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Register for One Community/One Book Discussion Group Leader Training

The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, STRONG STAR, and the Libraries have chosen Redeployment by Phil Klay as the 2014 One Community/One Book selection. The Briscoe Library will offer workshops in October to support book discussion group leaders and to encourage dialogue about the book. These events are open to faculty, staff, and students of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, as well as members of the broader community, who are interested in planning a book discussion opportunity. Book discussions will be held throughout October, leading up to Phil Klay’s visit to campus on October 30, 2014 at 12 Noon. A limited number of free copies of the book will be available to those attending Discussion Group Leader Training.

Book cover of Redeployment

Book Discussion Group Leader Workshops

Thursday, October 9, 2014
12:00 Noon – 12:30 pm
Howe Room (5th floor, Briscoe Library)
Register Online

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Howe Room (5th floor, Briscoe Library)
Register Online

For details on Discussion Group Leader Training and Book Discussion Groups, please visit the One Community/One Book 2014: Join the Conversation webpage or contact Lisa Finnie, Assistant Records and Archives Librarian 210-567-2406.

One Community/One Book is a project of The Libraries and the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics. This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

Registration & Renewal for Library Borrowing

For information about borrower categories and services, visit Library Policies.

The online registration and renewal form (found below) may be completed by:

TexShare cardholders and Courtesy Borrowers should visit the Libraries in person to register for borrowing.

  • Registration expires on August 31 of each year and must be renewed annually. Please check with the Circulation Desk (210-567-2440) for your status.
  • Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery services are available only for individuals requesting information for personal or academic research and may not be used by health professionals on behalf of law firms, corporations, or other organizations.

First time UT HSC faculty, students, staff, retirees, and interns/residents/fellows should use the New Registration form instead of this page, and they do not need to renew their registration.

For assistance or further information about registration, contact us:

Circulation Desk
Voice: 210-567-2440
Fax: 210-567-1044
email: AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu

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Reminder: Libraries to retire ERes system in December

As reported in May, The Libraries will retire the ERes system (http://eres.library.uthscsa.edu/) used for electronic course reserves at the end of December 2010.  Starting in 2011, only print materials and books will be accepted for course reserves.  All electronic reserves will be handled through Blackboard.

If you need assistance with your ERes account, please contact the Briscoe Library Information Desk at (210) 567-2450 or email askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu. To get started using Blackboard for your courses, call Blackboard Support at (210) 567-7777 option #4.

Katie Prentice
Head of Education and Information Services

Reminder: ERes system to retire in December

As reported in May, the Libraries will retire the ERes system (http://eres.library.uthscsa.edu/) used for electronic course reserves at the end of December 2010.  Starting in 2011, only print materials and books will be accepted at The Libraries for course reserves.  All electronic reserves will be handled through Blackboard.

If you need assistance with your ERes account, please contact the Briscoe Library Information Desk at (210) 567-2450 or email askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu. To get started using Blackboard for your courses, call Blackboard Support at (210) 567-7777 option #4.

Katie Prentice
Head of Education and Information Services

Report finds that searches for health information continue to rank high among Internet users

According to Health Topics, a report released in February by the Pew Research Center and the California Healthcare Foundation, eight in ten Internet users, or 59% of the U.S. population, search for health information online.  Searches for health information are the third most popular online activity, behind checking email and using search engines.   The report was based on telephone interviews conducted between August 9 and September 13, 2010.

Among possible health-related searches, the most frequent (by 66% of respondents) was for information about a specific disease or condition.  Searches of this type have occupied the top spot since 2002, ahead of searches for information about specific medical treatments or procedures, information about physicians and other health professionals, and information about health care facilities.

The Health Topics report is part of the Pew Internet and American Life Project.  The full text of the report can be found online.

Chart: The % of internet users who have looked online for information about...

Resources for Distance Learning Students

Ron Philo to speak about the anatomical art of Leonardo DaVinci

Wednesday, September 25, 6:00 p.m.

Howe Conference Room, Briscoe Library 5th Floor

The History of Medicine Society is an interest group within the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. The student-led group meets monthly to discuss the historical development of medicine and the health sciences, and the impact of medicine on society.  Membership is open to everyone who is interested in the history of the health professions.

Ron Philo, Ph.D., retired Senior Lecturer, will speak about The Anatomical Drawings of Leonardo DaVinci at the group’s first fall meeting on September 25.

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School of Medicine Class Group Pictures

Class of 1970

Class of 1970 – The Medical School’s First Graduating Class

The Project

The first class picture for the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio was taken in 1970 of the first graduating class.   The class pictures hung for many years in the hallway of the Medical School near the Medical Dean’s office.  They were donated by the Dean’s office to the University Archives in 2014 and have been digitized for inclusion in the Digital Archive.

Pictures for graduating classes for the years 1979-1981, 1984, 1987, 1999-2002,  and 2012-2014 are currently missing from the Digital Archive; if you have a copy of any of these years, or a better copy of those we do have, and would like to lend it to the library for digitization, please contact the Digital Archive Team at DigitalArchive@uthscsa.edu or Anne Comeaux, Assistant Director for Special Collections, at comeaux@uthscsa.edu or 210-567-2428.

View Class Pictures

School of Medicine Classes 1970 – 2011

Special Collections receives preservation assistance from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Dr. Graham Watts was a founding member of the Bexar County Medical Society.

Dr. F.M. Hicks practiced surgery in San Antonio from 1888 to 1929 and was one of the first Texans to be elected to the American College of Surgery.

In January the Special Collections of the UT Health Science Center Libraries received a $5,547 Preservation Assistance grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).  Special Collections houses the P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library, a collection of rare and historical books on the history of the health sciences; and the University Archives, a collection of historical papers and audiovisuals documenting the history of the university and of physicians and other health care professionals practicing in San Antonio and Central and South Texas in the 1800’s and 1900’s.   The books and archives are housed in several different locations on the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th floors of the Briscoe Library.

The NEH grant will pay for a preservation/conservation assessment of the collections by a professional materials conservator, who will help draft a long-range plan for the care of the collections.  The conservator , Rebecca Elder, will visit the Special Collections to assess policies, practices, and conditions affecting the care and preservation of the collections.  She will make recommendations for improving the storage or re-housing of collections, prioritize future preservation action on aging materials, and suggest appropriate preservation supplies.

The grant will also pay for the purchase of environmental monitoring equipment, allowing library staff to track environmental conditions in the various collection locations, and to adjust temperature, humidity, and dew point to create the best preservation conditions possible.

Anna Beyer, a University of North Texas Library and Information Science student, will work as an intern in Special Collections during Spring 2011.  She will help with the preservation needs identified by the consultant and record and analyze environmental data information.

Anne Comeaux, Assistant Library Director for Digital and Special Collections

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