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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Hardin Library reducing hours for spring break
    by Sarah Andrews on February 7, 2024 at 7:54 pm

    Hardin Library will be open reduced hours from March 9 to March 16 for Spring break.  Regular hours resume on March 17.   The 24-hour study is available when the library is closed.  You can access the study using a current Iowa One Card or University of Iowa Health Care badge.   Visit the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • What’s in store this semester at the Engineering Library
    by Amanda Gunnink on January 16, 2024 at 9:05 pm

    Welcome back! We’re happy to see you again. Here are a few events you can get involved in this semester with the Engineering Library:  Join a team today for the Engineering Open: Mini Golf Design Challenge!   The Mini Golf Design Challenge is back! Get creative and join a design team to build […]

  • Find the best place to publish research using Think. Check. Submit.
    by Carol Hollier on January 12, 2024 at 5:04 pm

    Figuring out where to publish research can be daunting, particularly because new journals and publishers are emerging all the time and some are not reputable. But there’s a resource to help build knowledge and skills to become a savvy author who is aware of, and demands, good practice in […]

  • Women scientists in pre-WWII Tokyo: Lessons learned
    by Lisa Nakahara on December 8, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    My capstone project for the Public Digital Humanities certificate focused on creating an interactive map of women scientists and academic institutions in pre-WWII Tokyo. The dominant narrative of modern Japan’s scientific journey has centered on the contributions of male scientists and male-only […]