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  • 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 […]

  • Interim Hours May 14 – May 30

    Hardin Library interim hours begin Saturday, May 14 and continue through Monday, May 30. Monday-Thursday 7:30am-9pm Friday Saturday 7:30am-6pm 10am-2pm Sunday Noon-4pm 24-hour study available when the library is closed.

  • Digitally Reconstructing Ancient Architectural Spaces: Lessons Learned

    Earlier in the semester, I had been thinking about the challenges of incorporating sensory research into 3D modeling with a goal in mind to complete a 3D digital model of an artificial cave in a Roman villa, one of my case studies for my dissertation. Throughout the semester, I had a different set […]

  • Memories of a Memogram

    The following is written by graduate student worker Emily Schartz As we get ready for warmer weather and summer vacation, we look longingly at a group of travelers 90 years ago who were preparing to start a 137 day-long worldwide cruise on their own vacation to much warmer places.  This epic […]

  • Print Shop and Bindery in Amana

    An interpretive exhibit of history of communal book making includes a reconstruction of a printing and binding shop at Middle Amana. This site is opened from 10 to 4 on Saturdays.   The long and continuing Amana book publishing program aligns with a Protestant dedication to literacy, scriptural […]

  • Free coffee & snacks at the Sciences Library for finals week!

    Stop by the Sciences Library at 120 Iowa Ave to enjoy free coffee for finals week! We have a variety of free snacks available for you as well as coloring and building blocks for breaks to reduce stress. We have three floors with places for you to study that include study booths, study carrels, […]

  • Graduate Profile: Alex Asare

    In the spotlight this week is our other graduate: Alex Asare. Alex is graduating with a degree in computer science with a minor in mathematics. His future plans include a position as a software engineer, but will settle for world domination if the opportunity presents itself.  A fun fact about […]

  • Medical Library Association Spring 2022 Hardin Staff Activities

    Hardin Librarians are active in the Medical Library Association.  The annual conference is in New Orleans, May 3-6, 2022. Jennifer Deberg, a 2022 RTI (Research Training Institute) Fellow is presenting a poster: Exploring DNP (Doctorate Nurse Practitioner) Student Information Literacy Competence […]

  • Enterprising Women: Three Profiles from the Fellows Family papers

    The following post was written by IWA Student Specialist, Avery Porter. Clara Conrad entered the Graham Hospital Training School for Nurses in 1902. She was the first student to enroll in the new program and the only person in her class. A full graduation ceremony was held in her honor a year later […]

  • Graduate Profile: Kelsey Lyons

    Over the next two weeks we’ll be highlighting some of our graduating senior student workers. This week: Kelsey Lyons. Kelsey is graduating with a degree in biomedical engineering, with a minor in Spanish. An Iowa native, she started here at the library in summer 2020. In the fall, she will enter […]

  • Art From Tragedy: Mauricio Lasansky’s The Nazi Drawings

    The following is written by Academic Outreach Coordinator Kathryn Reuter Mauricio Lasanky was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1914 to Jewish immigrants from Lithuania. Lasansky showed artistic skill from a young age — printmaking was his preferred medium, a choice perhaps influenced by his […]

  • National Poetry Month Selections From Hardin Library Student Employees

    April is National Poetry Month, and these are poems selected by our student employees. Selections by Josh Hart stonewall to standing rock by Julian Talamantez Brolaski (entire poem) who by the time it arrived had made its plan heretofore stonewall   it had not a penny thats not true it had […]

  • Now on Exhibit: It’s Gonna Be May

    Composers and poets love to write about May, a month characterized by seasonal change, the flowering of long dormant plants, and here at Voxman the end of the semester and for some students, graduation! Enjoy a sampling of May songs and N’Sync silliness before heading into summer. Wit and mirth: […]

  • Women Safe After Dark? The Beginnings of Take Back the Night at the University of Iowa

    On September 12, 1979, an advertisement for a rally appeared in the campus newspaper, the Daily Iowan. The outline of a woman with bows and arrows, shooting into the night sky was accompanied with the promise, “Friday evening at 8 p.m., the women of Iowa City will have a chance to support each […]

  • Rube Goldberg – man and machine

    Rube Goldberg was born Reuben Garret Lucius Goldberg in 1883 in San Francisco. He started drawing through tracing illustrations at four years old. Encouraged by his father, Goldberg attended U.C. Berkeley, graduating in 1904 with a degree in Engineering. His first job was with the City of San […]

  • It isn’t hoarding if it’s books – or is it?

    “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 Lisa Tuzel from Dr. Jennifer Burek Pierce’s class “Reading Culture History & Research in Media” (SLIS:5600:0001).  It isn’t hoarding if […]

  • John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library Open House 2022 Book List

    Visit the John Martin Rare Book Room at Hardin Library for the annual open house, Wednesday, April 20, from 4pm-7pm. All are welcome/family friendly! Masks encouraged.  This is an in-person event. The following books will be on display: BLEULAND, JAN (1756-1838). Otium academicum. Trajecti ad […]

  • UI Libraries Receives NEH Grant to Increase Access to World-Renowned Sackner Archive

    Special Collections and Archives at the University of Iowa Libraries was awarded a prestigious $350,000 grant supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The funding will be used to make the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry—the largest collection of […]

  • Decolonizing the Kitchen: Sean Sherman

    The following is written by Olson Graduate Research Assistant Matrice Young  Sean Sherman, a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe, was born in 1974 and spent the early days of his childhood on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Much of his childhood was spent on his family’s ranch, playing […]

  • Return or Renew Books Due in June 2022

    All loans due in June, 2022 should be returned or renewed (re-loaned).  Materials due in June 2022 must be renewed or returned by October 1 to avoid being billed a replacement charge. You may renew your loans: by signing into my account by bringing your books to the library and asking for renewals […]

  • Celebrating Our Student Workers

    During National Student Employment Week and every day, we celebrate all of our student workers. They’re critical to nearly every aspect of Libraries’ operations and their service is greatly appreciated. Eleven members of the Libraries team recently received 2021-2022 scholarships for […]

  • Spanish Language OER with Giovanni Zimotti

    By Georgia Page, UI Libraries Student Specialist, Scholarly Impact, In early March, UI Libraries celebrated Open Education Week in order to raise awareness about open educational resources (OER) and other open education practices. However, many students and faculty on campus […]

  • Check out the Tool Library

    Have you checked out anything from our tool library? There are over 275 tools available for you to check out. Last year, there were 394 total loans. Here are the top items that were checked out the most last year.  4 is a tie between the Multimeter/Voltmeter and the Tape Measure, each with 18 […]

  • Dr. King’s visit to Waterloo, Iowa and Iowa City, Iowa

    The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King visited Iowa on three separate occasions, in 1959, 1962, and in 1967.  The first visit in 1959 had been to Waterloo, Iowa, and then to Iowa City, Iowa.  Waterloo residents have kept Dr. King’s visit alive in their memory compared to the general amnesia of […]

  • Explore the Creative Space!

    One of our favorite spots in the Engineering Library is the Creative Space. It’s packed full with almost everything you would need to get an idea off the ground. If you need something else, just ask – we might have a way to get it for you or get you in touch with someone who

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