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 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/
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.
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.
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 -
Thanks to everyone who came to the Library last week to meet with OPN Architects in the Feasibility Study focus groups! You gave OPN a lot of great information about where we are as a library now and where we should go in the future.
If you were not able to attend a focus group but would like to share YOUR ideas on the future design of Rod Library send us your thoughts on the Feedback Form.
If you would like to share general comments on the feasibility study please use the Feedback Form as well.
Sam Demas presented on "Library Building Design: Trends and Issues" on Tuesday, Octrober 1 in Maucker Union. This presentation was made as a part of the Library's Building Feasibility Study. See how Libraries are changing to meet the needs of their users in unique and comfortable ways!
If you cannot hear the presentation hover your mouse over the speaker, then move the slider that appears next to the speaker symbol to increase the sound level. This is a YouTube issue apparently.