• Six-on-Six Basketball: Gone but Not Forgotten

    The following post was written by IWA Graduate Assistant, Emma Barton-Norris. Six-on-six girls’ basketball was extremely important in Iowa, to both those who played the game and to those who made the trek to attend the annual Iowa State […]

  • Thankful for Indigenous Foods: Native American Cookbooks in Special Collections

    The following is written by Olson Graduate Research Assistant, Rachel Miller-Haughton This article will use the words ‘Native American’ and ‘Indigenous’ to refer to the people and cuisines mentioned. Other words, some of which are […]

  • Happy Native American Heritage Month!

    November is Native American Heritage Month, so let’s celebrate some Native American Engineers! Ely S. Parker (1828-1895) – Seneca, Civil and Military Engineer Born in 1828 on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation, Ely S. Parker lived up to […]

  • New Interlibrary Loan Interface Goes Live!

    Have you ever used interlibrary loan? If you haven’t, now is a great time to check it out! A new interface has been launched making it even easier for you to request the items you need. First, visit the website of any University of Iowa […]

  • Library Resources on Leadership

    Check out this new guide on leadership. The guide feature books, articles and videos on leadership. If you have questions or comments, please contact the business library  

  • Beating as One: The Hearts and Minds of Fruit Flies  

    University of Iowa Biology Professors Alan Kay and Daniel Eberl have discovered a tiny heart that beats inside the brain of fruit flies. The heart, which is a secondary heart to the main heart, pumps on its own and provides the […]

  • Thanksgiving Recess Service-Desk Hours

    Over Thanksgiving Recess, November 22-28, service-desk hours will be: Monday-Wednesday, November 22-24   8:00 am-4:00 pm Thursday-Sunday, November 25-28        Closed Need assistance?  Contact us!

  • Thanksgiving Break Schedule @Hardin Library | Saturday Nov 20 – Sunday Nov 28

    Hardin Library’s hours change during Thanksgiving break.  The 24-hour study is open whenever the library is closed. Saturday, November 20 Closed home football game Sunday, November 21 Noon-9pm Monday, November 22 7:30am-6pm Tuesday, […]

  • Tadoku Hour: reading in Japanese for fun!

    By Tsuyoshi Harada This semester, the UI Japanese Program and the UI Libraries are presenting Tadoku Club, which offers opportunities for anyone to enjoy reading Japanese books at a comfortable setting.  Tadoku (多読) means reading a […]

  • New Sound Recordings Exhibit in the Library!

    This week’s blog is from Keegan Hockett, who curated this exhibit. Keegan Hockett is a graduate music student pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Bassoon Performance and Pedagogy with a secondary area in musicology. He also […]

  • Introducing Kathryn Reuter, Academic Outreach Coordinator

    Special Collections & Archives is excited to welcome Kathryn Reuter to the team as our new Academic Outreach Coordinator.    As Academic Outreach Coordinator, Kathryn will be working with both the UI Libraries and Stanley Museum of […]

  • Hardin Library Closed for Home Football Games | Nov 13, Nov 20

    Hardin Library is closed whenever there is an Iowa home football (American football) game.  The 24-hour study is available when the library is closed.  Access the study with your healthcare badge of Iowa One card. Cambus detours on […]

  • How Galaxies Grow: The Research of UI Professor Keri Hoadley

    University of Iowa Professor Keri Hoadley researches how galaxies are formed as part of a mission called Faint Intergalactic-medium Redshifted Emission Balloon, or FIREBall-2. Using a balloon telescope, her research involves measuring gas […]

  • Open Education Resources and the 5 R’s

    One of the best kept secrets of education are Open Educational Resources. The University of Iowa’s adopted definition is: “Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that are free of cost and access […]

  • Open Science

    In 2019, UNESCO created their Recommendation on Open Science, a set of guidelines to help encourage collaboration across national boarders, language barriers, and institutional divides. Open Science advocates for Open Access, but widens […]

  • Library to Help You Publish for FREE in Open Access

    UI corresponding authors can now publish their journal articles Open Access and free of cost to them with 8 different publishers! The University Libraries have entered into “transformative agreements” covering the cost if you want […]

  • ORCiD and Open Access

    What is ORCID and why does it matter to Open Access?  ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is a personal identifier that helps to make sure that work gets attributed to the correct person. To learn more about ORCID and to get […]

  • Changes to Hardin Library Parking | Effective Oct 25

    The University of Iowa Parking & Transportation Department is removing coin-operated meters across the entire University and the meters at Hardin Library were removed on October 25, 2021.  Contact Parking & Transportation.  If […]

  • Celebrate Open Access Week with us!

    Happy Open Access Week!  What is Open Access?  According to UNESCO, Open Access is “free access to information and unrestricted use of electronic resources for everyone.” The hope of Open Access is that increased access to research […]

  • Congratulations to the Lord of the Rings Trivia Grand Prize Winner!

    Congratulations to the Lord of the Rings Trivia Grand Prize Winner! We were pleased to present the book Middle-earth from Script to Screen: Building the World of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to Nick, an undergraduate student at the […]

  • Engineering Halloween

    Happy Spooky Season! The weather is changing here on campus and it’s almost time for Halloween. You may wonder why the Engineering Library would care about a holiday that we celebrate by dressing up and eating candy. Remember – […]

  • Historicizing #MeToo

    My Capstone project for the Public Digital Humanities certificate combines my background and interests in history, archives, and gender, women’s, and sexuality studies. As a historian and a gender scholar who thought about women’s […]

  • Bringing out information in re-cataloging project

    Bethany Kluender, Special Collections Cataloging Librarian, is hard at work re-cataloging and reclassifying Special Collections’ Dewey materials, which means she is updating the existing catalog records so they have accurate […]

  • Community Collaboration brings Latinx History from the Archives to the Classroom

    This fall, Yamila Transtenvot, an instructor in Spanish at Cornell College, has been working with IWA, The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 10, and the Davenport Community School District (DCSD) to bring primary […]

  • Understanding the Anti-Vaccination Movement through Imagery (Part 1)

    My project focuses on anti-vaccination content in both textual and visual form. However, I have chosen to examine this content through visualization so that I may build a timeline detailing the evolution. I will similarly specifically […]

  • PDH Capstone: Following the Threads

    When I began my wonderful entanglement with The Studio in 2018, I did not know what would result. I wanted to learn new digital methods, theorize about digital work in contemporary higher education, and become a bit more sophisticated when […]

  • Returning to the Studio: A Timely Remix

    It feels great to be “back.” In the summer of 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, I had the privilege to serve as a Summer Fellow in the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio. The experience was unprecedented. Not only […]

  • Climbing a Ladder to Map a Book Culture

    One of my favorite devotional icons is known as the Ladder of Virtue. In Orthodox Churches, the image of devotees striving to climb a ladder as saintly onlookers cheer them on from clouds high above and demons attempt to pull them down […]

  • Happy Homecoming!

    Happy homecoming to all – current students and alumni near and far! One of the College of Engineering’s most creative homecoming traditions is the Corn Monument. The state of Iowa is the top corn producer in the country, so what better […]

  • Evidence Synthesis Institute

    By Kelly Hangauer In August 2021, I had the opportunity to participate in the Evidence Synthesis Institute. This four-day online institute is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and is a partnership between […]

  • Art to Eat By: Cookbooks as Record and Expression

    The following Top 10 List is written by graduate student worker Diane Ray, with introduction by Curator Eric Ensley. Images, unless otherwise noted, are also from Diane. Eric and Diane co-curated the exhibit “Art to Eat By: Cookbooks as […]

  • Seeking nominations for the Benton Award

    The University Libraries is seeking nominations for the Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence. Funded by a generous endowment, this prestigious award acknowledges a library staff member’s professional contributions […]

  • Publish Your Case Report At No Cost To You | BMJ Case Reports

    Although many journals prefer not to publish case reports, BMJ Case Reports invite them, as an important source of clinically important information, particularly concerning: differential diagnosis, decision making, management, and clinical […]

  • Insights Gained Regarding Illustrations in Books of Hours

    “From the Classroom” is a series that features some of the great work and research from students who visit our collections. Below is a blog by Allison Clark from Dr. Beth Yale’s class Transition from Manuscript to Print (HIST: […]

  • New Resource: GIBLIB | On-Demand Surgery Videos, Medical Education, Medical Lectures, COVID-19 Information & More

    Hardin Library now has a subscription to GIBLIB, an on-demand video medical education platform that features lectures, discussions, surgical procedures, and more from physicians and other experts at institutions including the Mayo Clinic, […]

  • IWA’s 2021 Kerber Grant Recipient Finds Personal Stories within Industrial Agriculture

    In Box 24 of the Lonabelle Kaplan Spencer papers, Andrew Seber finally found exactly what he was looking for: personal testimonies by rural citizens whose lives were turned upside down by the development of hog confinements near their Iowa […]

  • Regents OER Grant Recipients Announced

    The Regents university libraries are proud to announce the awarding of grants to 5 faculty teams to support creation of free, openly-licensed course materials. This funding opportunity provides intensive training and support for faculty […]

  • New Acquisition | John Martin Rare Book Room | Bleuland, Otium academicum

    BLEULAND, JAN (1756-1838) Otium academicum : continens descriptionem speciminum nonnullarum partium corporis humani et animalium subtilioris anatomiae ope in physiologicum usum praeparatarum, aliarumque, quibus morborum organicorum natura […]

  • The Sam Hamod Saga, Part One: Making Introductions

    The following is written by graduate student Bailey Adolph, who is processing the Sam Hamod Papers. “Thus, we gain richness from our heritage—but we should not be limited as writers by our ethnicity.” —Sam Hamod, “Ethos and […]

  • Tree Tour & Talk at the Sciences Library

    Join Arborist Andy Dahl for a tree talk and tour at the Sciences Library! This program will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021. The tree talk will begin at 2:00 PM on the 3rd floor of the Sciences Library. There will be a short break at […]

  • Clinical Mobile Apps for You: AccessMedicine, UpToDate, ClinicalKey, BMJ Best Practice, DynaMed Plus, Johns Hopkins ABX, VisualDX

    We have many mobile apps available to you at no charge because of library subscriptions.   For information on installing them see our guide: UI Libraries Resources – Mobile Device Resources – Subject Guides at University of Iowa […]

  • 2021 William Anthony Conservation Lecture by Peter D. Verheyen on Sept. 30 at 6pm

    The UI Main Libraries Conservation and Collections Care Department presents the 2021 William Anthony Conservation Lecture Peter D. Verheyen Down the Rabbit Hole: Embracing experience and serendipity in a life of research, binding practice, […]

  • Faculty, Graduate, Honors Annual Loans Due in June, 2021 | Return or Renew In Person

    All loans due in June, 2021 should be returned  or renewed (re-checked out).  Overdue books should be returned to the library and checked out again if you want to keep them. You will be billed the cost of replacement books in November or […]

  • Home Book Delivery Available

    by Cathy Cranston, Director, Undergraduate Engagement, University of Iowa Libraries Yes, you may request office or home delivery of books, DVDs, and InterLibrary Loan items.  Materials located in the Reserve Collection or the John Martin […]

  • ECS Plus: Free Open Access Publishing for UI authors

    The University of Iowa Libraries has entered into a transformative agreement with the Electrochemical Society (ECS) that allows University of Iowa authors to publish open access for free in ECS journals. The number of open access articles […]

  • Welcome to the Fall 2021 semester, Hawkeyes!

    Welcome to the fall 2021 semester, Hawkeyes! We are happy to have you back on campus in-person this fall! You can find the Sciences Library located between Phillips Hall and the Biology Building on Iowa Ave. Open Hours Monday through […]

  • Fall Service-Desk Hours

    The Business Library is ready to assist you this fall!  Service desk hours will be: Monday—Thursday        8:00 am—8:00 pm Friday                               8:00 am—5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday […]

  • Hardin Library Fall Hours Begin Monday, August 16 | CLOSED for Home Football Games

    Hardin Library Fall Hours Monday-Thursday 7:30am-9pm   Friday 7:30am-6pm   Saturday 10am-6pm   Sunday Noon-9pm   24-hour study available when the library is closed to University of Iowa and UIHC staff, students, residents, and faculty […]

  • Founding of the Asian American Coalition

    The following is written by Asian Alumni and Student Oral History Project Intern Jin Chang This a multi-part series reconstructing the history of the Asian American Coalition, a pan-ethnic Asian American student group from 1998-2017. This […]

  • BAND 141: an exhibit celebrating the history of the Hawkeye Marching Band

    This Fall, come to the Voxman Music Building for BAND 141, a look at the Hawkeye Marching Band. Director Eric Bush donated a significant collection of materials from the Band’s history including photographs, drill charts, papers, […]