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Sisters, There’s a Women’s Center in Iowa City!

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Women’s Resource and Action Center with a piece of cake and a lively discussion of the early days of WRAC and the women’s liberation movement in Iowa City.  Panelists will include Sondra Smith, Gayle Sand, Sandy Pickup, Jill Jack, with Laurie Haag moderating.   

Friday, March 23, 2012
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Iowa Women’s Archives
3rd floor, Main Library, University of Iowa

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Celebrate Pi Day (belatedly) at the Libraries on March 19

Pi, Greek letter, is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th. Pi = 3.1415926535…. Pi is used in many different fields and can be seen in our everyday lives. It may be seen in art, structural design, body mobility, navigation, and probability. To celebrate the versatility of this number, the various campus libraries will celebrate at the same time, showing how pi is used in their subject areas.

Due to March 14th being during spring break, the celebration will take place next Monday, March 19th at 3:14 p.m.

Events will be held at the following libraries: Art, Pomerantz Business, Lichtenberger Engineering, Hardin, Main (near the Information Desk), Music, and Sciences. Join us at any of these locations to learn more about pi and have some apple pie bites.

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Learn how to manage and share your research sources with Zotero at free workshop

Collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources with Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh], a free, easy-to-use web browser tool. Learn more at our hands on session and start gathering your materials in Zotero right away.

Tuesday, February 28th, 3:00-4:00pm
Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, East Information Commons

Sign up for this class online: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/regform.html or by calling 319-335-9151.

Get more information about Zotero or download it for free online: http://www.zotero.org.

 

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Dickens’ bicentenary

Self portrait with Charles Dickens, by James Louis Steg, 1964 | University of Iowa Museum of Art

Self portrait with Charles Dickens, by James Louis Steg, 1964 | University of Iowa Museum of Art

Today the University will be marking the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth with a presentation hosted by the Obermann humanities center. Along with lectures on Dickens by UI and community experts, the event will feature selections from the Libraries’ Dickensiana holdings, including some of the correspondence digitized for our Leigh Hunt Letters collection:

Charles Dickens correspondence, 1842-1870 | Leigh Hunt Letters

Charles Dickens letter to Leigh Hunt, May 24, 1844 | Leigh Hunt Letters

Charles Dickens letter to Leigh Hunt, May 24, 1844 | Leigh Hunt Letters

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Famine in Historical Context

Looking for primary resources for your speech or paper, but don’t have lots of time? This month’s focus is on locating primary documents that report on famine, food security, and humanitarian aid.

Learn transferable skills that can be applied to nearly all topics. These mini-workshops are like veggies for your brain!

http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/skill_builder

 

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Keeping Current is Easy, Nov 17

Want to know as soon as an exciting new article is published? Tired of skimming the websites or paper copies of multiple journals to see what is in the new issue?

This hands-on session will show you how to create a single destination for information from your favorite journals, databases, websites and blogs using RSS feeds and auto-alerts.

Thursday, November 17
10:00-11:00am
 Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, East Information Commons

Register online: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/regform.html or by calling 319-335-9151.

 

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DSPH Pecha-Kucha! October 26

The Digital Studio for the Public Humanities – DSPH – invites you to attend  “DSPH Pecha-Kucha!,” our first public event , on Wednesday, October 26 – from 5 to 6:30 pm at the DLS | DSPH space in the northwest corner of the The University of Iowa Main Library on the ground floor.

We’ll have a half dozen or so pecha-kucha presentations [six minute and forty second PowerPoint presentations of twenty slides displayed for twenty seconds each] showcasing a range of public digital humanities projects on campus.

We hope to have a spirited mix of faculty, staff, grads and undergrads, and community members in the house.

Following the more formal part of the event, we’ll have some hang-out time to allow for more informal public digital humanities conversation. We hope you can attend and we encourage you to invite others for whom this might be of interest.

Popcorn and pop will be served.

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Teetotalers vs. Bootleggers – the 100-year road to Prohibition

Looking for primary resources for your speech or paper, but don’t have lots of time? Join librarian Marianne Mason for 15 minutes of “brainfood.” This week’s focus is on primary resources documenting the Temperance Movement, the passage of Prohibition and its repeal.

Learn transferable skills that can be applied to nearly all topics. These mini-workshops are like veggies for your brain!

Thursday, October 13
12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
Main Library, rm 2032 (next to ITC)

Snacks provided.

http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/skill_builder

 

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Organize your citations and learn to use RefWorks in two workshops

The University of Iowa Libraries will offer two introductory workshops on RefWorks. RefWorks is a web-based service that enables you to save bibliographic citations from the library catalog and other library databases. Both workshops will be held in 1015A LIB (1st floor, northwest corner of Main Library, located in the Digital Studio for Public Humanities).

Wednesday, Oct 12, 12:15-1:45 p.m.

Friday, Oct 14, 12:15-1:45 p.m.

In this workshop you will learn to:

* Export citations from a data service

* Create, edit, and delete citations in RefWorks

* Organize your citations and share them with colleagues at UIowa and beyond

* Use RefWorks to easily create and format bibliographies

Librarians will show you how to use RefWorks, and then give you the opportunity to practice with it at the end of the workshop. No registration is required, but seating is limited, so latecomers may be turned away.

Participants should have created personal accounts in RefWorks prior to the workshop. To do this, follow the “Connect to RefWorks” link on the UI Libraries RefWorks web page: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/find/refworks.

For additional RefWorks training options, including workshops held at the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, see http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/find/refworks/workshops.html

 

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Thought Balloons: Talking about Comics, Oct 4

Thought Balloons: Talking about ComicsDrop in at the Main Library’s Comic Book Café and share your thoughts about comics: creating them, reading them, collecting them. Tell us what your favorite comic is (and why). Bring your own creations, or listen to others talk about journaling through comics, or the history of comics, or the comic book industry. Learn about the growing collection of comics and graphic novels in the UI Libraries and some of the comics created by the Federal Government. Anyone who wishes can speak for up to five minutes about some aspect of comic books, but when the egg timer rings, your time is up.

 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 “Thought Balloons: Talking about Comics”
11:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m.
Comic Book Café, 1st floor, UI Main Library

Drinks will be provided. Bring your own lunch.

Sponsored by the University of Iowa Libraries.