Library Interprofessional Student Advisory Group Meeting – February 12

connectedpeopleThe Penn Health Sciences Libraries Interprofessional Student Advisory Group will be meeting this coming Tuesday, February 12th, at 5:15pm.

A special guest, Paul Stadter, will join us for this meeting.  This is an opportunity to offer feedback regarding the Ucentral products licensed by the library (Clinical Evidence, Essential Evidence+ POEM, Johns Hopkins ABX Guide). Paul, as well as librarians, will be interested to hear your thoughts on the content as well as the downloadable app format offered by Ucentral.

Meetings are open to any interested student from the schools of Dental Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, Nursing, and Veterinary Medicine.

Feel free to drop in at 5pm for a bite to eat. We will meet in the Conference Room located on the main floor of the Biomedical Library on Hamilton Walk (near HUP).  Map –

The Glass Dog

The anatomy software program The Glass Dog, a product of Science In 3D, is now available on all desktop computers located in the center of the vet library, with the exception of the public-access computer. “This exciting new program presents the dog’s thorax and abdomen like they’ve never been seen before. The program includes 10 cutting edge animated movies, nearly 50 interactive models and more than 250 detailed images, each with its own recorded narrative. Illustrations from this program won an Award of Excellence from the Association of Medical Illustrators at their 2011 Annual Conference.” -ScienceIn3D website

The program can be found in the “Vet Applications” folder. The video tutorial above serves as a good preview and introduction to this popular study tool. The library’s license allows for two users to access the program at a time. In addition, patrons may borrow the hard copy disc from the library reserve collection, which allows for use on a personal lap top. The password is marked on the computers.  Please be sure to select the “QUIT” button when done to properly release the software so that others can access the program.

New on the Shelf: The Moral Lives of Animals

ImagePublished in 2011, author Dale Peterson’s The Moral Lives of Animals “will change the way many think of animals,” says iconic primatologist Jane Goodall. Peterson’s examination of the complexity of animal moral behavior in this account proves inspiring, challenging, and informs readers’ understanding of our own human morality.

Salute to the Penn Vet Working Dog Center

We are very excited about the grand opening of the new Penn Vet Working Dog Center on September 11, 2012.  This exciting new project is led by center director and Penn Vet professor Dr. Cindy Otto.  Dr. Otto has worked extensively with working dogs during her career as a veterinarian, most notably during the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Learn more about the amazing capabilities of working dogs and their support staffs from our display of books on the training, care, and tasks of working dogs.  Titles include:

  • Dog Heroes of September 11th: A Tribute to America’s Search and Rescue Dogs by Nona Kilgore Bauer
  • Sergeant Rex: The Unbreakable Bond Between a Marine and His Military Working Dog by Mike Dowling
  • Training the Disaster Search Dog by Shirley M. Hammond
  • Veterinary Disaster Medicine Working Animals by Wayne E. Wingfield, Sherrie L. Nash, Sally B. Palmer, and Jerry J. Upp
  • Animal-Assisted Therapy by Donald Altschiller
  • Service and Therapy Dogs in American Society: Science, Law and the Evolution of Canine Caregivers by John J. Ensminger
  • Partners in Independence: A Success Story of Dogs and the Disabled by Ed and Toni Eames
  • The Power of Wagging Tails: A Doctor’s Guide to Dog Therapy and Healing by Dawn A. Marcus
  • Golden Bridge : Selecting and Training Assistance Dogs for Children with Social, Emotional, and Educational Challenges  by Patty Dobbs Gross.
  • Cadaver Dog Handbook : Forensic Training and Tactics for the Recovery of Human Remains by Andrew Rebmann, Edward David, Marcella H. Sorg

New! Health Sciences Libraries’ Interprofessional Student Advisory Group

student advisory groupThe Penn Health Sciences Libraries (Biomedical, Dental, and Veterinary libraries) are seeking students for our newly forming Health Sciences Libraries’ Interprofessional Student Advisory Group. Join us for conversation and refreshments, and while we ask for your feedback regarding library services, resources, and facilities, we hope you will also gain insight into the academic experience of your peers in the health sciences schools. We are seeking students from the schools of Dental Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, Nursing, and Veterinary Medicine.

We anticipate that our first meeting will be scheduled for mid Fall semester.

If you would like to participate, please contact:

Barbara Cavanaugh
Associate Director, Health Sciences Libraries
Director, Biomedical Library

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