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  • Rita Benton Music Library receives prestigious GRAMMY Museum Grant 
    by Anne Bassett on November 28, 2023 at 7:45 pm

    A generous grant from the GRAMMY Museum® Grant Program will help the Rita Benton Music Library at the University of Iowa to digitize and preserve some of the earliest recordings of Czech music made on American soil. The $11K award will assist with a project involving 173 wax and gold-moulded […]

  • Turkey Day Patents
    by Amanda Gunnink on November 21, 2023 at 5:32 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving! Have you ever thought about all of the intellectual property that goes into your Thanksgiving feast? From roasting ovens to catchy jingles, intellectual property is everywhere. Have you ever gotten stuck on mashed-potato duty and just couldn’t bring yourself to do all that […]

  • Thanksgiving Break Hours @Hardin
    by Sarah Andrews on November 17, 2023 at 11:46 pm

    Hardin Library for the Health Sciences will have different hours during the Thanksgiving holiday break. The 24-hour study will be available to affiliates with an Iowa OneCard or UIHC badge. Sat, Nov. 18 CLOSED home football game Sun, Nov. 19 Noon – 9 p.m.  Mon, Nov. 20-Wed. Nov 22 7:30 a.m. – […]

  • Hardin Library CLOSED For Home Football Games
    by Sarah Andrews on November 16, 2023 at 2:58 am

    Hardin Library will be closed on days there is a home Iowa football game. The 24-hour study will be available to all University of Iowa affiliates. During home football games, parking lots are closed, and bus routes are disrupted. If you want to use the library on a home football game day, please […]

  • Exploring the Exciting World of Medical Research – First-Year Seminar Presentations
    by Sarah Andrews on November 14, 2023 at 8:15 pm

    Hardin Library for the Health Sciences librarians Mary Thomas and Jennifer Deberg taught a first-year seminar this semester called “Exploring the Exciting World of Medical Research.” The class was designed to stimulate students’ curiosity and encourage inquiry to answer their questions.  […]

  • Should you leave the leaves? Check out these selections from the Engineering Library to see for yourself
    by Amanda Gunnink on November 13, 2023 at 11:11 pm

    Fall is a beautiful time but very few people enjoy raking all of the beautiful leaves that collect on their lawns. Experts now say that raking every single leaf may not be necessary. When left in place, leaves serve as habitat for several types of wildlife, retain moisture in your yard, and can […]

  • Happy Open Access Week!
    by Amanda Gunnink on October 24, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    This week is Open Access Week! If you are totally new to the world of Open Access, check out the Open Scholarship Toolkit here. In short, Open Access is the free, immediate, online available of learning materials, research, and creative work. Here are some ways that the University Libraries can […]

  • Vote for People’s Choice in Capture Your Research Competition!
    by Kari Kozak on October 24, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    Vote for your favorite entry in our Capture Your Research: Image Competition! The submissions will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize in each of the categories for undergraduate, graduate student, or faculty/staff/researcher based on a panel of judges. But, there is also a 4th category that […]

  • Closure notice: The Main Library will be closed this weekend, Oct. 27-30
    by Natalee Dawson on October 23, 2023 at 9:08 pm

    The Main Library will be closed from Friday, Oct. 27, at 5 p.m. to Monday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 a.m. because of a water outage throughout the building due to an ENGIE utility construction project.   You’re encouraged to use the Libraries’ online delivery service to request books in InfoHawk+ […]

  • Celebrating Open Access Week 2023
    by Sara Scheib on October 23, 2023 at 6:00 am

    Open Access Faculty Panel Discussion Happy Open Access Week! We’re celebrating this year’s theme “Community over Commercialization” with a faculty panel discussion on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023, at noon CDT on Zoom. Panelists include Leonardo Marchini, DEO and professor in Preventative and […]

  • October is National Medical Librarians Month
    by Sarah Andrews on October 16, 2023 at 6:06 pm

    We have a specialist librarian liaison assigned to all health science disciplines.  Find your librarian.     

  • Buttons, Buttons, Buttons!
    by Elizabeth Riordan on October 11, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    The following is written by Academic Outreach Coordinator Kathryn Reuter On a college campus, chances are high that you will encounter at least one button during the course of your day. Pin back buttons – sometimes called “badges” – have long decorated the tote bags, backpacks, sweaters, […]

  • Visit the Sciences Library to donate to a community food drive
    by Laurie Neuerburg on October 10, 2023 at 4:52 pm

    The UI Pre-PA club is partnering with CommUnity Crisis Services and the food bank to do a food drive through the month of October. Bins are open for food donations at the Sciences Library. Non-perishable donations such as rice and pasta, canned meat, and baby formula are encouraged. Here is a full […]

  • Open Access Faculty Panel Discussion – Community over Commercialization
    by Sara Scheib on October 9, 2023 at 8:37 pm

    You’re Invited Join faculty leaders from all over campus in celebrating International Open Access Week 2023 with a panel discussion on the theme of Open Access: Community over Commercialization. The UI Libraries’ Scholarly Impact department will be hosting the webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023, […]

  • Shedding a Light on Women in Science
    by Lisa Nakahara on October 9, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    Not many people today can name women scientists other than Marie Curie. You many have watched Oppenheimer over the summer – do you remember the name of a woman scientist who joined him in Los Alamos? Sadly, chemist Lilli Hornig is far less known compared to the male scientists in the film such as […]

  • 10 Ye Old Banned Books
    by Elizabeth Riordan on October 5, 2023 at 2:34 pm

    The following is written by SLIS graduate student Madison Knupp From October 1st through October 7th, the American Library Association (ALA) is celebrating Banned Books Week. The ALA first started Banned Books Week in 1982 due to a rise in book banning. However, the practice of book banning is not […]

  • Capture Your Research Submission Deadline is Approaching!
    by Amanda Gunnink on September 29, 2023 at 7:20 pm

    We are so excited to bring back our Capture Your Research art competition! For this competition, students, faculty, and staff can submit one image that sums up their research. In the past we have had entries that were traditional photography, microscopic photography, digital art, drawing, and more! […]

  • Call for nominations for Libraries’ Excellence Award
    by Natalee Dawson on September 28, 2023 at 2:50 pm

    The University of Iowa Libraries is seeking nominations for the Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence. Funded by a generous endowment, this award acknowledges a Libraries staff member’s professional contribution in the practice of librarianship, service to the profession, […]

  • The Fabri-c of Our (Book) Lives | Conservation Corner
    by Sarah Andrews on September 27, 2023 at 6:06 pm

    by Giselle SimónUniversity ConservatorDirector, UI Libraries Conservation and Collections Care This particular treatment was a perfect candidate to test out some momigami, a long-fibered Japanese paper that is coated with konnyaku (a plant mucilage) and crumpled multiple times, giving it a […]

  • Absolutely Fab-rius | Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library
    by Sarah Andrews on September 27, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    Damien Ihrig, MA, MLISCurator, John Martin Rare Book Room Over time, books can start to show their age. All kinds of things take their toll on a book – fire, pollution, pests, and acidic inks, to name a few. Mostly, though – and this makes me very happy – books just get used. And thatContinue […]