88 · Representative Documents: Programmatic Accrediting Agency Reports
Oklahoma State University
Library Report for American Medical Association Accreditation Review
Library Report for American Veterinary Medical Association Accreditation Review at
Oklahoma State University (report prepared 2010)
The Veterinary Medicine Library (VML) is a subject-focused branch of the Edmon Low Library
(ELL). The VML is funded and administered under an agreement between the College of
Veterinary Medicine and the Oklahoma State University Library System
21.5.1: Adequacy of information and retrieval and learning resources
Overall Collection:
We perform a continual analysis of materials to support DVM curriculum, MS and PhD
curricula, faculty research, house officer needs, clinical faculty needs, OADDL needs, general
materials (e.g. ethics, animal law, animal rights, publishing and presenting in the sciences,
teaching in the sciences). Our goal is to address collection weaknesses in the one or two fiscal
years in which they are identified. Journal subscriptions are constantly reviewed, and booklists
from syllabi and bookstore are reviewed twice per year. We aggressively pursue moving
materials to online format to facilitate on demand at desktop use 24/7. The physical space
available to the library is adequate and IT support is excellent.
Online Access to Holdings
While on campus, no additional login/passwords are needed to access resources. Off-
campus access is provided through the college’s intranet site using login and password.
Print and online holdings
Print books-20,427
Print bound volumes-22,749
Nonprint materials-1,499
Print serials-190
Print total-44,865
Total e-serials-90,494
Unique e-serials-67,674
In 1997 a permanent budget transfer to ELL from CVHS was made for the operation of VML
and ELL assumed responsibility for personnel, budget, and operations. The VML Librarian
operates within this budget. In addition to the direct college allocation for maintenance of
services and collections, the CVHS maintains two accounts in the OSU Foundation with
combined endowment of approximately $194,000. $3,000-$6,000 in interest is available
21.5.2: Academic credential(s) for the librarian in charge of the library
Heather K. Moberly: May 2001 present
B.A., The Pennsylvania State University, 1989, General Anthropology, Emphases:
medical anthropology, archaeology, theater management
M.S. Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 1994, Library Science, American Library
Association (ALA) Accredited, Emphases: reference services and rural libraries
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