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  • A SLIS Capstone Experience Part II: The Final Steps of “The Mysterious Film Print-Block Collection” from Galena, IL by Traci Bruns

    During the Spring 2020 semester, I researched and examined types of gender bias that could have been used in advertisements to promote and sell tickets Classic Hollywood films from the 1940’s to the 1950’s. For this research, I focused on a collection of film print blocks from Galena, […]

  • Pauline Humphrey & African American Beauty Culture in Iowa

    This post by IWA Graduate Research Assistant Heather Cooper is the fifth installment in our series highlighting African American history in the Iowa Women’s Archives collections. The series ran weekly during Black History Month, and will continue monthly for the remainder of 2020.   Over […]

  • From the Classroom–Business, Beer, and the Bible: The Case of the Maude’s Commonplace Books

    “From the Classroom” is a series that features some of the great work and research from students who visit our collections. Below is a blog by Elizabeth McKay from Dr. Jennifer Burek Pierce’s class “History of Readers and Reading” (SLIS:5600:0EXW)   AMERICAN […]

  • Due Date Information | Changes

    Due dates for all materials owned by The University of Iowa Libraries and The Law Library have been changed. Annual loans due in June 2020 are now due in June 2021.  Faculty, professional staff, graduate and professional students and residents have annual loans for most books. Short term […]

  • All of Hardin Library Still Closed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

    The entire Hardin Library building, including the 24-hour study, is closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  At this time, we do not know when the Hardin Library will reopen. Hardin Library is providing most services remotely during this time including: (link to get help page) reference services […]

  • The Interdisciplinary Avenues of Adjusting to the Circumstances

    At the end of my Capstone experience and the certificate program I’m looking back at two semesters where I got to experience what it means to be engaged in the Digital Humanities, and even – with the second half of the spring semester being affected by the necessary Covid19 arrangements […]

  • Anyone can listen with a scientific ear!

    In his newest book, Birdsong for the Curious Naturalist, Donald Kroodsma invites us to listen to bird sound not simply to make a quick species identification, but to listen “for deeper understanding of each singing bird,” encouraging us to think scientifically about birds through their […]

  • Memorial Day Hours @Hardin Library

    Hardin Library will be closed on Monday, May 25 for the Federal Memorial Day holiday.   We will not be available for chat or email or filling interlibrary loan or document delivery requests.  Regular services will resume Tuesday, May 26. Hardin Library regular service hours during […]

  • All are invited to Sciences Library Trivia Night!

    All are welcome to join the Sciences Library for Trivia Night at 5 PM central on Fridays through July 10th! We will use Zoom and Kahoot, so join Zoom on your computer to see the trivia questions and use the browser on your smartphone to input your answers. We will do two rounds of questions

  • Doing Digital Work From My One-Bedroom Apartment

    The second half of the semester has been difficult for a million different reasons. Many of us are relegated to small apartments or bedrooms, some of us have roommates, and many of us are far from our loved ones, which makes this transition to working from home even tougher. My mother, sister, and […]

  • DeStress Fest Day 5 Recap!

    Missed anything from today’s Destress Fest? This is the last day for our DeStress Fest. We hope it helped make your days a little easier and, well, less stressed! If you’ve missed anything, head to our website and check it out!    Need some humor to start the day? How about a […]

  • DeStress Fest Day 4 Recap!

    Missed anything from today’s Destress Fest? Enjoy this recap and then be sure to join us tomorrow!   Need some humor to start the day? How about a cheesy Dad Joke? Check our DeStress Fest webpage at 9:00 a.m. every weekday for a new joke to groan at! Today’s joke:  […]

  • DeStress Fest Day 3 Recap!

    Missed anything from today’s Destress Fest? Enjoy this recap and then be sure to join us Monday!   Need some humor to start the day? How about a cheesy Dad Joke? Check our DeStress Fest webpage at 9:00 a.m. every weekday for a new joke to groan at! Today’s joke:  Did you hear […]

  • Finding COVID-19 Coronavirus US Legislative Information

    For the latest news on Covid-19 legislation, there are a couple of news sources that may be of interest, and you can use these to get a clear overview of the main parts of a law or a bill. These sites often go beyond the headlines and look at the important aspects of current legislation

  • Mikaela Johnson, BS Human Physiology | University Honors | Congratulations Graduate!

    Congratulations to Hardin Library student assistant Mikaela Johnson.  Mikaela has worked at the Hardin Library all four years of her undergraduate degree. Mikaela is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology, Minors in International Relations and Biology with University […]

  • Mac Gill | MA Library & Info Science, MFA Literary Translation, Graduate Certificate in Public Digital Humanities

    Congratulations to Hardin Library student assistant Mac Gill.  Mac is receiving a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science and a Master of Fine Arts in Literary Translation as well as a Graduate Certificate in Public Digital Humanities. What work are you most proud of? My […]

  • India Winters | BA History, Minor German, Certificate in Museum Studies | Congratulations Graduate!

    Congratulations to Hardin Student assistant India Winters.  Indy is receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, with a Minor in German and a Certificate in Museum Studies. What are your future plans? I’m looking for jobs in museums, archives, and libraries all over the country. What […]

  • Catherine Lawrence | BBA Accounting | Congratulations Graduate!

    Congratulations to Hardin student assistant Catherine Lawrence. Catherine is receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting. What activity did you participate in at The University of Iowa that you are proud of? VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance What are your future plans? […]

  • DeStress Fest Recap Day 2!

    Missed anything from today’s Destress Fest? Enjoy this recap and then be sure to join us tomorrow!   Need some humor to start the day? How about a cheesy Dad Joke? Check our DeStress Fest webpage at 9:00 a.m. every weekday for a new joke to groan at! Today’s joke:  What does […]

  • Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life: 1870 health book resonates in the era of protective masks

    The following blog comes from Olson Graduate Assistant Rich Dana, who interviewed Marvin Sackner on his collection of concrete and visual poetry.  Among the over 75,000 items in the newly-acquired Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, there are many unique and one-of-a-kind art […]

  • Do You Hear What I Hear?

    The pandemic has found some of us out taking more walks than usual. In some places human noise has subsided and it’s possible to hear more nonhuman sound than usual. Perhaps you’re hearing more bird sounds and wonder what they are. Donald Kroodsma, an authority on bird vocal behavior, […]

  • DeStress Fest Day 1 Recap!

    Missed anything from today’s Destress Fest? Enjoy this recap and then be sure to join us tomorrow!   Need some humor to start the day? How about a cheesy Dad Joke? Check our DeStress Fest webpage at 9:00 a.m. every weekday for a new joke to groan at! Today’s joke:  Two […]

  • Introducing the Studio’s 2020 Summer 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 2020 Studio Summer Fellowship program. These individuals will soon take part in an 8-week course that provides […]

  • Information about Returning Library Material

    It’s getting to be time to return the library materials you have checked out. Here are the options which are available as of now. Returning Materials While details are still being finalized, we are offering several opportunities to help our patrons return materials.  We are partnering […]

  • How to return materials to the UI Libraries

    University of Iowa students can return items to the UI Libraries from afar by dropping off items at one of 45 participating libraries across the state and region. See a map of these locations or the list of locations at the end of this article. The UI Libraries has spearheaded this special service […]

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