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College of Medicine Yearbooks now digital on Scholarworks

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The collection of College of Medicine yearbooks is now available for viewing and research on the UVM Scholarworks website. The yearbooks that were digitized were from the years 1952 to 1967.  Also, College of Medicine catalogs ranging from 1860 to 1993 were included in the project and can be accessed at the website as well. Funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (New England Region), Dana Medical Library staff were able to start the project. Donna O’Malley, the Library Associate Professor and Systems Coordinator for the Dana Medical Library oversaw the process. The collections of yearbooks and catalogs are a great resource for exploring the history and evolution of the UVM College of Medicine.

Learning Classroom Construction Begins In Medical Library

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Construction work has begun in the Dana Medical Library and will continue to the middle of September. We are excited to see the transition to the Larner classroom for Active Learning and a new Learning Commons for the wider health sciences community. Construction workers have been working diligently on renovation while patrons are able use the back of the library for research and study. Here is a photo to see the space that is available to patrons. We would love your comments and feedback and you can leave that information on our website by clicking on the “Your Feedback” button.

Summer Hours

Dana Medical Library Summer hours begin on Saturday, June 21, 2014. These hours are in effect through Sunday, August 17, 2014. Fall hours resume Monday, August 18th, 2014.

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

Exceptions:

Independence Day Holiday

July 4 – closed (UVM Holiday)
July 5 – 9 am to 5 pm
July 6 – 9 am to 5 pm

Regular hours will resume Monday August 18, 2014.

summertime photo by reenoreluv used in accordance with the Creative Commons license.

DSM-5 Online Added to Library Collections

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The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, abbreviated as DSM-5, is the 2013 update to the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) classification and diagnostic tool. In the United States the DSM serves as a universal authority for psychiatric diagnosis. Treatment recommendations, as well as payment by health care providers, are often determined by DSM classifications, so the appearance of a new version has significant practical importance.

The DSM-5 was published on May 18, 2013, superseding the DSM-IV-TR, which was published in 2000 classifications. In most respects DSM-5 is not greatly changed from DSM-IV-TR. Notable changes include dropping Asperger syndrome as a distinct classification; loss of subtype classifications for variant forms of schizophrenia; dropping the “bereavement exclusion” for depressive disorders; a revised treatment and naming of gender identity disorder to gender dysphoria, and removing the A2 criterion for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) because its requirement for specific emotional reactions to trauma did not apply to combat veterans and first responders with PTSD.

You can access the online DSM-5 at: http://dsm.psychiatryonline.org/book.aspx?bookid=556.

Welcome New Residents!

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The Dana Medical Library is your library, and whether you prefer to use the library’s networked study spaces or to access cutting-edge electronic resources from your FAHC desktop, we can meet your clinical research needs.

Here are a few of the things we can do for you.

A sampling of clinical resources for residents:

  • UpToDate Describes the clinical manifestations of a wide variety of disorders and provides current options for diagnosis, management and therapy, including the efficacy, doses, and interactions of individual drugs. PDA downloads available.
  • DynaMed Provides clinically-organized summaries for nearly 2000 topics, is updated daily and monitors the content of over 500 medical journals. Systematic and evidence-based. PDA downloads available.
  • Cochrane Database The “gold standard” for Evidence-Based Reviews. A full-text database with links to the literature.
  • Journals The Dana Medical Library has over 5000 health sciences journal subscriptions, over 4700 of which are available online.
  • Plus, PubMed customized for FAHC/UVM, and many more databases.

Liaison Program

The Dana Medical Library has an active Liaison Program whereby a professional Health Sciences Librarian is assigned to each residency specialty. Your Library Liaison can assist you with any of your information needs. A few examples of Liaison activities include:

  • Assisting with Journal Clubs;
  • Setting up alerting services;
  • Help in preparing content for Grand Rounds, M&Ms or white papers;
  • Providing instruction and assistance with knowledge management tools like EndNote;
  • Literature searching;
  • Mobile resource troubleshooting;
  • Consulting on PowerPoint, literature searching and questions for Grand Rounds presentations.

Other Services

  • InterLibrary Loan (656-4382): Borrow books or journal articles from other libraries for free via online form at http://library.uvm.edu/dana/services/ill/.
  • Document Delivery (656-2653): Request articles from Dana’s journal collection to be sent directly to your email account http://library.uvm.edu/dana/services/ill/.
  • Reference (656-2201): Request literature searches; verify citations; receive searching assistance.
  • Off-Site Access FAHC Residents and Fellows can obtain off site access to networked resources, including most of Dana’s online databases, journals, and books, through FAHC’s network.
  • In-Dana Access The Dana Library computer workstations are available to you with the use of a password; ask at Circulation or Reference for assistance. Dana also has an electronic classroom and conference room that can be scheduled up to two weeks in advance. Call 656-0695 to schedule.

-For more information contact the circulation desk at 656-2200

Community Medical School Launches Spring 2014 Series, New Schedule

 

Now entering its 16th year, the Community Medical School program launched its Spring 2014 lecture series with a new schedule – the first Tuesday of each month – on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 with a presentation by Garrick Applebee, M.D., assistant professor of neurological sciences, on “More Than a Snore: Causes, Treatment and Risks of Sleep Apnea.” The lectures take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (including a question-and-answer session) in Carpenter Auditorium in the Given Building at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

A joint program between the UVM College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen Health Care, Community Medical School features lectures by the top faculty experts who teach and inspire the next generation of physicians and scientists at Vermont’s academic medical center. Each presentation reviews a current medical science topic in an easy-to-understand format, including informational handouts and a question-and-answer session following the lecture.

Upcoming Spring 2014 lectures include:

July 1: Hitting a Nerve: The Triggers of Sciatica
Bruce Tranmer, M.D., Professor of Surgery

Community Medical School lectures are free and open to the public, but registration is requested. To register or learn more, call (802) 847-2886 or visit Community Medical School online. Visit the Community Medical School Archives to view presentations and materials from previous semesters.

photo by Raj Chawla

Isn’t All Learning “Active Learning?”

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If you do anything related to education, you have probably heard of the term “active learning.” People write books and articles about it. They give presentations extolling its benefits. If you search for active learning in Google, you’ll get over 265,000 results. It seems like active learning is everywhere, but what does it really mean?

When people talk about active learning, they are usually referring to a style of teaching where students are encouraged to engage with the material they are studying in some manner. Students usually do this through reading, writing, talking, listening, and reflecting in some way with course content. For example, a teacher might have students work on a case study to see how they would apply concepts they have read about. There are several other active learning strategies that can be used in addition to case studies such as discussion groups, role-playing, and journal writing. Ultimately, the goal is to move away from a scenario where the teacher spends the whole class lecturing, while students passively sit and listen.

The new Larner Classroom at Dana Medical Library is being built to accommodate 120 students at small tables optimizing the team-based or active learning philosophy. The space will feature flexible furniture to support a variety of learning configurations, multiple projection screens, an advanced video and sound system, and active acoustics to accommodate both small and large groups.

Incorporating active learning into a class takes planning and time, but the results are usually worth it. Studies have shown that students in active learning classes learn and retain more information, participate more in class, and do better overall in terms of grades. Teachers usually report that they benefit from active learning too. After all, what more could a teacher ask for then to have a class full of engaged and successful students?

Library Construction Timeline, May 19 to mid-June 2014

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This timeline is accurate to the best of our knowledge on May 15, 2014. Please call 802-656-2200 or email the Dana Library for more up to date information.

May 19, 20           Books, journals, and media in the south end of the back of the library will be relocated. Study space in the front of the library, the computer classroom, and the medical student study will be available.

The back of the library will not be open to patrons. Please ask at a service desk if you want a book, journal or media from the stacks. Please ask for assistance with printing at a service desk. Bathrooms in the library will be unavailable.

May 21, 22           Electricians will be unwiring tables and lamps in the front south end of the library. In the rear south end of the library air ducts will be cleaned and tested. Books will be stored on carts and media and most journals will be in storage space.

Study space in the computer classroom, the back north end of the library, and the medical student study room will be available. Some books and journals will be available on compact shelving in the back north end of the library.

The front south end of the library will not be available as study space. Please ask at a service desk if you want a book, journal or media from the stacks. Please ask for assistance with printing at a service desk. Bathrooms in the library will be unavailable.

May 23, 24           The carpets in the back south end of the library will be cleaned and will need to dry. Some books will remain on carts. Media and most journals will be in storage.

Study space in the front north end of the library, the back north end of the library, the computer classroom, and the medical student study will be available. Study space in the front south end of the library will be available, but there will be no power or data at those tables.

The back south end of the library will not be open to patrons. Please ask at a service desk if need help finding a book, journal or media. Please ask for assistance with printing at a service desk. Bathrooms in the library will be inaccessible.

May 25, 26           The library will be closed.

May 27, 28           Tables and chairs will be moved from the front south end of the library to the back south end of the library. Books that were on carts will be restored to shelves in the back south end of the library. At this point all of the books will be in the library, some on the compact shelving, some on regular shelves. Journals from A to the Journal of Biological Chemistry will be in compact shelving in the library. The remaining print journals, from the Journal of Biological Photography to Z, will be in storage.

Study space in the front north end of the library will be available.

The back south end of the library will not be open to patrons. Because movers will be carrying tables and chairs from the back to the front of the library down both hallways, the back of the library, the computer classroom, and the medical student study will all be closed. Please ask at a service desk if you want a book, journal or media from the stacks. Please ask for assistance with printing at a service desk. Bathrooms in the library will be unavailable.

May 29                   The movement of collections and furniture will conclude for this time period.

All of the book collection will be in the library, some on the compact shelving in the north end of the back of the library, some on regular shelves in the south end of the back of the library. Print journals from A to the Journal of Biological Chemistry will be in compact shelving in the library. The remaining print journals, from the Journal of Biological Photography to Z, will be in storage.

Please ask at a service desk if you need a print journal or a DVD that is located in storage. We will be happy to retrieve it for you. Please let us know if you need help finding a book. Printing and bathroom access will resume as before.

Mid-June               Renovation begins with the construction of a wall around the new construction zone. We expect the library to be especially noisy while this wall is erected. We will post more details as they become available.

What is a Learning Commons?

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A Learning Commons (sometimes called an Information Commons or Digital Commons) is an educational space that incorporates multiple information technologies, online or distance learning, tutoring, collaboration, content creation, collections and resources, meetings, and reading or study. Academic libraries began developing learning commons, and the learning commons concept, in the early 1990s. Since then, many university libraries have transformed themselves by including technology-rich classrooms, creating vibrant and flexible collaborative spaces, and offering additional tools and services to meet the wide variety of patron educational needs.

As the intellectual and educational center of our community, the Dana Medical Library supports the education, research, and clinical practice of University of Vermont students, faculty and staff. In order better to meet the needs of our patrons, the Dana Library is adopting a Learning Commons model of library service. The Learning Commons will offer a media-rich, content rich, and learner-driven environment, with assistance from professionals at various points along the educational continuum. We look forward to engaging our patrons in this exciting transformation over the next several months.

For more information about a learning commons, read 7 Things You Should Know About™ the Modern Learning Commons by Educause Learning Initiative.

Medical Library to Host Classroom for Team Learning

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Construction of a new classroom to support active team-based learning at the Dana Medical Library will begin in early June 2014. The classroom, to be named in honor of Dr. Robert Larner, will be located in the front south side of the Library. Prior to the classroom construction study tables currently located in the front of the Library will be relocated to the rear. To create space for the tables some bound journal volumes will move to adjacent Fletcher Allen storage space on May 19. These volumes will be available on request.

Outer walls will be built around the classroom construction site in early June and the new Larner Classroom will be built over the summer. The opening of the Classroom is scheduled for the fall semester. Medical students in the Foundations level (first and second years) will be the first learners using the classroom. The classroom will accommodate 120 students at small tables optimizing the team-based or active learning philosophy. The space will feature flexible furniture to support a variety of learning configurations, multiple projection screens, an advanced video and sound system, and active acoustics to accommodate both small and large groups.

The development of the Larner Classroom is a first step in the Library’s pursuit of the Learning Commons approach to offering a content and technology enriched and learner-driven environment. The Dana Medical Library supports the education, research, and clinical practice of students, faculty and staff in medicine, nursing, and the health sciences. Librarians are working with faculty, staff, and students from the College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences to further develop the enhanced space and services.

These projects will result in disturbance and displacement for students, faculty, and staff. There will be an impact on study space between May 19 and early June. There will be noise and disruption at times. We will advise Library visitors of alternative study spaces if the need arises. All Library services including electronic and print book and journal access, interlibrary loan, reference and consultation services will be available during our regular summer hours.

We appreciate your patience during the construction period and look forward to the new classroom and reconfigured study space for the fall semester.

Contact Marianne Burke (marianne.burke@uvm.edu), Director, or Donna O’Malley (donna.omalley@uvm.edu) Project Coordinator, Dana Medical Library