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Association of Vision Science Librarians - AFB Directory Profile

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Association of Vision Science Librarians
University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(212) 780-5089 (Local)
(212) 780-5094 (Fax)

Brief Description

The Association of Vision Science Librarians (AVSL) is an international organization composed of professional librarians, or persons acting in that capacity, whose collections and services include the literature of vision. Among current members are individuals who work within libraries that serve educational institutions, eye clinics and hospitals, and private companies with an interest in eye or vision-related products and services.

The Association is a Special Interest Group of both the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) and the Medical Library Association (MLA).

Hours of operation: Varies by individual library.
Geographic area served: International.


DJ Matthews, Co-Chair,
Kristin Motte, Co-Chair,

Services Offered

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Promotes standards for academic vision science libraries.
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