The Hardin Library will be open regular hours during Passover and Easter. The 24 hour study is available when the library is closed.
All annual loans due in June, 2019 may now be renewed for another year.
You may renew your loans:
- by signing into my account
- by bringing your books to the library and asking for renewals
- by calling the library at 319-335-9151
You may return books to any University of Iowa Library.
We are happy to announce OpenHawks, a campus-wide grant program that funds faculty efforts to replace their current textbooks with Open Educational Resources (OER) for enhanced student success.
What are OER?
OER (such as textbooks, videos, assessment tools, lab books, research materials or interactive course modules) are free for students and carry legal permission for open use. The open licenses under which these items are released allow users to create, reuse, and redistribute copies of the resources.
Why use OER?
Removing cost barriers to course materials opens student access and positively impacts learning. OER provide further benefit when faculty fully integrate free resources into their curricula by “remixing” or tailoring materials to enhance specific learning objectives.
Acknowledging the rising costs of educational resources and increasing financial pressures on students, the UI Libraries works to provide creative solutions in partnership with other campus units. As a result of this collaborative work, OpenHawks grants support faculty efforts to use OER at any level: adopting or remixing existing materials, developing open access assessment and learning tools, redesigning courses, or creating an original OER to share under an open license.
How to apply?
Call for Proposals: Here you can find more information about OpenHawks and instructions for applying. Spring 2019 applications are due on April 26, 2019.
Evaluation Rubrics: These are the criteria reviewers will use to make funding decisions.
Funding is available at several different levels depending on the type of projects applicants wish to complete. Some projects require more time and resources than others, and our award structure is meant to reflect that. See below for the award types available:
|Award Type||Award Range||Requirements|
|Adoption||$500-$1,000||Use an existing open textbook for a course with no editing and minimal course adaptation required.|
|Remixing||$750-$2,000||Adapt, update, combine, or improve existing OER to replace a currently used textbook. Use of library-licensed materials may also be considered.|
|Support Materials||$1,000-$3,000||Develop test bank questions, teaching support materials, quizzes, interactive learning aids, or other support materials for existing OER.|
|Course Redesign||Up to $5,000||Redesign a course around the use of OER.|
|OER Creation||Up to $10,000||Create an original Open Educational Resource to be used in a course and shared under an open license.|
Please contact Mahrya Burnett (firstname.lastname@example.org), UI Scholarly Communications Librarian, to find out more.
University of Iowa History of Medicine Society Presentations and Events 2019-2020
All events open to the public.
Thursday, September 26, 5:30-6:30pm, 2117 MERF
Harold Adams, Professor, Neurology, University of Iowa
Stroke and the American Presidency
Thursday, October 24, 5:30-6:30pm, Kelch Conference Room, CBRB
Leslie Schwalm, Profssor, History; Chair, Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies, University of Iowa
Black Bodies, Medical Sciences and the Age of Emancipation
Thursday, November 21, 5:30-6:30pm, 2117 MERF
Dinesh Gyawali, Assistant Professor, Physiology, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, IA
Thursday, January 23, 5:30-6:30pm, 2117 MERF
Marygrace Elson, Clinical Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa
History of the Induction of Labor
Thursday, February 27, 5:30-6:30pm, 2117 MERF
James Bass, Freelance Editor/Writer
History of the University of Iowa Psychiatry Department
Thursday, March 26, 4:00-7:00pm, 401 HLHS
Open House in the John Martin Rare Book Room
Friday, April 24, 6:00-9:00pm, History of Medicine Society Banquet
Marie Jenkins Schwartz, Emeritus Professor, History, University of Rhode Island
Enslaved Women, Slaveholders, and Doctors: A Peculiar Medical Entanglement
Lou Barker is the recipient of the Dale M. and Mary Gail Bentz Libraries Student Employee Scholarship.
“I came to the UI for violin performance–the chamber music program here is really inclusive and brings in a lot of amazing artists. Working at the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences desk helps me work on my people skills….
Working in the library has given me the skill of a greater sense of self; it has increased my self confidence. As a violin performance major, it’s important to have the skills to adapt, communicate, and feel secure in a place that feels somewhat out of my element.”
Jacob (Jake) Edwards is a receipient of the UI Libraries Student Employee Scholarship.
“Although most of my own course work is in the humanities and not the sciences, my library skills have been instrumental to my personal scholarship. My work at the library has allowed me to surround myself with books and people who love them….These skills will help me as a high school English teacher.”
- Display and giveaways from the Rape Victim Advocacy Program
- Books on rape, sexual assault, and trauma from Hardin’s collection available to check out
- Guide to library resources
CHARLES LOUIS ALPHONSE LAVERAN (1845-1922). Traité du paludisme. Paris: Masson, 1898.
After graduating from the University of Strasbourg in 1867, Laveran became an army physician like his well-known father. While stationed at Constantine in Algeria, he discovered the malaria parasite which he named Oscillatia malariae. One of the great discoveries of modern medicine, it was announced in 1880.
Laveran later served as professor of military hygiene at Val de Grâce and, resigning from the army, went to the Pasteur Institute where he devoted the remainder of his life to research and experimentation in tropical medicine and parasitology. He received the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1907.
Traité du paludisme is the last of four separate treatises on malaria published by Laveran.
- He summarizes the long history of the study of malaria;
- Describes his own discovery of the malaria parasite as well as its mosquito carrier, and
- Places considerable emphasis on the importance and necessity of draining marshes and stagnant bodies of water.
- He also covers the clinical, pathological, and therapeutic aspects of malaria and concludes with material on related parasitic diseases and problems yet to be solved.
You may view this book in the John Martin Rare Book Room, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. Make a gift to the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences by donating online or setting up a recurring gift with The University of Iowa Foundation.
The libraries now have an ebook with unlimited users of Caroline Criado Perez’s book Invisible Bias: Data Bias in a World Designed For Men.
Congratulations to Duncan Stewart, the of Libraries’ Cataloging-Metadata Department who has been selected to receive the 2018 Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence.
Duncan’s nominators called out his work in bringing a cataloging class back to the University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) as well as his efforts to expand and improve the UI SLIS mentorship program. He has also played a number of leadership roles in the Iowa Library Association.
Pivot now makes it easier for researchers to search for potential collaborators and external funding opportunities.
University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students may now use the database to identify funding opportunities from governments, corporations, non-profit organizations, foundations, and other private sources. Users may also sign up to receive weekly funding alerts based on their search criteria. Tip: add relevant keywords to your profile in order to better identify relevant funding.
Pivot replaces the University of Iowa’s subscription to the SPIN funding database.
In addition to the funding search tools, Pivot also offers functionality to support research collaborations. Users can search for researcher expertise on the University of Iowa campus or at other institutions within the U.S. and internationally. 3M faculty profiles are included in the database.
Questions about using the Pivot database may be directed to Oliva Smith in the Division of Sponsored Programs at email@example.com or 335-3708.
The launch of Pivot on the University of Iowa campus is a collaborative effort from the Research Development Office, Division of Sponsored Programs, and the UI Libraries.
edited from original post by Leslie Revaux