To improve findability for the journals held in the Main Library, the math collection journals are being moved from the 2nd floor to the 3rd floor and will be located adjacent to the other journals. Bookstacks staff are beginning to move these materials upstairs and in a few months you will be able to find the math collection journals in the northeast corner of the third floor. In the meantime, if you have problems locating a title, please contact the Service Desk staff on the 1st floor.
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.
Beginning January 1, 2016, WorldCat is being upgraded with a different look and feel. The University of Iowa Libraries has access to this new version of WorldCat ahead of time, to help with a smooth transition. If you encounter problems or need help with the new interface, please contact your library liaison.
Due to construction on the Main Library Exhibit Space, the north entrance to the Main Library will be closed starting May 18th. The entrance is expected to reopen on Tuesday, May 26th. The third floor Graduate Study Room will also be closed Monday-Wednesday, May 18-20.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Will you be spending your summer doing research outside the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids metro area but still need access to library materials? Take advantage of our remote delivery service! While searching the library catalog, place a delivery request for remote delivery and enter in the address where the book should be delivered. We use UPS so delivery is fast and traceable. For further information and a listing of cities excluded from this service, please visit: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/circ/deliveryservices/
The University Libraries is pleased to announce that faculty, graduate students, honors students, and P&S staff will now be able to go online (via My Account) and renew annual loans (currently due in June 2015). You no longer need to bring your loans to a campus library to be renewed on-site. This service change seeks to provide more convenient access to library collections and recognize the long-term needs of our users. Questions can be directed to your library liaison or Amy Paulus, Head of Access Services.
The Libraries is making the periodical collection on the third floor of Main Library more orderly and accessible by reorganizing all volumes into a single alphabetically arranged sequence. A project is underway to shelve the current issues with the rest of their bound volumes. Bound periodicals run in alphabetical order on the east side of third floor. If you are having problems locating an issue, please call 335-5299, text 319-313-2395, or visit the Service Desk on the 1st floor.
Tonight Only! The Brinton Silent Film Project
Friends of the UI Libraries Annual Event
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Join Mike Zahs and Red Cedar Chamber Music for an evening of motion pictures and music from the earliest days of film. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, The Brinton Entertainment Co. of Washington, Iowa, would travel throughout the Midwest bringing films, magic lantern slides, and other forms of entertainment to populations who, in many cases, had never before seen such sights.
Now, the Brinton Collection is being preserved by the UI Libraries, and Zahs, partnering with Red Cedar Chamber Music, will show the silent films with a newly-commissioned score. The filmmakers from Northland Films, who have been documenting the Brinton Collection project, will discuss their film and show a special preview.
Following the program, a reception will be offered in Special Collections, with the opportunity to interact with Zahs, the musicians, and the filmmakers and the chance to view some of the artifacts.
Program at 5:30 PM
Shambaugh Auditorium, Main Library
Reception at 6:30 PM
Special Collections Reading Room, Main Library
cash bar, light refreshments
The event is free, but reservations ARE appreciated. RSVP by Thursday, April 30th, 2015, by calling 319-335-6093 or e-mail email@example.com
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact The University Libraries in advance at 319-335-6093.
Due to technical difficulties, UBorrow is temporarily not available. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have everything working soon. In the meantime, please place your requests through the Interlibrary Loan system: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/services/illdd/.
Thank you so much to everyone who created the delectable entries that made this year’s Edible Book Festival a success!
We’d like to thank our generous sponsors who provided this year’s prizes: Beadology, Blick Art Materials, UI Libraries’ Conservation Lab, High Ground Cafe, and New Pioneer Co-op. Thank you to the Friends of the UI Libraries, whose support helped us organize and cater the event.
And we extend a hearty thanks to our judges who had to make some difficult decisions in choosing the winners: Executive Chef of the Iowa Memorial Union Barry Greenberg, Special Collections’ Outreach & Instruction Librarian Colleen Theisen, and Conservator Giselle Simon.
Ella and Jameson Sherlock created a wonderful edible version of Tom Riddle’s diary from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, complete with a basilisk fang and quill ink. Their entry won in three categories: Best Book Structure, Judge’s Favorite, and Audience Favorite, and their prizes included a tour of the UI Libraries’ Conservation Lab and two gift cards to New Pioneer Co-op.
The Best Literary Allusion category went to Lindsay Vella’s entry based on Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red, titled “Geryon’s Dream Macaron.” Her prize was a handful of free coffee coins from High Ground Cafe.
And lastly, the Best Tasting Category went to Connie Sherman’s beautiful and delicious Accordion Book of Kolache, which came with the prize of a gift from Beadology.
Other entries were “A Confederacy of Apricots” king cake by Clare Jones based on A Confederacy of Dunces, a cake by Ferguson Ward (assisted by Connie Sherman) based on the webcomic xkcd, an I Want My Hat Back cake by Willow Fuchs, a penguin cake based off of And Tango Makes Three made by Andrea Rost, “Pig Out!” a pie by Kaikobad Irani based on the book Piggie Pie, and The Invisible Boy cookies made by Mary Wallis Gutmann.
Thanks again to all who participated, organized, judged, and ate these incredible edible books!