Bindings archive

Cover of Bindings - Summer 2019

Bindings - Summer 2019

Learn how the UI Libraries anticipates and responds to changing environments. To aid researchers and students whose work will help society navigate the coming challenges and opportunities, the UI Libraries offers access to information that shows where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going. Our catalogers think deeply about evolving societal views and how that evolution is reflected in our online cataloging practices. We help citizens respond to climate change; our librarians teach students about fake news; we bring literature to the public with new technology; and we assist first-generation students.

Cover of Bindings - Winter 2019

Bindings - Winter 2019

Investing in our research libraries.  The UI Libraries monitors investments in both resources and staff to ensure an integrated balance for our scholars, who rely not only on access to information but also on librarians who make vital contributions to the university community such as teaching in the classroom, helping with textbook affordability, shedding light on murky aspects of scholarly publishing, promoting Iowa researchers by increasing access to their work, and more.

Cover of Bindings - Summer 2018

Bindings - Summer 2018

The Brinton Collection.  The University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections is home to the Brinton Collection, which includes artifacts, photos, films, and more from the late 19th and early 20th centuries—a magical era in entertainment history that observed the intersection of live theatre, radio, and film. The collection was preserved for many years by Michael Zahs, subject of the documentary film, Saving Brinton. Zahs has generously donated this collection to the UI Libraries.

Cover of Bindings - Winter 2018

Bindings - Winter 2018

The Ripple Effect: far-reaching results from the UI Libraries. Our library staff are the UI Libraries’ greatest asset. Each of our librarians provide one-on-one instruction for students, as well as individualized assistance for researchers. At the same time, library units colleborate to mount large projects that carry positive, campus-wide, and regional impacts. For example, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences is a regional office of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). Serving the public with access to online health information, the staff in the Greater Midwest Region office of NNLM are engaging communities in the All of Us Research Program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Cover of Bindings - Summer 2017

Bindings - Summer 2017

History’s lessons: studying our past to forge our future. The UI Libraries plays a key role in gathering, conserving, and digitizing traces of our past. Most important, we also make this valuable information readily available to students, faculty, and members of a global digital community. These library users access our materials to examine human histories and find ways to transform our futures.

Cover of Bindings - Winter 2017

Bindings - Winter 2017

Building your UI Libraries: efforts of many contribute to large-scale projects. Good ideas don’t simply pop up; they unfold through careful inquiry, planning, and collaborative effort. The UI Libraries accomplished five major projects, including a major upgrade to its resource management system; hosting Shakespeare’s First Folio in our Main Library Gallery; opening the Rita Benton Music Library in the new Voxman Music Building; establishing the Greater Midwest Region office for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine; and opening the UI Libraries Annex.

Cover of Bindings - Spring 2016

Bindings - Spring 2016

An Engaging Library: engaged learning for student success. From pop-up libraries to curriculum development, UI librarians work across the campus to assist faculty, inspire students, and facilitate active learning. Our librarians help students find, evaluate, and use library resources and play an active role in classroom instruction alongside faculty. UI librarians are also part of research teams, performing systematic reviews of literature that aid evidence-based research projects. The Main Library’s Learning Commons continues to be a gathering place where students learn from one another and engage in Libraries-sponsored learning.

Cover of Bindings - Winter 2015/2016

Bindings - Winter 2015/2016

A focus on library expertise. UI Libraries continues to evolve, anticipating user needs with staff experts who help students and faculty succeed. The Libraries facilitates academic success by engaging in all aspects of the educational continuum to support lifelong learning. We also work to advance knowledge and practice by providing active support throughout the research lifecycle. We explore new frontiers in areas of distinction through innovations that build upon interdisciplinary strengths, expertise, and collections. We engage Iowa’s diverse communities with resources and services that contribute to cultural vitality, health, and quality of life.

Cover of Bindings - Spring 2015

Bindings - Spring 2015

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Bindings - Spring 2013

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Bindings - Fall 2010

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Bindings - Fall 2009

Cover of Bindings - Spring 2009

Bindings - Spring 2009

Cover of Bindings - Fall 2008

Bindings - Fall 2008

Cover of Bindings - Spring 2008

Bindings - Spring 2008