- Outreach and Instruction Librarian. Lover of coffee, as well as 19th century photography, painting, tourism and print.
- ‘Invisible Hawkeyes’ Celebrates UI’s African American Alumni: http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/education/university-of-iowa/2016/10/20/invisible-hawkeyes-celebrates-uis-african-american-alumni/92424070/
- The UI Libraries is holding an Instagram Scavenger Hunt. Deadline is December 1st: http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/instagramcontest
- Google Scholar | Change settings to find full-text articles: http://blog.lib.uiowa.edu/needtoknow/2016/10/14/google-scholar-change-settings-to-find-full-text-articles/
- Open access journals, a valuable resource for researchers: http://blog.lib.uiowa.edu/news/2016/10/13/guest-post-open-access-journals-a-valuable-resource-for-researchers/
A ‘Gorey’ Good Time: Halloween Pop Up Exhibit
This Halloween Pop-Up Exhibition is hosted by the University of Iowa Special Collections. We will be displaying Halloween-related materials from the collections. We will be serving popcorn, and students can make their own free buttons from spooky comic book images.
Friday, October 28 at 11:00am to 3:00pm
Recap: LGBTQ History Month Talk
David McCartney, University Archivist, presented a talk for LGBTQ History Month on Wednesday evening, sponsored by Delta Lambda Phi fraternity. Extensive holdings in the Iowa Women’s Archives and the University Archives provided the background for David’s presentation, including this 1980s-era notice from the Gay People’s Union, and an image from the 1971 Hawkeye yearbook depicting Gay Liberation Front’s entry in the 1970 Homecoming parade, its first public action. The University of Iowa that year was the first public university in the nation to officially recognize a gay student organization.
View the online exhibit, “LGBTQ Life in Iowa City, 1967-2010,” at http://www.outhistory.org/exhibits/show/lgbtq-life-in-iowa-city
Amy Chen is on the steering committee for Professor Judith Pascoe’s National Endowment for the Humanities (NAH) funded Next Generation Humanities PhD initiative on campus. As a part of the committee, she wrote a post for Iowa’s blog, The Newly Composed PhD, on Amanda Visconti’s visit to talk about her experience obtaining her doctorate and acquiring her current role as an Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities at Purdue University. Amy’s blog post, “The Role of Generosity in Best Practices for Digital Humanities Advisors,” was just selected as an editors’ choice for Digital Humanities Now, a DH journal.