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Tippie Learning Coaches in the Library

Tippie learning coaches will be present at the Pomerantz Business Library to provide students with homework assistance, exam preparation, and more.  Students enrolled in Principles of Microeconomics (ECON:1100), Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON:1200), and Statistics for Business (STAT:1030) can find help Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 5:00-7:00 pm.  No scheduling is required.


Trial Subscription: Sage Business Cases

The Pomerantz Business Library has arranged a trial to Sage Business Cases. The trial ends May 1, 2016.

SAGE Business Cases brings business to life – inspiring researchers to develop their own best practices and prepare for professional success. Teaching notes are included with the trial access.  In order to set up teaching notes, please follow these instructions.

If you think that
Sage Business Cases would be a good addition (or not a good addition)  to the collection, please send comments to Business Library Head Librarian Kimberly-bloedel@uiowa.edu.



Weary? Stop by for free coffee!

The Business Library will serve free coffee 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Monday-Friday of exam week, December 14-18.  In addition, check out events at the Hardin LibraryMain Library will be posting finals’ activities as well.


New York Times: Print Makes a Come-Back

The Plot Twist, featured in the New York Times, describes a strong resurgence in print sales, fueled in part by sharper business practices by sellers, as well as a drop in e-books’ popularity.

University students and staff can also read the article via Bloomberg (requires sign-in):



New Laptops!

The Pomerantz Business Library has 12 new Dell Latitudes.

  • Software includes Microsoft Office 2013.
  • Laptops have Webcams for use with Skype (included).
  • Users can print with Web printing (http://printing.its.uiowa.edu).
  • University students and staff can use their ID’s to borrow a laptop for 4-hour loan (Library use only).

New dell laptop


Collegeland: New York Times Magazine

From physical facilities to sexual assault, Collegeland, a New York Times Magazine special is also available in print at the Pomerantz Business Library.


PrivCo Excellence in Librarianship: Kimberly Bloedel

Congratulations to Kimberly Bloedel, Head of the Pomerantz Business Library!  She is one of three people PrivCo has recognized for exemplary support and advancement of the profession. “Kimberly should be commended for excellence in collaborative partnerships and instruction.” – Judging Panel


Business Library Closed June 20th and August 1st

In addition to the University Holiday, Saturday, July 4th, the Pomerantz Business Library will be closed two additional Saturdays this summer: June 20th and August 1st.


Free Coffee for Finals!

Stop by the Business Library 9 am–5 pm during finals week for a free cup of coffee.  Add some creamer and sugar—and study away!

Best of luck, students and staff.


Trial Subscription: Passport – World Market Analysis


Passport is Euromonitor International’s global market analysis software platform, which analyses the industry in countries around the world. It monitors industry trends and gives strategic analysis and a market size and market share database for products across all key countries.


The trial for this product ends March 20, 2015.  Please send additional comments to Kim Bloedel.