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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.


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.

Print Journals on the Move


Beginning August 7th, over 1,300 linear feet of print journals has been packed up and transferred out of the Dana Medical Library. Why? You may ask.

The Dana Medical Library is, increasingly, home to electronic journals…thousands of them, in fact, and increasingly, students and researchers prefer the convenience and 24/7 access of ejournals over print.

What hasn’t changed, though, is the continuing desire and need for library space- individual, quiet study, collaborative group study, and classrooms – for a variety of teaching and learning activities.

To that end, the University Libraries recently licensed extensive collections of electronic “backfiles” of those titles that were not originally available in electronic form before the years dating approximately 1986-1995.

These purchases made it possible for the Library to transfer many hundreds of titles out of the library to remote storage areas, or to give them away to other libraries. Before they were earmarked for transfer, though, staff performed a careful examination to compare the print and electronic titles for the following elements:

  • All print content available in electronic format
  • All charts, illustrations and graphics legible
  • All supplements and added materials included
  • Format of content- PDF or HTML or both?
  • Editorial staff directories included
  • Advertisements and Announcements included

The electronic content was found to be acceptable in almost all backfiles evaluated. The only content that was regularly omitted was the last element- advertisements and announcements of upcoming meetings and conferences. Since that last information has a short “shelf life” of relevant interest, this seemed a reasonable trade-off to gain both physical space in the crowded library and provide additional electronic content to our users.

In the next few years Dana Medical Library will see many changes to its physical space to accommodate the diverse ways people in the health sciences learn, study and research. Making room for these changes by moving to an increasingly electronic environment is the first step in this exciting evolution of libraries.

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For more information on the Library’s journal shift, contact Jeanene Light at (802) 656-0521.

Getting Started at Dana Medical Library


Follow these helpful links to learn the ins and outs of the Dana Medical Library!

General Library Information
Want to know about us? Check here for hours, location, staff, contact info, and more

Provides access to the libraries’ collections at UVM

Journals – E-Journals and Print
Searchable list of biomedical journals

• MEDLINE (via PubMed or Ovid): references to health sciences journals
• CINAHL: references to articles in nursing and allied health
• ClinicalKey: medical and surgical resources
• Cochrane Library: evidence-based healthcare databases
• DynaMed: evidence-based point of care resource
• PsycINFO: references to psychology and psychiatry articles and books
• UpToDate: authoritative point of care resource
• Web of Science: cited references to journal articles

Off-campus Access
Resources are accessible through EZProxy by signing in with your UVM NetID and password

Training & Consulting
Find help in the form of online tutorials and workshops offered by Dana librarians
Subject Research Guides
Various subject guides that offer quick access to the Library’s resources for researchers, clinicians, faculty, students, and staff.

Ask a Librarian – Reference and Research Assistance
Get help from a librarian via email, chat, phone, or in person

Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Services that can help you if you need to request articles, books, or items not available at UVM

Stay current on Library services, resources, events, classes, exhibits, and much more

For more information, Contact Nancy Bianchi at 656-4371

Come Celebrate 10 Years with the Dana Medical Library!

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This July Dana Medical Library celebrates 10 years in the Larner Medical Education Center. You are invited to join us in commemorating the “new” 10 year old library by looking back at the history of the library and looking forward at the changes that are still to come.
The library will be holding a reception on July 30th from 3 to 5 pm in the library’s main hall. Come have some cake, watch a slide show of pictures, new and old, meet the faculty and staff, and predict what the future holds for the library!
For more information, contact Kate Bright at or 656-0695.

UpToDate Anywhere Access Period Extended to 90 Days


Starting July 1, UpToDate Anywhere users will have 90 days of uninterrupted remote or mobile app access.

In response to user feedback, UpToDate has extended the number of days users have before being prompted to sign in to the database, from 30 to 90 days.

In order to maintain access, verify your UVM or UVM Medical Center affiliation every 90 days by signing with your UpToDate username and password from a browser on the UVM or the University of Vermont Medical Center network. Find detailed instructions on maintaining access to UpToDate Anywhere here.

Find more mobile apps available from Dana Medical Library here:

Questions? Contact Alice Stokes at 656-4386.

Summer Reading books in Medicine and Science still available!


As summer draws to a close, don’t forget about these engaging medicine and science-based books. Though Dana Medical Library’s summer reading display has come down, many of these books will still be available in the main hall. For the month of September, you will find them, along with our summer reading booklist, on the cart around the corner from the display. And even when the cart disappears, remember that the books do not! They are still available to be checked out either at Dana or Bailey/Howe. Just simply refer to the booklist for suggestions.

Here are some highlights: Oliver Sacks’ newest book, On the Move, Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, Susannah Cahalan’s Brain on Fire, and Abraham Verghese’ Cutting for Stone.




For additional book suggestions, see our complete list of Summer Reading.

To request a book, contact Circulation at 656-2200, or, for more information on the exhibit, contact Reference & Education Librarian, Nancy Bianchi at or 656-4371.

New Database: ProQuest Health Management


Have you been trying to locate information related to health care management and coming up empty? Try ProQuest Health Management!

ProQuest Health Management is designed to meet the needs of researchers studying the field of health administration. This healthcare management content provides relevant information on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Insurance
  • Law
  • Statistics
  • Business management
  • Personnel management
  • Ethics
  • Health economics
  • Public health administration.

With coverage of more than 840 key journals, and more than 4,500 doctoral dissertations and theses, ProQuest Health Management provides users with the highest quality content, much of which is not available elsewhere.

Jeanene Light, Collection Management Librarian

Dana Medical Library Expands Access to Electronic Journals


The Dana Medical Library has recently expanded electronic collections to include hundreds of older journal titles. Titles with electronic content (often dating back to the first volume published) now include:

  • JAMA
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • American Chemical Society Journals
  • Nature.

Many more titles come from the following publishers and platforms:

  • Psychiatry Legacy Collection Wiley
  • Sage
  • Elsevier Science Direct
  • Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins (including a large number of nursing and health sciences journals).

Access to titles in these collections is now typically available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is no longer necessary to come to the library to borrow or photocopy older journal articles from these publishers, making it more convenient for researchers, clinicians, and students.
Journals can be found by searching the online catalog, or by searching for “Journals” on the Dana website under “Find.”

Not only does this provide easier patron access to collections, it also permits Dana Medical Library to plan thoughtfully for the best future use of space within the library. Group and individual study spaces, classrooms, and other learning commons services are in high demand; transferring collection space to user space is one way to achieve these goals.

Jeanene Light, Collection Management Librarian