News from the Libraries

News from the Libraries

Library Water Bottle Filling Stations Are Here! Thank You SGA!

New water bottle filling stations have come to the library just in time for the hot weather. Stations have been installed on the 3rd and 5th floors and are soon to come to the 2nd and 4th floors. The stations were made possible by an award from the Student Government Association (SGA).

Benefits to the stations include:

Refreshingly cool and consistent water temperature

Health benefits of drinking water instead of sweetened drinks

Improved water filtering reducing lead and other contaminants

Improved water taste

Hands-free operation

Reduction of plastic bottle waste, a ticker keeps track of 20 oz water bottles saved from waste

Antimicrobial protection inhibits the growth of mold and mildew

Save the Date – 49th Annual Nixon Dinner – November 7th

Registration Open Soon!

 

Presentation: The History of Organ Transplantation

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019

Time: Meet & Greet: 6:30 PM | Dinner: 7:00 PM

Old San Francisco Steak House | 10223 Sahara Street

Located north of Loop 410. From San Pedro, turn right onto Sahara Street.

Cost: $55 per person, $35 for students

Paid sponsorships for students available on request. Advance registration is required.

Registration deadline is Friday, October 18, 2019.

 

About the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library

The Nixon Library is located on the 5th floor of Briscoe Library and is open by appointment Monday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Tours of the Nixon Library, including viewings of the rare books, can also be arranged by making an appointment. For more information contact Andrea N. Schorr, Head of Collection Resources at (210) 567-2403 or SpecialCollections@uthscsa.edu.

P.I. Nixon Library website: https://library.uthscsa.edu/2011/11/nixon-library/

Become a Member

The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library provides a forum for individuals who are interested in the history of the health sciences. The Friends meet periodically throughout the year for lectures, trivia, and a dinner presentation in November. Membership is open to everyone and membership dues directly support the care, handling, and promotion of the collection.

For more information about membership please refer to the online form: uthscsa.libwizard.com/f/nixonmembership

 

 

Dr. Seema Ahuja Exhibits at Briscoe Library

Through personal hardships, Dr. Seema Ahuja has found a sense of renewal through art, gardening and cooking. As a self-taught artist, she has explored many of the themes of her life and the challenges faced as a cancer patient. She brings a unique perspective to the healing process as both a physician and patient.

Her current exhibit now on display at Briscoe Library brings to life a message that applies to us all.

Life experiences have connected me with deep suffering. As a medical doctor in a career spanning three decades, I
often witnessed and tried to lessen the suffering of others. This, along with several personal, life-
changing events…marked a pivot for me; from there I began a journey to understand suffering more intimately.

Dr. Ahuja is a professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Texas Health San Antonio and a staff physician at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System – Audie Murphy Division. She joined the faculty at University of Texas Health in 1996 after completing a fellowship in nephrology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Ahuja’s exhibit will be on display through the end of August.

Thanks for Your Participation! Pets of UT Health

Thank you to everyone who participated in Briscoe Library’s interactive photo exhibit – Pets of UT Health. We had over 55 of your pets on display last month! Our top contributors were from the Long School of Medicine with 18 entries, followed by the Library with 17 entries. The School of Health Professions had 7 pets in our exhibit and Creative Media Services had 5. The School of Nursing and the School of Dentistry both had 3 each, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences came in with 2 entries.

This exhibit showcased 35 dogs, 19 cats, 2 hamsters, and 1 baby goat! If anyone who participated is interested in picking up their photos, they will be held for you at Briscoe Library’s front desk through the end of August.

New Changes Coming to PubMed in 2020

NCBI has been experimenting over the past few years for ways to improve the overall search quality and user experience for PubMed users. The new PubMed will be incorporating a new, modern interface, updated features including advanced search, clipboard, options for sharing results, and a new “cite” button that provides easy access to citation information in AMA, MLA and APA formats. Take a look at a complete list of new features.

An experimental platform, PubMed Labs, is now open allowing users to test new features and provide input.

Stay tuned for more details to come. In the mean time, check out some recent NLM Bulletins:

NLM Technical Bulletin – March/April 2019

 NLM Technical Bulletin – July August 2019

 

E-Resource of the Month: Study Materials

Looking for study materials? The library has many resources to help start the school year off right.

Featured New Books/E-books for August 2019

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For a list of the newest titles at the Briscoe Library click here.

Purchase suggestions?
Complete the online Purchase Suggestion Form or contact
Andrea N. Schorr, Head of Resource Management.

 

News from the Libraries July 2019

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

Thirsty? Library Water Bottle Filling Stations Coming Soon!

Briscoe Library Welcomes Jeff Lacy

Stewards of the P.I. Nixon Library

Pets of UT Health

Mobile Standing Desks Come to the Library

E-Resource of the Month – UpToDate Mobile App

Featured New Books/E-books for July 2019

See all past issues of News From the Libraries

Thirsty? Library Water Bottle Filling Stations Coming Soon!

Briscoe Library users will soon have cold filtered water just steps away. New water bottle filling stations will be installed on floors 2, 3, 4, and 5 in the location of current water fountains.

Installation is tentatively planned for the end of summer. Stay tuned!

Briscoe Library Welcomes Jeff Lacy

Jeff Lacy joined Briscoe Library on July 1 as the Library Liaison to the School of Dentistry & the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.  He will work to support faculty and students by integrating library resources in the curriculum, research, and clinical practice.  Jeff has over eighteen years of experience as an academic librarian.  He comes to the UT Health Briscoe Library from Trinity University where he was an instruction and liaison librarian for the last five years. Previous to that, he was a scholarly resources librarian at UTSA.  Jeff has a master’s degree in library science from the University of Alabama and a master’s in arts degree in English from Lamar University.  He holds a B.A. in English from Mercer University.

Jeff has experience working in health sciences and related subject areas and he looks forward to sharing his knowledge with our faculty, students, and staff.  Please help us welcome him to UT Health San Antonio!