Building a One Medicine/One Health library perspective with views from veterinary and health sciences library users Academic Article uri icon


  • The Medical Sciences Library (MSL) at Texas A&M University provides library services and resources to schools serving both human and animal medicine as well as a school of rural public health. The One Health Initiative has gained considerable momentum in the United States in 2008 with the release of the American Veterinary Medical Association Task Force Report. Several of these strategic priorities offer opportunities for a library serving both populations to advance the One Health Initiative. The objective of the research described in this paper was to identify similarities and differences among user expectations and feedback received from the Texas A&M Health Science Center (HSC). The intention was to use this feedback to build as integrated as possible resource and service delivery models and a physical library environment to meet the needs of both human and veterinary medicine users, and to find additional ways to expand and encourage multi-disciplinary collaboration.

published proceedings

  • Journal of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries

author list (cited authors)

  • Carrigan, E., Halling, T. D., Foster, C., & Maciel, M

complete list of authors

  • Carrigan, E||Halling, TD||Foster, C||Maciel, M

publication date

  • January 2010