photo of herbal from 1541; herb and 3 men

Scientific Books & Their Makers : Pop Up Exhibit and Presentations | Monday, May 6 | John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

Students in History 4430/UICB 4930 Scientific Books and Their Makers invite you to a pop up exhibit and series of presentations.  The exhibit includes interactive, artistic, literary, and scholarly elements, grounded in research in the history of science and the book in early modern Europe.

Monday, May 6
John Martin Rare Book Room, 401 HLHS

How to Science: Interpretation, Organization and Language in Early Modern Scientific Texts
Kaeli Nieves-Whitmore, Elizabeth McKay, and Lucy Dunphy Barness

How to Book: Books Before Robots
Lydia Nesslar, Katerina Hazell, and Libby Walkup

How to Sex: Practicality Versus Morality
Rhiannon Bell and Heidi Parker

photo of herbal from 1541; herb and 3 men
Historia Stirpium (1542), photo by Leonhart Fuchs



April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month | Books and Display

books available to check outApril is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  We have some materials available on the 3rd Floor:

sexaul assault awareness display


The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey from CDC

Open Education Week Activities @UI Libraries | Tools, resources & practices that increase access and sharing

 Open Education Week #OEWeek is a week-long event highlight the impact of Open Education, and Open Educational Resources (OER) on teaching and learning.

Open education is the practice of allowing the sharing of learning objects, case studies, materials, and other resources unburdened by cost and copyright.

Liberated: Faculty Perspectives on OER | Monday, March 4, 1-2:30pm, 2032 Main Library

Talk with Nicole Allen from SPARC | Friday, March 8, 1-2pm, E105 Adler Journalism Building

For more information see:

Open Education Resources Program at UI Libraries and grants program

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Free Film Screening | Paywall: The Business of Scholarship | Thursday, October 25, 12pm @Film Scene

In honor of Open Access Week 2018 The University of Iowa Libraries is hosting a free screening of the new documentary, Paywall: The Business of Scholarship, focusing on

  • the need for open access to research and science,
  • questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers,
  • examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and
  • looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google. Everyone is invited!  image of vending machine

Thursday, October 25
Film Scene, 118 East College Street, Iowa City

See more information about the film at or watch the movie for free online!