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New Website Search Boxes Explained

Our website was redesigned on June 11.
The search bar on the upper right searches all of the University of Iowa Libraries web pages and guides.  Use this if you remember seeing something on a library website in the past and you can’t find it.

The InfoHawk+ search bar with focus on searches our library catalog.  Use this to find book titles, journal titles, electronic journals and movies.

The InfoHawk+ search bar with focus off searches Primo Central, a database of 200 million items (think: library google) including individual articles, books, journals, and movies.  We do not recommend doing research using this.  We recommend using PubMed or another specialized database in your subject area. 

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Brittney Thomas, MLIS | All of Us Manager

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Brittney Thomas, MLIS

Meet Brittney Thomas, Manager for the NNLM All of Us Coordinating Center. Brittney  joined the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of the Libraries of Medicine in November and has spent the last few weeks learning as much as she can about health librarianship.

In her new role, Brittney will be coordinating outreach and engagement efforts to targeted communities in collaboration with the 8 Regional Medial Libraries on genetics and precision medicine. She’s currently using Jacqueline’s workspace while she waits for her own to be created.

Prior to joining the All of Us National project Brittney worked at the Main Library as the Learning Commons Coordinator where she oversaw programming and outreach, facilities and technology maintenance, marketing, faculty and student support, and much, much more!

Brittney received a Masters in Library and Information Science from The University of Iowa and has a B.A. in Art & Design from Iowa State University.  Welcome Brittney!

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Winter Break Hours @Hardin Library

Hardin Library has a 24-hour study available when the library is closed but you must apply for access at the library in advance.

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Saturday, Dec. 16 CLOSED
Sunday, Dec. 17 CLOSED
Monday, Dec. 18-Friday, Dec. 22 7:30am-6pm
Saturday, Dec. 23 CLOSED
Sunday, Dec. 24 CLOSED
Monday, Dec. 25 CLOSED  Christmas holiday
Tuesday, Dec. 26 CLOSED  University holiday
Wednesday, Dec. 27-Friday, Dec. 29 7:30am-6pm
Saturday, Dec. 30 CLOSED
Sunday, Dec. 31 CLOSED
Monday, Jan. 1 CLOSED  New Years Day holiday
Tuesday, Jan. 2-Friday, Jan. 5 7:30am-9pm
Saturday, Jan. 6 10am-6pm
Sunday, Jan. 7 Noon-9pm
Monday, Jan. 8- Thursday, Jan. 11 7:30am-9pm
Friday, Jan. 12 7:30am-6pm
Saturday, Jan. 13 10am-6pm
Sunday, Jan. 14 Noon-9pm
Monday, Jan. 15 CLOSED MLK Day 



Librarian Activities at Midwest Chapter of Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2017

The Midwest Chapter of The Medical Library Association (MLA) and Michigan Health Science Library Association joint annual conference is in Yipsilanti, Michigan this year.  Our librarians are going to be busy!

Heather Healy, Clinical Education Librarian and Mahrya Carncross, Scholarly Communications Librarian for UI Libraries will present Picture This! Teaching Ethical Use of Health Sciences Images, about updating the Images in the Health Sciences guide after the retirement of Hardin MD, lessons learned, and results from teaching with it.

Matt Regan, Clinical Education Librarian, will present A Shot in the arm: fortifying an anemic institutional repository with faculty publication records. 

Jen Deberg, User Services Librarian, Matt Regan, and Heather Healy will Clinical Education Librarian, will present a poster Pure Collaboration: Supporting EndNote Sharing Options.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region (NNLM/GMR)  located at Hardin Library will be sponsoring an Advanced PubMed program.

Darlene Kaskie, Outreach Specialist NNLM/GMR, will present Getting Started with Community Outreach.

Jacqueline Leskovic, NNLM/GMR, will host the GMR Technology Topic on Virtual Reality.

Linda Walton, Associate University Librarian and Director of NNLM/GMR and Elizabeth Kiscaden, Associate Director of NNLM/GMR will be presenting GMR Update.

In addition, some of our staff provide service to Midwest MLA.
Janna Lawrence, Deputy Director of Hardin Library, is Midwest MLA Representative to the Medical Library Association Chapter Council and is a member of the Midwest MLA Board.

Elizabeth Kiscaden is chapter treasurer.

Jen Deberg is recording secretary.

Matt Regan is a member of the communications team.

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Open Access Week | Guest Post by Leonardo Marchini, DDS, MSD, PhD Preventative and Community Dentistry

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During Open Access week (October 24-30, 2016) we will be highlighting a number of guest posts from University of Iowa Faculty and Staff who have personal experience making their work Open Access. marchini_leo_051716_200x300_0

 Leonardo Marchini, DDS, MSD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Preventative and Community Dentistry.

See his Iowa Research Online deposited publications here.

I consider open access publishing a better way to share research findings, since by removing the financial barrier to access it allows for a larger audience to read and use the findings worldwide. It also allows for authors to share their publications more widely, by promoting it in research oriented social media and e-mailing it to groups of researchers in the same field, allowing for even more exposure.

However, most journals in my research field are not open access. In a recent work with a broader focus, I searched for a journal capable of reaching a larger audience and then selected an open access Journal with a higher than average impact factor in my field. The submission process happened as usual, and the peer review was intense, but the manuscript was accepted after a couple review rounds.

However, the publication fees for this journal would be a problem if I was not supported by the UI Libraries Open Access Fund. My experience with the Open Access Fund was amazing! I applied and got funded really fast!

Since then the article has been published and received great attention from the scientific community in many countries, as we had a lot of comments and requests for additional information through channels that would not be available for non-open access articles, like researcher networks. I hope it will reflect in more citations in the near future.

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#1DayforIowa | Giving Day! | Wednesday, October 26

Today’s the day!  Join 119 other donors who give to Hardin Library @uiowa.

Give now.

Your donations help us serve health sciences students, faculty and staff as well as provide outreach and information to residents and health professionals in the state of Iowa.  Your donations also paid for remodeling and adding group study rooms on the 3rd Floor.

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