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  • Need to publish? Learn how to identify predatory or open access publishers | Workshop Tues. March 20, 1-2pm

    You need to publish your research, but there seem to be many choices.  We can help you find the right fit. This workshop will provide information about open access publishing, detail the reasons for the open access publishing movement, and describe key elements of predatory publishers. A […]

  • How to use and find medical images ethically | Workshop | Monday, March 19, 10-11am

    Using images can add interest to your assignments and presentations, but do you know where to find good images and how to ensure that you use those images ethically? This workshop will help you understand copyright, creative common licenses, and public domain. You will also learn where to search […]

  • It’s Pi Day 2018!!

    3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286…. March 14th is Pi Day!!!   Beginning geometry students might remember finding the area of a circle – pi x radius squared…. But, what is Pi (π) and why does it rate its very own day? Pi is one […]

  • Announcing the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio Fellows for Summer 2018

    Following the success of last year’s pilot program, The University of Iowa Graduate College and the UI Libraries Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio are excited to announce that 13 graduate students have been selected for the 2018 Studio Summer Fellowship program. These […]

  • Frankenstein | John Martin Rare Book Room Annual Open House | Thurs. March 22, 5-8pm

    John Martin Rare Book Room Open House Thursday, March 22 5-8pm Now in the 200th year since its publication, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus continues to raise questions about humanity, scientific ethics, and the place of the monster in our imaginations. This event […]

  • Curating Frankenstein | 200th Anniversary Talk by Peter Balestrieri | Thurs. March 22, 4-5pm @Hardin Library

    In conjunction with the John Martin Rare Book Room Open House, Peter Balestrieri, Science Fiction and Popular Culture Curator, University of Iowa Libraries, will be giving a talk on curating Frankenstein at The Hardin Library conference room 401, on Thursday, March 22 from 4-5pm.  After the […]

  • It’s National Worship of Tools Day!!

      National Worship of Tools Day!!   Can you imagine your life without tools? Well, you don’t have to! We have approximately 177 tools (we are always adding more!!) in our Tool Library! We have all sorts of things – from simple protractors, hammers, and screwdrivers, to the […]

  • New e-books available in ClinicalKey for February, 2018 | New Seidel, Weinberger, Ellenbogen, Cote, Dabbs, Webster

    New books added to Hardin Library’s ClinicalKey subscription in February, 2018.  To access any of these titles, open ClinicalKey (  and click on Books. Atlas of Orthoses and Assistive Devices (Webster, Joseph) 5th ed Complications in […]

  • 24 Hour Study Available @Hardin Library

    The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences has a 24-hour study available for current UI students, faculty and staff.  The study is available 24×7 and has 5 PC computers available. In order to use the study when the library is closed, you must first apply for access.  Apply for […]

  • Spring Break hours begin Friday, March 9

    The Hardin Library will have reduced hours for Spring Break, beginning on Friday, March 9. Friday, March 9 7:30am-6pm Saturday, March 10 10am-2pm Sunday, March 11 Noon-4pm Monday, March 12-Friday, March 16 7:30am-6pm Saturday, March 17 10am-2pm Sunday, March 18 Noon-Midnight *regular hours resume* […]

  • International Women’s Day

    I am sister, I am daughter, I am mother, I am wife. I am all the women in my lineage, their triumphs and mistakes my birthright. This post and poem were written by Zayetzy Luna Garcia, student worker at the Iowa Women’s Archives   Family unity is the center of Latinx culture. It is our […]

  • New Exhibit! Overcoming Obstacles & Failures!

    Guest Blogger: James C. Cox Overcoming Failures and Obstacles to be Successful Inventing new things is rarely successful on the first attempt. Persevering through these failures, learning from accidents, and developing ideas is a key step to ultimate success in any field. Below are ten anecdotes […]

  • Early Pi(π) Day Celebration on FRIDAY!!!

    3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286…. We’ll be celebrating Pi Day THIS Friday, March 9th – before spring break!!! We’ll be celebrating in the Engineering Library and will serve apple pie bites from 1:00 to 3:14 p.m. (when else?!) or […]

  • Celebrate Pi and Eat Pie

    Come and enjoy delicious pie bites at the Business Library on Friday, March 9th, in recognition of Pi Day!  March 14th is the official celebration.  However, since most people will be away on spring break, the Libraries are honoring the holiday early.  Luscious treats will be […]

  • Faculty: Affordable Textbook Alternatives Discussion | Thurs. March 8, 11a-12pm

                        The average university student spends over $1,000 a year on textbooks. If you are interested in exploring viable alternatives, this workshop is for you. Scholarly Communications Librarian Mahrya Burnett will show you several open […]

  • Welcome Miles Dietz-Castel, NNLM/GMR Office Coordinator!

    Welcome Miles Dietz-Castel, Office Coordinator for the NNLM Greater Midwest Region office. Miles joined the GMR of National Network of Libraries of Medicine this January.  In his new role, Miles will be assisting the GMR office as it fulfills its mission to improve and provide equal access of […]

  • PubMed Workshop | Tuesday, March 6, 2-3pm

    PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the medical literature and includes over 26 million bibliographic citations in life sciences. This one-hour session will show you how to improve your search results by using subject headings (MeSH) and advanced keyword searching […]

  • OpenRefine Workshop

    Cleaning up messy data with OpenRefine  Wednesday, April 4 at 11:30am – 12:30pm  Sciences Library room 102 Description: Do you record and work with data in spreadsheets or tabular files? You can save yourself a lot of time by using OpenRefine to review and clean up spreadsheet or […]

  • Climate for Change Exhibit

    To celebrate this semester’s theme: Climate for Change, check out the Sciences Library’s new exhibit on climate change and sustainability! In an interactive experiment, learn about the albedo effect: How light and dark colored surfaces, and their ability to reflect or absorb light and […]

  • Researchers: Clean Up Your Messy Datasets! | OpenRefine | Workshop Wed. Feb. 28, 11am-12pm

    OpenRefine (formerly known as Google Refine) is a free tool for working with messy tabular data.  Save yourself time working with datasets that need to be transformed, cleaned, or processed before use.  Bring your laptop for hands-on training.  You may also follow along without a […]

  • Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

    Events   World Canvass The World Canvass program ” “Against Amnesia: Archives, Evidence, and Social Justice,” will feature Iowa Women’s Archives curator Kären M. Mason. TONIGHT: Thursday, Feb. 22, 5:30-7:00PM Event Calendar Listing     […]

  • Fanzines, the Roots of SF, and the Dual Enrollment Classroom

    The Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio proudly shares this guest blog post from Russell Aaronson of Coral Springs High School, Coral Springs, Florida, detailing his and his students use of the Hevelin Fanzine Collection in DIY History. *  *  * Clicking through The University of […]

  • Iowa City Archives Crawl Saturday February 24th

    Iowa City Archives Crawl  Saturday, February 24 at 11:00am to 3:00pm   What gems are preserved inside of Iowa City’s libraries, museums, and archives? At the area’s first-ever archives crawl, visitors can snoop in between the pages of historic diaries, read other […]

  • Icones Anatomicae, 1801-1813 | February 2018 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    LEOPOLDO MARCO ANTONIO CALDANI (1725-1813) and FLORIANO CALDANI (1772-1836). Icones anatomicae., 1801-1813 Leopoldo Caldani was chair of anatomy at Padua, and was assisted in the publication of his anatomical works by his nephew, Floriano Caldani, also a professor at Padua. Together, they created […]

  • Historically Yours Podcast: Ursula LeGuin, Earthsea, and Tolkien with guest Peter Balestrieri

    In this episode guest Peter Balestrieri brings us a letter from Ursula LeGuin that he found tucked inside of a recently donated copy of “The Farthest Shore.” LISTEN: Download this episode (right click and save)   Guest: Peter Balestrieri   Citation: LeGuin, Ursula to Martin, […]

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