News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

Chat With a Librarian

Briscoe Library now has a chat service that allows you to chat directly with a librarian. The chat is managed during our regular on call hours (10 AM – 4 PM) and can be access through the orange chat button on the bottom right of each page of the library’s website. When a librarian is available for chat, the button will display “Chat Now”. When offline, you will have the option to submit your question through an online form (all questions will be answered during on call hours) or search for your answer in our LibGuides with the “Ask Us” button.

Briscoe Librarians Present at Medical Library Conference

 

For nearly two years, seven Briscoe librarians served on the Local Arrangements Committee for the 2018 Annual Conference of the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association (SCC/MLA). This event marked the 45th SCC/MLA conference and was held October 19-24 at the historic Menger Hotel in downtown San Antonio, which was also the location of the very first SCC/MLA conference. In addition to serving on the planning committee for the conference, librarians gave multiple presentations about their work.

 

Library liaisons along with Texas A&M librarian and systematic reviews expert Margaret Foster (pictured above) presented twice on their collaborative work with a poster titled “Learning the Systematic Review Process-A Collaborative Approach” and a paper, “Information and Library Skills Training in Nursing Education: A Systematic Review.”

Librarians Christy Tyson and Andrea Schorr presented a lightning talk, “A Legacy for the Healing Arts: An Open-Access Database for Dentistry and Beyond,” to discuss the Birgit Junfin Glass Dental Diagnostic Science Collection. It is a database indexed with MeSH terminology and custom controlled vocabulary and the first contribution to the new Open Access Educational Resource initiative at Briscoe Library.

Additionally, Christy Tyson and Kelley Minars presented a lightning talk on the integration of 3D printing services in the School of Dentistry and School of Medicine curricula through an Introduction to 3D Design module. The instruction supports 3D implant and prosthetic design.

Emme Lopez and Christy Tyson presented a paper titled “Mapping the ACRL Framework to Interprofessional Curricula in the Health Sciences.” It outlines a process for creating a rubric which supports information literacy instruction across the health sciences by mapping the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Framework to curricula. Tyson worked on and presented similar work with fellow members of the MLA Dental Section through a paper titled “Mission Critical: Advancing Information Literacy in Dental Education by Mapping Curricula to the ACRL Framework.”

On the last day of the conference, Chris Gaspard and Emme Lopez taught a four hour Continuing Education class called “Beware of Sharks: Predatory Publishing and Practices–Be Prepared!” They covered the history and tactics of predatory publishers as well as tools and techniques to identify low-quality emails, websites, conferences, and book publication offers.

If you would like information on any of the above-mentioned presentations, you may email askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu.

 

New Library PaperCut Printers Are Here!

There is a new game in town for printing across our campus and it’s called PaperCut! To accommodate the new system, approximately 30 new printers have been installed in various campus locations including 2 in the library on the entry-level 3rd floor.

The PaperCut system allows users to print to the new printers in two basic ways, either directly from a desktop or by way of the PaperCut website. While the website option is more convenient for mobile devices, it is less robust than the desktop option.

Click here to get started using PaperCut. Charges for printing are .08 cents per (one-sided) B&W page and .25 cents per (one-sided) Color page.

Please check with library staff for more information on how to best use the new system. For technical issues contact UT Print at 210-567-2315 or printingservices@uthscsa.edu.

October 2018 UT Health Faculty Publications List

To support our faculty’s research efforts, Briscoe Library has added an additional feature to our monthly newsletter. You will now be able to view citations and link to articles from our UT Health Faculty Publications list.  As an added feature, altmetric information is also included. This list will be produced monthly by our Library Liaison group who can also provide further assistance with scholarly publication efforts. If you do not see your publication listed, you can provide us with the proper citation information by completing this form.

Click here to view the citations for October 2018 publications.

 

Featured New Books/E-books for November 2018

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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, Head of Resource Management.

 

News from the Libraries October 2018

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

Student Appreciation Week: Oct 29 – Nov 2

Image of Research Exhibit and Awards Reception

Where’s Starletta?

Fresh Food and Coffee Vending Now Available

New Study Rooms Open for Reservations

Liaisons Teach Youth in St. Matthew’s STEM Club

Visit with Gary Taubes October 26th, 2-3pm, AltC 3.304

Librarians Create UT Health Faculty Publications List

Registration Deadline October 15th for Nixon Library Dinner

See all past issues of News From the Libraries

Student Appreciation Week: Oct 29 – Nov 2

Briscoe Library’s 2nd Annual Student Appreciation Week will be taking place October 29th through November 2nd! Head over to the library each day from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm to participate in fun activities and enjoy some food, prizes, and other giveaways. 

Image of Research Exhibit and Awards Reception

Briscoe Library’s Image of Research Photography Competition received a number of outstanding entries from UT Health San Antonio students. We welcome you to come view all of the submissions in our Image of Research Exhibit located on the newly completed gallery wall at the entrance of the library.

The library will be holding the Image of Research Awards Reception during Student Appreciation Week on Thursday, November 1st from 2pm to 3pm. All are welcome!

Please stay tuned for announcement of the winners in mid-October.

Where’s Starletta?

The star of the current Library art exhibit of local physician-artist Miguel Vazquez is his creation, Starletta. While Starletta is currently housed in the Library 5th floor Nixon Library Reading Room behind (sometimes locked) doors and within a glass case, she may be caught from time to time wandering the library floors.

As we understand, Starletta wants to get out and meet people and to learn more about what goes on in the library. We might even put her to work!

In order to make Starletta available to her fans, we have set up a schedule for her from October 8th to 31st from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. During these hours, you can come to the library to meet personally with Starletta and take pictures.

You will have to guess where she is!

Fresh Food and Coffee Vending Now Available

The long-awaited fresh food and coffee vending machines have arrived at Briscoe Library and are now available for use! Located on the 3rd floor next to The Hub, the three brand new vending machines contain snacks, a selection of fresh food and drinks, and coffee. While the coffee machine can only accept cash for the time being (only $1.50 a cup!), the snack and fresh food machines accept both cash and credit card.

These vending machines are accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year so you’ll never go hungry or thirsty again!