Available Until 10/31/2028

Veterinary Medicine: An Introduction for Health Sciences Librarians or Non-Veterinary Specialists


For more information or to schedule this course, please contact  Heather K Moberly <hmoberly@library.tamu.edu>.

This face-to-face course provides introductions to veterinary medicine and its history, veterinary education, 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: describing 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 medicine questions; and locating relevant professional organizations and associations for networking, assistance and support. Classroom style including lecture, demonstration, slides, discussion, hands-on exercises

Resource URLhttp://msl.library.tamu.edu

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:
  1. Identify the basic sources of information for veterinary collection development and assessment.

  2. Recognize strengths and limitations of key resources and select appropriate databases for searching for veterinary medicine information.

  3. Identify relevant professional organizations for networking, assistance, and support.

  4. Recognize that there are effective strategies for locating information about consumer health information online (when the consumer is a pet) and identify effective strategies for locating it.


15 minutes:	Introductions: participant self-disclosure: includes discussion activity: “What are your goals for the course?” All instructors and participants
10 minutes: Overview and Brief History of Veterinary Medicine: Carrigan: slides
10 minutes: Education, Training, and Licensure of Veterinarians: includes brief hands-on activity: Carrigan: slides
10 minutes: Veterinary Roles beyond Clinical Practice and Teaching: Carrigan: slides
15 minutes: Overview of Veterinary Literature and Types of Veterinary Collections: includes participant discussion: Carrigan: slides
30 minutes: Categories of Veterinary Literature: includes participant discussion and one-minute paper exercise: Moberly: slides
15 minutes: Break
30 minutes: Practical Advice: Collection strategy: includes participant discussion: Carrigan: slides
45 minutes: Tips and Hints: Databases and online resources: includes participant collaborative exercise, brief hands-on exercise, and
one-minute paper exercise: Moberly: slides
10 minutes: Networking and Collaboration among Veterinary Librarians: Carrigan: slides
30 minutes: Consumer (pet owner) Health Information: includes participant exercise: Moberly: slides
10 minutes: Trends: includes participant discussion: Carrigan: slides
10 minutes: Wrap Up: All instructors and participants

Participant Materials

Participant materials will include a course content outline (included in packet); handouts of all PowerPoint slides used; small group discussion exercises (included in packet; small group database exercise (included in packet); readings and resources (included in packet)

Facility Requirements

Instructor computer with projector and screen and Internet access Flexible seating for lecture plus small group activities

MLA CE Credits: 4