Congratulations to our December 2016 Graduate | Seunggun Lee

Seunggun Lee
Seunggun Lee

Seunggun Lee has worked at the Hardin Library for 2 years and will be graduating this month with a B.S., Psychology with a Minor in Physical Activity and Nutrition Science.

What will you be doing after graduation?
I’ve got a job at Four Oaks in Cedar Rapids. I will be working there as a Youth Counselor from next year. I will help children who are diagnosed with mental issues by being a role in the day-to-day care of the children including the use of Trauma Informed Care. I am ultimately helping them heal their deeper trauma and grow successfully into adulthood.

Also, I will be working at the Psychology Research lab at the University of Iowa to gain more experience about collecting data and statistically analyzing it in the lab, which would help me choose which graduate program i would pursue in the future. (I am still deciding which lab I would like to work next year).
I am planning to go to graduate school in 2018 as well.

My favorite part about working at the Hardin Library
My favorite part about working at Hardin library is to offer service by greeting patrons at the front desk in the morning and help them find resources for them. Also, I have met a lot of good people who are emotionally helping me go through a harsh college life.




Molly Olmstead | Administrative Services Coordinator | National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region

Meet Molly Olmstead, Administrative Coordinator for the GMR office @Hardin Library.  Molly will begin working July 1, 2016.

Olmstead Molly-20160624-NF-03In her new role with the GMR office, Molly will be processing travel transactions, registering for and maintaining a schedule of exhibiting, serving as a first point of contact for the GMR office phone number and email address, processing subawards and updating awardees on funding progress, handling NLM brochure mailings to members, assisting with communications, and assisting with maintaining entries in the NN/LM exhibit database.

Molly has been employed as the Administration & Human Resources Secretary for the University Libraries’ since August 2015. During her time in that role, Molly processed human resources transactions, time records, maintained employee information, tracked expenses, and coordinated the student employment program.

Prior to this, Molly was employed as a Project Coordinator at Pearson, supporting ongoing operational assessment.

Molly holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Journalism and is a passionate fan of Faulkner.

Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Office

Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian, NN/LM, GMR
Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian, NN/LM, GMR

Meet Jacqueline Leskovec, Network Librarian for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Greater Midwest Regional Office.

Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN has been with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine since 2005. Her roles at the former office in Chicago evolved from Outreach and Communications Coordinator, Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator, and Outreach, Planning, and Evaluation Coordinator during that time.

Prior to her work at the Greater Midwest Region, Jacqueline was on the faculty at the University of South Florida Area Health Education Center program, providing outreach services over a nine-county region. She was branch manager at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Before her foray into health sciences librarianship, Jacqueline worked for almost twenty years as a nurse.

In her new role, Jacqueline will enhance network membership by building upon current connections and creating new partnerships throughout the Greater Midwest Region and nationally.

Jacqueline will be working from her home office in Chicago and traveling to the office in Iowa City once monthly for staff meetings.

picture of Darlene Kaskie

Welcome Darlene Kaskie, Technology & Communication Librarian for the Regional Medical Library

Darlene Kaskie Technology and Communications Librarian, NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
Darlene Kaskie
Technology and Communications Librarian, NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region

Please welcome Darlene Kaskie, our first Regional Medical Library (RML) librarian to join the team. Darlene will be serving as the Technology and Communications Librarian for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Greater Midwest Region (GMR) program office.

In her new role, Darlene will be managing the GMR website and social media, and handling communication for members in the ten state region. Darlene will be permanently located in the GMR offices, for which construction is still underway. Until that time, Darlene is in a temporary location at Hardin Library.

Previously, Darlene served as the Student Computer Services Librarian for the Law Library at the University of Iowa. In this role, Darlene assisted with technology and network services and served as the editor for the Law Library’s website.  Darlene also worked as a temporary  librarian for the University of Iowa Engineering Library, helping with marketing and educational outreach using social media.

Darlene received her MLS from Indiana University, Bloomington. Prior to joining the University of Iowa, Darlene worked as a managing research librarian for the law firms of Latham & Watkins in Chicago, McCutchen, Doyle Brown & Enersen (now known as Bingham McCutchen) in Los Angeles, and Beveridge & Diamond in San Francisco.  Darlene researched corporate healthcare client information as a law firm librarian.  Darlene is looking forward to discovering healthcare from the academic perspective in her new position. 

Darlene’s husband teaches health policy for the College of Public Health, and their two daughters keep them busy with soccer, volleyball, and all things tween.