Libraries

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Dubuque - Public Libraries and Neurodivergent Patrons

Published
Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Academic year
2023-2024
Partner

Libraries are the pride of many communities in the United States, offering free access to many materials, programming, access to internet and other technologies, and serving as a meeting place. They are also safe spaces for neurodivergent individuals who rely on them as a place for daytime shelter, information, and other resources.

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Waterloo Public Library Account Holder Map and Database

Published
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Academic year
2020-2021
Partner

The Waterloo Public Library sought to understand how account holders were spread across Waterloo in order to identify areas that may need to be better served.  Addresses of existing account holders were mapped with GIS, which provided several opportunities for further analysis, including account holders outside of city boundaries, households not using WPL services, and more.

Keokuk Library Archives

Keokuk Public Library Bickel Collection Access

Published
Friday, December 27, 2019
Academic year
2019-2020
Partner

Graduate students in the School of Library & Information Science partnered with Keokuk Public Library staff to build a database to extend access to the Bickel Collection housed at the library.

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Webster City - Digital Archiving Kendall Young Library

Published
Friday, December 27, 2019
Academic year
2018-2019
Partner

Graduate students in the School of Library & Information Science provided a framework for digitizing thousands of archived local historical records that currently exist only as print documents in Webster City's Kendall Young Library.  

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Webster City - Activating Webster City's Literary History and Kendall Young Library

Published
Friday, December 27, 2019
Academic year
2018-2019
Partner

Students in the course Museums in a Digital World developed social media and digital engagements based on the special collections of the Kendall Young Library.

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Mason City Architectural Inventory Online Platform

Published
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Academic year
2017-2018
Partner

Graduate students in the School of Library & Information Science built a framework and online platform for archiving data related to Mason City architecture.

Washington Library

Enhancing Children's Resources as the Washington Free Public Library

Published
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Academic year
2013-2014
Partner

Graduate students in the School of Library and Information Science worked with the Washington Free Public Library to address goals related to the library’s long-term plan, particularly in relation to the Children’s Area. Projects included evaluating the potential for creation of a parenting collection, reclassification of the Children’s Area, and rearranging the Children’s Area to create a welcoming environment.