July 2011

Youth Collection Move Begins August 1

Beginning bright and early Monday August 1 the Youth Collection will begin its move from its current location on the third floor to a temporary location on the first floor.  If you have difficulty locating a Youth book or item during the move please see the helpful folks at the Circulation Desk.

The current Youth Collection room will be renovated over the fall and part of the spring semesters.  When it reopens in the spring it will be sporting a new look, including shelving, carpet and wall paint.  There may be some other surprises too!

The temporary location of the Collection will be along the east side of the first floor, in the the area which formerly held the current periodicals.

August Interim Building Hours

UNI's summer session is quickly drawing to a close.  Soon we will all begin preparing for a great fall semester!  Rod Library will be open the following hours during the August interim.

July 30 - July 31, Saturday - Sunday, Closed
August 1 - 5, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

August 6 - 7, Saturday - Sunday, Closed
August 8 - 12, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

August 13 - 14, Saturday - Sunday, Closed
August 15 - 19, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

August 20, Saturday, 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
August 21, Sunday, 12:00 noon - 9:00 p.m.

Forgot Your Flash Drive or Calculator?

So you're at the library typing away on your paper and realize that you've forgotten your flash drive. "Darn!" you say.  No worries!  Rod Library has flash drives you can borrow.  Just stop at the MultiService Center desk on the 1st floor to pick one up, and return it when you're done. 

What's that you say?  A calculator would be great, too?  Stop down at the MultiService Center, where you can check one out for three hours and use it here in the library.  Problem solved!

Please Pardon Our Mess

Work began in earnest this week on the fourth floor ceiling ducts.  Eller Insulation is insulating portions of our air ducts to prevent condensation forming and dripping onto our ceiling tiles.  The drips have stained the ceiling tiles and at times have damaged books.  There may be some extra noise on the fourth floor during this time and a bit of dust as they remove and replace ceiling tiles.  They should be all finished up within a week and a half.

If you need assistance locating a quiet place to study please see the helpful folks at the Circulation Desk by the Library's entrance.

Thank you for your patience!


Holiday Weekend Building Hours

The Library will be open the following hours over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

  • July 1, Friday, 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • July 2, Saturday, 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m.
  • July 3, Sunday, 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m.
  • July 4, Monday, Closed
  • July 5 we return to our normal summer hours

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Library Dean Retires and Acting Dean Named

Dean of Library Services Marilyn Mercado retired from the University on June 30, 2011, after more than 22 years of dedicated service to Rod Library and UNI and 10 years as Dean. Rod Library faculty and staff thank her for her years of service and her leadership and wish her well in her retirement. She will be greatly missed!

Associate Professor Katherine Martin, Head of the Collection Management and Special Services Department, was named Acting Dean effective July 1. Rod Library welcomes Kate to her new position! She has been a Library faculty member since 1982 and a Department Head in Rod Library since 1991.

A search for a permanent Dean will begin this fall.