• Announcing the 2024 OpenHawks OER Grant Recipients

    University Libraries has awarded 14 OpenHawks grants for the development of open educational resources (OER). OpenHawks is a campus-wide grant program that funds faculty efforts to replace or avoid high-cost textbooks with OERs for […]

  • Hardin Library Closed Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day Holiday

    The Hardin Library is closed on Monday, May 29 for the Memorial Day holiday.  Regular hours resume on May 30. The 24-hour study is available when the library is closed. Hours

  • Introducing the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio’s 2023 Summer Fellows

    The University of Iowa Graduate College and the UI Libraries Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio are excited to announce that 11 graduate students have been selected for the 2023 Studio Summer Fellowship program. These individuals […]

  • John Martin Rare Book Room expanding, receiving new reading room

    Changes are coming to the John Martin Rare Book Room (JMRBR) in the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences that will provide researchers more access to books and space for hosting classes and events. A new, separate reading room will be […]

  • Behind the scenes: On facing failure and preparing for a new beginning

    My digital capstone experience has been a learning experience in the best possible way. That is to say that, while I didn’t accomplish nearly as much as I had hoped to get done, I did learn a great deal which will make my digital […]

  • Migration Mapping Journey: Engaging with digital tools and progressing

    For my QGis mapping project, I mapped the migration patterns of the Chewa and Chikunda ethnic groups to Zimbabwe between 1900-1970. The primary objective of my capstone project was to develop a map that helps illustrate and visualize the […]

  • Reflecting on digital publishing accessibility and academic publishing

    My digital certificate journey is coming to an end. As I continue to work on my dissertation, I will continue to think about the skills I have learned working with the digital studio team. When I started my project, my goals were: 1. learn […]

  • Jen DeBerg Wins Award at National Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Conference

    Jen DeBerg was named one of the 30 Revolutionary Leaders in 30 Years of the National EBP Conference sponsored by University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics on April 19-20, 2023. She was recognized for contributions that have shaped […]

  • Shorter Weekend Hours in May | 24-Hour Study Available To Affiliates

    At the end of the semester, Hardin Library will have shorter hours on weekends through May. Saturday, May 13 10am-2pm Sunday, May 14 Noon-4pm Saturday, May 20 10am-2pm Sunday, May 21 Noon-4pm Saturday, May 27 10am-2pm Sunday, May 28 […]

  • Graduate Highlight: Jide Babawale

    We’re at that time of the year again and its time to wish our graduating student workers happy trails. This semester we have only one graduate: Jide Babawale. Hometown: Hazel Crest, IL Major: Chemical Engineering How long have you worked […]

  • Embracing Flexibility in my Capstone Project

    Working on my digital capstone project has been a lesson not only in creating digital exhibits, but in flexibility. During the summer of 2022 I thought that I had developed the perfect plan for a digital capstone. I wanted to do a theatre […]

  • Words of Art: Archiving North Liberty Library Artists

    Adding my graduate studies to my already packed schedule was not a decision I came to lightly. In addition to my studies at the University’s School of Library Information and Sciences (SLIS), I’m also employed full-time as a Public […]

  • Mary Shelley’s Greek Odyssey

    The following is written by graduate student worker Sydnee Brown It is usually a shock when we realize that famous historical figures and celebrities struggle with everyday things like chores or math and language homework. Well, what if we […]

  • Happy National Gardening Day!

    The weather has been beautiful this week, so we’re all looking for things to do outside. How about plan your garden this year? We can help! Yes, we have gardening books. Here are a few to get you started: Tired of mowing your lawn? Turn […]

  • The History of Women’s Health & Women Practitioners in Midwest | John Martin Rare Book Room Open House & Lecture | Greta Nettleton, Speaker | Wed. May 3

    Join Hardin Library staff for the Annual John Martin Rare Book Room Open House featuring a lecture by Greta Nettleton. Wednesday, May 3 Open House,  3-6pm, John Martin Rare Book Room, 446 Hardin Library, 600 Newton Road, Iowa City Greta […]

  • UI Libraries Celebrate Mahrya Burnett, Benton Award Recipient

    Mahrya Burnett has been named the 2022 recipient of the Arthur Benton University Librarian’s Award for Excellence for her impactful contributions to the future of Open Educational Resources (OERs). As a scholarly communications librarian […]

  • Mapping Connections in the Zambezi Basin, Southern Africa 

    I am a History Ph.D. student writing a dissertation that analyzes a migrant community in the Mazoe district of Zimbabwe in Africa. The Capstone project I am working on is a flow map that will become a part of my dissertation. Integral to […]

  • Regents OER grant celebration

    The Iowa Regents university libraries are proud to announce the upcoming publication of 5 new free, openly-licensed textbooks developed by faculty teams from across our institutions. These textbooks, including topics as diverse as public […]

  • Linda Walton Receives the Marcia C. Noyes Award from the Medical Library Association

    Linda Walton has been recognized with the 2023 Marcia C. Noyes Award, the highest distinction given by the Medical Library Association (MLA). This competitive national award is presented to a nominee with a longstanding and sustained […]

  • Earth Day Collections Highlighted at Main Library

    Please stop by the 4th Floor Focus Collection Area (middle of the central corridor – near elevators C&D) of the Main Library to see a curated collection of titles that highlight the celebration of Earth Day 2023. Founded in 1970, […]

  • Tales From Oil Country

    As a historian, I sometimes struggle to portray different historical eras as they were experienced by the people who lived in them. Historical analyses reflect the historians’ modern biases, and there has been a conscious effort by the […]

  • DMPTool Helps Researchers Write Data Management and Sharing Plans

    Because funding agencies like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) now require data management and sharing plans as part of grant applications, researchers tasked with writing these documents […]

  • Preserving Hawkeye sports history, one digitized film at a time

    From the hardwood to Pasadena and the asphalt track to wrestling mats, now you have an opportunity to help preserve Hawkeye sports history, including the 1959 Rose Bowl, and make it accessible to all through a film digitization project. […]

  • Curing Diabetes: The Human Trial | Film Screening and Panel Discussion with Filmmaker Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | Watch film for free March 28-April 28

    Hosted by the NNLM All of Us Program Center (NAPC) at the University of Iowa  Curing Diabetes: The Human Trial Film Screening and Panel Discussion Register now with invitation code THT-NNLM and watch the documentary […]

  • Explore Intellectual Property With Us

    We were honored earlier this year to be named a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). During the month of April we’re highlighting that designation with workshops and a […]

  • Mining for Medieval Messengers

    My dissertation, “Messengers and Messages in Middle English Literature,” examines the under-explored role of messengers in fourteenth-century English romances, where they often prove to be crucial elements of the plot or interesting […]

  • Public Digital Humanities Capstone Post #1

    I am in my last semester of coursework and currently working on my prospectus, which allows me more time to think about how my dissertation will take shape. In this project, I am developing codes to scrap data on two Chinese websites, […]

  • 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 […]

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

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]