Standards for Library and Learning Resources - UW-Madison School by Levone


									F. Standards for Library and Learning Resources
Library and Learning Resources
The University of Wisconsin-Madison F.B. Power Pharmaceutical Library is an integral part of the School of Pharmacy. The Pharmacy Library is part of the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) and works cooperatively with the University of Wisconsin-Madison General Library System (GLS). The Pharmacy Library serves faculty, staff, and approximately 550 students in the School of Pharmacy, including students in the Doctor of Pharmacy, graduate, post-doctorate, Pharmacology and Toxicology undergraduate, and nontraditional Doctor of Pharmacy programs. It also serves users outside the Pharmacy School. The School of Pharmacy Library will move from its current site in Chamberlin Hall to the Pharmacy Resource Center in the new School of Pharmacy building upon its completion. Since the drafting of the last report, the Pharmacy Library, as part of the Health Sciences Libraries, has worked toward the following goals: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Inclusion of a more representative balance of electronic resources Responsiveness to the current research and educational needs of its clients Standardization and integration to make information more easily accessible Collaboration among faculty and librarians to integrate information and educational technologies into the curriculum in a more intuitive way Exploration of ways to use distance learning tools to better connect with preceptors and practicing pharmacists

History and Administration
The University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy was founded in 1883. Dr. Frederick Belding Power, the first director of the School, left his personal collection of 600 volumes as the nucleus for a pharmacy department library when he left in 1892. His collection had been available for staff and student use since the founding of the School. The library was officially made a departmental library (later called branch library and then a member library) of the University of Wisconsin Libraries System in 1951. At that time, it was named the F.B. Power Pharmaceutical Library in honor of the School of Pharmacy’s founder. Administration of the Pharmacy Library was shared between the School of Pharmacy and the General Library System until 1996, when the Pharmacy Library merged with the Health Sciences Libraries. The HSL is comprised of the Pharmacy Library, the William S. Middleton Health Sciences Library, and the Frank L. Weston Clinical Science Center Library. Administration of the Pharmacy Library is now the responsibility of the School of Pharmacy and the HSL. The School of Pharmacy is responsible for providing space for the Pharmacy Library, while responsibility for capital equipment is shared by the School and the HSL. All other matters, including personnel and acquisition of information sources, are the responsibility of the HSL.


Campus Collections Supporting Pharmacy Education
At the present time, materials related to pharmacy programs are located in several collections across campus. Health Sciences Libraries (Physical and Virtual Collection) F.B. Power Pharmaceutical Library (425 N. Charter St.): The collections of the F.B. Power Pharmaceutical Library are considered outstanding nationally. The materials in the Pharmacy Library represent one-quarter of the total library holdings related to pharmacy located in the University of Wisconsin campus libraries. These holdings reflect the School’s comprehensive curriculum in the field. Middleton Health Sciences Library (1305 Linden Dr.): This is a free-standing library rich in research, basic science, biomedical, and clinical sciences material, as well as drug-related historical material. This library has an academic, rather than clinical, focus. The Middleton Library provides centralized services to all three libraries in the HSL. Weston Clinical Sciences Center Library (600 Highland Ave.): This library houses a working collection of current clinical material. The emphasis of the library is on the needs of the clinical staff of the Clinical Science Center (UW Hospital and Clinics). This is an important source of information for the clinical faculty of the School of Pharmacy and pharmacy students in the inpatient and elective clerkships. With the integration of the three libraries mentioned above, the physical collection of the Health Sciences Libraries constitutes 332,184 total print volumes and 3,846 serials. Areas available for study and research include: biotechnology clinical pharmacy computer applications in pharmacy drug literature and evaluation history of pharmacy hospital pharmacy pharmaceutical manufacturing pharmaceutical biochemistry pharmaceutical chemistry pharmaceutics pharmacognosy pharmacology pharmacotherapy pharmacy jurisprudence pharmacy radiopharmaceuticals retail pharmacy social studies of pharmacy therapeutic drug evaluations pharmaceutical marketing

From the context of the virtual environment perspective, 60 full-text electronic serial titles and the evidence-based medicine reviews are available to users. This virtual environment will continue to grow in emphasis, as it allows students and faculty to search and access data from home and office. It likewise supports students while on elective clerkships away from campus, as well as the nontraditional students. A statistical profile of the Health Sciences Libraries reflecting services and collections is included. (See Appendix F-1).


Plans are underway to consolidate the libraries that are part of the HSL system into a single Integrated Learning Center (ILC). The ILC is part of a larger conceptual plan known as HealthStar, which is presently in the early stages of development. This plan has been submitted to the state planning office, and administrators are in the process of selecting an architect. Kremers Reference File (425 N. Charter St.) The Pharmacy Library also includes a unique national historical pharmaceutical collection, known as the Kremers Reference Files. The collection is housed in 710 vertical-file drawers and contains almost a thousand feet of primary and secondary documents, which hold potential for a historian interested in the pharmaceutical field in the U.S. since about 1850. In addition, historical drug catalogs, historical college catalogs in pharmacy, pharmaceutical corporation reports, and the Kremers manuscript encyclopedia of pharmacy are included. Professor Gregory Higby is the Director of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy (AIHP) and oversees the use of the collection. Memorial Library (728 State St.) This is a multi-disciplinary, research-oriented library containing one of the most important pharmacohistorical collections of the Americas, consisting of bound books and periodicals, mostly published before the 1930s. Some of the rarest and most valuable pharmacy-related books in the world are to be found in Memorial Library’s Department of Special Collections. State Historical Society of Wisconsin (816 State St.) The division of Archives and Manuscripts contains tens of thousands of items of pharmaceutical Americana, mostly in the American Institute of History of Pharmacy Manuscript Collection.

Pharmacy Library Services
The Pharmacy Library provides support for undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research and teaching needs. Services range from “just in time” quick reference and item identification to consultation on research projects and use of technology or multimedia tools for teaching. In addition to the provision of books and journals, the library also has reserve materials, reference works, microform readers, photocopy services, a reading room, study carrels, CD-ROM drives, and software packages available to its users. Since the last report, the HSL has continued to evaluate materials and services in an effort to reduce duplication and improve access. (See Appendix F-2)

Information Dissemination/Delivery
On-campus users of library materials currently may access materials from any of the HSL sites by ordering materials and having them delivered via a shuttle. Off-site faculty and students may receive documents via fax or mail. One of the goals for improvement in dissemination of information is to work toward expansion of full-text capabilities. Additionally, a growing emphasis for the library is the exploration of high-speed document delivery, enhancing normal provision mechanisms. (See Appendix F-2)


Learning Technologies
Oversight of the learning technologies of the School of Pharmacy is under the direction of Associate Professor (CHS) Michael Pitterle. Professor Pitterle blends a background rich in pharmacy practice as well as technology to provide leadership for the School in the use of technology in education and research. The School of Pharmacy has a number of faculty who use computer conferencing, Web-based materials, and CD-ROM technologies in course work. A number of courses are presently being taught using distance technology. Access to the Health Sciences Libraries Web page allows access to databases such as Micromedex, Stat!-Ref, and the Ovid Web gateway. Likewise, a number of citation databases and other full-text databases are available through this resource. (See Appendix F-3) A growing number of courses in the pharmacy curriculum have educational materials available through the School of Pharmacy technology services. Course lectures and hyperlinks to other educational resources on the Web may be accessed by students, both on- and off-campus, through HSL electronic services. (See Appendix F-4) For additional information about instructional programs within the School that utilize the latest technology, see Standards for Faculty, pages 8-10.

Professional Resources/Library Staff
The staff of the HSL consists of approximately 50 FTE; 3 FTE plus students work at the Pharmacy Library. Since the last self-study report, Pharmacy Library staffing has increased by 1 FTE through shared positions with other HSL sites. Although the F.B. Power Library has 1.5 librarians and support staff that relate primarily to this site, these individuals are cross-trained in the other two libraries. In addition, several staff from the other two libraries staff the Pharmacy Library on a regular basis. Cross-training allows users accessing any of the three libraries the ability to interact with a librarian or staff member who has knowledge of resources throughout the HSL. The pharmacy librarian, Heidi Marleau, has taken an active role in working with existing courses to facilitate student learning about access to information. At the present time, she collaborates with faculty teaching communications to DPH-1 students to teach about evaluation of Web resources and in a drug information class to teach students about OVID: Medline, IPA, and Current Contents searching. (See Appendix F-5) The pharmacy librarian attends School of Pharmacy faculty meetings on a monthly basis. This allows an opportunity for issues relating to the library to be brought before the entire School of Pharmacy faculty. In addition, librarians have participated in the yearly faculty retreat at which the entire faculty reviews and discusses curricular issues. These activities support the library’s goal of integrating information-seeking and analysis skills both vertically and horizontally within the curriculum. The pharmacy librarian is the Health Science Libraries representative to the Integrated Health Sciences Curriculum and Student Services Committee (see Standards for Organization and Administration, page 5). For the past two years, she has also attended the AACP annual meeting. Her attendance allows her to network with other pharmacy librarians, discuss educational trends with faculty from other schools, and explore relationships with the vendors present. In addition, this year, she was a presenter


for a Libraries/Educational Resources Section program, discussing the national mailing list she established for those interested in pharmaceutical information resources.

Educational Resources Review
School of Pharmacy Library Committee The School of Pharmacy has a Library Committee appointed by the Dean. This committee consists of James DeMuth (Extension), Barry Gidal (Pharmacy Practice Division), Gregory Higby (American Institute of the History of Pharmacy), Heidi Marleau (Librarian), John Scarborough (Social and Administrative Science), and Connie Kraus (chair, member of Pharmacy Practice Division). Currently, this committee assembles on an ad-hoc basis to discuss issues that relate to the F.B. Power Library and the School of Pharmacy. HSL Library Policy Advisory Committee (LPAC) Faculty members representing Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and the historical collections of the HSL are appointed by the Dean of the Medical School to serve on the HSL Library Policy Advisory Committee. Besides faculty from the various departments, the committee includes the director of the HSL, as well as student members representing each of the health professions schools. Individual committee members may bring issues from the perspective of each of their schools to the monthly meeting for discussion. Likewise, issues facing the HSL may be discussed and brought back to each of the schools by its committee members. The School of Pharmacy has two faculty members, Connie Kraus and Beth Martin, and a student, Lenny Chan, as representatives on this committee.

Documents to Support Standards
Serial Holdings The University of Wisconsin-Madison subscribes to over 25,000 serials in all academic disciplines. Of this total, HSL subscribes to approximately 3,800 biomedical serials, 500+ of which are pharmacy specific and housed at the F.B. Power Pharmaceutical Library. As of July 1998, the HSL subscribed to 100% of the suggested core journals recommended by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy ( Because there are so many serials on campus, the best way to view a current list is to consult the UW-Madison online catalog. Follow the steps below to complete the search or consult a library staff member who will be pleased to help. In February 1999, the search below retrieved 709 periodicals reflecting current and ceased titles. As we migrate to a new online catalog in the summer of 1999, we hope to be able to retrieve even better statistics. 1. Point your web browser to 2. Select Web Interface 3. Select Advanced Search 4. Type pharm? in the Find field and select IN Periodicals 5. You can choose to Limit by location: Pharmacy Library 6. Submit the search


As part of the CIC Academic Consortium, users can also consult the CIC Virtual Catalog via the same online catalog interface to look at millions of titles that the UW-Madison may not own, but which can be borrowed or photocopied upon request. Search Databases Available to Faculty and Students The Pharmacy Library, in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin-Madison General Library System, offers hundreds of citation and full-text databases to its students, staff, and faculty. A selected list of databases and potential users is included. (See Appendix F-3) Please also view the HSL web page ( and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Electronic Library ( for more comprehensive and current offerings. Computer Technology Available to Faculty and Students The School of Pharmacy’s Lenor Zeeh Computer Laboratory has greatly enhanced its computer resources since the last self-study. With twelve IBM-compatible computers, this facility offers students a spectrum of resources, from personal computing to Internet access. Since the computer lab is maintained by the School of Pharmacy, it offers pharmacy-specific resources not available elsewhere on campus. Printing is available on two dot matrix printers as well as via a fee-based laser printer. Classes are periodically taught in this facility, which now has dedicated projection capabilities. Maintained by Professor Michael Pitterle and Associate Information Processing Consultant John DeMuth, the lab is available during open Pharmacy Library hours. The following lists some of the software available in the lab. Pharmacy specific resources - MPJE: Multidisciplinary Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination - NABPLEX - Lab calculations - FirstClass course software - Various CD-ROM applications FoxPro database WordPerfect Microsoft products - Accessories - Excel - PhotoEditor - PowerPoint - Word WiscWorld software - Netscape web browser - Eudora email

Educational Databases Available to Faculty and Students The School of Pharmacy incorporates the use of technology and information resources throughout its curriculum. One of the best examples of cutting-edge educational resources is the use of the Web for an enhanced learning environment. Course-related Web pages allow the student to access various materials such as lecture notes, readings, and hypertext links to other recommended Web sites. This secure (password protected) asynchronous tool allows the student to access the material at any time, and is easily updated by the instructor. (See Appendix F-4) Courses/Activities Highlighting Educational Resources The Pharmacy Library staff and School of Pharmacy educators are working more cooperatively to teach students about information resources throughout the curriculum. (See Appendix F-5)


Assessment of Current Educational Resources
The library staff is expanding their role in offering general instruction in the use of library services and technologies to working more closely with individual instructors of courses to tie information-gathering to learning. Library staff review print materials (journals, etc.) several times annually as part of budget evaluation. From data gathered about current use of materials, the collection is culled to maintain the most useful information. These recommendations are available to faculty on the HSL home page for feedback and suggestions. Members of the LPAC are also informed of proposed changes so they can take back information to their respective schools and departments for further discussion. The physical facilities of the HSL system make access to information reasonable for learners. The F.B. Power facility will realize an expansion and upgrade of resources with the move to the new School of Pharmacy Resource Center in the year 2000. The increased presence of library professionals at school orientation functions and within individual courses has improved students’ access to information about resources available to them. Increasing collaboration between librarians and School of Pharmacy faculty will serve to expand and improve understanding of access to information. Measure of Progress: Satisfactory Plan for Improvement 1. Education/Instruction Begin librarian participation in the DPH-1 orientation Increase library instruction throughout the curriculum Establish a new faculty orientation program Facilitate interdisciplinary distance education Continue training for library staff to assist users 2. Communication/Feedback The librarian will continue to attend School of Pharmacy faculty meetings as a resource Offer drop-in database/searching sessions Present regularly scheduled faculty electronic resource refreshers and updates Increase communication via email between librarians and faculty/staff Establish a listserv for national pharmacy libraries 3. Continued Assessment Review collection areas at HSL - Perform an annual “inventory” of research/teaching areas of interest (drug delivery - Allocate budgets according to priorities Evaluate drop-in/update sessions Investigate changing needs as we move to west campus, e.g., access to east and midUse new campus library system to improve access to use and collections

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4. Information Delivery Services Provide seamless access to HSL and other campus library resources - Increase electronic delivery mechanism, e.g. purchase scanner - Advocate new mechanisms upon move to west campus - Continue to review suggestions received Action Plan 1. Continue to work collaboratively on the space plan for the new Pharmacy Resource Center (ongoing) 2. Review collection against AACP Recommended Resource List (fall 1999) 3. Continue to improve access and orientation to resources for nontraditional/remote students (fall 1999)


Library and Learning Resources

Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Appendix 3.a. Appendix 3.b. Appendix 3.c. Appendix 3.d. Appendix 4 Appendix 5

Health Sciences Libraries Statistical Profile Library Services School of Pharmacy Campus Links Health Sciences Library Information Resources Selected Electronic Resources Full-Text Journals Available via the Web Pharmacy Courses on the Web Educational Opportunities


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