• The Sciences Library and the Department of Physics and Astronomy co-host successful solar eclipse viewing event
    by Carol Hollier on April 16, 2024 at 4:44 pm

    It was a thrilling experience to witness the partial solar eclipse that took place in the skies above Iowa City on Monday, April 8! The eclipse-viewing event, hosted jointly by the Sciences Library and the Department of Physics and Astronomy, was a huge success, with thousands of people gathering in the Sciences Library courtyard andContinue reading "The […]

  • Student employee spotlight: Cassandra Parsons
    by Natalee Dawson on April 12, 2024 at 5:25 pm

    When Hawkeye senior Cassandra Parsons arrived on the University of Iowa from her hometown of Williamsburg, Iowa, she knew that a student job would be a key part of her time as an undergraduate. And when Parsons, an English and creative writing major and anthropology minor, started work as a student assistant at the HardinContinue reading "Student employee […]

  • UI Hardin Library to celebrate 50 years and fourth floor renovations to improve user experience
    by Anne Bassett on April 4, 2024 at 6:14 pm

    Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa Libraries is recognizing two milestones in May 2024: the completion of a major renovation to its fourth floor, including the John Martin Rare Book Room, and serving students, faculty, and staff for 50 years.  Construction started in October 2022 to convert the fourth floor intoContinue […]

  • In pictures: 50 years of Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
    by Sarah Andrews on April 4, 2024 at 6:05 pm

    (Exhibit curated by Damien Ihrig, curator for the John Martin Rare Book Room, and Helen Spielbauer, creative coordinator, Hardin Library) 50 years ago this fall, the University of Iowa opened the Health Sciences Library, later named in 1988 after Dr. Robert C. Hardin. A former physician and professor of internal medicine, Dr. Hardin served asContinue […]

  • Check out the new Iowa Research Online
    by Sara Scheib on April 1, 2024 at 7:35 pm

    Have you heard the news? Iowa Research Online (IRO) is new and improved! Staff at the University of Iowa Libraries have been hard at work on a new interface that goes way beyond the traditional institutional repository. We’re the first institution in the world to go live with Esploro from Ex Libris, a research informationContinue reading "Check out the […]

  • UI Libraries inks new Cold Spring Harbor open access agreement
    by Sara Scheib on March 12, 2024 at 7:57 pm

    The University of Iowa Libraries are pleased to announce a new transformative agreement with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (CSHLP), an internationally renowned publisher of books, journals, and electronic media in genetics and molecular biology. The agreement includes: To publish open access in CSHLP journals without paying open access fees or APCs, […]

  • Student employee spotlight: Ramin Roshandel
    by Natalee Dawson on March 1, 2024 at 9:50 pm

    Ramin Roshandel will never forget the first time he stepped into the University of Iowa Rita Benton Music Library. From the beginning, the PhD candidate knew that the library would become a crucial part of his time as a student of music composition pedagogy. Roshandel describes being immediately “overjoyed with the beauty of the space,”Continue reading […]

  • OpenHawks grant program promotes open educational resources, saves students money
    by Mahrya Burnett on February 27, 2024 at 8:26 pm

    Are you looking for a way to enhance your teaching, save your students money, and contribute to the global knowledge commons? If so, consider applying for the OpenHawks grant program at the University of Iowa.  Over the last several years, OpenHawks has funded over 60 Open Educational Resources (OER) projects across a broad range ofContinue reading […]

  • What we share with the past: a Q&A with ‘Making the Book’ exhibition curators Emily Martin and Eric Ensley
    by Sara J. Pinkham on February 21, 2024 at 8:36 pm

    by Sara J. Pinkham Books have the extraordinary power to turn their stewards into time travelers. A roughly sewn leather cover on a medieval book or a centuries-old doodle can reveal a lot about a book’s owner and its use. Minuscule notes scribbled in the margins of a plague-year calendar can hold weightier sway overContinue reading "What we share with […]

  • Chance encounter at the Main Library sparks one couple’s lifelong love story
    by Natalee Dawson on February 13, 2024 at 6:18 pm

    For one Hawkeye couple, the journey of a thousand miles started at a wobbly table in the Main Library. In the late 1960s, Dr. Harold “Harry” Mihm was pursuing his MD at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille Carver College of Medicine, and Georgia Benda was an undergraduate studying special education. They beganContinue reading "Chance encounter at […]

  • Announcing new John Benjamins open access agreement
    by Sara Scheib on February 12, 2024 at 4:26 pm

    The University of Iowa Libraries is pleased to announce a new read and publish agreement with John Benjamins Publishing Company, an independent academic publisher of books, journals and online resources in linguistics and the language sciences. The agreement includes: To publish open access in John Benjamins journals without paying APCs, corresponding […]

  • Two graduate student employees receive Academic Enrichment Awards from the UI Libraries
    by Natalee Dawson on February 9, 2024 at 2:27 pm

    Each year, the University of Iowa Libraries recognizes two graduate student employees for their contributions to the institution and the library or department in which they work. Recipients of an Academic Achievement Award (AEA) are selected by a committee based on their application essays and the feedback of their supervisors, and winners receive a […]

  • 13 student Libraries workers receive scholarships for 2023-24
    by Natalee Dawson on February 7, 2024 at 6:00 pm

    Student library employees are a crucial part of what makes the University of Iowa Libraries such a valuable, accessible resource for the community on campus and beyond. We’re grateful that these dedicated students make time alongside their classes to work with us, directing users to needed resources, caring for materials, and contributing their ideas […]

  • Spring Main Library Gallery exhibit highlights book history
    by Sara J. Pinkham on January 19, 2024 at 7:19 pm

    A new exhibition in the Main Library Gallery this spring showcases a global selection of rare historic books and modern book art. Making the Book, Past and Present explores the intersections of history, art, and practicality through items from Special Collections & Archives at the University of Iowa Libraries. The exhibition asks what we canContinue […]

  • ‘Hey Buddy, I’m Bill’: new Main Library Gallery exhibit celebrates a local legend
    by Sara J. Pinkham on August 31, 2023 at 8:08 pm

    By Sara J. Pinkham, exhibition and engagement coordinator, Main Library Gallery The fall 2023 Main Library Gallery exhibition, Hey Buddy, I’m Bill, shares the story of Bill Sackter, an Iowa City legend and advocate for people with intellectual disabilities. Curated by Jen Knights, marketing and communications manager for Performing Arts at Iowa in the […]

  • Women, Disability, and Reparative Description in IWA
    by Anna Holland on June 7, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    The following post was written by IWA Student Specialist, Abbie Steuhm.  In the process of creating a LibGuide on women and disability for the Iowa Women’s Archives (IWA), I discovered a trove of artifacts from disabled women and disability advocates. However, this did not come easy as the history was hidden by its description. IContinue reading "Women, […]

  • Local libraries teaming up for virtual author event featuring Esmé Weijun Wang
    by Sara J. Pinkham on March 15, 2023 at 4:16 pm

    Local Libraries LIT (Listen, Initiate, Talk), a collaboration between Johnson County public and academic libraries, will welcome author Esmé Weijun Wang on Thursday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m. for a virtual conversation and reading.   The event is free and open to all, but attendees must register in advance to receive the online event link.Register […]

  • Main Library Gallery seeking 2025-2026 exhibit proposals
    by Sara J. Pinkham on February 6, 2023 at 5:01 pm

    The University of Iowa Libraries’ Main Library Gallery is now seeking exhibition proposals for spring 2025, fall 2025, spring 2026, and fall 2026. University of Iowa faculty and staff are invited to submit initial statements of interest for consideration during Round 1 of the selection process through March 31, 2023. Proposals from across campus […]

  • Out & About: Queer Life in Iowa City exhibit now open in the Main Library Gallery
    by Sara J. Pinkham on January 25, 2023 at 10:39 pm

    When Madde Hoberg first envisioned an exhibition for the Main Library Gallery, she saw the potential for a space filled with local queer history, joy, resistance, and creativity. Three years after her initial exhibit proposal, Out & About: Queer Life in Iowa City is now open for all to visit.  “We invite everyone to exploreContinue reading "Out & […]

  • Anatomist Gabriel Fallopius | John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library | January 2023 Book of the Month
    by Damien Ihrig on January 17, 2023 at 8:01 pm

    by Damien Ihrig, curator   FALLOPIUS, GABRIEL (1523-1562). Libelli duo, alter de ulceribus: alter de tumoribus praeter naturam [Two pamphlets, one on ulcers: the other on unnatural tumors]. Printed in Venice by Donato Bertelli, 1563. 101 pages. 21 cm tall.  Fallopius was born in 1523 in Modena, Italy, to a lower noble family. The death of hisContinue […]

  • Local Libraries LIT to welcome author Kevin Wilson for free virtual event
    by Sara J. Pinkham on January 11, 2023 at 10:32 pm

    Local Libraries LIT (Listen, Initiate, Talk), a collaboration between Johnson County libraries, will welcome author Kevin Wilson on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 7:00 p.m. for a free online reading and conversation. The Local Libraries LIT author series is offered by public libraries in Johnson County, as well as the University of Iowa Libraries and Kirkwood […]

  • Popular Pharmacy Handbook of Medieval Europe | November Book of the Month from the John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library
    by Sarah Andrews on November 23, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    by Damien Ihrig, Curator, John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library MESUË THE YOUNGER (fl. ca. 1200?). Canones universales. First Giunta edition. Printed in Venice by Luca-Antonio Giunta, 1527. 388 leaves. 32 cm tall. Mesue’s works were an immediate hit. Some of the most famous western physicians of the time, including Petrus de […]

  • WHO COVID-19 Research Database
    by Sarah Andrews on November 17, 2022 at 12:50 am

    WHO COVID-19 Research Database    “The global literature cited in the WHO COVID-19 Research Database is updated daily (Tuesday through Saturday) from searches of bibliographic databases, hand searching, and the addition of other expert-referred scientific articles. This database represents a comprehensive multilingual source of current literature on the […]

  • Highlights of the Tree Talk and Tour at the Sciences Library
    by Laurie Neuerburg on October 20, 2022 at 3:56 pm

    We had a great time learning about our campus trees at the Tree Talk and Tour at the Sciences Library. It was fascinating to learn about the oldest trees on campus as well as new plantings. We also learned about our State Champion trees, special trees such as the chestnut sapling planted to honor AnneContinue reading "Highlights of the Tree Talk and Tour at […]

  • Local Libraries LIT welcomes Ann Patchett for free virtual event
    by Sara J. Pinkham on October 3, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    Local Libraries LIT (Listen, Initiate, Talk), a collaboration between Johnson County libraries, will welcome author Ann Patchett on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. for a free online reading and conversation. This is the sixth virtual author event in the series offered by public libraries in Johnson County, as well as the University of IowaContinue reading […]