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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Happy National Library Week!

This year, National Library week is April 12-18, 2015 and National Library Assistants Day is April 14, 2015. This is a time to celebrate your local library personnel. Library staff members and student workers keep the library running by doing a wide variety of things like interlibrary loan, stack maintenance, circulation, etc. They also answer your questions.

To help celebrate, we’ve put up a display in Hardin Library with the names of all of the people that work here. We’re also hosting a little contest.

If you can guess how many questions were answered by Hardin Library staff members during April of 2014, you’ll be entered to win a fancy Hawkeye water bottled filled with candy.

Check out our display for details on how to enter this contest. The display can be found on the 3rd floor of Hardin Library to your left as you enter the building.

 

National Library Week Poster

fancy Hawkeye water bottle

Embase Now Available

Embase, an important biomedical database, is now available for all University of Iowa users. Sometimes called the “European MEDLINE,” Embase is another resource for supporting evidence-based medicine, the creation of systematic reviews, and, particularly, pharmacology-related information.

Embase can be accessed from the Health Sciences Resources page.  For assistance in searching Embase, contact your Hardin liaison.

Free Open Workshops: PubMed

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to medical literature and includes over 22 million bibliographic citations in life sciences. This one-hour session will show you how to improve your search results by using subject headings (MeSH) and advanced keyword searching techniques.

This session is hands-on and free for UI students and affiliates. There will be time for questions at the end.

Our next sessions are:

Thursday, June 26, 2-3 pm

Thursday, July 3, 11 am-12 pm

Thursday, July 31, 10-11 am

Wednesday, August 6, 1-2 pm

Location: Hardin Library for the Health Sciences (EAST Information Commons classroom)

Register today or check out our quick tutorial to learn the basics of using PubMed.

Need help? Contact us at lib-hardin@uiowa.edu or by calling (319) 335-9151.

[Image via Wikimedia Commons]

NIH Public Access Compliance: Working with NCBI My Bibliography and Progress Reports

Do you have NIH-funded grants?  If so, this session, taught by Oliva Smith of the UI Office of Research, will show you how to use the NCBI My Bibliography module to manage citations of NIH-supported research publications, as well as look at how it is used in NIH RPPR electronic progress reports, as well as progress reports submitted on paper.

This session will be held in Hardin Information Commons West on Monday, March 10, 2014, 1:00-2:30 p.m.  To register, email Oliva Smith at oliva-smith@uiowa.edu.

Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room, 2014

BERNHARD SIEGFRIED ALBINUS (1697-1770). Tabulae sceleti et musculorum corporis humani. Leiden:  1747

This work is perhaps the most monumental and finest anatomical atlas ever published. The plates, although probably derived from Vesalius, were drawn with painstaking accuracy by Wandelaer and are dated between 1739 and 1747. Albinus described in his preface the methods used in the drawing of the skeletons and “muscle men” to achieve symmetry and beauty in each figure. All of the skeletons and “muscle men” have lush background scenes taken from nature which were chosen to animate the figures and emphasize the harmonious and natural beauty of the human body. The first three plates of the skeleton are each accompanied by outline plates. The following nine plates of the “muscle men” also have an additional outline plate. The final sixteen plates represent individual muscles and parts of muscles and each of the many figures is supplied with an outline drawing unless the letters are engraved directly on the finished figures.

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2,000 Year History of Scabies

Russell W. Currier, past president of the American Veterinary Medical History Society will speak on:

“2,000 Year History of Scabies:  From Humoral Beliefs to Contagion to Modern Understanding”

Thursday, October 24, 2013, 5:30-6:30
Room 401
Univ. of Iowa Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

The transition from Hippocrates’ humors and Galenic dogma to microscopic causes of illness was a long and distressing experience delaying for centuries the concept of contagion.  Manifestations of scabies infestations were attributed erroneously to systemic phenomena, even digestive disorders. This lecture will present a 2,000 year review of this  wholly human parasite that spread in ‘deep time’ to numerous animal species as variant subspecies.

October is National Medical Librarians Month

Photo of Exhibit

October is National Medical Librarians Month and Hardin Library is celebrating with a display in honor of our librarians. You can learn more about us, which departments we serve and our research and personal interests. The display is located to your left as you enter Hardin Library on the 3rd floor (Special thanks to Trish Duffel for providing a high quality photo).

You might be wondering what medical librarians do and what sort of training we have.  To list a few things, medical librarians have master’s degrees in library science and participate in many continuing education classes and conferences. Many of them are certified through the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) and participate in scholarly activities such as publishing. In addition, librarians teach classes on evidence based practice, information literacy, mobile resources, publishing, and many other topics.  They also help to support clinical practice by assisting health care professionals with locating quality health information.

Medical librarians are part of the health care team, and a recent article in The Nurse Practitioner highlights some of the reasons why you should get to know your local librarian.

Newland, Jamesetta. (2012) Celebrating Medical Librarians. The Nurse Practitioner; 37(10): 5. http://proxy.lib.uiowa.edu/login?url=http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&CSC=Y&NEWS=N&PAGE=fulltext&AN=00006205-201210000-00001&LSLINK=80&D=ovft

This month, the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association had their annual meeting. As you can see, Hardin Library has done a lot this year with regards to presenting and providing leadership roles in the organization.

Xiaomei Gu

Developing and Administering a Campus-wide Survey: A First Step in Assessing Data Management Needs (paper)

First Year Experience: Librarian as Instructor of a Pharmacy Practice Laboratory (poster)

Jen DeBerg

Exploring Value of Customized Tutorials for Remote Students (paper)

Growing Relationships: A Project to Reduce Hospital Noise (poster)

Kelly Thormodson

Growing from Within: From Art History to Urology – All liaisons Working Together to be the Best Team (paper)

Donna Hirst

The John Martin Rare Book Room as a Learning Resource (poster)

Janna Lawrence

2012 President of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association (elected)

Chris Childs

Recording Secretary of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association (elected)

 

In honor of National Medical Librarian month, we at Hardin Library invite you to stop in, get to know us, and find out what Hardin librarians can do for you.