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.

 

 

Faster literature searching | PubMed workshop Wed. April 13, 2pm

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PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the medical literature and includes over 22 million bibliographic citations in life sciences. This one-hour session will show you how to improve your search results by using subject headings (MeSH) and advanced keyword searching techniques.
Our next session:

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EMBASE : discover information not in PubMed | Workshop Wed. April 13, 10am

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EMBASE is a biomedical and pharmaceutical database containing bibliographic records with abstracts. Although there is overlap with records from PubMed, there are also many unique records.

This hands-on session will show you how to conduct basic searches using EMBASE’s quick search box, how to conduct searches using EMTREE subject headings, and how to use subheadings for drug and disease topics.

Our next session:
Wednesday, April 13th, 10-11a – West Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library

Register online.

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Organize your references | EndNote Desktop workshop @Hardin Library | Tuesday, April 12, 2pm

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endnote_logoEndNote is a reference management tool that helps you to easily gather together your references in one place, organize them, and then insert them into papers and format them in a style of your choosing.

This session will walk you through the basics of using EndNote to collect and format your citations. The class will be hands-on and there will be time for questions at the end.

EndNote Desktop is available free to University faculty, staff, and graduate students.

Our next session:

Tuesday, April 12th, 2-3p – East Commons, 2nd Floor Hardin Library

Register online

Welcome Darlene Kaskie, Technology & Communication Librarian for the Regional Medical Library

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Darlene Kaskie Technology and Communications Librarian, NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region

Darlene Kaskie
Technology and Communications Librarian, NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region

Please welcome Darlene Kaskie, our first Regional Medical Library (RML) librarian to join the team. Darlene will be serving as the Technology and Communications Librarian for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Greater Midwest Region (GMR) program office.

In her new role, Darlene will be managing the GMR website and social media, and handling communication for members in the ten state region. Darlene will be permanently located in the GMR offices, for which construction is still underway. Until that time, Darlene is in a temporary location at Hardin Library.

Previously, Darlene served as the Student Computer Services Librarian for the Law Library at the University of Iowa. In this role, Darlene assisted with technology and network services and served as the editor for the Law Library’s website.  Darlene also worked as a temporary  librarian for the University of Iowa Engineering Library, helping with marketing and educational outreach using social media.

Darlene received her MLS from Indiana University, Bloomington. Prior to joining the University of Iowa, Darlene worked as a managing research librarian for the law firms of Latham & Watkins in Chicago, McCutchen, Doyle Brown & Enersen (now known as Bingham McCutchen) in Los Angeles, and Beveridge & Diamond in San Francisco.  Darlene researched corporate healthcare client information as a law firm librarian.  Darlene is looking forward to discovering healthcare from the academic perspective in her new position. 

Darlene’s husband teaches health policy for the College of Public Health, and their two daughters keep them busy with soccer, volleyball, and all things tween.

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Disover U.S. Patents, Trademarks, and Patent Applications |Workshop Tuesday, April 5, 1pm @Hardin Library

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The purpose of this hands-on class is to introduce several resources found on the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office website that may be used to locate information on patents, trademarks and patent applications. Google’s patent searching feature will be also be highlighted as a source for finding information on patents. Taught by Kari Kozak (Head, Lichtenberger Engineering Library).

 

Tuesday, April 5th, 1-2p – East Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Find nutrition information in PubMed & Embase faster with our workshop | Tuesday, April 5, 10am@Hardin Library

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Literature searching for nutrition-related subjects in PubMed and Embase can be challenging.

This hands-on session will:

  • examine those challenges and
  • suggest techniques for doing better searches on topics related to nutrition, and
  • improve your search results by using subject headings (MeSH) and advanced keyword searching techniques.

Our next session:
Tuesday, April 5th, 10-11a – East Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Hardin Library will be Regional Medical Library for Greater Midwest Region

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Linda Walton
Associate University Librarian Director, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences & Principal Investigator

Hardin Library for the Health Sciences is thrilled to be the Regional Medical Library for the Greater Midwest Region. We look forward to working with our colleagues over the next five years as we work together to continuously enhance easy access to quality health information for all.

Midwest Region serves Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  For more information, see U.S. National Library of Medicine news.

This award is for $6.5 million dollars over 5 years.  Six new people will be hired to staff the office located at the Hardin Library.

R. Palmer Howard Dinner | History of Medicine Society | Ink & Silver Medicine, Photography, & the Printed Book 1845-1890 | Friday April 22

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Stephen Greenberg, MSLS, Ph.D
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The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invites you to attend the 2016 R. Palmer Howard Dinner on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the Sheraton Hotel, Iowa City.  Reception begins at 6pm, followed by a buffet dinner and presentation.

Stephen Greenberg will talk on the use of photography in 19th Century printed medical books.  Researchers and photographers pushed the existing art to their limits.  Why were these pictures taken?  Who saw them?  Were they meant for private study or professional publication?  How did they reflect the techniques and aesthetics of the rest of contemporary Victorian photography?

Please register and prepay by April 15.  Cost is $10 for students, $40 for everyone else.   Printable HOM 2016 Banquet Registration Form

Please consider donating online to the University of Iowa History of Medicine Society to sponsor events or student participation in the R. Palmer Howard Dinner.

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.