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  • No time wasted: What is Leap Day, anyway?
    by Kari Kozak on February 29, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Every four years, the Gregorian calendar gives us an interesting phenomenon called a “leap year.” The result? Countries that follow the Gregorian calendar end up with an extra day on the calendar: Feb. 29. So why does this chronological quirk hit every four years? It actually takes Earth […]

  • This photo contains Hawkeye history—now, Virginia Eichacker reflects on her aunt’s impact
    by Natalee Dawson on February 28, 2024 at 9:11 pm

    This photo features the five undergraduate women who integrated Currier Residence Hall in 1946: Virginia Harper, Esther Walls, Nancy Henry, Gwen Davis, Leanne Howard, and Pat Smith. Their story lives on in the Iowa Women’s Archives and in Currier, where a mural commemorates their achievements at […]

  • OpenHawks grant program promotes open educational resources, saves students money
    by Mahrya Burnett on February 27, 2024 at 8:26 pm

    Are you looking for a way to enhance your teaching, save your students money, and contribute to the global knowledge commons? If so, consider applying for the OpenHawks grant program at the University of Iowa.  Over the last several years, OpenHawks has funded over 60 Open Educational Resources […]

  • Engineering Open: Minigolf Design Challenge 2024 Results!
    by Amanda Gunnink on February 26, 2024 at 6:13 pm

    We had a fantastic time trying out all the new fairways at the teams created for the Engineering Open on Friday, Feb 23. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who joined us! Whether or not you took home one of our 3D-printed trophies, you’re all champions to us, and this tradition is […]

  • Sciences Library spring workshops
    by Carol Hollier on February 16, 2024 at 10:18 pm

    The Sciences Library is offering new spring workshops. Attend to learn how to compare gene sequences, use Sciwheel or EndNote reference management software, navigate scientific papers more effectively, find math literature, set up an ORCiD identifier, or explore ornithological treasures in the […]

  • Chance encounter at the Main Library sparks one couple’s lifelong love story
    by Natalee Dawson on February 13, 2024 at 6:18 pm

    For one Hawkeye couple, the journey of a thousand miles started at a wobbly table in the Main Library. In the late 1960s, Dr. Harold “Harry” Mihm was pursuing his MD at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille Carver College of Medicine, and Georgia Benda was an undergraduate studying special […]

  • Announcing new John Benjamins open access agreement
    by Sara Scheib on February 12, 2024 at 4:26 pm

    The University of Iowa Libraries is pleased to announce a new read and publish agreement with John Benjamins Publishing Company, an independent academic publisher of books, journals and online resources in linguistics and the language sciences. The agreement includes: To publish open access in John […]

  • Two graduate student employees receive Academic Enrichment Awards from the UI Libraries
    by Natalee Dawson on February 9, 2024 at 2:27 pm

    Each year, the University of Iowa Libraries recognizes two graduate student employees for their contributions to the institution and the library or department in which they work. Recipients of an Academic Achievement Award (AEA) are selected by a committee based on their application essays and the […]

  • 13 student Libraries workers receive scholarships for 2023-24
    by Natalee Dawson on February 7, 2024 at 6:00 pm

    Student library employees are a crucial part of what makes the University of Iowa Libraries such a valuable, accessible resource for the community on campus and beyond. We’re grateful that these dedicated students make time alongside their classes to work with us, directing users to needed […]

  • Find your next read by checking out Blind Date with a Book at Lichtenberger Engineering Library
    by Amanda Gunnink on February 7, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Get a jump on your reading goals in a fun and surprising way with our Blind Date with a Book. You can check out a surprise book by visiting the main floor of the Lichtenberger Engineering Library and finding the Blind Date with a Book shelf in front of the wooden wall. If you haveContinue reading […]

  • Guide to accessing Journal Citation Reports
    by Sarah Andrews on February 6, 2024 at 8:04 pm

    by Mary Thomas, clinical education librarian Using Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is important because it’s the official source to find a journal’s impact factor. However, finding JCR online can be tricky, especially because JCR and Web of Science (WoS) are owned by Clarivate. Navigating to JCR […]

  • Staff Q + A: Suzanne Glémot
    by Natalee Dawson on February 2, 2024 at 2:36 pm

    Bookbinder, video game enthusiast, disco connaisseur How did you find your way into preservation and collections care? I was somewhat aware of library preservation while I was a grad student working in the Conservation Lab, but was more interested in becoming a conservation technician—treating […]

  • Author Q + A: Carmen Maria Machado
    by Natalee Dawson on February 1, 2024 at 11:05 pm

    Acclaimed author, Hawkeye, former student library employee Carmen Maria Machado has seen the stacks from every angle: as reader, shelver, and writer.  And during her time at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she came to appreciate the UI Libraries as study spaces and research resources. The Her Body […]

  • Feb. 7 InnoConnect networking event brings JPEC to Lichtenberger Engineering Library
    by Amanda Gunnink on February 1, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Unlock the power of collaboration! The Lichtenberger Engineering Library is partnering with the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center’ (JPEC) to bring you InnoConnect: Uniting Minds in Business and Tech. This brand-new, two-hour speed networking event on Wednesday, Feb. 7 is designed for aspiring […]

  • Announcing new Geological Society of London open access agreement
    by Sara Scheib on January 29, 2024 at 3:58 pm

    The University of Iowa Libraries are pleased to announce a new read and publish agreement with the Geological Society of London (GSL), effective through Dec. 31, 2025. The agreement grants: All actively published GSL hybrid journals and book series are eligible, including: To confirm eligibility, […]

  • Hardin Library 50th anniversary calendar
    by Sarah Andrews on January 25, 2024 at 7:53 pm

    Hardin Library for the Health Sciences is 50 years old in 2024.  Please enjoy an annual calendar designed by Helen Spielbauer.  

  • ACM open access agreement extended for University of Iowa authors
    by Amanda Gunnink on January 24, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Read-and-Publish Agreement for Open Access Continuity The University of Iowa Libraries is pleased to announce the extension of the Read-and-Publish agreement with the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) for three more years (now effective through Dec. […]

  • Studio Summer Fellowship applications are open for submission!
    by Connor Hood on January 23, 2024 at 9:38 pm

    Applications are now being accepted through Feb 7 at 5 p.m. for the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio’s 2024 Summer Fellowship Program. The program is open to all UI PhD, MFA, and DMA students looking to benefit from an in-person, mentored digital scholarship experience this upcoming […]

  • The Studio’s Senior Developer selected to receive 2023 Benton Award
    by Connor Hood on January 23, 2024 at 9:23 pm

    The Studio’s Senior Developer Matthew Butler has been selected to receive the Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence. Butler has contributed significantly to the continued success and excellence of the Studio and the UI Libraries during his several years of service. Read more […]

  • The UI Libraries announce Biochemical Society open access agreement
    by Sara Scheib on January 17, 2024 at 9:14 pm

    The University of Iowa Libraries are pleased to announce a new open access agreement with the Biochemical Society, effective through Dec. 31, 2026. The agreement, negotiated through the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), guarantees full read access to all Biochemical Society journals (published by […]