Invitation - Institutional Repository @ UNI discussion sessions at Rod Library

UNI faculty and staff are invited to attend one of several small group discussion sessions on Institutional Repository @ UNI scheduled for next week in Rod Library room 324. Rod Library is in the process of investigating the desirability and feasibility of developing an institutional repository at the University of Northern Iowa.

An institutional repository is a set of services supporting the management and long-term preservation of scholarly materials created by faculty, students, and staff.

Dates for the meetings:

  • Monday, April 29:  9-10 am
  • Tuesday, April 30:  11 a.m.-12 noon
  • Wednesday, May 1:  1-2 pm
  • Thursday, May 2:  2-3 pm
  • Friday, May 3:  12 noon–1 pm

Plan to attend to one of the discussion meetings to find out more about developing an institutional repository at UNI and the benefits and opportunities it offers for individuals and departments/units, as well as to provide your ideas, questions, or concerns.

  • What is it?
  • What can it do for me?

These sessions will be conducted by members of the Rod Library Scholarly Communication Committee. Questions may be directed to committee members by using the email:

A follow-up session open to the campus will be conducted by David Stout, a representative from bepress, on Digital Commons, a commercial IR software package is scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon in Library room 324.

For additional information about Institutional Repositories, see the Scholarly Communication LibGuide.

Rod Library Scholarly Communication Committee
Ellen Neuhaus (chair); Thomas Kessler, Stanley Lyle, Katherine Martin, and Linda McLaury

Library Opening at 10:00 am December 23

Rod Library will open at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 23 in order to allow UNI's Physical Plant to complete electrical maintenance.

UNISTAR, our online library catalog, OneSearch, and our website will not be available from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. that day as well. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this maintenance period.

Water Back On in the Library

The water on the east side of the library has been turned back on.  Thanks for your patience as our Physical Plant staff repaired the leaky pipe. 

Water Temporarily Off on East Side of Building

The water is off temporarily on the east side of the building.  This means all drinking fountains and restrooms are out of order.  The water should be turned back on in the next 10-15 minutes.  Sorry for the inconvenience!

On the positive side, Physical Plant found the water leak and are in the middle of replacing the bad pipe!  Way to go, Physical Plant!! 

Water Leak Woes and Drilling in the Library

Yesterday water was found leaking into one of the east side lower restrooms.  Today UNI's Physical Plant staff are diligently trying to find the source of the leak and get it stopped.  They must drill a large hole in the wall of the men's second floor restroom to get to the leak however.  This drilling will create some loud noise on the east side of the building, in particular for the second and third floors.  We apologize for the disruption. 

If you need assistance locating a quiet place to study away from the drilling please see our helpful staff at the Circulation Desk.

Thanks for your patience!

Extended Building Hours Begin

The Library will offer extended building hours beginning today, Wednesday December 10, and continuing through next Wednesday.  Good luck on your finals!

December 10-11, Wednesday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
December 12, Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
December 13, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
December 14, Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
December 15-16, Monday - Tuesday, 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
December 17, Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
December 18, Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
December 19, Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Schedule of Therapy Dogs

P.E.T.P.A.L.S. is an organization that aims to bring happiness to the Cedar Valley with its trained therapy dogs. Stop by the Rod Library during the following times to take a break and pet a dog.

Wednesday, December 10th   -   1:00-2:30pm    

Porter  & Vince


Thursday, December 11th   -   1:00-2:30pm    

Lili or Buddy & Fletch


Monday, December 15th   -   1:00-2:30pm    

Lili or Buddy & Fletch


Tuesday, December 16th   -   1:00-2:30pm    

Vince & Chloe


Wednesday, December 17th   -   1:00-2:30pm    

Duckie & Ramon









Get a Free Massage!


Therapy Dogs are Coming to Rod Library!



More information here


Writing Program Fall 2014 Projects Video

Stop by the west entrance at the Book Bistro area of the Learning Commons and check out the video displaying the projects developed by the UNI Writing Program this semester.  The video will be available through December 17.

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