Librarian Eric Rumsey retires | 35 years of service @Hardin Library

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photo of Eric RumseyEric Rumsey, one of Hardin Library’s most senior employees, retired on April 3, 2017.

As Web Services Librarian, Eric most recently worked on Hardin Libraries Twitter @hardinlib, and conducted research on searching PubMed and Embase for plant-based foods and other nutrition-related topics.  He also taught classes on library resources such as Embase and provided reference services.

Eric was an internet pioneer, building and maintaining Hardin Meta Directory (HardinMD), an early subject directory of quality health information that later included pictures. Hardin MD pictures were used for teaching, research and in many publications.  Hardin Meta Directory was one of the top 5 sites for consumer health information in the late 1990s.  Hardin MD will be retired on June 30, 2017 with Eric’s blessing.

Eric had degrees in botany from Earlham College and Indiana University, and a MLS from Indiana University.  His interest in botany led to his research and writing on plant-based nutrition and foods.

Eric is staying in Iowa City and will spend his retirement with his family, reading and gardening.  He and his wife Christine are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their first grandchild in August.

 

 

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Got to measure scholarly impact? H-index, Impact factors, Eigenfactor | Workshop Tuesday, April 25, 1-2pm @Hardin Library

Xiaomei Gu, Clinical Education Library, Adjunct Professor, College of Pharmacy

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.  Focus will be on health sciences, but techniques are relevant for many disciplines.  Topics such as impact factors, Eigenfactors, and H-indices will also be discussed.
For individual instruction on this topic, please contact your liaison librarian.

Tuesday, April 25th, 1:00pm-2:00pm (East Information Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences)

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

 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 the Hardin Library Reference Desk in advance at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or 319-335-9151.

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Jean Cruveilhier | April 2017 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

JEAN CRUVEILHIER (1791-1874). Anatomie pathologique du corps humain. 2 vols. and atlas. Paris: J.-B. Baillière, 1829-1842.

Jean Cruveilhier

In the nineteenth century pathology came into its own, based on increasingly accurate knowledge of pathological anatomy. Cruveilhier was the first occupant of the newly established chair of pathology at the University of Paris. Cruveilhier was the first to give an adequate description of disseminated sclerosis and of progressive muscular atrophy, now known as multiple sclerosis. He also described and named, for the first time, hypertrophic pyloric stenosis and ulceration of the stomach due to hyperacidity. His system of pathology, which erroneously taught that “phlebitis dominates all pathology,” was permanently discredited by Virchow’s later work. This atlas contains some of the finest illustrations of gross pathology ever made. They are colored lithographs, done by the anatomical illustrator, Antoine Chazal.

You may view this book in the John Martin Rare Book Room, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. Make a gift to the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences by donating online or setting up a recurring gift with The University of Iowa Foundation.

Diesease of the larynx by Antoine Chazal

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Get better using APA Style with our workshop | Wed. April 19, 12pm-1pm @Hardin Library

picture of APA publication manual

picture of APA publication manualThe Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) provides guidelines for formatting papers/manuscripts followed by nursing and most allied health sciences disciplines. In this hands on session, attendees will have the opportunity to 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.

Wednesday, April 19th, 12:00pm-1:00pm (East Information Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences)

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

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 call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

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Leslie Miller | The Resurrection Trade: Finding Poetry in Medical Archives | R. Palmer Howard Dinner, Friday, April 28, 2017

Leslie Miller, Department of English, University of St. Thomas

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invites you to the R. Palmer Howard Dinner for 2017.

Leslie Miller will speak on the resurrection trade.  The resurrection trade is the business of trafficking in corpses, one that makes anatomical art possible.  Miller delves into the mysteries of early anatomical studies and medical illustrations and finds stories of women’s lives–sometimes tragic, sometimes comic–as ex-posed as the drawings themselves.

The poems become powerful testimonies to women’s bodies objectified and misunderstood throughout history and bring a new truth to what she calls “the strange collusion of imaginary science and real art.”

Location: Kinnick Center, Radisson Hotel, 1220 1st Avenue, Coralville, Iowa
Friday, April 28, 2017
Reception at 6pm, cash bar with hors d’oeuvres provided
Dinner at 7pm
Presentation at 8pm

Please register and prepay by April 21.  Cost is $10 for students, $40 for everyone else.  Printable HOM 2017 Banquet Registration Form
Please consider donating online to the University of Iowa History of Medicine Society to sponsor events or student participation in the R. Palmer Howard Dinner.

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 Janna Lawrence in advance at 319-335-9871.

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Need to publish? Learn how to identify and evaluate open access journals & identify predatory publishers | Workshop Thurs. April 13 @Hardin Library

You need to publish your research, but there seem to be many choices.  We can help you find the right fit.

Janna Lawrence, Deputy Director Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

This workshop will provide information about open access publishing, detail the reasons for the open access publishing movement, and describe key elements of predatory publishers.

A process often used by UI Librarians to critically evaluate the quality of open access journals will be shared to allow participants to improve their skills/efficiency with appraisal. Information about open access mandates will be included, as well as an overview of how the UI Libraries Open Access Fund works.

Thursday, April 13
11am-12pm
Hardin Library, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.  Directions to Hardin Library.

No time for the workshop?  Contact your subject specialist for individual instruction.

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 call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

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Researchers – learn to maximize EndNote Desktop | workshop Thursday, March 30, 10-11am

For those already using Endnote, this class teaches you to maximize the tool. From exporting and importing to syncing and

Instructor Heather Healy, Clinical Education Librarian

sharing, this class will help you manage your own information seamlessly from desktop to mobile device and on the web.

You’ll also learn about the Endnote options for sharing, so you can collaborate effectively.

Thursday, March 30th, 10:00-11:00am (East Information Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library)

Register online .

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Researchers – learn to maximize EndNote Desktop | workshop Thursday, March 30, 10-11am

For those already using Endnote, this class teaches you to maximize the tool. From exporting and importing to syncing and

Instructor Heather Healy, Clinical Education Librarian

sharing, this class will help you manage your own information seamlessly from desktop to mobile device and on the web.

You’ll also learn about the Endnote options for sharing, so you can collaborate effectively.

Thursday, March 30th, 10:00-11:00am (East Information Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library)

Register online .

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Learn to save and use your citations and make bibliographies | EndNote Basic workshop @Hardin Library | Wed., March 29, 1-2pm

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Instructor Chris Childs, Outreach Librarian

EndNote Basic is a web-based citation management software that is freely available to all UI faculty, students and staff. EndNote Basic allows you to search, save and use your reference sources.  EndNote Basic integrates with Microsoft Word to help you cite and format your paper.  You can store and organize up to 50,000 references.

Get an EndNote Basic account

Workshop Wednesday, March 29, 1-2pm, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Register for workshop

No time for class?  See our helpful guide!

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 call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

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Learn to save and use your citations and make bibliographies | EndNote Basic workshop @Hardin Library | Wed., March 29, 1-2pm

picture of instructor

Instructor Chris Childs, Outreach Librarian

EndNote Basic is a web-based citation management software that is freely available to all UI faculty, students and staff. EndNote Basic allows you to search, save and use your reference sources.  EndNote Basic integrates with Microsoft Word to help you cite and format your paper.  You can store and organize up to 50,000 references.

Get an EndNote Basic account

Workshop Wednesday, March 29, 1-2pm, Information Commons East, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Register for workshop

No time for class?  See our helpful guide!

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 call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

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