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What's in the Perch?

Fall 2020 Updates

The Perch space is currently closed and materials are unavailable for browsing during the Fall 2020 semester. See the other pages on this guide for information and links to help you access much of The Perch digital content while our space is closed.  

If you'd like to incorporate digital access to The Perch materials into your courses and/or instruction, please reach out to Katie Hassman or Cathy Cranston. (8/21/2020)

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!