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  • Iowa City Darwin Day 2020

    Iowa City Darwin Day, a grand celebration of science, will be held February 21-22 featuring speakers Carin Bondar, John Novembre, Anya Prince, and Charmaine Royal. There will also be a talk by Elizabeth Yale “Illustrated Natural History in Victorian Britain: How Darwin and his […]

  • Ellen Day Hale Paints Her Way into UI History

    Through some great research, our University Archivist David McCartney discovers some of the “unknown” facts that are part of new UI Presidential Portrait Gallery in the Main Library, as he explains below.  When the UI Presidential Portrait Gallery was formally dedicated late last […]

  • Iowa Women of the Great Migration: The Maid Narratives

    This post by IWA Assistant Curator Janet Weaver and Graduate Research Assistant Heather Cooper is the second installment in our series highlighting African American history in the Iowa Women’s Archives’ collections. The series will continue weekly during Black History month, and monthly […]

  • Meet Jared: Business Library Student Employee and UI Libraries Scholarship Winner

    Meet Jared Bock: recipient of a Dale M. and Mary Gail Bentz Libraries Student Employee Scholarship “I chose Iowa because it is the perfect distance from home, has a beautiful campus, and offers a diverse array of programs and people. Working at the library has helped me foster interpersonal […]

  • Meet Natalie: Business Library Student Employee and UI Libraries Scholarship Winner

    Meet Natalie Boucher: recipient of a UI Libraries Student Employee Scholarship  “The University of Iowa has a great English program. Ultimately, though, I felt a deep sense of authenticity at the University of Iowa and knew this was the place for me. The beautiful campus, woven into the […]

  • Downtown Iowa City’s Horsey History

      Along with our ancestors, horses helped build Iowa City, the state, and the nation. In the process, they profoundly shaped human identities. The current Main Library Gallery exhibition, The Pull of Horses on National and Local Histories and Identities, explores the physical and social impact […]

  • Meet Ryan: Business Library Student Employee and UI Libraries Scholarship Winner

    Meet Ryan Greenough: recipient of a UI Libraries Student Employee Scholarship.  “I had an older brother who attended Tippie before I did, so I knew if I came to Iowa I would get a great education. I also loved the campus and atmosphere of the business building when I took a visit. […]

  • “The Desire for Freedom:” Early African American Settlers and Activists in Iowa

    This post by IWA Graduate Assistant, Heather Cooper, is the first of a series highlighting African American history in the Iowa Women’s Archives’ collections. The series will continue weekly during Black History month, and monthly throughout 2020.  The Grace Morris Allen Jones […]

  • Entrepreneurship Workshop

      The University of Iowa Libraries are proud to present: Entrepreneurship Workshop When: Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 Time: 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm Where: 2520D UCC (University Capitol Center/Old Capitol Mall) Register: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/eng/entrepreneurship-workshop/ Are you a student […]

  • Learn & Create Valentine’s Pop-up Card Workshop!

    Creating Pop-up Greeting Cards Tuesday, February 11th; 5:00 PM Engineering Library Creative Space       Valentine’s day is right around the corner! Are you ready? We can help you impress your friends and family with fun and unique greeting cards!  Learn about paper folding […]

  • Libraries open for President’s Day | Monday, February 17

    The State government of Iowa does not celebrate the President’s Day holiday, which is Monday, February 17 this year.  All University of Iowa classes, services, clinics, offices and libraries should be open/operating regular hours. President’s Day was originally designated to honor […]

  • Meet Lou: Business Library Student Employee and UI Libraries Scholarship Winner

    Meet Louis Barker Recipient of a Dale M. and Mary Gail Bentz Libraries Student Employee Scholarship  “At Iowa, I have a fantastic violin teacher who I knew would be dedicated to helping me develop both personal and professional skills, and the chamber music residency program here is […]

  • Business Library Student Employees Awarded UI Libraries Scholarships

    Four Business Library Student Employees have been awarded scholarships from the UI Libraries. Congratulations to the winners: Louis Barker, Ryan Greenough, Natalie Boucher, and Jared Bock.

  • 2020: The International Year of Plant Health

    2020 is the International Year of Plant Health according to the United Nations General Assembly. Our health and well-being as humans depends upon plants for nutrition, spices, medications, beauty in our gardens, oxygen to breathe, and coffee. Plants are integral to the world’s ecosystems and […]

  • Learn & Create! Surface Mount Soldering Basics!

    Soldering Basics – Surface Mount Tuesday, February 4th; 5:00 p.m. Engineering Library Creative Space   Soldering is one of the most fundamental skills needed to dabble in the world of electronics. Although it is possible to learn about – and build – electronics without the […]

  • SciFinder-n Training

    SciFinder-n is the new interface for SciFinder, a searchable collection of chemical reactions, substances, and scientific literature used in chemistry, medicine, and related fields. SciFinder-n is mobile-friendly, offers more filter options compared to SciFinder, and includes an “All […]

  • SciFinder is being upgraded to SciFinder-n

    Welcome to the new generation of Scifinder: SciFindern!   It is also written as SciFinder-n.   Registration is required before the first use.  If you have already registered for SciFinder, your username and password will work for either one. Register for a […]

  • Welcome Back!!

    Welcome back! We hope you had a good winter break! We’ve been busy while you were gone, and this semester is filled with activities!   We are very excited about Capture Your Research 2020! You are invited to come to a question-and-answer session about this brand new photo competition on […]

  • 1st Learn & Create Workshop! Through-Hole Soldering Basics

    Soldering Basics – Through Hole Soldering is one of the most fundamental skills needed to dabble in the world of electronics. Although it is possible to learn about – and build – electronics without the need to pick up a soldering iron, you’ll soon discover that a whole new […]

  • Got EndNote Desktop? Got Mac? | Read this before upgrading to Catalina OS

    The latest Mac operating system, Catalina, runs only 64-bit apps. While the original version of EndNote X9 is a 32-bit app, the latest EndNote upgrade is a 64-bit app.   If you have EndNote Desktop on your computer and have not yet upgraded to Catalina: 1. Upgrade your EndNote to the newest […]

  • Hardin Library closed Monday, January 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

    The Hardin Library will be closed Monday, January 20 for the University Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.  The library will re-open at 7:30am on Tuesday, January 21.  The 24-hour study is available whenever the library is closed for all affiliated University of Iowa/University Healthcare […]

  • BabelScores Now Available

    The Rita Benton Music Library now provides access to BabelScores, an online scores database of over 210,000 pages of contemporary music. The catalog features composers from around the world, related media (videos of performances, sound recordings), and methods for contacting composers. This […]

  • Lanterns in their Hands: a look at a new exhibit and its curator

    In the darkness of these Midwest winter months, a new exhibit comes to our reading room to shed light on nine nearly forgotten Iowa women writers.  Lanterns in Their Hands: Nine Nearly Forgotten Iowa Women Writers was curated by Processing Coordinator, Jacque Roethler. The exhibit […]

  • Return Billed Books | Get Credit for Charges

    Our library is mostly fine-free. If you were billed a replacement charge for an overdue book owned by University of Iowa, simply return it to any University of Iowa Library/UIowa Law Library and you will receive a credit for the replacement cost within two months on your next University bill.  […]

  • Supporting research & clinical practice with systematic review service

    By clinical education librarians at UI Libraries’ Hardin Library for the Health Sciences Jennifer DeBerg and Heather Healy Since 2011, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences has provided a systematic review service to support research across the health sciences. Systematic reviews, a critical […]

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