Faculty and Staff News

Bon Voyage to Angie Chapple-Sokol

Library Assistant Professor Angie Chapple-Sokol is currently on a one year leave of absence to accompany her husband to France for his work. Angie is especially known for her dedication as Nursing Liaison but she also works with the departments of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine. Her extensive knowledge of EndNote and her work integrating information resources into FAHC’s electronic health record, PRISM, are also appreciated.

Angie has been working diligently for nurses at FAHC and throughout the state since fall 2005 when she became the Dana Nursing Liaison. She is an active participant on the Evidence Based Practice team of nurses at FAHC and has developed a library and research instruction program that is incorporated into every Central Nursing Orientation new nurses at FAHC must attend. These classes always get excellent evaluations and are cited as one of the high points of the entire orientation. In 2009 Angie was awarded the Annual Vermont State Nurses Association (VSNA) Non-Nurse Distinguished Service Award for her stellar work with nurses across Vermont.

Join us in wishing her the very best on her year abroad; she will be sorely missed by her colleagues and the staff, students and faculty of the departments she serves.

Welcome Fred Pond

Library Associate Professor Fred Pond joins the Dana staff starting immediately to help cover Angie’s absence. In addition to serving as Nursing liaison to Fletcher Allen and UVM, Fred will also be working on the reference desk.

Fred hails from Tunbridge, VT and has been working in health sciences libraries since the early 1980s. From 1989 to 2004 he was the Nursing & Biomedical Librarian at Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Since that time he has completed various consulting projects and been an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Fred looks forward to working again with nurses.

In his free time, Fred digitizes historical film with the Vermont Historical Society and enjoys walking in the forests of Tunbridge to observe the many signs of wildlife. Stop by and welcome him to UVM!

Spotlight On: Colin McClung, Access Services

Colin’s face greets patrons at the Circulation Desk Tuesday and Wednesday days, Thursday and Friday evenings, and Saturdays. He’s always ready to help find a reserve item, check out a book or reserve a study space. But it’s Colin’s commitment to patron service and a curiosity for technology that has driven him to find creative ways to assist patrons in accessing library materials.

One application that Colin particularly likes is Jing, free software that allows you to capture what you see on your monitor and turn it into a short video with a URL. If Colin wants to explain to a patron over the phone how to look up a title in the catalog, he can “record” that action on his computer and send it in the form of a URL to the patron. It saves a lot of time and confusion as the patron can see exactly what he did to complete the task. Colin has taught other library staff how to use Jing, and together they have created several tutorials that can be found on our webpage. (See http://library.uvm.edu/dana/help/tutorials.php)

In October of 2009 Colin presented “Using Jing to Add Swing to Your Tutorials” at the Dartmouth October Conference, a conference for New England academic librarians sponsored by the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries. Colin continues to explore technology and inform his colleagues on his findings, making him a valued asset at Dana.

Colin recently celebrated his 4 year anniversary at the Dana Medical Library.