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Take Your Shot of the Day

Stop by across from the
Circulation Desk

and shoot for your chance to win a shot of caffeine

(okay actually a cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or apple cider)

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!

HAPPY MARCH MADNESS!!

 


Live Music in Rod Library

Today at noon Jason Weinberger, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony conductor will be performing "New York Counter Point for 11 Clarinets" under Dichotomy on the main floor. Stop in and enjoy!


March 2014 Exhibits

 

 

March is Women's History Month and our first ever Rod Library Mini Comic Con.  Check out the displays throughout the building as we celebrate March. 

For more information about exhibits at Rod Library see our exhibits web page.


Craftiness in the Digital Media Hub

Need to get to work on your costume for the Rod Library Mini ComicCon, or a class project?  We have just the solution for you.  In the Digital Media Hub near rooms 282A and 282B we have some supplies to help you out.  There is a rotary cutter, construction paper, markers, glue, tape, craft scissors, T squares, magazines, and a suggestion box in case we have forgotten anything.  Let the creativity begin!


Board games for check-out

Need a study break?!?

We now have some board games that you can check out.  The games are located under the Dichotomy and they can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.  Games can be checked out for a week.

Games included: Clue, checkers, Tic Tac Toe, Connect 4 (board game size), Dominoes, Monopoly, Scrabble, Sorry, Life, Trouble, UNO, Yatzee, and playing cards. 

A life-size game of Connect 4 and Jenga are also available to be used on the main floor of the library, but not available for check-out.


Shortcut to find research articles

In many of the library databases, you can limit to academic or peer-reviewed journal articles.  Typically, there is a box that you can click that says "(Scholarly) Peer-reviewed."  This box is generally located on the left-hand side of the webpage or in the middle of the advanced search page.

In OneSearch!, there are 2 ways to limit to research articles.  Watch this short video to see how to do it.

One word of caution.  In most cases, the software will retrieve research articles.  However, it is software, so it isn't perfect.  A quick librarian tip to see if it's research.....look for references or footnotes.  Generally, if it has references, it's considered research.

If you have questions, ask a librarian.  We'd be happy to help!


Using Comics in the Classroom

The Rod is co-sponsoring a panel discussion with CETL.  "Using Comics in the Classroom" with Harry Brod (SAC), Kate Hein (CIEP), Stephen Gaies (Languages and Literatures), Catherine Miller (Mathematics), Wendy Miller (Art), Paul Siddens (Communication Studies)
Monday, March 10, noon-1, LIB 378
In preparation for Rod Library’s mini Comic Con, join us for a panel discussion of the many ways that faculty from a variety of different disciplines use comics and graphic novels to promote student learning. Come and get some ideas for ways you might incorporate comics or graphic novels into your teaching!


Digital technology and its impact on information and scholarship

 

Rod Library is co-sponsoring the next speaker in the 2013-14 Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series.

Cheryl Ball's talk is titled, "Boutique Data in Writing Studies," which explores digital technology's impact on the archiving of information and the subsequent redefinition of scholarship.

The event will take place Monday, March 3rd, at 7pm in the Commons Ballroom.  A reception will follow Dr. Ball's presentation.

For more information visit the event webpage or the series website.


Media Consultants Help with Adobe Creative Cloud

Creative Cloud got you down?

We are here to help!  We have a fine group of student Media Consultants on hand to help.  They have experience in CSS, Photoshop, After Effects, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, Audacity, WordPress, HTML5, Drupal, and more!

Stop by the Reference Desk to find them.  They are at the desk the following dates/times:

Monday-Thursday: 9am-9pm

Friday: 9am-2pm

Sunday: 5pm-9pm


February 2014 Exhibits

 

 

 

 

For more information about exhibits at Rod Library see our exhibits web page.

 


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