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What's in the Perch?

Welcome to The Perch

The Perch with two circles with a bird alit

We are excited to announce the opening of a newly-designed space on the first floor of the Main Library, just across from the new books section.

Called "The Perch," the new space features a curated collection of current literary journals and magazines of news, commentary, and opinion. The area is open and available to all patrons, but we are especially excited about the possibilities this space holds for supporting the process-based research needs of new students. Indeed, the inspiration for the space was largely informed by collaborations with Rhetoric faculty. Stay tuned for more information about a grand opening event and details about how to schedule a class visit to the space.

In the meantime, if you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please be in touch with cathy-cranston@uiowa.edu or katie-hassman@uiowa.edu, or you can also submit them here

This guide will show you which titles are available in The Perch beginning in January 2020. InfoHawk+ has a notation in the records for these titles, but please note that it may look a little empty for a while as the new issues for the year start coming in. Previous issues for many of these titles are located on the 3rd floor of the Main Library, on the east side.

Many people were responsible for creating this area. Their many contributions and hours of work are appreciated deeply. Thank you to them all!

Instructors - Interested in scheduling a class visit?

The content in The Perch provides students an opportunity to identify and develop topics for class research assignments. See the Developing a Topic worksheet developed by Rhetoric faculty to get a sense of how you might use the space with your students. Please contact Katie Hassman to arrange a class visit to The Perch. NOTE: Please provide at least 2 weeks notice prior to the date you would like to visit with your students.