ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on November 5, 2011. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will take place from Saturday, November 5, 2011, at 21:00 CST to Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 9:00 CST.
This will include access to:
any title accessed via the ProQuest platform, such as ABI/Inform, Dissertations & Theses @ UNI; Ethnic Newswatch; International Index to Music Periodicals full text; ProQuest Historical Newspapers, and more
Chadwyck-Healey products with domain names ending with "chadwyck.com"
Illumina products such as Technology Research Database, Illustrate: Natural Sciences, and Sociological Abstracts
The Student Health Clinic will be holding a Flu Shot Clinic in the Library tomorrow, Tuesday October 25, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. The Clinic will be located in the study area outside of room 286 (after entering the building turn right to find room 286).
The Flu Shot Clinic is for UNI students and for UNI employees who are enrolled in the University’s sponsored health insurance plan.
Open Access Week is a global event now entering its fifth year. “Open Access to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted." More details are at this addresss: http://www.openaccessweek.org/
A new Rod Library scholarly communications page provides an overview of open access issues, such as authors rights and identification of "green" publishers with the least restrictive copyright policies. More details are at this address: http://www.library.uni.edu/scholarly-communication
From October through December 2011, Rod Library, in conjunction with the Cedar Falls and Waterloo Public Libraries, will be hosting the traveling exhibit, Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine, that explores the roots behind the magic and wonder of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Join us in celebrating its arrival by participating in our Harry Potter inspired events listed below, all of which are free and open to the public! For more details, check out the Youth Collection's Harry Potter page.
Triwizard Tournament Saturday, October 22, 2011, from 2-6 pm, at Cedar Falls High School. For students, grades 6-12 Registration required.
Quidditch Match Saturday, October 22, 2011, from 10-noon, at Cedar Falls High School. Bring your own seating, and watch UNI's Quidditch Team in action!
Hogwarts Academy Saturday, November 12, 2011, from 9-noon, at McCollum Science Hall. For students, grades 1-5 Registration required.
Harry Potter Cover Art Contest Entries due by November 1, 2011, and winners announced Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at the Harry Potter's World Exhibit Opening Reception. For students, grades K-12 Registration required.
Harry Potter's World Exhibit Opening Reception Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at 6 pm, at Rod Library.
Diagon Alley Parties Friday, December 2, 2011, from 7-midnight at Waterloo Public Library and Friday, December 16, 2011, at Cedar Falls Public Library. For details visit the Cedar Falls Public Library web page.
Skype Author Visit with Amy Stewart, Bestselling Author of Wicked Plants Thursday, December 8, 2011, at 7 pm in Rod Library, room 373.
Horcrux Hunt Throughout the month of November, 7 horcruxes will be hidden throughout the three libraries. Join the hunt, and you could win an ereader! For details visit the Cedar Falls Public Library web page.
We are pleased to add Apple Cider to our selection of coffees, teas, and hot cocoa. Made with real apples, Hot Apple Cider from Green Mountain Naturals™ puts a new spin on a familiar favorite. The fresh, juicy goodness of sweet orchard apples is captured in convenient K-Cup® portion packs.
And available for a limited is Pumpkin Spice Coffee. Always an autumn favorite!!
State of Iowa Consolidated Plan for Housing & Community Development 2012 Annual Action Plan - Draft Announcement of Availability
The Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Finance Authority announces the availability of a draft of the 2012 Action Plan for the Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development as of October 7, 2011. The report details the housing and community development plans for the 2012 program year with funds provided to the State of Iowa by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The programs covered include: Community Development Block Grant Nonentitlement (CDBG) Program, HOME Investment Partnership Act, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) and the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program.
The public is encouraged to comment through 4:30 p.m. November 7, 2011. The report may be obtained and comments accepted via the Internet at http://www.iowalifechanging.com/community or by contacting: Derek Lord, IEDA, 200 East Grand, Des Moines, IA 50309, (515.725.3081) or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, a public hearing will be held at 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on November 2, 2011 in the Southwest 1st floor conference room at 200 East Grand Ave. in Des Moines to receive public comments on the plan.
Effective Monday, October 10, 2011, the price for coffee will increase to $1.25 it you need a cup. If you have your own cup it will remain at $1.00. Don't forget we now have hot cocoa and the seasonal favorite Pumpkin Spice coffee. Coming soon - Apple Cider!!
Eating snack foods in the Library has been allowed for several months now. However we have had questions from students, faculty and staff about what types of foods are considered snack foods and what kinds are not. To help everyone with this quandary we updated the Library's Food and Drink Policy to include more specific examples of foods that are OK to eat in the building.
If you are considering bringing a snack into the Library please take a look at our Food and Drink Policy first to make sure your snack item is OK to eat while you are studying.