February 2013

New Collaborative Tables and Equipment in the Learning Commons!

We have 4 new collaborative tables located in the learning commons behind the reference desk.  Each station has a 47-inch tv screen and 5 VGA input connections to connect your PC laptop.  We are also getting adapters so devices requiring video connectors other than VGA can utilize these stations as well.

Also new in the learning commons, we have a new electric stapler!  You can staple up to 25 pages at a time without pressing a button!  If you need to staple more than 25 pages, ask at the reference desk and we'd be happy to assist you.

Stop by the learning commons to see the changes we've made!

Save Money and Reduce Waste - NEW Water Bottle Filler Station

 Rod Library now has a water bottle filling station next to the women's restroom and near the Browsing Room on the main floor of the library! You can save money and reduce waste while enjoying cold chilled water!

Subject Guides help you with research!

 Did you know....

that the librarians have created guides for specific subjects, courses, and basic research tips?  These guides are full of information on how to find sources as well as other related information about a specific subject or UNI course.  They can be found by clicking on "subject guides" on the left hand side of the library homepage.

They are a very good resource for you to use in your research!

A full listing can be found @ guides.lib.uni.edu/index.php!

NetAdvantage Expands Coverage of Asian and European Companies

S&P Capital IQ has added about 4,000 reports to the Stock module of the NetAdvantage database; about 8,500 stocks are now covered. Most of the new reports are for Asian and European companies.

NetAdvantage can be accessed from the Databases A-Z list on the Rod Library home page, the Business Portal, or other business-related subject guides such as Finance.



Find business information on other countries

Did you know.....

Rod Library offers databases with business information about other countries and their companies, industries, and markets?

ABI/Inform Complete, for example, provides reports from Business Monitor International, Economist Intelligence Unit, and Oxford Analytica.

Give ABI/Inform a whirl at http://www.library.uni.edu/gateway/owl/abi-inform-complete!

 Also, the Business portal is another great resource when searching for business information!  Search that here: www.library.uni.edu/business-portal.


New Color Printer/Copier/Scanner

Thanks to your student computer fees, we have a new color copier/printer/scanner on the main floor in the lobby.  You can scan items and send them via email or save to a USB device.  Stop at the Circulation desk if you need assistance.

New High-Tech Toys in the Library!

Guess what?!?! As part of the learning commons project, we now have 4 new mobile carts floating around the library for you to use!!. Each cart has a 47-inch flat screen monitor and cables that will allow you to connect your laptop and/or electronic devices to the flat screen monitor However, we only have cables for VGA and HDMI compatible devices. Carts have cords so they can be plugged into an electrical outlet. Instructions are on each of the carts.

We want you to use these carts and move them around the library to wherever you and your friends are working on that group project!

If you have any questions or comments, please visit us at the Reference desk on the main (2nd) floor!


T1 Vision Table

We are currently hosting a demo version of a "T1 vision table" right outside of room 222 on the main floor. Please stop in and check it out. We would love to hear feedback!

Tax Forms and Information

 It's that dreaded time of year again - tax time!  Rod Library no longer receives tax forms in print.  

For federal tax forms and information, please visit http://www.irs.gov/

For Iowa tax forms and information, please visit http://www.iowa.gov/tax/

Blind Date With a Book

Blind Date Display

In honor of Valentine’s week the Rod would like to set you up on a “Blind Date With A Book”
Here’s how it works- Stop by and check out a  specially wrapped book from our display.
Take it home, unwrap it, read it, and enjoy! If you don’t like the book, simply return it to the library, its feelings won’t be hurt.
After reading the book write a couple of lines on our Facebook page (Rod Library @ UNI) and tell us how it went. All entries will be entered into a drawing for a sweet prize.
Winners will be chosen Friday February 22nd.
Best of Luck!


New Items in Vending Machine

Check out the newest items they added to our vending machine today!  Pens ($1.25) and pencils ($2.00)!   If you have a suggestion of other items that you'd like to see added to the machine, stop by the Multiservice Center desk and let us know.  Like the local news station - We've Got You Covered!

Feb 2013 Exhibits





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

UNI Healthy Campus Initiative - Table in Library Lobby

Book cover - Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way, by Dan Buettner

The UNI Healthy Campus Initiative group plans to have a table set up in the Rod Library lobby on the following dates:


  • Monday, February 4, 2013 -- 11 am to 2 pm
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2013 -- 11 am to 2 pm

Stop by the table to find out more information about the UNI Healthy Campus Initiative, which supports Cedar Falls/Waterloo Community Blue Zones Project (TM). 

Visit the Rod Library Healthy Campus Initiative LibGuide for more information.