Chat and email reference will be available while the Hardin Library is closed during specific hours:
|Saturday & Sunday||1pm-5pm|
Janna Lawrence, Director of Hardin Library, recently co-authored two articles:
Krasowski MD, Lawrence JC, Briggs AS, Ford BA. Burden and Characteristics of Unsolicited Emails from Medical/Scientific Journals, Conferences, and Webinars to Faculty and Trainees at an Academic Pathology Department. Journal of Pathology Informatics 2019; 10:16. http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/jpi.jpi_12_19.
Puig-Asensio M, Braun BI, Seaman AT, Chitavi S, Rasinski KA, Nair R, Perencevich EN, Lawrence JC, Hartley M, Schweizer ML. Perceived Benefits and Challenges of Ebola Preparation Among Hospitals in Developed Countries: A Systematic Review. Clinical Infectious Diseases (in press). https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciz757
Mac Gill, graduate student employee at Hardin Library and current Master’s student in Library and Information Science and student in the Book Arts certificate program was selected to be a 2019 Digital Humanities Summer Fellow at The University of Iowa Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio.
Mac’s Digital Humanities Studio project is a digital map of The Tale of Genji (the world’s first novel) and focuses on visually depicting location and travel in the text and conceptualizing how places both near and far affected not only the world of the text but the real life world of Heian Period Japan.
Mac is also hoping that her project will help researchers and students decentralize the Tale from Kyoto and look at how far off places impacted daily life through poetry and word of mouth.
|Kayla Hodgson is receiving a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science in May, 2019. After graduating, Kayla will start as the new Youth and Teen Services Assistant Librarian at the North Liberty Community Library. Kayla enjoyed the people she worked with at the Hardin Library.|
|Adaeze Emecheta is receiving a Doctor of Pharmacy degree as well as a Master of Public Health degree. Adaeze plans to work in the pharmaceutical industry or in a contract research organization.
|Katie Wampole is receiving a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science in May, 2019. Katie is currently applying for positions that deal with health information and resources in healthcare and library settings.|
|Francis Bass is receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Creative Writing with honors. Francis will be moving to Philadelphia where he plans to find a job for pay and continue to purse a career as a professional writer. After spending a lot of time at both the UI Libraries and the Iowa City Public Library, Francis enjoyed seeing a library from the other side.|
|Carly Garcia is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with distinction degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, as well as honors, and a minor in American Sign Language. Carly will be attending graduate school for speech-language pathology at The Ohio State University.|
|Lauren Hudson is receiving a Bachelors of Business Administration in Economics and a Certificate in Human Rights, Pre-Law. Lauren will be attending law school to pursue a career in international human rights law at either The University of Colorado Boulder, The University of Denver, or The University of California Irvine. “I feel proud about the work I do in promoting community engagement with health information and health literacy” in my work at Hardin Library. “I believe health to be a human right for all people.”|
Jacob (Jake) Edwards will receive a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, with honors. Jake is currently teaching at Scattergood Friends School and Farm and plans to attend graduate school in the future. Jake is a two-time winner of the UI Libraries Student Employee Scholarship. Jake loves Hardin Library because he is surrounded by dedicated students.
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.”
Areas of Expertise:
Outside the library:
I’m a big fan of the National Park system and each year hike and camp at a different national park. My goal is to see all 59 parks and so far I have been to 33. I can’t go more than three days without having a book to read. History is my favorite non-fiction topic to read. My wife and I have a cat named Aurora we think is part Maine Coon. I enjoy travel outside of the United States as well and recently visited Europe.
The University Libraries* is seeking nominations for the Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence. The Award will recognize and reward a Libraries’ professional staff member who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and/or leadership in furthering the mission of the Libraries in providing service to the University community.
The $1,500 award, made possible by a generous endowment from Dr. Arthur Benton, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Neurology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, will support the recipient’s professional development activities, research projects, or publications.
All University Libraries’ professional staff with a minimum of five years of service to the Libraries and with an appointment of 75% FTE or more are eligible.
Click here for the Benton Nomination Form. The nomination form, nomination letter and two additional support letters are due by 5 PM on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
For more information, contact Kelly Taylor, Libraries’ Administration Office, 335-6093.
Jennifer Deberg of Hardin Library is a previous winner.
*The University Libraries includes the Main Library, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, and the Art, Business, Engineering, Music, and Science libraries. The Law Library and other campus departmental library staff are not eligible.
Jacob (Jake) Edwards is pursuing a major in English with a political science minor. Jake won the Dale M. and Mary Gail Bentz Libraries Student Employee
Scholarship. “Working with books has always been something I wanted to do. I have enjoyed learning how to find books via the library website, as well as learning how everything is categorized.”
“I want to be a teacher, and I think these skills will help me to help my students perform better when required to conduct research exercises.”
“This scholarship will allow me not to go into further debt while trying to obtain my degree. I am so grateful that I will be able to focus on my work at Scattergood Friends School.”
“I am looking forward to going to graduate school here at the University, as well as obtaining a teaching position at one of the local high schools. I specialize in Victorian fiction and want to be able to bring these novels into the classroom and to the lives of my students.”
Mikaela Johnson is pursuing pre-medicine with a major in human physiology. Mikaela won the UI Libraries Student Employee Scholarship.
“The exposure to public services through working at the library has made me feel more confident being a voice and a leader in my classes here at the university. I have led many discussions as well as given presentations to large groups of people that I didn’t feel as comfortable with before.”
“Growing my communication and public service skills at the library is also improving my patient interaction as a volunteer at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. These skills I have acquired as an employee are a strength that I can continue to work on and can take with me to my future career as a doctor and caregiver.”
“The staff I am surrounded with everyday is dedicated to helping me achieve my goals. The scholarship allows me to focus on my studies. I look forward to pursuing my dreams of medical school and being able to become a force for good and helping others in any way that I can.”
You may give to the UI Libraries student employee scholarship fund online. More information about other scholarship winners is available in Bindings, The University of Iowa Libraries magazine.