News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

Owen Ellard, Senior Director of Libraries

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Owen Ellard as Senior Director of Libraries at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio effective February 1, 2016.Owen Ellard, Senior Director of Libraries

Mr. Ellard has most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Texas Medical Center Library in Houston. Prior to his appointment at the TMC Library, he held directorships at the Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center at The University of New Mexico, Skeen Library at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. He has previously worked in San Antonio at the Sueltenfuss Library of Our Lady of the Lake University. Mr. Ellard brings to the Health Science Center at San Antonio tremendous depth of experience in librarianship, including expertise at the interface of libraries and information technology. He holds degrees from the University of Manchester, the University of South Florida, and Pennsylvania State University, and he has been a participant in the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s leadership development program and the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Information Resources (GIR) Leadership Institute.

He takes over this role from Rajia Tobia who retired in January 2016. Please join us in congratulating Mr. Ellard on his appointment. Below is his contact information.

Owen Ellard, MLIS, MA
Senior Director of Libraries
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MSC 7940
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
Phone: 210.567.2413
E-mail: ellard@uthscsa.edu

Dentists Gone Bad! History of Medicine Society: February 24

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the dentist…

Photograph of Cecil the Lion

Irene Bober-Moken, DMD, MPH will present Dentists Gone Bad at the February 24 History of Medicine Society Meeting at 6 PM in the Library Classrooms 2.019/2.027/2.029 on the 2nd Floor of the Library.

Learn about dentist Larry Lavin, the King of Coke, and Colin Howell, the murderer of both his wife and his former lover’s husband. Who could forget dentist Walter Palmer, the hunter of Cecil the Lion? Join us for these fascinating stories and more!

Membership in the History of Medicine Society is free, and meetings are open to the public. Light refreshments will be served!

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

 

 

 

New E-book Collections

The UT Health Science Center Libraries now have access to four new e-book collections.

ACS
The American Chemical Society e-book collection
Includes access to ACS Symposium Series 1974-2011 and Advances in Chemistry 1950-1998
Purchased through the University of Texas System using Academic Library Collection Enhancement funding.
Access: database page and library catalog

IOP
Institute of Physics e-book collection
Includes access to titles between 2013-2015.
Purchased through the University of Texas System using Academic Library Collection Enhancement funding.
Access: database page and library catalog

ASM
American Society for Microbiology e-book collection
Includes access to titles between 1993-2015
Purchased through the University of Texas System using Academic Library Collection Enhancement funding.
Access: database page and library catalog

cp
Current Protocols in Molecular Biology e-book collection
Includes access from 1987 to the present.
Access: database page and library catalog

One Community One Book: Find a Discussion Group

Cover Photograph of God's Hotel by Victoria Sweet

The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics and the Libraries of the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio have chosen God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine by Victoria Sweet, MD, PhD as a 2016 One Community One Book selection. Dr. Sweet will present The Ewing Halsell Distinguished Lecture in the Holly Auditorium on the Long Campus of the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio on the evening of Thursday, March 17, 2016. A reception will be held at 5:30 pm with the author’s presentation at 6:00 pm and a book signing to follow at 7:00 pm.

Conversation is the heart of One Community One Book. Book discussions will be held throughout February and March, leading up to Dr. Victoria Sweet’s visit to campus. To find a book discussion group or to register your discussion group, visit the One Community One Book 2016: Join the Conversation site.

The Library is also partnering with the Garden & Health Interest Group and the Discussions in Medical Ethics Group to host a book discussion in the Healing Garden on March 1 at 5:30 pm. More information is available here.

For more information on One Community One Book, contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at finnie@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2406.

Featured New Books/E-books February 2016

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

 

Purchase suggestions?
Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact Andrea N. Schorr, Metadata & Collection Management Librarian.

 

 

News From the Libraries – January 2016

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

Farewell From Rajia TobiaRajiaMLANews

Patrick Lemelle Retires

Group Study Room Policies

Open Call for Art

One Community/One Book 2016 Selection

History of Medicine Trivia Contest

Medical Instruments Exhibit

Physicians from Mexico Visit Briscoe Library

Featured New Books

See all past issues of News From the Libraries

Farewell from the Executive Director of Libraries

As previously announced in the November library newsletter, I will be retiring on January 8 after 35 years of service to the Health Science Center.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my career as a health sciences librarian and have been fortunateRajiaMLANews to spend most of my professional career at the Health Science Center.  Even in the days of digital collections and Google, librarians and libraries continue to be important to an informed community and to the advancement of knowledge.  I know the dedicated librarians and library staff at the Health Science Center will continue to provide innovative services, resources, and facilities for our students, faculty, staff, and the citizenry of South Texas.  My best to all of you as I embark on the next chapter in my life!

Patrick Lemelle, Library Outreach Assistant, Retires

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Patrick Lemelle, Library Outreach Assistant, will be retiring on January 31, 2016. For the past four years Patrick has been an integral part of the UT Health Science Center Library outreach services. Through outreach to a 33-county area in South Texas, library outreach services seek to improve access to health information in South Texas communities. Services include training in effective literature retrieval, literature searches, article delivery, outreach to consumers and community-based organizations, and circuit librarian services to hospitals, clinics and other organizations. Patrick has made many significant contributions to the library’s outreach programs. Thanks to his efforts, the Circuit Librarian Health Information Network (CLHIN) has provided valued and timely services to client institutions. Patrick has also prepared  monthly newsletters for all CLHIN participants and has tirelessly coordinated the renewal of CLHIN contracts. He has represented the Libraries at numerous health fairs and professional conferences, and  provided dedicated program support. An accomplished musician, Patrick provided the lyrics and music for a library video produced in 2012 on the value of community outreach collaboration and partnerships.  Patrick has worked within the University of Texas System libraries in San Antonio for a total of 23 years. Patrick’s engaging manner and dedication to area health consumers will be missed. All of our best wishes go to Patrick and his wife Olivia for a wonderful retirement!

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Patrick provides information to aspiring health science students, May 2015

Open call for art

The Briscoe Library is offering gallery space for student artists in the month of February 2016.

This is our first annual call for art on a theme. All types of art accepted from poems to installations.

artist's rendering of a heart
Theme for the year: The Heart
Gallery opening: 2/2/2016 @ 5:30pm (Students will be expected to stand by their piece and discuss it from 5:30-6pm).

To participate, email Emme Lopez by 1/15/2016 outlining the scope of your piece.

All art due at the library to prepare for display by noon on Friday, 1/29/2016.

One Community One Book 2016 Selection: God’s Hotel

“Others have written about the relationship between time and medical care with similar eloquence and urgency, but the centuries of perspective that Dr. Sweet brings infuse the point with unforgettable clarity. Sick people need time, she demonstrates repeatedly, and their doctors do, too.”                                                                                                                                                                                                             –A Hospital That Gave Its Patients Time to Heal

Cover Photograph of God's Hotel by Victoria Sweet

The Briscoe Library in collaboration with the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics has chosen God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine as a 2016 One Community/One Book selection. The book’s author Victoria Sweet, MD, PhD will present the Ewing Halsell Distinguished Lecture on the evening of March 17, 2016 in the Holly Auditorium. A reception will be held at 5:30 pm with the author’s presentation at 6:00 pm and a book signing to follow at 7:00 pm.

Dr. Sweet is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. Following her BS in Mathematics from Stanford University and her MD from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Dr. Sweet earned an MA and a PhD in the History of the Health Sciences from the University of California, San Francisco. Her research focuses on the 12th-century German abbess, composer, theologian, visionary, and medical practitioner Hildegard von Bingen.

In God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine, the author weaves stories of her experiences caring for patients at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco, the last almshouse in the country, with her studies of medieval medicine. In the process, Dr. Sweet comes to appreciate the importance of slow medicine and the efficiency of inefficiency.

The Briscoe Library will hold a kick-off event and workshop on February 2, 2016 at 12 Noon in the Howe Conference Room, Briscoe Library 5th floor, to support book discussion group leaders and to encourage conversation. This event is open to faculty, staff, and students of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, as well as members of the broader community, who are interested in planning a book discussion opportunity. Register Here. Book discussions will then be held throughout February and March, leading up to Dr. Sweet’s visit to campus on March 17, 2016.

For more information, please visit the One Community/One Book 2016: God’s Hotel website or contact Lisa Matye Finnie, Special Collections Librarian, at finnie@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2406.