News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

Briscoe Library Renovations- stay informed about construction in the Briscoe Library

photos of library staffRenovations to the Dolph Briscoe, Jr. Library started in early November.  The project, which involves creating new space for the School of Medicine’s Office of Education out of 5000 square feet on the library’s 5th floor, is expected to be completed in May 2012.

The Briscoe Library Renovations blog will chronicle changes to the 5th floor in the coming months.  Current posts include construction updates, information about available study locations both in and outside the library, an explanation of the process of moving and  “weeding” the library’s collection that has been undertaken to make space for the new offices, and President Henrich’s announcement of the project.  The site also includes YouTube video of how many tons of books and shelving were moved in only a few hours to clear space for the construction of the new offices.

To receive email updates from the Briscoe Library Renovations blog, sign up here.

 

 

Exhibit: Medical response to the Haiti earthquake, 2010

Operating Room- Jimani, Dominican RepublicAn exhibit documenting emergency medical response to the Haiti earthquake of 2010 is currently on display in the lecture hall commons of the School of Medicine.  The photos were taken by Dr. Ruth Berggren, Director of the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics; Dr. Tyler Curiel, Professor of Medicine; and Dr. Cesar Ricci, General Surgery Resident.  Dr. Berggren, Dr. Curiel, and Dr. Ricci, (who was at the time an MS4) traveled to Haiti in the days following the January12,  2010 earthquake to volunteer with Remote Area Medical, a non-profit airborne relief organization.  The photos in the exhibit were taken in Haiti and at Hospital Buen Samaritano in Jimani, Dominican Republican.

Also on display in the Information Commons of the Briscoe Library: Two Cups of Coffee, an exhibit documenting a four-week medical service experience in Ethiopia.  Both exhibits will remain on display through the end of 2011.

Connective Tissue: literature and visual arts journal seeks submissions

Connective Tissue, a publication of the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, is seeking submissions of prose, essays, interviews, memoirs, narratives, short stories, poetry, painting, drawing, sculpture and photography for its 2012 issue.  Work does not need to be health related, but should be original and previously unpublished. Visual work should be submitted in digital format for initial review.

Submissions should be sent to ConnectiveTissue2012@gmail.com by 11:59 p.m. on January 13, 2012.  Please include your name and category in the subject line.

For more information, visit the Connective Tissue website:  http://www.texashumanities.org/connective-tissue.

 

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SCAMeL Libraries Increase Their Interlibrary Lending Rate

Effective January 1, 2012, libraries in the South Central Academic Medical Libraries (SCAMeL) group will be increasing the base rate they charge other libraries in the region to borrow journal articles, books, and other materials.  The charge will increase from $9.00 per loan to $10.00.  The SCAMeL region includes the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.  The UT Health Science Center Libraries will increase their interlibrary loan lending rate to libraries in region to $10.00, while out of region lending will remain at $11.00 for each loan.

Patrick Lemelle joins the staff of the Briscoe Library

Photograph of Patrick Lemelle

Patrick Lemelle works in outreach services in the Briscoe Library.

Patrick Lemelle is the new coordinator and contact person for Circuit Librarian Health Information Network (CLHIN), outreach services at the Briscoe Library.

Before coming to the Briscoe Library, Patrick was employed in the library at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures.  He assisted in  organization and sales for the photo archives and coordinated the ordering, scheduling and delivery of a variety of library services. Patrick has more than 20 years of experience at the UTSA library, as well as at other private library facilities.

A San Antonio native, Patrick earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Holy Redeemer College, in Waterford Wisconsin and pursued an elementary teaching certification from The University of Texas at San Antonio.

The Libraries welcome Patrick to the CLHIN team!

New to the shelves in the Briscoe Library

Education, Medical — methods. 

Best practices in medical teaching / Stephen M. Stahl and Richard L. Davis.

Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011.
W 18 S781b 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

Evidence-Based Nursing — organization & administration

Translation of evidence into nursing and health care practice / [edited by] Kathleen M. White, Sharon Dudley-Brown.
New York : Springer Publishing Co., c2012.
WY 100.7 T772 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

Writing. 

Getting published in the life sciences / Richard J. Gladon, William R. Graves and J. Michael Kelly.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Blackwell/John Wiley & Sons, c2011.
WZ 345 G542g 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

Vaccines — pharmacology

Development of vaccines : from discovery to clinical testing / edited by Manmohan Singh, Indresh K. Srivastava.�
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2011.
QW 805 D489 2011.

 

 

 

Andrea N. Schorr
Cataloging and Acquisitions Librarian

News from The Libraries – November 2011

In the news this month:Image of Ethiopa at dawn by Rosenbrock

Library classes for November and December

Two Cups of Coffee: photos document a medical service experience in Ethiopia

Most frequently used electronic journals

Thanksgiving holiday hours

Briscoe Library book giveaways in November

New to the shelves of the Briscoe Library

Image from: Two Cups of Coffee, a series of documentary photos by UT Health Science Center photographer Lester Rosebrock, will be on display in the Briscoe Library Information Commons beginning in November. Copyright Lester Rosebrock; used with permission.

Library classes for November and December

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

All library classes are free and open to all. Advance registration is appreciated but not required. If you would like to request a class or schedule a consultation at any HSC campus, please contact the library at (210) 567-2450 or email AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu.

If you would like to schedule a special class or orientation for your department or group at other days/times, please contact us!  To register for a class or to read class descriptions, visit the online class schedule.

When you register for a library class, your registration confirmation email includes a file that you can save as an appointment into your electronic calendar.

 

Briscoe Library – San Antonio

  • Exploring E-Books – Technology Brownbag: November 9, 2011, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, Howe Conference Room
  • Introduction to EndNote: November 15, 2011, 11:00 am – 12 noon, LIB 2.011
  • Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: November 17, 2011, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Introduction to PubMed: November 17, 2011, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, LIB 2.011
  • Introduction to RefWorks: November 18, 2011, 9:00 am – 10:30 am, LIB 2.011
  • Tech the Halls: Holiday Tips and Tools – Technology Brownbag: December 14, 2011, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, Howe Conference Room
  • Ovid Tips & Tricks: Getting Started with MEDLINE: December 6, 2011, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, LIB 2.011
  • Library Basics: December 8, 2011, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, LIB 2.011

Ramirez Library – Harlingen

  • Introduction to PubMed: November 1, 2011, 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm, Room 1.132
  • Customizing PubMed with MyNCBI: November 17, 2011, 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm, Room 1.132
  • Life Made Mobile: Medical Apps for Smartphones – Technology Brownbag: December 7, 2011, 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm, Room 1.132

Katie Prentice, Head of Education and Information Services

 

Two Cups of Coffee- photos document a medical service experience in Ethiopia

In June of this year Dr. Richard Usatine and eight students from the School of Medicine departed for a four-week medical service experience in Ethiopia.  Lester Rosebrock, a photographer and videographer who works with IMS- Academic Technology Services, accompanied the group on a trip that took them through Washington D.C. on the way to Addis Ababa, and then on to the village of Aleta Wondo, Ethiopia.  Two Cups of Coffee, a series of fifteen photos currently on display in the Briscoe Library Information Commons, documents their time in Africa.  The exhibit has been planned to coincide with the UT Health Science Center’s International Education Week activities.

In recent years, the  Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics has provided 204 students with opportunities to experience medical service abroad.  In addition to Ethiopia, students and faculty have traveled to Guatemala, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and India.  Students engaged in global health work participate in medical rotations and help communities do planning to address common and preventable conditions.  They bring back information that can be incorporated into research projects, gain leadership experience, and provide compassionate care.

“My approach to photography is photojournalistic,” Rosebrock says of his exhibit. “It’s exciting to visit a country for the first time and explore it with a camera.  When we drove from the airport to the hotel, I was amazed to see so many people just standing around, and shocked to see people sleeping on the ground wherever they could find a little shade.  People in the city, seeing that I was white and probably having money, tried to sell me anything and everything.  They were so persistent that I wound up staying in my hotel room.  But once we traveled to Aleta Wondo, people became very friendly.  Everybody loved to have their photo taken and laughed when they saw their image on the back of the camera.”

In addition to Dr. Usatine and Lester Rosebrock, the team that traveled to Ethiopia included Elena Bery, Julia Boster, Eric Brown, Adam Dunstone, Nicholas Harrell, Amanda Lipsitt, David Meyer, and Lauren Scalercio.

Lester hopes his photos will inspire others to learn about global health opportunities, and possibly to undertake a global health  journey of their own.  The exhibit will be on display in the Briscoe Library Information Commons through the end of the year.

Susan Hunnicutt

Special Projects Librarian