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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.


Book Cart Drill Team to Perform at Volleyball Game

If volleyball is more your sport you will find Rod Library and other local librarians and staff at tomorrow's game against Indiana State at 7:00 p.m.  Watch for the Book Cart Drill Team during half-time!

Not sure what a book cart drill team is?  Check out these sites -

 


Library Sponsoring UNI's Gold-Out Game Saturday

Going Gold!

Rod Library is going GOLD!

We are happy to be sponsoring the UNI football game tomorrow against South Dakota.  Watch for us on the Jumbotron!  Go Panthers!


October 2013 Exhibits

 

 

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


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