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  • Hardin Library Open Regular Hours for Easter & Passover

    The Hardin Library will be open regular hours during Passover and Easter.  The 24 hour study is available when the library is closed. […]

  • Earth Month 2019 – Protect Our Species!

    Earth Month 2019 Protect Our Species! Happy Earth Day! April 22nd marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement  While the Viet Nam war raged, the last Beatles album was recorded and Simon & Garfunkel released  Bridge Over Troubled Water, Rachel […]

  • Faculty, P&S, Graduate Students | Time to Renew or Return Materials

    All annual loans due in June, 2019 may now be renewed for another year. You may renew your loans: by signing into my account by bringing your books to the library and asking for renewals by calling the library at 319-335-9151 You may return books to any University of Iowa Library. &nbs […]

  • Open Hawks | UI Libraries Open Educational Resources Grants Program | Deadline April 26

    We are happy to announce OpenHawks, a campus-wide grant program that funds faculty efforts to replace their current textbooks with Open Educational Resources (OER) for enhanced student success. What are OER? OER (such as textbooks, videos, assessment tools, lab books, research materials or […]

  • Mystery of the mismatched covers

    About a month ago the conservation department received a book for repair from the John Martin Rare Book Room in the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. Beth Stone, assistant conservator, noticed that the front cover of the book did not match the back cover. It was taller and wider than the text […]

  • History of Medicine Society Presentations and Events | September 2019-April 2020

    University of Iowa History of Medicine Society Presentations and Events 2019-2020 All events open to the public. Thursday, September 26, 5:30-6:30pm, 2117 MERF Harold Adams, Professor, Neurology, University of Iowa Stroke and the American Presidency Thursday, October 24, 5:30-6:30pm, Kelch […]

  • Lou Barker & Jake Edwards | 2019 Library Student Employee Scholarship Winners

    Lou Barker is the recipient of the Dale M. and Mary Gail Bentz Libraries Student Employee Scholarship.   “I came to the UI for violin performance–the chamber music program here is really inclusive and brings in a lot of amazing artists.  Working at the Hardin Library for […]

  • Exciting Kick-Start Successes!

    Creative Kick-Start Award Winning Projects! The Creative Kick-Start program was developed by the Engineering Library & the Engineering Technology Centers to encourage engineering students (undergraduate and graduate) to explore and develop projects. Students submit proposals which are reviewed […]

  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month | Books and Display

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  We have some materials available on the 3rd Floor: Display and giveaways from the Rape Victim Advocacy Program Books on rape, sexual assault, and trauma from Hardin’s collection available to check out Guide to library resources    The […]

  • Kick-Start Winners Poster Presentations!

    University of Iowa College of Engineering Research Open House Thursday, April 11, 2019 Creative Kick-Start Award Winners to Present Posters!   Twenty-two Creative Kick-Start Award Winners will be presenting posters showcasing their award-winning inventions at the College of Engineering […]

  • Making A/V collections more accessible

    Brad Ferrier, digital projects librarian, coordinates transcription and caption for Audio/Video (A/V) materials in the library’s collection. “Transcription is converting the speech in an audio file into a written plain text document. Caption is converting the speech in a video file into […]

  • Malaria Discovered by Laveran | April 2019 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    CHARLES LOUIS ALPHONSE LAVERAN (1845-1922). Traité du paludisme. Paris: Masson, 1898. After graduating from the University of Strasbourg in 1867, Laveran became an army physician like his well-known father. While stationed at Constantine in Algeria, he discovered the malaria parasite which […]

  • National Library Week!!

    National Library Week! April 7-13, 2019!!     National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities. This year’s theme, Libraries = Strong Communities, […]

  • Revising in a Digital Space

    Two semesters ago, I had the opportunity to co-teach a course in the College of Education with my advisor and another graduate student. This course, Approaches to Teaching Writing, is designed to give foundation and practical knowledge and praxis to students who might be teaching writing in their […]

  • Invisible Bias: Data Bias in a World Designed For Men | New e-book

    The libraries now have an ebook with unlimited users of Caroline Criado Perez’s book Invisible Bias: Data Bias in a World Designed For Men. NPR interview with Criado Perez &nbs […]

  • SOUNDS FROM THE FIELD – Anthony Burgess in Iowa City: How Clockwork Orange’s Author Came to Write a Symphony for the University of Iowa

    by Nathan Platte The English novelist Anthony Burgess visited Iowa City in 1975 to teach at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. His course received endorsement in the “Letters to the Editor” section of the Daily Iowan. “I would like to thank the Iowa English Department for arranging […]

  • Part Two: A Librarian’s Disaster Response Gear

    By Nancy E Kraft: My Trunk Kit has expanded from a flashlight and a screw driver to include pliers, wrenches, screw drivers, a hammer, mallet, crowbar, string, twine, utility knives, caution tape, duct tape, gloves, scissors, flash Lights, a “head” light, and hiking boots. The crowbar […]

  • Exhibit to Celebrate Walt Whitman’s 200th Birthday

    Hailed as “America’s poet” by poet Ezra Pound and others, Walt Whitman is a familiar name to most Americans, even if they haven’t read his most famous work Leaves of Grass.  Even 200 years after his birth, Whitman finds himself the center of countless research questions […]

  • Duncan Stewart wins Benton Award for Excellence

    Congratulations to Duncan Stewart, the of Libraries’ Cataloging-Metadata Department who has been selected to receive the 2018 Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence. Duncan’s nominators called out his work in bringing a cataloging class back to the University of […]

  • Part One: A Librarian’s Disaster Response Gear

    By Nancy E Kraft: With the Mid-West Tool Collectors Association Fall meeting in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and the fact that I assisted in responding to the flood of 2008, I thought it would be interesting to highlight the personal gear I use to respond to disasters to libraries and museums. The gear can […]

  • Students Investigate: A Deeper Dive into H. S. Perkins’s The Nightingale

    William Oscar Perkins and Henry Southwick Perkins, The Nightingale: A Choice Collection of Songs, Chants and Hymns, Designed for the Use of Juvenile Classes, Public Schools, and Seminaries; Containing Also a Complete and Concise System of Elementary Instruction (Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1860) by C. […]

  • Playing, Pretending, Becoming: Iowa Girls and Their Dolls

    Shirley Briggs had a lot of toys. As a very little girl in the early 1920s, Shirley had dozens of pictures taken of her ensconced in an oversized chair with children’s book, playing in a wheel barrow, sitting in the sun, all with a coterie of stuffed animals and dolls. The most frequent […]

  • Citizen Science Day 2019

    Science is for everyone! Citizen science projects give people from all walks of life the opportunity to participate in scientific research. According to, “Citizen Science Day is an annual event to celebrate and promote all things citizen science: amazing discoveries, […]

  • Our Professor Higbee Portrait is Home!

      Frederic Goodson Higbee Professor & Head of Engineering Drawing 1905 – 1952   We, here in the Engineering Library, are very happy to have the portrait of Frederic Goodson Higbee back home again! The portrait of Professor Higbee has spent the last 11 months at the Conservation […]

  • Students Investigate: A Deeper Dive into the SUI concert of Copland compositions, March 5, 1958

    State University of Iowa Orchestra concert of Copland compositions, March 5, 1958 Represented by original concert program and picture of Himie Voxman and Aaron Copland from the composers 1958 visit to Iowa City by Jenna Sehmann On March 5, 1958, Aaron Copland attended a concert by the State […]

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