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Graciela Reyna, Assistant Library Director at the Mario E. Ramirez M.D. Library at the RAHC in Harlingen, speaks about NLM resources at the 6th Annual Seminar in Forensic Sciences, held on November 13, 2009. For more information on recent library outreach activities, see story on page 7.
In the news this month:
Logins to be required at most library computers Collexis webinar to air on December 10 Emerging technology brown bag classes: Send us your ideas Healthy People 2020: Health and Human Services solicits your input SciFinder/SciFinder Scholar introduces new user interface Library classes for December Ramirez Library honors Dr. Richard A. Garcia, Jr. Ramirez librarians present at two conferences in November Hooke’s Micrographia: Featured resource of the P.I. Nixon Library Briscoe Library staffers complete Rock ’n Roll Half Marathon Libraries to observe holiday hours in December and January Page 2 Page 3 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 9
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SGA and Library Advisory Committee endorse measure requiring logins for most library computers
In recent months, library staff have received significant feedback emphasizing the importance of ensuring availability of computers in the library for use by students. Although our computers are primarily for students, faculty, and staff, we also support the university's clinical and outreach missions by serving local patients and their families, as well as area health professionals. The library has worked with student leaders to arrive at a proposal that —hopefully — will balance those needs. A plan for implementation of logins at library computers was endorsed by Student Government Association on November 5 in Resolution #2009F-004, and subsequently affirmed by the Library Advisory Committee. This plan will be implemented by Monday, January 11, 2010. Once fully implemented most computers in the library will require users to log in with a valid uthscsa.edu username and password. The username and password are the same ones that students currently use to log in to other campus systems, for example Blackboard or inside.uthscsa.edu. Some things to note in connection with this change:
Users will need to be careful to log out when they finish using a computer. Users will be responsible for any computer use or misuse under their logins. Users should be aware that as on any University-owned computer, it will be possible for University security personnel to associate use of a particular library computer with the login in use on that computer at the time. Eight computers on the 3rd floor, one on the 4th floor, and one on the 5th floor will continue to be available without logins. However, we ask students, faculty, and staff to please use the other computerswhenever possible, to help us meet the needs of our public users as well. We will have visitor logins available from the Circulation Desk and/or Info Desk for situations when they are needed, such as for individuals with temporary health science center affiliation who do not have uthscsa.edu domain accounts.
The Student Government Association and the library management team will review and assess the implementation of this plan at the April 2010 SGA meeting, and make changes to the program if needed. Luke Rosenberger Director of Library Technology and Historical Collections
Collexis webinar on December 10: View in the library or from your desktop
Thursday, December 10 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Collexis database contains the profiles of about 400 researchers from The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. Profiles include information about research interests, publications, grants, research trends, a career timeline, and a network of co-authors, both internal and external. The next Collexis instructional webinar will be Thursday, December 10 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Two options are available for viewing: you can join colleagues for group viewing in the library (4.074) or view the webinar from your own computer. To attend viewing at the Briscoe Library, please register online with the library. Feel free to bring your lunch. To request the personal computer login information for the next webinar date, please contact Katie Prentice at email@example.com or at (210) 567-6606.
Send us your ideas: Future topics for emerging technology brown bag sessions in San Antonio and Harlingen
Recently, librarians have taught emerging technology brown bag sessions on Facebook, Twitter, GoogleDocs, online bookmarking, online meeting software and RSS. Each session covers the basics as well as information on professional and educational uses of the tools. The next session, Picture This, will take place December 9th at 12 :00 noon in the Briscoe Library Howe Conference Room. It will cover online photo sites such as Flickr. Information about future emerging technologies offerings, including a new series of offerings at the RAHC in Harlingen, can be found here: http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/gethelp/classSch edule.cfm. We are interested in knowing what topics you want to see over the next year. If you have a topic you would like to learn more about, please send your ideas to Katie Prentice at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (210) 5676606. Possible future topics include Zotero, mobile devices, and iPhone and iPod Touch. Let us know what you want to learn by suggesting a topic. For information about the emerging technology brownbag series in Harlingen, contact Kathy Carter: CarterK3@uthscsa.edu.
News from The Libraries…
Health and Human Services invites participation in the Healthy People 2020 goal-setting process
Every 10 years the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reviews scientific lessons learned over the past decade, including current data, trends, and innovations, to set new goals for health preparedness and prevention. The process is designed to be collaborative, and to take into consideration current assessments of major risks to health and wellness, changing public health priorities, and emerging issues related to national health preparedness and prevention. HHS is currently in the process of identifying and selecting objectives for Healthy People 2020. A set of draft objectives, developed at three public meetings that were held in 2009, have been posted online: http://www.healthypeople.gov/hp2020/Comments/default.asp Public comments are encouraged, and will be accepted through December 31, 2009. Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian
SciFinder/SciFinder Scholar introduces new user interface
SciFinder— previously known as SciFinder Scholar— has launched a new web interface. The version of SciFinder Scholar that was available through the library web site in the past will be phased out by mid-summer of 2010. The current version will transition to the new web interface over the period of several months. To avoid experiencing difficulties at inconvenient times, we suggest that users of SciFinder upgrade to the web version at their earliest convenience. Instructions for registering for the web interface may be found on the library’s database page for SciFinder: http://www.library.uthscsa.edu.libproxy.uthscsa.edu/gethelp/scifinder.cfm. A valid email address ending in uthscsa.edu is required for setup. Please contact the Information Desk at (210)567-2450 or AskaLibrarian@uthscsa.edu with any questions. John Weed Head of Collection Resources
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Library classes for December
All 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 library 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 http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/gethelp/ classSchedule.cfm. When you register for a library class, your registration confirmation email now includes a file that you can save as an appointment into your electronic calendar. Briscoe Library, Long Campus - San Antonio
• Introduction to EndNote: Wednesday, December 2, 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m., Collaboratory • Technology Brownbag: Picture This! Understanding Online Photo Sharing: Wednesday, • • • • • •
December 9, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m., Howe Conference Room Introduction to RefWorks: Wednesday, December 9, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Collaboratory Collexis Webinar: Thursday, December 10, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Collaboratory Library Basics: Friday, December 11, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Collaboratory PubMed Advanced: Thursday, December 17, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Collaboratory Introduction to EndNote: Thursday, December 17, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m., Collaboratory Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: Thursday, December 17, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Collaboratory Katie Prentice, Education and Information Services Coordinator
News from the UT Health Science Center Susan Hunnicutt, Editor: email@example.com Libraries is published at the beginning of each Kelley Minars, Web Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org month to highlight the programs, services and Pennie Borchers and Katie Prentice, Copy Editors resources offered by The Libraries. Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of Libraries: email@example.com Walter Creech, Katie Prentice and Robert Zuniga, Photographers
Ramirez Library honors Richard A. Garcia, Jr., former Assistant Vice President for South Texas Programs
On November 1, the Regional Academic Health Center in Harlingen celebrated the life of the late Richard A. Garcia, Jr. (1941-2006), former Assistant Vice President for Director of South Texas Programs, with a traditional altar de muertos at the Mario E. Ramirez, M.D. Library. Richard Garcia was instrumental in the development of medical education and research centers in Harlingen, Laredo and Edinburg. His concern for the promotion of health careers also resulted in the establishment of Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) in South Texas. As part of the Dia de los Muertos celebration, it is common for families to make an altar de muertos to honor their loved ones. Ramirez Library staff created the altar to honor Richard Garcia, and to contribute to the cultural education of medical students based at the RAHC. Attendees gathered to view the altar, share their memories, and enjoy favorite foods. Kathleen Carter, Ramirez Library Librarian
Ramirez librarians present at forensic medicine conference and farmworker health forum
Staff from the Mario E. Ramirez, M.D. Library made presentations at two community outreach events in the Rio Grande Valley in November. Graciela Reyna and Kathy Carter made a presentation, “National Library of Medicine Resources for the Forensic Sciences” at the 6th Annual Seminar in Forensic Sciences on November 13th. This annual conference seeks to provide a multidisciplinary group of professionals with tools to assist with prevention, intervention and investigations of child abuse. The library also provided an exhibit and hands-on demonstrations of National Library of Medicine resources. NLM resources were presented to over 200 attendees at the 2009 Midwest Stream Farmworkers Forum, November 19-20. Sponsored by the National Center for Farmworker Health, the forum brought together health care providers and educators, administrators, students, researchers, and farmworkers from across the U.S. to share ideas on health care delivery for the farm worker population.
News from The Libraries…
A featured resource from the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library
Micrographia: or Some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies Made by Magnifying Glasses With Observations and Inquiries Thereupon Robert Hooke (1635 – 1703) Robert Hooke was one of the most penetrating and original minds of the 17th century. A scholar at the Westminster School in England, Hooke read and absorbed Euclid’s first six books in a week and - in his spare time - invented thirty separate flying techniques. He also explored the world of microscopy. Early microscopes were primitive tools with a small field of view and images so distorted and dark that peering through their lenses for any length of time resulted in blurred vision. Hooke, undeterred by such obstacles, examined a myriad of tiny objects - from needles and razors to moulds and fungi and, ultimately, the intricate structure of insects. Nowhere is his artistic ability more apparent than in his depiction of the drone fly’s eye. In drawings executed with astounding accuracy and beauty, each anatomic detail was revealed with precision, down to the cell itself, Hooke’s own discovery. At the age of twenty-nine Robert Hooke produced his masterpiece, the Micrographia. The National Library of Medicine has created a digitized copy of the Micrographia, which can be examined online at http://archive.nlm.nih.gov/proj/ttp/flash/hooke/hooke.html. The P. I. Nixon Medical Historical Library owns the beautiful 1667 edition. If you would like to have a closeup look at this amazing book, please contact Pennie Borchers, Special Collections Librarian: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eye-to-eye with a grey drone fly
“I took a grey Drone-Fly… I found this Fly to have the biggest clusters of eyes in proportion to his head of any small kind of Fly that I have yet seen… The surface of each of these was shaped into a multitude of small Hemispheres, ranged over the whole surface of the eye in very lovely rows, between each of which were left long and regular trenches perfectly intire. I was assured of this by the regularly reflected Image of Objects which I moved to and fro between the head and the light, and by examining the Cornea or outward skin after I had stript it off, and by looking both upon the inside and against the light… Every one of these Hemispheres reflects as exact and perfect an Image of any Object from the surface as a small Ball of Quick-Silver of that bigness would do. In each of these Hemispheres, I have been able to discover a Landscape of those things which lay before my window…” From the Micrographia by Robert Hooke
Congratulations to Angela Myatt, Herlinda Howard, Keith Cogdill and Patty Tello, all of the Briscoe Library, who completed the Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon (13.1 miles) on November 15.
Libraries observe holiday hours in December and early January
The Libraries of the University of Texas Health Science Center will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Please note that beginning 12/18, the Briscoe Library will close early at 6:00 p.m. and will be closed weekends until regular hours resume on 1/3/10. Additional information about holiday hours at all the libraries can be found on the library web site at http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/gethelp/help.cfm?Category=Hours.
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