News from the Libraries
News from the Libraries — November 2012
Announcing the One Community/One Book selection for 2013
Are You In?
Become part of One Community/One Book 2013
Howe Conference Room- Briscoe Library 5.076
Friday, November 30, 12:00 noon
Peer pressure can sometimes lead people to make unwise choices. But it can also inspire courage and promote a more expansive vision of the world. According to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tina Rosenberg , peer pressure draws its energy from the powerful human desire to be connected to others. How peer pressure might be deployed in the service of better health is one question that will be considered during the UT Health Science Center’s fifth One Community/One Book program, which will feature Rosenberg’s book, Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World.
The Libraries and the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics will host an event, Are You In?, on Friday, November 30 at noon to kick-off One Community/One Book 2013. The event is open to faculty, staff, students and members of the San Antonio health care community. The first ten attendees to arrive will receive a free copy of Join the Club. Information will be available about the One Community/One Book workshop: “How to Lead or Host a Book Discussion,” that will be offered twice, on January 23 and February 4, 2013.
The goal of the book give-away and the workshops is to encourage reading and conversation about what Rosenberg calls “the social cure.” Book discussions will take place in February and March, leading up to Rosenberg’s appearance on campus on April 4, 2013, as the keynote speaker at the annual Community Service Learning Conference organized by the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics.
Copies of Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World are available in the Briscoe Library, the Ramirez Library at the RAHC, and the library at the Laredo Regional Campus (HM 831 R813j 2012) . The book is also available at the UT Health Science Center Bookstore for $12.71, a 25% discount off the retail price.
One Community/One Book 2013 is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian: Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu or (210) 567-2406.
Introducing the Library Committee for 2012-2013
The Library Committee met for the first time this academic year on Tuesday, October 16. Adelita Cantu, Chair of the Library Committee, welcomed new members and Michael Gargano, Ed.D., Vice President for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs, read the charge of the committee:
To serve in a consultative and advisory capacity to the President and Vice President for Academic Administration and to work with and assist the Director of the Library in making recommendations for library practices and procedures; to review and advise in the development of priorities in the areas that have an impact on academic efficiency and effectiveness to ensure that the services provided by the library reflect the needs and interests of the academic community.
We thank these individuals for their service on the Library Committee:
- From the Dental School: Edward F. Wright, Guy Huynh-Ba, and Sana Khimani (student)
- From the Graduate School: Charleen M. Moore, Salvatore Oddo and Kate Hinchee (student)
- From the School of Health Professions: Brent Shriver, Bridgett Piernik-Yoder, and Steven Allen (student)
- From the School of Medicine: Ray Palmer, Md Mizanur Rahman, Ashley Acheson, Benjamin Wallisch, and Jerry Abraham (student)
- From the School of Nursing: Adelita G. Cantu, Amanda Flagg, and Sean Moore (student)
Library classes for November and December
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: November 7, 2012, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, LIB 2.011
- Creating and Presenting a Professional Poster Session: November 13, 2012, 11:00 am – 12 noon, LIB 4.074
- Google Scholar for Scientific and Clinical Literature Searches: November 13, 2012, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, LIB 2.011
- Introduction to PubMed: November 15, 2012, 11:00 am – 12 noon, LIB 2.011
- Introduction to EndNote: November 27, 2012, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, LIB 2.011
- Library Basics: December 10, 2012, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, LIB 2.011
- Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: December 10, 2012, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, LIB 2.011
Nov 7 Webinar: Lessons Learned from The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Briscoe Library is hosting a Texas Department of State Health Services Grand Rounds webinar.
Date: Wednesday, Nov 7
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Briscoe Library Collaboratory (4.074)
On October 4, 1951 Henrietta Lacks, an African-American mother of five died of cervical cancer on a segregated ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore at the age of 31. Yet her legacy lives in an immortal cell line generated from her cancerous tumor. Known as HeLa, the cells harvested and disseminated without her knowledge or consent contributed to major scientific breakthroughs including the polio vaccine, cloning, and chemotherapy, that continue to advance medical research today.
Written by Rebecca Skloot in compelling prose, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks chronicles the story of this poor and largely illiterate tobacco farmer and the impact the celebrity of her cells had on her family.
Please join Dr. Kathryn Artnak, a bioethicist and Professor of Nursing at Angelo State University, for a discussion of the many ethical issues surrounding this intriguing narrative.
Continuing Education Credit Hours Available: 1.5 contact hours for Continuing Medical Education (CME); Continuing Nursing Education (CNE); Social Workers; Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and Master-Certified Health Education Specialists (M-CHES); Registered Sanitarians; LCDC, LPC, LMFT; and certificate of attendance. Ethics credit for physicians and social workers.
To register to earn CE Credit:
- Sign up for a TRAIN Texas account; use your full email address as your login name.
- Register for TRAIN Course ID 1034529, click on the “Registration” tab, select the type of credit you wish to receive, and click the “Register” button to the right of the the location “UT Health Science Center San Antonio”.
Copies of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks are available for checkout at the Briscoe Library and the Ramirez Library at the Ramirez Library at the RAHC, and at the San Antonio Public Library. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was the One Community/One Book selection for 2010.
Luke Rosenberger, Director of Library Technology and Historical Collections
History of Medicine lecture on November 8- Apocalypse Cow: The Strange Rise and Fortunate Decline of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
Gregory Anstead MD, PhD, Director, Immunosuppression and Infectious Disease Clinics, Veterans Healthcare System, will be the speaker at the next Noon Lecture of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. He will speak on the topic, Apocalypse Cow- The Strange Rise and Fortunate Decline of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, popularly known as Mad Cow Disease. The Noon Lecture Series provides opportunities for informal learning and conversation. Everyone is invited. Please feel free to bring your lunch.
For more information about the Noon Lecture Series contact Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian, Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu.
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The Many Faces of India – Exhibit for International Education Week on Display in November and December
The Many Faces of India, photos by San Antonio photographer Deborah Keller-Rihn, opens in the Information Commons of the Briscoe Library on Wednesday, November 14. The International Relations Committee will host a reception at noon in the Howe Conference Room of the Briscoe Library. The exhibit, which has been planned in connection with International Education Week activities, will remain on display through the end of December.
Deborah Keller-Rihn has served as fine arts facilitator at Edgewood Independent School District, education curator at the San Antonio Museum of Art, program director at Bihl Haus Arts, arts program manager at Centro Cultural Aztlan, and as an independent curator and organizer for exhibits, cultural events, workshops and classes in the San Antonio area for over 25 years. Currently, she teaches classes in photography, fine arts and the humanities at Northwest Vista College, and also maintains a studio in the Blue Star Arts Complex.
Keller-Rihn describes herself as a community oriented artist and teacher, and views art as a powerful tool for spiritual growth and social transformation.
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Remembering Pat Ireland Nixon Jr., MD
We are sad to report the recent passing of Dr. Pat Ireland Nixon Jr., son of Dr. Pat Ireland Nixon, for whom the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library is named.
The younger Dr. Nixon, who passed away on October 20 at the age of 99 years old, was a constant friend and an ardent supporter of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library.
Born May 28, 1913, Dr. Nixon graduated from the University of Texas, Austin and went on to attend Duke University Medical School, graduating in 1939. He completed his internship in Baltimore, MD and served in the U.S. Army at Walter Reed Hospital, where he met his wife, Army Nurse Lt. Ruby Baker. Together, they had three children, Pat III, Margaret and John. Dr. Nixon was stationed at West Point during World War II, and practiced medicine in San Antonio from 1946 until his retirement.
Dr. Pat, as he was known, is survived by his wife, Della; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret (Peggy) Kennedy and Mrs. Nancy LaBounty and two sons, Pat Ireland Nixon III and John Nixon and his brother, Thomas A. Nixon, and many nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
The family of Dr. Nixon has generously asked that memorials be sent to the P.I. Nixon Medical History Library. Checks can be made to UTHSCSA Library and sent to the University of Texas Health Science Center, Briscoe Library Mail Code 7940, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio Texas 78229.
Whiteboard walls? We’re trying them out on the 5th floor of the Briscoe Library
The walls use whiteboard film that is applied over a prepared wall surface, beginning three feet from the floor and extending to the ceiling. Special markers are available in each room, and must be used on the whiteboard surface.
Librarians participate in Medical Library Association chapter meeting
The South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association held its annual meeting October 13-17 in Lubbock. Briscoe librarians Jonquil Feldman, Katie Prentice and Peg Seger attended committee meetings and general sessions. Katie’s attendance at the meeting was sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-South Central Region, as a recipient of a one-year Emerging Leaders Fellowship. Jonquil was appointed to the Chapter’s Nominating Committee.
- Poster by Peg Seger, Rajia Tobia, Jonquil Feldman, and Greysi Reyna, “Outreach to South Texas Health Professionals: A legacy of over 20 years of service at the UT Health Science Center Libraries.”
- Paper by Jonquil Feldman, Chris Gaspard, Angela E. Myatt, Katie Prentice, Peg Seger and Rajia Tobia, “Changing All Those Changes: Staying flexible and dynamic in times of transition.”