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  • The Sciences Library and the Department of Physics and Astronomy co-host successful solar eclipse viewing event
    by Carol Hollier on April 16, 2024 at 4:44 pm

    What a thrilling experience it was to witness the partial solar eclipse that took place in the skies above Iowa City on Monday, April 8! The eclipse-viewing event, hosted jointly by the Sciences Library and the Department of Physics and Astronomy, was a huge success, with thousands of people […]

  • Student worker spotlight: Cassandra Parsons
    by Natalee Dawson on April 12, 2024 at 5:25 pm

    When Hawkeye senior Cassandra Parsons arrived on the University of Iowa from her hometown of Williamsburg, Iowa, she knew that a student job would be a key part of her time as an undergraduate. And when Parsons, an English and creative writing major and anthropology minor, started work as a student […]

  • Feed Me Weird Things: Celebrating the contributions of the late Chris Wiersema
    by The University of Iowa Libraries on April 5, 2024 at 8:49 pm

    Posters from the archives of Feed Me Weird Things (2017-present) have taken over the outer windows of the Rita Benton Music Library, a welcome and colorful distraction from winter’s untimely return this week. These posters, the work of Dylan Marcus McConnell, showcase just a fraction of the […]

  • UI Hardin Library to celebrate 50 years and fourth floor renovations to improve user experience
    by Anne Bassett on April 4, 2024 at 6:14 pm

    Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa Libraries is recognizing two milestones in May 2024: the completion of a major renovation to its fourth floor, including the John Martin Rare Book Room, and serving students, faculty, and staff for 50 years.  Construction started in […]

  • In pictures: 50 years of Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
    by Sarah Andrews on April 4, 2024 at 6:05 pm

    (Exhibit curated by Damien Ihrig, curator for the John Martin Rare Book Room, and Helen Spielbauer, creative coordinator, Hardin Library) 50 years ago this fall, the University of Iowa opened the Health Sciences Library, later named in 1988 after Dr. Robert C. Hardin. A former physician and […]

  • Check out the new Iowa Research Online
    by Sara Scheib on April 1, 2024 at 7:35 pm

    Have you heard the news? Iowa Research Online (IRO) is new and improved! Staff at the University of Iowa Libraries have been hard at work on a new interface that goes way beyond the traditional institutional repository. We’re the first institution in the world to go live with Esploro from Ex […]

  • The unsung hero of innovation: why data management is crucial in engineering 
    by Amanda Gunnink on March 27, 2024 at 8:49 pm

    In the world of engineering, a secret hero often goes unnoticed: data management. It might not be as glamorous as the latest design software or cutting-edge materials, but effective data management is the foundation for successful engineering projects. Here are a few reasons why data management is […]

  • Get expert help with your data management plan
    by Brian Westra on March 27, 2024 at 12:59 pm

    Do you need a data management and sharing plan (DMSP) for your grant proposal? The University of Iowa Libraries Research Data Services can help! Brian Westra, data services librarian, is available to help you create a data management plan in alignment with funding agency requirements. If you have […]

  • One Day for Iowa 2024: Support advanced student employees like Lizzi with the University Librarian’s Student Employee Fund
    by Natalee Dawson on March 26, 2024 at 3:55 pm

    For One Day for Iowa 2024, we’re highlighting the new University Librarian’s Student Employee Fund, which will create more opportunities for advanced student employees to enhance skills, bolster career-development goals, or pursue special interests. These are students like Lizzi Ayers, whose […]

  • Sink your teeth into these Pi Day reads
    by Amanda Gunnink on March 14, 2024 at 1:35 pm

    Happy Pi Day (3/14)! Celebrate this captivating constant by reading some books on pi from our collection. There’s a book for every kind of pi fan.   For the curious newcomer  Π: a biography of the world’s most mysterious number by Alfred S. Posamentier & Ingmar Lehmann   Written for […]

  • UI Libraries inks new Cold Spring Harbor open access agreement
    by Sara Scheib on March 12, 2024 at 7:57 pm

    The University of Iowa Libraries are pleased to announce a new transformative agreement with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (CSHLP), an internationally renowned publisher of books, journals, and electronic media in genetics and molecular biology. The agreement includes: To publish open access […]

  • Using UILink to access full-text content
    by Sarah Andrews on March 12, 2024 at 7:22 pm

    Full-text content from databases is often available using the UILink button. UILink is the tool that bridges our search tools like InfoHawk+, PubMed, and other databases to our subscriptions and full-text content. Make your experience seamless with the help of the best practices listed below. 1. […]

  • YOU Make the Government: The Iowa League of Women Voters and Civic Responsibility
    by Anna Holland on March 8, 2024 at 10:25 pm

    A non-partisan organization, the LWV focuses on voters understanding their power and responsibility in government at all levels. It also emphasizes that for democracy to be for the people, citizens must engage with government at every level. In a 1947 project entitled You are Democracy, the LWV […]

  • The Literary Heritage of Cornell College: Using Digital Resources to Preserve the Past by Miranda Donnellan
    by Connor Hood on March 7, 2024 at 6:12 pm

    Archives are not infallible. Paper disintegrates, photos acidify, and even metal rusts and ages. Every librarian and archivist knows that preservation relies on prevention far more than restoration, but there is only so much control you can exert over nature’s most significant force: time. As a […]

  • Congratulations to the five Hardin librarians listed as co-authors since Jan. 1
    by Sarah Andrews on March 5, 2024 at 8:34 pm

    Since the start of 2024, five of the librarians on staff at the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences have been listed as co-authors of published research. We’re always excited to collaborate with our library users, whose important work energizes all of us. Further information is listed below, […]

  • Student employee spotlight: Ramin Roshandel
    by Natalee Dawson on March 1, 2024 at 9:50 pm

    Ramin Roshandel will never forget the first time he stepped into the University of Iowa Rita Benton Music Library. From the beginning, the PhD candidate knew that the library would become a crucial part of his time as a student of music composition pedagogy. Roshandel describes being immediately […]

  • 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 […]