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Library Staff Present at the Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting

Library liaisons Jonquil Feldman, Karen Barton, Chris Gaspard, Emme Lopez, and Circulation Desk supervisor Louis Barcenes created a poster titled “Daring to Reexamine and Reexamine a Reference Service: Is It Needed?,” which was presented at the Medical Library Association’s (MLA) Annual Meeting at the end of May. The poster outlined the reasoning behind the transformation of the library’s AskALibrarian reference service model, which occurred twice within the past year in order to better serve patrons. After the presentation, some MLA participants requested a reference services resource created by the librarians, which was featured in the poster.

In addition to the poster, Jonquil Feldman moderated a Lightning Papers session in which 15 papers were presented on topics ranging from library initiatives to library-community partnerships.

Network Upgrade Notice – Library

Over the next few days, IMS will be performing network upgrades throughout the Library. These upgrades will aid in improving network performance and connectivity. Patrons can expect interruptions of service during the upgrade window. The full schedule and details can be found below.

 

Upgrade Zone Date Time Service Impact
2nd Floor 03/08/16 5pm – 9pm Internet (wired & wireless)
3rd Floor 03/09/16 5pm – 9pm Internet (wired & wireless); Pharos Print
4th & 5th Floor 3/10/16 5pm – 9pm Internet (wired & wireless)

 

During the upgrade windows, patrons can take advantage of zones not currently being upgraded to avoid internet service disruption.

Please Note: Printing will be unavailable in the Library from 5pm-9pm on 03/09/16. An alternate print release station is available in the Nursing School Student Lounge. 

New Signage for The Hub

 

New signage has gone up in The Hub, directing students to the 3D printer, Multimedia Station, and The Hub itself. Along with this signage, whiteboards and display shelves have been installed on the walls. Keep an eye out for 3D prints and other displays on the new shelves!

All resources in The Hub are available for immediate use, including the 3D printer, BodyViz, an Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset, a large monitor that can be hooked up to a personal laptop for projects or presentations, and a Mac computer in the Multimedia Station complete with Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, and other editing and design programs.

Come check out our new signage and explore The Hub’s resources at the Briscoe Library.

 

      

New Speech-Language Pathology Faculty Tour the Library

 

New Speech-Language Pathology faculty, Dr. Fang-Ling Lu, Dr. Rosie Norman, and Angela Kennedy, took a tour of the Briscoe Library on November 7. SHP Liaison Librarian Karen Barton provided the faculty with an overview of online resources and liaison services. Simulation and Immersion Technology Librarian Kelly Minars demonstrated the Virtual Reality and 3D visualization software in the HUB and helped the faculty to try the software. The SLP faculty left with many ideas on how to incorporate this software into their curriculum. For more information on library resources and services, you may email askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu or call 210-567-2440.

 

    

 

 

News From the Libraries Archive

Additional back issues of News from the Libraries can be found in this collection on the Libraries’ Scribd channel.

Library Staff Present at the Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting

Library liaisons Jonquil Feldman, Karen Barton, Chris Gaspard, Emme Lopez, and Circulation Desk supervisor Louis Barcenes created a poster titled “Daring to Reexamine and Reexamine a Reference Service: Is It Needed?,” which was presented at the Medical Library Association’s (MLA) Annual Meeting at the end of May. The poster outlined the reasoning behind the transformation of the library’s AskALibrarian reference service model, which occurred twice within the past year in order to better serve patrons. After the presentation, some MLA participants requested a reference services resource created by the librarians, which was featured in the poster.

In addition to the poster, Jonquil Feldman moderated a Lightning Papers session in which 15 papers were presented on topics ranging from library initiatives to library-community partnerships.

Network Upgrade Notice – Library

Over the next few days, IMS will be performing network upgrades throughout the Library. These upgrades will aid in improving network performance and connectivity. Patrons can expect interruptions of service during the upgrade window. The full schedule and details can be found below.

 

Upgrade Zone Date Time Service Impact
2nd Floor 03/08/16 5pm – 9pm Internet (wired & wireless)
3rd Floor 03/09/16 5pm – 9pm Internet (wired & wireless); Pharos Print
4th & 5th Floor 3/10/16 5pm – 9pm Internet (wired & wireless)

 

During the upgrade windows, patrons can take advantage of zones not currently being upgraded to avoid internet service disruption.

Please Note: Printing will be unavailable in the Library from 5pm-9pm on 03/09/16. An alternate print release station is available in the Nursing School Student Lounge. 

New Signage for The Hub

 

New signage has gone up in The Hub, directing students to the 3D printer, Multimedia Station, and The Hub itself. Along with this signage, whiteboards and display shelves have been installed on the walls. Keep an eye out for 3D prints and other displays on the new shelves!

All resources in The Hub are available for immediate use, including the 3D printer, BodyViz, an Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset, a large monitor that can be hooked up to a personal laptop for projects or presentations, and a Mac computer in the Multimedia Station complete with Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, and other editing and design programs.

Come check out our new signage and explore The Hub’s resources at the Briscoe Library.

 

      

New Speech-Language Pathology Faculty Tour the Library

 

New Speech-Language Pathology faculty, Dr. Fang-Ling Lu, Dr. Rosie Norman, and Angela Kennedy, took a tour of the Briscoe Library on November 7. SHP Liaison Librarian Karen Barton provided the faculty with an overview of online resources and liaison services. Simulation and Immersion Technology Librarian Kelly Minars demonstrated the Virtual Reality and 3D visualization software in the HUB and helped the faculty to try the software. The SLP faculty left with many ideas on how to incorporate this software into their curriculum. For more information on library resources and services, you may email askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu or call 210-567-2440.

 

    

 

 

News From the Libraries Archive

Additional back issues of News from the Libraries can be found in this collection on the Libraries’ Scribd channel.

News from the Libraries Jan 2017

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

Technology Sandbox Coming Soon to the UT Health Briscoe Library

Briscoe Library Welcomes Kirsten Lorenzen

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

Book Giveaway January 13-20

See all past issues of News From the Libraries

News from the Libraries June 2017

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

Briscoe Library is Now Open 24/7

Traveling Exhibit: African Americans in Civil War Medicine

Library Staff Present at the Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting

New Signage for the Hub

Briscoe Library Builds a Wall

Featured New Books/E-books for June 2017

 

See all past issues of News From the Libraries

NIHSeniorHealth.gov to be Retired on August 1

 

 

Through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), a number of online health information sites are freely available and seek to improve health literacy by providing reliable, up-to-date health information. Studies have shown that an individual’s health literacy level is a key indicator of an individual’s level of health. To address the health of seniors, NIHSeniorHealth.gov was introduced in 2003 and was the only one of its kind. The original developers of the site recognized that older adults often faced a number of challenges with utilizing online information due to underlying cognitive and visual needs.   For this reason, innovative options such as text resizing, color contrast, text-to-voice, “chunked” content, and the use of plain language were incorporated with content targeted specifically toward individuals 60 years and older.

In the current online environment, the same innovative practices have become more commonplace and there has been an explosion of other resources that can be accessed by people of all ages.  Due to this, the decision has been made to retire the NIHSeniorHealth website, however, much of the valuable and updated content will be available through other NIH and NLM sites. As of August 1, 2017, users will be redirected to the Health and Aging section of NIA website.  Other sites that continue to provide evidence-based health information for seniors include the NIHSeniorHealth YouTube Channel, NIA Go4Life, and the premier NLM consumer health site MedlinePlus.

Outreach Provided at Back to School Event Benefiting Over 450 Relative Caregivers and Children

 

Karen Barton, Liaison and Community Engagement Librarian, had a table at the Alamo Area Agency on Aging (AACOG) Back to School Voucher Event for kinship care families, specifically older relative caregivers (grandparents, great aunts and uncles and others) and the children under their care. The UT Health San Antonio Libraries was one of many partners given the opportunity to provide caregivers with information on their programs and services at the event, where 123 caregivers received free backpacks, goodies and vouchers for school supplies for 333 children. Approximately 150 of the 333 children were present at the event. Calendars made by the Libraries that promote health literacy and many other resources for children and adults were given away at the event.

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