News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

News From the Libraries – August 2014

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

TEDMED

Greysi Reyna – In Memoriam

TEDMED Coming in September

X-Rays & Radiation – History of Medicine Society

Medical School Yearbooks

Danny Jones Essay Contest

Records Retention Schedule

Featured New Books

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Medical School Yearbooks

Ever wonder what a medical student looked like in 1971 or how much hair the Medical School faculty had in 1984? You can now browse the Medical School yearbooks in the library’s Digital Archive and find out!

Yearbook picture

As part of an ongoing project, the UT Health Science Center Libraries have digitized more than 30 Medical School yearbooks and made them available online. All of the yearbooks are either owned by the UT Health Science Center Libraries or have been loaned to the library for digitization. The yearbooks are part of the University History Collection which is a growing collection dedicated to preserving the history of the institution.

To learn more about the yearbooks project visit the Medical School Yearbooks page.

Medical School class room

The first yearbook of the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio was published in 1970 and subsequent editions have been produced annually under different titles. Presently, the library is still in need of the following years: 1974-1976, 1980, 1987-1988, 1990-1991 and anything more recent than 2011. If you own any of these yearbooks and would like to loan them to the library for digitization please contact the Digital Archive Team at DigitalArchive@uthscsa.edu

 

Danny Jones Essay Contest Deadline October 15, 2014

Picture of drawing anatomical drawing of skull by Leonardo Da Vinci

Skull drawing by Leonardo Da Vinci, 1489  (in public domain)

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 comeaux@uthscsa.edu

For more information on the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at (210) 567-2406 or finnie@uthscsa.edu.

 

New Records Retention Schedule Search and Display Interface

The Briscoe Library is excited to announce the launch of the newly redesigned Records Retention Schedule webpage with improved search functionality and display features. This new interface should provide better search capabilities, as well as much clearer results. Here you will find a list of the most recent changes to the Records Retention Schedule and lists of vital records, research/grant records, archival records, and GME records, in addition to explanations of terms and guidelines for e-mail. Also located here is the link to Search the Records Retention Schedule.

Screenshot of Records Retention Schedule Search webpage

Most of the time you will be using the Search by Keyword field to enter words like research, grant, and faculty. This search function prioritizes search results based on a complex relevance algorithm that examines the relationship between search terms and record fields, the proximity of these search terms, and the number of times that they appear in the record. Other search fields enable you to search by Department or Record Category by use of a drop-down list or to enter a specific Record Series Item Number or Agency Item Number to retrieve particular records. Results are displayed in tabular form, and a list of explanations for all codes is available by clicking on the red hyperlink as indicated.

Screenshot of Records Retention Schedule Results webpage

For detailed information on the new features of the Records Retention Schedule webpage, please see this handout on Searching the New Records Retention Schedule.

Records Management Training – Introduction to the New Records Retention Schedule

To assist with any needs you may have in adapting to the newly redesigned Records Retention Schedule, one-hour classes are being offered on the new interface. Please, register for any of these sessions by clicking on the link below or through the Knowledge Center. Previous attendance at Module A is required.

5 Aug 2014 – 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Records Management – Introduction to the new Records Retention Schedule
San Antonio Briscoe Library, Room 2.011

8 Aug 2014 – 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Records Management – Introduction to the new Records Retention Schedule
San Antonio Briscoe Library, Room 2.011

For more information on Records Management or the Records Retention Schedule, please contact Owen Ellard, Senior Director of Libraries at 210-567-2413 or ellard@uthscsa.edu

Featured New Books for August 2014

AACN essentials of critical care nursing, 3rd ed. / [edited by] Suzanne M. Burns. 
New York : McGraw Hill Education, 2014. 
WY 154 A111 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

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AACN essentials of progressive care nursing, 3rd ed. / [edited by] Suzanne M. Burns. 
New York : McGraw-Hill Education/Medical, 2014. 
WY 154 A1114 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

ACCN Essentials of Progressive Care Nursing

DNA repair in cancer therapy [electronic resource] :
molecular targets and clinical applications /
edited by Mark Kelley. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 
DNA repair in cancer therapy

Infectious complications in cancer patients / Valentina Stosor, Teresa R. Zembower, editors. 
Cham ; New York : Springer, c2014. 
QZ 200 I435 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Infectious Complications in Cancer Patients 

Infectious diseases : a clinical short course, 3rd ed. /
Frederick S. Southwick. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2014. 
WC 100 S728i 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Infectious Diseases: a clinical short course

Introduction to reference sources in the health sciences, 6th ed. /
compiled and edited by Jeffrey T. Huber, Susan Swogger. 
Chicago : ALA Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2014. 
ZWB 100 R784i 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Introduction to Reference Sources in the Health Sciences

Nothing but the tooth [electronic resource] : a dental odyssey /
Barry K. B. Berkovitz. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Nothing but the Tooth: a dental odyssey

The physician’s guide to eye care, 4th ed. / Jonathan D. Trobe ;
developed in cooperation with American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians. 
San Francisco, Calif. : American Academy of Ophthalmology, c2012. 
WW 140 T843p 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Physician's Guide to Eye Care

South Texas health status review [electronic resource] /
Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health Science Center San Antonio.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

South Texas Health Status Review

USMLE step 2 secrets, 4th ed. / Theodore X. O’Connell. 
Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier Saunders, c2014. 
WB 18.2 B836u 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

USMLE Step 2 Secrets

Women and health, 2nd ed. [electronic resource] / edited by Marlene B. Goldman,
Rebecca Troisi, Kathryn M. Rexrode. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record 

Women & Health

 

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

X-rays & Radiation – History of Medicine Society Meeting August 20th

X-ray of human hand, created in 1895 by Wilhelm Röntgen

First medical X-ray by Wilhelm Röntgen of his wife Anna Bertha Ludwig’s hand – 1895

 The History of Medicine Society, sponsored by the Friends of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, will have its initial meeting for the 2014-2015 academic year on August 20, 2014, in the Howe Conference Room located on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library building. Eva Glvan, MS4, will present X-rays & Radiation: The Early Days. Everyone, including the general public, is welcome to attend. A companion exhibit entitled Discovery of X-Rays will be mounted in the 3rd floor glass exhibit cases from August 15 – September 14.

The HOM Society has scheduled many interesting activities for the 2014 – 2015 year as follows:

  • August 20 – Eva Galvan –Early Days of X-Rays and Radiation
  • September 8 – 10 – History of Medicine Scavenger Hunt with presentation by Charleen Moore on Sept. 10 on Treasures of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library at 6:00 pm in the Howe Conference Room.   All entries must be turned in by 6:30.
  • October 1 – Ruth Stewart, RN, Ph.D – Nurses in War: a Florence Nightingale Heritage.  6:00 pm. Howe Conference Room. Followed by viewing NLM exhibit and a small reception.
  • November – no meeting. Friends of the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Annual Dinner Meeting on Nov. 6
  • December – no meeting
  • January 14 – Second Annual Trivia Contest – Ally Hertz, Medical Student. 6:00 pm Howe Conference Room
  • February 11 – History of the Mental Health Prosumer Movement. 6:00 pm Howe Conference Room
  • March 25 – Presentation by Danny Jones HOM Essay winner. 6:00 pm Howe Conference Room
  • April 22 – History of Medicine in Poetry. 6:00 pm Howe Conference Room

So, save the dates and join us for an evening of interesting discussion and fun!

For more information on the History of Medicine Society meetings contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, 210-567-2406 or finnie@uthscsa.edu.

Image by Wilhelm Röntgen. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Greysi Reyna – In Memoriam

 

We are saddened to announce the passing of Greysi Reyna on July 20 after a long battle with breast cancer.  From 1995 until her retirement in 2013, Greysi prostaffReynaGvided commendable service to the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the Regional Academic Health Center, in Harlingen, and the South Texas community.  Her visionary leadership as Assistant Director of the Mario E. Ramirez, M.D., Library facilitated expanded access to health information and resources throughout South Texas.  As a result of her altruistic service and dedication, Greysi received accolades for her notable work and outreach efforts.  Greysi was the recipient of the Michael E. Debakey Library Services Outreach Award, for outstanding outreach librarians serving rural or underserved populations, presented to her by the Friends of the National Library of Medicine in 2009.  She was involved with several outreach projects that brought improved health information to the South Texas region including information literacy training for promotoras and the MedlinePlus Peer Tutor Project at Med High in Mercedes, TX.  In 2005, the Med High Project was awarded the prestigious Institute of Museum and Library Services Award, presented to the Ramirez Library by First Lady Laura Bush. Through her love of service and her strong dedication to making lives better, Greysi made an indelible mark in South Texas.  Her gracious smile and infectious laughter was an inspiration to all who worked with Greysi.  She will be missed.

Donations in Greysi’s memory can be made to Sunshine Haven Hospice, 7105 Lakeside Blvd, Olmito, TX, 78575.