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Family Weekend Activities at the Library

Stop by with your families this weekend for a few family-friendly activities. 

From 10am-2pm, there will be complimentary refreshments at the Book Bistro and a chance to win a free prize.  Also during this time, the Digital Media Hub production rooms will be open for a chance to record a video.  During this time, you can also take a self-guided tour through the library.

At 1pm, there will be a behind-the-scenes tour in Special Collections and University Archives.

Hope to see you!


Theatrical Arts and Society: Harlem Renaissance

Stop by the main floor of the Rod library to check out the Harlem Renaissance posters.  This exhibit is the product of the class Theatrical Arts & Society (THEA 1002-05) and their study of the Harlem Renaissance. Working in groups, students found a compelling pieces of visual art from the movement and used them as inspiration for their own creative works. These creative works demonstrate an understanding of the artistic movement, the frustration and triumph of creating something out of nothing, and the process of making and learning.


Library Speaker: "It's All About the Students: How One University Re-imagined the Academic Library"

It's All About the Students: How One University Re-imagined the Academic Library

Join us!
Monday, October 6th
From Noon until 1pm
in the University Room, Maucker Union

 

Lee Van Orsdel, Dean of University Libraries at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, will speak on her library's new building and its impact on student learning, faculty scholarship, and enrollment.  For more information, go here.


Open Access Week - October 20-26, 2014

October 20-26 is International Open Access Week.  Open Access seeks to return scholarly publishing to its original purpose: to spread knowledge and allow that knowledge to be built upon in a free and open environment.  Open Access is made possible with the consent of the author and the copyright holder. Open Access Week is an effort to promote and to inform authors, students, researchers, administrators, publishers and librarians about the benefits of Open Access.  For more information about what you can do, go to the Open Access Week website.

Rod Library also provides information about open access and author rights in a Scholarly Communication LibGuide.

Please visit the Open Access Week display in the library lobby exhibit case (main floor).  Learn what faculty can do to promote Open Access and how it benefits students.

 

 

 

 

 


Banned Books Week 2014

This week is Banned Books Week! It is a week set aside to celebrate your intellectual freedom. Rod Library is celebrating this week by hosting a variety of events.

We are co-sponsoring a Cards Against Humanity Tournament with the Gamers Brigade.  

Tuesday Sept 23 6pm in Digital Media Hub (282A & B)

Thursday Sept 25th 6pm Digital Media Hub (282A & B)

Friday Sept 26th 5pm Digital Media Hub (282A & B)

Banned Book Read Out

Thursday 10:30-2:30

Come read aloud from your favorite Banned Book under Dichotomy.  

Banned Book Mug Shot

Check out our exhibits near the East Entrance, the Youth Collection and the West Entrance.  Get a mug shot taken with your favorite Banned Book and post to Twitter with #UNIreadsbannedbooks.

For more information on what Banned Books Week is, the history of Banned Books Week, and listings of books that have been banned, go to: www.ala.org/bbooks/.


CFPL@UNI Collection and Newspapers have moved

Who Moved My Cheese...er...News?

The CFPL@UNI Collection and the most current issues of newspapers have been moved to the area just outside of the Book Bistro.  Older issues of newspapers can currently be found in the Browsing Room where the CFPL@UNI Collection used to be.

The CFPL@UNI Collection is a small collection from Cedar Falls Public Library that houses popular fiction and non-fiction books.  Don't have a public library card?  No problem!  You can get one for free at the Rod Library Circulation Desk.

Here is a list of the newspapers with current issues in the Bistro:

  • Barron's,
  • Courier (Waterloo/Cedar Falls),
  • Daily Iowan,
  • Des Moines Register
  • Investor's Business Daily
  • Iowa State Daily
  • Le Monde
  • New York Times
  • Northern Iowan
  • People's Daily
  • Times (London)
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Washington Post

Book Bistro Open!

The Book Bistro on the Main Floor of the Rod Library is open for business!  The Cafe serves high end grilled cheese, tea drinks, and unique desserts, as well as soup, sandwiches, coffee, and assorted take and go items. The renovated space includes closed captioned TVs, new furniture, and is the new home of the CFPL @ UNI Collection and newspapers. The cafe will be open 10:30 - 2:30 M - F.


Craft Terroir

"Craft Terroir"

Dr. Jeff Rice

Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies (University of Kentucky)

Tuesday, September 16th at 7pm

Georgian Lounge of the UNI Commons

A craft terroir, following the logic of craft culture in general, might include a network of relationships and ideas that shape an understanding or sensibility of place as well as what comes from a specific place. 

Dr. Rice will discuss a specific type of craft terroir, that of craft beer, and in particular, how a craft terroir of beer works from the logic of networks.  Digital networks. Emotional networks. Personal networks. Networks of taste.  Beginning with Russian River's famed Pliny the Elder Double IPA, he explores how all of these items contribute to a craft terroir ordering and classification of place.

This speaker is brought to campus through the kind support of Reaching for Higher Ground, the Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series, and the Department of Communication Studies.

More details on Facebook.


Fitbits

 The "Employee Well-being Collection" now housed in the Rod has Fitbits for checkout by UNI Faculty and Staff! Just come to the MultiService Center and check one out for 4 weeks!

"The tracker measures steps taken, and combines it with user data to calculate distance walked, calories burned, floors climbed, and activity duration and intensity. It also measures sleep quality by tracking periods of restlessness, how long it takes the wearer to fall asleep, and how long they are actually asleep".  -  From Wikipedia 


Reserve Your Study Room

Scheduler

On Monday September 8,  you will be able to reserve your study room in advance!  Go  to the big "Rod Scheduler" button on the right hand side of the homepage and login with your CAT ID.  Choose your time and the room is yours!  All current study room policies will still apply, one room for 3 hours per day.

All study room doors will remain unlocked.  If a room is not booked, you can use it until anyone with a reservation needs the room.  

 

 

 

 


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