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  • Announcing the 2024 OpenHawks OER Grant Recipients

    University Libraries has awarded 14 OpenHawks grants for the development of open educational resources (OER). OpenHawks is a campus-wide grant program that funds faculty efforts to replace or avoid high-cost textbooks with OERs for enhanced student success. The projects, which are set to be […]

  • Hardin Library Closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day Holiday

    The Hardin Library is closed on Monday, May 29 for the Memorial Day holiday.  Regular hours resume on May 30. The 24-hour study is available when the library is closed. Hardin Library’s open hours

  • Introducing the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio’s 2023 Summer Fellows

    The University of Iowa Graduate College and the UI Libraries Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio are excited to announce that 11 graduate students have been selected for the 2023 Studio Summer Fellowship program. These individuals will soon take part in an 8-week course that provides […]

  • John Martin Rare Book Room expanding, receiving new reading room

    Changes are coming to the John Martin Rare Book Room (JMRBR) in the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences that will provide researchers more access to books and space for hosting classes and events. A new, separate reading room will be constructed in the area just outside of the current JMRBR as […]

  • Behind the scenes: On facing failure and preparing for a new beginning

    My digital capstone experience has been a learning experience in the best possible way. That is to say that, while I didn’t accomplish nearly as much as I had hoped to get done, I did learn a great deal which will make my digital humanities work more effective and efficient in the future. […]

  • Migration Mapping Journey: Engaging with digital tools and progressing

    For my QGis mapping project, I mapped the migration patterns of the Chewa and Chikunda ethnic groups to Zimbabwe between 1900-1970. The primary objective of my capstone project was to develop a map that helps illustrate and visualize the argument I make in my dissertation. The map was the best […]

  • Reflecting on digital publishing accessibility and academic publishing

    My digital certificate journey is coming to an end. As I continue to work on my dissertation, I will continue to think about the skills I have learned working with the digital studio team. When I started my project, my goals were: 1. learn to scrape data from posts and comment sections from two […]

  • Jen DeBerg Wins Award at National Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Conference

    Jen DeBerg was named one of the 30 Revolutionary Leaders in 30 Years of the National EBP Conference sponsored by University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics on April 19-20, 2023. She was recognized for contributions that have shaped evidence-based practice, this conference, and more importantly, […]

  • Shorter Weekend Hours in May | 24-Hour Study Available To Affiliates

    At the end of the semester, Hardin Library will have shorter hours on weekends through May. Saturday, May 13 10am-2pm Sunday, May 14 Noon-4pm Saturday, May 20 10am-2pm Sunday, May 21 Noon-4pm Saturday, May 27 10am-2pm Sunday, May 28 Noon-4pm Regular hours will resume after the Memorial Day holiday. […]

  • Graduate Highlight: Jide Babawale

    We’re at that time of the year again and its time to wish our graduating student workers happy trails. This semester we have only one graduate: Jide Babawale. Hometown: Hazel Crest, IL Major: Chemical Engineering How long have you worked at the Engineering Library? Since the beginning of my […]

  • Embracing Flexibility in my Capstone Project

    Working on my digital capstone project has been a lesson not only in creating digital exhibits, but in flexibility. During the summer of 2022 I thought that I had developed the perfect plan for a digital capstone. I wanted to do a theatre archiving project using the works of Iowa-born playwright […]

  • Words of Art: Archiving North Liberty Library Artists

    Adding my graduate studies to my already packed schedule was not a decision I came to lightly. In addition to my studies at the University’s School of Library Information and Sciences (SLIS), I’m also employed full-time as a Public Services Librarian. These past two years, fast as they seem in […]

  • Mary Shelley’s Greek Odyssey

    The following is written by graduate student worker Sydnee Brown It is usually a shock when we realize that famous historical figures and celebrities struggle with everyday things like chores or math and language homework. Well, what if we told you that the iconic Mary Shelley also struggled with […]

  • Happy National Gardening Day!

    The weather has been beautiful this week, so we’re all looking for things to do outside. How about plan your garden this year? We can help! Yes, we have gardening books. Here are a few to get you started: Tired of mowing your lawn? Turn it into a yard-sized garden! Eco-Yards: simple steps to […]

  • The History of Women’s Health & Women Practitioners in Midwest | John Martin Rare Book Room Open House & Lecture | Greta Nettleton, Speaker | Wed. May 3

    Join Hardin Library staff for the Annual John Martin Rare Book Room Open House featuring a lecture by Greta Nettleton. Wednesday, May 3 Open House,  3-6pm, John Martin Rare Book Room, 446 Hardin Library, 600 Newton Road, Iowa City Greta Nettleton Lecture,  6-7pm, Room 401 Hardin Library The open […]

  • UI Libraries Celebrate Mahrya Burnett, Benton Award Recipient

    Mahrya Burnett has been named the 2022 recipient of the Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence for her impactful contributions to the future of Open Educational Resources (OERs). As a scholarly communications librarian at the University of Iowa Libraries, Burnett champions […]

  • Mapping Connections in the Zambezi Basin, Southern Africa 

    I am a History Ph.D. student writing a dissertation that analyzes a migrant community in the Mazoe district of Zimbabwe in Africa. The Capstone project I am working on is a flow map that will become a part of my dissertation. Integral to the dissertation thesis I am developing are discussions of […]

  • Regents OER grant celebration

    The Iowa Regents university libraries are proud to announce the upcoming publication of 5 new free, openly-licensed textbooks developed by faculty teams from across our institutions. These textbooks, including topics as diverse as public speaking, Spanish, musicianship, early literacy, and science […]

  • Linda Walton Receives the Marcia C. Noyes Award from the Medical Library Association

    Linda Walton has been recognized with the 2023 Marcia C. Noyes Award, the highest distinction given by the Medical Library Association (MLA). This competitive national award is presented to a nominee with a longstanding and sustained record of excellence in medical librarianship. Walton’s […]

  • Earth Day Collections Highlighted at Main Library

    Please stop by the 4th Floor Focus Collection Area (middle of the central corridor – near elevators C&D) of the Main Library to see a curated collection of titles that highlight the celebration of Earth Day 2023. Founded in 1970, Earth Day continues to remind people of our shared planet and […]

  • Tales From Oil Country

    As a historian, I sometimes struggle to portray different historical eras as they were experienced by the people who lived in them. Historical analyses reflect the historians’ modern biases, and there has been a conscious effort by the field to provide agency to the sources we study.   This […]

  • DMPTool Helps Researchers Write Data Management and Sharing Plans

    Because funding agencies like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) now require data management and sharing plans as part of grant applications, researchers tasked with writing these documents may feel at a loss about where to start. Luckily, University […]

  • Preserving Hawkeye sports history, one digitized film at a time

    From the hardwood to Pasadena and the asphalt track to wrestling mats, now you have an opportunity to help preserve Hawkeye sports history, including the 1959 Rose Bowl, and make it accessible to all through a film digitization project. The University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections and […]

  • Curing Diabetes: The Human Trial | Film Screening and Panel Discussion with Filmmaker Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | Watch film for free March 28-April 28

    Hosted by the NNLM All of Us Program Center (NAPC) at the University of Iowa  Curing Diabetes: The Human Trial Film Screening and Panel Discussion Register now with invitation code THT-NNLM and watch the documentary as many times as you’d like between March 28 […]

  • Explore Intellectual Property With Us

    We were honored earlier this year to be named a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). During the month of April we’re highlighting that designation with workshops and a celebration. Check out the list of events and workshops below to […]