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  • Pi Day Celebration & Resource Fair on March 14th!

    Join us for a fun filled Pi Day Celebration!!! We are celebrating our favorite mathematical constant, pi, with an afternoon of trivia, library resources fair, and FREE apple pie bites!! Festivities will kick off at 1:59 pm on March 14, 2019 in the Seamans Center Student Commons.   What is […]

  • Your librarians at work

    Want to know what your librarians did for you in 2018? View a quick SNAPSHOT here! Or scroll below to view: […]

  • Meet the Staff: Todd DeGraff!

    Staff Profile: Todd DeGraff, Library Assistant III   A little about yourself.  “I am old but keep moving!  Fiction and poetry are my great loves and pastimes, and language in general fascinates me.  I am a fan of science fiction, horror, and other fringe topics.  […]

  • New addition to the Book Model Collection

    Christine Manwiller, former UI Center for the Book (UICB) student, created a facsimile of a Burmese binding for a historical binding class she took as part of her MFA degree. The original Burmese book was from Fritz James, the retired CEO of Library Binding Service, Inc. He acquired the manuscript […]

  • Engineering Library Escape Room! We Need Your Help!

    Looking for inventors, puzzle-lovers, adventure-seekers, escape room aficionados! We plan to build a couple of College of Engineering escape rooms this semester and we would like to get YOU (engineering students, faculty, staff members) involved! We plan to have the rooms ready by Saturday, […]

  • Rare Recordings of Civil Rights Activists Available Now

    Exciting news from University Archivist, David McCartney, about the incredible recordings found in the Eric Morton Civil Rights Papers.  In 1963 and 1964, attorney Bob Zellner recorded a series of interviews with civil rights activists in Mississippi and Alabama. Zellner conducted the […]

  • Spring 2019 Workshops at the Sciences Library

    The following workshops are open to all students, faculty, and staff. There is no need to register in advance.  EndNote Workshop – Thursday, March 7, 2-3 PM, BB B20 In this workshop you will learn how to use EndNote to:  Collect references for articles, books, websites, […]

  • Create a Valentine’s Pop-Up Card!

    Come join us at our next Learn & Create Workshop! Learn paper folding and create your own fun and unique greeting cards! We’ll be working on special Valentine’s cards, but you can take what you learn and make special cards for every occasion! It will be held February 12th at […]

  • Linda Lundy receives UI Staff Council Longevity Award

    "We are so lucky to have Linda in the Conservation Lab," said Conservator Giselle Simón, Linda's supervisor. "She not only makes our custom boxes, but thank goodness she's a great sewer! If you happen to call a book in any of our special collection reading rooms (Art, Hardin, Special […]

  • Spring Learn & Create Workshops!

    Exciting New Create & Learn Workshops!! Tuesdays, 2:30 pm Engineering Library Creative Space (2001C SC) We are happy to collaborate with the Engineering Technology Center, NEXUS and the Department of Music to present some exciting workshops! The workshops will be held on Tuesdays from 2:30 to […]

  • In-house binding for quick access to course reserves

    As part of the Preservation Department’s customer service focus, books that are placed on rush are processed faster so that patrons can have access to these materials sooner. Not long before this spring semester started, two unbound loose leaf textbooks needed to be placed on course reserves […]

  • Business Source Complete: Relevant and Timely!

    The database: Business Source Complete BSC Where to find it: You can find it here, and under B in the databases A-Z list. Use it to find: Full-text business journal articles Disciplines include: marketing, management, accounting, finance, economics, etc. Company profiles (from Marketline and […]

  • Do you need help finding information? We are here to help you succeed.

    Are you struggling to find: Company financials for your project? Market and industry information for your business plan?  A SWOT analysis on a company? Opportunities and risks of doing business in another country?  Business Librarians can help. Stop by the business library and ask for […]

  • Artificial Hearts | Shelley McKellar | 2019 R. Palmer Howard History of Medicine Society Dinner | Friday, April 5, 2019

    Medical historian Shelley McKellar will speak on Artificial Hearts: A Controversial Medical Technology and its Sensational Patient Cases at the 2019 R. Palmer Howard Dinner.   Location: Radisson Hotel, Coralville, Iowa Date: Friday, April 5, 2019 Reception 6pm with cash bar, Dinner at 7pm, […]

  • Google Scholar | Change Some Settings for Off-Campus Access

    Using Google Scholar off campus requires changing some settings in order to view full-text articles. Access Google Scholar from Hardin’s A-Z database list or directly at   Then change settings as below: Go to Settings Click on Library Links Make […]

  • An Exhibit for the Senses

    The great thing about artists books is that it shows us the various shapes, sizes, and textures that books can come in. Publishing companies, who also vary in shapes and sizes, help get these books out into the world for everyone to enjoy. Curated by University of Iowa Professor Jennifer Buckley, […]

  • An Iowa Woman in Japan: Kären Mason’s Trip to Rikkyo University

    Kären Mason, Iowa Women’s Archives curator, traveled to Tokyo in November to speak at Rikkyo University. Sixty library students, archivists, and others attended her lecture, entitled “Archives for All: Creating More Inclusive Archives in the United States.” Kären was […]

  • Not just paper and books: Conservation staff create custom enclosures for unique artifacts

    As part of his work in the conservation lab, Bill Voss constructs enclosures to house delicate artifacts. He recently completed a large custom enclosure for one item from Andrei Codrescu’s Art Installation Piece. Codrescu is a Romanian-American writer and artist. His artwork and poetry was […]

  • Severe Weather Closure

    We want you to stay safe and warm, therefore we will be closing at 6 pm on Tuesday, January 29th, will be closed all day Wednesday, January 30th, and will reopen at 10:30 am on Thursday, January 31st.    &nbs […]

  • Business Library Service Desk Closing Early Tuesday, 1/29 and Wednesday, 1/30

    Due to the extreme cold forecast, the business library information desk will close at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 1/29 and Wednesday, 1/30. The BizHub space will remain open as usual 24/7. Stay warm!&nbs […]

  • Sciences Library closing at 5 PM on Jan 29 & closed on Jan 30

    The Sciences Library will be closing on Tuesday, January 29 at 5 PM due to extremely cold temperatures. We will remain closed all day on Wednesday, January 30. We will re-open at 8:30 AM on Thursday, January 31. Stay warm, everyone! &nbs […]

  • William Osler: His Life and Human | History of Medicine Lecture by Robert Rakel, MD | Thursday, February 28, 5:30pm

    On the 100th anniversary year of William Osler’s death, the University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invites you to hear Robert Rakel, MD speak.   William Osler: His Life and Sense of Humor Thursday, February 28, 2019 5:30-6:30PM 2117 Medical Education and Research Facility […]

  • Discovering the Rich World of the Encyclopedia

    Encyclopedias. If you’re like me, then you haven’t really given them much thought. Growing up in pre-Google days, my family owned a 1988 set that was used and abused by my siblings and I, for both school reports and building forts, and they proved a go-to for school projects and reports […]

  • Phone or laptop battery low? Stop by the library service desk to check out a charger.

    The business library has a variety of phone charges available for check out. Supported devices include iPhone, android phones, Apple laptops and Windows laptops. In addition to chargers, we also have HDMI cords and adapters available for check out, such as HDMI to HDMI, HDMI to Mini […]

  • Earn your own bookbinding badge with this new exhibit

    Do you have an interest in bookbinding? Have you always wanted to be a boy or girl scout but never took the opportunity to join? Or maybe you miss those scouting days? Well, now is your chance to earn your Bookbinding badge and join the Book Scouts. Curated by Olson Graduate Assistant Laura […]

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