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News From the Libraries - UT HSC Newsletter March 2010

News From the Libraries - UT HSC Newsletter March 2010

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News from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Libraries, March 2010. This issue includes classes, the updated strategic plan, upcoming events, and more.
News from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Libraries, March 2010. This issue includes classes, the updated strategic plan, upcoming events, and more.

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March 2010
Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of Libraries(210) 567-2413Email:tobia@uthscsa.edu http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/
 San Antonio
 (210) 567-2400
Circulation Desk 
(210) 567-2440
Information Desk 
(210) 567-2450
(210) 358-3939
(210) 562-5098
(956) 365-8850
(956) 523-7404
In December, library staff met in the Dental School private dining room to begin work on a new strategic plan. More information about the process andabout work that has already been completed can be found on pages2and3.
In the news this month:
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News from The Libraries
March 2010
Library staff develops strategic plan
On December 4, 2009, library staff gathered in the Texas Star Café private dining room to begin the process of developing a strategic plan for 2010-2013. Forty staff members were assigned to small groups to work on thestrategic mission, vision, and goals that will guide the library’s development over the next four years.Librarians and members of the staff who attended the strategic planning session represented UT HealthScience Center libraries in San Antonio, Harlingen and Laredo.Following the initial strategic planning session a smaller planning team refined the mission, vision, and goals.A draft was presented to the Library Advisory Committee on February 4. The Library Advisory Committeereviewed the plan and made some helpful recommendations. Revised versions of the Mission, Vision andGoals statements can be found on the next page.The next step in the strategic planning process will occur on March 12, when library staff will once again meetas a group to begin developing objectives that will move the library toward its goals.Rajia TobiaExecutive Director of Libraries
 Workshop: Cre
ating and Presenting a Professional Poster Session
To RSVP for the special workshop, visit the Library website athttp://www.library.uthscsa.edu/gethelp/classDescriptions.cfm#577.For more information about the 3rd Annual CSL Conference, planned for April 8, 2010, visit the Conference website athttp://www.texashumanities.org/cslconference.cfm.To learn more about the workshop, please contact Katie Prentice atprenticek@uthscsa.eduor 210-567-6606.Katie Prentice, Education and Information Services Coordinator
Thursday, March 4, 12 noon - 1:00 pmCollaboratory, LIB 4.074, Briscoe Library, San AntonioTelecast to Room 1.132, Ramirez Library, Harlingen
 In support of the upcoming 3
Annual Community Service LearningConference, sponsored by the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics,the Briscoe Library is offering a special workshop:
Creating and  Presenting a Professional Poster Session
. This one hour class coversthe development of a roll poster, presentation skills and best practicesfor poster sessions at professional conferences. Everyone interested inimproving their presentation skills and posters is welcome to attend.
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News from The Libraries
March 2010
UT Health Science Center LibrariesStrategic PlanMISSION
The mission of The Libraries is to advance the educational, research, clinical care, and communityservice programs of the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio by critically appraising, selecting,and organizing health sciences information and by facilitating and maintaining access to theseresources for the faculty, staff and students of the UT Health Science Center and for the South Texascommunity.
 Information for Better Lives
The Libraries are leaders in promoting health information access, evaluating resources, andencouraging resource use to meet the dynamic needs and challenges of the UT Health ScienceCenter and the South Texas community. The Libraries realize this vision by providing:
Essential resources for teaching, learning, research and decision making;
Innovative information and instructional services;
Knowledgeable, service-oriented, and professional staff;
Versatile facilities responsive to evolving educational culture; and
Effective collaboration with educators, students, researchers, health professionals,administrators, community members, and other health information stakeholders.
The UT Health Science Center Libraries strive to achieve their mission and vision by workingtoward goals that will advance the education, research, clinical care, community service, andorganizational effectiveness of the UT Health Science Center. Goals for 2010-2013 include thefollowing:
To expand The Libraries’ role in the university’s educational mission by promoting qualityinformation in an environment conducive to learning;
To support the discovery and exchange of knowledge to advance the university’s researchmission;
To provide resources and services that advance clinical knowledge and informed decisionmaking;
To promote access to quality health information for the South Texas region; and
To manage a customer-oriented environment that is effective, efficient, and fiscallyresponsible while fostering a learning environment for all.

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