News of Interest:
- Prairie Pop: NPR’s Codrescu breaks down Dadaism’s ongoing influence [Little Village feature about Adrei Codrescu’s talk at UI Libraries on Saturday] http://littlevillagemag.com/prairie-pop-nprs-codrescu-breaks-down-dadaisms-ongoing-influence/
- Exploring Dada: Anti-war art movement on display at UI Main Library [CR Gazette feature about Dada Exhibition and curator Tim Shipe]: http://www.thegazette.com/subject/life/arts/exploring-dada-anti-war-art-movement-on-display-at-ui-main-library-20170204
- Women’s March materials being saved for posterity [Gazette feature about IWA]: http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/government/womens-march-materials-being-saved-for-posterity-20170203
- Photos and Review: Everyone wants to be a hero at Comic Con 2017: [Little Village Interview with curator Peter Balestrieri and student worker Dennis Cooper] http://littlevillagemag.com/photos-and-review-everyone-wants-to-be-a-hero-at-comic-con-2017/
- ASpace: The Archival Frontier: [Hack Library School post by Anna Tunnicliff, IWA Grad assistant] https://hacklibraryschool.com/2017/02/14/aspace-the-archival-frontier/
- Bharati Mukherjee, Writer of Immigrant Life, Dies at 76: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/01/books/bharati-mukherjee-dead-author-jasmine.html?_r=0
- Students at Waukon High School win $2000 for their library in Shakespeare at Iowa video contest: https://www.slis.uiowa.edu/content/students-waukon-high-win-video-contest
- New Website on Papermaking History and Technique: https://book.grad.uiowa.edu/news/2017-02-12/new-website-papermaking-history-and-technique
- Special Collections YouTube channel was included as a case study in a recent article in Library Hi Tech by Heather Moorefield-Lang:
Heather Michele Moorefield-Lang , (2017),” Delivering the Message: Disseminating Information and Professional Development in the Field of Librarianship through Technology “, Library Hi Tech, Vol. 35 Iss 1 http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1108/LHT-04-2016-0039
- On Friday, February 17th UI’s Mellon Sawyer Seminars continue in 2520-D UCC:
“From Birch Bark to Palm Leaves: The Evolution of the Earliest Surviving Buddhist Manuscript Tradition”
Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Literature, University of Washington
“Tracing Pali and Thai Manuscripts from Japan to Ireland: Collections, Collectors, and Connections”
Professor and Chair, Department of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania
- On Saturday, February 18, Poet Andrei Codrescu (author of the Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess, editor of Exquisite Corpse: a Journal of Life & Letters, and the 2017 collection of new poems, The Art of Forgetting) will present a talk Andrei Codrescu’s Posthuman Dada Guide, and will sign books. Shambaugh Auditorium, UI Main Library, 7pm. Registration is requested.
- On Thursday, March 2, the 2017 Brownell Lecture on the History of the Book speaker is Marcy Dinius. E105 Adler Journalism Building 7:30pm.
Staff Awards & Publications:
via Association of College and Research Libraries: http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2017/02/weaver-wins-2017-acrl-wgss-significant-achievement-award
CHICAGO – Janet Weaver, assistant curator of the Iowa Women’s Archives at the University of Iowa, is the winner of the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Award for Significant Achievement in Woman’s Studies Librarianship. The WGSS award honors a significant or one-time contribution to women’s studies librarianship.
A plaque will be presented to Weaver at a WGSS event during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.
“The Awards Committee was greatly impressed by Weaver’s creation of the Migration is Beautiful website, which is a project constructed from oral histories and other archival material housed at the Iowa Women’s Archives,” said award chair Stacy Russo, librarian and associate professor at Santa Ana College. “Migration is Beautiful was developed from the Iowa Women’s Archives’ Mujeres Latinas project that launched in 2005. The committee especially noted Weaver’s level of collaboration with her colleagues and undergraduate students. The students selected documents for the website and also wrote vignettes. The introduction on the website reads: ‘Migration is Beautiful highlights the contributions Latinas and Latinos have made to Iowa history. Migration is central to understanding and interpreting the past, shaped first by Native Americans, and later by immigrants from around the world.’”
The Migration is Beautiful digital humanities project highlights the contributions of Latinas, their families, and their organizations to Iowa history. Visitors can navigate the site in multiple ways to access hundreds of digitized primary documents and audio clips from oral history interviews through historical topics, life stories, and a migration map.
“Weaver’s work has brought accessibility to primary source documents that were previously only available to visitors at the Iowa Women’s Archives,” continued Russo. “After its launch in 2016, Migration is Beautiful debuted with a travelling exhibit at the national League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) convention in Washington, D.C. In her continued emphasis on outreach, Weaver has made presentations to Latino groups around Iowa regarding the project. Her work has also been featured on Hola Iowa, a news outlet that focuses on Latinos in the Midwest.”
Weaver received her M.A. in Modern History from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
This week we present an original art installation, created by Kalmia Strong and John Engelbrecht especially for the front case of our Dada exhibition in the Main Library Gallery. Their diorama, called “Point of No Return,” is a fanciful depiction of the legendary (and probably apocryphal) story of the name “Dada” being selected at random from a dictionary. #uiowa #specialcollections #iglibraries #dada #dadaatiowa #libraryexhibits #dadaorigin
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