Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Office

Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian, NN/LM, GMR
Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian, NN/LM, GMR

Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian, NN/LM, GMR

Meet Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Greater Midwest Regional Office.

Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN has been with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine since 2005. Her roles at the former office in Chicago evolved from Outreach and Communications Coordinator, Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator, and Outreach, Planning, and Evaluation Coordinator during that time.

Prior to her work at the Greater Midwest Region, Jacqueline was on the faculty at the University of South Florida Area Health Education Center program, providing outreach services over a nine-county region. She was branch manager at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Before her foray into health sciences librarianship, Jacqueline worked for almost twenty years as a nurse.

In her new role, Jacqueline will enhance network membership by building upon current connections and creating new partnerships throughout the Greater Midwest Region and nationally.

Jacqueline will be working from her home office in Chicago and traveling to the office in Iowa City once monthly for staff meetings.

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Spend an evening with Nicholas Meyer |Star Trek writer & director |Friday, May 20 @Main Library

Nicholas Meyer on set with Leonard Nimoy during the shooting of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. The photo is archived in the University of Iowa Libraries' Special Collections as part of a collection donated by Nicholas Meyer.

The UI Libraries is pleased to host Nicholas Meyer, who will make an appearance as a guest speaker in conjunction with the Main Library Gallery exhibition 50 Years of Star Trek.

Meyer, who is an alumnus of the University of Iowa, directed the movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) and contributed to the shooting script for that film (uncredited). He wrote portions of the screenplay for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) and went on to direct Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991), for which he also co-wrote the screenplay.

A long-time Sherlockian, Meyer’s writing prowess led to a best-selling novel, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution: Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D.  The novel, crafted by Meyer in a style faithful to the original series, follows Holmes through cocaine addiction and recovery.  Meyer received an Oscar nomination for his screenplay of the novel.

Meyer will deliver a brief talk, titled The Last Man To Understand Anything. There will be a Q&A session afterward.

The event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated. http://bit.ly/UI-LIB-Meyer

Nicholas Meyer on set with Leonard Nimoy during the shooting of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. The photo is archived in the University of Iowa Libraries' Special Collections as part of a collection donated by Nicholas Meyer.

Leonard Nemoy and Nicholas Meyer on set during the shooting of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. The photo is archived in the University of Iowa Libraries’ Special Collections as part of a collection donated by Nicholas Meyer.

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Elizabeth (Liz) Kiscaden, Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Midwest Regional Office

Liz Kiscaden, Associate Director, NN/LM, GMR

Liz Kiscaden, Associate Director, NN/LM, GMR

As of May 1, Elizabeth (Liz) Kiscaden is the new Associate Director for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s (NN/LM) regional office, located at Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. This office serves the Greater Midwestern Region (GMR), comprising of a ten-state area surrounding Iowa.

In her new role, Liz will be responsible for operations and staffing and will collaborate on strategic planning for the new program office. She will be located at the GMR office on the second floor of Hardin Library, for which construction is still underway.

During her time at the University of Iowa, Liz served as the Head of Hardin Library Services and served temporarily as a Clinical Education Librarian. Prior to joining the University of Iowa, she was employed as the Library Director at Waldorf College, Forest City, Iowa and solo hospital librarian at Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa. Liz’s professional experience has centered primarily on library administration and biomedical information instruction for health professionals.

Liz enjoys living in Iowa City and taking advantage of events and activities offered through the University of Iowa. In her free time, she takes her dog cruising, enjoys the outdoors and watches old martial arts movies with friends.

John Dix Fisher | May 2016 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

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JOHN DIX FISHER (1797-1850). Description of the distinct confluent, and inoculated small pox, varioloid disease, cow pox, and chicken pox. 2nd ed. Boston, 1834  
Our copy has six vaccination needles inserted into the margins of two of the pages, seemingly indicating the book may have been used as a treatment room reference tool.

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Fisher graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1825 and went to Paris where he spent the next two years studying under Laennec, Andral, and Velpeau. Fisher was present at Massachusetts General Hospital when ether was introduced into surgery and was one of the first to use it during childbirth.

Fisher founded the Perkins Institution for the Blind in Boston, was its physician, and was a proponent of education for the blind. The paintings from which the plates were engraved were made when Fisher was studying at Paris in 1825 and were available for this edition. The delicately colored plates, drawn from life, illustrate the various forms and stages of pox and varioloid disease as recognized by the author.

You may view this book in the John Martin Rare Book Room, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.  Make a gift to the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences by donating online or setting up a recurring gift with The University of Iowa Foundation.

Get ready for finals @Hardin Library | Therapy Dogs | Free Coffee |Free Popcorn |Later Hours

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It’s crunch time.  What are you going to do to get ready for your finals?  Hardin Library can help.
1. Free coffee.
2. Free popcorn Friday and Saturday.
3. Visit therapy dogs on Friday!
4. Easy to schedule group study rooms.
5. Quiet computer lab: West Commons, 2nd Floor.
6. Entire quiet floor of study space: 4th Floor.
7. 24 hour study space when the library is closed.
8. Help!  Our desk is staffed whenever the library is open.
9. Color printing.
10. Longer hours: library open until Midnight Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7.

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Phil’s Day 2016 | Philanthropy @Hardin Library

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Dr. John Martin

Phil stands for philanthropy, and this year we celebrate on April 28.  Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and the John Martin Rare Book Room exist because of generous gifts.

The John Martin Rare Book Room was started with a gift of Dr. Martin’s extensive collection of 3000 original, historical medical books from the 15th Century-present day.  Dr. Martin also provided an endowment which helped further purchase new materials for the collection.  The collection now numbers approximately 6500 items.

Dr. Robert C. Hardin envisioned the need for a comprehensive campus medical library while he was Dean of the College of Medicine.  Dr. Hardin found donors to help with the construction of the Health Sciences Library.  A photographic history of the library is available online.

Gifts to the Hardin Library can also be used to pay for renovations like new study rooms, modern furniture, or new technology like the One Button Studio.

Financial support to the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences or the John Martin Rare Book Room should be donated via The University of Iowa Foundation.   You may also give financial support to Hardin Library online.

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Research Data Management Seminar | Thurs. April 21, 10:30-11:30am |sponsored by UI Libraries

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Dr. Jeff de la Beaujadiere, Data Management Architect at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will be speaking about research data.  His talk: Open Data from NOAA and its Grantees will be held Thursday, April 21, from 10:30-11:30am in Room 348 (Illinois Room) of the Iowa Memorial Union.

An informal meet and greet and refreshments will follow.  Please register at https://goo.gl/JLYEb4.

Detailed information about the presentation and Dr. Beaujadiere is available online.

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Track Scholarly Impact: H-Index, Impact Factors & Eigenfactor | Workshop @Hardin Library Tues., April 19, 10am

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Eigenfactor logoThis class will teach participants how to use tools such as Ulrich’s, Journal Citation Reports, Web of Science, and Scopus to determine the impact that journals, articles, and authors have had on a particular field. Topics such as impact factors, Eigenfactors, and H-indices will also be discussed.

 

Workshop held:
Tuesday, April 19th, 10-11a – East Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Janna Lawrence in advance at 319-335-9871.