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UT Health Science Center Library Downtown
Photos by Walter Creech.
Jesse H. Jones Exhibition, on display in the Briscoe Library Information Commons through the end Comprehensive Research of November. For more information about the exhibit, go to 10. Library
Heartbeats, a photo by Sarah Stayer, is part of the Student Global Health Photo
In the news this month:
October is National Medical Librarians Month- Help us Celebrate One Community/One Book 2010: Calendar of Events Harry Potter’s World: Exhibit opens this month Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine: Local exhibit showcases the resources of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library Library classes for October More library classes Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine: Calendar of Events Keith Cogdill selected for NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program Libraries partner with School of Nursing in diabetes study Farewell to Gary Goodson Student Global Health mounts photo exhibit in Briscoe Library 2010 EDUCAUSE Online Conference: In the Briscoe Library 6th Annual Health Literacy Conference: Register now! Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 9 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 11
Laredo Regional Campus Library
FOR LIBRARY CLASSES, go to page 6
October is National Medical Librarians Month— Help us celebrate
October has the distinction of being National Pizza Month, National Pickled Pepper Month, National Spinach Lovers Month, but did you know that October is also National Medical Librarians Month? Medical librarians are information professionals who support universities, hospitals and other health care organizations in their mission to teach the next generation of health care providers, advance health through research, provide excellence in clinical care, and offer service to communities. At the UT Health Science Center, librarians teach classes to students on resources for evidence-based practice, manage the Briscoe Library and four branch libraries, handle licensing and access to over 16,000 electronic journals and databases, serve as the official records manager and archives depository for the university, provide service on university committees, design and mount exhibits, and offer information services to our campus communities— in addition to many other duties. By serving as a Resource Library within the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, the service reach of the UT Health Science Center Libraries goes beyond the UTHSC campuses to 32 counties in South Texas served by outreach, educational, and interlibrary loan services provided by UT Health Science Center librarians and library assistants. Please join us in celebrating National Medical Librarians Month by letting us know in a few words What Your Library and Librarians Mean to You. Please go to this link and let us know what medical libraries and librarians mean to you in your daily life. Do you use journals and databases? Check-out books? Study in the library? Ask librarians for assistance when you can’t find the information you need? Has one of our librarians helped you with EndNote or Refworks, records management, or a computer issue? Did we cancel your favorite journal (yes, we want to hear the bad as well as the good)? Teach a class for your students? Help with a grant application? Serve on a committee with you? Let us hear from you! Rajia Tobia Executive Director of Libraries
Graphic courtesy of the Medical Library Association
To celebrate National Medical Librarians Month, we invite you to be our guests in the Briscoe Library on October 28 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for coffee, tea and breakfast treats. October 28 is also “Library Snapshot Day,” sponsored by the Texas Library Association. Please take time to have your photo taken while you are here . We hope to see you!
One Community/One Book 2010: Calendar of Events
October Book Discussions
When: Friday, October 1 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Where: Location on RSVP Facilitator: Penelope Borchers RSVP to: Penelope Borchers, email@example.com When: Tuesday, October 5 12noon-1:00 p.m. Where: Howe Room, 5th floor, Briscoe Library Facilitator: Rajia Tobia RSVP to: Rajia Tobia, firstname.lastname@example.org When: Wednesday, October 6 12 noon-1:00 p.m. Where: Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute Facilitator: Helen Sorenson RSVP to: Helen Sorenson, email@example.com When: Thursday, October 7 12 noon-1:00 p.m. Where: RAHC, 313A (Faculty Lounge), 3rd floor UT Pan American Library Facilitator: Dr. Johnny D. Short When: Monday, October 11 12 noon-1:30 p.m. Where: Room 432F Facilitator: Donald J. Dudley, M.D., Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology When: Monday, October 11 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Where: Anaqua Room (2.03.08), UC Phase II, UTSA (map) Facilitator: Carley R. Bach RSVP to: Carley R. Bach, firstname.lastname@example.org When: Wednesday, October 13 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. Where: Ramirez Library, RAHC Library Classroom 1.132 Facilitator: Martin Hechanova RSVP to: RAHC Library, email@example.com
Science Communication Workshop Human(e) Research– Your responsibilities as a scientist
When: Tuesday, October 12 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Where: Medical School Room 309L Reception to follow, hosted by the Graduate Dean Dr. Michael Lichtenstein: History of human subject research: “the ugly, the bad, and the good” Dr. Joseph Schmelz– Director, Institutional Review Board: Human research at the UT Health Science Center: “working together”
8th Annual Frank Bryant, Jr., M.D. Memorial Lecture in Medical Ethics
Speaker: Rebecca Skloot, author
The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
Friday, October 15 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Reception and Book Signing: 1:30 PM
Health Science Center Auditorium 7703 Floyd Curl Dr San Antonio, TX
Lecture telecast live to the RAHC in Harlingen and the Laredo Regional Campus
Online Book Discussion: Join anytime!
Where: http://library.uthscsa.edu/bookclub/ Facilitator: Luke Rosenberger
This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Harry Potter’s World: Exhibit opens this month
On July 21, 2007 author J.K. Rowling and her publishers released the last of her record-breaking novels featuring the young wizard Harry Potter. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows sold 15 million copies in the first twenty-four hours following its release. Three days earlier, a group of middle-school visitors to the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, MD were shown an early 17th century treatise with an intriguing connection to J.K. Rowling and her tales. The visitors were fascinated and wanted to know more, so the staff of the History of Medicine Division began combing the collection in search of other historical materials that are conceptually linked to the fictional world created in Rowling’s stories. This labor eventually produced a lecture series, two Web exhibits, and a traveling exhibit that has been coordinated by the American Library Association. Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine, produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland and coordinated by the American Library Association, will open in the Briscoe Library on October 11. C. Mackenzie Brown, Ph.D., Jennie Farris Railey King Professor in Religion at Trinity University, will speak at the exhibit’s opening event on the topic ―Renaissance Science and the Quest for Immortality: Lessons from Albus Dumbledore, Nicolas Flamel and Isaac Newton.‖ The opening will take place in the Howe Conference Room, 5th Floor of the Briscoe Library from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A complete schedule of events can be found on page 8 and at: http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/events/harrypotter.cfm Annual Meeting of The Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library — November 1 Stephen J. Greenberg, Ph.D., Coordinator of Public Services for the History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, will tell the story of the Harry Potter exhibit and how it took shape at the National Library of Medicine as the speaker at this year’s meeting of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Society. The dinner takes place November 1, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 37 NE Loop 410 at McCullough. We invite Friends, their guests, and all those interested in the history of medicine to a terrific presentation.
Stephen J. Greenberg, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine.
Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library
40TH ANNUAL MEETING: DINNER AND PRESENTATION “Magic & Monsters in the Stacks: How Harry Potter Came to NLM” Monday, November 1, 2010 * Doubletree Hotel * 37 NE Loop 410 at McCullough
Cash bar: 6:30 p.m. Dinner: 7:00 p.m. Cost: $40/person ($30 for students includes Friends membership)
Advance registration is required.
Please RSVP by October 27th to Pennie Borchers: Borchers@uthscsa.edu Page 4
Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine: Local exhibit showcases the resources of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library
A new exhibit mounted in the lecture hall foyer was created by Pennie Borchers, Special Collections Librarian, as a companion piece to the NLM traveling exhibit, Harry Potter’s World. The themes are similar – alchemy, medicine, herbology and monsters - but the local display highlights materials found in the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. There are images from Vesalius’ anatomical atlas, Paré’s book on teratology, Bartisch’s classic work on ophthalmology, Dürer’s canon of proportions, and many more. The exhibit will remain on display through early November.
“Instead of roots, a small, muddy, and extremely ugly baby popped out of the earth. The leaves were growing right out of his head. He had pale green, mottled skin, and was clearly bawling at the top of his lungs.”
—from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling Illustration: Harvesting mandrake, from Histoire de la Medecine, de la Pharmacie, de l’Art Dentaire et de l’Art Veterinarire, 1977. Collection of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library.
“Like Harry’s professors, many Renaissance thinkers valued the study of the natural world. For example, both the naturalist Konrad Gesner and the surgeon Ambroise Paré argued that knowing more about the living things around them would help them to better understand the way the world worked. Their publications often catalogued the traits and medicinal value of odd creatures, including some featured hundreds of years later in Harry Potter.”
—from exhibit brochure, Harry Potter’s World, Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine, produced by the National Library of Medicine Page 5
Illustration of merpeople courtesy of the National Library of Medicine. A version of this drawing appears in The Workes of That Famous Chirurgion Ambrose Parey, 1634, collection of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library.
Library classes for October
All library classes are free and open to all. Advance registration is appreciated but not required. If you would like to request a class or schedule a consultation at any campus, please contact the library at (210) 567-2450 or email AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu. If you would like to request a special class or orientation for your department or group at other days/times, please contact us! To register for a class or to read class descriptions, visit http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/gethelp/ classSchedule.cfm. When you register for a library class, your registration confirmation email includes a file that you can save as an appointment into your electronic calendar. Briscoe Library, Long Campus - San Antonio Introduction to RefWorks: Monday, October 4, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., LIB 2.011 Library Basics: Tuesday, October 12, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 pm, LIB 2.011 Online Tools to Upgrade Your Research: Technology Brownbag: Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 12 noon - 1:00 p.m., Library Howe Conference Room Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: Thursday, October 21, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., LIB 2.011 Introduction to EndNote: Thursday, October 28, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., LIB 2.011 Creating and Presenting a Professional Poster Session: Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 12 noon - 1:00 p.m., LIB 4.074 – Collaboratory Google Collaboration Tools: Technology Brownbag: Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 12 noon - 1:00 p.m., Library Howe Conference Room Ovid Tips & Tricks: Getting Started with MEDLINE: Wednesday, November 10, 1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m., LIB 2.011 Introduction to RefWorks: Tuesday, November 16, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., LIB 2.011 Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: Thursday, November 18, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., LIB 2.011 Getting the Most out of PubMed: Thursday, November 29, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., LIB 2.011 Katie Prentice, Head of Education and Information Services
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More library classes
Secrets to Success: Library Basics
Do you (or someone your work with) need to review the basics of library research? Come to the free Library Basics class on October 12, 2010, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in LIB 2.011. Library Basics is a hands-on class for everyone who wants tips and tricks for effective research, finding books and journals in the library catalog, how to get e-journals, reading references, citations, and much more. The class also includes a tour and an overview of library services that can help your research. To register, visit http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/gethelp/classDescriptions.cfm#200. For more information, please contact Katie Prentice at email@example.com. Katie Prentice Head of Education and Information Services
Have you seen the new Library Toolbox?
A new page has been added to the library Web site that features a number of different research tools for accessing journals, databases, and books. Also included are tools for bibliography management, organization, and sharing of research. To find out more about the new tools, including the LibX Toolbar, Catalog Bookmarklet, Proxy Bookmarklet, UTHSC Link, BibMe, Evernote and Zotero, register for our Emerging Technology Brown Bag on October 13th: Online Tools to Upgrade Your Research. We will cover different scenarios of research, and how the research tools page can help streamline and broaden the way that you search, organize, and share your information. For more information, contact Eric Willman, Systems Librarian: Willman@uthscsa.edu.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine offers grant and proposal writing class
October 28th 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Library Classroom 2.011 Grants and Proposal Writing is intended for beginning grant proposal writers. Attendees will gain a general overview of the grant and funding processes, as well as the level of detail required in preparing a successful proposal. Each component of the writing process will be addressed including: documenting the need, identifying the target population, writing measurable objectives, and developing a work plan, evaluation plan and dissemination plan. Go to http://nnlm.gov/scr/services/ and click on Class Calendar to register. For more information contact Peg Seger, Interlibrary Loan and Outreach Librarian, SegerP@uthscsa.edu.
Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine
Calendar of Events
Opening Reception and Presentation
Monday, October 11, 2010 – 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Howe Conference Room
C. Mackenzie Brown, Ph.D.
Jennie Farris Railey King Professor in Religion Department of Religion, Trinity University "Renaissance Science and the Quest for Immortality: Lessons from Albus Dumbledore, Nicolas Flamel, and
What do Sir Isaac Newton, Albus Dumbledore, and Professor Severus Snape have in common? What is the difference between the Philosopher's Stone, a Horcrux, and a Crucifix? What does J.K. Rowling share with the gospel writer Matthew? Dr. C. Mackenzie Brown will answer these questions in exploring the relation of religion and natural philosophy in the Renaissance and Enlightenment, and their role in the development of modern science.
Illustration of an alchemy workshop Courtesy National Library of Medicine
Saturday Event for Young Readers
Saturday, October 23, 2010 – 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Howe Conference Room
Friends Lunchtime Presentation
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 – 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Pestana Lecture Hall
Patricia Thompson, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer in History University of Texas at San Antonio “A Little Muggle Magic: The Wisdom of Harry Potter for Families" Having read the entire Potter series eight times over and gathered insights from a large brood of grandsons, Dr. Thompson is eminently qualified to reflect on the most interesting customs of both the muggle and the magical worlds.
Charleen M. Moore, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Cellular & Structural Biology UT Health Science Center “Potent Potions and Healing Herbs: Medicinal Practices of the Renaissance” Would you like to have a recipe for a ―good vomit‖ or learn how to make an effective theriac? Do you know why Professor Sprout wore earmuffs or how to diagnose melancholy from a urine sample? You will find the answers to these questions in the talk by Dr. Charleen Moore on the medicinal practices of the Renaissance. She will also discuss the humeral basis of disease and describe two of the oldest medicinal botanical gardens in the world at Padua and Oxford.
For Students Attending Science Expo
Saturday, November 6, 2010 – 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. Howe Conference Room
Richard F. Ludueña, Ph.D.
Distinguished Teaching Professor Department of Biochemistry, UT Health Science Center “Living Dangerously: Doctors Adrift in the Dark Ages” In the Middle Ages, there were a few good doctors and lots of bad ones, operating in a context of ignorance. The practice of medicine was very dangerous for patients---and even for doctors-- who met various unpleasant ends when their medicine failed, as it often did. Page 8
Keith Cogdill selected for NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program
Keith Cogdill, Director of South Texas Regional Information Services at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Libraries, has been selected to be a member of the 2010-2011 class of the National Library of Medicine/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Fellows Program (http://www.aahsl.org/mc/page/leadershipfellows). Dr. Cogdill has been paired with a mentor, Cynthia L. Henderson, Executive Director of the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library at Howard University. In the coming year he, along with four other fellows, will have the opportunity to develop his knowledge and skills in a variety of learning settings, including exposure to leadership in another environment. The purpose of the fellowship program is to prepare emerging leaders for director positions in academic health sciences libraries.
Libraries partner with School of Nursing, others, in diabetes study
Dr. Adelita Cantu of the UT Health Science Center School of Nursing and colleagues from UTSA, the Texas Diabetes Institute, and The Libraries recently received funding from the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science for a one-year pilot project on diabetes education. The purpose of the partnership is to learn more about how Mexican Americans with diabetes or at risk for diabetes use health information to make daily decisions about self care. Investigators hope to determine whether participation in Salsa Caliente, a specially tailored curriculum, and enhanced education about accessing health information on the Internet will make a difference in diabetes awareness, management, and knowledge versus participation in Salsa Caliente alone. Half of the participants in this project will receive a laptop computer to use at home and will be trained to use MedlinePlus, Healthy Texas and other reliable Internet sites. The other half of the participants will receive general education and will not have immediate access to a computer. The project will end on April 30, 2011.
Farewell to Gary Goodson
The staff of The Libraries wish Gary Goodson, Outreach Library Assistant in the Briscoe Library, all the best as he and his wife Robin prepare to move to Atlanta. Gary’s last day in the library was Thursday, September 23. Gary has made many significant contributions to the library’s outreach programs. Thanks to his efforts, the Circuit Librarian Health Information Network (CLHIN) website has been revamped, and we now have online evaluation instruments for our outreach activities. Gary has also prepared monthly newsletters for all CLHIN participants. He represented The Libraries at several health fairs, and provided valuable program support at the evidence-based practice summer institute in July. He has also done a masterful job coordinating the renewal of our contracts with CLHIN institutions. Once settled in Atlanta, Gary will continue his online studies in the Master’s of Library Science program at the University of North Texas, while his wife completes a fellowship in public health at the Centers for Disease Control. We wish them all the best!
Student Global Health - Organization mounts photo exhibition accompanied by narration in the Briscoe Library
Twenty photographs currently on display in the Briscoe Library Information Commons document the global health experiences— struggles, failures and triumphs— of a group of students and faculty members from the School of Medicine. The exhibit, which was created by medical students Sheridan Fielding and Katie Gong, includes photos taken in the far-flung cities of Haiti, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru and Viet Nam. Narration for the images can be accessed by phone at (210) 390-2077, using stop numbers for each photo. When the exhibit concludes at the end of November, the photos will become part of the Global Health Silent Auction which will take place Thursday, December 2nd, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the foyer of the Health Science Center Auditorium.
#8 A Little Cough Quy Nhon, Vietnam Photo and Narration by Bryan Wilson
#19 Medicine for the Soul Aleta Wondo, Ethiopia Photo by Tsegaye Bekele, Narration by Katie Gong
#11 Abraham Aleta Wondo, Ethiopia Photo by Dr. Richard Usatine, Narration by Annie Lu
#18 Innocence, Camaraderie and Love Shine Through La Chureca, Nicaragua Photo and Narration by David Aldrete Page 10
2010 EDUCAUSE Online Conference: In the Briscoe Library October 13-15
The UT Health Science Center Library and Academic Technology Services will co-sponsor viewing of the 2010 EDUCAUSE Online Conference. The conference begins on Wednesday, October 13 at 10:00 a.m. and will conclude on Friday, October 15 at 1:30 p.m. Group viewing of the program will be held on October 13 in the Briscoe Library 4th floor Collaboratory and on October 14-15 in 2.011, the library’s electronic classroom. A complete schedule for EDUCAUSE Online can be found at http://www.educause.edu/E2010/Program/ Online. Please note that the online schedule reflects Pacific time, so times need to be converted to two hours later for Central Standard Time. The time zone of the online schedule can be adjusted using the ―Change Timezone‖ link on that page, just above the daily schedule tabs. For further information, contact Luke Rosenberger, Director of Library Technology and Historical Collections, firstname.lastname@example.org.
6th Annual Health Literacy Conference: Register now!
”Improving Health Literacy Across the Lifespan: Growing Wiser and Healthier”
Friday, October 8, 2010 Doubletree Hotel 502 W. Durango San Antonio TX 78207 The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jerald Winakur, author of Memory Lessons—A Doctor’s Story. To register online, please log on to www.healthcollaborative.net and click on the main page banner.
Who Should Attend?
Pharmacologists / Pharmacy Students Promotoras Policy Makers Physicians Public Health Officials Dieticians Therapists Healthcare Professionals Health Educators Health Plan Administrators Community Service Providers Patient Navigators Nurses/Nursing Students Others involved in health literacy
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