CVM Library Committee Meeting Minutes
February 10, 2010
Meeting called to Order - 12:05 pm
Present: Dean Brown, Dr. Abood, Dr. P.S. Mohankumar, Dr. Townsend, Dr. Saeed, Dr. Venta, Allison Birndorf, Joplin Cotner, Moses Fetters, Nancy Lucas, Susan Kendall, Sheila Bryant
Regrets: Dr. Schenck, Dr. Malinowski, Tricia Simon, Mandie Wehr
Introductions were made.
The minutes from the Spring 2009 meeting were approved.
Dean Brown was the special guest during our meeting. He spoke about the space needs of the college, the changes in the way information is now transmitted, how it is accessed and how that affects learning styles. The college is looking into how to centralize and consolidate resources and materials. What is the best use of our resources, what serves a useful purpose? Where will the college be in the next 10-20 years? How and where can we be better as a program and how does the library fit into that picture?
The library is sitting on prime real estate in the Veterinary Medical Center. Is the library the best use of that area?
Over the next month the library will create two separate surveys, one for the students and one for faculty, to assist us with gathering important information concerning the library and it's place in the college.
Bryant presented recent library updates:
Molly Dean has retired from MSU effective February 10, 2010. She has started a new career as a counselor at the Michigan State Bar. Beginning the end of January, Virginia Boone will be working at the Vet Med library approximately 10 hours a week in Molly's former position.
Hours for Spring Break - this year spring break for the university and CVM are during the same week. The veterinary medicine library will be open during the week of spring break March 8-12, Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. The library will be closed the weekend before (March 6 & 7) and the weekend after (March 13 & 14) spring break.
The library now has a list of student representatives that are allowed to pick up paper and toner for the student center computers they are:
Michelle Taylor - 2012
Jessica Lindhal - 2013
Lindsey McGuire - 2013
The library had an exhibit table at the Michigan Veterinary Conference in January. Bryant spoke with a number of attendees about the resources and services the library has to offer. She also created a booklet geared toward practitioners that contains information on searching for articles, how to request copies of articles, and a number of free online full-text journals. Copies of this booklet will be placed in the 4th year student mailboxes.
Bryant will be conducting informal instruction sessions on library resources and services at DCPAH (Room 101) on March 2 and March 24 from 3:30-5:00pm.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:00pm.
The CVM Library has received new materials to assist students with studying for exams and boards.
Veterinary Board Exam Review Flash Cards (vol. 1)
Call number - SF 759 .V48 2008 (on reserved) (2 copies)
There are 600 questions designed for solo reviewing and group use.
Content is relevant to boards, up-to-date, & accurate. Covers all areas of veterinary medicine evenly & in the same proportion as a typical board exam. Includes Large & Small Animal; Avian/Exotics; The "Ologies"; Diagnostics; and Wild Card questions.
Every question and answer has a bibliographic reference.
Saunders Veterinary Terminology Flash Cards
Call number - SF 610 .S28 2009 (on reserve) (2 copies)
Allows the user to master the language of modern veterinary health care.
These 530 full-color illustrated cards can be used with or without a textbook. Instruction booklet contains suggestions for study.
If you have any questions about these resources please feel free to contact the CVM Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 353-5099.
With the start of the Fall 2009 Semester, the Vet. Med. Library Staff would like to remind all library users that patrons should have either an MSU Identification or a Community Borrower's card in order to check out MSU Libraries' materials. If a patron has forgotten his or her MSU student/staff ID, as long as the library staff can access a current electronic library patron record, via an MSU NetID or PID number, we will continue to accept alternate pictured IDs as proof of MSU affiliation.
If the library staff cannot access a patron's electron library record, the patron will be referred to Circulation Services for an appropriate electronic record creation.
Thank you for your time and attention.
VMC Libary Staff
For your convenience here is a link to the veterinary testing site.
Dr. Tim Miller-Morgan has an aquahealth blog called WetVet. You can find it at http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/blogs/wetvet/
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