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Vision Science Caucus

Members: 55     Discussions: 245     Files: 11


Vision Science Caucus (VSC) members are librarians or people acting in that capacity, whose collections and services include the literature of vision. Members of the VSC work together with the Association of Vision Science Librarians (AVSL) to maintain an online presence of various resources, core competencies, and guides for vision science authors and researchers. VSC/MLA offers a platform for members to develop their leadership skills, present to an international audience, collaborate, and share best practices. It is not a requirement for VSC/MLA members to belong to AVSL, and you may find more information on this free and open organization at AVSL.org.

Public Resources

The Vision Science Caucus maintains several lists of resources for librarians, ophthalmologists, optometrists, vision scientists, and the public, many of which are open access. The full collection of resource lists is available here. Selected resources include the following:

  • Opening Day List - A compilation of recommended books and journals for a vision science collection.
  • Vetted List of Vision Science Journals - The journals on this list have been evaluated with a series of standards and criteria by a group of reviewers who are librarians working with vision science collections. Winner of the 2020 Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences.
  • Eye Resources on the Internet List - A curated list of materials online relating to the eye and vision science.
  • Open Access eBooks List - A curated collection of open access eBooks relating to the eye and vision science.

Vision Science Leaders 

NamePosition
Deborah Goss, AHIP
Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Chair; Community Council Alternate
Michelle Schonken, AHIP
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Chair-Elect
Deidre (Dede) Rios, AHIP
University of Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry
Immediate Past Chair; Community Council Representative
Karen Alcorn
Massacusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Secretary; Vetted Journal Committee
Heather Edmonds, AHIP
New England College of Optometry
Delegate, Education Domain Hub
Leslie Holland
Southern College of Optometry
Delegate, Professionalism & Leadership Domain Hub
Sonya Lemke
Arkansas Colleges of Health Education
Delegate, Information Services Domain Hub
Elaine Wells, AHIP
SUNY College of Optometry
Delegate, Clinical Support Domain Hub