Katie Buehner, MM, MLIS, currently serves as the director of the Rita Benton Music Library and assumed responsibilities of Linda Walton on Jan. 3, 2023. She will serve for approximately six months to nine months until the completion of the national search and successful hire of a new associate university librarian.
Buehner will provide leadership and oversight for the day-to-day operations for:
Collection development and acquisitions
Humanities and social sciences
Undergraduate engagement and circulation/user services
The Art Library, Business Library, Hardin Library, Engineering Library, and Sciences Library. Buehner will continue to be involved with supporting the Music Library and working with her staff to continue providing the same excellent service to artists across campus.
Buehner will also be responsible for developing and executing the Libraries’ strategic plan, overseeing program development and evaluation, and managing resources in support of the Libraries’ mission.
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Mary previously lived in Boulder, Colorado, where she received bachelor degrees in Psychology and English are from the University of Colorado. While working as a high school English teacher, she realized she could combine her interests in information literacy and health information in one job as a medical librarian.
After several weeks of orientation and training at Hardin, May will become the liaison to several departments, including Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Neurology, and will join other Hardin librarian in teaching Hardin Open Workshops sessions. Mary is excited to be able to use her teaching and librarian skills with her new community at Hardin.
Carlisle Isley, BFA, is an artist, papermaker, bookmaker and world traveler. She grew up in a multicultural world in seven different countries — a neither/nor world that cannot be stereotyped as a typically “white American childhood.”
The non-traditional way she was raised allowed her to engage, understand and respect many other cultural voices. In June of 2021 she moved from Rwanda to Iowa City to pursue a Masters in Library Information Science. Having access to information will allow a person to discover and empower their identities as information seekers. She believes her purpose is to promote information literacy so a community can have the tools to get their voices and thoughts heard.
Hardin Librarian liaisons provide an educational link between the library and the health sciences campus by teaching library education sessions for groups or individuals. We can help you with literature searching. We can meet with you in person or via email, Zoom, chat, or phone about any of your information needs!
Hardin Librarians are active in the Medical Library Association. The annual conference is in New Orleans, May 3-6, 2022.
Jennifer Deberg, a 2022 RTI (Research Training Institute) Fellow is presenting a poster: Exploring DNP (Doctorate Nurse Practitioner) Student Information Literacy Competence for Evidence-Based Practice
Hardin Library Director Janna Lawrence will be attending the in-person Board meeting on Tuesday, May 3. Ms. Lawrence is also co-facilitator of a session, “Staying Ahead of the Future: Developing Your Library’s Collection Philosophy and Policy,” which is part of an in-conference symposium called “The Big Not-So-Easy: a Symposium on 21st Century Health Sciences Collection Development and Resource Sharing.”
I like to say we left at first light
with Chairman Mao himself chasing us in a police car,
my father fighting him off with firecrackers,
even though Mao was already over a decade
dead, & my mother says all my father did
during the Cultural Revolution was teach math,
It is essential that Summer be grafted
to bones marrow earth clouds blood the eyes of our ancestors. It is essential to smell the beginning words where Washington, Madison,
Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson assembled amid cries
“The people lack of
information” “We grow more and
more skeptical” “This Constitution is a
triple-headed monster” “Blacks are property”
It is essential to remember how cold
the sun how warm the snow snapping around the ragged feet of soldiers and
slaves. It is essential to string the sky with the saliva of Slavs and Germans and Anglos and French and Italians and Scandinavians, and Spaniards and Mexicans and Poles and Africans and Native Americans. It is essential that we always repeat: we the people, we the people, we the people.
Taped to the wall of my cell are 47 pictures: 47 black faces: my father, mother, grandmothers (1 dead), grand- fathers (both dead), brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, cousins (1st and 2nd), nieces, and nephews. They stare across the space at me sprawling on my bunk. I know their dark eyes, they know mine. I know their style, they know mine. I am all of them, they are all of me; they are farmers, I am a thief, I am me, they are thee.
I have at one time or another been in love with my mother, 1 grandmother, 2 sisters, 2 aunts (1 went to the asylum), and 5 cousins. I am now in love with a 7-yr-old niece (she sends me letters in large block print, and her picture is the only one that smiles at me).
I have the same name as 1 grandfather, 3 cousins, 3 nephews, and 1 uncle. The uncle disappeared when he was 15, just took off and caught a freight (they say). He’s discussed each year when the family has a reunion, he causes uneasiness in the clan, he is an empty space. My father’s mother, who is 93 and who keeps the Family Bible with everbody’s birth dates (and death dates) in it, always mentions him. There is no place in her Bible for “whereabouts unknown.”
my father is a retired magician which accounts for my irregular
behavior everythin comes outta magic hats or bottles wit no bottoms & parakeets are as easy to get as a couple a rabbits or 3 fifty cent pieces/ 1958
once, while on a coke binge, and away from my mother, my father drove his car across the sand and into the pacific ocean. before he had done that, he had given away all of his possessions, and eaten a steak dinner. he survived.
The world is a beautiful place
to be born into
if you don’t mind happiness
not always being
so very much fun
if you don’t mind a touch of hell
now and then
just when everything is fine
because even in heaven
they don’t sing
all the time
Your role at Hardin: I am a Library Assistant IV working in Collections, Access Services, and just recently, returned to help in Interlibrary Loan.
Years you’ve worked in a library and years you’ve worked at Hardin: My library career started in high school in the late ’70s as a volunteer at my hometown library in Allison, Iowa, under the direction of librarian Mabel Bauman. I started working at UI Libraries in 1983 and have worked at Hardin on and off as a student and staff since 1983. I’ve also worked at the UI Law Library, VA Library, Math Library, and the Iowa City Public Library (24 years).
One thing you enjoy about working at Hardin: I’ve worn many hats during my library career. Anything from dealing with the bomb-sniffing dog in 2007 during an active bomb threat at Hardin, working at the storage facility (lovingly referred to as the “barn”), to working on the lighting/HVAC project at Hardin. The best experience during my library career has been working with the many students and other individuals that have crossed my path and continue to keep in touch with me decades later.
A fun fact about yourself: I have no peripheral vision, so if you don’t like the answer I give and you roll your eyes at me as you stand next to me, I most likely won’t see it. My door is always open at Hardin, so stop in and say hello.