The mission of the Lamar Soutter Library is "to lead in the innovative development and delivery of information resources, services, technology and cultural enrichment that foster the goals of excellence of the UMass Medical School." This mission is achieved through a number of outreach initiatives directed towards students and faculty at the three schools.
- In the School of Medicine, each of the five learning communities (houses) has a dedicated librarian assigned to facilitate information literacy and research support for students and faculty. Contact Len Levin, Head of Education and Clinical Services, for further details on School of Medicine educational outreach.
- For doctoral level students in the Graduate School of Nursing, each PhD or DNP candidate is assigned a personal librarian for assistance in dissertation research. Clinical Nurse Educators also have access to a personal librarian. Contact Nancy Harger, GSN library liaison, for more information on this program. Subject guides are also available for other GSN students as well as clinical nurses.
- Staff in the library’s Research and Scholarly Communications Department of the library support student and faculty in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Contact Sally Gore for additional information on this program.
The Lamar Soutter Library works closely with faculty to support their use of information resources to support student learning. Visit the Faculty Resource Guide for information on publishing assistance, guidelines for proper attribution of sources, copyright, plagiarism detection tools, and best practices in linking to our resources in BLS Vista.
Classes on using library resources as well as basic Microsoft Office tools (e.g., PowerPoint and Excel) are offered free-of-charge to all UMMS and UMMHC students, faculty, and staff. Visit this page to learn more about these classes.
For more information, see the Library Services page.
Last updated: 11/08/2012 12:41:20