The Rod Library was pleased to host two students of the Waterloo George Washington Carver Academy as part of UNI's Educational Talent Search Job Shadowing Day on September 30, 2010. Eduardo and Andre spent the morning "shadowing" Gail Bunz, Library Associate, Multiservice Center. They assisted in checking in youth books, checking out laptops, scanning articles for interlibary loan, toured Technical Services to see how books are processed, viewed two books that were well over 400 years old in Special Collections/University Archives, and got an overall tour of the l
Thursday, September 30th, UNI Physical Plant personnel will begin adding additional electrical outlets to the north end of the east wall on the first floor. Currently only one outlet is available along this portion of the wall. At the end of the project up to 11 outlets will be usable near the new bench furniture and a bit further south down the wall.
Looking for a comfortable place to study in the Library? Check out the new booth seating for your next group meeting or personal study time. This seating area is found on the bottom floor of the building in the northeast corner, near the Current Periodicals. The half-circle booths can accomodate as many as 7 or 8 people at one time. This semester we hope to install more electrical outlets along this wall for laptops. Give them a try and let us know what you think!
What do Chris Crutcher, Toni Morrison, John Steinbeck, Judy Blume, Philip Pulman, Mark Twain, J. K. Rowling, and J.D. Salinger have in common?
The Lovely Bones, Of Mice and Men, The Chocolate War, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Forever, The Color Purple, And Tango Makes Three, The Handmaid’s Tale, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Kite Runner, Snow Falling on Cedars, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – what do all of these books have in common? All of them were among the most commonly challenged or banned books – the targets of efforts to remove them from library collections or school reading lists - in the decade from 2000 – 2009.
This blurb from the Rod Library News blog explains a new grants database: Are You Seeking Grants to Help Fund Programs? The university has a new grants database called The Foundation Directory Online accessible through the library website 24/7 from any location. Off-campus users will be prompted for their CatID.
Are You Seeking Grants to Help Fund Programs?
With the support of an allocation of $20,000 in ARRA (American Recovery and Investment Act) funds received in spring 2010, the Library has acquired almost 600 recently published books in areas of high use and on current topics of interest. Most of these titles have been added to the circulating Stacks collection. The selections include recent award winners in fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. These titles focus on such subjects as digital technologies, diversity, global warming, Islam, multiculturalism, sustainabili