Ms. Whitaker is interested in all aspects of veterinary medical librarianship, especially database searching, information services, and literature of the field. On the national level, she compiles a guide to searching PubMed for practicing veterinarians, established an online International Directory of Veterinary Medical Libraries, and contributes a section on Information Resources for Practicing Veterinarians in the AVMA Membership Directory and Resource Manual
. In conjunction with the veterinary literature, she is interested in critical appraisal and evidence-based veterinary medicine. Susanne also has long-standing involvement with the historial developments of veterinary medicine, primarily in America, and contributes to the American Veterinary Medical History Society, currently as secretary/treasurer.
Directory of information sources: Veterinary library services, IN 2008-2009 AVMA Memberhship Directory & Resource Manual. Schaumburg, IL: American Veterinary Medical Association, 2008:320-326.
PubMed Searching, Veterinary Medicine. (Annual ; brochure is distributed nationally)
Veterinary Medical and Related Libraries: An International Directory. Chief editor. [Chicago, IL]: Veterinary Medical Libraries Section/Medical Library Association, 2008. Available at: http://www.vmls.mlanet.org/vlindex.htm
Searching PubMed MEDLINE and other biomedical databases; current awareness strategies; evidence-based veterinary medicine and critical appraisal of the journal literature.
Teach and coordinate VTMED 6726: Introduction to the Professional Literature of Veterinary Medicine, a one-credit 8-week distribution course for D.V.M. students that provides an in-depth opportunity to become acquainted with the professional journal literature and develop essential critical reading and appraisal skills needed to be an effective and knowledgeable clinician.