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