Monthly Archives: December 2012

VT Dept. of Health Offers FREE Tdap Clinic for Vaccination Against Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

In response to the outbreak of Pertussis, or whooping cough, in Vermont this year, the Vermont Department of Health is offering a FREE Tdap clinic for anyone 11 years of age and older.

Date: Wednesday Dec 19, 2012

Time: 10:00 am- 6:00 pm

Where: 108 Cherry St, Burlington VT 05401

Who: Adults and children 11 years or older

Cost: FREE

Though the childhood vaccination rate for Tdap is around 90%, the adult rate is likely much lower. The Tdap vaccine became available in Vermont in 2006, therefore many adults may not have received it. This illness is highly contagious through coughing and sneezing. Pertussis is particularly harmful to infants younger than 6 months of age. Most infants who get Pertussis have to be hospitalized.

Come get vaccinated if you haven’t been already and encourage others to do as well. Additionally, everyone should wash their hands, cover their cough, and stay home when they’re sick.

Image: pertussis bacteria

Discover This Exhibit

We asked everyone who works in Bailey/Howe—from the ground floor to the third floor—to tell us about their favorite person, place or thing in this building. Their answers are this exhibit. From old-school media equipment that’s still in use to books about Bigfoot, we invite you to “Discover This.” (And us in the process.)

New Names for Archives Journals

The nine specialty Archives Journals in The JAMA Network will change their names effective Jan. 1, 2013, part of the ongoing evolution to more closely interconnect the scientific journals published by the American Medical Association.

Two of the specialty journals will see their new names shortened: the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine will become JAMA Pediatrics and the Archives of General Psychiatry will be known as JAMA Psychiatry. Other current Archives titles are Archives of Dermatology, Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, Archives of Internal Medicine, Archives of Neurology, Archives of Ophthalmology, Archives of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, and Archives of Surgery.

For more information, see the JAMA notice.


Support Your Local Food Shelf

UVM staff members Angus, Eric, Coco, Henry the dog, Valerie and Jimmy stand alongside Rob Meehan, the Director of the CEFS

The UVM Libraries faculty, staff and student employees maintain a longstanding tradition of charitable giving during the holidays. This year our collective efforts will be on behalf of the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf which is located in Burlington, VT. They are run by the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity.

If you want to help us support CEFS, you can make a secure online donation or bring non-perishable food items to Bailey/Howe Library or Dana Medical Library.

The CEFS works to alleviate hunger by feeding people and cultivating opportunities. As the largest direct service emergency food provider in Vermont, CEFS serves over 12,000 people each year. By supporting the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, you are making an investment in your community.

Food Shelves all across the country are currently struggling through a period of declining donations and government funding. Let’s show our local food shelf what the Libraries’ extended family of colleagues and friends are capable of when we work together.

Library Exhibit Explores Harry Potter’s World

“There was a lot more to magic, as Harry quickly found out, than waving your wand and saying a few funny words.”

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J. K. Rowling

In 1997, British author J. K. Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter and a literary phenomenon was born. Millions of readers have followed Harry to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he discovers his heritage, encounters new plants and animals, and perfects his magical abilities. Although a fantasy story, the magic in the Harry Potter books is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy. Incorporating the work of several 15th- and 16th-century thinkers, the seven-part series examines important ethical topics such as the desire for knowledge, the effects of prejudice, and the responsibility that comes with power.

This exhibition, using materials from the National Library of Medicine, explores Harry Potter’s world, its roots in Renaissance science, and the ethical questions that affected not only the wizards of Harry Potter, but also the historical thinkers featured in the series.

Harry Potter’s World is currently on view at the Dana Medical Library, University of Vermont and will remain until December 14th, 2012.

Please visit the exhibit online at

This exhibition is brought to you by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
Curated by Elizabeth J. Bland.