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  • Mole Day at the Sciences Library

    In celebration of Mole Day on Oct. 23 and National Chemistry Week, Chauncey invited all of his mole friends over to hang out at the Sciences Library. Now the moles have taken over the library! Find a mole hidden at the Sciences Library during National Chemistry Week (Oct. 22-26) and bring […]

  • Library CLOSED Saturday, October 20 | Home Football Game

    The Hardin Library will be closed on Saturday, October 20 for the homecoming football game against Maryland. Game time is 11am.  The 24-hour study will be open to anyone with an Iowa OneCard or a UIHC badge. The library will reopen on Sunday at Noon.  Go Hawks!&nbs […]

  • Guest Post: Open Access Journals are Subversive

    During the month of Open Access week (October 22-28, 2018) we will be highlighting a number of guest posts from University of Iowa Faculty and Staff who have personal experience making their work Open Access. We appreciate their contributions. The second post is by Geb Thomas, Professor, […]

  • From University Archivist David McCartney: Top 10 historical things at the UI

    In honor of Homecoming week here at the University of Iowa, we asked our University Archivist David McCartney to pick the top ten favorite historical things here at the university. The items are in no particular order.    10. The Birthplace of Prime-time TV.  Sure, Westinghouse, […]

  • Stories Worth Telling: a talk with WWII Veteran Carroll Steinbeck

    Driving along Highway 77, there is a small sign indicating the way to Rubio, Iowa. I nearly miss it, but catch the sign in time to make a sharp turn down what looks to be the main road in this town of 35 people. I pull into Carroll Steinbeck’s driveway. He’s waiting for me, announcing […]

  • Guest Post: Actualizing Unrestricted Knowledge Sharing for Collaborators, Partners, Allies, and Beneficiaries, Globally

    During the month of Open Access week (October 22-28, 2018) we will be highlighting a number of guest posts from University of Iowa Faculty and Staff who have personal experience making their work Open Access. We appreciate their contributions. The first post is by Danielle Medgyesi, recent MS […]

  • Deborah Howe visits as part of the William Anthony Endowment

    Last week the University of Iowa Library’s Preservation and Conservation Department were please to host Dartmouth College’s Collections Conservator Deborah Howe as part of the William Anthony Endowment lecture series. On Thursday, October 4th Howe gave a lecture at the Main Library […]

  • Lessons Learned About Iowa’s Wild Bees

    In Dr. Hendrix’s talk “Protecting Iowa’s Wild Bees: Your Backyard Counts,” we learned that honey bees are the only type of bees that are social. Most bees are solitary bees! Solitary bees create nests in holes in wood, bamboo, or in the ground. These solitary wild bees are […]

  • Conservation Staff Install Works From the Iowa Women’s Archive at Dubuque Museum of Art

    Recently a group of staff from the University of Iowa Library’s Conservation Lab journeyed up to Dubuque to install some pieces lent from the Iowa Women’s Archive (IWA) to the Dubuque Museum of Art. The materials and artwork are from the Josephine Pletscher Papers collection, donated to […]

  • Guide to Using Images in the Health Sciences

    Learn more about considerations to using health science images with our handy guide: . […]

  • Guido Guidi | October 2018 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    GUIDO GUIDI (1508-1569). Chirurgia è Graeco in Latinum conversa. Paris: Excudebat Petrus Galterius, 1544  Guidi, a successful Florentine surgeon, was invited to Paris in 1542 to help the French King Francis I apply medical advances of the Italian Renaissance to French […]

  • Lessons from an Olson

    The University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections is looking for the next Olson Graduate Research Assistant. If you are a graduate student, or an incoming graduate student, find out more here. However, you might be asking what does being the Olson Graduate Research Assistant actually mean? […]

  • Lupita Larios Travels through Time with Mujeres Latinas Oral Histories

    Have you ever heard a story that your grandparents, for example, told you and you were so fascinated to hear the story that you still remember it? With oral histories, a person is able to travel through time and imagine all the events and experiences that the narrator was living in those years. My […]

  • 2018 UI Libraries Student Employee Scholarship Winners

    Eleven employees have been awarded UI Libraries Student Employee Scholarships for 2018-19. Congratulations to our winners!  Read about the winners. […]

  • It’s Banned Books Week!

      BANNED BOOKS WEEK! September 23-29, 2018   Banned Book Week – typically held the last week in September – was launched in 1982 – in order to bring attention to a surge of challenges that schools, bookstores and libraries were getting. The purpose of this […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

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