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News From the Libraries: January 2023

New NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy effective 1/25/2023

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a new Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy that applies to proposals submitted on or after January 25, 2023. The NIH DMS Policy requires all data-generating research that is funded in whole or in part by the NIH to include a written plan to manage and share that data.

In order to support the Office of VIce-President for Research, the Library is providing an informational web page to assist researchers in their development of DMS Plans.  Please visit the Library's NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan web page to find out what a data management plan is, the NIH requirements, DMS examples, and more importantly, who can help with the process on campus.

Please note that the Department of Population Health Studies, Clinical Research Informatics Division is available for DMS consults. You can contact them at Data Management & Sharing consultation service or 

Erum Khan: Exhibit in Detail

Library entry during Erum Khan exhibit

On display until the end of January, the works of Erum Khan greet visitors to the Briscoe Library. Oil paintings inspired by Islamic calligraphy, western art pencil sketches, and acrylic works embedded with semi-precious stones, allow viewers to experience a wide expanse of artistic and cultural influences.

Image of detailed artwork by Erum Khan.

On January 19th, Ms. Khan provided a demonstration and hands-on workshop for those interested in learning more about her oil painting and other art work techniques. In two hour-long sessions, participants were able to learn directly from not only a very talented and creative artist but also from a dedicated teacher.

Artist Eram Khan working with a workshop participant.

Artist Eram Khan working
with a workshop participant.

Eram Khan with Dr. Ali

Erum Khan with Dr. Ali

Students with their final works of art.

Students with their final
works of art.

Artist Erum Khan with UT Health Dr. Fozia Ali

Artist Erum Khan with
UT Health Dr. Fozia Ali

Our sincere thanks to Dr. Fozia Ali and Erum Khan for making the exhibit and workshop possible.

Room Reservation Update

The room reservation system has a new update! The system will now require login through your UT Health San Antonio domain username/password. This update will help ensure that all students have a fair chance at reserving a room and deter those who have been making multiple reservations each day.  Screenshot of LibCal login through Shibboleth.


To reserve a room: 

1. Visit the Room Reservation site. 

2. Click on the date/time of your reservation and Submit Times. 

3. Login through Shibboleth. New! 

4. Select school; department; and affiliation type. Add your Meeting Title. Are you studying? Simply type Study in the field. 

5. Confirm booking. An email will automatically be sent to you with confirmation details. 


Click here for more information on our Room Reservation Policy.

New Student Exhibits Coming in February

Mental Health is Public Health Conference PosterIn association with the16th Annual Community Service Learning Conference: Mental Health is Public Health being held this year on Saturday, February 4th, watch for student art and poster exhibits coming to the Briscoe Library during the first two weeks in February.