News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

Art Exhibit on Loan at the Briscoe Library

BravermanSheldon P. Braverman, M.D., a practicing ophthalmologist in San Antonio has loaned five paintings to be displayed in the lobby of the Briscoe Library during February in honor of Black History Month. Three oil paintings are part of a collection of work by Dr. Braverman. The subjects he selects are often taken from photographs that he finds provocative. Two of the paintings were inspired from photos in the Family of Man exhibit which was originally shown at The Museum of Modern Art in 1955. Although quite somber, they are thought provoking. The third oil painting is from a jazz record cover illustrating the funeral tradition in New Orleans of the joyous return from the burial. Dr. Braverman invites the viewer to create his own narrative as to the life situation depicted in the paintings and hopes they stimulate and provide food for thought.

Two additional paintings are signed watercolors by New Orleans artists, also from Dr. Braverman’s personal art collection. These colorful paintings featuring black jazz musicians are so vivid, one can almost hear the strains of the music.

Dr. Braverman served as a clinical professor, Department of Ophthalmology at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio from the early 1970’s until 2010. He took up the hobby of painting as a teenager and completed his last painting 1 month ago.

References:

Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Family of Man: The greatest photographic exhibition of all time—503 pictures from 68 countries—created by Edward Steichen for the Museum of Modern Art. New York, Maco Magazine Corporation, 1955.

Steichen, Edward (2003) [1955]. The Family of Man. New York: The Museum of Modern Art.

Jonquil Feldman
Director, Briscoe Library and Outreach Services
feldman@uthscsa.edu

 

Students Asked, We Responded!

Students at the UT Health Science Center have never been shy about letting us know what they need to improve their experiences in the library. When possible, we do our best to “make it so!”

More Whiteboards!

WhiteboardEvery group study room has a whiteboard. The study rooms on the 5th floor have whiteboards that cover two-thirds of one wall, providing a large writing area. Often, we find them covered with equations or diagrams that are so impressive that our staff are reluctant to wipe them down. Since the number of group study rooms is limited, students asked for portable whiteboards that they can use in the open seating areas. After consulting with members of the Student Government Association, we have purchased large rolling whiteboards for the 3rd and 5th floors.

Erasers are magnetically attached to the boards and students can help themselves to markers from the bucket that resides at the Circulation Desk. We just ask that students return the markers so others can use them.bucket-markers

Study Room Reservation Schedules

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When we migrated to a self-service group study room reservation system, the response was overwhelmingly positive. Students were able to log in and reserve rooms for up to 4 hours at a time without having to call or stop at a service desk to request a reservation. However, everyone did not honor the reservations and we often received complaints that people were occupying rooms that had been reserved by other groups. We investigated ways to make it easier to find non-reserved rooms and then reserve them on the spot using a mobile device. This screen, located across from the entrance on the 3rd floor, shows up-to-the-minute availability and provides a scan code for quick access to the reservation system.

These improvements are a collaborative effort between staff from the Library Services, Administration and Library Technology divisions. We look forward to receiving suggestions for ways to assist in the success of our students.

Jonquil Feldman
Director, Library and Outreach Services
feldman@uthscsa.edu

New Research Methods Database

SRM

Need help designing and executing a research project?  Check out SAGE Research Methods (SRM) a new library database that covers all aspects of the research process, from developing a research question to defining results. Within this database are numerous e-books and select e-journal articles that focus on research design and development. Coverage includes the full range of methods used in the behavioral sciences, as well as many commonly used in science, technology, and medicine.

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SAGE Research Methods is appropriate for anyone investigating, designing, supervising, or teaching research methods.

Access SRM through the library’s catalog and database page.  SRM is pfovided through the UT System Digital Library for use by all UT institutions.

Featured New Books for February 2015

Case files. Anatomy / Eugene C. Toy, Lawrence M. Ross, Han Zhang, Cristo Papasakelariou.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education Medical, c2015.
QS 18.2 C337 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Case files anatomy

Cases in medical microbiology and infectious diseases, 4th ed. / by Peter H. Gilligan,
Daniel S. Shapiro, and Melissa B. Miller.; Washington, D.C. : ASM Press, c2014.
WC 100 G481c 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Cases in medical microbiology and infectious diseases

Community as partner : theory and practice in nursing, 7th ed. / Elizabeth T. Anderson and Judith McFarlane.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer, c2015.
WY 106 C732 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Community as partner : theory and practice in nursing 7th ed.

Evidence-based physical therapy for the pelvic floor [electronic resource] : bridging science and
clinical practice, 2nd ed. edited by Kari B, Bary Berghmans, Siv Morkved and Marijke Van Kampen.
Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Evidence-based physical therapy for the pelvic floor, 2nd ed.

Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare : a guide to best practice, 3rd ed.
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, Ellen Fineout-Overholt; Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health, c2015.
WY 100.7 M527e 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare, 3rd ed.

Functional atlas of the human fascial system [electronic resource] / Carla Stecco MD ;
English language editor: Warren Hammer ; forewords by Andry Vleeming, Raffaele De Caro.
Edinburgh : Churchill Livingstone, 2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Functional atlas of the human fascial system

Genetics for health professionals in cancer care : from principles to practice
edited by Chris Jacobs, Patricia Webb, Lorraine Robinson ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
QZ 202 G3287 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Genetics for health professionals in cancer care

Guidelines for perioperative practice [electronic resource], 2015 ed. / Association of periOperative
Registered Nurses ;clinical editor, Ramona Conner.
Denver, Colo. : AORN, c2015.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Guidelines for perioperative practice 2015

Magnetic resonance imaging : physical and biological principles, 4th ed. / Stewart Carlyle Bushong,
Geoffrey Clarke; St. Louis, Missouri : Elsevier Mosby, c2015.
WN 185 B979m 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Magnetic resonance imaging: physical and biological principles, 4th ed.

Making space : how the brain knows where things are / Jennifer M. Groh.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.
WW 105 G874 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Making space: how the brain knows where things are

Mini dental implants [electronic resource] : principles and practice / Victor I. Sendax.
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Mosby, c2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Mini dental implants

Multiple sclerosis and related disorders : clinical guide to diagnosis, medical management,
and rehabilitation; Alexander D. Rae-Grant, Robert J. Fox, Francois Bethoux, editors.
New York, N.Y. : Demos Medical, c2013.
WL 360 M9593 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Multiple sclerosis and related disorders

Rehabilitation for the postsurgical orthopedic patient [electronic resource], 3rd ed.
[edited by] Lisa Maxey, Jim Magnusson.
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Mosby, 2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Rehabilitation for the postsurgical orthopedic patient, 3rd ed.

Surgical recall, 7th ed. / Recall series editor and senior editor, Lorne H. Blackbourne.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer, c2015.
WO 18.2 S9618 2015. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Surgical recall, 7th ed.

Techniques and methodological approaches in breast cancer research / Jose Russo, Irma H. Russo.
New York : Springer, c2014.
WP 870 R9693t 2014. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

Techniques and methodological approaches in breast cancer research

News From the Libraries – January 2015

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

2014 Briscoe Staff

Briscoe Library Staff

Happy New Year!

What’s New in ClinicalKey?

History of Medicine Trivia Night

Did you know?  Interlibrary Loan

Being Mortal—Book Review

New Leisure Books

Featured New Books

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