Library Dean Chris Cox recently joined Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe on Iowa Public Radio (along with the library deans at Iowa and Iowa State) to discuss the changes and trends in academic libraries.
The library is a pretty big building and with recent construction projects, it's easy to get confused. Did you ever wonder if we'll shush you? You might be surprised by the answer. Let us tell you more about our current library space!
That the library has digital collections fo you to use? These collections include digitized information about Iowa, the Cedar Valley, and UNI So, if you've ever wondered about living in Iowa during the Civil War or what the UNI campus looked like through the year, give the digital collections a look.
A sample of the collections available on our digital collections site:
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 will host Ernie Cline, author of "Ready Player One," this year's Common Read @ UNI, in Book Bistro for a Meet and Greet from 2 - 3:30 pm this Tuesday, October 21st. Ernie is known for his DeLorean which is also depicted in the book. We'll actually have a real-life DeLorean parked in the front of the library during the time of the event, owned by a DeLorean aficionado who lives in the area.
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!
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.
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!
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!