Blogs

JFK 50th Anniversary

Novermber 22 marks the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination. American Libraries has an excellent column which features a number of resources at the JFK Library. The column can be found here:

http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/article/digitizing-camelot

JFK Library: http://www.jfklibrary.org/

Integrating Ole Miss: http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/article/digitizing-camelot

Visitors to the Kennedy Library website can use the library’s internal search engine to dig through unabridged files. Library staffers suggest picking a topic and spending a few hours putting the pieces together yourself. American Libraries recommends visiting these interactive exhibits and historic archives to jump-start your journey.

Civil Rights Timeline: This interactive exhibit draws from 230 primary sources, including paper, film, and audio files, to explore milestones in the civil rights movement.

World on the Brink—JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis: The 13-day standoff between the US and the Soviet Union comes to life in this exhibit that gives a day-by-day account of the crisis. Listen to secretly recorded meetings with the president, review formerly classified documents, and much more.

We Choose the Moon: Blast off virtually with the crew of Apollo 11 in the historic 1969 moon landing. This computer-animated tour of the flight features historic audio and video footage of the launch and Kennedy’s call to action.

The President’s Desk: This virtual tour allows visitors to sit at the president’s desk, read his daily calendar, look at his personal photographs, and listen to his phone calls

JFK50: The library’s award-winning site uses a graphic novel–style approach to educate visitors about historical events from JFK’s presidency, from the Bay of Pigs to the moon landing to his work in the civil rights movement.


Performance Art

 

 

Performance Art
Thurs, Nov 21, 7pm
Rod Library

 

 

Enjoy performance art in Rod Library.  Students will perform original works using their bodies and props.  Attend for a few minutes or experience the full hour of thought-provoking exhibits.  Coordinated by FPAC.

 


Copyright and Faculty Rights

The Rod Library has purchased webcast materials from Academic Impressions about Copyright and Faculty Rights. The programs feature Kevin Smith and Steven McDonald and are designed to teach faculty and staff how to apply copyright laws appropriately in the classroom, research, and scholarship.  The two CD sets cover Session 1: Faculty use of Copyright and Session 2:  Faculty Ownership of Copyright.  They are located in the stacks at KF 2995 S55 2012 v.1 &  v.2.  


Treasures: A Sampling of the UNI Museums Collection – A New Exhibit

The UNI Museums has mounted an exhibit highlighting the diverse resources in its collections on the first floor of Rod Library. Entitled “Treasures: A Sampling of the UNI Museums Collection,” it provides an introduction to the collections in the areas of Anthropology/World Cultures, Biology, Geology, and History. The exhibit will be open through February 28, 2014. Be sure to plan to visit during regular Library hours. Remember that the Museums collections are accessible to University faculty, staff, and students by appointment. Consider their use in your instruction and coursework.


Visit the A-Team on Sunday Nights at Rod Library

Are you looking for some tutoring help with your coursework?  The A-Team, a student-centered tutoring service from the Academic Learning Center, is available to help on Sunday nights from 6-9pm in the Digital Media Hub room 282 right here in Rod Library.  The A-Team provides help for students in math, science, humanities, business, as well as assistance with college reading, study strategies, and writing.

Stop by on Sunday nights at Rod Library to take advantage of this great service!!!


University Avenue Environmental Assessment - in print and online

A copy of the the University Avenue/IA 934 From IA 58 to U.S. 63 Black Hawk County, Iowa Environmental Assessment and De Minimis Impact Finding from the Iowa Department of Transportation is available for public viewing.  
 
This item has been placed on Permanent Reserve at the MultiService Center desk located on the main floor of the library.  It is available for a 3 hour check out but cannot be taken out of the building.  There are scanners and copiers available if there are certain pages you want to copy.
 
If you are not affiliated with UNI, you can use your visitor's card or driver's license to check this item out. 
 
 
 

Subject Guides Can Boost Your Research!

Subject Guides can help you with and inform you about the best sources and searches to use when preparing papers, presentations, and other projects.  These guides are online 24/7 for whenever you are working on assignments.  We are always creating new guides -- some of the recently created ones are for certain classes, but we also have a new guide to help prepare for tests in the sciences, for example.

Check out the online research and subject guides today!  They may not give you super powers, but could make doing research a lot easier.


New CHRIEC Rural Schools Web Site

Check out the new web site of the Center for the History of Rural Iowa Education and Culture (CHRIEC) created by staff of the UNI Museums as part of a project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Center makes available diverse resources that support the study of the history of public education in Iowa. Did you know that Iowa had over 12,000 one-room schools? On the web site you will find information about an extensive collection of official records documenting Iowa's rural schools, photographic exhibits, a bibliography of reference materials with links to Internet resources, and descriptions of a rural school textbook collection and school memorabilia. It's all available at http://www.uni.edu/museum/ruralschool/


Dr. Jean Donham awarded ILA Member of the Year

Congratulations to one of our colleagues, Dr. Jean Donham, who was recently awarded the ILA Member of the Year at the Iowa Library Association conference!  This award is given to an individual or institution based upon their activities or accomplishments in areas such as assisting libraries in improving their service, helping library users, leadership in education or in-service training for librarians, extension of library services through cooperation, and development of library facilities.



Open Access Week - October 21-27, 2013

October 21-27 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.


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