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Coping with End of Semester Stress

As we approach the end of the semester, Dana recognizes that the library is especially full.

Here’s what we do to try to minimize frustrations:

*Group study space – available in the Main Conference Room  and in the smaller rooms toward the back of the library. The Main Conference Room can be booked in advance, or the day you wish to use it. See library staff for assistance. The smaller group study rooms can be booked on the day you need them. Again, see library staff for assistance.

*Individual study space – If you cannot find a seat or a computer, please approach a library staff person at either service desk. We will do our best to find a seat for you.

*Computer classroom – available as quiet computer space when it is not being used for classes. We try especially hard to protect that space for individual student use during the 2 weeks of the exam period. If you need to use a computer in a quiet atmosphere, check out the computer lab.

*Ear plugs and ear phones – available at both the circulation and reference desks.

*Quiet zones – the back of the library and the study carrels. If you need an especially quiet place to study, try to seek out these areas.

*Assistance – do not hesitate to contact a library staff member with any concerns or complaints you may have.

Here’s what YOU can do:

*Minimize Noise – You’re sharing this space with your colleagues. Please be aware that everyone is stressed and needs quiet to study for exams and write final papers. If you need a break to chat with friends or take a phone call, please step out into the corridor in front of the library.

*Conserve Space – Dana has become a desirable place to study, and we need every chair we have. Please don’t take up more space than you need, or leave your belongings to “reserve” a table for the day.

*Eat Responsibly – We welcome food in the library. Be aware, though, that noisy snacks and smelly food is not welcomed by your neighbor.

*Listen Responsibly – Studying to music or listening to lectures on podcasts are great study techniques, especially for audio learners. However, ear phones and ear buds sometimes leak sound. Be aware that if you have your sound turned up especially high, you could be disturbing your neighbors.

Thank you for consideration during these stressful times.

And good luck with your work!

Construction Update for the Dana Medical Library

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The Larner Classroom is moving along and several items will be worked on in the next few weeks. New furniture will arrive and building inspections will begin in the classroom. On October 2nd there will be a fire marshal inspection and final cleaning will commence.  The next step will be to work on the lighting controls which is scheduled for October 6th. The first seminar class will take place on October 17th. These are all great steps that will be taking place to get us to the Grand Opening of the new Larner Classroom and Learning Commons!

 

The Funding Publication Series at the Dana Medical Library

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Gary Atwood, MLS will be presenting the Dana Medical Library’s Funding to Publication series which has been updated with some classic workshops and has added new ones on data management and journal publishing. Everything kicks off on September 9th & 10th with Nancy Bianchi’s “Which MedLine Should I Use? Finding the Best Fit” workshop. The rest of the schedule includes:

Sept.16 & 17 – Finding Grant Opportunities: The Search Process with Hilda Alajajian, MLS
Learn how to use Pivot to identify potential funding opportunities, set up automated funding alerts, and find collaborators. We will also highlight other grantsmanship tools available for UVM faculty and students.

Sept. 23 & 24 – Managing References with EndNote with Gary Atwood, MSLIS
Learn to create an EndNote library, download and organize records from online databases, and insert citations directly into a manuscript. Designed for new EndNote users.

Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 – The Simplified Data Management Plan with Donna O’Malley, MLS
Examine the recommended elements of a data management plan and review resources at UVM that can help with data management planning. Sample data management plans will be provided.

Oct. 7 &8 – Journal Publishing with Donna O’Malley, MLS
Learn how to find and evaluate journals for publishing your research. Attendees should bring a research topic of interest to the workshop.

Registration is required for all workshops. Please fill out the form located at http://go.uvm.edu/ujwxf. If you have more questions about Funding to Publication or library workshops in general, please contact Gary Atwood at gatwood@uvm.edu or (802) 656-4488.

Dana Medical Library Circulation Desk has moved

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The Circulation Desk has moved to its original location at the front of the Library and the Reference Desk will continue to stay where it is as construction continues. Patrons will be able to ask questions of the circulation desk staff during Library hours. The Reference Desk will be open from 10 am to 4 pm during the week and 9 am to 9 pm on weekends.

Please check back to the website http://library.uvm.edu/dana daily to see knew updates about the construction and the events going on within the Library.

– for more information please call the Circulation desk at 802-656-2200

Dana Medical Library Fall Semester Hours

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The hours for the Fall 2014 semester will be as follows:

Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 12 midnight
Friday – 7:30 am – 9 pm
Saturday 9 am – 9 pm
Sunday 9 am – 12 midnight

Exceptions:
Labor Day Weekend
Monday, Sept 1(University Holiday) -- 9am-5pm
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Wednesday, November 26 – 7:30am-5pm
Thursday, November 27 (University Holiday) – closed
Friday, November 28 (University Holiday) – closed
Saturday, November 29 – 9am-5pm
Sunday, November 30 – Resume regular hours
Hours will be reduced between Friday, December 12, 2014 and Friday, January 2, 2015
Regular hours will resume Saturday, January 3, 2015.

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.

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.

Find Full-text Faster in UpToDate

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UpToDate now has icons (pictured above) to get you to UVM’s journals even faster.

Look for the “Find It @ UVM” or PubMed icon. If UVM has access to the article, when you click on the icon, you will see the full text immediately. If UVM does not have access to the journal, you will be given the option to request the article through Interlibrary Loan. And don’t hesitate to use ILL: often a pdf of the article will be emailed directly to you in less than 72 hours.

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

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.