Monthly Archives: July 2010

Regular Office Hours Available for EndNote Help

Bring your EndNote questions to the Dana Library for individual assistance. We will provide instruction, help solve a citation problem, or assist in getting your library of documents under control.
Dana Librarian Angie Chapple-Sokol has scheduled regular office hours for EndNote help on Tuesdays from 11 – 12.
For best results call ahead to reserve the time. Drop-ins are also welcome!, 656-9396.

Survey: Dana Patrons Use Library Computers, Like Quiet

Dana Medical Library employees distributed surveys to everyone entering the Library on April 20 -24 for one hour at different times on each day. 292 people responded to the survey.

The purpose of the survey was to determine “Who is using the Dana Library?” and “For what purpose?” The survey asked visitors to state why they were using the Library and allowed them to select more than one activity. 204 of the 292 surveyed said they were using a Library computer, 188 were using a laptop/tablet and 126 did some other activity which included studying and checking out materials.

Of the 292 respondents there were 40 College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) students, 110 other undergraduate students, 55 graduate students, 46 medical students, 19 UVM staff or faculty, 13 FAHC employees, and 9 other. Almost half of the undergraduate students who were not in the CNHS indicated that their area of study was one that might require biomedical sciences library materials or services, for example Biology, Biochemistry, Nutrition, Psychology and Microbiology. Other fields of study mentioned were Business, Political Science, and Engineering. Two unsolicited comments on the returned forms indicated that the students had selected Dana Library because it was quiet and provided a good atmosphere for serious study.

Dana Library will use the survey to plan programs and services at the Library.

Convocation 2010

The University of Vermont’s 2010 Convocation Ceremony will be held on Sunday, August 29 at 6:00 pm in the Patrick Gymnasium Complex. The keynote speaker will be Firoozeh Duman, bestselling author of Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America. For more information about Convocation contact Leslie Logan at 656-4205 or email