• Introducing the Studio’s 2022 Summer Fellows

    The University of Iowa Graduate College and the UI Libraries Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio are excited to announce that 12 graduate students have been selected for the 2022 Studio Summer Fellowship program. These individuals […]

  • Patents Everywhere – Levi Strauss and Blue Jeans

    When you talk to your engineering librarians, you may think that we talk about Patents and Standards too often, but patents are all around you, including in your jeans!  Born 1829 in Bavaria, Germany, Levi Strauss immigrated to the United […]

  • Interim Hours May 14 – May 30

    Hardin Library interim hours begin Saturday, May 14 and continue through Monday, May 30. Monday-Thursday 7:30am-9pm Friday Saturday 7:30am-6pm 10am-2pm Sunday Noon-4pm 24-hour study available when the library is closed.

  • Digitally Reconstructing Ancient Architectural Spaces: Lessons Learned

    Earlier in the semester, I had been thinking about the challenges of incorporating sensory research into 3D modeling with a goal in mind to complete a 3D digital model of an artificial cave in a Roman villa, one of my case studies for my […]

  • Memories of a Memogram

    The following is written by graduate student worker Emily Schartz As we get ready for warmer weather and summer vacation, we look longingly at a group of travelers 90 years ago who were preparing to start a 137 day-long worldwide cruise on […]

  • Print Shop and Bindery in Amana

    An interpretive exhibit of history of communal book making includes a reconstruction of a printing and binding shop at Middle Amana. This site is opened from 10 to 4 on Saturdays.   The long and continuing Amana book publishing program […]

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

    Stop by the Sciences Library at 120 Iowa Ave to enjoy free coffee for finals week! We have a variety of free snacks available for you as well as coloring and building blocks for breaks to reduce stress. We have three floors with places for […]

  • Graduate Profile: Alex Asare

    In the spotlight this week is our other graduate: Alex Asare. Alex is graduating with a degree in computer science with a minor in mathematics. His future plans include a position as a software engineer, but will settle for world […]

  • Medical Library Association Spring 2022 Hardin Staff Activities

    Hardin Librarians are active in the Medical Library Association.  The annual conference is in New Orleans, May 3-6, 2022. Jennifer Deberg, a 2022 RTI (Research Training Institute) Fellow is presenting a poster: Exploring DNP (Doctorate […]

  • Enterprising Women: Three Profiles from the Fellows Family papers

    The following post was written by IWA Student Specialist, Avery Porter. Clara Conrad entered the Graham Hospital Training School for Nurses in 1902. She was the first student to enroll in the new program and the only person in her class. A […]

  • Graduate Profile: Kelsey Lyons

    Over the next two weeks we’ll be highlighting some of our graduating senior student workers. This week: Kelsey Lyons. Kelsey is graduating with a degree in biomedical engineering, with a minor in Spanish. An Iowa native, she started here […]

  • Art From Tragedy: Mauricio Lasansky’s The Nazi Drawings

    The following is written by Academic Outreach Coordinator Kathryn Reuter Mauricio Lasanky was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1914 to Jewish immigrants from Lithuania. Lasansky showed artistic skill from a young age — printmaking was […]

  • National Poetry Month Selections From Hardin Library Student Employees

    April is National Poetry Month, and these are poems selected by our student employees. Selections by Josh Hart stonewall to standing rock by Julian Talamantez Brolaski (entire poem) who by the time it arrived had made its plan heretofore […]

  • Now on Exhibit: It’s Gonna Be May

    Composers and poets love to write about May, a month characterized by seasonal change, the flowering of long dormant plants, and here at Voxman the end of the semester and for some students, graduation! Enjoy a sampling of May songs and […]

  • Women Safe After Dark? The Beginnings of Take Back the Night at the University of Iowa

    On September 12, 1979, an advertisement for a rally appeared in the campus newspaper, the Daily Iowan. The outline of a woman with bows and arrows, shooting into the night sky was accompanied with the promise, “Friday evening at 8 p.m., […]

  • Rube Goldberg – man and machine

    Rube Goldberg was born Reuben Garret Lucius Goldberg in 1883 in San Francisco. He started drawing through tracing illustrations at four years old. Encouraged by his father, Goldberg attended U.C. Berkeley, graduating in 1904 with a degree […]

  • It isn’t hoarding if it’s books – or is it?

    “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 Lisa Tuzel from Dr. Jennifer Burek Pierce’s class “Reading Culture History & […]

  • John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library Open House 2022 Book List

    Visit the John Martin Rare Book Room at Hardin Library for the annual open house, Wednesday, April 20, from 4pm-7pm. All are welcome/family friendly! Masks encouraged.  This is an in-person event. The following books will be on display: […]

  • UI Libraries Receives NEH Grant to Increase Access to World-Renowned Sackner Archive

    Special Collections and Archives at the University of Iowa Libraries was awarded a prestigious $350,000 grant supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The funding will be used to make the Ruth and Marvin Sackner […]

  • Decolonizing the Kitchen: Sean Sherman

    The following is written by Olson Graduate Research Assistant Matrice Young  Sean Sherman, a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe, was born in 1974 and spent the early days of his childhood on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Much […]

  • Return or Renew Books Due in June 2022

    All loans due in June, 2022 should be returned or renewed (re-loaned).  Materials due in June 2022 must be renewed or returned by October 1 to avoid being billed a replacement charge. You may renew your loans: by signing into my account […]

  • Celebrating Our Student Workers

    During National Student Employment Week and every day, we celebrate all of our student workers. They’re critical to nearly every aspect of Libraries’ operations and their service is greatly appreciated. Eleven members of the Libraries […]

  • Spanish Language OER with Giovanni Zimotti

    By Georgia Page, UI Libraries Student Specialist, Scholarly Impact, In early March, UI Libraries celebrated Open Education Week in order to raise awareness about open educational resources (OER) and other open […]

  • Check out the Tool Library

    Have you checked out anything from our tool library? There are over 275 tools available for you to check out. Last year, there were 394 total loans. Here are the top items that were checked out the most last year.  4 is a tie between the […]

  • Dr. King’s visit to Waterloo, Iowa and Iowa City, Iowa

    The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King visited Iowa on three separate occasions, in 1959, 1962, and in 1967.  The first visit in 1959 had been to Waterloo, Iowa, and then to Iowa City, Iowa.  Waterloo residents have kept Dr. King’s visit […]

  • Explore the Creative Space!

    One of our favorite spots in the Engineering Library is the Creative Space. It’s packed full with almost everything you would need to get an idea off the ground. If you need something else, just ask – we might have a way to get it for […]

  • Study in the Stacks

    We’re coming to the end of the semester, which means that you might be looking for a new place to study. We have several options here for you! Need to get that group project done? Come on in! You may be surprised to know that you don’t […]

  • Resources at your fingertips

    Did you know that with your University of Iowa ID you have access to over 3,000 electronic journals and 400 databases? One of the most powerful tools to further your research is access to InfoHawk+ and our online resources. You can find […]

  • What are our engineers reading?

    It’s National Library Week! First celebrated by the American Library Association in 1958, NLW is a way for libraries to highlight and encourage the use of their services and spaces – so we’re doing the same thing! We’re starting up […]

  • Mass Market Ads of a Bygone Era

    “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 Kelli Brommel from Dr. Jennifer Burek Pierce’s class “Reading Culture History & […]

  • Happy April Fools Day!

    April Fools Day is a day for pranks and tricks, both of which are College of Engineering traditions. These pranks were almost all aimed at the Law Students (often called “Laws”), with whom the Engineering Students had a long-running […]

  • Upcoming Lecture: Bohemia on Records with Guest Speaker Filip Šír

    Filip Šír, coordinator for Digitization of Audio Documents at the National Museum (Prague), will talk of his work to track down and preserve early 20th century Czech sound recordings made in the United States. Ed. Jedlička cylinder […]

  • Conservator’s Corner | Saving The Morgagni

    By Beth Stone, MFA Collections Conservator, University of Iowa Libraries When volumes arrive in conservation, the first step is a quick assessment. Often this entails physical inspection of a cart of 30-80 items, ticking off from a […]

  • Private Catholic: Zines for Catholic School Kids

    “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 Abbie Steuhm  from Dr. Jennifer Burek Pierce’s class “Reading Culture History & […]

  • NEW: Three Women for Equality: Christine Grant, Peggy Burke, and Bonnie Slatton Fund

    Three trailblazers who led the national effort for gender equality in athletics are being honored through a new fund dedicated to collecting, archiving, and highlighting their achievements and the efforts of other women. The Three Women […]

  • Staff Highlight: Michelle Dralle

    Name: Michelle Dralle Your role at Hardin: I am a Library Assistant IV working in Collections, Access Services, and just recently, returned to help in Interlibrary Loan. Years you’ve worked in a library and years you’ve worked at […]

  • Poems That Just Are

    “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 Luke Allan from Dr. Jennifer Burek Pierce’s class “Reading Culture History & […]

  • Introducing SOAR: A Project for Preserving the Legacy of Student Organizations on Campus

    The following is written by Community and Student Life Archivist Aiden Bettine The University Archives is embarking on a new, hands-on project to collect the history of student organizations on our campus, Student Organizations Archiving […]

  • Kittredge Cherry and Audrey Lockwood: A Love Story

    This post was written by IWA Student Specialist, Abbie Steuhm. The LGBTQ+ community has grown in incredible size and visibility in the last decade. The legalization of same-sex marriage in the U.S. in 2015 was a colossal milestone for […]

  • Silent Film Star Still Shines in Special Collections & Archives

      The following is written by Elizabeth Riordan and Anna Holland for Silent-ology‘s Buster Keaton Blogathon Sitting in a dark auditorium in Iola, Kansas, two friends watched Our Hospitality with a live band accompaniment. The annual […]

  • Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything (HawkSci Lit Book Club)

    Would you like to discuss a book written by one of our Iowa City Darwin Day speakers? Join the HawkSci Lit Book Club at the Sciences Library to discuss the delightful and witty book: Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve […]

  • John Browne | Myographia Nova | Dissection | Book of the Month from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library

      By Damien Ihrig, Curator, John Martin Rare Book Room BROWNE, JOHN (1642-1700) Myographia nova, or, A description of all the muscles in humane body : as they arise in dissection : distributed into six lectures ; at the entrance into […]

  • Louise Neaderland and The International Society of Copier Artists

    The following is written by Kathryn Reuter, Academic Outreach Coordinator for Special Collections & Archives and for Stanley Museum of Art In 1938, Chester Carlson invented the process of electrophotographic printing. Later rebranded […]

  • Digitally Reconstructing Ancient Architectural Spaces: Challenges and Goals

    My project for the PDH certificate capstone involves a 3D digital reconstruction of art, architecture, and hydraulic amenities in the manmade dining cave at the villa owned by Roman Emperor Hadrian, using AutoCAD and 3Ds Max. This 3D model […]

  • What Do You Wish We Had @Hardin? | Submit your ideas and suggestions

    Do you have an idea for a new service, workshop, want a change in the physical space in the library? Do you want something changed on our website? We want to know! Please submit feedback online You can receive follow-up communication if […]

  • Get Ready For Finals @Hardin Library | Later Hours May 6 & 7| Free Coffee & Snacks | Dinosaur Game

    Hardin Library wants you to be successful with your finals!  We have lots of seating and offer some extras to help you study. Reserve one of our 11 group study rooms: 24-hour study […]

  • Spring 2022 Sciences Library Workshops

    Search like a Hawk: Become an expert at InfoHawk+ Tuesday, March 8, 2:00–2:50 PM Sciences Library, Room 102 There are more than a million ebooks, over 3 million print books, and thousands of journal articles available through InfoHawk+. […]

  • Civil Rights Trailblazer June Davis Donates Papers to IWA

    This post is by Archives Assistant Heather Cooper. The Iowa Women’s Archives recently received the first installment of a new collection of personal papers from Norma June Wilson Davis. Davis, who later became an administrator at the […]

  • 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! Welcoming the Immigrants: Refugee Resettlement in Jewish Iowa will bring Dr. Jeannette Gabriel of the Schwalb Center for […]

  • Presidents’ Day Resources

    On Presidents’ Day and every day, it’s easy to find information about those holding the highest government office in the United States by visiting the University of Iowa LibGuide for Presidential Resources. University Libraries is also […]