Librarians Share Their Work with Peers



On May 18, UT Health San Antonio Librarians gave presentations about their work at the spring meeting of the Council of Research & Academic Libraries (CORAL), held at Southwest Research Institute. CORAL is a consortium of libraries in the greater San Antonio area whose mission is to develop and strengthen library information services and resources through cooperative programs and forums. The meeting began with presentations by local institutions featuring their historical collections. During the meeting’s afternoon session titled “Libraries of Tomorrow”, liaisons discussed their strategies and lessons learned as part of Briscoe Library’s new liaison program. Christy Tyson, Liaison to the School of Dentistry, and Andrea Schorr, Head of Resource Management, presented on their work in establishing an interprofessional teaching and learning repository utilizing faculty works. Creative Technologies Librarian Kelley Minars (pictured left) discussed how the library is providing educational support through 3D printing.

From May 22-26, two librarians attended the Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Atlanta, GA. Attending this conference provides valuable networking, learning and development opportunities specific to medical librarianship. Attendees from the US and abroad gather to share research, collaborate within special interest groups and hold robust conversation. Christy Tyson, SOD Liaison, participated as a member of the Dental and Instructional sections of MLA. She also began an appointment as a member of the MLA News editorial board on June 1. Karen Barton, SHP Liaison, presented a poster on the Youth Health Literacy Challenge, a project funded by the National Library of Medicine.