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Humanities Texas funds visit by author Pauline Chen, MD One Community/ One Book: Have you started reading yet? Medical illustration exhibit opens in Lecture Hall Foyer Librarians to teach at Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice Library offers classes in institutional records management Librarian Anne Comeaux joins board of ARMA International Increasingly, adults seek health information on the Internet: Study Library classes for July Librarians improve access to health information on the Internet Student internship experiences in the library Librarian Greysi Reyna accepts Debakey Library Outreach Award
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Humanities agency provides support for One Community/ One Book
Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has awarded a grant to the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio to extend One Community/ One Book 2009 to practicing health professionals in the San Antonio Community. The book selected for the 2009 One Community/ One Book program is Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality, by Dr. Pauline Chen. Dr. Chen, a liver transplant surgeon, attended Harvard University and the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and completed her surgical training at Yale University, the National Cancer Institute and UCLA. In 1999 she was named the UCLA Outstanding Physician of the Year. She writes the Doctor and Patient column for the New York Times and also keeps a professional blog. This is the second year that UT Health Science Center Libraries, in cooperation with the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, has sponsored One Community/ One Book. This year University Transplant Center, the South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Texas Nurses Association District 8, and nursing sorority Sigma Theta Tau-Delta Alpha, are also partners in the project. Funding provided by Humanities Texas and the National Endowment for the Humanities will support publicity efforts such as radio ads and mailings in order to include practicing physicians, nurses and hospital staff in the San Antonio area in a conversation about health care at the end of life.
One Community/ One Book: Have you started reading yet?
A few months after my book was published... [a] colleague told my friend that the stories… were so similar to his own; he had no idea I had had so many of the same feelings and experiences... A part of me was delighted that the book had resonated with him. But another part of me asked: why had we never talked to one another about it but just soldiered on in our work alone? Pauline Chen, MD, Pallimed , March 17, 2008 This is a wonderful way to introduce One Community/ One Book, a community reading project that aims to stimulate vibrant, multidisciplinary and local conversations on topics that matter to practicing health care professionals. Pauline Chen will speak in the Parman Auditorium on the Long Campus of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio at noon on September 25. Her talk will be streamed live to locations at the School of Health Professions, the Regional Academic Health Center and the Laredo Campus Extension Library. Plans for other remote locations are pending. Copies of Final Exam are available in the UT Health Science Center bookstore at a 25% discount and also in all branches of The Libraries at call number WZ 100 C518f 2007. Training for facilitators and hosts of small group discussions leading up to Dr. Chen’s visit will be offered on August 8 and 13 at noon in the Briscoe Library. Register here. To learn more about One Community/ One Book, about this year’s book, Final Exam, and about ways you can participate in the conversation, visit the One Community/ One Book project Web site. This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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Medical illustration: Exhibit opens in lecture hall foyer
An exhibit currently on display in the medical school lecture hall foyer showcases the work of students in the Spring 2009 Art and Anatomy Workshop. This innovative multidisciplinary class was developed by Charleen M. Moore, PhD, from the Department of Cellular and Structural biology at the UT Health Science Center, with Constance Lowe, MFA and Jayne Lawrence, MFA, both from the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Penelope Borchers, Special Collections Librarian at the UT Health Science Center Briscoe Library. The goal of the Art and Anatomy Workshop, which was open to medical students at the UT Health Science Center as well as to UTSA art and art history students, was to help participants develop their ability to imagine the body more accurately. Students received instruction in basic drawing techniques and in perspective and proportion of the human face. They were also introduced to the work of important anatomists/artists from the Renaissance to the present and to contemporary artists whose work involves anatomy, medicine and the body.
A drawing of the foot by Hiromi Tsuji, a UTSA art student who participated in the Art and Anatomy Workshop.
The classes, which were held in late March and early April, met in the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, in UTSA art studios, and at the reading room of the PI Nixon Medical Historical Library. The exhibit, Medical Illustration: Ars Anatomica, was organized by Penelope Borchers. It will be on display in the lecture hall foyer until mid-August.
Library Skills for the Clinician: Librarians will teach research skills for clinicians at Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice
UT Health Science Center librarians Linda Levy and Angela Myatt will teach Library Skills for the Clinician: Locating Evidence for Practice in two break-out sessions at the 2009 Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice that will be held in San Antonio from July 9-11. The classes will focus on resources and techniques for finding and evaluating information for evidence-based practice. Attendees will be introduced to information sources that may not be familiar to nurses and other practitioners and advocates of evidencebased practice, including the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ), the National Guidelines Clearinghouse, Turning Research into Practice (TRIP) — an evidence-based search engine—, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. This is the 8th year for the Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice. The overall theme for this year’s program is Achieving Excellence with Evidence. The Institute is sponsored by the Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice (ACE), a division of the UT Health Science Center School of Nursing. To learn more about the Center or to register for the Institute, link to that ACE web site.
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Institutional records: Library classes can help you comply with requirements for management and retention
Records management and retention has become increasingly important in recent years to the UT Health Science Center campus. We are no longer a young campus but are reaching the point where we are simply running out of room to store records, as evidenced by the numerous filing cabinets that were recently removed from the hallways due to safety issues. Departments need to know how long they are legally required to keep records so they may discard old records that have met their useful life span. In addition, they also need to know which records are considered so important that they must be backed up to an offsite location (vital records), and many departments are now converting their records from paper to electronic or other format and need to know the state requirements for keeping records electronically or on microfilm. Staff dealing with patient or student records need to know the requirements of the HIPAA and FERPA laws that mandate special security for these types of records. The UT Health Science Center Library offers 3 classes that help staff manage their records. Module A, Records Retention and Inventory, covers state laws regarding records management for state agencies, reasons we need to manage our records, how to interpret the Records Retention Schedule (RRS), how to use the online RRS to find the required retention period for records, and how to do an inventory of department records. Module B, FERPA, is recommended for all staff who must handle student records. This class explains the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act requirements for handling of student records by institutions of higher education, including student rights, parent rights, and limitations on giving out information about students. Module C, Managing Permanent Records and Electronic Records, covers the pros and cons of the various options for storing permanent records including paper, microfilm, and document imaging. It also explains state laws for electronic records and other pertinent issues, including security. To sign up for records management classes or to ask questions on the management of records contact Anne Comeaux at 567-2428, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anne Comeaux is named to the board of the San Antonio chapter of ARMA International
Anne Comeaux, Assistant Director for Special Collections and the Records Management Officer for the UT Health Science Center, was recently elected to serve as a Director on the Board of the San Antonio Chapter of ARMA International for the 2009 – 2010 year. ARMA International is a not-for-profit association and the leading authority on managing records and information — paper and electronic. The San Antonio chapter of ARMA International is composed of records information management professionals from greater San Antonio and surrounding communities, representing a wide variety of industries in the business community as well as federal, state, and local government agencies.
Increasing numbers of adults consult the Internet for health information: Pew Internet & American Life Project
As Americans become more comfortable with integrating the Internet into all aspects of their lives, they are increasingly consulting it for health information. A recent survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 61% of American adults go online for health information. This is a significant increase from 2000, when only 25% of Americans adults did so. According to the report, “As younger adults face more health care questions and challenges, they may turn to the tools they have sharpened in other contexts of their lives to gather and share health advice.” However, the Internet has not replaced the traditional role of consultations with health professionals. According to the report, the vast majority of people meet with a health professional when they need information about a medical issue. Many people also talk with family or search online. Those who use the Internet to find health information for themselves or someone else are known as “e-patients.” Much of this information they consult is user-generated content, such as patients’ commentaries about health conditions, reviews of hospitals, or blog entries. Americans are also turning to the Internet for exercise and fitness advice. A third of Internet users look online for weight-loss information, and more than half of all users consult the Internet for fitness tips.
Sixty percent of e-patients said that they or an acquaintance have been helped as a result of following online health information, and only 3% reported knowing someone who had been harmed by it.
E-patients are more likely than other Internet users to participate in social networking sites such as Facebook. When they find health information online, most e-patients continue the dialogue offline with friends and family. Social networking is not just for health consumers, however. Health professionals are finding ways to incorporate websites such as Twitter into their practices. In her recent New York Times article, Dr. Pauline Chen discusses how physicians can use social media as a way to maintain contact with their patients between visits. (Dr. Chen is also the author of Final Exam, the Health Science Center’s One Community/One Book 2009 selection.) The survey indicates that people are attaining favorable results by getting health advice online. Sixty percent of e-patients said that they or an acquaintance have been helped as a result of following online health information, and only 3% reported knowing someone who had been harmed by it. The report foresees that Americans will continue to turn to the Internet for health information as the younger generation ages and mobile access to the Internet becomes more common. Rachael Anderson Library Intern
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Library classes for July
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 consult at any Health Science Center campus, please contact the Briscoe Library information desk at (210) 567-2450 or email AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu. If you would like to request a special class for your department or group at other days/times, please contact us! To register for a class or to read class descriptions, visit the Class Schedule Page. New! When you register for a library class, your registration confirmation now includes a file that you can save as an appointment into your electronic calendar. Briscoe Library, Long Campus - San Antonio Technology Brownbag: Saving Face on Facebook encore presentation: Wednesday, July 8, 12 noon - 1 p.m., Howe Conference Room • Introduction to EndNote: Tuesday, July 14, 12 noon - 1 p.m., Collaboratory • Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: Tuesday, July 14, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Collaboratory • PubMed Advanced: Thursday, July 16, 12 noon - 1 p.m., Collaboratory • PubMed: Getting the Most Out of PubMed: Thursday, July 30, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Collaboratory • Introduction to EndNote: Friday, July 31, 12 noon - 1 p.m., Collaboratory
Ramirez Library, RAHC – Harlingen Technology Brownbag: Saving Face on Facebook encore presentation: Wednesday, July 8, 12 noon – 1 p.m., Ramirez Library 1.132 Katie Prentice, Education and Information Services Coordinator
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UT Health Science Center librarians work to improve community access to health information on the Internet
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region, has awarded a subcontract to the Edgewood Family Network (EFN) in San Antonio for their project, TECNO: Technology-Enhanced Community Neighborhood Organization. The project will improve access to electronic consumer health information among families in EFN’s service area by training an existing group of youth, the “Tekkies,” to teach neighborhood residents how to use consumer health information produced by the National Library of Medicine. In June, Julie K. Gaines, Information Technology Librarian at the Briscoe Library, met with six members of the “Tekkie” team and the EFN program coordinator. In addition to introducing the youth to MedlinePlus, MedlinePlus en Español, and Go Youth in the Edgewood neighborhood of Local, she also taught critieria for evaluating health San Antonio learn about consumer health information on the Internet. Equipped with these skills, the “Tekkies” will be able to recommend reliable consumer health information resources produced by the National Library of Medicine. sites for residents of the Edgewood community. On a future visit to the library, the “Tekkies” will tour University Hospital, receive information about the different schools at UT Health Science Center, and learn about other health resources for their project. Edgewood Family Network (EFN) is a 501(c)(3) community-based organization that focuses on services to families in a well-defined, high-priority community within San Antonio whose residents are predominantly Hispanic.
Eight staff members of the San Antonio AIDS Foundation (SAAF) joined UT Health Science Center librarians Linda Levy and Lara Sapp on Wednesday, June 17 to learn about reliable Web sites for health information, with a focus on HIV/AIDS information. The SAAF staff members were interested in sites that they could share with patients for health education, sites that they would be able to use to find ideas for community prevention and education programs, and sites that would offer information for case management activities such as insurance or Social Security eligibility. The librarians started with a brief overview of how to evaluate the quality of health information sites on the Web and then demonstrated sites such as Partners for Information Access for Public Health Professionals (PH Partners), MedlinePlus, AIDSInfo, Clinicaltrials.gov, the National Cancer Institute, and PubMed. A bibliography of additional sites was included as well.
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Student internship experiences in the library Texas Woman’s University MLS student Lisa Matye Finnie is working in the Division of Collection Resources
Lisa Matye Finnie is completing a 120-hour internship in the Collection Resources Division of the Briscoe Library. Collection Resources oversees processes involved in selecting, ordering, receiving and cataloging all types of library materials, including monographs, serials and electronic resources. During her internship Lisa, who has a BA in mathematics from St. Mary’s University, will gain experience cataloging electronic books, journals and dissertations, and will learn to perform site verification and cost per use analysis for electronic serials. “My eventual goal is to work in the library of an academically-oriented institution, such as UT Health Science Center or one of the local universities or colleges,” Lisa says. Previously, she has been employed by the Northside Independent School District, by the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library, and by the Houston Public Library. She will complete her MLS from Texas Woman’s University in August.
AHEC sponsors library internship for Trinity University economics major Rachael Anderson
Rachael Anderson is a summer intern with the library's South Texas Regional Information Services Division. Her internship is sponsored by the South Central Area Health Education Center as an opportunity to raise awareness among undergraduates of health sciences librarianship as a career opportunity.
“One of my biggest projects for the summer is to develop a model for a new day camp for high school students through the Academic Health Education Center (AHEC),” Rachael says. “I’ve also been developing content for the South Texas Go Local website and Healthytexas.org. I’m helping plan a week-long visit for a group of high school students from Mercedes, TX to learn about health careers.”
Rachael is a senior at Trinity University, majoring in economics with a focus on the health care system in the United States. During the summer she will participate in outreach activities in the San Antonio area as well as the Lower Rio Grande Valley, and assist with the development of the HealthyTexas.org website and the "South Texas Go Local" online directory of health services. She will also be trained to work with librarians at the information desk in the Briscoe Library.
Brava! Greysi Reyna, Assistant Library Director at the RAHC, receives prestigious DeBakey award for Library Services Outreach
On the evening of Tuesday, May 5, Greysi Reyna, Assistant Library Director for the Ramirez Library at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio’s Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen, attended the annual dinner of the Friends of the National Library of Medicine in Washington, DC. While there, she received the Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award. This award recognizes the service of a health sciences librarian working in underserved or rural communities. Greysi began working with the UT Health Science Center Libraries in 1995 as the circuit librarian for the Lower Rio Grande Valley. "As circuit librarian, I used to go to the hospitals and make sure that the doctors and nurses, and our students that were here from the health science center, had the information that they needed," Greysi said in a May interview with the Valley Morning Star. In addition to her work with health professionals and students, Greysi has also worked extensively with promotoras— community health workers in the Lower Rio Grande Valley— teaching them how to use consumer health resources produced by the National Library of Medicine.
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