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Library Literacy 101: Recall it!

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Is the book you want checked out? Recall it! Library materials may be “Recalled” in CatQuest, the UVM Libraries catalog. A Recall differs from a traditional “Hold” request, in that the item being Recalled is unable to be renewed by the current user. They get a notification that someone else wants to use the item and you are notified when the item is returned to the library.

In CatQuest:
• Click on the ‘Recall / Hold’ link under the item you wish to recall
• ‘Recall’ – you will get a notice when the item is returned. It may not be renewed by the current user
• ‘Hold’ – you will get a notice when the Item is returned, (current user can renew it)
• Select ‘copy’, ‘location’ & ‘not needed after’ date to finish your request
Call 656-2200 or ask at the Main Desk for more information, or for help with your first Recall!

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.

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.

Epilepsy: The Science Behind the Disease


An Exhibit Exploring the Science behind the First Year Summer 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

2015 Funding to Publication Series


Dana Medical Library’s Funding to Publication series will start in mid-September and run for 5 weeks. For this year’s series, we’ve updated some classic workshops and added a new one on using REDCap to capture and manage your research data. This year’s topics include:

  • September 15-16 – PubMed: Advanced Techniques 

    Discover expert search techniques to refine and focus your literature searches. Learn to set up auto-alerts, save searches, and create online bibliographies.

    Instructor: Frances Delwiche

  • September 22-23 – Reference Management: Introduction to EndNote 

    Learn to create an EndNote library, download and organize records from online databases, add full text, and insert citations directly into a Microsoft Word document. Designed for new EndNote users.

    Instructor: Gary Atwood

  • September 29-30 – Data Management: An Overview of REDCap 

    REDCap is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases. REDCap provides automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to Excel and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R), as well as a built-in project calendar, a scheduling module, ad hoc reporting tools, and advanced features, such as branching logic, file uploading, and calculated fields. This workshop will provide a brief overview and demonstration of REDCap’s most used features.

    Instructor: Diantha Howard

  • October 6-7 – Publishing: Find the Right Journal 

    Learn how to find and evaluate journals for publishing your research. At the end of this workshop attendees will be able to identify journals that reach the appropriate audience, find and use indicators of journal quality and assess characteristics of journal discoverability and access. Bring your research topic!

    Instructor: Donna O’Malley

  • October 13-14 – Funding: Tools and Tips for the Search Process 

    Learn how to find and evaluate journals for publishing your research. Attendees should bring a research topic of interest to the workshop.

    Instructor: Hilda Alajajian

Location – Dana Medical Library Classroom

Time – Noon to 1:00pm

To register – Registration is required for all workshops. Please fill out the registration form located at

Questions? Please contact Gary Atwood at or (802) 656-4488.