News from the Libraries
News From the Library – November 2013
One Community One Book: Author Louise Aronson will speak on campus November 14
5:30 p.m. Author Presentation
6:30 p.m. Reception and Book Signing
UT Health Science Center Holly Auditorium
Louise Aronson, M.D., M.F.A., the author of A History of the Present Illness, this fall’s One Community/On Book selection, will speak in the Holly Auditorium Thursday, November 14, at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Louise Aronson is an Associate Professor of Geriatrics at the University of California at San Francisco. She directs the Northern California Geriatric Education Center and the UCSF Medical Humanities program. Dr. Aronson’s clinical practice is through the Housecalls Program where she provides care to homebound older adults in underserved San Francisco neighborhoods.
Her research and scholarship focus on geriatrics education, reflective learning, and public medical writing.
For more information about Aronson’s November 14th appearance, call the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics at 210-567-0795.
This year’s One Community/One Book program is the 6th such partnership for The Libraries and the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics. Previous book selections included Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World (2008); Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality (2009); The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010); Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child (2012); and Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World (Spring 2013). Since 2008, more than 800 individuals have participated in One Community/One Book book discussions, and as many as 2800 individuals have attended author events.
One Community/One Book is made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
History of Medicine noon lecture will explore the treatment of diabetic pregnancy in the early 20th century
Thursday, November 14, 12:00 noon
Howe Conference Room
5th floor, Briscoe Library
Kirsten Gardner, Ph.D., will talk about Priscilla White, a 1923 graduate of Tufts University Medical School whose groundbreaking work contributed to deeper understanding of diabetes, including diabetes in pregnancy.
Dr. Gardner, an Associate Professor of History at UTSA, is a past president of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. Her research interests include women’s health, particularly the history of female cancers. Recent articles include “Hiding the Scars: A History of Post-Mastectomy Prostheses,” “From Cotton to Silicone: A History of Breast Prosthesis Since World War II”, and “Informing Women: Early Cancer Detection Skills.”
History of Medicine noon lectures, hosted by the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, provide opportunities for informal learning and conversation. Everyone is invited. Please feel free to bring your lunch.
Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian
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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
|Wednesday||November 27||7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.||7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||November 28||Thanksgiving Day||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Friday||November 29||University Holiday||CLOSED||CLOSED|
|Saturday||November 30||Resume Normal Hours||7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.||9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||December 1||7:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.||10:00 a.m. – midnight|
Ramirez Library at the RAHC
|Wednesday||November 27||6:00 a.m. – midnight||7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||November 28||Thanksgiving Day||6:00 a.m. – midnight||CLOSED|
|Friday||November 29||University Holiday||6:00 a.m. – midnight||CLOSED|
|Saturday||November 30||Resume Normal Hours||6:00 a.m. – midnight||CLOSED|
|Sunday||December 1||noon – midnight||1: 00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.|
Laredo Regional Campus Library
|Thursday||November 28||Thanksgiving Day||CLOSED|
|Friday||November 29||University Holiday||CLOSED|
Web of Science Cancellation
The UT Health Science Center Library is discontinuing Web of Science after the current subscription expires. Due to a combination of funding limitations and duplication of content we could not justify the renewal. Effective January 1, 2014, we will no longer have access to Web of Science.
Scopus is a database that provides similar information to Web of Science. Please contact the library at (210)567-2450 or email@example.com if you need assistance with making the switch from Web of Scienc to Scopus. Librarians are available for consultations or to provide group instruction to help ease the transition. Any departmental or committee material that references Web of Science should be updated to Scopus.
John Weed, Head of Collection Resources
Did you know? Library printers
This installment of the “Did you know?” series highlights the workhorse printers at the Briscoe Library.
The Briscoe Library has had HP printers for black and white printing since 2006. These printers were retired from service mid-October after many print jobs. Over the lifetime of these printers, they printed a combined 3,072,553 pages. Over the years, students, faculty, staff, and library visitors have all printed to these machines. They were finally retired because replacement parts and repair were too costly.
New library printers and copiers for the Briscoe Library have been installed! The new equipment prints, copies, and scans! Come by and check them out.
Questions about printing and copying in the Briscoe Library? Visit Library Circulation or contact us for more information.
Need poster ideas? Try the creating and presenting poster sessions class!
On November 6th, 11:00 am-12 noon, in LIB 4.074, the special library class Creating and Presenting Professional Poster Sessions will be offered. All students, faculty and staff who make posters or are considering submitting a poster should attend.
This introductory one hour class covers the creation of a rolled poster using Microsoft PowerPoint (both standard and non-standard shapes), presentation skills and best practices for poster sessions at professional conferences and meetings. This class is designed to enhance poster creation and presentation skills – even for experienced poster creators.
Register online to attend!
New Outside the Briscoe Library – Raccoon Prevention
The curbside space outside the Briscoe Library is sporting two new fixtures. The former open trash can has been replaced with an animal-proof trash receptacle. Although no bears have been sighted, a family of raccoons finds the trash around campus quite tasty. In addition, the book drop that has seen many years of service in front of the library has been replaced with a shiny, teal colored refurbished book drop. Thank you to Facilities Management for the new trash receptacle and for their work in keeping the campus Green by helping the library to Reuse the book drop formerly located in the School of Nursing.
Jeremy Mercier joins Briscoe Library staff
Jeremy Mercier has joined the Briscoe Library staff as an Information Technology Specialist. Jeremy will be supervised by Eric Willman, Head of Library Technology, as part of Information Management Services. Jeremy will be performing duties related to maintaining Web applications and database services to support the library’s Web platform, configuring computers, and supporting library software. Jeremy will also be providing support for some Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs (AFSA) departments. Jeremy is currently completing his master’s degree in Information and Library Science through the University of North Texas.
Featured New Books for November 2013
Clinical anatomy : a case study approach / Mark H. Hankin, Dennis E. Morse, Carol A. Bennett-Clarke., New York : McGraw-Hill Education/Medical, c2013.
QS 18.2 H241c 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Understanding and conducting research in the health sciences / Christopher J.L. Cunningham, Bart L. Weathington, David J. Pittenger. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2013.
W 20.5 C973u 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Proposal writing for nursing capstones and clinical projects / Wanda Bonnel, Katharine V. Smith.
New York : Springer, c2014. WY 20.5 B716p 2014.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Making sense of clinical teaching / edited by Samy A. Azer.
Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, c2013.
W 18 M235 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Desk reference to the diagnostic criteria from DSM-5 / American Psychiatric Association.
Washington, D.C. : American Psychiatric Publishing, c2013.
WM 15 D53692 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Solution focused anxiety management [electronic resource] : a treatment and training manual / Ellen K. Quick., San Diego : Elsevier Science, 2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Neural circuit development and function in the healthy and diseased brain [electronic resource] : comprehensive developmental neuroscience / editors-in-chief: John L. R. Rubenstein, Pasko Rakic. Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2013.
Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Placebo and pain [electronic resource] : from bench to bedside / edited by Luana Colloca, Magne Arve Flaten, Karin Meissner., Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press, 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
Handbook of pediatric dentistry [electronic resource] / edited by Angus C. Cameron, Richard P. Widmer., Edinburgh : Mosby, 2013.Click here to view the Full Catalog Record
For a complete list of new titles added in the month of November click here.