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Girl Scout Carnival of Hope

With the help of many dedicated adult leaders, Girl Scout Troop 128 created a one-of-a-kind health event at the Salvation Army Hope Center  Emergency Shelter For Women and Children on Saturday, April 8th. Many UT Health San Antonio campus departments, including the library, volunteered to make this event a success. Women and children who attended the event were treated to many fun and educational activities revolving around  nutrition, exercise, relaxation, health screenings, and more.

Shown above, librarian Kirsten Lorenzen uses an anatomy model to show carnival attendees how to identify organs in the body. Crayons and handouts were available for kids to color in order to learn how to identify nutritious fruits and vegetables.  Girl Scout troop member, Carolina Toboada, eagerly helped at the library exhibit table handing out crayons and coloring sheets.

To achieve the Girl Scout Silver Award,  troop members have also created a website, Worthy Women, that provides support information to homeless women.

To learn more about how the UT Health Libraries can partner with you on community outreach events, contact Peg Seger segerp@uthscsa.edu.

How do I get a Thesis/Dissertation bound?

Students that complete their thesis or dissertation at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio may elect to have their copies bound.  Any student wanting to have copies bound should receive a memo either from the Graduate Dean’s office or their department office.

The Libraries do not bind copies in-house; they are sent to a company specializing in binding of materials.  It normally takes 3-4 weeks to get copies back once a shipment has been sent.

The cost for binding is $14 per copy.  Payment may be made by cash, check, credit card, or Project ID, if approved by the department.

The Libraries cannot print copies from electronic versions for students.  All copies must be printed by the student prior to submitting for binding.  Please note that library staff will not rearrange or insert pages prior to shipping (don’t forget the signature page!).

Copies are bound exactly as they are shipped.  Due to this, each copy must be individually packaged in an unsealed envelope.  The Libraries are not able to provide envelopes for students.  We suggest students not get expensive envelopes because these are not returned to us.

Below is a recap of what the Libraries will need for binding thesis/dissertation copies.  All of this is required at the time of delivery by the student.  Take this to the Circulation Desk and library staff will assist you.

  • A completed binding memo – please type information to avoid mistakes due to illegible writing.
  • Full payment for the copies being bound.  This amount may be split between a Project ID and personal payment but should cover the cost for the total number of copies.
  • Correct amount of printed copies in individual envelopes.

*Click here to access binding memos.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Andrea N. Schorr, Head of Resource Management.

Integrate Library Research Skills into Course Content

Faculty are encouraged to consider integrating library research skills into course content.  Classes can be requested for any group, department or class and participation is open to everyone.  Librarians are available to develop and teach classes that meet specific needs or are about a specific resource.  Classes are usually hands-on and interactive when students have laptops or if the class is held in the Library Computer Classroom.

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Popular themes for classes include:

  • PubMed
  • Ovid Medline
  • CINAHL
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • RefWorks
  • EndNote
  • Creating and Presenting Poster Sessions

Please submit your request in advance to ensure the availability of a librarian and time preparation of materials.  If a specific assignment will be assigned after the class, please let us know the details and expectations you have for your students.

To learn more or to schedule a class, contact Briscoe Library Information at 210-567-2450 or askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu.

Interlibrary Loan

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This service is available to UT Health SA affiliated users and to health professionals in the South Central Texas region who qualify to register as Area Health Professionals with the Library. They are not available to guests from the community, including individuals, corporations, law firms or organizations. These groups may take advantage of services provided by their local public library branch.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) HSC Users :  Request items that we do not have in our collection and we will order from another library. Generally interlibrary loan requests are filled within 3-5 business days. Requests for print materials generally take 7-10 business days. First time users must create an ILLiad account. For questions contact the ILL department at 210-567-2460 or ariel-ill@uthscsa.edu. Cost: Free.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Area Health Professionals & Alumni: Request items that we do not have in our collection and we will order from another library. Generally interlibrary loan requests are filled within 3 – 5  business days. Requests for print materials generally take 7 – 10 business days. Health professionals must meet the criteria to register as an Area Health Professional. First time users must register with the library and create an ILLiad account.  All filled request charges will be invoiced at the end of the month.  You can pay with Cash, Check (Government issued ID required), money order, or Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express).  For questions contact the ILL department at 210-567-2460 or ariel-ill@uthscsa.edu. Cost: $15.00 per article (copyright fees may apply).

Need to create a new ILLiad account? Click here for instructions.

What type of materials are available through ILL?

  • Copies of articles from journals and book chapters (as permitted by copyright laws)
  • Circulating copies of books, dissertations, audiovisuals, and other materials
  • Items that are stored off-site

Notifications

Notices are sent via email when items have been received and are available to be picked up, delivered online, or mailed through U.S. Postal Service. Delivery times are estimates and are not guaranteed.

 Suggest a Purchase

Do you know of a book or journal you think would benefit our collection in the long run? Use the Purchase Suggestion form to request the purchase of a book, journal, or other item for our collection. We make every effort to fill purchase requests, but cannot guarantee that funding will be available.

If you don’t want to wait for Interlibrary Loan, you may prefer to visit another library in the area. Most are open to the public, and many allow UTHSC borrowers to check books out under the TexShare program

Library Hosts Girl Scout Troop 128!

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On September 17th, a very accomplished group of 5th and 6th grade girls from Troop 128 got some pointers from UT Health Science Center librarians about Internet Safety, Health Literacy, and Community Outreach. A special bookmark, shown here, was designed just for the occasion. The girls and their leaders are planning a return trip to learn more about how to do research for an upcoming community nutrition project. The project is part of the activities the girls will complete in working toward the Silver Award which is the highest award a Cadette can receive. Through the project, the girls will help a community by providing education about healthy food choices at a homeless shelter for women.

The girls also met with President William L. Henrich, M.D. during their campus visit and got a full tour of the Briscoe Library including the rare books in the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library and the new library 3-D printer in action. Girls from the troop attend Saint Matthew Catholic School and their troop leader, Sandra Sanchez-Reilly, M.D. is a member of the faculty at the UT Health Science Center. Troop co-leader Stephanie Rowan RN, MSN, is a research nurse at the School of Dentistry.

The Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, headquartered in San Antonio, serves over 23,500 Girl Scouts across 21 counties.

Library Policies

 

Library Space Planning: UT Health Library Staff Visit UT Austin Libraries

 

UT Health Library Senior Director Owen Ellard and staff librarians traveled to the UT Austin campus in December to tour recently renovated library space as shown above. Hosted by UT Austin Library staff, the tours allowed time for discussion of renovation and space planning to meet the changing needs of students and faculty.  Areas toured included the UT Austin Fine Arts Library and its new maker space called “The Foundry” as well as newly renovated areas of the Perry-Castaneda main library. The transformation of library space was made visible through the range of technology, furniture, and artwork used throughout the UT Austin Library spaces.  In light of recent print shelf removal at the UT Health Briscoe Library as shown below, librarians and staff will be working with students and faculty to adapt the newly open spaces to meet the needs of UT Health campus communities.

Literature Search Services

UT Health San Antonio Librarians are available to conduct mediated searches for UT Health San Antonio faculty, staff, residents and researchers.  Non-affiliated patrons are welcome to come in to the library to receive assistance from librarians or to search available resources on their own.  UT Health San Antonio students should contact their Library Liaison for assistance/training on how to search databases and other library resources.

Complete this form to request a search of library databases by a librarian. Once the form is submitted, you will be contacted by a librarian to discuss the search. Results generally include citations, abstracts (when available), and/or links to other relevant resources. If you have any questions about the literature search process, please contact Library Information Services at (210) 567-2450 or email askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu.

Costs – There is no cost for UT Health San Antonio affiliates (including clinical faculty).

New Library PaperCut Printers Are Here!

There is a new game in town for printing across our campus and it’s called PaperCut! To accommodate the new system, approximately 30 new printers have been installed in various campus locations including 2 in the library on the entry-level 3rd floor.

The PaperCut system allows users to print to the new printers in two basic ways, either directly from a desktop or by way of the PaperCut website. While the website option is more convenient for mobile devices, it is less robust than the desktop option.

Click here to get started using PaperCut. Charges for printing are .08 cents per (one-sided) B&W page and .25 cents per (one-sided) Color page.

Please check with library staff for more information on how to best use the new system. For technical issues contact UT Print at 210-567-2315 or printingservices@uthscsa.edu.