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  • The Uiowa Library’s Digital New Book Display – 7-5-22

    Welcome to the Library’s virtual New Book Shelf. Here we will present new titles for you to browse and check out. Titles listed here will be monographs published in the current year. If you see a title you would like to borrow, please click the link below the item and sign in with your Hawk

  • Residents: Services for you

    Welcome Residents!  We are here to help you be successful.  Guide to services we provide Download useful mobile apps for free, including clinical tools like UpToDate and DynaMed Plus  

  • Fireworks and Intellectual Property

    It’s almost time for 4th of July! Time for hot dogs, sprinklers, and of course, fireworks.  The first fireworks were invented in China during the Song dynasty (960-1279) where firework makers were respected for their skill in creating beautiful displays. The fireworks you will see this weekend […]

  • Telling Their Stories: LGBTQ+ Zine History

    The following is written by Academic Outreach Coordinator Kathryn Reuter In honor of Pride month, we are highlighting some queer zines in our collections. A zine is a hand-made and self-published pamphlet that can contain writings, collages, comics, illustrations, and other artwork. Zines are made […]

  • The Uiowa Library’s Digital New Book Display – 6-30-22

    Welcome to the Library’s virtual New Book Shelf. Here we will present new titles for you to browse and check out. Titles listed here will be monographs published in the current year. If you see a title you would like to borrow, please click the link below the item and sign in with your Hawk

  • From thought to reality – The Wallach Project

    Bringing history to the forefront of creative practice and the art world isn’t something that happens much beyond academia and museums. People are often interested in the new, shiny, exciting work (which to be fair is wonderful) that the older, more tactile creative histories often fall to the […]

  • Big Data Makes Me Uncomfortable, but Hey

    It takes a lot for me to say that I’m truly uncomfortable. In life, I am pretty sure I’ve lived it in a perpetual state of discomfort—or at least a way in which I embrace situations that aren’t all that cozy. I believe in being uncomfortable so much, that I used to start my senior

  • Thor Rinden: Artist’s notebooks reveal Iowa’s lasting impressions

    The following is written by student worker Jack Menzies Thor Rinden was an artist born in Marshalltown, Iowa in 1937 and studied at the University of Iowa before attaining his Master of Arts at Hunter College, New York, NY. Living with his wife, Jane,the couple spent decades renovating their home […]

  • The Uiowa Library’s Digital New Book Display – 6-27-22

    Welcome to the Library’s virtual New Book Shelf. Here we will present new titles for you to browse and check out. Titles listed here will be monographs published in the current year. If you see a title you would like to borrow, please click the link below the item and sign in with your Hawk

  • July 4th Holiday Hours and Closing @Hardin Library

      The Hardin Library will be closed Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4th for the 4th of July Holiday. The Hardin Library will be open Saturday, July 2 from 10am-6pm. The 24-hour study is available whenever the library is closed to University of Iowa affiliates with a UIHC Badge or Iowa One Card.  

  • Happy International Women in Engineering Day!

    Let’s celebrate International Women in Engineering Day! 47% of the American workforce is made up of women, but only 14% of engineers and only 20% off engineering students are women. In fact, while the number of female engineering students has increased, 40% of female graduates leave or never find […]

  • The Uiowa Library’s Digital New Book Display – 6-23-22

    Welcome to the Library’s virtual New Book Shelf. Here we will present new titles for you to browse and check out. Titles listed here will be monographs published in the current year. If you see a title you would like to borrow, please click the link below the item and sign in with your Hawk

  • Culshaw elected to Center for Research Libraries Board of Directors

    John Culshaw, Jack B. King university librarian at Iowa, has been elected to a three-year term on the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Board of Directors.   CRL, which is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries, held its 73rd Annual Council of […]

  • Libraries support OA book publisher Punctum Books

    The University Libraries is pleased to announce it has joined Punctum Books Supporting Library Membership Program for three years. Punctum Books is a scholar-led, queer-led, and peer-reviewed academic book publisher devoted to academic and para-academic authors working in any field in the […]

  • The Uiowa Library’s Digital New Book Display – 6-20-22

    Welcome to the Library’s virtual New Book Shelf. Here we will present new titles for you to browse and check out. Titles listed here will be monographs published in the current year. If you see a title you would like to borrow, please click the link below the item and sign in with your Hawk

  • Flip Flop Day!

    We’ve had a very hot week, so it’s fitting that it is National Flip Flop Day! Celebrated the third Friday in June, National Flip Flop Day was created by the restaurant Tropical Smoothie Cafe as a fundraiser for Camp Sunshine, a summer camp for children with life-threatening illnesses.  Flip […]

  • The Uiowa Library’s Digital New Book Display – 6-16-22

    Welcome to the Library’s virtual New Book Shelf. Here we will present new titles for you to browse and check out. Titles listed here will be monographs published in the current year. If you see a title you would like to borrow, please click the link below the item and sign in with your Hawk

  • The Uiowa Library’s Digital New Book Display – 6-13-22

    Welcome to the Library’s virtual New Book Shelf. Here we will present new titles for you to browse and check out. Titles listed here will be monographs published in the current year. If you see a title you would like to borrow, please click the link below the item and sign in with your Hawk

  • Libraries partner with City of Literature for ‘Stories from Ukraine’ project

    Local libraries are teaming up with the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature to celebrate Ukraine during the week of June 13. The “Stories from Ukraine” project is a series of videos that offer a chance for viewers to better understand Ukraine, its rich culture, and its people. The project is a […]

  • Prairie Musings @ the Sciences Library

    All are invited to a panel discussion about our campus prairie, the Ashton Research Prairie, featuring: Mike Fallon, Earth and Environmental Sciences Instructor Andrew Forbes, Associate Professor of Biology Stratis Giannakouros, Director, Office of Sustainability and the Environment Wednesday, July […]

  • The Uiowa Library’s Digital New Book Display – 6-7-22

    Welcome to the Library’s virtual New Book Shelf. Here we will present new titles for you to browse and check out. Titles listed here will be monographs published in the current year. If you see a title you would like to borrow, please click the link below the item and sign in with your Hawk

  • Happy World Bicycle Day!

    It’s World Bicycle Day! In 1818 the Laufmaschine (“running machine” or draisine was invented by Karl von Drais de Sauerbrun. He was inspired to create this contraption because of a  shortage of horses. The Laufmaschine was designed with no pedals, propelled solely by the running rider. It […]

  • How do I…. find a book?

    Walking into the Engineering Library, you may not see what you’re expecting. In fact you may ask, where are all of the books? It may surprise you to learn that we have over 45,000 books in the library ready for you to check out. Here’s how you find them: When you enter the library, you

  • Introducing the Studio’s 2022 Summer Fellows

    The University of Iowa Graduate College and the UI Libraries Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio are excited to announce that 12 graduate students have been selected for the 2022 Studio Summer Fellowship program. These individuals will soon take part in an 8-week course that provides […]

  • Patents Everywhere – Levi Strauss and Blue Jeans

    When you talk to your engineering librarians, you may think that we talk about Patents and Standards too often, but patents are all around you, including in your jeans!  Born 1829 in Bavaria, Germany, Levi Strauss immigrated to the United States when he was sixteen when he immigrated to New York […]

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