February 2010

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Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of Libraries (210) 567-2413 Email: tobia@uthscsa.edu http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/

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This photo of evacuees of Hurricane Beulah (1967) is part of the archival collection of Dr. Mario E. Ramirez. The collection was recently selected for a Library Technology Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR). Find the story on page 2.

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In the news this month:
NN/LM to fund digitization of Ramirez collection Health information outreach services: The Frontera Collaboration Briscoe Library book give-away: February 16 Mobile updates: MedlinePlus and EBSCOhost Eric Willman joins the staff of The Libraries Black History Celebration: Exhibit honors African-American health care providers Featured resource: De Symmetria by Albrecht Dürer Library classes for February Book Notes: Two of NPR’s best memoirs of 2009 Briscoe librarians accept positions in Houston, Winston-Salem Page 2 Page 3 Page 3 Page 4 Page 4 Page 5 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 7

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February 2010

National Network of Libraries of Medicine will fund digitization of a collection documenting health care response to Hurricane Beulah
The Mario E. Ramirez, M.D. Library has received a Library Technology Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR). The award provides funds to digitize the archival collection of Dr. Mario E. Ramirez, a physician who practiced medicine in Starr County for over 43 years. Dr. Ramirez served on The University of Texas System Board of Regents from 1989 until 1995 and as vice president at the Health Science Center, where he established the Med/Ed Program to recruit more students from South Texas to health careers. The title of the project is: Bringing a South Texas Story from Paper to Pixel: Digital Documentation of the Hurricane Beulah Crisis in the Rio Grande Valley, 1967. The project will focus on the digitization of photographs which document the health care response to thousands of Hurricane Beulah victims in Starr County. Once digitized, the collection will be added to the UT Health Science Center Digital Repository and made publicly available online for further research and study. A web exhibit about the life and work of Dr. Ramirez will also be launched during the project timeline. Materials in the Ramirez Collection document Dr. Ramirez’ career as physician, educator and community leader. For more information about the Ramirez archival collection or about this project, contact Greysi Reyna, Assistant Library Director for the Ramirez Library at Reynag@uthscsa.edu.
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. N01LM-6-3505 with the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.

Dr. Ramirez consults with a nurse in the obstetrical ward at Fort Ringgold School, Rio Grande City, following Hurricane Beulah.

Students and teachers from Rio Grande City built makeshift IV poles for a pediatric ward that was set up at Fort Ringgold School, Rio Grande City. Following Hurricane Beulah, many children were treated for severe dehydration. Page 2

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February 2010

Frontera Collaboration of Health Sciences Libraries: a coordinated approach to planning health information outreach
In November 2009 a group of health sciences libraries began a collaboration focused on promoting evidence-based practice in the U.S. —Mexico border region. During the eighteen-month period between November 2009 and April 2011, the Frontera Collaboration of libraries will work together on (1) an assessment of needs and resources for supporting evidence-based practice in the border region, (2) outreach activities focused on clinicians and public health personnel, and (3) a three-year strategic plan for the 2011-2014 timeframe. The libraries forming this collaboration represent the Pan American Health Organization United States – Mexico Border Office, the University of Arizona, the University of New Mexico, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the University of Texas Medical Branch, and the University of Texas School of Public Health. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine – South Central Region has sponsored three of the libraries participating in the Frontera Collaboration. This initiative represents a coordinated approach to planning health information outreach for clinical and public health personnel in the border region, with each library also responsible for conducting activities in local communities. Keith Cogdill Director of South Texas Regional Information Services
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. N01-LM-6-3505 with the Houston Academy of MedicineTexas Medical Center Library.

At the July 2009 US-Mexico Border Centers of Excellence Consortium forum in San Diego: Keith Cogdill, Greysi Reyna, Barbara NailChiwetalu (University of New Mexico), Kathy Carter, and Brett Kirkpatrick (University of Texas Medical Branch).

Briscoe Library book give-away: February 16th
The Briscoe Library will have a book give-away on Tuesday, February 16, 2010. The book give-away will start at 8:00 a.m. at the entrance to the library. Books to be included in the give-away are old editions withdrawn from the library’s collection or donations given to the library but not needed for the collection. All give-away books are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact John Weed, Head of Collection Resources, at (210)567-2400 or e-mail at weedj@uthscsa.edu.
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February 2010

Mobile updates
Two recent developments expand the range of evidence-based resources that are accessible to users of mobile devices. NLM announces Mobile MedlinePlus The National Library of Medicine has announced the launch of Mobile MedlinePlus (http://m.medlineplus.gov/), a new user interface that will make MedlinePlus more functional for mobile devices. Mobile MedlinePlus is available in English and Spanish (http:// m.medlineplus.gov/spanish) and includes a subset of content from the full web site that is optimized for mobile devices. Content available on Mobile Medline Plus includes summaries for over 800 diseases, conditions and wellness topics, as well as the latest health news, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, and information on prescription and over-the-counter medications. There is a link to Mobile MedlinePlus from the MedlinePlus homepage, as well as an FAQ at http:// www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/faq/mobile.html that includes special instructions for Blackberry users. EBSCOhost launches mobile interface Made for the smaller screens of mobile devices, EBSCOhost Mobile offers functionality that includes searching, limiters, HTML and PDF full text viewing. This new interface is available to all Health Science Center faculty, staff, and students. Popular databases such as CINAHL, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, and Academic Search Complete are available in EBSCOhost Mobile. A list of databases available on mobile devices is located at http://uthscsa.mobi/library/mobile.asp. New database links are actively being added to the site. Questions about Mobile MedlinePlus or EBSCOhost Mobile can be addressed to Askalibrarian@uthscsa.edu. John Weed Head of Collection Resources

Eric Willman joins The Libraries
Eric Willman has joined the staff of the Briscoe Library at the University of Texas Health Science Center as a Programmer Analyst II for Library Technology and Historical Collections. A 2009 recipient of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine– South Central Region Library Student Outreach Award, Eric will complete his MLIS with a specialization in health informatics from the University of North Texas in May 2010. He earned a B.S. in sociology from UNT in 2007.
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February 2010

Exhibit honors Black History Month and the contributions of African American health care professionals
Black History Celebration, an exhibit currently on display in the lecture hall foyer, honors the many accomplishments of African-American health care professionals past and present. Patricia L. Brown, Special Collections Library Assistant, researched and mounted the four-panel display for the first time in 2005. It features early medical schools and hospitals, historical and contemporary notables, and faculty from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio. Originally, the exhibit was sponsored by the Department of Pathology, The Libraries and the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. Dr. Robert L. Reddick, Chair of the Department of Pathology, acted as consultant. Members of the Student National Medical Association (http://www.snma.org/) participated in this new, updated exhibit, on view in the lecture hall foyer through February, in observance of Black History Month. They are Marcus Emebo (MS3), Yvonne Watkins (MS2,) Lauren Wiggins (MS2), Allison Mitchell (MS2), Kimberly Onyirioha (MS2), Jessica Brown (MS2), Yvonne Otieno (MS2), Dana Brown (MS1), Uche Osadebe (MS1), and Stephanie G. Opusunju (MS1).

De Symmetria Partium in Rectis Formis Humanorum Corporum by Albrecht Dürer:
A featured resource of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library
Albrecht Dürer, German painter, mathematician and art theorist, was among the first of the great Renaissance artists to study anatomy. From 1507 until his death in 1528 he took meticulous measurements and made detailed notes for his Four Books on Human Proportions. Although Dürer never met Leonardo da Vinci during his travels in Italy, he respected the artist’s emphasis on mathematical proportions and returned to Germany determined to study in earnest. Works by Euclid, Vitruvius and other scientific authors on proportion and perspective became Dürer’s theoretical basis for his new descriptive geometry. De Symmetria (books on the normal proportions of the parts of the human form) represents full-length male and female figures of all ages and body types, embodying the first application of anthropometry to aesthetics. Also technically innovative, it contains the first attempts to represent chiaroscuro in wood engraving by means of cross-hatching. De Symmetria was published in Nuremburg in 1532. The P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library owns a first edition copy of the work. Pennie Borchers Special Collections Librarian
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February 2010

Library classes for February
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 HSC 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 now includes a file that you can save as an appointment into your electronic calendar. Briscoe Library, Long Campus - San Antonio

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Introduction to EndNote: Thursday, February 4, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., LIB 2.011 Ovid Tips & Tricks: Getting Started with MEDLINE: Tuesday, February 9, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., LIB 2.011 Technology Brownbag: Smartphones: Life Made Mobile: Wednesday, February 10, 12 noon – 1:00 p.m., Howe Conference Room Introduction to PubMed: Wednesday, February 10, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., LIB 2.011 Library Basics: Thursday, February 11, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., LIB 2.011 Introduction to RefWorks: Wednesday, February 17, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., LIB 2.011 Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: Thursday, February 18, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., LIB 2.011 Katie Prentice, Education and Information Services Coordinator

News from the UT Health Science Center Susan Hunnicutt, Editor: hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu Libraries is published at the beginning of each Kelley Minars, Web Editor: minars@uthscsa.edu 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: tobia@uthscsa.edu Walter Creech, Katie Prentice and Robert Zuniga, Photographers

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February 2010

Book notes: NPR’s Best Memoirs of 2009
Among the books on National Public Radio’s recently published list, Best Memoirs of 2009 are two addressing themes that may be of interest to health care providers. The first, Stitches, by Caldecott award- winning children’s illustrator David Small, is a reflection on his diagnosis, at age 14, with throat cancer. Small’s story, told in words and pictures, is a testament to his struggle to regain his voice after several traumatic losses.

Also on the NPR list of best memoirs of 2009 is Diana Athill’s memoir, Somewhere Towards the End. A life-long editor of other people’s books, (she worked with Philip Roth, John Updike, Norman Mailer, Jean Rhys, and V. S. Naipaul) Diana Athill did not discover her own writer’s voice until she was in her eighties. Her first book, Stet, was also a memoir. From Somewhere Towards the End: “...book after book has been written about being young, and even more of them about the elaborate and testing experiences that cluster round procreation, but there is not much on record about falling away...” NPR’s complete list of Best Memoirs of 2009 can be found at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121337672. Susan Hunnicutt Special Projects Librarian

Briscoe Librarians accept positions in Houston, Winston-Salem
In January The Libraries bid farewell to two librarians:

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Emily Hurst, Information Services Librarian since 2008, accepted the position of Technology Coordinator with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – South Central Region in Houston. Lara Sapp has been a health information outreach fellow with The Libraries since 2008. In February she will begin her new position as Professional Librarian at the Coy C. Carpenter Library, Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

We will miss them both, and wish them well in their new endeavors!
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