News from the Libraries
Photos on display in the Briscoe Library: Part of the silent auction for Project Haiti and Ethiopia Outreach
News from the Libraries – November 2010
In the news this month:
A printable pdf of this months newsletter is also available.
We asked: What does your library mean to you?
Medical libraries around the country celebrated October as National Medical Librarians Month. On October 28, UT Health Science Center librarians and library staff hosted a breakfast to celebrate this special month and to participate in Texas Library Snapshot Day, an initiative of the Texas Library Association to highlight the importance of Texas libraries. Persons entering the library were asked to take a snapshot and write some comments about “what your librarians and library mean to you.”
Here are some of the comments we received:
- A place to study late nights!
- The librarians here have been so incredibly helpful and friendly – they make my life (and research) less painful.
- I’ve used the library study rooms often and it’s great. I’ve also asked the librarians for assistance when searching for articles on databases. They’ve always been a great help.
- They are great resource guiders. The library has helped me throughout the past two semesters.
- In my current job, I could not accomplish what I have to do without the library and the medical librarians. The librarians are friendly, know how to help bewildered users, and are able to provide solutions to a variety of questions. Librarians are good people!
- Access to professional literature to stay abreast of work in my discipline.
- They mean a lot. They tell us how to get stuff around the library and they are nice about it!
- I think everyone is very helpful and the library hours work well with my school hours for study time.
- The library has opened a whole new world for me relative to all the different aspects of the services they provide. No longer do I believe that libraries are just for accessing books and journals. The expertise available in our library and the personnel regarding databases, searches and events is outstanding. I have enjoyed their efforts to bring the campus together in their special events. A wonderful resource!
- Bondage. Study time. Always helpful.
Thank you to everyone who stopped to share a cup of coffee and have their photo taken. Thank you for taking time to let us know what the library means to you.
Executive Director of Libraries
The 4th Binational Conference for Promotores de Salud draws recognition from the National Library of Medicine
Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies was the theme of the 4th Binational Conference for Promotores de Salud, held on South Padre Island in October 2009. The project was recently selected as a featured project of 2010 by the South Central Region of the National Library of Medicine.
More than 175 promotores, or community health workers, from around South Texas attended the conference, which was planned by Greysi Reyna and Kathy Carter of the UT Health Science Center Ramirez Library, in partnership with local community health agencies.
Other projects selected for special recognition include Communication and Education: Equipping the Community to Fight CA-MRSA, a project of the St. Edward Mercy Medical Library in Forth Smith Arkansas; BuildingDynamic Partnerships in Public Health, a project of Tulsa Schusterman Center Library, University of Oklahoma—Tulsa; From Band Aids to Twisters: Enhancing Community and Personal Preparedness, a project of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; and A World of Medical Information Access from NLM’s MedlinePlus and the American Indian Health Web Site to the Okmulgee Indian Health Center, a project of The Medical Library, Oklahoma State University Center for the Health Sciences.
Information about each of the featured projects can be found at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/lo/profiles10/scr.html.
Gifts for Children: The Briscoe Library will receive toy donations beginning in mid-November
This year, the Briscoe Library will once again be a collection point for toy donations. Look for our decked-out holiday book cart donation station, coming soon to the third floor of the Briscoe Library, near the Administration Offices. Donations will be received until December 8. A list of recommended toys can be found at http://library.uthscsa.edu/events/gfclist.pdf.
Google Collaboration Tools: Technology Brownbag Session
12 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Howe Conference Room, Briscoe Library
Join us for a brown bag session to learn how Google Docs, featuring free online document development including Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations and Forms, can work for you. Key features of Google Docs include file upload from your desktop, the ability to edit and view your docs from any computer or smart phone and real-time on-the-fly collaboration.
Bring your lunch and join your colleagues at Google Collaboration Tools.
For more information, contact Katie Prentice, Head of Education and Information Services, at email@example.com
The Graduate Dean’s office will host a second science communication workshop in November
Speaking to the public, the media and legislators about science:
“Can you hear us now?”
Thursday, November 11, 2010
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Room AAB 114/116/118
Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte
“Talking science to legislators: When, where and how?”
Dr. Thomas Baldwin, Dean, University of California Riverside
“Talking science to non-scientists: The role of universities”
Mr. Benjamin Corb, Public Affairs, ASBMB
“Talking science: How your professional society can help you”
Dr. Carmen Rios, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
“Talking science: Students and postdocs can do it too!”
with Dr. Bettie Sue Masters, panel moderator
The Graduate Dean will host a reception immediately following the presentation. For more information, contact Dr. Ellen Kraig, Kraig@uthscsa.edu.
NLM marks the 50th anniversary of MeSH
On November 18 the National Library of Medicine® (NLM®) marks the 50th anniversary of MeSH with a talk by Robert Braude, PhD. The talk entitled “MeSH at 50 – 50th Anniversary of Medical Subject Headings” will be videocast with captioning at http://videocast.nih.gov/.
The videocast is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. It can be viewed in the Briscoe Library Collaboratory– Room 4.074.
NIH introduces a database of images from biomedical literature
More than 2.5 million images and figures from medical and life sciences journals are now available through Images, a new resource for finding images in biomedical literature. The database was developed and will be maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Images is available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/images.
The database is expected to have a wide range of uses for a variety of user groups including clinicians, researchers, students and educators.
October 28, 2010
Library classes for November and December
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 request 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 library 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, Long Campus – San Antonio
- Creating and Presenting a Professional Poster Session: Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 12 noon – 1:00 p.m., LIB 4.074 – Collaboratory
- Google Collaboration Tools: Technology Brownbag: Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 12 noon – 1:00 p.m., Library Howe Conference Room
- Ovid Tips & Tricks: Getting Started with MEDLINE: Wednesday, November 10, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., LIB 2.011
- Introduction to RefWorks: Tuesday, November 16, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., LIB 2.011
- Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: Thursday, November 18, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., LIB 2.011
- Getting the Most out of PubMed: Thursday, November 29, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., LIB 2.011
- Ovid Tips & Tricks: Getting Started with MEDLINE: Monday, December 6, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., LIB 2.011
- Tech the Halls: 30 Holiday Tips and Tools – Technology Brownbag: Wednesday, December 8, 12 noon – 1:00 p.m., Library Howe Conference Room
- Library Basics: Thursday, December 9, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., LIB 2.011
- Introduction to EndNote: Thursday, December 9, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., LIB 2.011
- Introduction to RefWorks: Monday, December 13, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., LIB 2.011
Katie Prentice, Head of Education and Information Services