May 2014

Ready Player One - Common Read @ UNI

Join Cornerstone students in reading this year's common read book, Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline.

"It's the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopica that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.

And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Holliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune -- and remarkable power -- to whoever can unlock them... From Amazon.com" 

    

The Book's author, Ernest Cline, is scheduled to visit UNI on October 21, 2014 and give a keynote at 8 p.m. in Lang Hall Auditorium (campus map).  A book signing is scheduled after the address. 

Rod Library has developed a Ready Player One LibGuide (online subject guide) to help Cornerstone students find related resources.

SUMMER BOOK CLUB

Join "Not Just Any Book!" Club Become part of an online group that makes reading Ready Player One interactive and helps you prepare to be successful at UNI.

This summer activity will help you:

  • Finish reading Ready Player One
  • A book that takes place in the '80s and 2044, is full of video games, and is a race for a magical egg!
  • Connect with your UNI classmates
  • Be more prepared for classes in the Fall

Books selected for the common read program are based on the current theme for the UNI Reaching for Higher Ground project. This year's theme is Media and Social Media: A Networked Society

 

 

 


Rod Library FAQ

Have you ever wondered if the library has color printing or if the library has a laptop that you could borrow?  You can either ask a librarian OR you can use the library's FAQ system! 

To find the library's FAQ, you can go to the Ask Us! link on the library's homepage located on the left-hand side of the page or by going here.  We are continually adding to the question bank.  If you ask a question that we haven't answered yet, you can request a follow-up email for your question. 

 


Memorial Day Weekend Hours

The library will have the following schedule of hours this weekend:

Friday, May 23, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 24, Closed

Sunday, May 25, Closed

Monday, May 26, 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

Have a great weekend!


Summer Coffee Special

Awwwww that refreshing taste from an iced coffee or iced tea - doesn't that sound great right now?  Or maybe you found the "chillin" spot in the library and a nice warm cup of hot cocoa, apple cider or pumpkin spice coffee sounds even better.  Well stop by the Multiservice Center desk on the 2nd floor (main floor) and purchase them at the incredible price of $.50 per cup.  Offer lasts while supplies do.  See you soon!


Government Documents Moving

 The Government Documents collection currently housed on the 2nd floor is moving to the first floor this week.  Stop at any service desk if you need assistance locating materials.  Thanks!


Interlibrary Loan Has Moved

 The Interlibrary Loan service has now moved to room 241 on the main floor.  If you need to pick up your materials, just stop by the Circulation desk.


Library videos have moved

To make room for the government documents moving to the first floor, the video collection that was housed on the first floor has now moved to the fourth floor to the shelving on the west side of the building (i.e., Campanile side).  If you need assistance locating this collection, please stop by a service desk.  We'd be happy to help!


Monday of Finals Week

Welcome to your first day of finals week!  We have a few activities to take the sting out of it all.  We have "Stress Free Zones", a graffiti Wall,  free fruit and snacks in the library lobby,  Juggling with the Dean of Juggling (Demonstration and Hands-on) at 11:30am, Morty and Patty from P.E.T.P.A.L.S. (Therapy Dogs) in the library from 1:00-2:30pm,  chair massages from 5-8pm, and finally cookies with the President at 7pm.  We hope to see you here!!