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  • Hardin Open Workshops | Learn Something New This Summer!

    Hardin Library is offering a wide variety of workshops this summer! Learn something new. Hardin Open Workshops Schedule and Sign Up  Summer workshops include: Keeping Current EndNote Desktop EndNote Collaboration Systematic Reviews PubMed Mobile Resources for Health Sciences Twitter for health […]

  • Benzi’s Observations on Galen | May 2019 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    UGO BENZI (1376-1439). Expositio super libros Tegni Galeni. Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 1498 Benzi, also know as Hugo of Siena,  initially studied philosophy and medicine at the University of Siena. He completed his doctorate at Pavia in 1396 where he remained on […]

  • Interim Hours Begin Saturday, May 11 – Sunday, May 26

    Interim hours begin on Saturday, May 11 through Sunday, May 26.  The 24-hour study is available whenever the library is closed. Complete hours available online Saturday 10am-2pm Sunday Noon-4pm Monday-Thursday 7:30am-9pm Friday 7:30am-6pm   &nbs […]

  • Olson Graduate Assistant Acquisitions Project

    Olson Graduate Assistant Acquisitions Project Every year, Special Collections hosts two Olson Graduate Assistants who have chosen to specialize in the field of Special Collections Librarianship or Archives for a two-year assistantship. These prestigious positions supplement knowledge gained in the […]

  • University of Iowa Libraries becomes institutional member of Open Access publisher Cogitatio

    Today hefty paywalls prevent research published in most scholarly journals from being read online by audiences that many academics often most want to reach—policy makers and elected officials, industry leaders, non-profits, educators, the general public, and even faculty from smaller teaching […]

  • Final List of Subscription Cancellations Available

    by Linda Walton, Associate University Librarian  The UI Libraries has published a finalized list of cancelled subscriptions to journals, databases, and e-books.  These cancellation decisions were made after considering feedback from the campus community.  Some titles were retained as […]

  • Saving Susiana Capstone-Update

    With the semester coming to a close, my Saving Susiana digital project is off to a great start. While I began the semester with grand idealism, practical constraints relating both to my associated qualifying paper and issues of audience of the project forced me time and time again to shift gears […]

  • Celebrating first-generation college students at the First-Generation Summit

    by Jenay Solomon, Undergraduate Engagement Librarian, UI Libraries Celebrating student accomplishments and getting to showcase all the amazing services and resources the UI libraries provide for students is always a great thing to do. Even on a Saturday! Earlier this spring on a beautiful sunny […]

  • Free Coffee, Compliments, & Brownie Bites: Study for Finals at the Sciences Library!

    Find your way to the Sciences Library to study for finals week! Fuel up with free refreshments: homemade brownie bites, cookies, coffee, and tea! Refresh with coloring, origami, and games. Give a friend a boost, or rejuvenate yourself with tear-off compliments! Choose from a variety of study spots: […]

  • IMALERT members assist in disaster recovery

    On Monday, April 22, Iowa Museums, Archives, Libraries Emergency Response Team (IMALERT) members assisted with the retrieval and salvage of collection items in the flood-damaged Pacific Junction Railroad Museum (PJRM). We could not have had a more “perfect” flood recovery experience. […]

  • Digital tools for responding to writing: A Review

    Google Docs and Microsoft Office365 offer a variety of tools and features for collaborative writing and revision. However, my experience with them has felt lacking. I’ve found they fall short of the goal of inviting robust conversation around a piece of writing, where multiple reviewers can […]

  • Congratulations to Hardin’s Spring 2019 Graduate Student Graduates

    Kayla Hodgson is receiving a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science in May, 2019.  After graduating, Kayla will start as the new Youth and Teen Services Assistant Librarian at the North Liberty Community Library.  Kayla enjoyed the people she worked with at the Hardin […]

  • Congratulations to Hardin’s Spring Undergraduate Graduates

    Francis Bass is receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Creative Writing with honors. Francis will be moving to Philadelphia where he plans to find a job for pay and continue to purse a career as a professional writer.  After spending a lot of time at both the UI Libraries and the […]

  • A student’s perspective on working in the library

    The Preservation and Conservation department employs 19 students in positions ranging from digitization to book repair to conservation. Within the Marking unit, student employees mark new books to prepare them for patron use. We start by property stamping them, then we insert a security device, and […]

  • Introducing the Summer 2019 Studio Fellows

    The University of Iowa Graduate College and the UI Libraries Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio are excited to announce that 14 graduate students have been selected for the 2019 Studio Summer Fellowship program. These individuals will soon take part in an 8-week course that provides […]

  • I Am _____: Digital Humanities Meets Digital Photography

    As I mentioned in my first post, my DH capstone project is a little different than most. In a few months, I will run a weeklong summer camp, in partnership with the Iowa Youth Writing Project (IWYP). Participants—all of whom will be young women—will talk about body image, explore the […]

  • Finals Week Is Coming!!

    It’s that time again – FINALS WEEK! Are you finding that you are having trouble concentrating when you try and study in your room? Too many distractions? The couch and TV or gaming system just too close? Or that nice, soft, comfy bed? Stop in – we have extended hours!    […]

  • Springer Nature Protocols | New Experiments Research Tool

    Because the UI Libraries subscribes to Nature Methods, Nature Protocols, and Springer Protocols, we now have access to Springer  Nature Experiments at no extra charge.   Springer Nature Experiments combines search results from the above and Protocols Exchange.  UI users have […]

  • Preservation Week 2019

    This week is Preservation Week, which is sponsored by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a branch of the American Library Association (ALA). Preservation Week is an opportunity to learn about and take action to preserve collections. The theme for this […]

  • 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. You may return […]

  • 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 […]

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