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You Are Invited to Feasibility Study Open House Tues. Dec. 10

UNI faculty, staff, and students and the UNI community are invited to the Feasbility Study Open House on Tuesday December 10 from 2:00-5:00 pm in the open area behind the Reference Desk on the second floor.  OPN Architects will share concept drawings which will depict a 5-10 year vision for Rod Library.  Stop by and take a look!  OPN will give a short presentation on the report at 3:00 and 4:00 that afternoon as well.

This event is sponsored by Northern Iowa Student Government.  Refreshments will be served!

 

 


November Exhibits 2013

 

 

 

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

 


December Exhibits 2013

 

 

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


Creative UNIversity events at Rod Library

Rod Library will be housing some events from the Creative UNIversity Conference on Tuesday, December 3rd.  See the listing of events, times, and locations below:

  • "Adaptive Creativity: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse"
    • Rod Library Learning Commons TV screen 6 from 9am-4pm
  • "T2PAL (Teachers and Technology: Promoting Accessible Learning): Assistive Technology for Learning and Life"
    • Rod Library Learning Commons TV screen 7 from 9:30am-10:30am
  • "The Creative Campus: A Facilitated Discussion"
    • Rod Library Browsing Room from 2pm-2:50pm
  • Digital Media Hub Tour led by Bettina Fabos
    • Rod Library Digital Media Hub from 2:30-3pm

 

For more information on these programs and a full list of conference activities go to: http://www.uni.edu/thecreativeuniversity/


Release Me!

If you have visited the 2nd (main) floor of the Rod lately and sent a print job to the “2 Learning Commons” printer you will notice something new. In order to release your print job you will need to login to the print release station located next to the printer. Logging in will let you view your print queue and select only the jobs you wish to release. The print release station will not only help us reduce waste, it will also allow us to enable “Mobile Print” which will provide printing from personal mobile devices. 


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!!!


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