News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

New library search features: Drop down search box

 

Librarians have  been hard at work trying to find new ways to improve your experience with the UT Health Science Center Libraries website. Starting in January the library rolled out a new website with an improved search interface on the homepage. From a search box on the homepage, it is now possible to search PubMed, Google Scholar, E-Journals, E-Books, Print Materials, and Databases.

Not settling with a search of these features on just the library homepage, the library’s Web Team has enhanced searching capabilities by creating a dropdown in the top right corner of the library’s website. This search feature is now on every library web page, and allows a search of the library’s website, PubMed, Google Scholar, E-Journals, E-Books, Print Materials, and the University site.

The library Web Team is always looking for students, faculty, and staff to participate in usability testing for the libraries website. If you have not participated before, and would like to sign up, please contact Kelley Minars, Web Services Librarian, minars@uthscsa.edu.

 

Library Search box screenshot

History of Anatomy class visits the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

Ten students from the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences visited the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library on the evening of Tuesday, April 24 to view more than 40 items from the library’s rare book collection.  The visit was the conclusion of the School of Medicine’s enrichment elective, ELEC 5022, and the graduate school’s CSBL 5015. The class, which was taught by Dr. Charleen Moore of the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, covered the history of anatomy from ancient times through the 19th century.

Among the items on display:

ALBINUS, Bernhard Siegfried (1697-1770), Tables of the skeleton and muscles of the human body, London, 1st edition in Latin – 1749

HOOKE, Robert (1635-1703), Micrographia, London, 1667

VESALIUS, Andreas (1514-1564), De humani corporis fabrica libri septem, Basel, 1543

Students also viewed the oldest book in the Nixon library’s collection, CELSUS, Aulus Cornelius, De  medicina, 2nd edition, 1481.  De medicina is a member of a class of books known as incunables,  the first books to be produced by the printing press in the late 15th century.

The P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  To schedule a visit, contact Anne Comeaux, Assistant Library Director for Special Collections, comeaux@uthscsa.edu or Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian, hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.

 

P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library- class visit

Dr. Charleen Moore and students from the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences visited the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library on April 24.

 

ALBINUS, Bernhard Siegfried (1697-1770) Tables of the skeleton and muscles of the human body, 1747

Among the books on display in the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library on April 24: ALBINUS, Bernhard Siegfried (1697-1770), Tables of the skeleton and muscles of the human body, 1749.

National Library Week: School librarians remember Dr. Mario E. Ramirez during visit to the Ramirez Library

School Librarians visit the Ramirez Library in Harlingen

"Many librarians in the group recalled fond childhood memories of Dr. Ramirez, who served as their family physician... and they enjoyed perusing the Mario E. Ramirez, M.D. Collection, locating their mothers’ names and birth dates in his record book of deliveries."

A group of 18 school librarians from the Rio Grande City Independent School District took a walk down memory lane at the Mario E. Ramirez, M.D., Library during National Library Week.  Adelina Villarreal, Library Director for the Rio Grande City ISD, contacted librarians at the Ramirez Library, because she wanted to provide an opportunity for RGCISD librarians to visit the library named for Mario E. Ramirez, M.D. an honored member of the Starr County community.  Dr. Ramirez founded the first hospital in Roma, and as Starr County Judge, brought the Starr County Memorial Hospital to Rio Grande City.  Ms. Garza also wanted the librarians to learn more about the unique services of a specialized medical library.

Many librarians in the group recalled fond childhood memories of Dr. Ramirez, who served as their family physician.  Many credited Dr. Ramirez as the physician who brought them into the world, and they enjoyed perusing the Mario E. Ramirez, M.D. Collection, locating their mothers’ names and birth dates in his record book of deliveries.

Librarians also toured the clinical simulation lab at the Regional Academic Health Center.  Dr. Adela Valdez, Assistant Regional Dean, provided a presentation of the lab and demonstrated how it is used for medical education at the RAHC.  An introduction to resources and services available from the National Library of Medicine was also provided by Ramirez Library staff.

Sallieann Swanner, Associate Library Director for Systems, will retire May 31, 2012

Sallieann Swanner

Sallieann Swanner, Associate Director for Systems, will retire on May 31 following 39 years of service to the University of Texas System.

Sallieann Swanner, Associate Library Director for Systems, will retire on May 31 following 39  years of service to the University of Texas System.  Starting in 1973, Sallieann was the Head of Cataloging at the UTSA Library and helped to set up the opening day collection for the fledgling library at UTSA.  She moved to the Health Science Center Library in 1978 as Serials Librarian then was promoted to Assistant Director for Technical Services/Systems and Associate Library Director for Systems.  Sallieann worked on many library computer and systems projects – Philsom (for serials holdings), LIS online catalog, miniMEDLINE, early locally installed version of Ovid, Innovative Interfaces, and the Pharos/Trac printing and copying system.  Sallieann also purchased and managed library servers, desktop computers, and printers.  Sallieann’s knowledge and expertise helped to move the library along in the ever changing world of technology.  During her career she served as a member of the Computing Resources Committee, TSR Advisory Committee and was a TSR for the library.

We wish Sallieann the best as she embarks on her well-deserved retirement and we express our gratitude for her many years of dedication to Health Science Center faculty, students and staff and the profession of librarianship.

Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of Libraries

Library hours on Memorial Weekend

Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, The Libraries will have modified hours. Please check the hours for your nearest library location.

Briscoe Library, San Antonio

  • Friday, May 25, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 26, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 27, Closed
  • Monday, May 28, Closed – Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, May 29, 7:00 am – 12 midnight (normal hours resume)

Ramirez Library, Harlingen

  • Friday, May 25, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 26, Closed
  • Sunday, May 27, Closed
  • Monday, May 28, Closed – Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, May 29, 7:30 am – 11 pm (normal hours resume)

Laredo Regional Campus Library, Laredo

  • Friday, May 25, 8:00 am – 12 noon, 1:00 pm – 5 pm
  • Saturday, May 26, Closed
  • Sunday, May 27, Closed
  • Monday, May 28, Closed – Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, May 29, 8:00 am – 12 noon, 1:00 pm – 5 pm (normal hours resume)

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library

Human genetics : from molecules to medicine / Christian Patrick Schaaf, Johannes Zschocke, Lorraine Potocki. Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2012.Human genetics : from molecules to medicine / Christian Patrick Schaaf, Johannes Zschocke, Lorraine Potocki.
Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2012.
QU 500 S291h 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

The chromosomal imbalance theory of cancer : autocatalyzed progression of aneuploidy is carcinogenesis / David Rasnick. Enfield, N.H. : Science Publishers ; Boca Raton, FL : distributed by CRC Press, c2012.The chromosomal imbalance theory of cancer : autocatalyzed progression of aneuploidy is carcinogenesis / David Rasnick.
Enfield, N.H. : Science Publishers ; Boca Raton, FL : distributed by CRC Press, c2012.
QZ 202 R226c 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Sleep disorders : the clinician's guide to diagnosis and management / Ruth M. Benca. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.

Sleep disorders : the clinician’s guide to diagnosis and management / Ruth M. Benca.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.
WM 188 B457s 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

Mechanisms of clinical signs / Mark Dennis, William Talbot Bowen, Lucy Cho. Chatswood, N.S.W. ; New York : Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier Australia, c2012.Mechanisms of clinical signs / Mark Dennis, William Talbot Bowen, Lucy Cho.
Chatswood, N.S.W. ; New York : Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier Australia, c2012.
WB 143 D411m 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

The creative destruction of medicine : how the digital revolution will create better health care / Eric Topol.  New York : Basic Books, c2012.  W 26.5 T675c 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record The creative destruction of medicine : how the digital revolution will create better health care / Eric Topol.
New York : Basic Books, c2012.
W 26.5 T675c 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Cardiac surgery in the adult, 4th ed. / [edited by] Lawrence H. Cohn. New York : McGraw-Hill Professional, c2012.Cardiac surgery in the adult, 4th ed. / [edited by] Lawrence H. Cohn.
New York : McGraw-Hill Professional, c2012.
WG 169 C26725 2012. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

 

Before we are born : essentials of embryology and birth defects, 8th ed. / Keith L. Moore, T.V.N. Persaud, Mark G. Torchia. Philadelphia, Pa. : Saunders/Elsevier, c2013. QS 604 M822b 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog RecordBefore we are born : essentials of embryology and birth defects, 8th ed. / Keith L. Moore, T.V.N. Persaud, Mark G. Torchia.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Saunders/Elsevier, c2013.
QS 604 M822b 2013. Click here to view the Full Catalog Record

 

 

Andrea N. Schorr

Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian

News from The Libraries — April 2012

Ask Me Why I Hurt- Book cover

The Briscoe Library will host a lunch hour discussion of Ask Me Why I Hurt, April 4 at noon in the Howe Conference Room. The book discussion supports this year’s Community Service Learning Day, which is April 5.

Library classes for April and May

Ask Me Why I Hurt: Join a book discussion on April 4

Faces of Hope: Noon hour program introduces documentary exhibit on San Antonio’s Haven for Hope

April 18: Briscoe and Ramirez Libraries will host Medical Library Association webcast on mobile technologies

TEDMED: Interactive simulcast sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges airs April 10-13

In April: Classes provide guidelines for record managers

Librarians in the news

Update on Briscoe Library renovations

Library consolidates reference collection to free up space

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library

 

To view past issues of the News from the Libraries, please see the News Archive.

Library classes for April and May

QRImage-LibClasses

Scan this code with your smartphone camera QR reader app to find library classes online.

The Libraries offer classes, consultations and other training to assist with the effective use of databases and research tools.  All library classes are free and open to all.  Register today to reserve your spot!

Schedule a Special Class
To schedule a special class or orientation for your department or group at other days/times, please contact the library at (210) 567-2450 or email AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu.

Integrating Library Research Skills into Academic Course Content
Faculty are encouraged to consider integrating library research skills into course content.  Librarians are available to develop and teach classes that meet specific needs or are about a specific resource.  To learn more or to schedule a class, contact Katie Prentice at prenticek@uthscsa.edu or call 210-567-6606.

To register for a class or to see complete class descriptions, visit the Attend a Library Class page.

Briscoe Library – San Antonio

  • Introduction to RefWorks: April 4, 2012, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: April 12, 2012, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Introduction to EndNote: April 13, 2012. 9:00 am – 10:00 am, LIB 2.011
  • Library Basics: April 13, 2012: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Introduction to PubMed: May 4, 2012, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Introduction to RefWorks: May 9, 2012, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: May 10, 2012, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Google Scholar for Scientific and Clinical Literature Searches: May 15, 2012, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Getting Started with Ovid MEDLINE: May 16, 2012, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, LIB 2.011

Katie Prentice
Head of Education and Information Services

Ask Me Why I Hurt: Book discussion in the library April 4

The Briscoe Library will host a discussion of Ask Me Why I Hurt, a first person account by Dr. Randy Christensen of his work as a pediatrician serving homeless children through a mobile van clinic in Phoenix, AZ.

Wednesday, April 4, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Howe Conference Room, 5th floor, Briscoe Library

Dr. Randy as he is called, and Julie Watson, LPN, a clinical nurse who works with him, will be featured speakers at this year’s Community Service Learning Day to be held on Thursday, April 5.

Ask Me Why I Hurt is about primary care at its most primary, helping those who often cannot help themselves.  The book is a fascinating memoir of Dr. Randy, his dedication to his work, the frustrations he often feels with the health care system, and his own personal struggles to raise a family while dealing with long hours and the most needy children.  The book is also a compelling example of inter-professional teamwork.

Copies of Ask Me Why I Hurt are available for check-out at the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, the Briscoe Library, the Ramirez Library at the RAHC in Harlingen, and the Regional Campus Library in Laredo.  Books are also available for purchase at the UT Health Science Center bookstore.

Dr. Randy will be signing books at 5:00 p.m. on April 5 following his presentation at Community Service Learning Day.  For more information about Community Service Learning Day, visit the website for the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics: http://www.texashumanities.org/cslconference.

To RSVP for the book discussion on April 4, email Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of Libraries,  tobia@uthscsa.edu.  Feel free to bring your lunch to the book discussion.  Dessert will be served.

April 18: Noon hour program introduces documentary exhibit on San Antonio’s Haven for Hope

Haven for Hope

Faces of Hope, photos by Marie Langmore, will be on display in the Briscoe Library beginning April 18.

Marie Langmore, photographer

George Block, President and CEO of Haven for Hope

Wednesday, April 18, noon to 1:00 p.m.

Howe Conference Room, Briscoe Library 5th floor

In 2010 San Antonio portrait photographer Marie Langmore began work on a different kind of project, photographing clients at Haven for Hope, San Antonio’s transformational campus for the homeless that was nearing completion just west of downtown. An exhibit of Langmore’s documentary photographs, Faces of Hope, will open with a noon-hour program in the Howe Conference Room of the Briscoe Library on Wednesday, April 18. George Block, President and CEO, will join Marie Langmore to speak about the mission of Haven for Hope.

“Everyone has a story to tell and it is often displayed in their simple gestures, the way they choose to look at the camera, or a telling expression on their face,” Marie Langmore says. The Haven for Hope project put her behind the lens of her camera as witness to emotions ranging from the spontaneous joy of childhood friendship, to solitude, the contemplation of loss, and tender bonds that unite parents and their children in the midst of hardship. According to the Haven for Hope website, (http://www.havenforhope.org/new/) homelessness in Texas has increased 15.9% since 2008, and 23% of the homeless are veterans. On any given night there will be approximately 1600 individuals residing on the Haven for Hope campus.

Faces of Hope will be on display in the Lecture Hall Commons of the School of Medicine and on the 3rd floor of the Briscoe Library through June. The April 18 program in the Howe Conference Room is open to all. Attendees are invited and encouraged to bring their lunches. For more information contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian: hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.