- Blog post: Prickman honored with Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence http://blog.lib.uiowa.edu/speccoll/2016/04/20/prickman-honored-with-arthur-benton-university-librarians-award-for-excellence/
- Blog post: Special Collections’ Student Worker Wins UI Libraries’ Scholarship http://blog.lib.uiowa.edu/speccoll/2016/04/21/special-collections-student-worker-wins-ui-libraries-scholarship/
- Clear Creek Amana High School student Jack Butler shared this past/present photo essay he created using images from the University Archives from the Iowa Ditital Library: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1bjLQVIw-5T64AFC_NJvQDM_Geq4zG2KZbatq-T8J2xU/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=1000#slide=id.p
- Daily Iowan: New Library System Coming to UI http://daily-iowan.com/2016/04/19/new-library-system-coming-to-ui/
- ARL News: The University of Iowa Libraries collaborates on a campus-wide social justice video project by John Culshaw http://www.arl.org/news/arl-news/3967#.VxjuMdQrK70
- Colleen Theisen was interviewed for this student video project “A Book’s Power” by Maggie Martin and Lindsey Drilling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sg9xhI4zMm8
- New issue of Annals of Iowa from The State Historical Society of Iowa with a focus on Cedar Rapids http://ir.uiowa.edu/annals-of-iowa/
May 1, 2016: The Olson Graduate Assistant position in Special Collections is a two year position for incoming or current graduate students at the University of Iowa.
50 Years of Star Trek Exhibition Opens Today
Celebrate 50 years of Star Trek with the University of Iowa Libraries, featuring an exhibition of rare materials documenting the history of Trek and Trekkers. With a focus on the Original Series cast on television and in film, the exhibition highlights the early years of the franchise and illustrates the key role fans played in shaping its future.
More information: https://www.lib.uiowa.edu/gallery/
1. Stong Minded Men Make Music For Strong Minded Women: A Fundraiser for the Iowa Women’s Archives.
Music performances featuring Tom Mason and Homebrewed.
Suggested donation: $10 a the door, $20 with a “Strong Minded” t-shirt
Students $5 (or $15 with “Strong Minded” t-shirt)
Proceeds will go to the Iowa Women’s Archives
Donations can also be made at: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa/giving
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1030900993623678/
2. The next Iowa Bibliophiles meeting is a BOOK CLUB!
Find a copy of “The Millionaire and the Bard: Henry Folger’s Obsessive Hunt for Shakespeare’s First Folio.”
Read it, and join us Wednesday May 11th!
Two weeks ago, we supported seven classes, including Johnna Sturgeon’s class from Cornell College. Sturgeon is teaching a course on the transition from manuscript to print. Her students wanted to see medieval manuscripts, incunabula, and early printed books. During their visit, Sturgeon’s students also tried out our new book analysis curricula jointly designed by Acquisition Librarian Margaret Gamm and Instruction Librarian Amy Chen. This curricula teaches students to identify features in rare books. We were happy to host their visit and we look forward to using this curricula with more book history classes in the future!
With double digit class sessions scheduled this week, we are sprinting to the end of the semester. In the next few weeks Instruction Librarian Amy Chen will be compiling data about our blockbuster 2015-2016 academic year.
Iowa Bibliophiles met on April 13, 2016.
Jane Murphy and Mark Brookfield, 36 year partners in Murphy-Brookfield Books, talked to a crowded room about the enormous changes brought on by Internet bookselling in the last 20+ years.
This Folio Society reproduction lavished attention on the Kelmscott Press’ News from Nowhere.
Our Instagram passed 5000 followers!
New video: In the new episode of Staxpeditions, our follower Elaine Harrington sends us exploring the Dewey call number range in Special Collections.
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