Spotlight on: Dana Liaison Program

nurse-6Since 2005, the Dana Medical Library has had a Library Liaison Program in order to foster direct and effective communication about services, information resources, and other library matters. Under this program, a professional health sciences faculty librarian at the Dana Medical Library is assigned to serve as a liaison between the Libraries and units of the University of Vermont College of Medicine, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Fletcher Allen Health Care and Porter Medical Center.

Depending on the needs of the unit, activities of a Librarian Liaison might include:

Services for Staff

  • E-resource access and trouble shooting
  • Training in knowledge management tools: EndNote; Journal Table of Contents Alerts; Current Awareness searches; RSS Feeds
  • Assistance with grant formatting
  • Literature searching

Services for Clinicians

  • Research assistance
  • E-resource access and troubleshooting
  • Orientations to Dana Resources
  • Library Grand Rounds/ Presentations
  • Training in knowledge management tools:EndNote; Journal Table of Contents Alerts; Current Awareness searches; RSS Feeds
  • Assistance with Graduate Medical Education competency compliance
  • Literature searches for Journal Clubs, Grand Rounds & other presentations

Services for Faculty and Researchers

  • Research assistance
  • Monitoring curricular and research developments
  • Review of information needs
  • Discussion of research and teaching needs with graduate students, faculty, and postdoctoral associates
  • E-resource access and troubleshooting
  • Training in knowledge management tools: EndNote; Journal Table of Contents Alerts; Current Awareness searches; RSS Feeds
  • Tailoring instructional programs to specific needs
  • Electronic integration of resources into UVM curriculum via course management systems (COMET and WebCT)

For more information about the Liaison Program and to find your department’s Liaison, go to: http://library.uvm.edu/dana/services/liaison/.

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