Ellen Lauri Ochoa is a former astronaut and current Director of the Johnson Space Center. Ochoa became director of the center upon retirement of the current director, Michael Coats, on December 31, 2012. She was born May 10th, 1958 in Los Angeles and educated at Stanford University. For more in depth information check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Ochoa.
Engineering Library resources on flight: http://ow.ly/kTQ6I
Final Week Hours. Open till Midnight! starting Sun, 2:00 pm-Midnight. Mon, May 13- Thurs, May 16 8:30- Midnight. Fri, May 17: 8:30 am-5 pm….Closed May 18th & 19th.
Free Coffee and Hot Chocolate. Mon, May 13-Thurs, May 16th- 8:30 am- Midnight. Fri, May 17: 8:30-5 pm. Until supplies last
Summer Break Hours: May 20-June 10, 2013–Mon-Fri 8:30-noon. 1:00-5:00. Saturday and Sunday Closed. Regular hours resume June 11.
Social Work Reference Center includes care sheets, patient information, and images usable in all clinical settings – including hospitals, elder-care centers, and mental healthcare facilities. All evidence is rigorously evaluated and topics are updated as evidence changes.
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Name: Jim Kelly
Hometown: Des Moines, IA
Undergraduate Education.: B.A. in Government and International Relations, University of Notre Dame
Graduate Education: M.A. in Library and Information Science, University of Iowa
Future Plans: I hope to work in public service/reference in library or information services in either an academic library or special library (public or private sector).
Why I’m working at Hardin: I came to Hardin to get experience in health sciences librarianship. I had worked in several other library environments and wanted to try something different, a new challenge.
Favorite Part of Working at Hardin: I enjoy working with the students, faculty, and staff who rely on Hardin’s resources and services. They’re a smart, engaged group of people and I enjoy helping them find the materials or information they need.
I’m Currently Reading: The Man Who Invented the Computer: The Biography of John Atanasoff, Digital Pioneer by Jane Smiley
Does coffee make studying easier for you? We can help you with that!
Hardin Library will begin serving free coffee beginning Friday, May 10th at 6pm. Finals week coffee is sponsored by Linda Walton, Associate University Librarian for the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences & Branch Libraries.
Do you hate not being able to find a place to study? You will be able to find one at our library!
- 15 quiet study rooms
- 8 group study rooms
- 253 seats at tables
- 72 computers
- 7 couches
- 112 study carrels
- 15 lounge chairs
- 24 hour study area
Do you need some extra time to study for finals?
Can’t get anything done at home?
Come to the Hardin Library on Friday or Saturday night. The library will be open until Midnight both nights.
We can offer you:
- 72 public computers-all connected to black and white & a color printer
- group and quiet study spaces
- 24 hour quiet study area
- free coffee beginning Friday at 6pm
Don’t like to study in complete quiet?
Come to Room 401 to enjoy music selected by our student DJs.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The University of Iowa’s Special Collections was fortunate to receive Chef Louis Szathmary’s library of cookbooks throughout the mid-80’s. Among the items were a number of handwritten cookbooks that Szathmary had collected over the years. In the Spring of 2012 conservation and digital preservation students began scanning the manuscripts. The first item, Josiah Ingall’s account book, went digital on March 13th, 2012. The goal was to crowd source the transcription of the pages and create legible, accessible, versions of the cookbooks, some of them dating from as far back as the 1600’s.
A little over a year later, the project reached the 100 mark with the digitization of the ‘Household recipe book of Mrs. Howard of Staines, Middlesex and Salsfield Court, Nr. Westerham, England’. This number represents hours of work in addition to 12,674 images totaling 249,361,919,444 bytes! Each item is assessed before scanning, treated if necessary, scanned, processed, and rehoused in a 4-fold-flap. The DIY transcription project is also moving along at a good pace with 33,222 pages transcribed to date.
If you’re interested in browsing the digital collection go to: http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cookbooks
Or, if you’d prefer to try your hand (or eyes) at manuscript transcription, visit the DIY transcription site at: http://diyhistory.lib.uiowa.edu/
Lastly, if you’re feeling super adventurous, try out some of the recipes yourself, also found at the DIY site. There’s everything from dandelion wine to cures for the plague (which hopefully you don’t have).
Big dogs, small dogs and everything in between from the Therapy Dogs of Johnson County will be in the Main Library for a finals study break on Tuesday, May 7 and Monday, May 13 from 4-7 p.m. in the Main Library rm 2032 (conference room adjacent to large computer lab).
Therapy Dogs of Johnson County is a volunteer therapy dog group comprised of Delta Society registered Pet Partner teams. Their purpose is to bring the benefits of the human-animal bond to members of our community.
The last time the dogs visited the library, more than 80 people came to see them. One student commented, “this is one of the best study breaks I’ve ever had! It’s so relaxing to pet a dog and forget about the stress.”
Hardin Library for the Health Sciences opened in 1974. The building was designed by Walter Netsch, and was funded by $1.4 million in gifts and a National Institute of Health grant for $2.3 million.
The John Martin Rare Book Room was started by a generous donation of books and funding from Dr. John Martin.
See History of the Hardin Library for more pictures and information about the library.
If you would like to donate to our library, you may do so online.
Are you starting a new research paper or project and looking for a way to manage your references? Then join us for this useful and informative workshop about RefWorks! RefWorks is a web-based citation manager and it’s free to all University of Iowa students, faculty and staff.
Lunch @ the Sciences Library
Wednesday, May 8 @ 11:30am – 12:20pm
Sciences Library classroom (102 SL)
In this workshop, you will learn:
- How to sign up for a free RefWorks account;
- How to export references to RefWorks from popular research databases;
- How to use RefWorks to organize and share your references;
- How to use RefWorks format citations and bibliographies;
- How to download and use the free Write-N-Cite add-on to Microsoft Word to include preformatted citations and bibliographies in your paper.
This workshop is open to all UI students, faculty and staff. There is no need to register. You may bring you lunch if desired. Free coffee will be provided. If you have any questions, please contact Sara Scheib at email@example.com or (319) 335-3024.