Monthly Archives: November 2011

UVM’s Own Named Chair of AAMC Group on Information Resources

by Jennifer Nachbur

Jill Jemison, director of technology services at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, has been named the 2011-12 chair of the Association of American Medical College’s (AAMC) Group on Information Resources (GIR).

The GIR promotes excellence in the application and integration of information resources in academic medicine and focuses on research, development, and policy-setting on information resources, informatics, educational technology, infrastructure, standards, and related science and technology. The Group offered several sessions at the AAMC’s Annual Meeting, held November 5 to 9, 2011 in Denver, Colo.

Jemison, who joined the UVM College of Medicine staff in 2002 and helped launch the College’s COMET system, also serves as a member of the AAMC GIR Professional Development Subcommittee. A former chair of the AAMC Education Technology Special Interest Group, she was selected as one of 30 Fellows nationwide to participate in the AAMC GIR Leadership Development Institute in July 2006.


Patrons can now scan documents and email the resulting PDF to an email account FOR FREE. The scanner is located in the back of the library near the copier. Directions as to how to scan, create a PDF and email it are printed on the wall above the machine. This is a fairly high quality scanner that reproduces print and images in black and white or color, and can handle photographs. See library staff at the service desks for assistance.

First Consult iPhone App Now Available

The First Consult app contains featured point-of-care content from MDConsult in a mobile friendly format. The data is stored on your device (iPhone/iPod touch/iPad), so you can access it even when not connected via wireless or 3G/4G connection. The application is available for free from the Apple App Store.

To install First Consult on your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad:

  • Set up an MDConsult username and password. To do this, visit on a non-mobile browser on the UVM/FAHC campus. Click on “Create an Account” at the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  • Download the FirstConsult app from the Apple App store. Tap Install. Select the option “I use First Consult and know my user name” and enter your MD Consult user name and password.
  • Once you enter your username and password, the app will download the content to your device, so it is available even when you are not connected to a network.

Contact the Reference Desk at 656-2201 or for assistance.

Pop-up Medicine

An online exhibit from Duke University Libraries features early anatomy books.

Animated Anatomies explores the visually stunning and technically complex genre of printed texts and illustrations known as anatomical flap books. These publications invite the viewer to participate in virtual autopsies, through the process of unfolding their movable leaves, simulating the act of human dissection. This exhibit traces the flap book genre beginning with early examples from the sixteenth century, to the colorful ‘golden age’ of complex flaps of the nineteenth century, and finally to the common children’s pop-up anatomy books of today.

This display includes volumes from Duke’s Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, the Duke Medical Center Library & Archives History of Medicine Collection and from the private collections of the curators of the exhibit, Professor Valeria Finucci, Director of Duke’s Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and Professor Maurizio Rippa-Bonati, historian of medicine at the University of Padua.”

From the Duke Library Exhibits site

Image: Joseph Gibbons Richardson. Medicology, or, Home encyclopedia of health :
a complete family guide… 1904. Vol. I
(Courtesy Of Duke University Libraries.)

USMLE Books May Leave the Library

In response to requests from students, USMLE books (located near the New Book shelf and newspapers) may now leave the library. These items can be borrowed just like Reserve items: the books can leave the library for 2 hours, be renewed once and may be borrowed overnight if charged within 2 hours of closing. They would be due the next morning within a half hour of opening.

Changes in Delivery Service of Print Journal Articles

As a pilot project during the 2011/2012 academic year, Dana Library staff in Document Delivery will locate, scan and send materials from Dana’s print collections FREE OF CHARGE.

Please note: this free service is not offered if the item is also available online. If you are having difficulty locating an article that is available online, we are more than happy to help. Contact Reference at 656-2201 or