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  • Buttons, Buttons, Buttons!

    The following is written by Academic Outreach Coordinator Kathryn Reuter On a college campus, chances are high that you will encounter at least one button during the course of your day. Pin back buttons – sometimes called “badges” […]

  • 10 Ye Old Banned Books

    The following is written by SLIS graduate student Madison Knupp From October 1st through October 7th, the American Library Association (ALA) is celebrating Banned Books Week. The ALA first started Banned Books Week in 1982 due to a rise in […]

  • 10 Adolescent books to read at Special Collections & Archives

    The following is written by Olson Graduate Research Assistant Kaylee Swinford Recognized as a powerful force, the Young Adult genre of fiction has taken the literary world by storm. With cultural phenomena like Twilight, The Hunger Games, […]

  • ‘Hey Buddy, I’m Bill’: new Main Library Gallery exhibit celebrates a local legend

    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 […]