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  • Capturing the Oldest Stars: Launch of the James Webb Space Telescope

    The James Webb Space Telescope will soon be on its way to take images of the first stars in the universe. The Ariane rocket will launch on December 22 from French Guiana and carry the James Webb Space Telescope to the stars. At the time of this writing, the James Webb Space Telescope […]

  • The Legacy of Flatland

    The following was written by Marie Ernster, practicum student from School of Library and Information Science The field of mathematics was in a period of philosophical volatility in England in the 19th century. A huge debate raged in the area of geometry over whether they should allow non-Euclidean […]

  • Linda Lococo | Longest Serving Staff Member | Retired December 1, 2021

    Linda Lococo, Hardin Library’s longest serving staff member, retired on December 1 with 43 years of service. Linda worked in Hardin’s Interlibrary Loan Department, borrowing materials from other libraries for University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students as well as fulfilling materials […]

  • It’s in the details: a closer look at Old Armory fire in an unlikely place

    The following is written by University Archivist David McCartney In the early morning hours of Saturday, May 9, 1970, the building housing the Dept. of Rhetoric mysteriously caught fire and was declared a total loss. Although the cause of the blaze was never determined, many to this day believe it […]

  • Six-on-Six Basketball: Gone but Not Forgotten

    The following post was written by IWA Graduate Assistant, Emma Barton-Norris. Six-on-six girls’ basketball was extremely important in Iowa, to both those who played the game and to those who made the trek to attend the annual Iowa State Championship every year. In the newly processed collection, […]

  • Thankful for Indigenous Foods: Native American Cookbooks in Special Collections

    The following is written by Olson Graduate Research Assistant, Rachel Miller-Haughton This article will use the words ‘Native American’ and ‘Indigenous’ to refer to the people and cuisines mentioned. Other words, some of which are considered offensive or slurs, are used in these books, and […]

  • Happy Native American Heritage Month!

    November is Native American Heritage Month, so let’s celebrate some Native American Engineers! Ely S. Parker (1828-1895) – Seneca, Civil and Military Engineer Born in 1828 on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation, Ely S. Parker lived up to his Seneca name of Do-ne-ho-ga-wa, which means “Open […]

  • New Interlibrary Loan Interface Goes Live!

    Have you ever used interlibrary loan? If you haven’t, now is a great time to check it out! A new interface has been launched making it even easier for you to request the items you need. First, visit the website of any University of Iowa library, this can be your branch library (like Engineering) […]

  • Library Resources on Leadership

    Check out this new guide on leadership. The guide feature books, articles and videos on leadership. If you have questions or comments, please contact the business library  

  • Beating as One: The Hearts and Minds of Fruit Flies  

    University of Iowa Biology Professors Alan Kay and Daniel Eberl have discovered a tiny heart that beats inside the brain of fruit flies. The heart, which is a secondary heart to the main heart, pumps on its own and provides the circulation for the antennae of the fruit fly. The pumping action […]

  • Dostoevsky’s Influence on Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, and Sylvia Plath

    In the latest video from the Main Library Gallery, exhibit curator Dr. Anna Barker discusses Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel The Double and how it has influenced other writers, including Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, and Sylvia Plath. Books featured in the video are from Special Collections […]

  • Thanksgiving Recess Service-Desk Hours

    Over Thanksgiving Recess, November 22-28, service-desk hours will be: Monday-Wednesday, November 22-24   8:00 am-4:00 pm Thursday-Sunday, November 25-28        Closed Need assistance?  Contact us!

  • Tadoku Hour: reading in Japanese for fun!

    By Tsuyoshi Harada This semester, the UI Japanese Program and the UI Libraries are presenting Tadoku Club, which offers opportunities for anyone to enjoy reading Japanese books at a comfortable setting.  Tadoku (多読) means reading a lot of books for fun. We have a variety of Japanese books […]

  • New Sound Recordings Exhibit in the Library!

    This week’s blog is from Keegan Hockett, who curated this exhibit. Keegan Hockett is a graduate music student pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Bassoon Performance and Pedagogy with a secondary area in musicology. He also works as a research assistant for the Office of Community […]

  • Introducing Kathryn Reuter, Academic Outreach Coordinator

    Special Collections & Archives is excited to welcome Kathryn Reuter to the team as our new Academic Outreach Coordinator.    As Academic Outreach Coordinator, Kathryn will be working with both the UI Libraries and Stanley Museum of Art to increase visibility and usability of our deep and […]

  • Hardin Library Closed for Home Football Games | Nov 13, Nov 20

    Hardin Library is closed whenever there is an Iowa home football (American football) game.  The 24-hour study is available when the library is closed.  Access the study with your healthcare badge of Iowa One card. Cambus detours on football gamedays:  CAMBUS Football Shuttles and Gameday Detours […]

  • Now Available Online – Guest Author Laura Gellott’s 2021 Iowa City Book Festival Lecture

    The University of Iowa Libraries invited special guest author Laura Gellott to discuss her research and recent book, Helen Perry Curtis and the European Trip of a Lifetime, during the Iowa City Book Festival in October 2021. Laura’s presentation is now available to watch on the Iowa City UNESCO […]

  • How Galaxies Grow: The Research of UI Professor Keri Hoadley

    University of Iowa Professor Keri Hoadley researches how galaxies are formed as part of a mission called Faint Intergalactic-medium Redshifted Emission Balloon, or FIREBall-2. Using a balloon telescope, her research involves measuring gas emissions from over 200 galaxies. In a second mission, […]

  • Open Education Resources and the 5 R’s

    One of the best kept secrets of education are Open Educational Resources. The University of Iowa’s adopted definition is: “Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that are free of cost and access barriers, and which also carry legal permission for open […]

  • Open Science

    In 2019, UNESCO created their Recommendation on Open Science, a set of guidelines to help encourage collaboration across national boarders, language barriers, and institutional divides. Open Science advocates for Open Access, but widens the scope to include Open Data, Research, Evaluation, […]

  • Library to Help You Publish for FREE in Open Access

    UI corresponding authors can now publish their journal articles Open Access and free of cost to them with 8 different publishers! The University Libraries have entered into “transformative agreements” covering the cost if you want your article to be open access.  American Chemical […]

  • ORCiD and Open Access

    What is ORCID and why does it matter to Open Access?  ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a personal identifier that helps to make sure that work gets attributed to the correct person. To learn more about ORCID and to get started with your own, visit ORCID @ The University of Iowa. What […]

  • Changes to Hardin Library Parking | Effective Oct 25

    The University of Iowa Parking & Transportation Department is removing coin-operated meters across the entire University and the meters at Hardin Library were removed on October 25, 2021.  Contact Parking & Transportation.  If you were ticketed in error, appeal your parking ticket. […]

  • Celebrate Open Access Week with us!

    Happy Open Access Week!  What is Open Access?  According to UNESCO, Open Access is “free access to information and unrestricted use of electronic resources for everyone.” The hope of Open Access is that increased access to research will lead to more collaborative projects and that the removal […]

  • Local Libraries LIT Welcomes Author Sloane Crosley – Nov. 9

    Local Libraries LIT (Listen, Initiate, Talk) will feature The New York Times bestselling essayist and author Sloane Crosley on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. This is the fourth virtual event in the series, which is offered by the Iowa City Public Library, Coralville Public Library, North […]

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