Author Archive for Anne M

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2023

Have you wondered why there are shockingly long waits for the newest digital titles or why we may not have that popular title from several years ago? There’s a reason for this: digital collections are extraordinarily expensive. 

Wednesday, Sep 6, 2023

Need to make a purchase but not sure what to choose or even what to think about when weighing your options? Are you looking to make well-informed financial decisions but feel overwhelmed by hidden costs, confusing terms, and unseen risks in the digital marketplace? Your Iowa City Public Library card is here to help! We offer access to CR: Consumer Reports, a vital resource committed to financial fairness and consumer protection.

Monday, Jan 30, 2023

Attention, OverDrive app users! At the end of April 2023, OverDrive will discontinue the OverDrive app. It is time to switch to Libby, OverDrive's newer app to browse, check out, and enjoy the Iowa City Public Library's eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazine collection. All of your loans, holds, and wish list items will carry over to Libby when you make the switch. Give Libby a try! Libby has some pretty nice features, including:

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2022

Love local history? Exploring an historical topic? Take a deep dive into the past with ICPL’s local digital newspaper collections.

Wednesday, Feb 2, 2022

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Carol Spaziani, retired librarian and friend of the Iowa City Public Library. With a career spanning twenty-six years, Spaziani’s contributions to this library are immeasurable.

Friday, Jan 14, 2022

In October 2021, we introduced our new catalog. To complete our transition to the new catalog, our old catalog (CatalogPro/Encore) was retired on March 1st, 2022.

Friday, Dec 3, 2021

Beginning Tuesday, December 7th, hoopla will be available at the Iowa City Public Library.  

Monday, Nov 29, 2021

Beginning Wednesday, December 1st, the number of “play credits” available in Kanopy will move to eight watches per month.

Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021

You may have heard the news stories listing shortages of paper, ink, cardboard, and shipping container space. Or the ones about labor shortages in warehouses and the shipping industry. And with books sales up 21% from 2019, there is more demand for print books at a time when publishers cannot fulfill their orders. Experts are calling it a "perfect storm" for the publishing industry.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

One of our passions at the Iowa City Public Library is to get books into your hands. During the last six weeks, we were only able to do this digitally through our collection of eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and streaming videos. While we look forward to a time when we can provide full access to the rest of our collection, we are happy to see unprecedented use of our digital collections. We’ve seen steady growth year-to-year since establishing the collections, but we have never witnessed such a sharp spike in use like this.

About Anne M

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Anne Mangano has worked for the Iowa City Public Library since 2007, serving as the Collection Services Coordinator since 2013. In this position, she oversees the Library’s collection, including the selection, cataloging, processing, repair, and removal of materials. She also plans and directs ICPL’s digital collections, including the Local Music Project and the Digital History Project. Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a Masters in Library and Information Science from Simmons University. She lives in Iowa City with her husband and two children.