News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

Did You Know? You can reserve The Hub!

For group meetings or demonstrations, The Hub on the 3rd floor of the library is available for reservations through the new library room reservation system.

The Hub is set up with a Multimedia Station computer for your convenience. If other equipment (virtual reality headset, multimedia computer login, etc.) is needed, please see the Circulation Desk. Groups may also supply their own laptop which can be connected to the TV located in The Hub.

Library staff offer help and support with setup in The Hub. To schedule a demo, contact Kelley Minars (210) 567-2483.

Click the Reserve a Study Room button on the library’s home page, select Library 3rd floor, conference room.

Briscoe Library Hosts Community Health Worker CEU Day

Hosted by the UT Health Briscoe Library, Texas area Community Health Workers (CHWs) attended a continuing education day focusing on Chagas disease in Texas. This is the 2nd year one of the quarterly CEU Days has been located on the UT Health campus thanks to an ongoing collaboration between the Library and Dr. Fernando Martinez, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Community Health Worker Program at Northwest Vista College in San Antonio.

Chagas disease is transmitted to humans, as well as animals, by the Triatomine or Kissing Bug. Due to the occasional lack of symptoms or flu-like symptoms, people are often unaware that they are infected. Between 2013 and 2016, there were 91 cases of Chagas disease diagnosed in Texas. The CHWs attending the day learned about Chagas disease as well as how to improve awareness of the disease among the public and clinicians. For more information on Chagas disease, see the link below.

Program Coordinator Fernando Martinez

 

The Community Health Worker program at Northwest Vista College prepares students to work in public health, private health care delivery systems, community-based social service agencies, and health care insurance organizations. Community Health Workers provide services to increase wellness and improve access to health services through outreach activities to target populations.

In Texas, Community Health Worker programs are certified by the Texas State Department of Health as an authorized and certified training site for Community Health Workers. Senate Bill 1051 (77th Texas Legislative Sessions) calls for the Texas Department of State Health Services to establish and operate a training and certification program for persons who act as promotores or community health workers, instructors and sponsoring institutions/training programs.

 

Texas Area Community Health Workers

 

Curtis-Robles R, Wozniak EJ, Auckland LD, Hamer GL, Hamer SA (2015) Combining Public Health Education and Disease Ecology Research: Using Citizen Science to Assess Chagas Disease Entomological Risk in Texas. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 9(12): e0004235. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0004235

http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0004235

 

 

Library Entry Wall Redesign Coming

While you may have noticed some missing pieces on the Library entry wall, more changes are coming. The wall is to be redesigned as a display wall for art and other exhibits. In addition to a new surface and paint, new lighting will be installed.

The wall is conceived as a space not only for exhibits but to engage and unite our campus community.

Featured New Books/E-books for August 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 July 2018

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

The World Cup in The Hub

Construction Completed for New Vending Area

Congratulations to Librarian Dana Whitmire

Coming Soon: Chat With A Librarian

Taylor and Francis Journal Packages

July 2018 Historical Book of the Month

Featured New Books/E-books for July 2018

See all past issues of News From the Libraries

The World Cup in The Hub

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup well under way, students and staff have been convening in Briscoe Library’s The Hub to watch each match. On days of the big games, the usually subdued library becomes a bustling, vibrant gathering place with cheers and boos from students rooting for both sides.

While the World Cup will come to an end this weekend, The Hub will continue to show sports games, news, and other TV shows every day. Stop by anytime, we’re open 24/7!

Construction Completed for New Vending Area

Construction has been completed in preparation for the new fresh food and coffee vending area on the 3rd floor of Briscoe Library. The area has been completely renovated with new electrical, plumbing, walls, and floors. The vending machines, which will include a coffee machine and two fresh food machines, are expected to be installed and ready to go in August.

No matter the weather or time of day or night, you’ll soon be able to grab a quick bite without having to leave the comfort of the library. We’ll not only leave a light on for you, we’ll prepare dinner too!

Congratulations to Librarian Dana Whitmire

Dana Whitmire, Electronic Resources Librarian, has accepted an appointment as secretary of the Council of Research and Academic Libraries (CORAL). CORAL is a consortium of libraries in the greater San Antonio area that promotes cooperative programming, collaboration, and professional development. Additionally, CORAL provides a forum for librarians to discuss issues and trends in the realm of information literacy.

Coming Soon: Chat With A Librarian

Briscoe Library will soon be introducing a chat service which will allow you to chat directly with a librarian. The chat will be managed during our regular on call hours (10 AM – 4 PM). Keep an eye out for the orange chat button on the bottom right of each page of the library’s website. When a librarian is available for chat, the button will display “Chat Now”. When offline, you will have the option to submit your question through an online form (all questions will be answered during on call hours) or search for your answer in our LibGuides with the “Ask Us” button.

Chat Now Ask Us

We will provide more information when the chat service is available!

Taylor and Francis Journal Packages

Briscoe Library now has access to three Taylor & Francis journal packages through the University of Texas System Digital Libraries (UTSDL) consortium. Access begins with 1998 and includes:

  • Medical package (206 titles)
    • Including Journal of Interprofessional Care
    • Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
  • Science & Technology package (537 titles)
  • Social Science & Humanities package (1,445 titles)