Animal Health Library
Animal Health Library Employee Directory
Alphabetical listing, by last name:
- Vicki Croft
- Ed Odell
I am head of the Animal Health Library. My primary responsibilities include serving as the collections manager, collection development librarian, and liaison for the College of Veterinary Medicine, including the departments of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience (formerly VCAPP), and the Allen School of Global Animal Health. I do library instruction for the above areas. Of course, reference is essentially a 40 hours per week responsibility. I am the institutional representative for the Animal Health Library, one of 9 NN/LM PNR (National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Pacific Northwest Region) Resource Libraries. I am active in various national, regional, and international groups’ libraries, including the Veterinary Medical Libraries Section of the Medical Library Association (MLA) USAIN (U.S. Agriculture Information Network), AgNIC (Agricultural Information Center), American Veterinary Medical History Society (AVMHS) and the Pacific Northwest Chapter of MLA. I am serving as Co-Convener for the 7th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists, Boston, May 2-8. 2013, and am a member of NPC13.
Library and Archives Paraprofessional 4
I am the supervisor of the Animal Health Library. My job is to maintain the library’s day to day operations. This includes hiring, library notices, interlibrary loan, maintaining the collection and patron accounts. I also process electronic reserves for WSU Online. I am the one to contact if you have problems with your account, fines, or looking for a job.
|History and Focus|
- 1963: Library Established
- The library was established in 1963 to serve primarily the research and teaching needs of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
- 1978-1981: Library in Temporary Quarters
- The library was relocated to 4 locations in Bustad Hall and the Owen Science and Engineering Library during the renovation of Wegner Hall.
- 1981: Library Returns to Renovated Wegner Hall Facilities
- The library and its dispersed collections were returned to Wegner. Most of the pharmacy collection was transferred from the Owen Science and Engineering Library and the Pharmacy Departmental Library merged with the existing collection. The "Veterinary Medical/Pharmacy Library" began to serve the needs of not only the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine, but also the College of Pharmacy, and practicing veterinarians and pharmacists.
- 2000: Consolidation and Transfer of Medical and Nursing Journals from Owen
- More than 70 medical journals (as well as liaison and collection development activities for the WWAMI Program and Pre-nursing) were transferred to us from the Owen Science and Engineering Library.
- 2001: Library Renamed
- To reflect our broader focus, the library was renamed "Health Sciences Library". We serve the needs of WSU faculty, staff, and students, including the WWAMI program, and anyone requiring information on biomedical topics, including physicians.
- 2009: Library Downsized and Again Renamed
- To reflect our new focus, the library was renamed "Animal Health Library". We currently serve the College of Veterinary Medicine, including the School of Global Animal Health, along with practicing veterinarians.