• 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 […]

  • Hardin Library Closed for Home Football Games | Oct 9, Oct 15, 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3D Printing at the Engineering Library

    3D printing has gained popularity in the past decade, with printers becoming cheaper and more accessible to the consumer market. It has allowed users to take manufacturing into their own hands with several advantages over traditional […]

  • 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, […]

  • Creative Kick-Start Funding Kicks Off!

    It’s time for our annual Creative Kick-Start program! This program, created by the Engineering Library and the Engineering Technology Center, enables students to develop their ideas into viable products. Funds are generously provided by […]

  • 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 […]

  • August 24 is National Waffle Day!

    Happy National Waffle Day! Make sure to celebrate by enjoying a waffle or two. Waffles may seem like they are not connected in any way to engineering, but engineering is the science of applied anything.  We celebrate on August 24th […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Welcome to the Fall 2021 Semester!

    Welcome to the Fall 2021 Semester Whether this is your first year at UI, or you are a returning student, we are so glad you are here! Things have been out of the ordinary for a while now, but we are here to help you get back into the […]

  • 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, […]

  • Featured Databases | Influenza Research Database and Virus Pathogen Resource

    Access free to all Influenza Research Database: Access free to all Virus Pathogen Resource: These have NIAID-funded resources that support viral pathogen research.  Data is integrated from […]

  • An Artists’ Book Video Project: Still in Progress

    Progress not perfection.” These three simple words of reassurance have been the mission statement of our cohort through the summer fellowship, and have become somewhat of a restorative, compulsory chant for me. Through the summer […]

  • Developing a Community Engaged, Digital Scholarship Practice

        Preview of Covington’s forthcoming archive on Black girls in film As a community engaged scholar, this fellowship has provided a space to value fellows’ interdisciplinary scholarship, professionalization from the Studio and […]

  • Listening to Audre Lorde in Exploring Archives

       Audre Lorde’s Sister Outsider first and second edition Coming to this fellowship during a time of social unrest due to a dual pandemic, of racial injustice and international health crisis, I asked myself: How can my work address […]

  • Student Reflection: Processing the Madgetta Dungy Papers

    The following post is written by University of Iowa senior, Jack Kamp.              When I started my internship at the Iowa Women’s Archives (IWA), I knew I was interested in working with Black women’s history. As a […]

  • How to Fly an Essay, and Drawings

    “In re-reading the manuscript of this book I find I didn’t allow myself to be born.” – A.E. This summer and in the year to come, I am writing and drawing an essay collection about flight, and about how narrative can fail. While I […]

  • Keep Hawkeyes Healthy | Face Masks Encouraged (but not required)

    Hardin Library encourages these measures to decrease the spread or exposure to COVID-19: Please consider wearing a face mask.  Face masks are not required in the library.  Face masks are available at each entrance. Wash your hands […]

  • Exploring Contemporary LGBTQ+ Media in China

    Reflecting on my Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio fellowship work, I realize that this project has involved a variety of new processes for me. The most important process underlying my project has been the search for media […]

  • Finding a Form and Refinding a Thread

    I’m very grateful to the Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio for a summer filled with inspiration, new perspectives, and connections with scholars across different disciplines. I felt both encouraged and challenged by the work of […]

  • More Meaningful and Expressive Digital Artists’ Book Models

    A primary motivation in my working within the book arts mediums at the University of Iowa has been a growing interest in creating printed works that elicit more interactive and dynamic viewer engagement—the communication of print across […]

  • 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 […]