In this face-to-face course, information professionals at all career stages and from many practice environments will learn how veterinary medicine and its literature are similar and different from other medical disciplines. This course will provide an introduction to and history of veterinary medicine, practical information about veterinary resources and services, tips for searching the literature, and trends in veterinary medicine and veterinary librarianship, using parallels and comparisons to human medicine. Key course concepts include: understanding the similarities and differences between the literature of veterinary medicine and of other medical disciplines; identifying key sources for collection development and benchmarking in veterinary literature; recognizing strengths and limitations in a variety of online resources and selecting appropriate databases for searching veterinary and comparative medicine questions; and identifying relevant professional organizations and associations for networking, assistance and support.
Resource URL: http://msl.library.tamu.edu/index.html
Participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the similarities and differences between the literature of veterinary medicine and the literature of other medical disciplines.
2. Identify the key sources of information for collection development and benchmarking in veterinary medicine literature.
3. Recognize strengths and limitations in a variety of online resources and select appropriate databases for searching the veterinary and comparative medicine literature.
4. Identify relevant professional organizations and associations for networking, assistance, and support.
15 minutes: Introductions (participant self-disclosure): All instructors and participants
15 minutes: History of Veterinary Medicine includes discussion activity: Carrigan: slides
15 minutes: Education, Training, and Licensure of Veterinarians: Carrigan: slides
15 minutes: Veterinary Roles Beyond Clinical Practice and Teaching: Carrigan: slides
30 minutes: Overview of veterinary literature & types of veterinary collections includes participant discussion: Ugaz: slides
30 minutes: Categories of veterinary literature includes participant discussion: Moberly
15 minutes: Break
30 minutes: Practical advice: Ugaz: slides
30 minutes: Tips and Hints: Databases and online resources includes a brief hands-on exercise: Moberly: slides
15 minutes: Collaboration among veterinary librarians includes a brief hands-on exercise: Carrigan: slides
15 minutes: Trends: Carrigan: slides
15 minutes: Wrap Up: All instructors and participants
Instructor computer with projector and screen and Internet access.
MLA CE Credits: 4