Library closed Monday, January 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day | Regular hours resume Tuesday, January 17

Poster designed by Tabitha Wiggins and IMU Marketing & Design

The Hardin Library will be closed on Monday, January 16 for the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday.

The University of Iowa celebrates with the MLK Day of service event on Monday, January 16, and celebrates human rights week with a variety of events across campus.

Poster designed by Tabitha Wiggins and IMU Marketing & Design

Poster designed by Tabitha Wiggins and IMU Marketing & Design

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John Hunter | History of the Human Teeth | January 2017 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

John Hunter. 1813 painting by John Jackson


John Hunter. 1813 painting by John Jackson

John Hunter in an 1813 painting by John Jackson

JOHN HUNTER (1728-1793). The natural history of the human teeth. London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1771.

John Hunter was an anatomist and surgeon, practicing in London. His tireless energy helped him to overcome whatever obstacles his educational and cultural lacks may have provided. “Hunter remains one of the great all-round biologists like Haller and Johannes Müller, and with Paré and Lister, one of the three greatest surgeons of all time. . . . Hunter found surgery a mechanical art and left it an experimental science” (Fielding H. Garrison).

One of Hunter’s most important works was this treatise on the teeth. This book was the first scientific study of the teeth and is basic to all modern dentistry.

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.


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Water shut off | Wednesday, December 28


All water will be shut off in the Hardin Library on Wednesday, December 28.  The water shut off is for maintenance and we expect water to be turned on Thursday, December 29.

The library will be open 7:30am-6pm.  The closest public restrooms are at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

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Information Commons East CLOSED for remodeling

The Information Commons East is closed for remodeling through winter break.  If you have a class scheduled in the Commons East classroom, you will be able to attend.

The Information Commons East will receive new carpet, paint, furniture and best of all–two group studies!  The classroom will remain as is.



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The birth of mankinde , othwise named the woman’s booke | December 2016 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

from The birth of mankinde, 1604

EUCHARIUS RÖSSLIN (d. 1526). The birth of mankinde, otherwise named the woman’s booke. Set foorth in English by Thomas Raynalde. London: Thomas Adams, [1604].

Based on the Latin version, De partu hominis was translated and published by Richard Jonas (fl. 1540).  The next English edition to appear was published by Thomas Raynalde. Raynalde borrowed freely from other authors and included several anatomical plates and descriptive text from Vesalius’ Fabrica. There were over ten subsequent editions of Raynalde’s translation.

English midwives and physicians were largely dependent on this book for guidance in the practice of obstetrics until the Eighteenth Century.  In addition to obstetrics, the book covers infant care, nursing, and the diseases of infancy. Illustrations of the birth chair, the lying-in chamber, and various positions of the fetus in utero are seen for the first time and are the earliest obstetrical illustrations printed from wood blocks.  This book was the first printed English book on the subject of midwifery.

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.

from The birth of mankinde, 1604

from The birth of mankinde, 1604

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Congratulations to our December 2016 Graduate | Seunggun Lee

Seunggun Lee

Seunggun Lee

Seunggun Lee has worked at the Hardin Library for 2 years and will be graduating this month with a B.S., Psychology with a Minor in Physical Activity and Nutrition Science.

What will you be doing after graduation?
I’ve got a job at Four Oaks in Cedar Rapids. I will be working there as a Youth Counselor from next year. I will help children who are diagnosed with mental issues by being a role in the day-to-day care of the children including the use of Trauma Informed Care. I am ultimately helping them heal their deeper trauma and grow successfully into adulthood.

Also, I will be working at the Psychology Research lab at the University of Iowa to gain more experience about collecting data and statistically analyzing it in the lab, which would help me choose which graduate program i would pursue in the future. (I am still deciding which lab I would like to work next year).
I am planning to go to graduate school in 2018 as well.

My favorite part about working at the Hardin Library
My favorite part about working at Hardin library is to offer service by greeting patrons at the front desk in the morning and help them find resources for them. Also, I have met a lot of good people who are emotionally helping me go through a harsh college life.




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VPN Service Changing November 30 | no longer available

On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. the university VPN service will be changed. If you use the VPN website ( as your VPN connection method, you need to download, install, and use the Cisco AnyConnect client instead because this site is being discontinued as a VPN connection method.

The website will be discontinued because:

1. The overall practice of a web VPNs is no longer an industry best practice.

2. Support for the web VPN functionality from the vendor is very limited as a result, and not being actively updated.

3. The web VPN service has been responsible for confusion as to which option to use to access campus resources.

Visit this site to find more information on how to download, install, and connect to the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client.

If you have any questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk:

ITS Help Desk

The University of Iowa

2800 University Capitol Centre

319-384-HELP (4357)

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Greater Midwest Region National Network of Libraries of Medicine | First Six Months at UI Update


graphic of 10 states covered by GMRThe Greater Midwest Region (GMR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) has now been operating from the University of Iowa for six months! If you’re curious as to what we’ve been working on, we put together a short recap, just for you.

Our team was fully staffed as of October 17th! Liz Kiscaden joined as the GMR’s Associate Director, along with Director Linda Walton, in April 0f 2016. Darlene Kaskie followed, joining as an Outreach Specialist, then we hired on Jacqueline Leskovec as our Network Librarian. In July, Molly Olmstead was hired as the Finance and Communications Coordinator and Bobbi Newman as the Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist. Our most recent hire, Derek Johnson, joined the staff as the Health Professionals Outreach Specialist in mid-October. The new GMR staff is compiled from a diverse array of backgrounds, including health science, law, and public librarianship, public health consulting, nursing, and libraries administration.

Associate Director, Liz Kiscaden, visited many of the Network’s Resource Libraries during these first six months. She traveled, with Linda Walton, to the Chicago Area to visit several institutions, including the University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University and Loyola. Liz has also traveled to visit Resource Libraries in Minnesota, Michigan, and Kentucky.

GMR staffIn early September, staff from the National Office of the NN/LM visited the GMR’s newly renovated office space in the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. NLM Associate Director Diane Babski, Project Scientists Margaret McGhee and Renee Bougard, and Division of Extramural Programs representative Allen VanBiervliet traveled from Washington DC to meet with the newly assembled GMR staff. The GMR hosted a dessert reception for the National Office visitors and the University of Iowa Libraries staff.

Our staff have exhibited across the region, promoting funding opportunities and demonstrating National Library of Medicine resources to librarians. Exhibits have included the North Dakota Library Association, Minnesota Library Association, the Iowa Library Association, and the Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois conference. Our staff also exhibited at the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association, sponsoring two activities on the program.

During these first six months, our office sponsored several educational webinars, including the first installment NN/LM Resource Picks Webinar series, titled “Don’t Wait, Communicate about Disaster Preparedness!” Additionally, we presented an outstanding webinar on data management and another on emergency planning for collections, collaborating with our own Nancy Kraft from the University of Iowa libraries. Educational offerings have reached nearly 200 members across the ten-state region.

The GMR has already funded 16 outreach projects across seven states, allocating over $75,000 of funding toward this outreach. One example of a funded project is awarded to the Oakland University Kresage Medical Library, for their project titled “Health Information Outreach to Homeless Patients at the HOPE Recuperative Care Center.” The Kresage Library Staff, led by principal investigator Misa Mi, will use funding to provide computer and health information access to homeless patients discharged from the HOPE Adult Shelter. By providing these individuals computer access they will be able to use NLM Resources, such as MedlinePlus or to seek valuable information and learn information searching skills.

Our office is currently planning for the second year of funding, which will offer more awards and educational opportunities. Upcoming awards will place an emphasis on providing health literacy outreach to medically underserved areas and populations. We’re looking forward to continuing to support the mission of the NN/LM and will share our activities with you!

To keep up with the GMR’s latest activity, follow our Facebook, Twitter, or join our listserv (

Update by Elizabeth Kiscaden and Molly Olmstead.

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