New Study Space Available

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The Dana Medical Library has responded to your feedback for more study space with natural light! Since we cannot easily move walls, put in skylights and make new windows, we have removed 4 computers from the front computer area so that there is more space for study next to the windows. There are Ethernet cables to hook up your laptop so don’t hesitate to spread out and get some work done!

Additionally, we have replaced 2 soft arm chairs with a round table with chairs at the front. Enjoy the variety of seating in the natural light and happy studying!

Questions? Contact Lesley Boucher at 656-4404.

Staff Art on Display

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Kristin Florian, of Dana Medical Library’s Collections and Acquisitions Department, has artwork  in the 5th Annual Staff Art Show.  Through September 30th, Kristin is showing 2 lithograph prints in the Livak Fireplace Lounge and Gallery, Davis Center, 4th floor.

Here are Kristin’s thoughts on her art and process:

I enjoy drawing, and see printmaking as a way of adding color to a drawing. I like the process of simplifying color choices and planning ahead, but still being surprised at the end of the process. My favorite subjects are: surrealism or magical realism in nature, landscapes on a larger scale, and visualizing passages from books.

I first make a drawing. I then transfer the image backwards onto a linoleum block. Next, I cut the areas I want to be white (or another color) out of the linoleum block. To print, I roll the paint onto the block using a brayer, register the paper on the block, and rub the back of the print. I let it dry, cut the next layer and repeat the process until it is done.

Stop by and check out her work!

For more information, contact Kate Bright at 656-0695.


Make an Appointment with a Librarian


Need help from a librarian? Want to meet when it is convenient for YOU? Schedule an appointment with a librarian for a time that’s good for you with a new self-scheduling system.

UVM and UVM Medical Center students, faculty, and staff may schedule one-on-one research consultations with a Dana librarian. You may schedule a consultation with the first available librarian, or consult the list of subject specialists for research assistance in a particular topic area. Research appointments are available even when the Reference Desk is closed. If there are no times available that meet your needs, you may email a librarian directly. You can make an appointment up to 24 hours before the scheduled meeting time.

Book your appointment today!


‘All-Night Study’ opens this Sunday at Bailey/Howe


For students of Medicine and Science looking for 24/7 study space, Bailey/Howe Library has you covered.

The Bailey/Howe Library’s ‘All-Night Study’ re-opens this Sunday night (9/20). This space is available to UVM affiliates between midnight – 8am on Sunday – Thursday evenings (with a couple of holiday exceptions). Just remember to bring your UVM ID card!

Questions? Contact Kate Bright at 656-0695 or check out Dana Medical Library’s Fall Hours.


Dana Medical Library Fall Semester Hours


The hours for the Fall 2015 semester will be as follows:

Mon-Thu – 7:30 am – 12 midnight
Fri – 7:30 am – 9 pm
Sat – 9 am – 9 pm
Sun – 9 am – 12 midnight


Labor Day Weekend

Monday, Sept 7 (University Holiday) –– 9am-5pm

Thanksgiving Holiday

Wednesday, November 25 — 7:30am-5pm

Thursday, November 26 (University Holiday) – closed

Friday, November 27 (University Holiday) – closed

Saturday, November 28 — 9am-5pm

Sunday, November 29 — Resume regular hours

Winter Holidays

Hours will be reduced between Friday, December 18, 2015 and Saturday January 2, 2016.

Sunday — 9am-10pm
Monday- Thursday — 8am-10pm
Friday — 8am-7pm
Saturday — 9am-7pm

Exceptions during Winter Holidays period

Friday December 18 — 7:30 am-7pm

Thursday, December 24 – Friday, January 1 — University Holidays and Winter Break Days- CLOSED

Saturday January 2 – 9am-5pm

Regular hours will resume Sunday, January 3, 2016


See the Hours page for an interactive calendar with complete information on the Library’s hours of operation. Contact us at 656-2200 with any questions.

Be our friends!


Did you know you can FRIEND, TWEET, POKE, & FOLLOW UVM LIBRARIES on social media?

We have a myriad of fun ways for you to interact with UVM Libraries, including:

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Click on the icons above to find out about new books, exhibits, events – or just explore student life in the libraries!


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We look forward to you interacting with us on social media!

EndNote & Zotero Workshops for Fall at Bailey Howe


Come learn about tools that can help you to keep track of research materials, collaborate with classmates and colleagues, take notes, format citations, and create bibliographies for papers in a variety of styles. All workshops are one hour and are free and open to UVM students, faculty, and staff. No registration is required.


Introduction to Zotero

Learn how to keep track of research materials, organize note-taking, and format citations and bibliographies using this easy-to-master, open-source solution.

Location: Bailey/Howe Library Classroom (Room 123)

Facilitators: Daniel DeSanto, Emily Crist, & Graham Sherriff

• September 18 (Friday), 2:00pm-3:00pm
• September 23 (Wednesday), 1:00pm-2:00pm
• October 1 (Thursday), 3:00pm-4:00pm
• October 5 (Monday), 4:00pm-5:00pm
• October 9 (Friday), 4:00pm-5:00pm
• October 15 (Thursday), 4:00pm-5:00pm
• October 21 (Wednesday), 12:00pm-1:00pm
• October 30 (Friday), 4:00pm-5:00pm
• November 5 (Thursday), 12:00pm-1:00pm

Contact Daniel DeSanto ( to arrange for a customized workshop on Zotero for your class, lab, or other group.


EndNote workshops

Learn how to use EndNote (a software program) to keep track of research information, organize notes, and insert citations into your papers.

Location: Bailey/Howe Classroom (Room 123)

Facilitators: Laurie Kutner & Graham Sherriff

• September 17 (Thursday), 4:15pm-5:15pm
• October 2 (Friday), 2:15pm-3:15pm
• October 14 (Wednesday), 3:30pm-4:30pm
• October 29 (Thursday), 4:15pm-5:15pm
• November 10 (Tuesday), 3:00pm-4:00pm

Additional EndNote workshops can be scheduled upon request. Send requests to Laurie Kutner (

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Epilepsy: The Science Behind the Disease


An Exhibit Exploring the Science behind the First Year Required Reading Book
The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down
by Anne Fadiman

When: Fall 2015
Where: Dana Medical Library, main hall display cases

SpiritimageOn August 31st, 2012, a young woman named Lia Lee died in Sacramento, California. For 26 of her 32 years, Lia had been in a persistent vegetative state, the result of a severe epileptic seizure suffered at the age of 4. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is the story of Lia’s, and her Hmong family’s, experience with epilepsy and the American health care system, as told by renowned author Anne Fadiman.
Although this exhibit focuses on the scientific and clinical aspects of epilepsy, perhaps the most profound – and painful – lessons that have been learned from Lia’s story were those relating to the delivery of health care across cultures. Since its publication in 1997, Fadiman’s book has been enormously influential in changing how we think about and provide cross-cultural health care in this country.

Learn more about events and exhibits on this compelling book in Carolyn Shapiro’s Article: Exhibit, Author Visit & Discussions Stem from “The Spirit Catches You . . .” Book Assignment

Questions? Contact Fran Delwiche at 656-4423

We Say Goodbye to Oliver Sacks


After battling cancer, famed Neurologist and Author Oliver Sacks passes away.

Learn more about Oliver Sacks’ work and impact on the medical world in the poignant New York Times Article.

Dana Medical Library carries many of his books and many were highlighted in the Library’s Summer Reading in Medicine and Science Exhibit. The following are a list of his books that are on display in the main hall of our library and available to check out:

Migraine                                                                   WL 344 S121ma 1999
Musicophilia                                                            ML 3830 S121 2007
On the Move: A Life
The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat          WZ 305 S121m 1998
The Mind’s Eye                                                       WL 9 S121 2010
Uncle Tungsten                                                      WZ 100 S121u 2002


For more information, contact Kate Bright at 656-0695 or, to check out a book, contact circulation at 656-2200.

Staff News

The Dana Medical Library has recently welcomed 3 new staff members to its team: Craig Chalone, Kristin Florian, and Kate Bright. Stop by the library and introduce yourself!


Craig Chalone
Joining Access Services in February, Craig Chalone comes to the library from the University of Maine at Machias, Merrill Library, where he also worked as Adjunct Faculty in Music at the college. Before his time in Maine, Craig worked at the Bailey-Howe Library here at the University of Vermont for 6 years. Outside of work, Craig enjoys reading, walking, baseball, playing guitar and mandolin, and collecting music. He also has a love for nature and animals.


Kristin Florian
Joining Collections Management, Kristin Florian began work in March and has been busily learning the ropes of medical collection development, e-resources trouble-shooting, and a host of other activities. She comes to us most recently from the Lexington County Public Library System in Lexington, South Carolina where she coordinated non-fiction collection development, among other tasks. This past winter was her first winter in Vermont and tried both downhill and cross-country skiing for the first time.


Kate Bright
Kate Bright is Dana’s newest member, joining the Admin Department in May for Director and Library Support. Kate is originally from Upstate New York and, as a child, spent summers on Schroon Lake in the Adirondacks. She graduated from Bard College in 2001 and moved to Madison WI to complete a graduate art degree in painting in 2007. After spending 6 years in Wisconsin and having her 2 children at home, she and her family moved to VT to be closer to family. She, more recently, worked at the Shelburne Museum in their education department facilitating programs, one of which was a tour program for individuals who are blind or partially sighted. Continuing to paint, she still spends a lot of time in the Adirondacks but has acquired a deep love for Vermont and is happy to call it home.

Questions? Contact Kate Bright at 656-0695.