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  • Health Misinformation | Free Virtual Seminar April 4-6, 2023 | Sponsored by NNLM | Data, Public Health, Libraries

    Registration is open for the NNLM Virtual Symposium April 4-6, 2023. The 2023 NNLM Virtual Symposium, Health Misinformation will explore both the research behind health misinformation movements and provide practical and evidence-based solutions to support librarians, health educators, and direct […]

  • Local libraries teaming up for virtual author event featuring Esmé Weijun Wang

    Local Libraries LIT (Listen, Initiate, Talk), a collaboration between Johnson County public and academic libraries, will welcome author Esmé Weijun Wang on Thursday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m. for a virtual conversation and reading.   The event is free and open to all, but attendees must register in […]

  • CADRE platform to be retired, assistance available during transition

    The library directors of the Big Ten Academic Alliance recently made the decision to sunset the CADRE platform and its associated services due to low usage and continued challenges in resourcing technical support for the platform. As a result, the CADRE platform will be retired on June 30, 2023. […]

  • Pi Day Celebration Tomorrow!

    We love Pi Day! Traditionally Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (3/14), but since the students are on Spring Break that day, we’re celebrating a week early. Stop by the Engineering Library to get a FREE apple pie bite made by a local bakery while supplies last.  Here are a few pi facts to

  • The Power of Persistent Identifiers in Data Sharing

    Every researcher has likely seen Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) attached to the articles they read, cite, and publish. As unique codes that distinguish a specific research article, dataset, or other digital object, DOIs make it much easier to find and cite the work of other scholars. What you […]

  • Data Curation: Adding Value to Your Dataset

    You may already know that the University of Iowa’s institutional repository, Iowa Research Online (IRO), provides both preservation and access to your dataset for the long term. You may not know, however, that Research Data Services in the Scholarly Impact Department at the UI Libraries also […]

  • Kick Off Women’s History Month with the Iowa Women’s Archives

    The Iowa Women’s Archives (IWA) will kick off Women’s History Month with an event at the Iowa City Public Library! The Purpose of the Pelvic: A Historical Analysis will bring Dr. Wendy Kline, the Dema G. Seelye Chair in the History of Medicine at Purdue University, to discuss the history of the […]

  • UIowa Hearts Richard Kerber

    The following is written by graduate student and Special Collections student worker Emily Schartz   To wrap up American Heart Health Month, we’re remembering University of Iowa professor, cardiologist, and researcher Richard Kerber (1939-2016). If you have noticed the white AED (Automated […]

  • Celebrate Engineers at Iowa!

    It’s midterms and we’re all feeling a little… well we could use a break. From 1910 to the mid 1980’s, students here at the College of Engineering celebrated MECCA week to blow off some steam. MECCA was a student run organization that focused on celebrating engineers and having some fun […]

  • Why Iowa Research Online is an Ideal Place for Your Data

    University of Iowa researchers are increasingly taking advantage of the university’s institutional repository, Iowa Research Online (IRO), to house their research and creative works. IRO currently holds nearly 115,000 research outputs from Iowa faculty, staff, and students, and has seen more than […]

  • 10 Black Poets to check out in Special Collections & Archives

    The following was written by academic outreach coordinator Kathryn Reuter Reading poetry by Black authors is a great way to celebrate Black History Month! We searched through Special Collections and Archives to find materials from Black poets, some who are familiar to us, and some less so. It was […]

  • Damien Ihrig | Curator | Waste Not, Want Not: Exploring the Binder’s Waste of the John Martin Rare Book Room

    Damien Ihrig is the Curator for the John Martin Rare Book Room (JMRBR) in the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa. He works with researchers of all ages and from various backgrounds to find and use information on the history of the health sciences. He also manages the […]

  • Landmark open publishing agreement with Wiley extended for three years

    The University of Iowa Libraries is pleased to announce the expansion of the landmark open publishing agreement between the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) and Wiley. The new three-year agreement, which is effective Jan. 1, 2023, to Dec. 31, 2025, grants University of Iowa faculty, staff, and […]

  • Hardin Library Open Monday, February 20 for President’s Day Holiday

    The University of Iowa remains open on President’s Day. Hardin Library will be open from 7:30am-9pm.  The 24-hour study is available when the library is closed. We welcome visits from people not affiliated with The University of Iowa.  You may use our computers and electronic resources by […]

  • Revisit ‘A Hub, a Network, an Archive’: virtual exhibit now available

    Even though the Fall 2022 exhibit has closed, visitors can still visit the exhibition virtually. A virtual tour of A Hub, a Network, an Archive: 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City is at last available online.  Click here to view the accessible version of this interactive content The […]

  • Construction Updates | February 2023

    Hardin Library construction continues on all floors this semester. 24-hour study restroom remodeling has begun! The men’s restroom has been modified to work during construction as a single-user/gender-neutral restroom.  The women’s restroom is under renovation to be a […]

  • Blind Date with a Book is Back!

    Valentines Day is approaching and love is in the air – that’s why we have brought back our Blind Date with a Book event! All month long you can stop by by yourself, with a friend, or with a significant other and pick up your own to read. Never tried out a Blind Date with

  • Spring Break Hours @Hardin Library | Saturday, March 11 – Saturday, March 18

    Spring Break Hours Saturday, March 11 – 10am-2pm Sunday, March 12 – Noon-4pm Monday, March 13-Friday, March 17 – 7:30am – 6pm Saturday, March 18 – 10am-2pm Sunday, March 19 – Noon – 9pm, regular hours resume 24-hour study available when the library is closed.

  • The Studio is Collaborating on a Number of Project Grants

    Over the next few years the Studio will offer its assistance and expertise from staff on the following digital projects. We look forward to working with these scholars on making their research more digital and accessible!   “Principia Mathematica: A Critical Edition” Landon D.C. Elkind […]

  • Main Library Gallery seeking 2025-2026 exhibit proposals

    The University of Iowa Libraries’ Main Library Gallery is now seeking exhibition proposals for spring 2025, fall 2025, spring 2026, and fall 2026. University of Iowa faculty and staff are invited to submit initial statements of interest for consideration during Round 1 of the selection process […]

  • Iowa Lichtenberger Engineering Library receives Patent and Trademark Resource Center designation

    Iowa Lichtenberger Engineering Library receives Patent and Trademark Resource Center designation Initiative provides individual inventors access to additional resources from federal agency The University of Iowa Lichtenberger Engineering Library is now part of a select group of higher education […]

  • Publish with IEEE for FREE!

    We kicked the year off with an exciting new transformative agreement with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). With this agreement University of Iowa authors have full access to IEEE’s Xplore Digital Library and can publish open access articles in all IEEE journals for […]

  • Out & About: Queer Life in Iowa City exhibit now open in the Main Library Gallery

    When Madde Hoberg first envisioned an exhibition for the Main Library Gallery, she saw the potential for a space filled with local queer history, joy, resistance, and creativity. Three years after her initial exhibit proposal, Out & About: Queer Life in Iowa City is now open for all to visit.  […]

  • AGRICOLA Now Part of Search from USDA National Agricultural Library

    The standalone version of AGRICOLA was retired on January 1, 2023 by the USDA National Agricultural Library. AGRICOLA, PubAg, and NALDC are now all part of  SEARCH from the USDA National Agricultural Library: SEARCH is the USDA […]

  • Welcome Back!

    Welcome to the Spring 2023 semester! Here’s just a bit of what you can expect from us in the next few months: As a reminder, all of our workshops are FREE but registration is required! Soldering Workshop Series Did you make a resolution to learn a new skill this year? Give soldering a try! […]

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