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.

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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Nominate a librarian for UI Libraries Benton Award for Excellence

The University Libraries is seeking nominations for the Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence. Funded by a generous endowment, this prestigious award acknowledges a library staff member’s professional contributions in the practice of librarianship, service to the profession, scholarship, or leadership which has had a significant impact or innovation to the operations of the Libraries or the University of Iowa.

The $1,500 award may be used to support professional development activity expenses for conferences or workshops in support of research projects and publications related to services, or it may be taken as a cash award.

Any member of the University of Iowa community may make a nomination, or self-nominations are accepted. The nomination form is available at: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/admin/bentonaward/ .

Jennifer DeBerg, Users Services Librarian at Hardin Library, won the award in 2012.

Biomedical Sciences Librarian needed for Hardin Library | we’re hiring

Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa is currently seeking a Biomedical Sciences Librarian who will serve as a liaison to biomedical research programs, centers, and departments in order to develop library partnerships in support of their research. Examples of groups that the Biomedical Sciences Librarian will liaise with include the departments of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Physiology at the Carver College of Medicine, the Biomedical Science PhD Program, and interdisciplinary programs in genetics, neuroscience, obesity, and human toxicology.

This Specialist Librarian position requires an MLS and a minimum of two years of professional experience in a science-oriented library. For more information including salary range, see https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/69615 .  Applications will be accepted through September 18, 2016.

For questions or to recommend someone, please contact Janna Lawrence (janna-lawrence@uiowa.edu), Deputy Director, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.

New library catalog is here! | InfoHawk catalog retired

After 16 years, the UI Libraries is moving to a new library catalog and system. Changes have begun and will continue through July.

InfoHawk+ is now available!

InfoHawk, the traditional online catalog, has been taken out of service. Links to InfoHawk will now take you to Smart Search  which has been an alternative way to search for UI Libraries’ resources for some time.

The next change will come in a few weeks, when Smart Search will be replaced by InfoHawk+.

InfoHawk+, which resembles Smart Search, will allow you to search for electronic and print journals and books, as well as other resources from the UI Libraries collections.

The staff side of the library system is also changing, so some services like receiving books from other UI Libraries may be slightly delayed until later in July.

 

If  you have links to UI Libraries’ holdings, you will need to replace them with links to InfoHawk+.  Permalink instructions and details about InfoHawk+ searches can be found at  http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/infohawkplus.

If you need any help at all, please contact us.

If you are interested in more information on the transition to InfoHawk+, please see the library guide.

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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.