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News From the Libraries - UT HSC Newsletter November 2009

News From the Libraries - UT HSC Newsletter November 2009

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News from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Libraries, November 2009. Includes November classes, Thanksgiving hours, organizational changes, and database cancellations.
News from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Libraries, November 2009. Includes November classes, Thanksgiving hours, organizational changes, and database cancellations.

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November2009
Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of Libraries(210) 567-2413Email:tobia@uthscsa.edu http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/
 San Antonio
 Administration
 (210) 567-2400
 
 
Circulation Desk 
(210) 567-2440
Information Desk 
(210) 567-2450
 
Email:
 
(210) 358-3939
(210) 562-5098
 Harlingen
(956) 365-8850
 
Laredo
(956) 523-7404
In the news this month:
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More than 175
 promotores de salud 
 joined librarians and public healthprofessionals for the
 Healthy Mind, Healthy Bodie
s conference held on SouthPadre Island in early October. The story can be found onpage 7. 
 
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 A new history of the Health Science Center, entitled
The Crown Jewel: The Story of the First 50 Years of TheUniversity of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
, will go on sale in November 2009. Early copies will be available to the public at a special reception on Thursday, November 5, honoring the four presidents of the Health Science Center as featured guests. Will Sansom, the Health Science Center's Director of News and Information, is the author of this new historical work. Mr. Sansom recently expressed gratitude to the Briscoe Library's Special Collections staff fortheir help in identifying, gathering and facilitating the use of a wide variety of historical photos from theUniversity Archives: "You ... were most helpful and made the task of finding pictures all the easier. You even volunteered to bring pictures to us in our building on a day when I was in a severe time crunch. I really appreciate all the library has done..."If you are looking for historical information about the Health Science Center or about the history of medicinein Bexar County and across South Texas, please contact our Special Collections department: Anne Comeaux, Assistant Director; Pennie Borchers, Special Collections Librarian; and Mellisa De Thorne, Library Assistant. You may be surprised at the treasures you can find!Luke RosenbergerDirector of Library Technology and Historical Collections
This photo of theconstruction of theSchool of Medicine,taken in February 1967, is amongmaterials held in theUniversity Archives onthe 5th floor of theBriscoe Library.
Crown Jewel 
: A new history of the UT Health Science Centershowcases the work of the University Archives
November 2009
 
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"
Cut the Cord: Connecting to our Mobile Users
 Wednesday, November 18, 2009On Wednesday, November 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. the Briscoe Library, the Ramirez Library at theRAHC and the Laredo Campus Extension Library will each serve as a host site for
Cut the Cord: Connecting toour Mobile Users
, a webcast produced by the Medical Library Association. The webcast will demonstratemobile technology devices and innovative applications, explore programs that illustrate the potential of mobile technology for health professionals, and discuss funding opportunities to create and sustain mobiletechnology programs. Emily Hurst, Information Services Librarian, is an invited participant and will travel toChicago to be part of this webcast.In addition to the main program (1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) registrants may havethe opportunity to participate in either or both of two optional wrap-arounddiscussion sessions. The agenda for the entire program appears below.To register for the webcast and to inquire about wrap-around sessions, contactone of the following site coordinators:
at the RAHC: Greysi Reyna,ReynaG@uthscsa.edu 
at the Laredo Campus Extension Library: Patricia Gutierrez,GutierrezP3@uthscsa.edu 
at the Briscoe Library: Susan Hunnicutt,Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu 
Briscoe, Ramirez and Laredo libraries to host webcast on mobiletechnologies for health care professionals
Photo courtesy of FreeFoto.com 
News from The Libraries…
http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/
 
Cut the Cord: Connection to our Mobile Users
 Agenda12:30 p.m.:
 Wrap-around discussion session #1
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.:
“ 
Cut the Cord: Connecting to our Mobile Users
” 
Part I: Introduction: Mobile Technology: A Short History Part II: Mobile Devices and Innovative Technology Part III: What’s Hot Now! What’s Next!Using Kindles for family medicine; Direct Patient Care – Patient Managed Medical Records;Integrating point of care resources into a mobile platform;
 PubMed 
for HandheldsPart IV: Value and Specific Outcomes for the Library and the Librarian:Part V: Funding Opportunities: RMLs; Partnering with people in your institution and health departments;Levels of funding
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
: Wrap-around discussion session #2For more information on webcast sites, or to contact a site coordinator, visithttp://mlanet.org/education/distance_ed/mobile/sites_r_ca.html#TX.

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