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  • The Mural: Controversial Change

    A mural in the Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC) has both a celebrated and a controversial past. In their Main Library Gallery exhibition, Building Our Own Community: 50 Years of the Latino Native American Cultural Center, Founded by Chicano and American Indian Students in […]

  • National Poetry Month @John Martin Rare Book Room | Week 1 | The Botanic Garden by Erasmum

    Celebrate National Poetry Month by viewing this work of 2400 rhyming couplets by Erasmus. Make an appointment to view in person with curator damien-ihrig@uiowa.edu or by calling 319-335-9154. ERASMUS DARWIN (1731-1802) The botanic garden; A poem, in two parts. Part I. Containing The economy of […]

  • Longer Hours, Weekend Hours @Hardin Library | Starts April 18

    Hardin Library will be open longer hour and open on weekends beginning April 18, 2021. Monday-Thursday 7:30am-9:00pm Friday 7:30am-6:00pm Saturday-Sunday Noon-5:00pm The Hardin Library reference desk is staffed whenever the library is open.  We welcome any questions!   The 24-hour study will […]

  • It’s National Pencil Day!!

    March 30th is National Pencil Day!! I bet you don’t think much about the pencil when you think about picking it up and getting to work. Probably when it needs to be sharpened or when the mechanical pencil needs more lead, but most of us don’t think of the pencil often. It just is there.

  • Science Fiction’s Forgotten Femfanzines

    “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 Michael Willis from Dr. Jennifer Burek Pierce’s class “History of Readers and Reading” (SLIS:5600:0001) Science Fiction’s Forgotten Femfanzines […]

  • New Book Display 3-26-2021

    Welcome to the Library’s virtual New Book Shelf. Here we will present new titles for you to browse and check out. Titles listed here will be monographs published in the current year. If you see a title you would like to borrow, please click the link below the item and sign in with your Hawk

  • Civilian Conservation Corps, Civilian Climate Corps: The CCC Then and Now

    The following is written by Olson Graduate Research Assistant, Rachel Miller-Haughton  The Civilian Conservation Corps was a program established in 1933 under Franklin Delano Roosevelt to provide jobs for “young, unemployed men during the Great Depression.” As a program, it existed for 9 […]

  • New Book Display 3-23-2021

    Welcome to the Library’s virtual New Book Shelf. Here we will present new titles for you to browse and check out. Titles listed here will be monographs published in the current year. If you see a title you would like to borrow, please click the link below the item and sign in with your Hawk

  • Stepping into the life of Julia Booker Thompson

    “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 Alexa Starry from Dr. Jennifer Burek Pierce’s class “History of Readers and Reading” (SLIS:5600:0001) Stepping into the life of Julia Booker […]

  • Research Scholars Virtual Workshop: How to Get Your Research Published!

    Research Scholars Virtual Workshop! How to Get Your Research Published and Noticed! March 31, 2021 3:30 PM   You’ve put so much time and effort into getting your research ready to publish. What’s the next step? In this competitive market, how do you get your paper noticed? Come to our FREE […]

  • Do you need Company Information? Check out the Business Library’s Company Information Research Guide

    Use the company guide to find sources that offer:  Company locations and descriptions Executives Financials Competitors Equity pricing Sec filings Need research help? Contact the Business Librarians, Willow or Kim, and set up an appointment.

  • 17th Century Armenian Bookbinding Traditions

    “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 Natasha Otteson from Dr. Jennifer Burek Pierce’s class “History of Readers and Reading” (SLIS:5600:0001) 17th Century Armenian Bookbinding […]

  • Brokaw Papers Capture 55 Years of Journalism History

    At the end of January of 2021, NBC News Anchor and Correspondent Tom Brokaw announced his retirement after a remarkable 55 years of journalism.  Brokaw started his television career right here in Iowa, working at KTIV in Sioux City. He moved on KMTV in Omaha, Nebraska and then to WSB-TV in […]

  • St Patrick’s Day Mecca Exhibit!

    By James Cox, Guest Blogger Reagan Mady, Exhibit Curator       University of Iowa MECCA Week: A Week of Parties, Pranks, and Memories to Honor St. Patrick From 1910 until the late 1980s, MECCA Week was an annual celebration of the College of Engineering to honor St. Patrick. The celebration was […]

  • Loncier, Kreuterbuch… | 1587 German Herbal | March 2021 Book of the Month from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    ADAM LONICER (1528-1586) Kreuterbuch, kunstliche Conterfeytunge der Bäume, Stauden, Hecken, Kreuter, Getreyde, Gewürtze. Printed in Frankfort by Christian Egenolph, 1587. 382 numbered leaves (764 pages) with color illustrations. 31 cm tall.   We know from other sources that Lonicer (also […]

  • You cannot judge a book by its cover. The title page is another story.

    by Duncan Stewart, MA, MLIS, Rare Materials Cataloger, University of Iowa Libraries, Adjunct Faculty, School of Library and Information Sciences, University of Iowa The John Martin Rare Book Room (JMRBR) is filled with books of great medical historical value. But do you know how all those books get […]

  • Cookbooks, Citation, and Community

    “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 Breanna Himschoot  from Dr. Jennifer Burek Pierce’s class “History of Readers and Reading” (SLIS:5600:0001)  Cookbooks, Citation, and Community […]

  • Discover Iowa’s Birds: Intro to Birding

    Join Iowa birder Linda Rudolph to learn how to get started with birding on campus and beyond!  This is a free online program that will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT. All are welcome! To attend, go to […]

  • Are you researching an industry? Check out the Business Library’s Industry Research Guide

    Use the Industry Research Guide to find sources that offer:    industry trends  key players  industry ratios and financials   forecasts, and more  Need research help? Contact the Business Librarians, Willow or Kim, and set up an appointment. 

  • Hardin Library 24-Hour Study

    Hardin Library has a 24-hour study that is available when the library is closed.  The study is available to all University of Iowa affiliated: students in any major residents staff faculty fellows Access the 24-hour study with your Iowa One-Card or UIHC Badge when the library is closed.  If you […]

  • Djuna Barnes’ Ladies Almanack: An almanac like no other

    The following is written by Curator of Books and Maps Eric Ensley March is women’s history month, and it feels appropriate to turn towards the work of a great writer from the early twentieth century, Djuna Barnes. Barnes is well known to students of gender and sexuality, particularly for her […]

  • Local Libraries Welcome Author Saeed Jones

    Local Libraries LIT (Listen, Initiate, Talk) will feature award-winning writer Saeed Jones on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 7:00 PM. This is the second virtual event in a new program series offered by public libraries in Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty and the University of Iowa Libraries with […]

  • Researching a B2B product or service? Try Procurement IQ!

    Use it to find: market data and analysis on pricing environment, supply chain, and vendors. Where to find it: You can find it on the Business library web site’s alphabetical list of databases.  Need help using Procurement IQ? Contact the Business Librarians, Willow or Kim, and set up an […]

  • Celebrating Open Education Week

    Open Education Week (March 1-5, 2021, #OEWeek) is a time when educators around the world come together to learn and share practices around Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Pedagogy. While there are a host of excellent webinars and events to tune into this week, let’s also […]

  • El Teatro Zapatista in the University Archives

      Curated by Rachel Garza Carreón and Christopher Ortega, Building Our Own Community: 50 Years of the Latino Native American Cultural Center, Founded by Chicano and American Indian Students in 1971 is an exhibition celebrating the many ways in which the Latino Native American Cultural Center […]

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