News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

One Community/One Book Author Phil Klay Speaks on Campus

Cover of book RedeploymentThis year’s One Community/One Book project culminated with an appearance on the Health Science Center campus by former Marine Phil Klay, author of Redeployment, the 2014 National Book Award in Fiction honoree. On October 30, approximately three hundred attendees filled the Holly Auditorium to hear the author discuss his collection of short stories based upon his duty as a Public Affairs Officer in Iraq’s Anbar Province during the surge. Members of the audience included individuals from the San Antonio community, local health professionals, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio faculty, staff, and students, and area veterans. Video telecast was also available at the Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen, at the Laredo Regional Campus, and at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Mr. Klay’s presentation focused on the practice of storytelling in war and on readings from Redeployment. The author shared selections from two of his short storiesTen Kliks South and Bodies, and related how his experiences led him to write fictional accounts of members of the military as they struggle with the challenges of war and the readjustments of returning home. He also answered questions from the audience about how these communal stories of war encourage open dialogue about the meaningful issues they raise. A reception and book signing followed the engaging presentation, as enthusiastic attendees lined up to speak with the author and to have their books autographed.

Author Phil Klay at Book Signing

Photograph by Lester Rosebrock UTHSCSA Creative Media Services

Book discussion groups were held both leading up to and following the author’s presentation. Attendees examined the stories in the book, explored the various points of view, and sought to develop compassion for the veterans whom they encounter. Sixty individuals participated in book discussion groups, including UTHSCSA faculty, students, and staff, a psychiatric and mental health nursing clinical group, military health psychology students at UTSA, members of the Department of Research at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, and an area women’s writers’ group.

On November 19, 2014, Redeployment by Phil Klay was awarded the prestigious 2014 National Book Award in Fiction (Video of the Announcement and Acceptance Speech). The National Book Foundation also named Phil Klay as one of 5 under 35, a set of five emerging young writers of fiction selected by previous National Book Award winners and finalists.

One Community/One Book is a project of The Libraries and the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, with support from STRONG STAR. This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


November 15th ACA Enrollment at the Laredo Regional Campus Library

For the second time this year, the Laredo Regional Campus Library has hosted an Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment event for residents of Laredo and Webb County. The event was sponsored in collaboration between the UT Health Science Center Libraries, the 28th District Congressional Office of Representative Henry Cuellar, the Mid Rio Grande Valley (MRGV) Area Health Education Center (AHEC), and the South Texas Development Council. Other organizations belonging to the Enroll Webb County Coalition, and the Laredo Health Coalition also participated.

Congressman Cuellar, along with Laredo area hospital CEOs, was on site to promote the event through local TV and newspaper coverage. A number of area ACA Certified Application Counselors and Navigators provided counseling and enrollment assistance to over 50 registered families who attended the event from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. MRGV AHEC students assisted attendees with setting up email accounts in preparation for ACA Enrollment.



New Clinical Medicine Ebook Collection


The UT Health Science Center Libraries now have access to a collection of clinical medicine e-books as part of a purchase by the UT System Academic Library Collection Enhancement Program (ALCEP). ALCEP funds are allocated to UT Austin by the Board of Regents for one-time collection purchases that can benefit all UT institutions. The CRCnetBase Medicine collection includes more than 400 titles with publication dates ranging from 2011-2014. The collection is heavily focused on clinical medicine, but includes a set of surgery and medical reference titles. Access to this collection is available through the library’s catalog and database page.

View a full list of the titles in this collection. .

Featured New Books for December 2014

Clinical decision support [electronic resource] : the road to broad adoption, 2nd ed.
edited by Rober A. Greenes, Amsterdam ; Boston, Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Clinical Decision Support 2nd ed.

Current occupational & environmental medicine, 5th ed./ editors, Joseph LaDou,
Robert J. Harrison, New York : McGraw-Hill, c2014.
WA 440 C976 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Current Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Curriculum-based library instruction : from cultivating faculty relationships to assessment
edited by Amy E. Blevins, Megan B. Inman, Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
Z 711 C976 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Curriculum-based library instruction

Epigenetics in psychiatry [electronic resource] / edited by Jacob Peedicayil, Dennis R. Grayson,
Dimitrios Avramopoulos, San Diego, CA : Academic Press, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Epigentics in Psychiatry

Esthetics and biomechanics in orthodontics, 2nd ed.  [electronic resource] / [edited by] Ravindra Nanda.
St. Louis, Missouri : Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc., 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Esthetiics and Biomechanics in Orthodontics

Fluorescent methods for molecular motors / Christopher P. Toseland,
Natalia Fili, Basel : Springer, 2014.
QU 55 F646 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Flourescent Methods for Molecular Motors

Forgotten people, forgotten diseases : the neglected tropical diseases and their
impact on global health and development, 2nd ed.
Peter J. Hotez, Washington, D.C. : ASM Press, ©2013.
WC 695 H832f 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases

The future of the academic journal, 2nd ed. [electronic resource] / edited by Bill Cope and Angus Phillips.
Oxford : Chandos Publishing, c2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Future of the Academic Journal

Microbiology for surgical infections [electronic resource] : diagnosis, prognosis and treatment
edited by Kateryna Kon, Mahendra Rai, Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2014.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Microbiology for Surgical Infections

Nursing research using grounded theory : qualitative designs and methods in nursing / Mary de Chesnay.
New York, N.Y. : Springer Publishing Company, LLC, c2015.
WY 20.5 N9745 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Nursing Research Using Grounded Theory

Orthopaedic oncology : primary and metastatic tumors of the skeletal system
Terrance D. Peabody, Samer Attar, Cham : Springer, c2014.
WE 258 O775 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Orthopaedic Oncology


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

Briscoe Library 24/7 and Holiday Hours

The Briscoe Library will extend its hours for 24/7 study during fall semester final exams.  The library will be open 24 hours/day starting on the evening of Monday, December 1 and extending through the night of December 18 .  Extended hours are only available to HSC ID card holders and entry will be through ID card swipe at the library entrance.  All students, faculty and staff MUST have their HSC ID with them in order to be in the library during extended hours. Non-Health Science Center library users may use the library during regular hours.  The classroom area on the bottom floor of the Briscoe Library is also available for 24/7 study throughout the year.

The Briscoe Library Winter Break schedule begins on Friday, December 19 at 5:00 p.m. and will run through Sunday, January 4, 2015. The library will resume normal hours at 7:00 a.m. on January 5. The Calendar below shows the hours at a glance.

Library Fall 2014 Fall Exam  Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Briscoe Library

Day Date Holiday UT HSC ID Access Public Access**
Wednesday November 26 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday November 27 Thanksgiving Day CLOSED CLOSED
Friday November 28 University Holiday CLOSED CLOSED
Saturday November 29 7:00 a.m. – midnight 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday November 30 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. – midnight


Ramirez Library at the RAHC

Day Date Holiday UT HSC ID Access Public Access**
Wednesday November 26 6:00 a.m. – midnight 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday November 27 Thanksgiving Day 6:00 a.m. – midnight CLOSED
Friday November 28 University Holiday 6:00 a.m. – midnight CLOSED
Saturday November 29 6:00 a.m. – midnight CLOSED
Sunday November 30 noon – midnight 1: 00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Laredo Regional Campus Library

Day Date Holiday UT HSC ID Access Public Access**
Wednesday November 26 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday November 27 Thanksgiving Day CLOSED CLOSED
Friday November 28 University Holiday 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. CLOSED
Saturday November 29 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. CLOSED
Sunday November 30 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. CLOSED

** Access for non-UT Health Science Center ID card holders

View the University Holiday Schedule


News From the Libraries – November 2014

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

Briscoe Library Community Advisors 11/8/13

Briscoe Library Community Advisors 11/8/13

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Library Committee Appointed for 2014-15

Biannual Community Advisors Meeting – November 7

E-book Purchase Part of UT System Pilot Project

Emme Lopez Joints Briscoe Library Staff

Ebola: Current and Reliable Sources

Featured New Books

See all past issues of News From the Libraries

Libraries Hold Biannual Community Advisors Meeting, November 7th

Since 2007, the UT Health Science Center Libraries have held biannual Community Advisors Meetings for the purpose of gathering representatives of community organizations with whom the UT Health Science Center Libraries partner on community health initiatives. The meetings join  the libraries in San Antonio, Laredo, and Harlingen by V-Tel and allow participants to stay updated on community outreach activities and to identify new opportunities for collaboration. The meetings provide a forum for discussion for a wide variety of representatives from public, community and academic libraries, school systems, health departments, local and regional non-profit organizations, medical clinics, community health workers and promotores, as well as UT Health Science Center departments and researchers.

At the upcoming meeting, Stephanie McClain (Project Impact Manager with Methodist Healthcare Ministries) will speak at about the newly awarded Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grant that will initiate a new program called Sí Texas: Social Innovation for a Healthy Texas for 12 counties in South Texas. The grant will allow Methodist Healthcare Ministries to implement the program designed to improve rates of depression and diabetes in high-poverty communities in the Rio Grande Valley.

The Libraries invite any interested parties to attend.

Briscoe Library Community Advisors 11/8/13

Briscoe Library Community Advisors 11/8/13

E-book Purchase Part of UT System Pilot Project



The UT Health Science Center Libraries have acquired more than 150 Elsevier/ScienceDirect e-books as part of an Evidence-Based, Demand Driven Acquisitions project funded by the University of Texas System Board of Regents. The project began in 2013 and was designed to increase e-book content for UT System libraries, while focusing on user needs. All of the newly purchased titles have a 2013 publication date and cover subjects such as biomedical science, medicine, microbiology, chemistry, computer science, and more. A full list of these titles can be found in the library catalog.


A second round in the Demand Driven program is currently underway, and includes a selection of 2014 Elsevier/ScienceDirect e-book titles. Browsing of these titles in encouraged since purchases are dependent on user participation. To view a full list of the 2014 titles click here.

All Elsevier/ScienceDirect e-books can also be browsed through the library’s database page.

Questions about the library’s electronic and print book collection can be sent to Andrea Schorr, Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian,

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!