Though the UVM Libraries remain closed to in-person visitors, all borrowed books and DVDs may be returned using the Howe Library book drop. Borrowed media equipment may be returned to Howe Library by appointment, using our socially distanced curbside service. Please do not leave materials unattended outside library buildings.
During the COVID-19 crisis, many publishers are temporarily opening up access to their online research resources. The UVM Libraries are working to provide trials to select resources and to expand access to some of our current online holdings for UVM affiliates, as well as promoting open access resources. Together, these resources provide access to a large number of the books on our physical shelves.
Howe Library, Dana Medical Library, and Silver Special Collections Library buildings are closed, but essential services remain available, including research assistance, reference help, instructional services, and scanning and document delivery service. Check the Howe Library website, Dana Medical Library website, and Silver Special Collections Library website for additional information.
UVM affiliates working on academic and/or research projects may pick up Howe Library books and media equipment by appointment using curbside service.
05/14/20 Update: Dana Medical Library books are now available through Howe Library's curbside service. Read details and instructions below. Thanks to a new curbside pickup and drop-off service at Howe Library, UVM students, faculty, and staff now have expanded access to the university’s physical collection for academic purposes.
As you know, the University of Vermont’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been evolving as circumstances in the state change. As we as a community adjust to these changes, Dana Medical Library would like to reassure students, faculty, researchers, and staff that the library is still available to assist the Medical Education community with their information needs.
Professor Atwood was awarded the 2020 Medical Library Assocation Fellowship through a competitive selection process and will study the information-seeking habits of undergraduate nursing students. Congratulations, Professor Atwood!
We are thrilled to announce that Denise Hersey has accepted the position of Director of Dana Medical Library at the University of Vermont. Currently the Director of the Lewis Science Library at Princeton University, she comes to us with 20+ years of academic library management and health science librarianship experience. Her first day will be August 3, 2020.
UVM Librarians Graham Sherriff, Daisy Benson, and Gary Atwood just recently had their instruction article, “Practices, Policies, and Problems in the Management of Learning Data: A Survey of Libraries' Use of Digital Learning Objects and the Data They Create,” (published in The Journal of Academic Librarianship), selected as one of the top 20 instruction articles published in 2019!
This year, Wednesday, April 22nd marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. UVM will host a full slate of events for this year’s "Earth Week" in honor of this historic day, which arguably remains the largest global teach-in in history.
Now that all of our services are online, we are happy to announce that our reference hours have been extended to accommodate questions that may arise in the morning, evening, and on the weekend.
In 1913, photographer and farmer Porter C. Thayer set up his camera in front of the inn in his hometown of Newfane, VT and photographed the July 4th parade as it passed by. In collaboration with the Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, UVM’s Center for Digital Initiatives makes the Thayer collection of 1300 photographs, most taken between 1906 and 1920, available online at https://cdi.uvm.edu/collection/brooks-brooksthayer #newfane #uvm #uvmlibraries #brooksmemoriallibrary #librariesofinstagram