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  • Arthur Canter, 1921-2018

    I first met the late Arthur Canter about five years ago, shortly after arriving in Iowa City. He would come to the library every few months and check out a stack of recordings and books to aid in his writing of program notes for a number of performing organizations around town. Arthur liked to stop […]

  • UI Libraries collaborates to expand access to research data

    Eight Big Ten universities, a federal funding agency, and private companies come together to fund the development of Collaborative Archive Data Research Environment (CADRE) Students, faculty, and researchers across the Midwest and beyond will gain crucial access to large research datasets through a […]

  • Library open regular hours Monday, November 12 | Open for Veteran’s Day

    Veteran’s Day is not a University of Iowa holiday, so the Hardin Library will be open regular hours, 7:30am-Midnight. History of Veteran’s Day […]

  • Hardin Library CLOSED for home football game | Saturday, November 10

    The Hardin Library will be closed on Saturday, November 10 for the home Iowa vs. Northwestern football game. The 24-hour study will be open to anyone with an Iowa One Card or UIHC Badge.  Game time is 2:30pm.   The library will re-open on Sunday, November 11 at Noon.     […]

  • A look at Mary Shelley the Film

    This Halloween season, Frankenstein is everywhere. And no wonder, for the book turned 200 this year and is overdue for a party. While the monster is everywhere, what about the woman who created the famous story? We’ve asked our own Frankenstein expert and Curator of Science Fiction and […]

  • Dotter and Gruentzig : Cardiovascular Pioneers | History of Medicine Lecture | Thursday, November 8, 5:30pm

    The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society and Hardin Library invite you to a lecture by Dr. Allyn Mark: Charles Dotter and Andreas Gruentzig: the Personal Stories of Two Pioneers Who Transformed the Practice of Cardiovascular Medicine Thursday, November 8 5:30-6:30pm Hardin Library Room […]

  • Open Access to Research Data

    Written by Brian Westra, Data Services Manager This year’s International Open Access Week is emphasizing equitable foundations for open knowledge. Across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities there is a growing recognition of the importance of open access to research data. The […]

  • Grad Students | Health Sciences Boot Camp | FRI, November 9 | Sign up required

    Graduate students in the Health Sciences field are invited to come to our Boot Camp on Friday, November 9th!  Workshops are scheduled throughout the day and there will also be dedicated writing time. Tutors and professional assistance will be available at all times to help answer questions […]

  • Graduate Thesis Boot Camp!

    Free 2-Day Graduate Thesis Workshop! Presented by The Lichtenberger Engineering Library, College of Engineering, the Graduate College and the Hanson Center for Technical Communication! December 17th & 18th, 2018   Open to current engineering and computer science graduate students, Thesis […]

  • Scholarly Communications and OA

    Written by Mahrya Burnett, Scholarly Communications Librarian       In the libraries, we spend the whole month of October celebrating Open Access (OA), and with good reason. As scholarly publishing continues to evolve and spawn new models for disseminating knowledge, it’s […]

  • Hand Papermaking is on exhibit in the Reading Room

    This week we said goodbye to our Herky exhibit and said hello to the beauty of papermaking. Giselle Simón, Head Conservator at University of Iowa, was invited to curate an exhibit called Hand Papermaking Portfolios: Selections from 1994-2017 in honor of the Dard Hunter and the […]

  • New Website Celebrates Mildred Wirt Benson, the First Carolyn Keene

    In 1930, the Stratemeyer Syndicate published the first Nancy Drew mystery, The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene. Since then, Nancy Drew has become known around the world. But who was behind Carolyn Keene? The mystery of the pseudonym persisted until a 1980 court case identified Mildred Wirt […]

  • Guest post: Open Access – a fitting model for the case report

    During the month of Open Access week (October 22-28, 2018) we will be highlighting a number of guest posts from University of Iowa Faculty and Staff who have personal experience making their work Open Access. We appreciate their contributions. The fourth post is by Alex C. Essenmacher, […]

  • Guest Post: Biomedical Cutting Edge Technology and Open Access Publication: A Synergistic Must

    During the month of Open Access week (October 22-28, 2018) we will be highlighting a number of guest posts from University of Iowa Faculty and Staff who have personal experience making their work Open Access. We appreciate their contributions. The third post is by Jose Assouline, Ph.D. […]

  • Free Film Screening | Paywall: The Business of Scholarship | Thursday, October 25, 12pm @Film Scene

    In honor of Open Access Week 2018 The University of Iowa Libraries is hosting a free screening of the new documentary, Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, focusing on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into […]

  • Mole Day at the Sciences Library

    In celebration of Mole Day on Oct. 23 and National Chemistry Week, Chauncey invited all of his mole friends over to hang out at the Sciences Library. Now the moles have taken over the library! Find a mole hidden at the Sciences Library during National Chemistry Week (Oct. 22-26) and bring […]

  • Guest Post: Open Access Journals are Subversive

    During the month of Open Access week (October 22-28, 2018) we will be highlighting a number of guest posts from University of Iowa Faculty and Staff who have personal experience making their work Open Access. We appreciate their contributions. The second post is by Geb Thomas, Professor, […]

  • From University Archivist David McCartney: Top 10 historical things at the UI

    In honor of Homecoming week here at the University of Iowa, we asked our University Archivist David McCartney to pick the top ten favorite historical things here at the University. The items are in no particular order.    10. The Birthplace of Prime-time TV.  Sure, Westinghouse, […]

  • Stories Worth Telling: a talk with WWII Veteran Carroll Steinbeck

    Driving along Highway 77, there is a small sign indicating the way to Rubio, Iowa. I nearly miss it, but catch the sign in time to make a sharp turn down what looks to be the main road in this town of 35 people. I pull into Carroll Steinbeck’s driveway. He’s waiting for me, announcing […]

  • Guest Post: Actualizing Unrestricted Knowledge Sharing for Collaborators, Partners, Allies, and Beneficiaries, Globally

    During the month of Open Access week (October 22-28, 2018) we will be highlighting a number of guest posts from University of Iowa Faculty and Staff who have personal experience making their work Open Access. We appreciate their contributions. The first post is by Danielle Medgyesi, recent MS […]

  • Deborah Howe visits as part of the William Anthony Endowment

    Last week the University of Iowa Library’s Preservation and Conservation Department were please to host Dartmouth College’s Collections Conservator Deborah Howe as part of the William Anthony Endowment lecture series. On Thursday, October 4th Howe gave a lecture at the Main Library […]

  • Lessons Learned About Iowa’s Wild Bees

    In Dr. Hendrix’s talk “Protecting Iowa’s Wild Bees: Your Backyard Counts,” we learned that honey bees are the only type of bees that are social. Most bees are solitary bees! Solitary bees create nests in holes in wood, bamboo, or in the ground. These solitary wild bees are […]

  • Conservation Staff Install Works From the Iowa Women’s Archive at Dubuque Museum of Art

    Recently a group of staff from the University of Iowa Library’s Conservation Lab journeyed up to Dubuque to install some pieces lent from the Iowa Women’s Archive (IWA) to the Dubuque Museum of Art. The materials and artwork are from the Josephine Pletscher Papers collection, donated to […]

  • Guide to Using Images in the Health Sciences

    Learn more about considerations to using health science images with our handy guide: http://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/hsimages . […]

  • Guido Guidi | October 2018 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    GUIDO GUIDI (1508-1569). Chirurgia è Graeco in Latinum conversa. Paris: Excudebat Petrus Galterius, 1544  Guidi, a successful Florentine surgeon, was invited to Paris in 1542 to help the French King Francis I apply medical advances of the Italian Renaissance to French […]

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