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Jon Stewart Interview with Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales

Jon Steward interviews Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales on the 10th anniversary of the free, international encyclopedia. Wales explains how issues such as accuracy and bias are addressed.


JWT: 100 Things to Watch in 2011

Ann Mack, Global Director of Trendspotting for J Walter Thompson, discusses 100 things to watch in 2011, ranging from 3D printing to the older workforce to p-to-p car sharing to virtual mirrors. She leads off with an intro, a discussion of the track record for this annual forecast, and then through the 100 things we'll be hearing about this year.


3 Hour Lockers

lockers

Need a locker to store your belongings while you work on a group project or want to run over Maucker Union to eat a meal?  Well, Rod Library now has them.  Located on the first floor in the northeast corner is our newest seating unit ( and, yes, it looks like a spaceship) that includes lockers that you can have for 3 hours at a time.  The lockers can also be renewed for an additional hour if there are other lockers available.  Stop by the Multiservice Center desk to check out the key.


Snack Food Allowed in the Library

Recently the Library revised its Food and Drink policy to allow snack foods to be eaten in the building.  The only exceptions are while visiting the Special Collections unit or while using materials from locked collections in the Youth Collection, Art and Music Collection, and maps collection. 

Can you bring in that delectable steak for a late night protein boost?  Probably not.  But you can snack on some nuts and dried fruits instead. 

Please read the full policy for all the juicy details! 


Building Hours for Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Weekend

Rod Library's building hours for this weekend  are the following:

  • Saturday, January 15, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 16, 12:00 noon - 12:00 midnight
  • Monday, January 17, Closed

Website Maintenance Saturday

On Saturday, January 8, we will be making some updates to the web server which runs the library's site.  Brief outages of less than a minute may occur or the site may respond slower than usual.  We appreciate your patience as we try to improve the performance of our site.

Welcome back, everyone!


Current Issues of Periodicals

current issues

Current issues of periodicals, formerly on the east side of the first floor, have been moved to the west side of the first floor with the bound periodicals.  Current issues will be shelved next to the corresponding call numbers of the bound issues.


Literature Criticism Online

Literature Criticism Online, a compendium of 10 award-winning series of reference works published by Gale Cengage, is now available to the UNI community. The database provides access to diverse views on historical and modern authors and their works from a variety of regions, eras, and genres. The content includes author biographies and excerpts of literary criticism published in books and journals. The literary series covered by the database, which can be searched individually or as a group, include:

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism®
  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism®
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism®
  • Shakespearean Criticism
  • Literature Criticism from 1400–1800
  • Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism
  • Poetry Criticism
  • Short Story Criticism
  • Drama Criticism
  • Children's Literature Review
These series also can be cross-searched with the Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online and Something About the Author Online.
 
Literature Criticism Online is available through the Databases A – Z list on the Library’s home page. 

 


Open Hours During Winter Interim

December 20 - 23, Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

December 24 - January 2, Closed

January 3 - 7, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

January 8, Saturday, 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.

January 9, Sunday, 12:00 noon - 9:00 p.m.

January 10, Monday, Spring Semester Commences

 

Happy Holidays!


Extended Building Hours for Finals

The library will extend its open hours this week and next week to allow everyone to complete end-of-semester projects and prepare for tests.

December 8 - 9, Wednesday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
December 10, Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
December 11, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
December 12, Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
December 13 - 14, Monday - Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
December 15, Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
December 16, Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m
December 17, Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Don't forget, if you need a coffee break check out our coffee service on the first floor.  Good luck, everyone! 


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