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Hardin Librarians activity at Midwest Chapter, Medical Library Association Meeting | 2015

Hardin Library staff will be presenting posters and papers at the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky.
The conference theme is Librarians + Evidence = Proof.

Eric Rumsey, Janna Lawrence and Xiaomei Gu will present a paper Food Diet & Nutrition: A Tricky Search in PubMed.
This paper details their research on searching food, diet, and nutrition (FDN) in PubMed, how to do comprehensive searching on FDN, and potential changes in Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) coming later this year.

Amy Blevins will be a panelist for The Party Crashers Reunion: More Tips and Tricks for Connecting With Our Faculty, Students and Clinicians.
This panel will discuss the status of liaison librarian activities at 5 institutions, and how librarians establish meaningful ongoing relationships with those they serve.

Jennifer Deberg and Elizabeth Kiscaden will present a poster Discovering Trends in Locally Published Systematic Reviews.
The poster shows results of an environmental scan of locally authored systematic reviews, and how librarians can provide service to improve quality of future research.

Xiaomei Gu, Eric Rumsey, and Janna Lawrence will present a poster The Growth of Food-Diet-Nutrition Literature in PubMed.
The poster analyzes growth of FDN subjects, and publication trends.

Eric Rumsey, Janna Lawrence, and Xiaomei Gu will present a poster The Most Important Plant-Based Food Families in PubMed.
This poster examines how PubMed’s MeSH tree structure facilitates searching for plant-based foods, including searching by family of plants.

Xiaomei Gu will present a poster Introducing Embase to the College of Pharmacy through Active Learning Activities.
The poster shows how to use different active learning activities to teach Embase to new users at multiple levels.

Complete abstracts available online.


Raising of America | Hardin Library Film Series |Moderated Discussion November 5


Join us at Hardin Library for the Health Sciences for a screening and moderated discussion  of the film The Raising of America.

Thursday, November 5, from 6-8pm, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
RSVP for the event

About the film
The Raising of America will reframe the way we look at early child health and development. This ambitious documentary series by the producers of Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? explores how a strong start for all our kids leads not only to better individual life course outcomes (learning, earning and physical and mental health) but also to a healthier, safer, better educated and more prosperous and equitable America.

Discussion Panelists
Resmiye Oral, MD, Director, Child Protection Program, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics-General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Renita Schmidt, PhD, Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning
Christine M. Catney, PharmD, MA, Clinical Assistant Professor, Applied Clinical Science

For more information, see our guide.
All 5 episodes are available via streaming for University of Iowa affiliates:
The Raising of America    Once Upon a Time   Are We Crazy About Our Kids?  Wounded Places  DNA Is Not Destiny




Remodeling on 3rd floor started Monday, September 28

Part of Hardin Library is getting a new look!  Work begins on Monday, September 28 on the 3rd Floor.

remodeled space

remodeled space will look like this

  • 4 new group studies with added technology
  • Updates to group studies on 3rd
  • One Button video recording studio
  • Standing computer desks
  • Some new furniture
  • Accent color walls
  • New exhibition area

Looking for a quiet study areas?
4th Floor, Information Commons West, 24-hour study area

Want to sit with a group?
1st Floor has larger tables and is not a quiet area

picture of library with furniture removed

Day 1 most of the furniture removed

Day 3 - furniture delivered and installation started

Day 3 – furniture delivered and installation started


Learn to find ASTM, ISO, ADA, NFPA standards |@Hardin Library| Tuesday, Sept. 29, 3-4pm

Introduction to standards and specifications. Learn how to access a wide variety of standards including ASTM, ISO, ADA, NFPA (Fluid), and the US Code of Federal Regulations. Featuring a new database, TechStreet, to gain electronic access to these standards and more.

Our next session is
Tuesday, September 29th, 3:00-4:00pm, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

Instructor Kari Kozak Head, Lictenberger Engineering Library

Instructor Kari Kozak
Head, Lictenberger Engineering Library


Get an introduction to American Psychological Association Style |@Hardin Library| Sept. 30, Noon-1pm

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) provides guidelines for formatting papers or manuscripts used by nursing, social sciences,apa manual and most allied health sciences disciplines. In this hands on session, you will learn basic rules of APA formatting as well as gain experience applying APA formatting to journal, book, and web references. Resources for future referral will also be provided.

Our next session
Wednesday, September 30th, 12:00- 1:00pm, Hardin Library, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.


Deconstructing the body: medical art | History of Medicine Lecture | Sept. 24, 5:30pm

Dr. Richard Kerber

Dr. Richard Kerber

This lecture will demonstrate how primarily Western artists have portrayed the human body, physicians, illnesses and their treatments from 1500AD-present.

Dr. Kerber will review the rise of medical imaging in the 20th century, and show how artists have incorporated these new imaging technologies into their art.

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 5:30-6:30pm
Medical Education Research Facility (MERF) 2117

Fore more information on the History of Medicine Society, or to donate, please see

kerber lecture



Learn how to find U.S. Patents & Trademarks | Sept. 22, 3-4pm |@Hardin Library

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 covered.

Our session:
Tuesday, September 22nd, 3:00-4:00pm (Location: East Information Commons, 2nd floor, Hardin Library)

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

Instructor Kari Kozak Head, Lictenberger Engineering Library

Instructor Kari Kozak
Head, Lictenberger Engineering Library


Tour some new and well-established apps for your mobile device! | Sept. 22, 2-3pm

Take a tour of some new (and some well-established) apps for your mobile device or smart phone!

At this informal brown bag technology meeting, you’ll not only be shown a variety of tools for both academic and clinical use but also invited to share your own examples and experiences.

If you don’t have a mobile device, don’t worry: The only necessary smart device is you!

Instructor Amy Blevins

Instructor Amy Blevins

Our next session is
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2:00-3:00pm (Location East Information Commons)

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

No time for class?  See our mobile resource guide.



Find out how to measure your scholarly impact with our workshop Wednesday, Sept. 16

This 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.

Instructor Amy Blevins

Instructor Amy Blevins

Wednesday, September 16th, 10:00 – 11:00am (Location: East Information Commons)

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.


Learn to manage your citations faster with our EndNote Basic workshop @Hardin Library

EndNote Basic is a web-based citation management software that is freely available to all UI affiliates. It allows you to import, organize and format citations for papers, articles, etc. EndNote Basic is not the same as the desktop software, Endnote.

This free, hands-on workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 15th, 9:00 – 10:00am, Hardin Library, Information Commons West, 2nd Floor.
Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

Can’t attend this session?  See our EndNote Basic guide.