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  • Virtual Boot Camp!

       Virtual Boot Coming to a Computer Near You! Wednesdays, June 10 – July 29 2:00 – 2:30 pm (CDT) Calling all graduate and undergraduate students, researchers, faculty and staff! Are you working on your thesis, […]

  • 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

    This is not news: a deep divide continues to tear at this country. Injustices widen the gap. COVID-19 has affected more black, Latinx, and Native Americans than any others. People of Asian descent are experiencing heightened racism. The […]

  • A SLIS Capstone Experience Part II: The Final Steps of “The Mysterious Film Print-Block Collection” from Galena, IL by Traci Bruns

    During the Spring 2020 semester, I researched and examined types of gender bias that could have been used in advertisements to promote and sell tickets Classic Hollywood films from the 1940’s to the 1950’s. For this research, I […]

  • 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 […]

  • All of Hardin Library Still Closed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

    The entire Hardin Library building, including the 24-hour study, is closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  At this time, we do not know when the Hardin Library will reopen. Hardin Library is providing most services remotely during this […]

  • The Interdisciplinary Avenues of Adjusting to the Circumstances

    At the end of my Capstone experience and the certificate program I’m looking back at two semesters where I got to experience what it means to be engaged in the Digital Humanities, and even – with the second half of the spring […]

  • 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 […]

  • All are invited to Sciences Library Trivia Night!

    All are welcome to join the Sciences Library for Trivia Night at 5 PM central on Fridays through July 10th! We will use Zoom and Kahoot, so join Zoom on your computer to see the trivia questions and use the browser on your smartphone to […]

  • Doing Digital Work From My One-Bedroom Apartment

    The second half of the semester has been difficult for a million different reasons. Many of us are relegated to small apartments or bedrooms, some of us have roommates, and many of us are far from our loved ones, which makes this […]

  • DeStress Fest Day 5 Recap!

    Missed anything from today’s Destress Fest? This is the last day for our DeStress Fest. We hope it helped make your days a little easier and, well, less stressed! If you’ve missed anything, head to our website and check it […]

  • DeStress Fest Day 4 Recap!

    Missed anything from today’s Destress Fest? Enjoy this recap and then be sure to join us tomorrow!   Need some humor to start the day? How about a cheesy Dad Joke? Check our DeStress Fest webpage at 9:00 a.m. every weekday for a […]

  • DeStress Fest Day 3 Recap!

    Missed anything from today’s Destress Fest? Enjoy this recap and then be sure to join us Monday!   Need some humor to start the day? How about a cheesy Dad Joke? Check our DeStress Fest webpage at 9:00 a.m. every weekday for a […]

  • Finding COVID-19 Coronavirus US Legislative Information

    For the latest news on Covid-19 legislation, there are a couple of news sources that may be of interest, and you can use these to get a clear overview of the main parts of a law or a bill. These sites often go beyond the headlines and look […]

  • Mikaela Johnson, BS Human Physiology | University Honors | Congratulations Graduate!

    Congratulations to Hardin Library student assistant Mikaela Johnson.  Mikaela has worked at the Hardin Library all four years of her undergraduate degree. Mikaela is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology, […]

  • Mac Gill | MA Library & Info Science, MFA Literary Translation, Graduate Certificate in Public Digital Humanities

    Congratulations to Hardin Library student assistant Mac Gill.  Mac is receiving a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science and a Master of Fine Arts in Literary Translation as well as a Graduate Certificate in Public Digital […]

  • India Winters | BA History, Minor German, Certificate in Museum Studies | Congratulations Graduate!

    Congratulations to Hardin Student assistant India Winters.  Indy is receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, with a Minor in German and a Certificate in Museum Studies. What are your future plans? I’m looking for jobs in […]

  • Catherine Lawrence | BBA Accounting | Congratulations Graduate!

    Congratulations to Hardin student assistant Catherine Lawrence. Catherine is receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting. What activity did you participate in at The University of Iowa that you are proud of? VITA, […]

  • DeStress Fest Recap Day 2!

    Missed anything from today’s Destress Fest? Enjoy this recap and then be sure to join us tomorrow!   Need some humor to start the day? How about a cheesy Dad Joke? Check our DeStress Fest webpage at 9:00 a.m. every weekday for a […]

  • Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life: 1870 health book resonates in the era of protective masks

    The following blog comes from Olson Graduate Assistant Rich Dana, who interviewed Marvin Sackner on his collection of concrete and visual poetry.  Among the over 75,000 items in the newly-acquired Sackner Archive of Concrete and […]

  • Do You Hear What I Hear?

    The pandemic has found some of us out taking more walks than usual. In some places human noise has subsided and it’s possible to hear more nonhuman sound than usual. Perhaps you’re hearing more bird sounds and wonder what they […]

  • DeStress Fest Day 1 Recap!

    Missed anything from today’s Destress Fest? Enjoy this recap and then be sure to join us tomorrow!   Need some humor to start the day? How about a cheesy Dad Joke? Check our DeStress Fest webpage at 9:00 a.m. every weekday for a […]

  • Introducing the Studio’s 2020 Summer Fellows

    The University of Iowa Graduate College and the UI Libraries Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio are excited to announce that 14 graduate students have been selected for the 2020 Studio Summer Fellowship program. These individuals […]

  • Information about Returning Library Material

    It’s getting to be time to return the library materials you have checked out. Here are the options which are available as of now. Returning Materials While details are still being finalized, we are offering several opportunities to […]

  • How to return materials to the UI Libraries

    University of Iowa students can return items to the UI Libraries from afar by dropping off items at one of 46 participating libraries across the state and region. See a map of these locations or the list of locations at the end of this […]

  • Take a Break With DeStress Fest!

        Take a Break With DeStress Fest! It’s the end of the semester and we are all feeling it. STRESS.  But, have no fear – we are here for you! We’re here and you are there, so what can we do to help you […]

  • Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) Virtual Library

    In honor of April representing Sexual Assault Activism Month, the University of Iowa Libraries and the Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP) came together to offer you a virtual library. There you can find a reading list of ebooks pertaining […]

  • National DNA Day

    Saturday, April 25 is National DNA Day, which commemorates the 1953 publication in the journal Nature of scientific papers by James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin, and colleagues that described the molecular […]

  • University of Iowa Sciences Library freshens up with new coat of paint!

    After years of planning, the renovation of the University of Iowa Sciences Library has begun. Closure of the building due to the coronavirus pandemic did not prevent the Sciences Library’s first step of the renovation, a fresh coat […]

  • In the shadow of Covid-19, The Sackner Collection shines a light on “The Beauty in Breathing”

    The following blog comes from Olson Graduate Assistant Rich Dana who interviewed Marvin Sackner on his exhibit “The Beauty in Breathing.” An exhibition of works from the newly acquired Ruth and Marvin Sackner Collection of […]

  • 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!

    Happy 50th Anniversary, Earth Day!!     Climate Action is the theme for Earth Day 2020!  Most of us know about Earth Day/Earth Month, and many are concerned about the impact society has on our planet Earth. The Earth Day […]

  • Sciences Library Trivia Night on Fridays!

    Hawkeyes, join the Sciences Library for Trivia Night on Fridays, April 24th to July 10th at 5 PM! The trivia will be led by student emcees Madison and Mason. The questions will be from various subjects such as science, arts & […]

  • We Are Here, Online, and Ready to Help

    Do you need help on an assignment right away?  Does your research require difficult-to-find data?  Do you need to plan long-term for your studies?  The Business Library is online and ready to help!  You can contact us […]

  • Home Print Book Delivery now available!

    If you need a print book from The University of Iowa’s print collection, we will now mail it to your home while the libraries are closed for the COVID-19 crisis.  After you identify a book you need, please sign in with your Iowa […]

  • Eagles Eye Hawkeyes at Iowa River Landing

    Many Iowans are aware of the Bald Eagles that nest in Decorah. But believe it or not there is an active eagle’s nest only a stone’s throw away from the University of Iowa main campus. And it is so accessible to viewing that […]

  • Sciences Library Trivia Night

    Hawkeyes, join the Sciences Library for Trivia Night on Friday, April 17 at 5 PM! The trivia will be led by student emcees Madison and Mason. The categories will be science, arts & literature, history, pop culture, and sports. We will […]

  • National Poetry Month: Science Edition

    National Poetry Month: Science Edition It’s National Poetry Month, so if you would like to explore poetry about science and take a break from the uncertainty of life living through COVID-19, then you have come to the right place. All […]

  • Reflections on My Capstone Project Amid a Pandemic

    For my Digital Humanities Capstone Project in the spring semester 2020, I’m investigating the topic of loneliness in cities. In particular, I’m interested in the question: “How friendly is a city for a lonely […]

  • Digital Diaries: Perfecting the Map and Professionalizing the Website

    I first came to the Studio in the summer of 2019. I had taken one graduate seminar where I got to create some of my own digital projects, and I wanted to learn more. After getting to craft my very own mapping project over the summer, I […]

  • A Virtual Bibliophiles

    Today is April 8th, 2020, the day we were supposed to gather for the last Iowa Bibliophiles of the academic year. The plan: come together, eat some tasty snacks, and explore some of the highlights from our collection with the help of our […]

  • Kerber Travel Grant Application Deadline Extended

    Due to the ongoing closure of library facilities around the country, the Iowa Women’s Archives has extended the application deadline for the Linda and Richard Kerber travel grant to June 1st, 2020. Because we are uncertain about when […]

  • SOUNDS FROM THE FIELD – Jane Austen in the Age of Digital Discovery

    by Marian Wilson Kimber Discovering lost pieces of music in dusty archives is what most people think musicologists do. We only make the news if someone finds an unknown manuscript by a famous composer buried in a library. It’s true […]

  • Emergency access to copyrighted books

    Effective immediately and until normal access to physical collections resumes, students, faculty, and staff at the University of Iowa have online access to a large portion of the University Libraries’ print collection—volumes […]

  • 2020: The Year of the QuaranZINE

    The following is written by Rich Dana, Olson Graduate Research Assistant for Special Collections.  As librarians, we are engaged in service to our communities, and that service doesn’t end when the library has to lock its doors […]

  • Virtual Services from Scholarly Impact

    Although the campus libraries are closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff of the Scholarly Impact Department are working remotely to assist UI faculty, staff, and students. Extensive resources and information about our […]

  • Color Your World!

    Looking for a relaxing, creative activity while social distancing? Does anyone in your household like to color? We have some of the best coloring pages around – and they are all FREE!!! If you go to InfoHawk+ – the University […]

  • Wulfie’s Guide to using the Music Library Online

    Greetings! Everyone’s favorite library staff member, Wulfie Parsons, is back to help you navigate online library resources. The Music Library in Voxman may be closed, the Music Library ONLINE is thriving and ready to help you with […]

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