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  • Springer Nature Protocols | New Experiments Research Tool

    Because the UI Libraries subscribes to Nature Methods, Nature Protocols, and Springer Protocols, we now have access to Springer  Nature Experiments at no extra charge.   Springer Nature Experiments combines search results…

  • Preservation Week 2019

    This week is Preservation Week, which is sponsored by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a branch of the American Library Association (ALA). Preservation Week is an opportunity to learn about and take…

  • Earth Month 2019 – Protect Our Species!

    Earth Month 2019 Protect Our Species! Happy Earth Day! April 22nd marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement  While the Viet Nam war raged, the last Beatles album was recorded and Simon & Garfunkel…

  • Faculty, P&S, Graduate Students | Time to Renew or Return Materials

    All annual loans due in June, 2019 may now be renewed for another year. You may renew your loans: by signing into my account by bringing your books to the library and asking for renewals by calling the library at 319-335-9151 You may…

  • Open Hawks | UI Libraries Open Educational Resources Grants Program | Deadline April 26

    We are happy to announce OpenHawks, a campus-wide grant program that funds faculty efforts to replace their current textbooks with Open Educational Resources (OER) for enhanced student success. What are OER? OER (such as textbooks, videos,…

  • Mystery of the mismatched covers

    About a month ago the conservation department received a book for repair from the John Martin Rare Book Room in the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. Beth Stone, assistant conservator, noticed that the front cover of the book did not…

  • History of Medicine Society Presentations and Events | September 2019-April 2020

    University of Iowa History of Medicine Society Presentations and Events 2019-2020 All events open to the public. Thursday, September 26, 5:30-6:30pm, 2117 MERF Harold Adams, Professor, Neurology, University of Iowa Stroke and the American…

  • Lou Barker & Jake Edwards | 2019 Library Student Employee Scholarship Winners

    Lou Barker is the recipient of the Dale M. and Mary Gail Bentz Libraries Student Employee Scholarship.   “I came to the UI for violin performance–the chamber music program here is really inclusive and brings in a lot…

  • Exciting Kick-Start Successes!

    Creative Kick-Start Award Winning Projects! The Creative Kick-Start program was developed by the Engineering Library & the Engineering Technology Centers to encourage engineering students (undergraduate and graduate) to explore and…

  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month | Books and Display

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  We have some materials available on the 3rd Floor: Display and giveaways from the Rape Victim Advocacy Program Books on rape, sexual assault, and trauma from Hardin’s collection…

  • Kick-Start Winners Poster Presentations!

    University of Iowa College of Engineering Research Open House Thursday, April 11, 2019 Creative Kick-Start Award Winners to Present Posters!   Twenty-two Creative Kick-Start Award Winners will be presenting posters showcasing their…

  • Making A/V collections more accessible

    Brad Ferrier, digital projects librarian, coordinates transcription and caption for Audio/Video (A/V) materials in the library’s collection. “Transcription is converting the speech in an audio file into a written plain text…

  • Malaria Discovered by Laveran | April 2019 Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    CHARLES LOUIS ALPHONSE LAVERAN (1845-1922). Traité du paludisme. Paris: Masson, 1898. After graduating from the University of Strasbourg in 1867, Laveran became an army physician like his well-known father. While stationed at…

  • National Library Week!!

    National Library Week! April 7-13, 2019!!     National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities.…

  • Revising in a Digital Space

    Two semesters ago, I had the opportunity to co-teach a course in the College of Education with my advisor and another graduate student. This course, Approaches to Teaching Writing, is designed to give foundation and practical knowledge and…

  • Invisible Bias: Data Bias in a World Designed For Men | New e-book

    The libraries now have an ebook with unlimited users of Caroline Criado Perez’s book Invisible Bias: Data Bias in a World Designed For Men. NPR interview with Criado Perez &nbs…

  • SOUNDS FROM THE FIELD – Anthony Burgess in Iowa City: How Clockwork Orange’s Author Came to Write a Symphony for the University of Iowa

    by Nathan Platte The English novelist Anthony Burgess visited Iowa City in 1975 to teach at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. His course received endorsement in the “Letters to the Editor” section of the Daily Iowan. “I…

  • Part Two: A Librarian’s Disaster Response Gear

    By Nancy E Kraft: My Trunk Kit has expanded from a flashlight and a screw driver to include pliers, wrenches, screw drivers, a hammer, mallet, crowbar, string, twine, utility knives, caution tape, duct tape, gloves, scissors, flash Lights,…

  • Exhibit to Celebrate Walt Whitman’s 200th Birthday

    Hailed as “America’s poet” by poet Ezra Pound and others, Walt Whitman is a familiar name to most Americans, even if they haven’t read his most famous work Leaves of Grass.  Even 200 years after his birth,…

  • Duncan Stewart wins Benton Award for Excellence

    Congratulations to Duncan Stewart, the of Libraries’ Cataloging-Metadata Department who has been selected to receive the 2018 Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence. Duncan’s nominators called out his…

  • Part One: A Librarian’s Disaster Response Gear

    By Nancy E Kraft: With the Mid-West Tool Collectors Association Fall meeting in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and the fact that I assisted in responding to the flood of 2008, I thought it would be interesting to highlight the personal gear I use to…

  • Students Investigate: A Deeper Dive into H. S. Perkins’s The Nightingale

    William Oscar Perkins and Henry Southwick Perkins, The Nightingale: A Choice Collection of Songs, Chants and Hymns, Designed for the Use of Juvenile Classes, Public Schools, and Seminaries; Containing Also a Complete and Concise System of…

  • Playing, Pretending, Becoming: Iowa Girls and Their Dolls

    Shirley Briggs had a lot of toys. As a very little girl in the early 1920s, Shirley had dozens of pictures taken of her ensconced in an oversized chair with children’s book, playing in a wheel barrow, sitting in the sun, all with a…

  • Citizen Science Day 2019

    Science is for everyone! Citizen science projects give people from all walks of life the opportunity to participate in scientific research. According to CitizenScience.org, “Citizen Science Day is an annual event to celebrate and…

  • Our Professor Higbee Portrait is Home!

      Frederic Goodson Higbee Professor & Head of Engineering Drawing 1905 – 1952   We, here in the Engineering Library, are very happy to have the portrait of Frederic Goodson Higbee back home again! The portrait of…

  • Students Investigate: A Deeper Dive into the SUI concert of Copland compositions, March 5, 1958

    State University of Iowa Orchestra concert of Copland compositions, March 5, 1958 Represented by original concert program and picture of Himie Voxman and Aaron Copland from the composers 1958 visit to Iowa City by Jenna Sehmann On March 5,…

  • History Reflected Back: Part II

    Below is a reflection from Micaela Terronez, Olson Graduate Assistant, on a recent talk about her interest in the Mexican barrios of the Quad Cities at a local community gathering in Davenport, Iowa. She will be giving…

  • Pagan heads to Puerto Rico for cultural heritage conservation project

    Candida Pagan, project conservator, traveled to Puerto Rico in early February to participate in the Helping Puerto Rican Heritage Project (HPRH). Puerto Rico faces specific preservation challenges due to the tropical climate. Salt and…

  • Celebrate Pi and Eat Pie

    Come and enjoy delicious pie bites at the Biz Hub  on Thursday March 14, in recognition of Pi Day!  Yummy treats will be available after 8 am. Other campus libraries celebrating are Hardin, Sciences, and Engineering.…

  • National Worship of Tools Day!!!

    IT IS NATIONAL WORSHIP OF TOOLS DAY!!! Can you imagine a life without tools? We can’t! And you don’t have to! We have approximately 233 tools in our Tool Library – and are always adding more!    We have all…

  • Saving Susiana Project

    The project I am presently pursuing revolves around the ancient site of Susa, Modern Sush, also known as Suse, Shush, and Susiana. The site, has been excavated sporadically since 1897 by French Archaeologists under the Ministry of Culture,…

  • Students Investigate: A Deeper Dive into the Music of Maria Schneider

    JCL Features the Music of Maria Schneider (2000) by Toni LeFebvre On April 26, 2000, Johnson County Landmark, the premiere big band of the University of Iowa, featured the music of band leader, John Rapson, and award-winning American jazz…

  • Researchers: Find Funding and Collaborators | Pivot Database

    Pivot now makes it easier for researchers to search for potential collaborators and external funding opportunities. University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students may now use the database to identify funding opportunities from…

  • History Reflected Back: Part I

    Below is a reflection from Micaela Terronez, Olson Graduate Assistant, on a recent talk about her interest in the Mexican barrios of the Quad Cities at a local community gathering in Davenport, Iowa. She will be giving…

  • Celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table

    Colored bismuth crystals, bright copper, silicon circuits, and more shine in our new exhibit celebrating 2019: The International Year of the Periodic Table! One hundred and fifty years ago, Dmitri Mendeleev published a draft of the first…

  • STUDENT EXHIBIT: In Our Lives: The Beatles Yesterday and Today

    ABOUT THE EXHIBIT IN OUR LIVES was designed in the Fall 2018 offering of Donna’s “World of The Beatles” course. Participating students studied her materials–donated in Donna’s name to the Rita Benton Music…

  • UI Libraries announces OpenHawks grant program for Open Educational Resources (OER)

    The University of Iowa Libraries announces OpenHawks, a campus-wide grant program that funds faculty efforts to adopt or develop Open Educational Resources (OER) for enhanced student success. What are OER? OER (such as textbooks, videos,…

  • Students Investigate: A Deeper Dive into Ernst Krenek

    The University Orchestra Performs Ernst Krenek, November 17, 1965 by Lisa Mumme   Can works composed in the United States be considered American if they draw on European styles? When does an immigrant – and his art –…

  • Celebrate Open Education Week!!

    Open Education Week! March 4-8, 2019 UI Libraries has scheduled events throughout Open Education Week!  Open Education Week is a global celebration of the Open Education movement. The Libraries has always supported and provided…

  • Scientists Celebrate Earth Day at the Sciences Library!

    Join us at the Sciences Library on Friday, April 26th from 2-5 pm as we celebrate Earth Day! Explore climate science through hands-on experiments with Dr. Stone’s chemistry research group, the Iowa City Science Booster Club, and…

  • Public Engagement with a Digital Twist

    My PDH certificate capstone project isn’t like most. I’m not building an interactive map or an archive, and I’m not learning R (thank goodness). Rather, I’m using WordPress as a tool to increase audience and add…

  • Nancy Kraft travels to Berlin for ISO meeting

    Nancy Kraft, Head of Preservation & Conservation, recently traveled to Berlin for an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) meeting. The meeting was one of many work sessions to draft and publish a new international…

  • Iowa City Darwin Day 2019

    Iowa City Darwin Day celebrates science, evolution, and Darwin’s birthday this week! Sharon DeWitte and Ana Duggan will give talks about their research into epidemics and infectious diseases. Jeanne Serb will speak about the…

  • Activists in the Archives: Connecting High School Students with Local LGBTQ History

    Guest post by Dr. Heather Cooper, Visiting Assistant Professor in History and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies During LGBTQ History Month in October 2018, I worked with the Iowa Women’s Archives and University Special…

  • Meet the Staff: Willow Fuchs!

    Staff Profile: Willow Fuchs, Business Reference and Instruction Librarian A little about yourself.  I go into a lot of different classes to help students understand what information and resources are available to them through the…

  • Interview Prep with Vault

    The database: Vault Where to find it: You can find it here, and under V in the databases A-Z list. Use it to find: Internship information Company info, rankings and reviews – includes info such as: geographic reach, operations, sales…

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

    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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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