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  • Changes in Libraries’ services and hours

    When campus libraries reopen on Aug. 17, services will resume in phases. To begin the semester, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, the Main Library, and the Sciences Library will allow building access […]

  • Creative Coding and Reparations: A Final Reflection

    There is a question I’ve continually returned to over the past eight weeks. What is the relationship between the past and the present? When someone thinks of reparations, the first question that might come to mind could be, what is […]

  • My Experiences with the Summer Digital Fellowship

    For my summer digital fellowship, I proposed to work on my research – “gender differences in imprisonment with an analysis of state-level and overtime data.” In this blog posting, I would like to share my experiences and […]

  • The Preservation Student Staff Remote Work Experience Spring/Summer 2020

    As part time interim Preservation Processing Coordinator in the UI Libraries Preservation Department, one of my main duties is to supervise the student staff who do the day to day marking work for new acquisitions and items that need to be […]

  • Before the Vote: Black Women’s Political Activism in Iowa

    This post by IWA Graduate Research Assistant Heather Cooper is the seventh installment in our series highlighting African American history in the collections of Iowa Women’s Archives and other local repositories. The series ran […]

  • Reflecting on the experience of creating a visual argument

    Humanities scholars traditionally explain their arguments through text written form, and they use visual effects as evidence to support the written argument. Nathan Yau argues that […]

  • 3D Modeling Project Thoughts and Reflection

    In my initial blog post, I reflected on finding the balance between artistic and academic digital reconstructions, hoping to engage with the topic more closely throughout my project, and I am rather pleased with how it turned out. It is […]

  • Reflecting on my Studio Experience

    Although we still have a couple of weeks left of the Summer Studio Fellowship experience, I’d like to use this blog post to think through some of my overall takeaways from my time working on my project, which is a series of data […]

  • More on Discourse of Personal Control in Newspaper (1979-2019)

    As introduced in the last post, my project examines the discourse of personal control in published newspaper articles from 1979 to 2019. I am interested in 1) exploring the different life aspects in which people discuss sense of control […]

  • Medical Racism and Horror: A Virtual Reality Video Essay

    For this project, I’m working on a virtual reality video essay on the anti-Blackness and transphobia I have experienced in medical spaces, with the help of the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio, and under the guidance of […]

  • Lessons Learned Doing Digital Work

    Thanks to the Studio Summer Fellowship, I have had a deeply meaningful scholarly experience and learned four lessons about digital work in the academy.     Lesson 1: Value Process Over Product My intention at the start of this […]

  • Close Reading Distant Reading (and Vice Versa)

    Andrew David King Public Digital Humanities Capstone student, Summer 2020 My Public Digital Humanities Certificate capstone project focuses on one prong of a two-pronged, ongoing endeavor in self-education pertaining to the application of […]

  • The Adventures of a Monarch Butterfly: Milkweed, Metamorphosis, and Migration

                       Watch a video showing a monarch caterpillar transforming into a chrysalis on the Sciences Library YouTube channel! In the chrysalis, the monarch caterpillar appears to be […]

  • The Midwest is Easy to See

    Exploring the complexities of space and place are the foundations of my Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio Fellowship project The Midwest is Easy to See. This digital exhibition features a series of artworks from the University of […]

  • Mapping patterns and causes for labor migration in Southern Africa

    We live in communities that are increasingly becoming intersected and globalized.  There is a lot of mixing in terms of race, religion, ideologies, languages, ethnicity, and many other aspects. […]

  • Consider the Sandbox

    During his presentation to our class, the Studio’s GIS Specialist (as well as my wonderful Point of Contact) Jay Bowen suggested we think of our Summer Studio Fellowship as a sandbox. A playground staple, sandboxes offer children […]

  • The Pain of Exile

    The project that I’m working on during my summer fellowship aims to develop a new approach to illness narratives through an investigation of the intersection of pain and exile. Here, the specific focus is the artistic development of […]

  • New Liaison Librarian for Psychiatry, Neurology, Neurosurgery & Neuroscience Graduate Program | Damien Ihrig

    Damien Ihrig,  MA Library and Information Science, MA Educational Measurement, Curator of the John Martin Rare Book Room,  will now be the librarian liaison for: Psychiatry Neurology Neurosurgery Neuroscience Graduate (PhD) […]

  • Archiving the movement

    We’re living in unprecedented times. Protesters are speaking out against the murder of George Floyd, police brutality, and systemic racism. The UI Libraries’ Special Collections plans to pursue a careful approach toward […]

  • Learning GIS to Map Bison by Max Lieberman

    Beginning this summer’s fellowship, I had set what I believed to be a difficult, but still achievable, goal for myself. With no background in digital methods, I hoped to learn fundamental GIS skills and create a map of bison […]

  • Visa Issued: Making Sense of Data

    The US immigration system produces a complex hierarchy of legal and visa statuses that grant different rights, freedoms, and protections to immigrants. However, distinctions in visa types are often overlooked or omitted in conversations […]

  • Dealing with Data Across Academic Fields

    The project that I’m working on during my summer fellowship explores the gendered and racialized politics of the Academy Awards, more commonly known as the Oscars. This project includes a WordPress site with forms of data […]

  • Residents: Guide to Services For You!

    Welcome new residents!  We have many resources and ways to help you.  Please see our guide: https://guides.lib.uiowa.edu/residents  

  • Gender and Imprisonment: An Analysis of U.S. States over Time

    Imprisonment rates in the U.S. increased by 700 percent between the 1970s and 2000 (Beck and Harrison 2001), and this mass incarceration has garnered substantial attention among sociologists and criminologists. Although many studies have […]

  • Examine Discourse of Personal Control in Newspaper

    Project Background: Demonstrating strong control over one’s own life is morally encouraged and sometimes required by American society. Potent as this tenet shapes individual behaviors, it can only remain strong through repeated […]

  • UI Libraries awards 12 OpenHawks grants

    The University of Iowa Libraries has awarded 12 grants for Open Educational Resource (OER) projects for the 2020-2021 academic year. OpenHawks is a campus-wide grant program that funds faculty efforts to replace current textbooks with OERs […]

  • Fireworks!

    It is already July, when we would normally be thinking of parades, fireworks, and picnics. Things will definitely be different this summer!   Many communities are looking for creative and safe alternatives to the traditional fireworks […]

  • Fine Line between Academic and Artistic 3D Reconstructions

    My project as a Studio fellow this summer is to create a 3D model of an ancient Roman water fountain, commonly known as the “Auditorium of Maecenas,” with the goal to understand this space as a holistic, multisensorial […]

  • Just a simple timeline, right?

    I came into this fellowship with a great deal of optimism regarding what I could accomplish—utterly unaware of the actual work it would take to pull off a digital humanities project. This summer, I’ll be working with Digital […]

  • From the Classroom- Steal This Zine!

    “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 Jacob Roosa from Dr. Jennifer Burek Pierce’s class “History of Readers […]

  • Welcome Damien Ihrig, Curator, John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

    Hardin Library for the Health Sciences is happy to welcome Damien Ihrig to the Hardin staff! He comes to the library as the Curator for the John Martin Rare Book Room and has a long history of working in higher education, including medical […]

  • All of Hardin Library Still Closed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic | Opening for UIowa affiliates August 17

    The entire Hardin Library building, including the 24-hour study, is closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The Hardin Library will re-open on August 17, 2020 at 7:30am.  Access to the Hardin Library will be restricted to current […]

  • Need to Return Some Library Material?

      Wondering about returning the resources you’ve borrowed from the library? It may be easier than you think! University of Iowa students can return items to the Lichtenberger Engineering Library and to any of the UI Libraries […]

  • In support of eliminating racism – the ongoing work

    Anti-racism subject guide As a research library, we have a responsibility to share and promote public access to important information about anti-racism, which we’ve made available in this anti-racism subject guide. Libraries staff […]

  • Summer Seminar Series is Here

    On June 11 University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections started their Summer Seminar Series! This online series features Special Collections & Archives staff talking about what we know best: our collections and our favorite topics […]

  • Countdown for Liftoff

    While we humans below the branches of a tall cottonwood tree along the Iowa River at Coralville’s Iowa River Landing have been preoccupied with the effects of coronavirus on our communities, a pair of Bald Eagles has been raising a […]

  • Esther Walls: The Role of a Black Leader

    This post by IWA Student Specialist, Erik Henderson, is the sixth installment in our series highlighting African American history in the Iowa Women’s Archives collections. The series ran weekly during Black History Month, and will […]

  • Antiracism Resources for the Sciences

    After #ShutDownAcademia, #ShutDownSTEM, and #Strike4BlackLives on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, there is a need to continue education and action about anti-racism. The CEO of American Association for the Advancement of Science, publisher of […]

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Antiracism Resources

    Antiracism is more than simply not being racist. This list is intended to provide general information about anti-oppression, racism, privilege, and inclusion, especially in terms of higher education in the STEM fields as well as […]

  • From the Classroom- Sheherezade: a flip book

    “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 Leslie Hankins from Dr. Jennifer Burek Pierce’s class “History of […]

  • Designing Disney!

    It’s (almost) summer and time to think of vacations. Do you love amusement parks?   It may be a little more difficult to go to an amusement park this summer, but when you are waiting in line for the your chance at surviving the […]

  • Pride Month Virtual Book Display

    Enjoy a book safely at home during the novel coronavirus pandemic to celebrate Pride Month! Also, UI Pride 2020 offers Pride at Home kits containing fun activities to do at home! Students, staff, and faculty may request that a print book […]

  • Virtual Boot Camp! UPDATED

    In conjunction with the #ShutDownAcademia, #ShutDownSTEM, and #Strike4BlackLives initiatives, the workshop has been postponed until tomorrow, June 11th, at 2 pm. We encourage everyone to take today and consider ways to combat the […]

  • New PubMed | 10-min video introduction to changes by Iowa librarian

    Last week, the new interface of PubMed became the default and now the UI Link button displays in this version. Although the changes to how PubMed works are not substantial, the functionality is improved for those who access through a […]

  • In support of eliminating racism

    Updated as of June 17, 2020 Anti-racism subject guide As a research library, we have a responsibility to share and promote public access to important information about anti-racism, which we’ve made available in this anti-racism […]

  • Pauline Humphrey & African American Beauty Culture in Iowa

    This post by IWA Graduate Research Assistant Heather Cooper is the fifth installment in our series highlighting African American history in the Iowa Women’s Archives collections. The series ran weekly during Black History Month, and […]

  • From the Classroom–Business, Beer, and the Bible: The Case of the Maude’s Commonplace Books

    “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 Elizabeth McKay from Dr. Jennifer Burek Pierce’s class “History of […]

  • Due Date Information | Changes

    Due dates for all materials owned by The University of Iowa Libraries and The Law Library have been changed. Annual loans due in June 2020 are now due in June 2021.  Faculty, professional staff, graduate and professional students and […]

  • Anyone can listen with a scientific ear!

    In his newest book, Birdsong for the Curious Naturalist, Donald Kroodsma invites us to listen to bird sound not simply to make a quick species identification, but to listen “for deeper understanding of each singing bird,” […]

  • Memorial Day Hours @Hardin Library

    Hardin Library will be closed on Monday, May 25 for the Federal Memorial Day holiday.   We will not be available for chat or email or filling interlibrary loan or document delivery requests.  Regular services will resume […]

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