July 2012

Student Computer Center Closed in Library

The Student Computer Center located on the first floor of the Library will no longer be open for use.  To locate another computer center on campus see the list of centers on the ITS website. 

Remember, Microsoft Office products are loaded on all public computers in the Library for your convenience.

Christopher Cox Appointed Dean of Library Services

Yesterday Provost Dr. Gloria Gibson announced that Mr. Christopher Cox has accepted the position of Dean of Library Services at Rod Library.  He will begin his new appointment August 27, 2012.  Rod Library's faculty and staff are excited to have Mr. Cox join our faculty and we welcome him to the Cedar Valley!

The Warmth of Other Suns - Common Read @ UNI

The Warmth of Other Suns

Join the UNI Cornerstone courses in reading this year's common read book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, by Isabel Wilkerson. One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history.

Isabel Wilkerson  Warmth of Other Suns book


The book's author, Isabel Wilkerson, is scheduled to visit UNI on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the GBPAC Great Hall.

Rod Library has developed a subject guide for the book The Warmth of Other Suns which gathers a variety of supporting resources related to the book and its topic.

Great Migration


What Are You Putting Into That Open Area?

If you’ve visited the library lately you may have noticed that the area north of the reference desk is looking pretty bare – or some would say, wide open!  Some people have been asking us what we will be putting there now that all of the dark brown shelves have been removed.  The library is currently developing a plan to redesign the area as a comfortable, open, flexible learning space that will be both inspirational and practical.

UNI students, faculty, and staff, please watch during fall semester for a survey.  We’d like to know what you would like to see in the new learning and research space.  In the meantime, for the coming academic year we will be equipping the space with a different combination of technology and furniture that we hope will lead to comfortable and productive research.

Watch for more information in the coming months! 

July 2012 Exhibits





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