Congratulations to Hardin student assistant Catherine Lawrence. Catherine is receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting.
What activity did you participate in at The University of Iowa that you are proud of?
VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
What are your future plans?
I plan on studying for the CPA exam, and afterwords I’d like to get a job at Rockwell Collins or RSM. I’d really like to stay in Iowa City, so hopefully I can make that happen.
What did you like best about working at the Hardin Library?
I loved so many things about working at Hardin Library! My favorite part of the job was doing special projects, like helping with book shifting from the 1st to 4th floor. I was very fortunate to find a job with awesome supervisors! The people who work here are amazing human beings.
How are you dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic?
Rearranging my furniture and getting creative with my cooking.
Vendors/publishers have provided Hardin Library access to additional resources at no charge during the COVID-19 pandemic. Access end dates will be determined by the vendor supplying the resource and dates will vary.
Access to these resources is restricted to University of Iowa affiliates, and you will be required to use your Iowa HawkID and password to access the materials off campus.
For a complete list of all available resources along with descriptions, please see our guide:
GIROLAMO MERCURIALE (1530-1606) De arte gymnastica libri sex. Apud Juntas 1587 3rd ed. 3, 308  pp. illus. 23.6 cm .[The Art of Gymnastics, volume six in Latin].
Mercuriale, professor of medicine at Bologna and Pisa, is best know for this masterwork, first published in 1569.
De arte gymnastica was the first complete text on gymnastics and stresses the importance that all forms of exercise have in maintaining good health. Relying heavily on ancient practices, this work is an excellent compendium of physical therapy of earlier times. Mercuriale describes ancient gymnasia and baths and discusses mild exercises such as dancing as well as more strenuous pursuits such as wrestling and boxing. He gives consideration to the health benefits of proper exercise and concludes the book with a section of therapeutic exercises.
An English translation of this book can be found in De arte gymnastica. Critical edition by Concetta Pennuto; English translation by Vivian Nutton. Latin and English on facing pages; critical matter in English or Italian. Firenze: L.S. Olschki, 2008. ISBN: 9788822258045; 8822258045. University of Iowa affiliates may request this title via Interlibrary Loan.
Thanks to Emeritus Professor Paul Greenough for suggestions to add translation information to the newsletters.
Like the rest of the University of Iowa Libraries, the John Martin Rare Book Room and the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences are physically closed. Much of Hardin Library’s current collection is available online, and Library staff continue to work virtually, assisting our users by email, Zoom, and other electronic means.
We are also mailing physical books to our users, when possible. These circumstances mean that the Rare Book Room’s collection is currently unavailable, although we encourage you to explore the digital exhibits, illustrations, and books available through the website at http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/rbr/
Thank you for your support and interest in the John Martin Rare Book Room.
All materials owned by The University of Iowa Libraries have been renewed and are now due later.
Short term loans (DVDs, 4 week loans) are now due June 30, 2020
Undergraduate Students loans are due June 30, 2020
Community / Non-affiliated loans are due June 30, 2020
Undergraduate honors students loans are due June 28, 2021
Graduate and Professional Students loans are now due June 28, 2021
Faculty, Professional and Scientific Staff, Residents and Fellows loans are now due June 7, 2021
If you are leaving The University of Iowa, you can return your materials to the outside book drop at the Hardin Library near the entrance nearest to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. You may return all University of Iowa Library materials, not just materials owned by the Hardin Library. Staff are checking the box periodically.
April 1 was Dr. Mirko von Elstermann’s last day as Biomedical Sciences Librarian at Hardin Library. We wish Mirko the best in his future endeavors. His departmental liaison responsibilities have shifted to other Hardin librarians. Current list of Hardin liaison assignments
Remember that even though Hardin’s building is currently closed, Hardin’s staff are working from home and can be contacted by email or chat. Hardin is currently responding to email and chat Monday-Friday 7:30am-6pm and Saturday and Sunday 1pm-5pm.