Hardin Library Welcomes Donna Hirst

The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences extends a hearty welcome to Donna Hirst, its newest staff member.  Donna is a University of Iowa librarian of longstanding, having worked in the Main Library and Law Library in the area of automation for over 25 years.  In fact, Donna spearheaded the University Libraries first automation efforts and subsequently guided its progress toward the library information system now in use by University faculty, staff, and students.  Donna holds the M.A. degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa and the Master of Public Health Degree from the University of Oklahoma.  Her duties at the Hardin Library center largely on the collections and services of the John Martin Rare Book Room as she prepares to take over responsibility for this important resource when the current Curator, Ed Holtum, retires at the end of June.  When not enjoying books and reading, Donna enjoys travel, attending plays, and, “stalking her children.”