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  • Bus changes due to Newton Road Construction
    by Sarah Andrews on May 16, 2024 at 7:54 pm

    The Hardin Library bus stop (Stop 0254) will close on May 17, 2024, due to construction on Newton Road. The VA Hospital stop (Stop 0253) is expected to close in late May or early June. Both stops will remain out of service during the project. Use the Transit app for up-to-date information on routes […]

  • Congratulations to our spring 2024 graduates! 
    by Amanda Gunnink on May 7, 2024 at 10:06 pm

    Each semester we like to highlight our student workers who are graduating. This semester, our cohort of graduating student workers is four students strong. CJ Brauns Hometown: Coralville, Iowa  Degree: Master of Arts in Library and Information Science  Post-graduation plans: I’m currently […]

  • The Literary Heritage of Cornell College: Creating Digital Resources to Support Our Community
    by Connor Hood on May 6, 2024 at 7:41 pm

    By Miranda Donnellan Archives are not infallible.  As a librarian, this is a fact of life. But as a digital humanist, I am empowered to solve this problem.  For my Public Digital Humanities Certificate capstone, under the guidance of Cornell College’s Professor Kirilka Stavreva, I created a […]

  • Finals activities at Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
    by Sarah Andrews on April 30, 2024 at 8:31 pm

    We want to help you be successful, so visit Hardin Library for your long study sessions. Free coffee, snacks, tea, and cocoa while supplies last. Need a break? Be the first to find our stuffed dinosaur from May 3–9 and win a prize! Visit a therapy dog Monday, May 6, from 2 to 3 p.m.Continue […]

  • Meet evening supervisor Lisa Carrasco
    by Sarah Andrews on April 30, 2024 at 6:29 pm

    We’re pleased to welcome Lisa Carrasco to the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences team as our new evening and weekend coordinator. Lisa has 20-plus years of radio broadcasting experience and 18 years of teaching and library experience. She is from Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and as a graduate of the […]

  • Learn about the history of the Chia Pets trademark and make your own plant buddy 
    by Amanda Gunnink on April 19, 2024 at 3:00 pm

    While perusing a housewares trade show in San Francisco in 1980, advertising and marketing executive Joseph Pedott stumbled upon some curiously popular gifts: terra cotta planters shaped like rams that could be covered with Salvia hispanica (also known as “chia”) seeds. Pedott reached out to […]

  • Reminder: How to renew your books after the semester ends and avoid fees
    by Sarah Andrews on April 18, 2024 at 7:01 pm

    Do you have book loans from the University of Iowa Libraries due in June 2024? It’s easy to return or renew (re-loan) those materials, especially to the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, by Oct. 1, 2024. to avoid a replacement charge.  Renew your loans at the UI Libraires  By signing into […]

  • The Sciences Library and the Department of Physics and Astronomy co-host successful solar eclipse viewing event
    by Carol Hollier on April 16, 2024 at 4:44 pm

    It was a thrilling experience to witness the partial solar eclipse that took place in the skies above Iowa City on Monday, April 8! The eclipse-viewing event, hosted jointly by the Sciences Library and the Department of Physics and Astronomy, was a huge success, with thousands of people gathering […]

  • Student employee spotlight: Cassandra Parsons
    by Natalee Dawson on April 12, 2024 at 5:25 pm

    When Hawkeye senior Cassandra Parsons arrived on the University of Iowa from her hometown of Williamsburg, Iowa, she knew that a student job would be a key part of her time as an undergraduate. And when Parsons, an English and creative writing major and anthropology minor, started work as a student […]

  • Feed Me Weird Things: Celebrating the contributions of the late Chris Wiersema
    by The University of Iowa Libraries on April 5, 2024 at 8:49 pm

    Posters from the archives of Feed Me Weird Things (2017-present) have taken over the outer windows of the Rita Benton Music Library, a welcome and colorful distraction from winter’s untimely return this week. These posters, the work of Dylan Marcus McConnell, showcase just a fraction of the […]

  • UI Hardin Library to celebrate 50 years and fourth floor renovations to improve user experience
    by Anne Bassett on April 4, 2024 at 6:14 pm

    Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa Libraries is recognizing two milestones in May 2024: the completion of a major renovation to its fourth floor, including the John Martin Rare Book Room, and serving students, faculty, and staff for 50 years.  Construction started in […]

  • In pictures: 50 years of Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
    by Sarah Andrews on April 4, 2024 at 6:05 pm

    (Exhibit curated by Damien Ihrig, curator for the John Martin Rare Book Room, and Helen Spielbauer, creative coordinator, Hardin Library) 50 years ago this fall, the University of Iowa opened the Health Sciences Library, later named in 1988 after Dr. Robert C. Hardin. A former physician and […]

  • Check out the new Iowa Research Online
    by Sara Scheib on April 1, 2024 at 7:35 pm

    Have you heard the news? Iowa Research Online (IRO) is new and improved! Staff at the University of Iowa Libraries have been hard at work on a new interface that goes way beyond the traditional institutional repository. We’re the first institution in the world to go live with Esploro from Ex […]

  • The unsung hero of innovation: why data management is crucial in engineering 
    by Amanda Gunnink on March 27, 2024 at 8:49 pm

    In the world of engineering, a secret hero often goes unnoticed: data management. It might not be as glamorous as the latest design software or cutting-edge materials, but effective data management is the foundation for successful engineering projects. Here are a few reasons why data management is […]

  • Get expert help with your data management plan
    by Brian Westra on March 27, 2024 at 12:59 pm

    Do you need a data management and sharing plan (DMSP) for your grant proposal? The University of Iowa Libraries Research Data Services can help! Brian Westra, data services librarian, is available to help you create a data management plan in alignment with funding agency requirements. If you have […]

  • One Day for Iowa 2024: Support advanced student employees like Lizzi with the University Librarian’s Student Employee Fund
    by Natalee Dawson on March 26, 2024 at 3:55 pm

    For One Day for Iowa 2024, we’re highlighting the new University Librarian’s Student Employee Fund, which will create more opportunities for advanced student employees to enhance skills, bolster career-development goals, or pursue special interests. These are students like Lizzi Ayers, whose […]

  • Sink your teeth into these Pi Day reads
    by Amanda Gunnink on March 14, 2024 at 1:35 pm

    Happy Pi Day (3/14)! Celebrate this captivating constant by reading some books on pi from our collection. There’s a book for every kind of pi fan.   For the curious newcomer  Π: a biography of the world’s most mysterious number by Alfred S. Posamentier & Ingmar Lehmann   Written for […]

  • UI Libraries inks new Cold Spring Harbor open access agreement
    by Sara Scheib on March 12, 2024 at 7:57 pm

    The University of Iowa Libraries are pleased to announce a new transformative agreement with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (CSHLP), an internationally renowned publisher of books, journals, and electronic media in genetics and molecular biology. The agreement includes: To publish open access […]

  • Using UILink to access full-text content
    by Sarah Andrews on March 12, 2024 at 7:22 pm

    Full-text content from databases is often available using the UILink button. UILink is the tool that bridges our search tools like InfoHawk+, PubMed, and other databases to our subscriptions and full-text content. Make your experience seamless with the help of the best practices listed below. 1. […]

  • YOU Make the Government: The Iowa League of Women Voters and Civic Responsibility
    by Anna Holland on March 8, 2024 at 10:25 pm

    A non-partisan organization, the LWV focuses on voters understanding their power and responsibility in government at all levels. It also emphasizes that for democracy to be for the people, citizens must engage with government at every level. In a 1947 project entitled You are Democracy, the LWV […]