It's All About the Students: How One University Re-imagined the Academic Library
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
The Library's west entrance is now open! You now have easier access to the building from the west side of campus. Coming soon...the Book Bistro cafe in September! Next week you should start to see hints of the cafe kiosk as the cabinetry is assembled. Stop by to check out the progress!
Rod Library has upgraded its EBSCO Business Source Elite subscription to Business Source Complete and also will be cancelling its subscription to Business Insights: Global.
Compared to Business Source Elite, Business Source Complete provides many more academic journals, trade journals, industry profiles, SWOT analyses, and country reports. Strong international coverage is provided by publishers such as MarketLine (Data Monitor) and Business Monitor International. Industry profiles typically include five forces analysis. Search methods include browsing under headings such as Company Information, Industry Profiles, and SWOT analyses.
Business Source Complete can be accessed from the Databases A-Z list on the Library home page, from the Library Business Portal, and from various Library subject guides.