Staff Honors

Anne Comeaux receives scholarship from ARMA SA

Anne Comeaux, Assistant Director for Digital and Special Collections, has received a $500 scholarship from the San Antonio chapter of ARMA International to attend a workshop Understanding Photos: An Intro to Archival Principles & Practice.  The scholarship is offered to members of the San Antonio chapter of ARMA and to students who are interested in continuing education to strengthen their capacity to deal with significant issues in records management or in their job as a records manager.

ARMA International is a not-for-profit professional association and the authority on managing records and information— paper or electronic.  The workshop will provide information on the basics of managing and caring for photographs including appraising and acquiring; reading and researching; identification and handling; preservation, storage and housing; accessioning and arrangement; description and cataloging; copying; and public service and outreach.

Anne Comeaux is the official records manager for the UT Health Science Center.

The 4th Binational Conference for Promotores de Salud draws recognition from the National Library of Medicine

More than 175 individuals attended the 4th Binational Conference for Promotores de Salud.

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.