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  • On to the Next Chapter

    It is with a mix of sadness and joy that Special Collections bids goodbye to Colleen Theisen as she leaves to start her next big adventure. Colleen has accepted a job at Syracruse University as their Chief Curator of Exhibitions, Programs, and Education. Although we are sad to see her go, we cannot […]

  • Women and Science in the Military

      On Memorial Day, we honor the individuals in the U.S. Armed Forces who have given their all serving our country. Memorial Day began in the 1800s when women began putting flowers on the gravestones of soldiers, leading the day to be known at the time […]

  • Shorter hours for Memorial Day start Saturday, May 26 @Hardin Library

    The Hardin Library will be open shorter hours this weekend for the Memorial Day holiday.   Saturday, May 26 10am-2pm Sunday, May 27 Noon-4pm Monday, May 30 Closed for Memorial Day  Tuesday, May 29 Summer hours begin Complete hours Our 24-hour study is available when the library is […]

  • May the F=mA Be With You!

    The next chapter in the Star Wars© franchise will be released at the end of this week. Have you ever wondered about physics in that galaxy far, far away? How did Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon make the Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs, when a parsec is a unit of distance and not of […]

  • Summer Study 24/7

    Do you need a cool place (cool literally) to study this summer?  Visit the Pomerantz Business Library in the BizHub!  This newly remodeled and brightly lit space offers private study, group rooms, PC’s, a printer, a high-speed scanner, and more.  For class or research […]

  • Bees: Savoring the Fruits of Their Labor

    Summertime is watermelon season, and while you bite into that juicy watermelon, do you stop and think about the bees that made the existence of the melon possible for you? Whether bees are part of a managed colony or wild bees, whether they are honey bees, bumble bees, or mason bees, […]

  • Congratulations Graduate! | Kyle Nolan, BA English, Minor in Psychology, Certificate in Museum Studies

    Future Plans? I’ll be moving back to New York to continue into graduate school at St. John’s University. I’ll be pursuing a Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences while also looking to work at a local library. What did you like about working at Hardin Library? I […]

  • Congratulations Graduate! | Jane Tien Thuy Nguyen, BS Biochemistry with Honors

    Future plans? I am working as a medical scribe at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Within 2-3 years, I hope to attend medical school. &nbs […]

  • Congratulations Graduate! | Riley Samuelson, MA Library and Information Science

    Future plans? Looking for the right (librarian) job. What did you like about working at the Hardin Library? I always love helping users get what they need or teaching them about the resources that the library provides. Particularly, it’s always satisfying when you find just the right resource […]

  • Congratulations Graduate! | Caroline Hogan, MA Library & Information Science, Graduate Certificate in Book Studies

    Future plans? I am continuing to work in the John Martin Rare Book Room and at the Hardin Library reference desk.  I am also working in the box office at Riverside Theatre. What did you like about working at Hardin Library? I’ve loved learning about medical history and special […]

  • May Shorter Hours Begin Saturday, May 12 @Hardin Library

    Shorter hours begin Saturday, May 12 at the Hardin Library. Saturday, May 12 10am-2pm Sunday, May 13 Noon-4pm Monday, May 14-Thursday, May 17 7:30am-9pm Friday, May 18 7:30am-6pm Saturday, May 19 10am-2pm Sunday, May 20 Noon-4pm Monday, May 21-Thursday, May 24 7:30am-9pm Friday, May 25 7:30am-6pm […]

  • Graduating in May? Services impacted by graduation

    Congratulations on your graduation!  Library and Information Technology Services change after you graduate. Library materials – Please return any items you have checked out.  If you will be employed by The University or continuing to attend classes, you may re-check out the […]

  • The Kilauea Volcano

    The recent eruptions of the Kilauea volcano have reminded us of the humbling power of nature, have drawn our attention to the hazards associated with active volcanoes such as ash plumes, earthquakes, and vog (volcanic smog), and have disrupted the lives of thousands of Hawaiians. We wish […]

  • The Busy Biz Hub

    The Biz Hub has seen many visitors during its first semester, and finals’ week is no exception.  With only a few days into the exam period, nearly 4000 people have passed through the Hub!  Below are a few panoramas of this beautiful addition to the Tippie College of Business. Best […]

  • IWA Digitization Project

    The Iowa Women’s Archives is seeking funding to digitize audiovisual materials in its collections that are no longer accessible because of their obsolete formats. These audiotapes, videotapes, and films document sports, politics, activism, domestic life, and a host of other topics. Gifts […]

  • Congratulations graduate! | Megan Deist, BS Global Health, Minor Portuguese, Public Health Certificate

    Megan Deist will graduate this month with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Global Health, a Minor in Portuguese, and a Public Health Certificate.  Megan helped conducted research while working at the Hardin Library. Future plans? I plan to start Nursing School at Mercy College of the […]

  • Congratulations graduate! | Kaitlin Andersen, BA English, Minor History with High Distinction

    Kaitlin Andersen has worked at the Hardin Library for four years and will be graduating this month with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, a Minor in History and high distinction. Future plans? Working full time for a few years before returning to graduate school to get a Master’s of […]

  • Packing for Space!

    Happy Star Wars Day – May the 4th Be With You! And the first Friday in May is National Space Day! So, tomorrow, May 4th, 2018, is truly a space-lover’s day! Besides a movie marathon, what better way to spend your day than by learning about what it actually takes to get to space!   […]

  • Finals’ Week: Extra Service Hours & Treats in the Business Library

    The service desk at the Business Library will extend hours until 9 pm on Saturday, May 5th.  Have your questions answered, reserve study rooms, check out textbooks, as well as phone & laptop chargers, and more!  The Library will  provide treats—both sweet and salty—to […]

  • Therapy dog, free popcorn and coffee | longer hours | get ready for finals @Hardin Library

    Do you need to get ready for finals?  Hardin Library has got you covered, starting on Friday, May 4. 5pm -Free coffee begins, and continues all week 6pm – Visit a therapy dog in Room 401 7pm-Midnight – Eat popcorn and study the night away!  We are open late. Saturday the […]

  • May Day Disaster Response Drill

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Special Collections and Preservation/Conservation staff concluded a series of disaster preparedness and response training with a disaster response drill. We divided up into four teams. Each team retrieved, rinsed, and packed out the material found in a wet, muddy pool of water. […]

  • Origami: A Blend of Art and Mathematics That Advances Science

    What does the ancient paper folding art of origami have to do with science? While origami can be simple and fun for children, the applications of origami in the sciences have been sophisticated and complex. From mathematics and engineering to medical […]

  • Finals Week Treats at the Sciences Library

    You need comfortable seating. You need short, engaging study breaks. You need homemade brownie bites. All of this is available to you if you study for final exams at the Sciences Library! A variety of seating—tables, study carrels, bean bag chairs, and quiet study space for […]

  • Earth Day 2018 – End Plastic Pollution!

    Happy Earth Month® 2018!! Plastic Pollution! This is the 48th anniversary of Earth Month® and the theme this year is Plastic Pollution. For the purposes of this blog, I’m only going to focus on marine plastic pollution. Learning about all the plastic pollution in our rivers and oceans […]

  • Change EndNote Desktop settings to find full text

    Due to some changes, you need to change some settings in EndNote Desktop in order to find full-text. Windows PC To set up Find Full Text: From the Edit menu, select Preferences Click on Find Full Text In the Open URL Path box, enter: http://uilink.lib.uiowa.edu/view/uresolver/01IOWA_INST/openurl If […]

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