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New Study Space Available

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The Dana Medical Library has responded to your feedback for more study space with natural light! Since we cannot easily move walls, put in skylights and make new windows, we have removed 4 computers from the front computer area so that there is more space for study next to the windows. There are Ethernet cables to hook up your laptop so don’t hesitate to spread out and get some work done!

Additionally, we have replaced 2 soft arm chairs with a round table with chairs at the front. Enjoy the variety of seating in the natural light and happy studying!

Questions? Contact Lesley Boucher at 656-4404.

Staff Art on Display

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Kristin Florian, of Dana Medical Library’s Collections and Acquisitions Department, has artwork  in the 5th Annual Staff Art Show.  Through September 30th, Kristin is showing 2 lithograph prints in the Livak Fireplace Lounge and Gallery, Davis Center, 4th floor.

Here are Kristin’s thoughts on her art and process:

I enjoy drawing, and see printmaking as a way of adding color to a drawing. I like the process of simplifying color choices and planning ahead, but still being surprised at the end of the process. My favorite subjects are: surrealism or magical realism in nature, landscapes on a larger scale, and visualizing passages from books.

I first make a drawing. I then transfer the image backwards onto a linoleum block. Next, I cut the areas I want to be white (or another color) out of the linoleum block. To print, I roll the paint onto the block using a brayer, register the paper on the block, and rub the back of the print. I let it dry, cut the next layer and repeat the process until it is done.

Stop by and check out her work!

For more information, contact Kate Bright at 656-0695.


Staff News

The Dana Medical Library has recently welcomed 3 new staff members to its team: Craig Chalone, Kristin Florian, and Kate Bright. Stop by the library and introduce yourself!


Craig Chalone
Joining Access Services in February, Craig Chalone comes to the library from the University of Maine at Machias, Merrill Library, where he also worked as Adjunct Faculty in Music at the college. Before his time in Maine, Craig worked at the Bailey-Howe Library here at the University of Vermont for 6 years. Outside of work, Craig enjoys reading, walking, baseball, playing guitar and mandolin, and collecting music. He also has a love for nature and animals.


Kristin Florian
Joining Collections Management, Kristin Florian began work in March and has been busily learning the ropes of medical collection development, e-resources trouble-shooting, and a host of other activities. She comes to us most recently from the Lexington County Public Library System in Lexington, South Carolina where she coordinated non-fiction collection development, among other tasks. This past winter was her first winter in Vermont and tried both downhill and cross-country skiing for the first time.


Kate Bright
Kate Bright is Dana’s newest member, joining the Admin Department in May for Director and Library Support. Kate is originally from Upstate New York and, as a child, spent summers on Schroon Lake in the Adirondacks. She graduated from Bard College in 2001 and moved to Madison WI to complete a graduate art degree in painting in 2007. After spending 6 years in Wisconsin and having her 2 children at home, she and her family moved to VT to be closer to family. She, more recently, worked at the Shelburne Museum in their education department facilitating programs, one of which was a tour program for individuals who are blind or partially sighted. Continuing to paint, she still spends a lot of time in the Adirondacks but has acquired a deep love for Vermont and is happy to call it home.

Questions? Contact Kate Bright at 656-0695.

Come Celebrate 10 Years with the Dana Medical Library!

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This July Dana Medical Library celebrates 10 years in the Larner Medical Education Center. You are invited to join us in commemorating the “new” 10 year old library by looking back at the history of the library and looking forward at the changes that are still to come.
The library will be holding a reception on July 30th from 3 to 5 pm in the library’s main hall. Come have some cake, watch a slide show of pictures, new and old, meet the faculty and staff, and predict what the future holds for the library!
For more information, contact Kate Bright at kate.bright@uvm.edu or 656-0695.

Historic Instrument Collection Now Viewable Online


Dana Medical Library received a contract to create digitized images of a portion of its historical Medical Instrument Collection. This collection includes 19th and 20th century medical kits and instruments that were used in rural Vermont. Images were created for 223 individual instruments and 36 kits. The collection is now available in ScholarWorks @ UVM, joining the College of Medicine Yearbook and Catalog collections. For further information contact Donna O’Malley, MLS, PI at Donna.OMalley@uvm.edu.

O’Malley, Dana Medical Library Acting Director

Acting Director, Donna O'Malley

Acting Director, Donna O’Malley

Library Associate Professor, Donna O’Malley, MLS, will be Acting Director of the Dana Medical Library from July through December 2015 while Director Marianne Burke is on sabbatical. Donna is Library Associate Professor and Head of Technology and Digital Projects at Dana. Donna has contributed extensively to teaching and learning in medical student education over many years, and has held numerous leadership roles in the UVM Libraries. She was an advocate for the creation of ScholarWorks @ UVM, the UVM Libraries-sponsored institutional repository, and currently chairs its implementation committee. She has served on Faculty Senate Committees including the Education, Research, and Technologies Committee. Contact Donna at donna.omalley@uvm.edu or (802) 656-4415.

Reflection & Vision: 200 Years of UVM Libraries


Check out the new exhibit in the Bailey/Howe Lobby, “Reflection and Vision: 200 Years of Libraries at the University of Vermont,” which depicts the history of library collections and spaces at the University of Vermont.


Highlights include:

The University’s earliest efforts to create a library, including Professor Joseph Torrey’s nine month book collecting mission in Europe
The construction of Billings Library, designed by famed architect H. H. Richardson
The creation of the Bailey/Howe and Dana Medical Libraries
The future of library spaces and digital collections

Excerpts from a portfolio documenting the Billings Library after its dedication in 1885 are also on view. The complete set of photographs can be viewed in Special Collections.

The entire Billings Portfolio can also be viewed on Flickr.