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  • Grab Something Cool and Enjoy the Quiet

    Need a soft drink, a light lunch maybe, and a peaceful place to study?  Come to the BizHub this summer!  You have your choice of conversation space, personal seating, or even a group-study room.  Would you like help with an assignment or wish to borrow a reserve book?  Visit the […]

  • EndNote Workshop

    The Sciences Library welcomes students, staff, and faculty to an EndNote Workshop on Wednesday, July 17 at 11:30 AM in room 102 of the Sciences Library. There is no need to register in advance. In this workshop you will learn how to use EndNote to:  Collect references for articles, books, […]

  • The Weird and Wonderful Things of the L. Falcon Media Fandom Collection

    Zoë Webb is a graduate student at the University of Iowa in the School of Library and Information Science and is also pursuing a Book Studies certificate at the Center for the Book. As a student worker in Special Collections, she was recently appointed Processing Intern for the L. Falcon Media […]

  • Eighteen faculty win UI Libraries OpenHawks grants

    Students will benefit from Open Educational Resource (OER) projects  The University of Iowa Libraries has awarded fifteen grants to eighteen faculty for Open Educational Resource (OER) projects for the 2019-2020 academic year. OpenHawks is a campus-wide grant program that funds faculty efforts […]

  • Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry moves to the University of Iowa Libraries

    The University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections is the new home of the renowned Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry. Founded by Ruth and Marvin Sackner in 1979 in Miami Beach, Florida, the Sackner Archive currently holds the largest collection of concrete and visual poetry in the […]

  • eduroam Wireless Certificate Upgrade Tuesday, June 4 | All Windows and iOS Users Will Have to Confirm

    ITS will update the TLS certificate used for wireless clients connecting to eduroam at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, June 4. The service won’t be interrupted but will require a manual confirmation of the new certificate on most devices except Android and Chromebook. Instructions on how to accept […]

  • UI3/ISRC Data Science Institute, June 10-14, 2019 | Learn Basic Coding Building Blocks

    The University of Iowa, a pioneer in Informatics research, will host a data science institute featuring five mini-classes the week of June 10, 2019. The workshop is a collaborative effort between the Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC) and the Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3). The institute […]

  • New Curator of Rare Books coming to Special Collections

    The University of Iowa Libraries is excited to announce that Diane Dias De Fazio will be joining Special Collections as the new Curator of Rare Books this July. Dias De Fazio is joining us from New York, where she has been working as a librarian at the New York Public Library since 2016. Her work […]

  • Space Flight Exhibit at the Sciences Library!

    As the HaloSat satellite flies hundreds of miles above us orbiting the Earth, it’s a short trip to the Sciences Library to see a life-sized model of the HaloSat in our new exhibit! In addition to the 3D model of the HaloSat satellite, there are two gold boxes that have traveled into space and […]

  • Hardin Open Workshops | Learn Something New This Summer!

    Hardin Library is offering a wide variety of workshops this summer! Learn something new. Hardin Open Workshops Schedule and Sign Up  Summer workshops include: Keeping Current EndNote Desktop EndNote Collaboration Systematic Reviews PubMed Mobile Resources for Health Sciences Twitter for health […]

  • Benzi’s Observations on Galen | May 2019 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    UGO BENZI (1376-1439). Expositio super libros Tegni Galeni. Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 1498 Benzi, also know as Hugo of Siena,  initially studied philosophy and medicine at the University of Siena. He completed his doctorate at Pavia in 1396 where he remained on […]

  • Olson Graduate Assistant Acquisitions Project

    Olson Graduate Assistant Acquisitions Project Every year, Special Collections hosts two Olson Graduate Assistants who have chosen to specialize in the field of Special Collections Librarianship or Archives for a two-year assistantship. These prestigious positions supplement knowledge gained in the […]

  • University of Iowa Libraries becomes institutional member of Open Access publisher Cogitatio

    Today hefty paywalls prevent research published in most scholarly journals from being read online by audiences that many academics often most want to reach—policy makers and elected officials, industry leaders, non-profits, educators, the general public, and even faculty from smaller teaching […]

  • Final List of Subscription Cancellations Available

    by Linda Walton, Associate University Librarian  The UI Libraries has published a finalized list of cancelled subscriptions to journals, databases, and e-books.  These cancellation decisions were made after considering feedback from the campus community.  Some titles were retained as […]

  • Saving Susiana Capstone-Update

    With the semester coming to a close, my Saving Susiana digital project is off to a great start. While I began the semester with grand idealism, practical constraints relating both to my associated qualifying paper and issues of audience of the project forced me time and time again to shift gears […]

  • Celebrating first-generation college students at the First-Generation Summit

    by Jenay Solomon, Undergraduate Engagement Librarian, UI Libraries Celebrating student accomplishments and getting to showcase all the amazing services and resources the UI libraries provide for students is always a great thing to do. Even on a Saturday! Earlier this spring on a beautiful sunny […]

  • Free Coffee, Compliments, & Brownie Bites: Study for Finals at the Sciences Library!

    Find your way to the Sciences Library to study for finals week! Fuel up with free refreshments: homemade brownie bites, cookies, coffee, and tea! Refresh with coloring, origami, and games. Give a friend a boost, or rejuvenate yourself with tear-off compliments! Choose from a variety of study spots: […]

  • IMALERT members assist in disaster recovery

    On Monday, April 22, Iowa Museums, Archives, Libraries Emergency Response Team (IMALERT) members assisted with the retrieval and salvage of collection items in the flood-damaged Pacific Junction Railroad Museum (PJRM). We could not have had a more “perfect” flood recovery experience. […]

  • Digital tools for responding to writing: A Review

    Google Docs and Microsoft Office365 offer a variety of tools and features for collaborative writing and revision. However, my experience with them has felt lacking. I’ve found they fall short of the goal of inviting robust conversation around a piece of writing, where multiple reviewers can […]

  • Congratulations to Hardin’s Spring 2019 Graduate Student Graduates

    Kayla Hodgson is receiving a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science in May, 2019.  After graduating, Kayla will start as the new Youth and Teen Services Assistant Librarian at the North Liberty Community Library.  Kayla enjoyed the people she worked with at the Hardin […]

  • Congratulations to Hardin’s Spring Undergraduate Graduates

    Francis Bass is receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Creative Writing with honors. Francis will be moving to Philadelphia where he plans to find a job for pay and continue to purse a career as a professional writer.  After spending a lot of time at both the UI Libraries and the […]

  • A student’s perspective on working in the library

    The Preservation and Conservation department employs 19 students in positions ranging from digitization to book repair to conservation. Within the Marking unit, student employees mark new books to prepare them for patron use. We start by property stamping them, then we insert a security device, and […]

  • Introducing the Summer 2019 Studio Fellows

    The University of Iowa Graduate College and the UI Libraries Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio are excited to announce that 14 graduate students have been selected for the 2019 Studio Summer Fellowship program. These individuals will soon take part in an 8-week course that provides […]

  • I Am _____: Digital Humanities Meets Digital Photography

    As I mentioned in my first post, my DH capstone project is a little different than most. In a few months, I will run a weeklong summer camp, in partnership with the Iowa Youth Writing Project (IWYP). Participants—all of whom will be young women—will talk about body image, explore the […]

  • Finals Week Is Coming!!

    It’s that time again – FINALS WEEK! Are you finding that you are having trouble concentrating when you try and study in your room? Too many distractions? The couch and TV or gaming system just too close? Or that nice, soft, comfy bed? Stop in – we have extended hours!    […]

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