News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries December 2017

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

Briscoe Library and Northwest Vista College Offer Webinar: Partnering with Community Health Workers

“Healthy Children, Healthy Citizens”: Librarian Participates in CSL Project for Fourth Graders

State Program Provides More Library Resources

Library has Access to State Medical Society Journals

School of Dentistry Liaison Greets 330 Area Students at 2017 Science Expo

Librarian Receives Award to Attend Library Marketing and Communications Conference

New Speech-Language Pathology Faculty Tour the Library

Web of Science Cancellation

New Staff at the Laredo Regional Campus Library

Featured New Books/E-books for December 2017

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“Healthy Children, Healthy Citizens”: Librarian Participates in CSL Project for Fourth Graders

 

On November 8, Karen Barton, Liaison and Community Engagement Librarian, did a presentation on evaluating health information websites for a Castroville Elementary fourth grade class that is part of the Community Service Learning (CSL) project “Healthy Children, Healthy Citizens.” The students were given a bookmark with information on National Library of Medicine websites for kids among other handouts.

“Healthy Children, Healthy Citizens” is an interprofessional community service learning project at UT Health San Antonio. Through teaching interactive lessons, the goal of the project is to increase health literacy and establish healthy lifestyle habits in elementary aged students in a rural South Texas community that will carry on into their adult lives. The main topics in the curriculum include proper hand hygiene, asthma care, heart health, diabetes care, first aid, and nutrition. Margaret Ashoo and Cody Carnes are the student leaders of “Healthy Children, Healthy Citizens” and are overseen by School of Nursing professor Laura Sisk and CSL Assistant Director Melanie Stone. Karen is scheduled to present to the four remaining fourth grade classes this month.

 

  

State Program Provides More Library Resources

 

The UT Health Libraries have acquired several new e-resources through the UT System’s Academic Library Collection Enhancement Program (ALCEP). The funds for this program are allocated by the UT Board of Regents for one-time collection purchases that benefit all UT institutions.

This year’s ALCEP fund purchases include:

eBooks

American Society for Microbiology e-Books, 2016-2017 (in addition to access from 1993-2015)
Wiley Probability and Statistics eBook Series, 1973-2017

eJournals

Mayo Clinic Proceedings Journals, 1984-1994
Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine Archive Collection, 1929-2000

Databases

Texas County Histories Archives, 1873-1922
Key Business Ratios Archive Collection, 1979-present

Library has Access to State Medical Society Journals

 

The UT Health Libraries now have access to an archive of State Medical Society Journals through an open access initiative led by the Medical Heritage Library. The State Medical Journals Collection encompasses nearly 50 state medical journals and includes 117 titles dating back from 1900-2000. Journals found in the collection have been provided free of charge by individual journal publishers agreeing to open access to journal content currently under copyright.

State medical society journals document the transformation of American medicine in the twentieth century at both the local and national level.

Access the State Medical Journal Collection here.

School of Dentistry Liaison Librarian Greets 330 Area Students at 2017 Science Expo

 

On November 11, Christy Tyson, Liaison to the School of Dentistry, provided outreach services at the 2017 Health Science Expo held at the Holly Auditorium, where there were 330 visitors. The Expo targets area high school students, their teachers, guidance counselors, and parents and seeks to inform them of the exciting aspects of health science librarianship and access points for NIH resources. PubMed and MedlinePlus were two of the resources demonstrated and literature was available for further reference. Christy also provided several hands-on opportunities to those who visited the library’s table, including manipulation of 3D prints of anatomical structures and online VR modules created for current courses offered at UT Health.

 

  

Librarian Receives Award to Attend Library Marketing and Communications Conference

Kirsten Lorenzen, Outreach and Community Engagement Librarian,  received a Professional Development Award from the South Central Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to attend the 3rd Annual Library Marketing and Communications Conference. This conference took place in Dallas, TX from November 16-17, 2017. The conference was designed for librarians who are involved in marketing, communications, public relations, social media, and outreach. The presenters explored issues that are important for this niche of library work and allowed attendees to network and discuss mutual challenges. Marketing is an important part of being a successful library, and by improving upon marketing and communications skills with this conference, libraries will be better equipped to have their messages heard, promote their resources, and have their services well-used and appreciated. Kirsten attended breakout sessions such as Creating a Marketing Plan, Social Media Strategies, and Launching a Digital Marketing Campaign in hopes of gaining more information and ideas that can be applied to the marketing efforts at Briscoe Library.

New Speech-Language Pathology Faculty Tour the Library

 

New Speech-Language Pathology faculty, Dr. Fang-Ling Lu, Dr. Rosie Norman, and Angela Kennedy, took a tour of the Briscoe Library on November 7. SHP Liaison Librarian Karen Barton provided the faculty with an overview of online resources and liaison services. Creative Technologies Librarian Kelley Minars demonstrated the Virtual Reality and 3D visualization software in the HUB and helped the faculty to try the software. The SLP faculty left with many ideas on how to incorporate this software into their curriculum. For more information on library resources and services, you may email askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu or call 210-567-2440.

 

    

 

 

New Staff at the Laredo Regional Campus Library

 

We are pleased to announce that the UT Health Science Center Laredo Regional Campus Library has a new staff member, Elizabeth Ramirez, who will hold the position of Library Assistant. The Laredo Regional Campus, in partnership with the Laredo Community College and Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), has been offering programs in the Laredo area since 2001. The Library  has been in its present location since 2008. Under supervision by both TAMIU and the UT Health Briscoe Library, Library Assistants provide circulation and information services to current faculty, staff, and to public users.

Featured New Books/E-books for December 2017

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For a list of the newest titles at the Briscoe Library click here.

 

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