A View to the Souls of Animals: New Exhibit of Paintings at the Matthews-Fuller Library

Hazel: painting by Caryn King

Hazel by Caryn King

The Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library is proud to host a new exhibit of paintings by Caryn King:  “A View to the Souls of Animals”

Caryn is a narrative painter who began her artistic career with clay. After 14 years of making her living as a sculptor, intermingled with a few years earning her BFA in Illustration, and stints as a toy designer and art teacher, King came home to painting. “My love and appreciation for animals came full circle when I started painting animals exclusively.”

As you would expect from a former clay artist, texture is very important to King’s paintings. This feature is one of the things that allows her animal paintings to become intensely expressive without becoming sentimental. “I love the process of painting, the textures and effects the paint creates,” says King. “Sometimes the drag of the brush and the layers of paint that show through are my primary goals.” Her paintings also emphasize a tactile appreciation of the animals themselves. She believes the animals she paints reflect a peace that sometimes seems so elusive to humans. “The feathers of a chicken, the wool of a sheep, the snout of a pig, are some examples of the remarkable visual elements that I strive to enhance in order to capture a viewer’s attention and ultimately an emotional response founded in reality, not sentimentality.”

Valentine: painting by Caryn King

Valentine by Caryn King

“A love of nature and a respect for life in all its forms have provided me the basis of my artistic vision. Currently my subject matter focuses on animals. I find my subjects close at hand…with my seven amazing “pet” chickens! One of my main concerns is conveying emotion. When painting animals I paint to convey the individuality and inner spirit of each of my subjects,” she says.

Working in both acrylics and oils, her paintings are created over long periods of time. “I start the individual paintings, move to others, and come back eventually to each. Many paintings begin on a textured surface I create on canvas, paper, or board, a process to give depth and variety to the paint and ultimately to the mood of each painting.” Caryn King is a full-time artist, painting in her hillside studio in South Newfane, Vermont, and sometimes outdoors for some plain air.

“A View to the Souls of Animals” will be on display at the Matthews-Fuller Health Sciences Library at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center until December 7, 2018.  The Matthews-Fuller Library is open to the public: Monday-Friday from 8:00am-6:00pm.

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New Books in the Biomedical Libraries – August 2018

Yoga Stretch for Beginners and BeyondYoga Stretch for Beginners and Beyond
Matthews-Fuller Library
RA781.7 .Y64 2015

Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Nephrology & HypertensionCurrent Diagnosis & Treatment: Nephrology & Hypertension
Matthews-Fuller Library
RC902 .C87 2018

Critical Care Nursing of the Oncology PatientCritical Care Nursing of the Oncology Patient
Matthews-Fuller Library
RC266 .C75 2018

Management of the Failed Difficult and Failed AirwayManagement of the Failed Difficult and Failed Airway
Matthews-Fuller Library
RC732 .H86 2018

Animal Movement Statistical Models for Telemetry DataAnimal Movement Statistical Models for Telemetry Data
Dana Library
QL751.65 M3 A55 2017

Self and the Phenomenon of LifeSelf and the Phenomenon of Life
Dana Library
QH501 L556 2017

Growing Community ForestsGrowing Community Forests
Dana Library
SD567 G76 2017

Communicating Climate Change The Path ForwardCommunicating Climate Change The Path Forward
Dana Library
QC902.9 P75 2016

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New Books in the Biomedical Libraries – July 2018

Brock Biology of MicroorganismsBrock Biology of Microorganisms
Dana Library
QR41.2 .B77 2018

Evolution Since Coding: Cradles, Halos, Barrels, and WingsEvolution Since Coding: Cradles, Halos, Barrels, and Wings
Dana Library
QH366.2 .B877 2018

Extremophiles: From Biology to BiotechnologyExtremophiles: From Biology to Biotechnology
Dana Library
QR100.9 .E953 2018

SaltmarshSlatmarsh
Dana Library
QH541.5.S24 C43 2017

The American Society of Addiction Medicine Handbook on Pain and AddictionThe American Society of Addiction Medicine Handbook on Pain and Addiction
Matthews-Fuller Library
RB127 .A44 2018

Anatomy of the Eye and OrbitAnatomy of the Eye and Orbit
Matthews-Fuller Library
QP475 .F74 2018

Current Diagnosis and Treatment PediatricsCurrent Diagnosis and Treatment Pediatrics
Matthews-Fuller Library
RJ50 .C978 2016

Presenting Medical Statistics: From Proposal to Publication Presenting Medical Statistics: From Proposal to Publication
Matthews-Fuller Library
RA407 .P43 2017

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Meet Our New Librarian – Amanda Scull

Amanda Scull, LibrarianWe are very happy to introduce Amanda Scull, Research and Education Librarian at the Biomedical Libraries. Amanda joins us from Keene State College where she was the Collection Development Librarian and Assistant Professor, teaching courses in information studies and focusing her work on open access, scholarly communications, and the intersections between instruction and collections. Prior to that she worked in a variety of academic library settings, including the Cornell University Law Library and the School for International Training Graduate Institute, and is excited to begin a new adventure in the Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries! In her free time she enjoys hiking, canoeing, and swimming with her husband, toddler, and trusty trail dog.

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New Resource: DynaMed Plus!

DynaMed Plus screensDynaMed Plus is a next-generation, evidence-based clinical information resource. It contains clinically-oriented, evidence-based summaries written by medical experts for point-of-care use by physicians, medical students, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists and other health care professionals. DynaMed Plus also includes overviews and recommendations for 3,200 topics along with in-depth specialty content and links to Micromedex® drug content.  It has adopted the GRADE system to make it easy for users to understand the quality of evidence supporting its recommendations. Dynamed Plus also includes information and handouts that health care providers can give to their patients.

Dynamed Plus Mobile AppMedical graphics and images
Medical images and graphs from the American College of Physicians, The JAMA Network, Centers for Disease Control, Radiopaedia, and Massachusetts General Infectious Disease database are imbedded and searchable.

Mobile app
The DynaMed Plus app is also available for iOS and Android devices for offline access.

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Meet Our New Director – Stephanie Kerns

Stephanie Kerns, Library Director

We are pleased to introduce Stephanie Kerns, Director of the Biomedical Libraries. Stephanie joined us last month, on May 15, coming from the Oregon Health and Science University Library in Portland, Oregon where she held the position of Assistant University Librarian for Information and Research Services since 2013. Her career as a medical information professional spans over two decades including positions at the Georgetown University Medical Center Library, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University, and the Hirsh Health Sciences Library at Tufts University. Stephanie was a 2015-16 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellow and is a member of the Medical Library Association and several of its standing committees including the Membership Committee and the Educational Media and Technologies Section. Stephanie’s relocation journey included a 7 day cross-country driving trip from Portland with her two cats. Stephanie enjoys cooking and baking, hiking, and running. She plans on training for another marathon…someday soon!

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Meet Our New Librarian – Paige Scudder

Paige Scudder LibrarianWe are very happy to introduce Paige Scudder, Research and Education Librarian at the Biomedical Libraries. Paige joined us on June 4, arriving from Boston where she worked at the Hirsh Health Sciences Library at Tufts University as a Reference Assistant. Previously she worked as a science teacher for the Cambridge High School Extension Program, and interned in the Reference Department at Stonehill College in Easton MA during her final semester in library school. She earned her MLIS from Simmons College in January 2018. In her free time, Paige enjoys knitting, hiking, and attempting to teach her puppy how to play fetch.

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Independence Day Hours, Wednesday, July 4, 2018

4th of July ImageWednesday, July 4, 2018

  • Dana Biomedical Library
    General Public: 
    CLOSED
    Medical/Grad Students with Dartmouth ID: 
    24 Hour Access
    All Others with Dartmouth ID: 
    7:30AM – Midnight
  • Matthews-Fuller Library
    General Public: 
    CLOSED
    Authorized Individuals:
     24 Hour Access
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New Books in the Biomedical Libraries – June 2018

A Practical Guide for Medical TeachersA Practical Guide for Medical Teachers
Matthews-Fuller Library
R735 .P73 2017

Psychopharmacology: drugs, the brain, and behaviorPsychopharmacology: Drugs, The Brain, and Behavior
Matthews-Fuller Library
RM315 .M478 2019

PathophysiologyPathophysiology
Matthews-Fuller Library
RB113 .P45 2018

Current PsychotherapiesCurrent Psychotherapies
Matthews-Fuller Library
RC480 .C7 2019

Our Native Bees: America's Endangered PollinatorsOur Native Bees: America’s Endangered Pollinators
Dana Library
QL567.1.A1 E43 2018

Global Forest Governance and Climate ChangeGlobal Forest Governance and Climate Change
Dana Library
SD561 .G56 2018

Methods in Stream EcologyMethods in Stream Ecology
Dana Library
QH541.5.S7 M47 2017

Endocrine PhysiologyEndocrine Physiology
Dana Library
QP187 .M58 2018

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Memorial Day Hours, Monday May 28, 2018

Memorial Day FlagMonday, May 28, 2018

  • Dana Biomedical Library
    General Public: 
     CLOSED
    Medical/Grad Students with Dartmouth ID:  
    24 Hour Access
    All Others with Dartmouth ID:  
    7:30AM – Midnight
    (Reserves/Circulation Desk Access: Noon-Midnight)
  • Matthews-Fuller Library
    General Public:  
    CLOSED
    Authorized Individuals:
      24 Hour Access
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