• Share your work with a research poster!

    The Engineering Research Open House is coming up! For those of you who are presenting, here are a few tips to ensure your poster makes a good impression: Think about your audience: Think about who is present at the event you are at and […]

  • Health Misinformation | Free Virtual Seminar April 4-6, 2023 | Sponsored by NNLM | Data, Public Health, Libraries

    Registration is open for the NNLM Virtual Symposium April 4-6, 2023. The 2023 NNLM Virtual Symposium, Health Misinformation will explore both the research behind health misinformation movements and provide practical and evidence-based […]

  • CADRE platform to be retired, assistance available during transition

    The library directors of the Big Ten Academic Alliance recently made the decision to sunset the CADRE platform and its associated services due to low usage and continued challenges in resourcing technical support for the platform. As a […]

  • Pi Day Celebration Tomorrow!

    We love Pi Day! Traditionally Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (3/14), but since the students are on Spring Break that day, we’re celebrating a week early. Stop by the Engineering Library to get a FREE apple pie bite made by a local […]

  • The Power of Persistent Identifiers in Data Sharing

    Every researcher has likely seen Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) attached to the articles they read, cite, and publish. As unique codes that distinguish a specific research article, dataset, or other digital object, DOIs make it much […]

  • Data Curation: Adding Value to Your Dataset

    You may already know that the University of Iowa’s institutional repository, Iowa Research Online (IRO), provides both preservation and access to your dataset for the long term. You may not know, however, that Research Data Services in […]

  • Kick Off Women’s History Month with the Iowa Women’s Archives

    The Iowa Women’s Archives (IWA) will kick off Women’s History Month with an event at the Iowa City Public Library! The Purpose of the Pelvic: A Historical Analysis will bring Dr. Wendy Kline, the Dema G. Seelye Chair in the History of […]

  • UIowa Hearts Richard Kerber

    The following is written by graduate student and Special Collections student worker Emily Schartz   To wrap up American Heart Health Month, we’re remembering University of Iowa professor, cardiologist, and researcher Richard Kerber […]

  • Celebrate Engineers at Iowa!

    It’s midterms and we’re all feeling a little… well we could use a break. From 1910 to the mid 1980’s, students here at the College of Engineering celebrated MECCA week to blow off some steam. MECCA was a student run organization […]

  • Why Iowa Research Online is an Ideal Place for Your Data

    University of Iowa researchers are increasingly taking advantage of the university’s institutional repository, Iowa Research Online (IRO), to house their research and creative works. IRO currently holds nearly 115,000 research outputs […]

  • 10 Black Poets to check out in Special Collections & Archives

    The following was written by academic outreach coordinator Kathryn Reuter Reading poetry by Black authors is a great way to celebrate Black History Month! We searched through Special Collections and Archives to find materials from Black […]

  • Damien Ihrig | Curator | Waste Not, Want Not: Exploring the Binder’s Waste of the John Martin Rare Book Room

    Damien Ihrig is the Curator for the John Martin Rare Book Room (JMRBR) in the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa. He works with researchers of all ages and from various backgrounds to find and use information […]

  • Landmark open publishing agreement with Wiley extended for three years

    The University of Iowa Libraries is pleased to announce the expansion of the landmark open publishing agreement between the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) and Wiley. The new three-year agreement, which is effective Jan. 1, 2023, to Dec. […]

  • Hardin Library Open Monday, February 20 for President’s Day Holiday

    The University of Iowa remains open on President’s Day. Hardin Library will be open from 7:30am-9pm.  The 24-hour study is available when the library is closed. We welcome visits from people not affiliated with The University of Iowa.  […]

  • Construction Updates | February 2023

    Hardin Library construction continues on all floors this semester. 24-hour study restroom remodeling has begun! The men’s restroom has been modified to work during construction as a single-user/gender-neutral restroom.  The women’s […]

  • Blind Date with a Book is Back!

    Valentines Day is approaching and love is in the air – that’s why we have brought back our Blind Date with a Book event! All month long you can stop by by yourself, with a friend, or with a significant other and pick up your own to […]

  • Spring Break Hours @Hardin Library | Saturday, March 11 – Saturday, March 18

    Spring Break Hours Saturday, March 11 – 10am-2pm Sunday, March 12 – Noon-4pm Monday, March 13-Friday, March 17 – 7:30am – 6pm Saturday, March 18 – 10am-2pm Sunday, March 19 – Noon – 9pm, regular hours resume 24-hour study […]

  • The Studio is Collaborating on a Number of Project Grants

    Over the next few years the Studio will offer its assistance and expertise from staff on the following digital projects. We look forward to working with these scholars on making their research more digital and accessible!   “Principia […]

  • Iowa Lichtenberger Engineering Library receives Patent and Trademark Resource Center designation

    Iowa Lichtenberger Engineering Library receives Patent and Trademark Resource Center designation Initiative provides individual inventors access to additional resources from federal agency The University of Iowa Lichtenberger Engineering […]

  • Publish with IEEE for FREE!

    We kicked the year off with an exciting new transformative agreement with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). With this agreement University of Iowa authors have full access to IEEE’s Xplore Digital Library and […]

  • AGRICOLA Now Part of Search from USDA National Agricultural Library

    The standalone version of AGRICOLA was retired on January 1, 2023 by the USDA National Agricultural Library. AGRICOLA, PubAg, and NALDC are now all part of  SEARCH from the USDA National Agricultural Library: […]

  • Welcome Back!

    Welcome to the Spring 2023 semester! Here’s just a bit of what you can expect from us in the next few months: As a reminder, all of our workshops are FREE but registration is required! Soldering Workshop Series Did you make a resolution […]

  • Anatomist Gabriel Fallopius | John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library | January 2023 Book of the Month

    by Damien Ihrig, curator   FALLOPIUS, GABRIEL (1523-1562). Libelli duo, alter de ulceribus: alter de tumoribus praeter naturam [Two pamphlets, one on ulcers: the other on unnatural tumors]. Printed in Venice by Donato Bertelli, 1563. […]

  • Here’s What Entered the Public Domain in 2023

    1927 was a big year for the arts. It brought new fictional works from Virginia Woolf, A. A. Milne, Edith Wharton, Herman Hesse, and Franz Kafka. It gave us audio hits including Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz” and the […]

  • Meet the 9 Student Library Workers Awarded Scholarships for 2022-2023

    We’re grateful every day for our student workers, whose contributions are foundational to the University of Iowa Libraries. They’re the vital engine behind everything we do, from the front desk at the Lichtenberger Engineering Library […]

  • Katie Buehner Named Interim Associate University Librarian | Linda Walton Retires from University Libraries

    Linda Walton retired as an associate university librarian from the University of Iowa Libraries on December 31, 2022.  Walton will still head Region 6 Medical Library of the National Library of Medicine. Katie Buehner, MM, MLIS, currently […]

  • Happy New Year from Hardin Library | Free Annual Calendar

    Hardin Library staff wish you a Happy New Year.  Please enjoy a printable annual calendar designed by Helen Spielbauer. If you would like a printed copy of the calendar, you can pick one up at the Hardin Library!  If you are on campus […]

  • Winter Interim Hours @Hardin Library | December 17 – January 6

    The Hardin Library will have shorter hours and some closings during the period from Saturday, December 17 – Friday, January 6. The 24-hour study is available whenever the library is closed. Saturday, Dec 17 – Sunday, Dec 18 CLOSED […]

  • All Library Locations closed Thurs Dec 22 | Fri Dec 23 due to winter storm

    The National Weather Service is forecasting severe weather beginning Wednesday evening and extending through Saturday morning, with the greatest threat for dangerous wind chills on Thursday and Friday. To minimize nonessential travel, all […]

  • Data Sharing: What are the Benefits?

    Beginning in January 2023 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will require data management and sharing plans for all awards that generate scientific data. Research Data Services at the University of Iowa Libraries has been supporting […]

  • Free snacks and coffee for finals week at the Sciences Library!

    Good luck on your final exams, Hawkeyes! We have free snacks, hot coffee, and tea here for you at the Sciences Library! If you are looking for a good, quiet comfortable place to study, we have three floors with places for you to study that […]

  • Graduate Profile: Mary Kelly

    We’re nearing the end of the semester (don’t panic) so we’re going to take the next two weeks to celebrate our graduating student workers! Mary Kelly Hometown: Des Moines, IA Major: International Studies (Business and Global […]

  • Developing a Community Engaged, Digital Scholarship Practice

    At the beginning of the capstone, I wrestled with several queries. I felt lost and unsure about moving ahead with my project, Hobo Archive. I struggled with realigning the project’s relationship with its audiences. I used the majority of […]

  • Graduate Profile: Jake Santi

    We’re nearing the end of the semester (don’t panic) so we’re going to take the next two weeks to celebrate our graduating student workers! Jake Santi Hometown: Western Springs, IL Major: Engineering How long have you worked at the […]

  • Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

    Happy Native American Heritage Month! As a university that sits on the homelands of many tribes past and present, it is important to us to acknowledge the significant contributions that Native Americans have made to our culture and […]

  • Engineering Origami

    It’s World Origami Day! Did you know that the art of paper folding has applications in engineering? Biomedical engineering, robotics, space structures and more use techniques from origami. Origami dates all the way back to Song Dynasty […]

  • Great Pumpkin Winner: Congratulations, Maddie!

    After amassing a colorful and creative collection of decorated pumpkins, we have determined a winner for the Sciences Library’s Great Pumpkin Halloween display. The winning pumpkin featured a spider’s web with glittery spiders and was […]

  • Welcome Kate Orazem

    We are happy to welcome Kate Orazem as the inaugural Iowa Women’s Archives Women in Politics Archivist. Orazem joined the team at the beginning of October. She received a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) and Master of […]

  • Sciences Library Great Pumpkin exhibit: vote for your favorite pumpkin!

    Are you waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive? Check out the new Great Pumpkin exhibit at the Sciences Library. The Sciences Library staff and student workers have been hard at work decorating pumpkins. You will find spiders, zombies, […]

  • Highlights of the Tree Talk and Tour at the Sciences Library

    We had a great time learning about our campus trees at the Tree Talk and Tour at the Sciences Library. It was fascinating to learn about the oldest trees on campus as well as new plantings. We also learned about our State Champion trees, […]

  • Collecting Your Ghost Stories

    The following comes from university archivist Sarah Keen   Have you heard footsteps where no corporeal being is walking? Have unexplainable events occurred in your building that have no humanly cause? Are there spaces on campus where the […]

  • Pause, Reflect, and Reset: How Can We Best Support Digital Scholarship?

    During the National Hobo Convention last month in Britt, IA, I spent three long days spreading the word about the digital archival project that leaders of the hoboing and I have worked on for nearly a year now. This project is called Hobo […]

  • Happy Birthday Lil Picard!

    The following is written by academic outreach coordinator Kathryn Reuter. On Tuesday, October 4th, 2022, join the Stanley Museum of Art & the University of Iowa Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives as they celebrate the 123rd […]

  • A Tale of Tails: Pets in the Archives

    A new exhibit bound to make you feel warm and fuzzy is up in the Special Collections & Archives reading room.  Curated by lead outreach and instruction librarian Elizabeth Riordan and academic outreach coordinator Kathryn Reuter, the […]

  • Welcome Rich Dana

    We are pleased to announce Rich Dana as Special Collections and Archives’ Sackner Archive Project coordinator librarian.   Rich Dana earned his MFA from the University of Iowa Center for the Book in 2021 and his MA from the School of […]

  • SciFinder Classic is Retiring

    If you are currently using the classic version of SciFinder, it is time to start using SciFinder-n. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) will discontinue the “classic” SciFinder interface on Dec. 31, 2022. SciFinder-n, will be the only […]

  • Select Textbooks on Reserve at the Business Library

    Visit the Business Library’s service desk to see if your textbook is available for loan.  You can also use InfoHawk+ (available on the Business Library Web page) to find out which materials your instructor has placed on reserve.  […]

  • Library Resources on Leadership

    Check out this new guide on leadership, which features books, articles, and videos. If you have questions or comments, please contact the Business Library.  

  • Access the New York Times

    UI students, faculty, and staff can now read the enhanced New York Times on their laptop, mobile phone, or other device.  To gain access: While on campus, register for free at After registration, access the Times on […]

  • Are you researching an industry? Check out the Business Library’s Industry Research Guide

    Use the Industry Research Guide to find sources that offer:    Industry trends  Key players  Industry ratios and financials   Forecasts, and more  Need research help? Contact a business librarian.

  • Do you need company information? Check out the Business Library’s Company Information Research Guide

    Use the company guide to find sources that offer:  Company locations and descriptions Executives Financials Competitors Equity pricing U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings Need research help? Contact a business librarian.

  • Welcome Sarah Keen, our new university archivist

    We are pleased to welcome Sarah Keen as our new university archivist in Special Collections & Archives. Sarah joined the Libraries at the start of the fall semester. She comes to Iowa from upstate New York, where she served as Colgate […]

  • Study Help for BIOL 1411: Foundations of Biology for Fall 2022

    If you are taking BIOL:1411 Foundations of Biology, you can take advantage of free study help with our Sciences Library student mentors. Drop-in Tutoring for Foundations of Biology Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursday from 6 p.m. to […]

  • Tree Talk & Tour at the Sciences Library

    Join Arborist Andy Dahl for a tree talk and tour at the Sciences Library! This program will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. The tree talk will begin at 2 p.m. on the third floor of the Sciences Library. The walking tour of campus […]

  • Wulfie Parsons Music Library Guide, 2022 Edition

    Welcome back, Hawkeyes!  The Rita Benton Music Library is excited to have students and faculty return to campus to use the scores, books, recordings, journals, and other resources available in our stacks. It can be tricky to navigate the […]

  • Making Calligraphy Digital

    For my Digital Publishing Scholarship & Studio Fellowship this summer, I am working with master calligrapher Cheryl Jacobsen to design her first textbook that will support the introductory calligraphy course she has taught at the […]

  • “Getting situated, sizing down and translating across”

    I began the Digital Publishing fellowship motivated to use the protected time to build a project that utilized digital methodologies to explore the impact of racism on maternal and infant health outcomes. As an applied Sociologist with […]

  • The Incomplete Archive and Stories that Need to be Told

    As I reflect on my work this summer, I stand amazed by how much is required to feel a finished project pull through. When I first started, I expected to create a complete archive of the aspects of the Great Migration that would make a […]

  • Confronting Digital Architecture

    This second half of my time with the fellowship has been marked by momentum, exploration, and maybe a little clarity! I have been amazed by how staying open to the lessons of the Digital Publishing Studio have nudged me in exciting but […]

  • The Wallach Project

    For the second portion of this summer fellowship, I’ve been focused on editing and organizing the digital collection for the Wallach Project. This requires editing, formatting, tagging, and categorizing hundreds of items before they are […]

  • Tears for Things

    Just about as soon as I published my last blog post, the people I pitched the essay to wrote me back. They asked how the Kmart thing is going. Had I done the reporting I had intended to? Good question.  Here’s me getting some thoughts […]

  • Let the Data Be Your Guide

    In only a few short weeks, my fellowship project has undergone a series of substantial transformations. While the Fellowship course provided useful information about the inner-workings of digital humanities, having a chance to see my own […]

  • All Women Welcome: Summer 2022 Reading Room Exhibit

    The following is written by Rachel Miller-Haughton, former Olson Graduate Research Assistant and curator of All Women Welcome exhibit All Women Welcome: Voices of Activist Iowa Women is the summer 2022 exhibit in the Special Collections […]

  • Problem Solving with Plugins

    I have spent the majority of the second half of the summer troubleshooting the Spout and NDI plugins for Unreal Engine. Recently, I have been using Unreal Engine to send video from Axis Studio (the Perception Neuron 3 software) into a […]

  • Translation in Practice

    “But we were growing up and it was necessary to learn, or so my dad told us after he sent Abel to inspect the gully up to the dam—the water from the garden spout had dwindled, perhaps because of a collapsed bank or some rotten branch […]