• Visualizing Mental Maps and Countering Mental Health Stigma

    My research broadly focuses on mental health stigma and this Fellowship project explores mental health stigma via deliberate and automatic cognition processes. This project utilizes a concept association task (CAT) to capture how people […]

  • Time

    Everything takes so much time. Before the summer began, I thought I would have no problem starting and finishing a miniseries of four podcast episodes which would feature an Audiobook style reading of a primary source and a conversation […]

  • Ambiguous Translations from Text to Map

    Since the start of the summer, mapping the trade of Syriac manuscripts has made significant progress. One of the challenges I expected going into this project was the trouble of uncertainty. Much of my attempt to harvest geographic data is […]

  • Why is the Costa Rican National Orchestra not playing Costa Rican music?

    At the beginning of the summer, my goal was to develop materials focused on the complexity of the Costa Rican national identity as expressed through music. I also wanted to learn the basics of a new video editing software. Specifically, I […]

  • Old and new roads

      Working with digital tools has meant for me to let go of the illusion of control of my creative process. This has been one of my favorite parts of this project and the summer experience. With every new piece of the story, either as part […]

  • Visualizing Archival Data

    Over the past few weeks, I have been working on creating a publicly accessible, visual supplement to my current archival research. My dissertation project assesses the state of opera production in the United States during the 1920s, and […]

  • Iowa City, a haven for Spanish creative writing

    In 2019, I wrote: I like to think of Iowa City as a place of passage, as the place that temporarily housed Tennessee Williams, Raymond Carver, Sandra Cisneros, and Kurt Vonnegut. It is the place where, when you walk along Clinton Street, […]

  • Following and Expanding My Research

    Summer Reflection Video Reflection here, with video of site-in-progress: There is a definite difference between the project that I had at the beginning of this summer and the way that my project has shaped itself. I […]

  • Celebrating Beatrix Potter’s Birthday with New Acquisitions

    The following is written by Public Services Librarian, Lindsay Moen Today marks the 155th birthday of renowned children’s book author, Beatrix Potter. Potter was best known as the author and illustrator of cherished tales such as The […]

  • DVD Display, July 27 – Recent Acquisitions

    Welcome to our rotating DVD display, here we will present a themed selection of titles for you to browse. If you would like to borrow a DVD, just click the link below the title and sign in with your Hawk ID and password to make a request. […]

  • An Artist’s Perspective: Travel Diary of Stuart Travis

    The following is written by our Workplace Learning Connection summer intern Cassady Jackson Stuart Travis (1868-1942) was an American artist who was accepted into art school in France during the latter half of the 19th century. He was just […]

  • Lord of the Rings Films: 20 Years On

    Visit the Sciences Library to see our display of Lord of the Rings movie replicas and enter our Trivia Contest. The display will be up through September. Get all 10 questions right in the Trivia Contest to win a small prize. Winners will […]

  • Spirit Duplicators: Early 20th Century Copier Art, Fanzines, and the Mimeograph Revolution

    The following was written by Olson Graduate Assistant Rich Dana, and curator of the Spirit Duplicators exhibit in Special Collections & Archives reading room During my three and a half years at Special Collections, I have worked with […]

  • Explore Iowa’s Biodiversity with Bur Oak Guides & Books

    Guest Author: Kai Weatherman Summer naturally finds us spending more time outdoors, which provides a multitude of opportunities to observe the diversity of plant and animal species that inhabit Iowa. Unless you are already a professional […]

  • Visualizing Public Perceptions of Mental Health Stereotypes

    Over 40 million adults each year in the U.S. contend with mental health issues, many of whom do not receive quality treatment (NAMI 2018; NIMH 2015). These individuals are often subjected to stigmatization: the social process within social […]

  • Looking for Two-Spirit people in Colonizer Records

    I have been working on an accessible version of my dissertation research on Anishinaabe Two-Spirit history. I’ve spent the last year learning and expanding my skills with audio editing and podcast hosting as well as managing a website, […]

  • From Baghdad to Britain: Mapping an Ancient Book Trade

    In the year 925, a new governor of Egypt imposed taxes that previously did not affect the Christian clergy of monasteries. The head of a monastery known as Dayr al-Suryan (pictured below), or the Monastery of the Syrians, then went on a […]

  • What They May Project

    I have been working on a short documentary film-essay that explores China’s independent queer cinema and its production context during the past two decades. Focusing on gender, sexuality, and politics, my project addresses multiple […]

  • SciVal Workshop Series

    Join Linda Galloway, Elsevier Customer Consultant, to learn about SciVal, Elsevier’s analytics solution. SciVal provides access to the comprehensive research performance of over 19,000 research institutions and their associated […]

  • New Book Display – July 8, 2021

    Welcome to the Library’s virtual New Book Shelf. Here we will present new titles for you to browse and check out. Titles listed here will be monographs published in the current year. If you see a title you would like to borrow, please […]

  • Residents: Guide to Services for You!

    Welcome new residents! We have a guide to services available to you:  Find your specialist librarian:

  • Mapping Forgotten Routes

    In the 1969 MGM film, The Trouble with Girls, a fedora-clad Elvis Presley steps off of a train in 1920s Iowa. As the manager of a touring chautauqua program, Elvis’s character is tasked with maintaining the show’s ongoing commercial […]

  • Reading Between the Lines

    Blind accumulation of material is far easier than selection, and the roadmap is subject to change—these have been my first lessons in developing an online exhibit on “Dispatches from the Cockney School: The Romantics for Our Time.” […]

  • The historical journey and the journey of the story

    As part of my MFA thesis project I have been working on a short story collection that portrays the daily life in coffee plantations in Pluma Hidalgo, Oaxaca, México. Given the intensity of the emotional connection I feel to this area, not […]

  • Knowing What Your Horse Needs

    I’m having trouble with a horse. Or trouble with its essay.  As a writer in the Nonfiction Writing Program, I deal in words. As a pen and ink illustrator, I deal in image. My project this summer with the support of the Digital […]

  • Is that someone me?

    At times the amount of ideas, and possible outcomes for this project have felt overwhelming. But it has started to feel more manageable as I transfer my ideas into paper, shape those ideas into a more concrete project, and draft the script […]

  • New Book Display July 1, 2021

    Welcome to the Library’s virtual New Book Shelf. Here we will present new titles for you to browse and check out. Titles listed here will be monographs published in the current year. If you see a title you would like to borrow, please […]

  • The House They Left

    As a writer and scholar from Venezuela, I identify myself from the fringes of my language. For this reason, writing in Spanish while living in the United States is my way of giving order and meaning to the feeling of being adrift I […]

  • New Book: Theodor Schwann, Mikroskopische…, 1839 | John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    THEODOR SCHWANN (1810-1882). Mikroskopische Untersuchungen über die Uebereinstimmung in der Struktur und dem Wachsthum der Thiere und Pflanzen. [Microscopical researches into the accordance in the structure and growth of animals and […]

  • New University of Iowa Research Indexed in PubMed

    New research by University of Iowa researchers just added to PubMed:   Genetically predicted circulating concentrations of micronutrients and risk of colorectal cancer among individuals of European descent: a Mendelian randomization […]

  • A Forgotten Chicago Poet and her Popgun Sonatas

    “A couple months ago, I was at a family gathering, this was with in-laws. And after a little dinner or whatever, they brought out this board game called ‘Therapy.’ Which is very frightening with your in-laws and extended family or […]

  • Brokaw’s Press Passes Grant Access to Unique History

    The following is written by Humanities for the Public Good Intern Patrick Johnson Tom Brokaw is a name synonymous with journalism, and the journalism that many strive for. His career spans decades and his resume includes trips across […]

  • IWA’s 2020 Kerber Grant Recipient: Yazmin Gomez

    After the pandemic postponed her research trip, Yazmin Gomez, the 2020 Linda and Richard Kerber Travel Grant recipient, finally made it to IWA! Linda Kerber, May Brodbeck Professor in the Liberal Arts and Professor of History Emerita, and […]

  • Libraries Graduate Student Scholarship Winner | Alex Hsieh from Hardin Library

    Alex Hsieh, College of Dentistry Student, has won a University of Iowa Libraries graduate student scholarship.  Alex works at the Hardin Library. “Making sure our library patrons feel cared for has been a goal of mine while working at […]

  • Libraries appoints Soenksen as interim director of DEAI

    The University of Iowa Libraries has appointed Rita Soenksen as Interim Director of Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) effective June 7, 2021. During the pandemic, the Libraries established a shared governance […]

  • Summer Service-Desk Hours

    Summer hours, May 17-August 22, for the Business Library service desk are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday, Closed.  The desk is also closed Monday, July 5. Contact us online for assistance.

  • Coming July 1st: Walk-ins Welcome to the Reading Room!

    Starting July 1st, the Special Collections & Archives reading room will be returning to the walk-in access model. We will no longer require appointments to visit our space and use our materials.  This summer, we welcome you to visit […]

  • Workshop The Workshop | MLA Conference Presentation

    Hardin staff presented a paper, “Workshop the Workshop: Continuous Quality Improvement Strategies for an Instruction Series,” at the year’s virtual Medical Library Association, May 24-28. Authors were Heather Healy, Jen DeBerg, Riley […]

  • Walton and Lawrence Named Medical Library Association Fellows

    Janna Lawrence, Hardin Director, and Linda Walton, Associate University Librarian and former Hardin Director, were named Fellows of the Medical Library Association.   Fellowship recognizes “sustained and outstanding contributions to […]

  • UI Latinx Council recognizes Rachel Garza Carreón with an award named in her honor

    The UI Latinx Council Executive Board has created the Rachel Garza Carreón IMPACT Award to recognize her valuable work with the Latinx community at the University of Iowa. The award will recognize long-time UI Latinx community members who […]

  • Director Janna Lawrence Elected to Medical Library Association Board

    Hardin Library Director Janna Lawrence was elected to Board of Directors of the Medical Library Association.  Her three-year term began at the May 2021 Medical Library Association Conference.

  • Digital DVD Display

    Welcome to our rotating DVD display, here we will present a themed selection of titles for you to browse. If you would like to borrow a DVD, just click the link below the title and sign in with your Hawk ID and password to make a request. […]

  • Iowa Regents libraries offer new grants to support open educational resources

    Libraries at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and the University of Northern Iowa announce a joint funding opportunity for the creation of Open Educational Resources (OER). This program is open to small teams of faculty, […]

  • University of Iowa Asian American Oral History Archive

    The following is written by Asian Alumni and Student Oral History Project Intern Jin Chang Since the start of the pandemic, prominent leaders have stood in front of crowds of American people calling COVID-19 the “China Virus” and […]

  • Hardin Library Closed Monday, May 31 | Memorial Day Holiday

    Hardin Library will be closed on Monday, May 31 for the Memorial Day Holiday. Memorial day is a Federal holiday in the United States to honor and mourn deceased military personnel.  Many people also decorate graves for deceased loved ones […]

  • New Book Display March 26, 2021

    Welcome to the Library’s virtual New Book Shelf. Here we will present new titles for you to browse and check out. Titles listed here will be monographs published in the current year. If you see a title you would like to borrow, please […]

  • Publish Open Access with the American Chemical Society

    The University of Iowa Libraries has entered into an agreement with the American Chemical Society (ACS) to bundle the cost of journal subscriptions and Open Access (OA) publishing. Under this three-year contract, UI corresponding […]

  • Transformative Agreement with ACS for Open Access Publishing

    UI corresponding authors can now publish their journal articles Open Access and free of cost to them in any American Chemical Society (ACS) journal.  The University of Iowa Libraries has entered into an agreement with ACS to […]

  • A Unique Perspective: The JFK Assassination Through the Lens of the Earl F. Rose Papers

    The following is written by graduate student worker Bailey Adolph.  A collection that is currently being reprocessed in Special Collections & Archives is the Earl F. Rose Papers, which gives a unique perspective of the John F. Kennedy […]

  • Congratulations Reagan Mady!!

          CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GRADUATION REAGAN!!   Reagan majored in Marketing with a minor in French Language and will be working in a full-time sales position at Kalderos. It is a pharmaceutical software start-up based in Chicago […]