September 2009

Banned Books Week at Rod Library

Banned Books Week “celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular.” It emphasizes the “importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them.” Banned Books Week is an annual event sponsored by the American Booksellers Association; American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression; the American Library Association; American Society of Journalists and Authors; Association of American Publishers; and the National Association of College Stores. It is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The event highlights books that have been challenged or banned in libraries and school districts. Many titles appear regularly on the annual list of the most commonly challenged books. Rod Library has mounted two displays related to Banned Books Week. There is an informational exhibit in the flatbed display case adjacent to the Reference Desk and Electronic Resources area on the main floor. In the lobby is a display of books from the Library’s circulating collection that have been banned or challenged by libraries and schools. All of these titles are available for check-out. Stop by to browse the display, and select a title to read or re-read. For additional information, visit the American Library Association web site at

Where to Start? Using the New Rod Library Website to Search

This video shows you how to navigate the new Rod Library website and how to use the new Panther Prowler to find scholary articles.

September Exhibits at Rod Library

Study Abroad
Study Abroad with UNI - Sponsored by: UNI Study Abroad- Main Floor Display Case located in the Library Lobby.
Academic Learnign Center
Adacemid Learning Center - Sponsored by: Academic Learning Center- First Floor Display Case located by the MultiSerivces Center.
Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read
Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read- Sponsored by: Rod Library Public Relation & Marketing Committee - Flat Display Case located in the Reference Area.

 For more information about exhibits at Rod Library see our exhibits web page.

FASB Accounting Standards Codification

"On July 1, 2009, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) instituted a major change in the way accounting standards are organized. On that date, the FASB Accounting Standards Codification™ (FASB Codification) became the single official source of authoritative, nongovernmental U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP). Now, only one level of authoritative U.S. GAAP exists, other than guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). All other literature will be non-authoritative" (source.) Webcasts, press releases, and related information are available through this FASB Codification Resources page. UNI Accounting Department faculty and students will have access to a "professional view" of the Codification through the Academic Accounting Access program, sponsored by the American Accounting Association. All currently enrolled UNI students and employees can access the FASB Codification through another database licensed by Rod Library: RIA CheckPoint. The Codification is available under the "Accounting, Audit & Corporate Finance" Library in the RIA Table of Contents. A "Basic View" of the Codification is available for no charge to registered users.

Charge to U-bill for Photocopies Now Available

The long awaited charge to u-bill for photocopies is now available on all self-service photocopies in the Rod Library.  Prices are $.10 per page for black/white copies and $.50 for color copies.  Patron can still make copies with cash on the copiers on 1st and 2nd floor of the Library. 

ABI/INFORM Goes Complete

The publisher of ABI/INFORM Global (ProQuest) has expanded our subscription at no additional cost. The Rod Library subscription now includes the following, which as a group is called ABI/INFORM Complete: *ABI/INFORM Global *ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry *ABI/INFORM Dateline *The Wall Street Journal ABI/INFORM Complete can be picked to search everything, or the individual components can be picked from a drop-down on the ABI/INFORM home page. ABI/INFORM Complete can be accessed from the Rod Library Business Portal and the Rod Library home page under Databases A-Z. New types of sources include: *Industry and market research reports from Business Monitor International and FirstResearch *Country Finance and Country Forecast reports from Economist Intelligence Unit *Commodity reports from Economist Intelligence Unit Other types of resources that may be of interest include: *ProQuest Annual Reports Collection (10Ks and Annual Reports to Shareholders) *Doctoral dissertations *Social Science Research Network working papers