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Fear of infectious disease was a frequent concern for planners of the world’s fairs. Dr.
Fear of infectious disease was a frequent concern for planners of the world’s fairs. Dr.

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

In the news this month:

Health and Medicine on Display: Author to speak April 7

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An Iconography of Contagion: NLM launches new online exhibit

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Health and Medicine on Display: Now available in the Briscoe Library

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

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Annual Report: The Libraries

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US IMPACT: Study reveals growing importance of library computers

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Library classes for April

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Keith Cogdill is named Kronick Traveling Fellow for 2010

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Angela Myatt receives professional development grant

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Directory of History of Medicine Collections is now available online

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Julie Gaines accepts position at medical school library in Georgia

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Gary Goodson joins the staff of the Briscoe Library

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New exhibit: Briscoe Library Collection Highlights

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Briscoe Library wins second prize in creative promotions contest

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New web-based resource-: How to access journal articles

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FOR LIBRARY CLASSES, go to page 6

April 2010

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

Email: tobia@uthscsa.edu http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/ San Antonio Administration (210) 567-2400 Briscoe Library

San Antonio

Administration

(210) 567-2400

Circulation Desk

(210) 567-2440

Information Desk

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Library (210) 562-5098 Harlingen Ramirez Library (956) 365-8850 Laredo Laredo Campus Extension Library (956) 523-7404
News from The Libraries http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/ April 2010 Author Julie K. Brown will speak about international

News from The Libraries

April 2010

Author Julie K. Brown will speak about international expositions and their impact on American medical practices from 1876-1904

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

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.

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.

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.

This is the topic of Julie K. Brown’s book

In addition to Health and Medicine on Display, her publications include Making

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 http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/ iconographyofcontagion/index.html.

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

News from The Libraries http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/ April 2010 Health and Medicine on Display : Available in

News from The Libraries

April 2010

Health and Medicine on Display: Available in the Briscoe Library

and Medicine on Display : Available in the Briscoe Library As this cartoon illustrates, the safety

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:

International 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.

ST. LOUIS (TO THE WORLD): “JUST COME OUT AND SEE HOW CHICAGO IS TREATING US!”*

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

News from The Libraries http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/ April 2010 We’re looking for a great read: One Community/One

News from The Libraries

April 2010

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 leaders.

The goal of One Community/One Book is to bring students, faculty and staff together for vibrant local conversations and reflection, to support the work of caregivers. If you know of a book that you think should be considered for the 2011 project, please send your suggestion to Susan Hunnicutt, Special Projects Librarian at Hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu. Be sure to let us know why the book you recommend would be a good choice.

Previous One Community/One Book selections were: Mountains Beyond Mountains: the Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer,

Previous One Community/One Book selections were: Mountains Beyond Mountains: the Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World, by Tracy Kidder (in 2008) and Final Exam:

A Physician’s Reflections on Mortality, by Pauline W. Chen, M.D. (in 2009).

The FY2009 annual report of The Libraries is now available online http://www.library.uthscs a.edu/publications/repor

The FY2009 annual report of The Libraries is now available online

News from The Libraries http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/ April 2010 Study reveals growing importance of library computers

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.

of four), 44% used library computers and Internet access. The report looks at a number of

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.

Luke Rosenberger Director of Library Technology and Historical Collections

News from The Libraries http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/ April 2010 Library classes for April All classes are free

News from The Libraries

April 2010

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 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

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 Choices

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

Technology Brownbag: Online Privacy: Making Smart Choices Wednesday, April 14 12 noon to 1 p.m. Howe

News from the UT Health Science Center Libraries is published at the beginning of each month to highlight the programs, services and resources offered by The Libraries.

Rajia Tobia, Executive Director of Libraries:

Susan Hunnicutt, Editor: hunnicutt@uthscsa.edu

Kelley Minars, Web Editor: minars@uthscsa.edu

Pennie Borchers and Katie Prentice, Copy Editors

Walter Creech, Katie Prentice and Robert Zuniga, Photographers

News from The Libraries http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/ April 2010 Keith Cogdill is named Kronick Traveling Fellow for

News from The Libraries

April 2010

Keith Cogdill is named Kronick Traveling Fellow for 2010

Keith Cogdill is named Kronick Traveling Fellow for 2010 On March 2 the Medical Library Associat

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

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.

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NLM® launches Directory of History of Medicine Collections

New database provides information on the history of health sciences collections worldwide

on the history of health sciences collections worldwide The National Library of Medicine® (NLM) is pleased

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: http://wwwcf.nlm.nih.gov/hmddirectory/ index.html.

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.

News from The Libraries http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/ April 2010 Julie Gaines accepts position as head of a

News from The Libraries

April 2010

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. 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!

and teaching. We will miss her, and we wish her the best! In Gary Goodson joins

In

Gary Goodson joins the staff of the Briscoe Library

best! In Gary Goodson joins the staff of the Briscoe Library The Libraries welcome Gary Goodson

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 5 th floor and are available for checkout. A list of call numbers is provided near the display.

News from The Libraries http://www.library.uthscsa.edu/ April 2010 National Medical Librarians Month: Briscoe Library

News from The Libraries

April 2010

National Medical Librarians Month: Briscoe Library wins second prize in Creative Promotions Contest

Library wins second prize in Creative Promotions Contest Students were invited to help themselv es to

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. Library Association.

The contest was sponsored by the Medical

New topic page on PHPartners.org: How to access journal articles

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

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 http://phpartners.org/howtoaccess.html. 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.

PHPartners.org welcomes suggestions of public health resources to post on the site. Links can be suggested at http://phpartners.org/suggestlink.html.

To keep up-to-date with public health news and new content posted to PHPartners.org, you can subscribe to the PHPartners RSS feed at http://phpartners.org/rss_phpartners.xml, or to the weekly email announcement list at https://list.nih.gov/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=phpartners_link&A=1.

, or to the weekly email announcement list at https://list.nih.gov/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=phpartners_link&A=1 . Page 9