April 2012

Chronicle of Higher Education now ONLINE!!!

 Rod Library has just started a site license to the electronic version of "The Chronicle of Higher Education."  Currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff can access this title from any computer on campus and, after authenticating with their CatID, from off-campus as well.

Building Hours for Spring Finals

The Library will begin its Finals Week building hours schedule Wednesday, April 25.  Our hours will be as follows:

April 25 - 26, Wednesday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

April 27, Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
April 28, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
April 29, Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

April 30 - May 1, Monday - Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

May 2, Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
May 3, Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
May 4, Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Good luck with your finals!

Rod Library E-Book and Printed Book Survey

Rod Library wants to hear your ideas about printed/paper books and electronic books (e-books). A survey will be conducted from Monday, April 16 through Tuesday, May 1, to learn the UNI community's preferences for printed/paper books or e-books. The survey will be online (http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22FCJ8Q5YLV) and printed copies may be found in the library lobby. For more information, email Leila Rod-Welch (Leila.rod-welch@uni.edu).

World Bank Announces Free and Open Access to Its Research Publications

The World Bank  announced on April 10th "that it will implement a new Open Access policy for its research outputs and knowledge products, effective July 1, 2012. The new policy builds on recent efforts to increase access to information at the World Bank and to make its research as widely available as possible. As the first phase of this policy, the Bank launched today a new Open Knowledge Repository and adopted a set of Creative Commons copyright licenses."

The Open Knowledge Repository is available now and already includes free access to the Bank's publications such as:

  • World Development Report
  • Global Economic Prospects
  • Global Development Finance
  • World Development Indicators and
  • Africa Development Indicators

Trivia contest for a free Nook to run one more day - no thanks to Facebook!!!

Facebook decided to do site maintenance today and the Rod Library page (with trivia question #3) would show up, then disappear, show up, then disappear.  Frustrating!!!

Because of the problems with the site on Wednesday, we will run question 3 again on Thursday so you all have a chance to enter.  We'll put question 4 on Friday and question 5 on Monday, April 16. 

We'll announce the winner on Friday, April 20!!!!!





April Exhibits







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

Help celebrate National Library Week and win a Nook!

National Library Week is April 8-14.  To help celebrate, enter Rod Library's trivia contest on its Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/rodlibrary  

We'll post a question every day of National Library Week.  The person who correctly answers the most questions will win a Nook!  In the case of a tie, we will randomly select a winner.

(Unfortunately, Rod Library employees, including Library student assistants, cannot enter.)

Keep your eyes open!  You may also get a prize from the "Search Patrol" looking for signs of intelligent life on campus and when better than during National Library Week?