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April 2010

Contact UT Health Science

Center Libraries
Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of
(210) 567-2413

San Antonio
(210) 567-2400
Briscoe Library
Circulation Desk
(210) 567-2440
Information Desk
(210) 567-2450

Fear of infectious disease was a frequent concern for planners of the world’s fairs. UT Health Science Center
Dr. Julie K. Brown, author of Health and Medicine on Display, International Library Downtown
Expositions in the United States, 1876-1904, will speak in the Briscoe Library at
(210) 358-3939
noon on Wednesday, April 7. For more information, go to page 2.

Jesse H. Jones
In the news this month: Comprehensive Research
Health and Medicine on Display: Author to speak April 7 Page 2 Library
An Iconography of Contagion: NLM launches new online exhibit Page 2 (210) 562-5098
Health and Medicine on Display: Now available in the Briscoe Library Page 3
We’re looking for a great read: One Community/One Book 2011 Page 4
Annual Report: The Libraries Page 4
US IMPACT: Study reveals growing importance of library computers Page 5 Ramirez Library
Library classes for April Page 6 (956) 365-8850
Keith Cogdill is named Kronick Traveling Fellow for 2010 Page 7
Angela Myatt receives professional development grant Page 7 Laredo
Directory of History of Medicine Collections is now available online Page 7
Laredo Campus Extension
Julie Gaines accepts position at medical school library in Georgia Page 8
Gary Goodson joins the staff of the Briscoe Library Page 8
New exhibit: Briscoe Library Collection Highlights (956) 523-7404
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Briscoe Library wins second prize in creative promotions contest Page 9
New web-based resource-: How to access journal articles Page 9


April 2010
News from The Libraries

Author Julie K. Brown will speak about international expositions

and their impact on American medical practices from 1876-1904
Wednesday, April 7
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Howe Conference Room, Briscoe Library

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries international

expositions transmitted a new culture of visibility that merged
information, entertainment and commerce, and provided a
unique opportunity for the public to become aware not only of
social and technological advances, but also of emerging public
health concerns. This is the topic of Julie K. Brown’s book
Health and Medicine on Display: International Expositions in
the United States, 1876-1904.
At noon on Wednesday, April 7, Dr. Julie K. Brown, a research associate at the National Museum of American
History / Department of Medicine, Science and Society at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.,
will examine the Philadelphia, Chicago, Buffalo and St. Louis world’s fairs from a medical historical
perspective and describe their impact on applied health and medical practice in America.
Dr. Brown is currently serving as president of the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library at the
UT Health Science Center. In addition to Health and Medicine on Display, her publications include Making
Culture Visible (2001) and Contesting Images: Photography and the World's Columbian Exposition (1994).
She is also a faculty associate at the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics.

National Library of Medicine launches online exhibit

showcasing 20th-century public health posters
An Iconography of Contagion: A Web Exhibition of 20th-century Health Posters has been launched in a new
online version on the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Web site at
The site, which is adapted from the exhibition of the same name, features more than 20 health posters from
the 1920s to the 1990s, from North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Using images that are by turns
beautiful, humorous, jarring and unexpected, they cover infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis,
AIDS, gonorrhea and syphilis. An Iconography of Contagion shows the interplay between medical science,
politics, public understanding of disease, war, and cultural values and prejudices. It was curated by medical
historian Michael Sappol in NLM's History of Medicine Division.
NLM Technical Bulletin, March 8, 2010
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April 2010
News from The Libraries

Health and Medicine on Display: Available in the Briscoe Library

As this cartoon
illustrates, the safety of
the St. Louis water
supply became an issue
in the months leading up
to the Louisiana
Purchase Exhibition in
1904. “What people saw
and learned about health
and medicine at these
events” is a key question
that is considered by Dr.
Julie K. Brown in her
book, Health and
Medicine on Display:
Expositions in the United
States, 1876-1904.

Health and Medicine on

Display can be found in
the Briscoe Library at
call number WA 11.AA1
B879h 2009.


*Cartoon line drawing, Library Collection, LPE Scrapbooks, vol. 55, Cartoon Publicity Pictures,
Missouri Historical Society.

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April 2010
News from The Libraries

We’re looking for a great read: One Community/One Book 2011

Have you read a book that inspires or challenges you, that tells a
story or highlights an issue that is important to you? The planning
committee for the UT Health Science Center’s third One
Community/One Book project will meet on April 12 to begin
planning for the Spring of 2011. In choosing a book we would like
to receive input from across the UT Health Science Center.

The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics and the UT Health
Science Center Libraries have partnered twice in the past to offer
One Community/One Book programs. In 2008 the community
reading selection was Mountains Beyond Mountains, Tracy
Kidder’s book about the work of humanitarian physician Paul
Farmer. Last year, the selection was Final Exam, Dr. Pauline
Chen’s reflection on end of life issues. The University Transplant
Center was a partner in that project, and the Academic Center for
Excellence in Teaching provided training for discussion group
Previous One Community/One
leaders. Book selections were: Mountains
Beyond Mountains: the Quest of
The goal of One Community/One Book is to bring students, faculty Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who
and staff together for vibrant local conversations and reflection, to Would Cure the World, by Tracy
support the work of caregivers. If you know of a book that you Kidder (in 2008) and Final Exam:
think should be considered for the 2011 project, please send your A Physician’s Reflections on
Mortality, by Pauline W. Chen,
suggestion to Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian at
M.D. (in 2009). Be sure to let us know why the book you
recommend would be a good choice.

The FY2009 annual report of The Libraries

is now available online

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News from The Libraries April 2010

Study reveals growing importance of library computers

Thirty-seven percent report seeking information on health and wellness issues
Recently, the University of Washington Information School released a
new report on the impact of computer and Internet use at US libraries.
The "US IMPACT" report, underwritten by the federal Institute of
Museum and Library Services and the Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation, reveals that nearly one in three Americans age 14 or older
-- 32% or roughly 77 million people -- used a library computer or
wireless network to access the Internet in the past year. Among people
living in households whose income was less than 200% of federal
poverty guidelines ($44,000 a year for a family of four), 44% used
library computers and Internet access.

The report looks at a number of the key uses of library computers by

the public, including use for employment, eGovernment, civic
engagement, education, and health & wellness. Thirty-seven percent of
library computer users, an estimated 28 million people, focused on
health and wellness issues, including learning about medical
conditions, finding health care providers, and assessing health insurance options. In one particular group --
seniors (65 and older) living in poverty -- a full 54% used library computers for health or wellness needs.
The study also suggests that library computer use leads to positive action on health and wellness: roughly half
of the people who used a public library computer to find doctors or health care providers reported that they
made follow-up appointments. Among those who reported researching diet and nutrition issues online at the
library, 83% decided to change their diet; among visitors who searched for exercise and fitness information,
84% decided to change their exercise habits. The benefits also reach beyond just the individuals who come
into the library: nearly two-thirds of library computer users (63%) logged on to help others; 56% reported
helping friends or family with health matters specifically.

The UT Health Science Center Libraries provide guest access to computers to allow the public to research
health issues on the Internet. In addition, UT Health Science Center librarians have participated in several
projects to enhance public librarians’ knowledge of health resources on the Internet, particularly resources
provided by the National Library of Medicine. The public computers and Internet access The Libraries
provide are an important support resource for the patients and clinicians in our communities and represent a
valuable contribution to the UT Health Science Center’s educational, clinical and community service missions.

The complete report, Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S.
Libraries, can be found at :
Luke Rosenberger
Director of Library Technology and Historical Collections

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April 2010
News from The Libraries

Library classes for April

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
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

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 RefWorks: Tuesday, April 13, 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon, LIB 4.074 Collaboratory
• Library Basics: Tuesday, April 13, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., LIB 2.011
• Technology Brownbag: Online Privacy: Making Smart Choices, Wednesday, April 14, 12 noon -
1:00 p.m., Howe Conference Room
• Introduction to PubMed: Tuesday, April 20, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., LIB 2.011
• Ovid Tips & Tricks: Getting Started with MEDLINE: Wednesday, April 21, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.,
LIB 2.011
• Using EBSCO CINAHL to Locate Nursing & Allied Health Information: Thursday, April 22,
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., LIB 2.011
• Introduction to EndNote: Thursday, April 29, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., LIB 2.011
Katie Prentice, Education and Information Services Coordinator

Technology Brownbag:

Online Privacy: Making Smart

Wednesday, April 14
12 noon to 1 p.m.
Howe Conference Room

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

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April 2010
News from The Libraries

Keith Cogdill is named Kronick Traveling Fellow for 2010

On March 2 the Medical Library Association awarded Keith Cogdill its David A.
Kronick Traveling Fellowship for 2010. This award is endowed by Virginia Bowden,
the library’s former director, in honor of David Kronick, the library’s first director. For
the past eight years, the award has enabled medical librarians across the country to
conduct site visits at other institutions. Keith will use the 2010 award to visit the
libraries at four recently established medical schools in Florida and Texas.

South Central Academic Medical Libraries Consortium awards

grant for the study of evidence-based medicine
Angela Myatt, Curriculum and Liaison Librarian, has received a SCAMeL Professional Development grant
which will fund a visit to the University of New Mexico (UNM), Albuquerque, the week of March 30th –April
2nd. While at UNM, Angela will have the opportunity to observe and to learn how librarians are involved in
the instruction of Evidence-Based Medicine. Her contact for the visit is Jonathan Eldredge in the Health
Science Library and Informatics Center.

NLM® launches
Directory of History of Medicine Collections
New database provides information on the history of health sciences
collections worldwide

The National Library of Medicine® (NLM) is pleased to announce the creation of the Directory of History of
Medicine Collections database. This unique resource is available at:

The Directory of History of Medicine Collections aims to serve as a resource to provide information about
history of health sciences collections worldwide. The collections described in the directory provide research,
reference and interlibrary loan services to scholars interested in the history of the health sciences.

The database is keyword searchable, with the ability to refine search results by categories: organization type,
state/province, country, collection subject strengths, and organization name.
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April 2010
News from The Libraries

Julie Gaines accepts position as head of a new medical school

library in Athens, Georgia
Congratulations to Julie Gaines, Community and Technology Liaison Librarian, who
has accepted a position as the Head of the Medical College of Georgia/University of
Georgia Medical Partnership Campus Library in Athens, Georgia. This new campus
will be admitting medical students, with the first class entering in August 2010.
Georgia is Julie’s “home state,” and we are very happy that she has found a great
position that will allow her to be closer to her family.
Julie came to the UT Health Science Center Libraries as a National Library of
Medicine Second Year Fellow in 2003, and was hired as a Librarian III in 2004. In
her time here she has made many contributions: writing grants, developing and
leading projects, collaborating in the design of classes, and teaching.
We will miss her, and we wish her the best!

Gary Goodson joins the staff of the Briscoe Library

The Libraries welcome Gary Goodson as Outreach Library Assistant III
for South Texas Regional Information Services.
Gary, who recently returned to the U.S. from a two year commitment
with the Peace Corps in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, has been previously
employed as a clerk for the San Marcos Public Library and as an ESL
teacher in Kofu, Japan. He has a B.A. in English from Texas Lutheran
University and an M.A. in literature from Texas State University.
Gary will coordinate the Circuit Librarian Health Information Network,
which provides information resources to health care professionals in
South Texas. He will also provide reference services at the information
desk in the Briscoe Library.

New Library Exhibit: Briscoe Library Collection Highlights

Public Services staff have developed and mounted a new exhibit, displayed by the Information Desk. Briscoe
Library Collection Highlights features a variety of book titles, representing a range of subjects in the health
sciences. Many are displayed with original book jackets.
Stop by and see recent highlights of our library book collection. All books are located on the 5th floor and are
available for checkout. A list of call numbers is provided near the display.
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April 2010
News from The Libraries

National Medical Librarians Month: Briscoe Library wins second

prize in Creative Promotions Contest

Students were invited to help themselves to breakfast in the Briscoe Library in October of 2009, and to receive
information about medical librarianship as a career path. An exhibit and other activities won second prize in the
National Medical Librarians Month Creative Promotions Contest. The contest was sponsored by the Medical
Library Association.

New topic page on How to access journal articles

The Partners in Information Access for the Public Health
Workforce has released a new topic page on http://

PHPartners is a collaboration of US government agencies,

public health organizations, and health science libraries. The mission of PHPartners is to help the public
health workforce find and use information effectively to improve and protect the public's health.

The How to Access Journal Articles topic page is now available at
The page includes information on how to access free full text journal articles, strategies to obtain journal
articles through professional organizations and libraries, and paying for full-text journal articles. welcomes suggestions of public health resources to post on the site. Links can be suggested at

To keep up-to-date with public health news and new content posted to, you can subscribe to
the PHPartners RSS feed at, or to the weekly email announcement
list at

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