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Hardin Library’s 24-hour study now has 5 computers available, including a Mac. Wireless access is also available throughout the library.
Please join Fun Fridays @ Hardin for a film screening of:
Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity
It will be shown at:
2pm, March 28th
401 Hardin Library Conference Room
The film captures the spirit of ancient Chinese magic, romance, and everything in between.
*In both English and Chinese
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Catherine Reed Thureson in advance at 319.335.7221.
RefWorks has just implemented a new feature which allows you to attach images, articles, and other files to your citations. For instance, this will allow you to keep a copy of the full-text article with your citation and have it be accessible from any web-connected computer.
To attach a file, simply click on “Edit” to the right of each citation, look for the field labeled “Attachments,” and browse for and select the article that you want to attach. Multiple files can be attached to each citation. Once you attach the file, you can view it by clicking on “View” to the right of each citation and then selecting the file.
Each account can hold 100MB of files. If you have any questions or need additional storage space, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fear and dread are no strangers to the Libraries, especially during finals week, as students fight the demons of procrastination, sleep deprivation, and over-caffeination. But this Halloween, we’re kicking it up a notch from fear to terror.
Drop by Main Library on Halloween for our “Ghosts From the Stacks” event, where library staff will draw from Special Collections, Iowa Women’s Archives and the John Martin Rare Book Room to presents artifacts related to grave-robbing, local hauntings, and demon conjuring. Also we will serve cookies.
Ghosts From the Stacks
Main Library, room 2032
Wednesday, Oct. 31, noon – 1:00 pm
The Hardin Library Browsing Collection is located on the 3rd floor of the library, west of the main entrance. Below are a few of the many titles available for your reading pleasure.Mama might be better off dead : the failure of health care in urban America, Abraham, Laurie Kaye, Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1993. Browsing RA418.5.P6 A26 1993
This personally observed, lucid chronicle and call for reform of our ailing health system covers all levels of responsibility in the medical establishment, and deserves scrutiny by our administration’s health service planners. Abraham concludes that a reformed health care system should set limits on health spending while stressing ‘caring’ over ‘curing.’
“Ms. Abraham is a health care reporter who obviously devoted much effort to the preparation of this book. She seems to have spent much time getting to know the “Baneses,” a poverty-stricken multigenerational family of African-Americans. The family has a series of almost insurmountable health, financial, drug, and alcohol problems, which seem to be dwarfed by problems encountered when addressing the governmental and charitable health and welfare systems.”
Annals of Internal Medicine
“Laurie Kaye Abraham [has] succeeded, in graphic terms that statistical and rhetorical abstractions cannot match, in showing why providing health insurance for the poor is not the same as providing health care and why any health reform plan that continues to ignore the needs of the poor will be doomed to failure.”
What kind of life : the limits of medical progress, Callahan, Daniel, New York : Simon and Schuster, 1990. Browsing RA445 .C33 1990
“Lucidly describes the irrationalities of the present health care system while outlining the benefits of a new model of health care which the author believes would serve people more intelligently in the long run.”
Book News, Inc.
“An important contribution. It lays bare the bankrupt assumptions of the current health care system, and it serves as a forceful reminder of the trade-offs both within our health care system and between health and other societal values.”
Worse than the disease : pitfalls of medical progress, Dutton, Diana Barbara, Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988. Browsing RA418.5.M4 D88 1988
“In this book Diana Dutton successfully delineates the hazards of policy-making when professional groups dominate or usurp decision making in the delicate relationship between the scientific constituency and the whole of society. In a skillful and detailed analysis, she portrays the resulting disastrous ill effects of lack of appropriate linkage-science policy-making without public participation.”
“The case for greater public involvement in matters relating to new medical technologies is well made by the authors. An equally good case could have been made for better science and better scientific judgment. Unfortunately the authors’ arguments about policy lack crispness; there is a tendency to editorialize too much about the virtues of public interest groups and the sins of scientists, industry spokesmen and academics. Still, the authors deal with an important topic; ‘’Worse Than the Disease’ is a book worth reading.”
The New York Times
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES
IOWA CITY, IOWA
Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
Assistant Director, Collections and Outreach
Position Description: Reporting to the Director of the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, the Assistant Director serves as a member of the administrative team providing leadership and direction for the library. The Assistant Director:
· fosters a creative, team-oriented work environment;
· creates and periodically reassesses library goals, objectives, and evaluations in collaboration with Hardin Library staff;
· plans and implements policies, programs and services offered by the library;
· supervises 4 librarians, 4 library assistants, and 1.5 FTE student employees;
· oversees collections and manages collections budget in collaboration with the director;
· co-manages, with the Assistant Director, Technology and Outreach, education and outreach to the five health colleges and affiliated hospital, the University and the State of Iowa, including design and implementation of new library programs and services;
· oversees interlibrary loan/document delivery services;
· incorporates new technologies into services, resources and programs to address the changing needs of the five health colleges, the affiliated hospital and other programs served by the Hardin Library;
· serves on committees at the five health colleges and the affiliated hospital;
· serves on University Libraries’ committees;
· participates in reference and education programs and services; and
· contributes to and learns from the profession through such avenues as local, state and national professional organizations and publications.
Required: Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library science program; six or more years professional library experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated job-related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment; supervisory and managerial experience; experience working in a health science library environment; experience in library instruction; experience in collection management; and experience in health sciences reference.
Desired: Experience in an academic health sciences library; grant-writing experience; experience with document delivery services; and experience in an electronic learning environment.
Additional Expectations of the Position:
· Civil and Respectful Interactions:
o Demonstrates respect for all members of the University community in the course of performing one’s duties and in response to administrators, supervisors, coworkers, and customers.
o Establishes and maintains standards of collaborative interaction among peers and employees that is characterized by respect, honesty and service; assures that all unit members are held to similar standards and ethics.
· Diversity and Inclusion:
o Welcomes the richness of talent from a diverse workforce and recognizes that diversity brings stimulation, challenge, and energy that contribute to a productive and effective workplace.
o Manages the talents, strengths and behaviors of each individual in a diverse work group, while providing each employee with the opportunity to contribute to the goals of the unit. Works to assure that all employees are respected and treated in a manner consistent with University policies in regard to equal employment opportunity and diversity.
· Leadership Accountability:
o Represents the interests of the University and of unit leadership in the use of resources to meet service and productivity demands within unit goals and budgets; strives to promote continual process and quality improvement.
o Inspires and motivates others to high performance by exercising strong stewardship of University resources, setting expectations, measuring success through individual performance evaluations, and driving organizational results.
· Learning and Professional Development:
o Seeks opportunities to enhance one’s own professional knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to one’s current position and/or to prepare for potential future roles and overall career development.
o Identifies opportunities for and creates development plans that encourage employees to attend to the growth of their personal and professional capacity; engages self and staff in collective reflection of the University’s greater role in society.
Salary and appointment: Appointment will be made at the Librarian III or IV level with a salary range of $46,000 to $65,000. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, TIAA/CREF retirement, and a flexible selection of medical, life, and dental insurance, childcare credit, and additional options.
Hardin Library for the Health Sciences: Hardin Library is a dynamic research-oriented medical library with an emphasis on user-focused services and active education and outreach programs. The Library serves over 15,000 faculty, students and staff in the University’s five health colleges (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health) and the staff of one of the largest university-owned teaching hospitals in the country. It is also a regional resource and outreach library for the National Library of Medicine, and, as the largest medical library in the State of Iowa, serves the state through a number of electronic and traditional information services. The collection consists of over 370,000 volumes, including an expanding digital collection of over 4,000 electronic journals and databases. There is a staff of 23 FTE, including 13 professionals. The annual collections budget is approximately $1.9 million.
The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa library system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and 10 branch libraries (Art, Music, Business, and the sciences). With more than 4 million volumes, the Libraries ranks 31 out of 114 among the Association of Research Libraries for size of collections. InfoHawk, the Libraries’ integrated online system, uses ExLibris’ Aleph 500 software. The Libraries has been innovative in the development of services related to digital technologies with the creation of such units as the Information Arcade and Information Commons. The University Libraries is an active member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and the ARL SPARC Project. The Libraries provides a program of support for professional development activities and its staff members are actively engaged in national cooperative efforts.
The University and Iowa City: A major research and teaching institution, the University of Iowa offers internationally recognized programs in a diverse array of academic, medical, and artistic disciplines, from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. The University consists of a faculty of 2000 and a permanent staff of 15,000 serving 29,000 students, close to 10,000 of whom are registered in graduate and professional degree programs. Approximately 8% of the University’s workforce is minority faculty and staff, 9% of the student body are members of minority groups, and 7% are international students.
Iowa City is a community of some 63,000 people with excellent educational, recreational, and cultural advantages and is consistently cited in the national media as a city with an excellent quality of life. The community is growing in its diversity; within the Iowa City Community School District, 13.4% of the students are African American, 7.2% are Asian American, 6.6% are Latino, and .5% are Native American. The Latino population is increasing at a rate of .5% per year. The city is readily accessible via interstate highways and a major airport only 30 minutes away.
Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu. To help facilitate your application process, note the requisition number — 53354. Applications must be received by December 8, 2006.
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
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The Hardin Library Browsing Collection is located on the 3rd floor of the library, west of the main entrance. Below are a few of the many titles available for your reading pleasure.
The doctor’s quotation book: A medical miscellany, Wilkins, Robert (ed), New York: Barnes and Noble Books, 1991. Browsing R705 .D63 1992
“This is not a collection for the faint of heart, but touches on the reality of the practice of medicine, both from the providers’ and the patients’ viewpoints.”
“Over three hundred quotes – witty, macabre, insightful and ill-considered – on the medical profession, from John Keats, Conan Doyle, Lewis Carroll, Robert Burton, etc. With period illustrations in b/w.”
Mould’s medical anecdotes, Mould, Richard F., New York, NY: A. Hilger, 1989. Browsing R705 .M68 1984
More of Mould’s medical anecdotes … suitable for after dinner, recommended as a tonic for the general public, can be taken with alcohol, cures boredom …., Mould, Richard F., New York, NY: A. Hilger, 1989. Browsing R705 .M69 1989
“The bizarre coincidence, the scientific oddity, the edifying and instructive historical anecdote, the quack remedy, the pithy little quote; they’re all in here, collected, apparently, in an utterly random yet charming manner.”
Bedside manners : an anthology of medical wit and wisdom, Ballantyne, John (ed), London: Virgin, 1995. Browsing PN6231.M4 B35 1995
“It contains not the conventional wisdom of a medical textbook, but rather the ideas of such diverse contributors as Somerset Maugham, Jeffrey Bernard, Chekhov, P.G. Wodehouse, John Updike, Mel Smith, Gryff Rhys Jones, Spike Milligan, Louis Pasteur and Florence Nightingale.”
“This book gives keen insights into sickness and health from a dazzling parade of writers, scientists & doctors. There are humorous anecdotes, reports from tragic episodes, first hand accounts of medical innovations and discoveries.”
Aphorisms & quotations for the surgeon, Schein, Moshe (ed), Harley, Shrewsbury, UK : tfm Publishing Ltd., 2003. Browsing RD27.34 .A63 2003
“This book brings a medley of over 1500 aphorisms, quotations, and rules — by surgeons and non-surgeons — about surgery, surgeons and anything which may be relevant to the practice of surgery. It should gratify all potential tastes as the book includes ancient as well as contemporary entries, formal and colloquial, pronounced by surgical giants or anonymous — only guide by the prerequisite that the entry appeals to the surgical soul.”
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You may have noticed that things look a little different here in "News@Hardin." In an effort to keep our news areas more up to date and accessible, Hardin Library has updated its method of online publishing for announcements and news. In addition to our two newsletters (News@Hardin & Hardin Scholarly Communication News), we have added a new area called Hardin Announcements which will contain more immediate news and announcements happening at Hardin Library.
The new system we’re using is actually a blogging tool called WordPress. In addition to making it easier for Hardin staff to post news items and keep newsletters up to date, it also provides a number of useful other features for reading and organizing news from our site. One new feature that we’ll be playing with in the future is the ability to comment on a news story. If you take a look at the bottom of this post and others throughout our site, you’ll notice there is a comments link. If you would like to comment on a particular story, or read what others have to say about a story, click that link and you’ll be directed to an area where you can read or leave a comment. This is a good way to get discussion started about a particular topic. It is also a good way for us to see how this newsletter it being read and interpreted. Another handy new feature we’ve added is RSS feeds. RSS feeds are available from the bottom of the "Hardin Highlights" area of Hardin’s home page. If you haven’t heard of RSS or all the wonderful things that it can do, take a look at our Information Commons Developer Log post about RSS feeds and how to use them.
We’ve made a lot of changes recently in order to get our information out faster and more conveniently. Please give our new comment areas a try, and let us know what you think.
The new EBSCO interface of CINAHL isn’t just a pretty color change. It offers new ways of retrieving the searches you’re used to in Ovid and offers new features you may have never considered.
Spend a few minutes browsing the new CINAHL at http://purl.lib.uiowa.edu/ebsco/cinahl then try answering these questions: