News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

Register Now for the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Dinner

 

Speaker: Gary Taubes

Based on his April 2011 New York Times Magazine cover article and his latest book (The Case Against Sugar), Gary Taubes will discuss the history, politics, and science of sugar and high fructose corn syrup, arguing that these sweeteners may indeed be far more harmful to our health than public health authorities have been willing to accept.

For more information about Gary Taubes visit: https://www.prhspeakers.com/speaker/gary-taubes

 

Dinner Details:

Date: Friday, October 26, 2018

Time: Meet & Greet: 6:30 PM | Dinner: 7:00 PM

Dinner, dessert, wine, coffee, or tea

Speaker: 8:00 p.m.

Location: Valero Community Engagement Center located at the San Antonio Food Bank,

5200 Enrique Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78227.

Cost: $55 per person, $35 for students.

Paid sponsorships for students available upon request. Advanced registration is required

Registration deadline is Monday, October 15, 2018.

Register online at: https://uthscsa.libwizard.com/nixondinner

For more information about the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library contact Andrea N. Schorr, Head of Resource Management, at (210) 567-2403 or schorr@uthscsa.edu.

P.I. Nixon Library website: http://library.uthscsa.edu/2011/11/nixon-library/

Fresh Food and Coffee Machines are Coming!

Here’s a sneak peek at Briscoe library’s new vending machines waiting in the warehouse for shipment.

The fresh food, coffee, and snack machines are expected to arrive before the end of September.

Having these vending machines means that food and coffee will be available for students in the library 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You will no longer have to leave campus when you get hungry at night or on weekends, food and coffee will be right here in the library!

The Art Wall is Under Construction

Work has begun on transforming the library entry wall into an art display space. Please excuse a little extra noise and mess as the wall continues to develop.

In the near future, the space will have its first exhibit comprised of entries to the first annual Image of Research Photography Competition.

For questions or exhibit requests, please contact Peg Seger at segerp@uthscsa.edu.

 

 

Bates Visual Guide vs. JoVE

The library will run two trials over the next month (from Sept 15 – Oct 15). Both resources offer visual reference guides/videos for physical examinations and other clinical skills.

  • Bates Visual Guide to Examination, including OSCE Clinical Skills Videos
  • JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) offers two modules:
    • JoVE Clinical Skills, including Nursing Skills
    • JoVE Medicine

See the Trials Libguide for additional information on resources, along with links, and a survey. Which resource do you prefer? Let us know!

Featured New Books/E-books for September 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 August 2018

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

Prize Amounts Announced for Image of Research

Briscoe Librarian Appointed Editor of Peer Reviewed Library Journal

Author Gary Taubes to Speak at 48th Annual Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Dinner

Coming Soon to the Briscoe Library Vending Area!

Did You Know? You can reserve The Hub!

Briscoe Library Hosts Community Health Worker CEU Day

Library Entry Wall Redesign Coming

Featured New Books/E-books for August 2018

See all past issues of News From the Libraries

Prize Amounts Announced for Image of Research

We are pleased to announce the prize amounts for the Image of Research Photography Competition!

First Place: $400
Second Place: $300
Third Place: $200
IPE Award: $600

Briscoe Library would like to thank our generous sponsors and collaborators for contributing to these prizes. Thank you to the Office of the Vice President of Research for sponsoring the First Place prize, and thank you to AFSA (Academic, Faculty, and Student Affairs) for sponsoring the Second Place, Third Place, and IPE Award prizes!

Briscoe Library’s Image of Research competition is an opportunity for UT Health San Antonio students, residents, and fellows from all five schools to capture, share, and present the essence of their research in a single visual image. This competition and its accompanying exhibition showcase students’ creative visual conceptualization of their research.

Submissions will be accepted through September 21st, for more information visit library.uthscsa.edu/2018/04/ior.

Briscoe Librarian Appointed Editor of Peer Reviewed Library Journal

Jonquil Feldman, Associate Library Director, has been appointed Editor of Medical Reference Services Quarterly (MRSQ), an acclaimed, peer-reviewed journal on the practice of medical and health sciences librarianship published by Taylor & Francis.. The journal publishes practice-oriented articles on library services, user education, database searching, informatics education, and administration and management of library services. Ms. Feldman has served on the Editorial Board of the journal since 2007. She joined the UT Health Briscoe Library in 1998, first as a Reference Librarian, then as Assistant to the Library Director. For ten years she led the Division of Library and Outreach Services, overseeing the liaison librarians and staff who provide library services. She has published several articles, including three in MRSQ. She is a graduate of the AAHSL/NLM Leadership Fellows Program and a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. She has begun working on article submissions for her first issue, which will be published in Spring 2019.

Author Gary Taubes to Speak at 48th Annual Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Dinner

Gary Taubes is the co-founder and senior scientific advisor of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI). He’s an award-winning science and health journalist, the author of Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories, and a former staff writer for Discover and correspondent for the journal Science. His newest book, The Case Against Sugar, was published in 2016. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and Esquire, and has been included in numerous Best of anthologies, including The Best of the Best American Science Writing (2010). He has received three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of Science Writers. He is also the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research.

The dinner will be held this year on Friday, October 26th, at the San Antonio Food Bank, Valero Community Engagement Center, 5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy. The cost is $55 per person, $35 for students. Paid sponsorships for students are available on request. Advance registration is required. RSVP no later than Monday, October 15th. For more information, please contact Peg Seger at segerp@uthscsa.edu.

Sponsored by San Antonio Science, Mr. Taubes will also provide a special student talk on Friday, October 26th, in room 3.304 in the AltC from 2-3 p.m. For more information, please contact Eithan Kotkowski at Kotkowski@livemail.uthscsa.edu.

 

Coming Soon to the Briscoe Library Vending Area!

 

Three new vending machines are expected to be installed in the newly redesigned vending area in the library. The machines will include a coffee machine, a snack machine, and a fresh food machine all with a beautiful Texas bluebonnet design. In addition to the vending machines, a microwave will also be available in the vending area.

The vending machines bring new food and snack options for students during long hours of study in the Library with 24/7/365 access. Funds for this new addition to Library services come thanks to an award from the Student Fee Fund.