Measuring the effectiveness of community outreach: The Community Medical School project

Laura Haines

Presented at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, 2008


The Dana Medical Library at the University of Vermont maintains a dynamic consumer health book collection that circulates freely to the public but generally sees low use. In 2004, Dana Medical Library augmented the Community Medical School experience by hosting a display table at each lecture with the goal of increasing community awareness and use of the Library’s collections and services. This poster is a measure of the effectiveness of the Community Medical School.