April 2010

Scan Papers, Documents, etc.

Rod Library has added a many-featured scanner that can be used at no charge. It is located on the bottom floor, near the Multiservice Center. Scanned images can be saved to a flash drive or emailed to your account. A research paper, for example, can be scanned in a text format and opened in Microsoft Word. This page has more details.

Extended Building Hours

Beginning Wednesday, April 28, Rod Library will offer extended building hours to accomodate students preparing for end of the semester tests and projects.  Good luck everyone!

April 28 - 29 Wednesday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
April 30 Friday 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
May 1 Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
May 2 Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
May 3 - 5 Monday - Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
May 6 Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
May 7 Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Opposing Viewpoints

View more Rod Library YouTube vdieos at Rod Library Video Playlist


World Bank's Open Data Initiative

The World Bank announced on April 20 that "it will offer free access to more than 2,000 financial, business, health, economic and human development statistics that had mostly been available only to paying subscribers." Some 330 indicators are available for up to 209 countries. Some of the data go back 50 years. The statistics are available through a new web site. The World Bank has prepared this guide for working with the data. The statistics can be searched or browsed through categories such as Countries, Topics, Indicators, and the Data Catalog. Results can be downloaded in formats such as Excel.

Wheelchair for Public Use

If you need to request the use of a wheelchair while in the library, there is a wheelchair located at the Circulation Desk, to the left of the main entrance.  The Access Services staff on duty will make arrangements for use and provide assistance as needed.

Take Our Government Documents Survey

Calling all students, staff, faculty and community members!

Rod Library is currently evaluating the government documents collection, its usage, and how the collection might evolve in the future. In doing so, we request your input on this short survey. Your answers will be confidential and anonymous.

To take the survey, click here.

For more information about government documents, please see our "Documents and Maps" web page.


April Exhibits at Rod Library

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