From the Director’s Desk

Marianne Burke, Dana Medical Library Director

October has arrived and the semester is nearly half over. Dana Medical Library staff  have welcomed new and returning UVM students, faculty, and employees in the UVM/Fletcher Allen academic health sciences community. The changes we made in the Library’s space and technology over the summer were in response to medical, nursing and health sciences student requests received over the past year. Changes include 10 additional lounge and carrel seats and improved wireless in the south end of the building. We also allow books “on reserve” to leave the Library overnight and will scan and send journal articles that are only available in print in the library to your desktop. While we can’t promise that these changes will relieve all crowding in the Library at exam times, we hope they will help.

Where is the Library in your life?  Probably it is not just a study space.  While there were over 200,000 visitors who  entered the Library in 2011, there were hundreds of thousands more virtual visitors to the Libraries web pages for services such as inter-library loan, links to licensed journals and databases, and medical librarian assistance.  More than a place, the Dana library is a virtual bio-medical and health science information service center.

Thanks for making the Library a place in your life.

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