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  • New Exhibit Tells Stories Worth Telling

    Throughout the history of journalism, there have been different mediums in which writers tell their stories. Print, TV and radio have all dominated the journalistic world at one point in time, and while there are many forms to share information, Special Collections explores Tom Brokaw’s […]

  • Get Ready for Girls in Aviation Day!

    This Sunday, September 23rd is Girls In Aviation Day! “Flying is so much more than just a quick way to traverse space. It’s freedom and color and form and style. I am at home in the air.” Amelia Earhart, Feb. 7, 1934, Christian Science Monitor.    In honor of […]

  • Dr. Myrtle Hinkhouse: From China to the Iowa Women’s Archives

    In 1916, a young doctor by the name of Myrtle Hinkhouse stepped onto a ship heading toward China. Years earlier, the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions appointed her to serve in Tengchoufu and, after studying at the Women’s Medical College in Philadelphia, she was ready to begin her work. […]

  • Library closed Saturday, September 22 | Home football game

    The Hardin Library will be closed on Saturday, September 22 because of the home Iowa vs. Wisconsin football game.  The library will reopen on Sunday, September 23 at Noon. The 24-hour study will be available for anyone with a valid Iowa One Card or UIHC hospital badge. […]

  • Herky’s Birthday Celebration

    Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated with us! […]

  • Nominations sought | Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence

    The University Libraries* is seeking nominations for the Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence. The Award will recognize and reward a Libraries’ professional staff member who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and/or leadership in furthering the mission of […]

  • Faculty and Clinicians – Services for You!

    Hardin Library provides a variety of services to help you succeed! Your department has a specialist librarian Every department is assigned a liaison librarian, who can help you with all of your questions about the library and its resources. Evidence-based medicine resources Hardin subscribes to […]

  • Ordinary People, Extraordinary Things: Iowans of the Greatest Generation

    In the window of the Main Library Gallery sit two bags, a trunk, an Army uniform, and the navy nurse’s cape that Evelyn Crary Bacon wore as a student at the State University of Iowa (now the University of Iowa.) What do all of these items have in common? They belonged to members of “The […]

  • Seeking Benton Award Nominations

    The University Libraries is seeking nominations for the Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence. Funded by a generous endowment, this award acknowledges a library staff member’s professional contributions in the practice of librarianship, service to the profession, […]

  • Protecting Iowa’s Wild Bees: Your Backyard Counts

    Join us at the Sciences Library for “Protecting Iowa’s Wild Bees: Your Backyard Counts” presented by Dr. Stephen D. Hendrix, UI Professor Emeritus. Wed., Oct. 3, 12:30-1:30 PM, Sciences Library 3rd floor Pizza & beverages provided while supplies last. Free & open to […]

  • Reflections of UI’s Furry and Feathery Mascots

    As we get ready to celebrate Herky’s 70th birthday, curator of the “Hatching Herky” exhibit, Chloe Waryan, looks back on her experiences and Iowa mascots of old.  In the summer of 2018, I was fortunate enough to be awarded an internship at the University of Iowa Special […]

  • Seth Torchia goes to Washington

    Special Collections student worker Seth Torchia spent a fascinating summer interning at the National Archives. We are excited for Seth to have had this wonderful opportunity and asked him to share his experiences below.  This summer, I interned at the National Archives assisting with the […]

  • New ebooks added to ClinicalKey | Transgender surgical management, Radiology, Tropical Med & more

    New books added to Hardin Library’s ClinicalKey subscription in July-August 2018.  To access any of these titles, open ClinicalKey (  and click on Books. Breast Tomosynthesis (Philpotts, Liane) **new** Cardiovascular Magnetic […]

  • Yes we have Embase!

    Hardin Library subscribes to Embase, a biomedical and pharmaceutical database.  Embase is useful for systematic reviews or searching on food/diet/nutrition, medical devices or drugs. Accessing the Database Go to the Health Sciences E-Resources A-Z list […]

  • Ring the Fire Bell: Iowa Civil War Medical Center | History of Medicine Lectures & Book Signings | September 27 & 28

    The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invites you to book talks and signings by Charles Driscoll, MD, author of Ring the Fire Bell: The Incredible Story of an Iowa Civil War Medical Center. Thursday, September 27, 5:30-6:30pm talk, 6:30 book signing   2117 Medical Education […]

  • Alexander Gordon | Puerperal Fever | September 2018 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    ALEXANDER GORDON (1752-1799). A treatise on the epidemic puerperal fever of Aberdeen. First Edition London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson., 1795. In 1780, at the age of 28, with testimonial letters from the Corporation of Surgeons of London, Gordon entered the Royal Navy as a […]

  • 24 Hour Study Available with Iowa One Card or Hospital Badge | New furniture

    Hardin Library’s 24-hour study got an update this summer. The 24-hour lock was replaced on September 5.  Now anyone with a valid Iowa One Card or hospital badge may access the study when the library is closed.   Hardin’s study area is open 24x7x365.  When the library […]

  • Bulky laptop dragging you down? Introducing TechGuard Locker Bay

    Notice anything new in the Biz Hub this semester? Since our ritzy remodel last semester, the Biz Hub has been getting even more in sync with what students and faculty need. For those of you who might spend an entire afternoon in the business building, this new addition really comes […]

  • Fall 2018 Workshops at the Sciences Library

    The following workshops are open to all students, faculty, and staff. There is no need to register in advance.  Staying Current Workshop – Thursday, September 20, 3:30-4:20 PM, SL 102  In this workshop you will learn how to:  Keep up with the news and […]

  • Register Now for the Creative Kick-Start Program!!

    Registration is now open for the Creative Kick-Start Program!    Hey students! Are you interested in giving your idea, project, or invention a kick-start? Want to make that project a reality? Registration is now open for the Kick-Start program! The Engineering Library, […]

  • Aeon and Reading Room Changes

    As of August 23rd, 2018 the Iowa Women’s Archives has started using Aeon, a new reading room management system! Thanks to Aeon, visitors to any of the special collections reading rooms will be able to: Set up an online account in advance of their visit. Schedule upcoming visits Request […]

  • Course Help in the BizHub

    Need assistance with your courses?  Tippie learning coaches will be available Monday-Wednesday, 5-7 pm, in the BizHub.  You will find coaches in group rooms C324 and C326.  Just ask at the service desk, and Library staff will direct you.  Tutors can help with ECON:1100 […]

  • Manuscripts in the Curriculum comes to Special Collections

    With the new school year beginning, Special Collections has brought in 21 new manuscripts for the fall semester for professors, students, and enthusiasts to enjoy and learn from. These manuscripts are on loan from Les Enluminures, a company with locations in Paris, New York and Chicago. Les […]

  • Nancy Kraft reflects on disaster response in new book chapter

    Congratulations to our very own “Queen of Disaster,” Nancy Kraft, on the recent publication of her new book chapter. Nancy’s chapter, “Bridging the Rivers,” appears in Flood in Florence, 1966: a Fifty-Year Retrospective, out now from Michigan Publishing. Find out how […]

  • New Learn & Create Workshops!!!

    Exciting New Create & Learn Workshops!! Wednesdays @ 1 p.m. We are happy to collaborate with the Engineering Technology Center, NEXUS and the Department of Music to present some exciting workshops! Workshops are free (but there may be an optional materials fee) and are on Wednesdays from 1 to 2 […]

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