Library Updates

Briscoe Library Welcomes Christina “Christy” Tyson

Christina “Christy” Tyson joined Briscoe Library on March 1 as the new Liaison to the School of Dentistry. She will work with faculty and students to integrate library resources in the curriculum, research, and clinical practice. Christy was a Dental Hygienist for 15 years prior to earning her MLIS from the University of North Carolina. Her experience in dentistry along with her experience in educational programming, customer service, and project management are an ideal mix that will ensure her successful contribution to the library’s liaison program. Christy comes from the Atlanta Fulton Public Library, where she worked in collection management. Prior to that, she spent a year setting up a new library in China and six months evaluating a collection in Tanzania. We are excited to welcome Christy as a new member of our team!

Briscoe Library Welcomes Kirsten Lorenzen

The UT Health Science Center Libraries welcome Kirsten Lorenzen as the new Outreach and Community Engagement Librarian at the Briscoe Library. Kirsten comes to UT Health San Antonio from the San Antonio Public Library where she provided outreach programming as a children’s librarian. Previously, she worked as a Library Services Assistant IV at UTSA’s John Peace Library and as a Project Manager for an advertising and brand management company. A native of California, Kirsten received a Master’s in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University in December 2015 and also holds a B.A. in English with a minor in Communication from the University of California, Davis.

With her experience in marketing, Kirsten will be instrumental in enhancing the library’s outreach and community engagement initiatives by promoting library resources, services, and events to the campus and wider community.  We are thrilled to have Kirsten as a member of our Library team.

BrowZine: A Modern Way of Accessing Scholarly Journals

 

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The old way of finding health information is becoming obsolete, and with information distribution changing, the library is changing. Briscoe Library has made the decision to remove print journals, transferring many to a joint library facility, and has adopted BrowZine.

BrowZine is a service for libraries that allows you to browse, read, and monitor scholarly journals on the web or on a mobile device. It combines the discovery you loved with print journals with the convenience of technology.

With BrowZine you can:

  • Easily browse thousands of scholarly journals
  • Create a personalized bookshelf of your favorite titles
  • Be alerted when new articles are available in your favorite journals
  • Save articles for offline reading

Find out how to access and use BrowZine here and look out for the Reading Lists feature coming later this year.

COME VOTE!

Come one, come all to name the new space in the Library! This space, with its new furniture and technology, has been made possible by student funds. In earlier communications, this space has been referred to as the technology sandbox, but here’s your chance to get your opinion heard.

A nice piece of chocolate candy is waiting as a reward…

 

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!

Deadline January 31st to Win $500!

Submit your entry for the Danny Jones Student Essay Competition by midnight on Jan. 31st for a chance to win.

Email in PDF format to Peg Seger (segerp@uthscsa.edu)

All UT Health students as well as interns, residents and fellows are eligible to enter.

Previously unpublished essays (up to 2500 words) in broad areas related to the history of the health sciences or the history of any health science profession are eligible for submission.

The contest is sponsored by the Friends of the P.I.Nixon Medical Historical Library in memory of Danny Jones, MLS, former Head of Special Collections at the UT Health Briscoe Library and Past President of the Friends.

For more information, click here.

December 2018 UT Health Faculty Publications List

To support our faculty’s research efforts, Briscoe Library has added an additional feature to our monthly newsletter. You are now able to view citations and link to articles from our UT Health Faculty Publications list.  As an added feature, altmetric information is also included. This list is produced monthly by our Library Liaison group who can also provide further assistance with scholarly publication efforts. If you do not see your publication listed, you can provide us with the proper citation information by completing this form.

Click here to view the citations for December 2018 publications.

E-Resource of the Month – 3D Organon (Virtual Reality)

Are you looking for an interactive way to learn anatomy? 3D Organon Anatomy is a comprehensive anatomical atlas featuring all 15 human body systems. It includes more than 4,000 realistic anatomical structures and organs and over 160 frequently encountered clinical correlations organized per system. And the best part, you can see it through virtual reality! The app allows you to toggle between body systems, locate body parts and learn pronunciations, watch animations of bones and joints., hide/fade features and organs, and fully navigate around the human body.

You are able to view 3D Organon at any time by checking out the VR headset from the Library Circulation Desk. Would you like to bring in a group of friends or an entire class? The Hub can be reserved, just like any other room in the library. Visit our Room Reservation system to set up a time. Walk ins are also welcome and available. View our libguide for more information.

Evidence-based acquisitions project means more e-books for UT Health Science Center Libraries

The UT Health Science Center Libraries have acquired a set of electronic books as part of an Evidence-Based Acquisitions project with several University of Texas System libraries. The project is funded by the University of Texas System Board of Regents and will include e-books from Elsevier/ScienceDirect that have a 2013 publication date. New titles will continue to be added through December 31, 2013. Subject areas include biomedical sciences & medicine, immunology, microbiology, psychology, nursing, dentistry and many more.ebooks

The evidence-based (also known as patron-driven or demand driven) acquisition model allows libraries to acquire more e-books at a reduced cost, while keeping specific user needs in mind. Exploring this collection is encouraged since acquiring content is dependent on user participation. The evidence-based acquisitions e-books can be accessed through the library catalog and can also be browsed by selecting the “Elsevier eBooks on ScienceDirect” link on the library’s e-book page.

Expanded Exhibit by Physician-Artist Miguel Vazquez Coming in January

You may remember Starletta creator and physician-artist Miguel Vazquez from his appearance during Student Appreciation Week last fall. He’s back this month with The Art of Heart, an expanded exhibit of his work featuring his own perspectives on the heart and its design. In addition to heart subject matter, the exhibit of both 2-D and 3-D work will incorporate human skulls and animal (trophy head) anatomy reflecting a variety of cultural influences.

Dr. Vazquez, shown above in his workshop, works in a number of mediums including leather. Below is one of his leather creations in its early stages and which will now be on display in the Briscoe library.

Please stop by to enjoy when you can!