News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries — January 2013

Staff of the Briscoe Library

Briscoe Library in San Antonio

The Staff of The Libraries wish you the happiest of years in 2013!

Are you in? Become part of One Community/One Book 2013

Department of the Army medical historian to speak

Library classes for January

Yolanda Klebahn to retire after 22 years with the Briscoe Library

A featured resource: Crazy Good Interviewing

The PubReader View: A New Way to Read Articles in PubMed Central

Mobile Devices: Know the RISKS. Take the STEPS. PROTECT and SECURE Health Information

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library in January

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Ramirez Library in Harlingen

Ramirez Library in Harlingen

Laredo Regional Campus Library

Laredo Regional Campus Library






Are you in? One Community/One Book training: February 4 at noon

Join the Club- Book CoverThis year The Libraries, in cooperation with the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, have chosen Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World for a One Community/One Book read.   Tina Rosenberg, the author of Join the Club, will be the keynote speaker at the CMH&E’s Community Service Learning Conference, which will take place on April 4, 2013.

The Libraries will offer three noon-hour workshops, January 28, February 4, and February 13, to support discussion group leaders and hosts. The workshops are open to faculty, staff, and students of the UT Health Science Center and members of the broader community who are interested in planning a discussion opportunity.

The workshops will be available on request in Harlingen and Laredo via V-tel.

Book discussions will be held throughout February and March, in the weeks leading up to Tina Rosenberg’s keynote address at the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics Community Service Learning Conference on April 4, 2013.

Registration for Facilitator and Host Training Workshops

NOTE: You will receive a message confirming your registration.  Please email Susan Hunnicutt ( if you do not receive email confirmation within a week of registering.

January Training

Monday, January 28
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Collaboratory (Briscoe Library, San Antonio)

February Training

Monday, February 4
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Collaboratory (Briscoe Library, San Antonio)
Register Online

Wednesday, February 13
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Collaboratory (Briscoe Library, San Antonio)
Register Online

January Book Discussions

Wednesday, January 23

PrISM (Professional Interest in Social Media) Book Discussion
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Briscoe Library 2.039


Humnanities Texas Logo

One Community/One Book is a project of The Libraries and the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics. This program was made possible in part with a grant from HumanitiesTexas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Department of the Army medical historian to speak in January

Army logo

Thursday, January 24, 6:00  p.m.

Howe Conference Room, 5th Floor, Briscoe Library

On the evening of  Thursday, January 24 Dr. Sanders Marble, Senior Historian with the Office of Medical History at Fort Sam Houston, will speak to the History of Medicine Society on the topic,  Medical History and the Military: Opportunities and Differences.  The event is open to all UT Health Science Center affiliates as well as members of the wider community.

The History of Medicine Society is a newly-formed interest group of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library.  For information about history of medicine programs or membership in the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian: Email, or call 567-2406.

Library classes for January


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

Integrating Library Research Skills into Blackboard and/or Academic Course Content
Faculty are encouraged to integrate 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 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

Getting Started with Ovid MEDLINE: January 15, 2013, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, LIB 2.011

Introduction to PubMed: January 17, 2013, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, LIB 2.011

Introduction to RefWorks: January 17, 2013, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, LIB 2.011

Introduction to EndNote:  January 18, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, LIB 2.011

Yolanda Klebahn to retire after 22 years with the Briscoe Library

Yolanda KlebahnAfter 22 years of service at the Briscoe Library, Yolanda Klebahn will retire at the end of January 2013.

Yolanda first joined the Briscoe Library in the summer of 1990. At that time she joined the Access Services department and spent most of her time re-shelving books, processing copy orders, and helping with document delivery. In 1997 Yolanda transitioned over to the Collection Development department (now called Collection Resources) where she was responsible for receiving and physically processing print books, updating catalog records, and reviewing bibliographic records for new books.

Today Yolanda is still responsible for receiving print books, but she is also responsible for receiving print journals, processing electronic book records, verifying access to online journals, and editing numerous catalog records. Over the years Yolanda has been involved in many collection management projects and has been a key contributor in helping expand and maintain collections at the Briscoe Library and branch locations.

Yolanda has had the unique opportunity to experience the transition from print to electronic resources first-hand. She has watched her job evolve over the years and has embraced the ability to grow in her position. She reports that she has enjoyed the diversity of her duties and is amazed at how much technology has changed the information landscape.

Yolanda has always been a friendly face around the library and will be greatly missed by all of her colleagues.

In her retirement Yolanda will enjoy spending more time with her family, especially her grandkids!

Andrea N. Schorr

Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian


A featured resource: Crazy Good Interviewing

Crazy Good InterviewingIt’s no secret that standing out in a crowd of anxious applicants is essential to landing the job you want nowadays. The book Crazy Good Interviewing: How Acting a Little Crazy Can Get You the Job by John B. Molidor and Barbara Parus introduces readers to a whole different level of interviewing where thinking outside the box is necessary to being a successful interview candidate. Some of the topics covered include: how to make a lasting first impression, interviewing in non-traditional environments, handling awkward questions and situations, and using personality and personal experience to boost credibility. The authors identify interview practices that are “crazy good” and “crazy bad” in order to help readers understand what sells and what doesn’t sell in an interview.

This book is packed full of practical advice for individuals seeking employment in a difficult economy and is useful to anyone who hasn’t been through the interview process in a long time.

John B. Molidor, Ph.D. is CEO/President of Michigan State University Flint Area Medical Education, and a Community Assistant Dean and Professor of Psychiatry at MSU College of Human Medicine.

Barbara Parus is Director of Publications for the National Speakers Association in Tempe, Arizona and a well-established writer, editor, and editorial consultant.

This book isavailable at the Briscoe Library. For more information check the library catalog.

Andrea N. Schorr

Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian

The PubReader View: A New Way to Read Articles in PMC

The National Library of Medicine recently announced the development of  PubReader, an easier way to use your Web browser to read articles in PubMed Central (PMC) on your desktop, laptop, or tablet computer.

Scientific papers most often appear on the Web as a single long page that you read by scrolling through vertically. Without multiple columns and separate pages, however, it can be difficult to navigate inside a document. If you scroll back to look at an image or a figure, you may easily lose your place and have to hunt around for the spot where you stopped reading.

PubReader breaks an article into multiple columns and pages, similar to a printed paper, to improve readability and navigation. It allows you to adapt a page to whatever fits on your screen — with multiple columns on a desktop monitor or a single column page on a small tablet.  When you adjust the font size or change the size of the browser window, page boundaries and columns are adjusted automatically.

The new view is available for any article that is available in full-text HTML form in PMC. It is not available for older content that is available only in PDF form or as scanned images of the original print pages.

pr-toc-linkYou can get to the new view directly from an article citation in a search result list or an issue table of contents:



PubReader View can also be accessed from the Formats links in the top right corner of an article page in PMC:




More information about PubReader can be found on the PMC website:



Full PubReader screen showing first page of an article with the journal banner.

Mobile Devices: Know the RISKS. Take the STEPS. PROTECT and SECURE Health Information

Logo-Health and Human ServicesAt the 2012 ONC Annual Meeting, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched a new education initiative including a set of online tools to provide health care providers and organizations practical tips on ways to protect their patients’ protected health information when using mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

ONC is the abbreviation for the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, a position created by Executive Order in 2004 and written into legislation by the HITECH Act. The ONC’s purpose is to  promote a national health Information technology infrastructure and oversee its development.

The education initiative, called Mobile Devices: Know the RISKS. Take the STEPS. PROTECT and SECURE Health Information, is available at It offers educational resources such as videos, easy-to-download fact sheets, and posters to promote best ways to safeguard patient health information.



New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library in January

The One World Schoolhouse

The one world schoolhouse : education reimagined / Salman Khan.
New York, N.Y. : Twelve, c2012.
LB 1044.87 K45o 2012.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record




Essentials of Glaucoma SurgeryEssentials of glaucoma surgery / edited by Malik Y. Kahook.
Thorofare, N.J. : SLACK Inc., c2012.
WW 290 E78 2012.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record




Physical Agents in RehabilitationPhysical agents in rehabilitation : from research to practice, 4th ed. / Michelle H. Cameron.
St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2013.
WB 460 P5772 2013.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record


Personalized Library Services in Higher EducationPersonalised library services in higher education : the boutique approach / edited by Andy Priestner and Elizabeth Tilley.
Farnham, Surrey, U.K. ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, c2012.
Z 675.U5 P467 2012.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record



NeuroradiologyNeuroradiology : key differential diagnoses and clinical questions / Juan E. Small, Pamela W. Schaefer.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Elsevier/Saunders, c2013.
WL 141 S635n 2013.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record



Women's HealthWomen’s health : a primary care clinical guide, 4th ed. / [edited by] Ellis Quinn Youngkin … [et al.].
Boston : Pearson, c2013.
WA 309 W8712 2013.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record


Perioperative MedicinePerioperative medicine : medical consultation and co-management / edited by Amir K. Jaffer, Paul J. Grant.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell, c2012.
WO 178 P4455 2012.  Click here to view the Full Catalog Record



Andrea N. Schorr

Collection Resources Librarian

News from the Libraries — December 2012


Tina Rosenberg

Tina Rosenberg is the author of Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World, the One Community/One Book selection for 2013. Photo by Noah Greenberg.

Join the Club by Tina Rosenberg is the next common reading selection

History of Medicine Society will meet on December 3: Phil Valente, MD to speak

December 2012 library classes

New in December: Lunch & Learn Mini-Webinars

Library-hosted workshops will explore Community Asset Mapping for CTSA Community Engagement

NIH strengthens requirement for public access compliance

HSCLink: The best way to access PubMed article links

Library Holiday Hours, December 15, 2012 to January 1, 2013

Briscoe 5th floor public areas will be closed in late December

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library in December

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