January 2013

Email Receipts

 Due to a system software problem we are no longer sending email receipts to indicate the due dates for checked out material. You can still access your "My Library Account" to determine when your material is due and you will continue to receive Courtesy Notices near the due date of your material. We apologize for any inconvenience.

January Exhibits 2013




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

ARTstor down for maintenance Jan. 26-27

 ARTstor will perform an upgrade to its systems starting Saturday, January 26 at 10:00 PM CST and ending on Sunday, January 27 at 12:00 PM CST.  During this time, users will not have access to the ARTstor Digital Library.

Learning Express

Courtesy of the State Library of Iowa, Rod Library is now able to access “Learning Express.” Learning Express offers career and academic resources such as online tutorials, practice tests, e-books, and a comprehensive job search and career guidance system. Log in to this resource and create your own account to maintain a personalized list of resources such as GRE prep, PRAXIS prep, TOEIC exams, and tips on creating great cover letters and resumes.

VOTE for your favorite chairs!

Group of chairs to vote on

Welcome back to Rod Library! It's going to be an exciting and busy semester.  There are many changes, large and small, happening right inside your own library!  Rod Library currently has five sample chairs for you to try out and vote on.  These are the chairs that will be purchased specifically for the Learning Commons area on the 2nd (main) floor of the library.  The sample chairs are located in the Learning Commons area behind the Reference Desk on the 2nd (main) floor of the library. Sit in them, try them out, see which one is most comfortable!  Vote for your favorites on the whiteboard by the chairs - you can't miss it.  Voting will end on January 25th, 2013 at 12:00 noon.

More "Powerful" Learning Commons!

You asked, we listened!  The learning commons now has more electrical outlets.  The north wall near the comfy furniture formerly had no outlets, and now there are several running along the wall.  The paneled wall area now has several additional places to plug in electrical devices near the study tables.  Visit us during spring semester!

Stacks of Snacks

 We have installed a new snack machine on the 1st Floor next to the soda machine.  Stop in for a quick refuel.