• 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 […]

  • Construction @ Hardin
    by Sarah Andrews on October 1, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    Beginning this month, construction will begin in Hardin Library that will transform the space into one that we hope will be more welcoming and more relevant to your needs. By the end of the project, which will take two years: quiet study space on the 4th floor will be expanded,  3rd floor study space will be upgraded,Continue reading "Construction @ […]

  • SciFinder Classic is Retiring
    by Laurie Neuerburg on September 16, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    If you are currently using the classic version of SciFinder, it is time to start using SciFinder-n. Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) will discontinue the “classic” SciFinder interface on Dec. 31, 2022. SciFinder-n, will be the only SciFinder platform moving forward. If you are already using SciFinder-n, you do not need to do anything. Your […]

  • Welcome Sarah Keen, our new university archivist
    by Elizabeth Riordan on September 1, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    We are pleased to welcome Sarah Keen as our new university archivist in Special Collections & Archives. Sarah joined the Libraries at the start of the fall semester. She comes to Iowa from upstate New York, where she served as Colgate University Libraries’ university archivist and head of Special Collections and University Archives. Previously, […]

  • Celebrating 55 years of international writers at Iowa in the Main Library Gallery
    by Sara J. Pinkham on August 29, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    After nearly three years of research and planning, A Hub, a Network, an Archive: 55 Years of International Writers in Iowa City is now open in the Main Library Gallery. The exhibition tells the story of the International Writing Program’s genesis, its role in cultural diplomacy, and Iowa City as a site of literary significance andContinue reading […]

  • Hardin Library Closed On Home Iowa Football Game Saturdays
    by Sarah Andrews on August 25, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    The Hardin Library will be closed every Saturday there is a home Iowa Football game.  The 24-hour study will be available.  Bus service is disrupted and there is almost no parking near the library during football gamedays.  Kinnick Football stadium holds 69,250 people and all 2022 games are sold out. Hardin Library closed: September 3Continue reading […]

  • Study Help for BIOL 1411: Foundations of Biology for Fall 2022
    by Laurie Neuerburg on August 24, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    If you are taking BIOL:1411 Foundations of Biology, you can take advantage of free study help with our Sciences Library student mentors. Drop-in Tutoring for Foundations of Biology Group Study Sessions for Foundations of Biology Find special hours during breaks and holidays on our Foundations Study Help Guide.

  • 1843 American Cleft Palate Surgery Book | Thomas Dent Mütter | from The John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library
    by Sarah Andrews on August 22, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    by Damien Ihrig, MA, Curator John Martin Rare Book Room MÜTTER, Thomas Dent (1811–1859). A report on the operations for fissures of the palatine vault. Printed in Philadelphia by Merrihew & Thompson, 1843. 28 pages. 23 cm tall. The Mütter Museum in Philadelphia is celebrated for its collection of anatomical specimens of rare conditions, from […]

  • Tree Talk & Tour at the Sciences Library
    by Laurie Neuerburg on August 22, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    Join Arborist Andy Dahl for a tree talk and tour at the Sciences Library! This program will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. The tree talk will begin at 2 p.m. on the third floor of the Sciences Library. The walking tour of campus trees will begin after the talk. This program is freeContinue reading "Tree Talk & Tour at the Sciences Library"

  • All Women Welcome: Summer 2022 Reading Room Exhibit
    by Elizabeth Riordan on August 2, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    The following is written by Rachel Miller-Haughton, former Olson Graduate Research Assistant and curator of All Women Welcome exhibit All Women Welcome: Voices of Activist Iowa Women is the summer 2022 exhibit in the Special Collections Reading Room. The culmination of my time as the 2020-2022 Olson Graduate Research Assistant, the exhibit features images, […]

  • Antoine Louis, Surgeon Inventor of Guillotine | June 2022 Featured Works from The John Martin Rare Book Room @Hardin Library
    by Sarah Andrews on July 5, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    LOUIS, ANTOINE (1723-1792). Dissertation sur la question–comment se fait la transmission des maladies héréditaires? [Dissertation on the question–how are hereditary diseases transmitted?] and Observation et remarques sur les effets du virus cancéreux [Observation and remarks on the effects of the cancer virus], Printed in Paris at Chez Delaguette, […]

  • Hardin Library Interim Shorter Hours | Saturday, August 6 – Sunday, August 14
    by Sarah Andrews on July 4, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    The Hardin Library will be open shorter hours for the August interim. The 24-hour study will be available whenever the library is closed. Saturday, August 6 and August 13 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday, August 7 and August 14 Noon – 4 p.m. Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12 7:30 a.m. – 6Continue reading "Hardin Library Interim Shorter Hours | Saturday, […]

  • Telling Their Stories: LGBTQ+ Zine History
    by Elizabeth Riordan on June 30, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    The following is written by Academic Outreach Coordinator Kathryn Reuter In honor of Pride month, we are highlighting some queer zines in our collections. A zine is a hand-made and self-published pamphlet that can contain writings, collages, comics, illustrations, and other artwork. Zines are made in a variety of styles and cover endless types ofContinue […]

  • Thor Rinden: Artist’s notebooks reveal Iowa’s lasting impressions
    by Elizabeth Riordan on June 27, 2022 at 2:51 pm

    The following is written by student worker Jack Menzies Thor Rinden was an artist born in Marshalltown, Iowa in 1937 and studied at the University of Iowa before attaining his Master of Arts at Hunter College, New York, NY. Living with his wife, Jane,the couple spent decades renovating their home in Brooklyn, which garnered substantialContinue reading "Thor […]

  • July 4th Holiday Hours and Closing @Hardin Library
    by Sarah Andrews on June 24, 2022 at 6:16 pm

      The Hardin Library will be closed Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4th for the 4th of July Holiday. The Hardin Library will be open Saturday, July 2 from 10am-6pm. The 24-hour study is available whenever the library is closed to University of Iowa affiliates with a UIHC Badge or Iowa One Card.  

  • Libraries partner with City of Literature for ‘Stories from Ukraine’ project
    by Sara J. Pinkham on June 10, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Local libraries are teaming up with the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature to celebrate Ukraine during the week of June 13. The “Stories from Ukraine” project is a series of videos that offer a chance for viewers to better understand Ukraine, its rich culture, and its people. The project is a collaboration between theContinue reading "Libraries partner […]

  • Prairie Musings @ the Sciences Library
    by Laurie Neuerburg on June 9, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    All are invited to a panel discussion about our campus prairie, the Ashton Research Prairie, featuring: Mike Fallon, Earth and Environmental Sciences Instructor Andrew Forbes, Associate Professor of Biology Stratis Giannakouros, Director, Office of Sustainability and the Environment Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 2:00-3:00 PM Free & open to the public. Light […]

  • Introducing the Studio’s 2022 Summer Fellows
    by Connor Hood on May 25, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    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 will soon take part in an 8-week course that provides mentored digital scholarship experience, as well as training in […]

  • Free coffee & snacks at the Sciences Library for finals week!
    by Laurie Neuerburg on May 9, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    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 you to study that include study booths, study carrels, computerContinue reading "Free coffee & snacks at the […]

  • Art From Tragedy: Mauricio Lasansky’s The Nazi Drawings
    by Elizabeth Riordan on April 28, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    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 his preferred medium, a choice perhaps influenced by his father, who worked as a printer of banknote engravings. […]

  • Mass Market Ads of a Bygone Era
    by Elizabeth Riordan on April 4, 2022 at 2:49 pm

    “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 & Research in Media” (SLIS:5600:0001).  Mass Market Ads of a Bygone Era By Kelli Brommel Amongst the wideContinue reading […]

  • Introducing SOAR: A Project for Preserving the Legacy of Student Organizations on Campus
    by Elizabeth Riordan on March 17, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    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 their Records or SOAR. The Purpose of SOAR is to ensure that the legacy of each student organization on theContinue […]

  • Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything (HawkSci Lit Book Club)
    by Laurie Neuerburg on March 9, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    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 and/or Ruin Everything.   This book was co-authored by Dr. Kelly Weinersmith, featured speaker atContinue reading […]

  • Louise Neaderland and The International Society of Copier Artists
    by Elizabeth Riordan on March 8, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    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 as xerography, this process is what fuels photocopy machines around the world. Carlson’s invention forever changed the […]

  • Spring 2022 Sciences Library Workshops
    by Laurie Neuerburg on February 28, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    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+. How can you find what you’re looking for? Learn how to search like an expert in thisContinue reading "Spring 2022 […]