Art Library materials usage during flood.

As a result of the closing of Art Building West (ABW), the staff of the Art Library have made arrangements to provide resources for art faculty and students.

  • Art Library books checked out by UI graduate students and faculty will be automatically renewed.
  • Materials on Reserve will be placed at Main Library Reserve.
  • Materials currently on hold at the Art Library will be at the Service Desk in the Main Library.
  • Materials may be returned to the Main Library.

 

Please use Interlibrary Loan for all needed materials (library staff will not have access to ABW).

Please contact the Art Library staff (lib-art@uiowa.edu) or Main Library Circulation staff (lib-maincirc@uiowa.edu) with any questions.

Art Library CLOSED

With the closure of Art Building West (ABW) due to possible flooding, the Art Library will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on July 2 until further notice.

  • Materials on Reserve will be placed at Main Library Reserve.
  • Materials currently on hold at the Art Library will be at the Service Desk in the Main Library.
  • Materials may be returned to the Main Library.
  • Please use Interlibrary Loan for all needed materials (library staff will not have access to ABW).

Nineteenth Century Davenport as a Hotbed of Controversial Alternative Medical Schools : Nettleton speaks Thursday, June 19

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society and the Iowa Women’s Archives
invite you to hear:

Greta Nettleton

Greta Nettleton

University of Iowa Press author and historian, resident of New York speaking on:

Nineteenth century Davenport as a Hotbed of Controversial Alternative Medical Schools

HOMS

Mrs. Dr. Rebecca J. Keck was a controversial, self-taught eclectic physician and the owner of Mrs. Dr. Keck’s Infirmary for All Chronic Diseases in Davenport, Iowa. Although largely forgotten today, she served up to 15,000 patients on her itinerant circuit. She successfully defended herself in court five times in Illinois for practicing medicine without a license from 1879 to 1900. Greta Nettleton will explore her extraordinary career and how it serves to illuminate the birth of other alternative medical theories such as the chiropractic method.

This event takes place:

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 5:30-6:30

MERF Room 2117 (Medical Education and Research Facility across from Hardin Library)

For more information, visit the HOMS at http://hosted.lib.uiowa.edu/histmed/.

Nineteenth Century Davenport as a Hotbed of Controversial Alternative Medicine Schools

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society & the Iowa Women’s Archives invite you to:

Nineteenth Century Davenport as a Hotbed of Controversial
Alternative Medicine Schools

Featuring Greta Nettleton, University of Iowa author and historian
Thursday June 19, 2014, 5:30-6:30 PM
MERF Room 2117 (Medical Education and Research Facility across from Hardin Library)

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Mrs. Dr. Rebecca J. Keck was a controversial, self-taught eclectic physician and the owner of Mrs. Dr. Keck’s Infirmary for All Chronic Diseases in Davenport, Iowa. Although forgotten today, she served up to 15,000 patients in her itinerant circuit. She successfully defended herself in court five times in Illinois for practicing medicine without a license from 1879 to 1900. How does her career illuminate the birth of other alternative medical theories such as Chiropractic?

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If you are a person with a disability requiring an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Donna Hirst, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences (donna-hirst@uiowa.edu), 335-9154. The UI Histort of Medicine Society website is located at http://hosted.lib.uiowa.edu/histmed.

Hardin Deputy Director Lawrence wins MLA Beatty Volunteer Service Award

Janna Lawrence, Deputy Director of Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, was awarded the 2014 Virginia L. and William K. Beatty Medical Library Association (MLA)  Volunteer Service award on May 20 at the MLA Annual Conference in Chicago.

The award was established in 2007 to recognizes a medical librarian who has demonstrated outstanding, sustained service to the Medical Library Association and the health sciences library profession.

The nominee must be an “unsung hero” of MLA and have not served in an elected national leadership position or received a national MLA award prior to or at the time of the nomination. The award is named in honor of Virginia L. and William K. Beatty and recognizes their significant contributions to MLA and the profession as longtime volunteers to the association.

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Virginia L. Beatty and Janna Lawrence

Workshop : How to Determine Your Scholarly Impact, Thursday May 15 @Hardin

This class will teach participants how to use tools such as Ulrich’s, Journal Citation Reports, Web of Science, and Scopus to determine the impact that journals, articles, and authors have had on a particular field. Topics such as impact factors, Eigenfactors, and H-indices will also be discussed.

HOW workshops are hands-on and free for UI students and affiliates. There will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session takes place:

Thursday, May 15, 3-4 pm

Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons

Register online here or by calling 319-335-9151.

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Finals Week in the Libraries

As you finish prepare for your exams, the Libraries have some things planned to help you stay balanced.

Study all night, Main Library will be open 24/7, May 9-16.

Pet a dog, 4-7PM, May 13 — Therapy Dogs of Johnson County will be in Main Library room 2032 for you to cuddle and relax with.

May 11-13, each night from 10PM until it runs out, there will be free coffee at Food for Thought Cafe.

Eat some free popcorn at midnight, May 12, in the Learning Commons. We will also have a Confess Your Stress photobooth confessional at that time. 

Post a secret anytime from May 9-May 20 in the Learning Commons.

Send a postcard home anytime from May 9-May 20 in the Learning Commons, Hardin, and the Business Library. Postage will be paid by the University of Iowa Alumni Association and Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow.

Finally, make a button or do some coloring from 8-10PM on May 14 at the craft table in the Learning Commons.

Over at the Sciences Library, you can also find free coffee and treats, de-stress with Legos, and challenge your study partner to a game on the Wii.

At the Business Library, you can get treats and take a few minutes to refocus your mind with some puzzles.

You can always check what is happening in Main Library by checking the calendar.

Database of the Week: SimplyMap

Each week we will highlight one of the many databases we have here at the Pomerantz Business Library.

The database: Simply MapSM-Iowa_City

Where to find it: You can find it here, and under S in the databases A-Z list.

Use it to find:

  • An array of data that can be applied to maps (from all of the USA to Census tracts and block groups)
  • More than 75,000 data variables related to demographics, employment, housing, market segments, businesses, consumer spending, brand preferences, and public health.
  • Plot business using: business names, NAICS / SIC codes, sales volume, and number of employees
  • Business information, including address, sales, volume, number of employees, and contact information

SM-_IofITips for searching:

  • Use your UI email address to create an account and save whatever you are working on.
  • Create a new map, tabular report, or ranking by clicking the top buttons
  • Select your variables (must select a variable), locations, and businesses on the left, or use the the map, report, or ranking “Wizard” to guide you through
  • Take note of the tabs on the top right (data filters, display options, and actions)

Demos: Demos can be viewed directly in SimplyMap – just go to help in the top right hand corner, or click below.

Map Tutorial

Business Points Tutorial

Report Tutorial

Want help using SimplyMap? Contact Willow or Kim and set up an appointment.

Standards Workshop : Guides and Regulations for Building and Evaluating Resources, Thursday, May 8 @Hardin

This workshop provides an introduction to standards and specifications. Learn how to access a wide variety of standards including ASTM, ISO, ADA, NFPA (Fluid), and the US Code of Federal Regulations. Featuring a new database, TechStreet, and more. This session will be led by Kari Kozak, the head of the Lichtenberger Engineering Library. This session is hands-on and free for UI students and affiliates. There will be time for questions at the end.

Our next session is:
Thursday, May 8, 3-4 pm
Location: Hardin Library East Information Commons
Register online here or by calling 319-335-9151.
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Iowa Women’s Archives, Rhetoric faculty and students to present on digital humanities teaching project May 7

University of Iowa faculty, students, and staff will be discussing a curriculum project that combines historic documents with digital tools and methods as part of the Irving B. Weber Days local history celebration. The one-hour presentation “Archives Alive!: Teaching with WWII Correspondence” will take place at 12:30 on Wednesday, May 7, in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library.

Iowa Digital Library: Evelyn Birkby World War II scrapbook, 1942-1944. Iowa Women's Archives

Iowa Digital Library: Evelyn Birkby World War II scrapbook, 1942-1944. Iowa Women’s Archives

Iowa Women’s Archives Curator Kären Mason will provide background on the IWA and its mission to chronicle the history of Iowa women, their families, and their communities by collecting personal papers, organizational records, and oral histories. IWA artifacts on display at the event will include a World War II correspondence scrapbook, donated by author and radio personality Evelyn Birkby, upon which the Archives Alive! project was based.

Matt Gilchrist and Tom Keegan, Rhetoric faculty and co-directors of the Iowa Digital Engagement and Learning (IDEAL) initiative, will speak about using digital humanities methods to engage undergraduates through hands-on learning and technologically innovative assignments. For Archives Alive!, they developed a four-week curriculum module that required their Rhetoric students to participate in DIY History, the UI Libraries’ transcription crowdsourcing project. After transcribing, researching, and analyzing digitized correspondence from the Birkby scrapbook, students conveyed their findings in a variety of ways; this includes three-minute video screencasts uploaded to YouTube that form a collection of open-access works of original digital scholarship based on primary sources.

Wednesday’s event will also feature presentations by Rhetoric students James Burke, Jessica Graff, and Zach Stark.

For those who can’t make it in person, “Archives Alive!: Teaching with WWII Correspondence” will be broadcast live on The Library Channel, Iowa City cable channel 10, and archived at the Iowa City Public Library web site.