Fun Fridays @ Hardin!

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.

Attach articles in RefWorks

RefworksRefWorks 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

“Ghosts in the Stacks”

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

Hardin Library 30th Anniversary Open House

The Hardin Library celebrated its 30th anniversary on October 6, 2004 with speakers, a video, music and refreshments. Over eighty people heard President Skorton make remarks about Dr. Hardin and the Hardin Library professionals. A video entitled “Reflections on Hardin Library 1974-2004” was also featured. President Skorton’s remarks, photographs, and the video are still available on the Web site if you were unable to attend the celebration.

Related Links
Hardin Library for the Health Sciences – A Photographic History

New@Hardin article from September 2004 announcing the Open House Celebration

Hardin Library 30th Anniversary Open House

On Wednesday, October 6, the Hardin Library will celebrate its 30th anniversary with an open house from 1:30 to 4:00. The festivities will include remarks by President David Skorton, tours of the library, exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments, and music. Those in attendance will also have an opportunity to view the recently remodeled public service area on the main floor.
Today’s users of the Hardin Library take for granted the well-maintained and service-oriented facility that serves their information needs. Earlier users were not as fortunate as they were forced to navigate the crowded, narrow stacks, low ceilings, and limited study space that characterized the earlier homes of the collection. The completion of the Health Sciences Library in 1974 (its name was changed to the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences in 1988) marked the first time that all University health sciences information resources were located in a single building—a structure whose unique architecture continues to stimulate controversy.

Since its completion, in 1974 Hardin Library staff members have played a leading role in the health science information revolution as they sought to take advantage of the burgeoning technology that has characterized the last three decades. The Library is recognized as one of the most innovative in the country and has established a sterling reputation for service excellence through its close partnership with health science staff and faculty. The Hardin Library staff is justly proud of its history and its accomplishments. We hope you will help us celebrate by attending this special event.

View Photos from the event: Album 1 – Album 2
Update (October 7, 2004): Anniversary Video Now Online!