for the 2014 Danny Jones History of the Health Sciences Student Essay Competition. The essay can be on any topic related to the history of the health sciences, including history of medicine, dentistry, nursing, public health, or any other health science or profession.  Previously unpublished essays, including non-winning essays submitted previously, will be accepted.  A prize of $500 will be awarded to the best essay and will be presented at the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library’s Annual Dinner on November  6, 2014. The contest is open to current students in any of the schools of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, as well as to affiliated residents and fellows. Word limit No more than 2500 words Deadline October 15, 2014 Format Please send entries in pdf format to   For further information contact: Anne Comeaux, Assistant Director for Special Collections University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Libraries P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library 210-567-2428

New Online Reference Books

As part of a joint venture, the Office of Communications and the WebLife group have purchased an online site license for two well-known reference books, the AP Stylebook Online and Webster’s New World College Dictionary Online. These resources are available to UT Health Science Center faculty, staff, and students and can be accessed through the library catalog.






Featured New Books for May 2014

Cardiovascular physiology, 8th ed. [electronic resource] / David E. Mohrman, Lois Jane Heller.
New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record



Diversity and cultural competence in health care [electronic resource] : a systems approach /
Janice L. Dreachslin, M. Jean Gilbert, Beverly Malone.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record



Manual of temporomandibular disorders, 3rd ed. / Edward F. Wright.
Ames, Iowa : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2014.
WU 140.5 W948m 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record



The new wounded [electronic resource] : from neurosis to brain damage / Catherine Malabou ; translated by Steven Miller.
New York : Fordham University Press, 2012.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record



Occupational science for occupational therapy / edited by Doris Pierce.
Thorofare, N.J. : Slack Incorporated, 2014.
WB 555 O157 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record



Osborn’s brain : imaging, pathology, and anatomy / Anne G. Osborn.
Salt Lake City, Utah : Amirsys Pub., c2013.
WL 301 O81o 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record



Race, ethnicity, and health [electronic resource] : a public health reader, 2nd ed. /
Thomas A. LaVeist, Lydia A. Isaac ; editors.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record




For a complete list of new titles added in the month of May click here.

Purchase suggestions? Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact
Andrea N. Schorr, Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian.

News from the Libraries – April 2014

The April issue of News from the Libraries is now available.  For links to individual articles, see the table of contents below.Windows XP

Windows XP – End of Life

Libraries Host MLA Webcast Systematic Reviews

Thank You Chris & Katie

History of Medicine in Poetry

Rare Anatomical Texts on View in Nixon Library

New Online Video Collections

Featured New Books

See all past issues of News From the Libraries


Windows XP – End of Life

Windows XP


On April 8th, the long living Operating System Windows XP, will officially reach end of life. The UT Health Science Center of San Antonio has made the decision that Windows XP will no longer be supported as an the operating system. Users that visit the library with a laptop running Windows XP will no longer be able to get to journal articles. This will severely limit what Windows XP users can do at all library locations, and anyone that is using Windows XP should think about upgrading to Windows 7 or 8.

How to find out what operating system I am using?

A website What is My OS has made it extremely easy to find out what operating system you are using:

How do I find out if my computer is eligible for an upgrade?

Microsoft has made some nice advisory tools that you can download/install to see if you can upgrade:

April 16: Briscoe and Ramirez Libraries will host Medical Library Association webcast on systematic reviews


The Briscoe and Ramirez libraries will host an educational webcast — Librarians Collaborating to Produce Systematic Reviews: Project Launch to Publication — Wednesday, April 16, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. The panel of speakers will discuss practice guidelines, resources, and opportunities to be part of the team.

Webcast Description:

What is a Systematic Review? What are the practice guidelines? How do I negotiate my contribution?

Join the panel of speakers as they discuss what is really needed and resources for improving skills related to systematic reviews. They will tackle these issues and discuss opportunities for librarians to be part of the team. Attendees will receive:

               • Participants manual

               • MLA CE contact hours (include wrap-around sessions and earn 3 MLA CE contact hours)

For information and to register for the webcast, contact:

Peg Seger at the Briscoe Library in San Antonio:; or

Kathy Carter at the Ramirez Library in Harlingen:


Thank you Chris and Katie


This creative message was a response from a group of students who attended a poster preparation workshop run by Chris Gaspard, Head of Access Services and Interlibrary Loan, and Katie Prentice, Head of Education and Information Services. The students presented their posters at a Community Service Learning Conference on April 3, 2014.  Librarians offer a short class on Creating and Presenting Effective Poster Sessions which can be requested for presentation to classes or in other venues.  For more information, contact Jonquil Feldman, Director of Briscoe Library and Outreach Services,


The History of Medicine in Poetry – HOM Society Meeting in April

In honor of Poetry Month, the History of Medicine Society of the Friends of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library will be meeting in the Howe Conference Room on April 23, 2014, beginning at 6:00 pm to discuss the history of medicine in poetry.  UTHSCSA faculty and students will be doing readings of selected poems and members can discuss their own original poems.

In conjunction with the meeting, an exhibit on The History of Medicine in Poetry will be displayed in the 3rd floor exhibit area of the library starting April 1.


Popular 17th century poem describing the plague doctor's costume.

Popular 17th century poem describing the plague doctor’s costume.  See the exhibit for an English translation.

Copper engraving of Doctor Schnabel [i.e Dr. Beak], a plague doctor in seventeenth-century Rome, with a satirical macaronic poem (‘Vos Creditis, als eine Fabel, / quod scribitur vom Doctor Schnabel’) in octosyllabic rhyming couplets.  Date: 1656.  Courtesy of Internet Archive.

New Online Video Collections

The UT Health Science Center Libraries have acquired two counseling video collections through a purchase by the University of Texas System Digital Library with Academic Library Collection Enhancement Program (ALCEP) funds.  ALCEP funds are allocated by the Board of Regents to UT Austin for one-time collection purchases that can be used by all UT institutions. The first collection, Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume I provides a first-hand look at working with clients and putting theoretical concepts into practice. The second collection, Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume II expands on the first volume with special emphasis on contemporary topics, and includes documentaries that provide insight into human conditions. In total, there are 708 streaming videos that cover dozens of therapeutic methods, diagnoses, and cultural groups. These collections provide practical training for counseling and therapy programs in psychology, social work, education, nursing, health, and medicine.

Both collections contain streaming videos that can be accessed online via the library catalog.

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Vol. I

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Vol. II