Monthly Archives: May 2010

Medical Library Receives Outreach Award

The Dana Medical Library, University of Vermont, has received an award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region (NNLM-NER) to conduct an assessment of the information needs of Vermont’s community healthcare providers. The project also includes a survey of Vermont hospitals’ knowledge-based information resources and services.

The reports resulting from the surveys will help Dana Library, a resource library of the NNLM, to update and improve its services to unaffiliated health care providers, including physicians, advanced practice nurses, and allied health practices. Medical librarians will develop and present classes based on the provider needs assessment survey. The Library will also work with partners and supporters in the UVM College of Medicine Office of Primary Care, the Vermont AHECs (Area Health Education Centers), and the Vermont State Library to plan and advocate for information resources in health-related areas.

The $34,000 award is funded through April 2011. Marianne Burke, Dana Library Director, is principal investigator.

36th Annual Family Medicine Review Course

The 36th Annual Family Medicine Review Course will be held at the Sheraton Burlington from Tuesday, June 8 through Friday, June 11. This four-day program for family physicians and other primary care providers will focus on current issues in the practice of family medicine, with special attention to new contributions. The Dana Medical Library will exhibit during the Thursday portion of the program. For more information or to register see

Cool Stuff at Circ

Did you know that you can borrow a calculator, a book stand, headphones, Ethernet cords, a power cord for your laptop, a pen for your Notebook or a computer mouse from the Dana Medical Library? Ask about any of these at the Circulation desk.

UVM Commencement Ceremony

The University of Vermont’s Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, May 23, 2010 on the University Green. The academic procession will start at 8:15 am and the ceremony will convene at 9:00 am. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki will deliver the commencement address.
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ Class of 2010 will hold a Post Ceremony reception for all graduates and guests in the Billings Student Center immediately following the university ceremony.
The College of Medicine Class of 2010 Ceremony will be held at the Ira Allen Chapel at 2:30 pm. Diplomas will be distributed during the ceremony, and a reception will follow in the FAHC Ambulatory Care Center Atrium.