I hope you enjoy this issue of News@Hardin. The News is one way we are reaching our clients with timely and up-to-date information about our resources, services, and activities. I have been at the University of Iowa for just under one year. As the new Director of Hardin Library, I am pleased to report the Hardin Library staff has made important strides this year. In addition to improving our communications with you, we also are increasing our participation within the Health Sciences colleges. You will see us at curriculum committee meetings, teaching a class or talking with a group of faculty members. We are increasing the numbers of classes we offer in the Library. Please try one, and learn about the wonderful electronic resources and databases we have through Hardin and the University Libraries. We are open to invitations to give talks, updates or to listen to your concerns. One of our newer services, just over a year old, is the production services unit within the Information Commons. We have talented staff who can help you with design of a database, Web site or online class. You may find them at http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/commons/icps/.
In order to address the issues presented by the aging Hardin Library facility, we are working with library architects to revitalize the facility. Our goal is to have a beautiful and functional library for the 21st century. I hope you will contact me at mailto:email@example.com if you have ideas for updating the physical facility, improving the collection or services, or if you have concerns. We continue in our dedication to bring you the information you need, when and where you need it. With your help we can make Hardin the best health sciences library in the Midwest!