Enjoy these last couple of warm days with a cool drink at an amazing price. Iced coffees and teas are only $.50 and if you have your own cup they are only $.25! Stop by the Multiservice Desk on the main floor to see our selections and make your purchase.
This special will run until October 31, 2013 or while supplies last!
Update: the following federal government websites are completely offline and inaccessible:
USGS.gov Bureau of Economic Analysis (bea.gov) Business.gov Census.gov Copyright.gov Data.gov Disability.gov ERIC (eric.ed.gov) FCC.gov FTC.gov Library of Congress (loc.gov) NASA.gov National Park Service (nps.gov) NIMH.gov NIST.gov NOAA.gov is offline but you can still get to weather.gov NSF.gov Nutrition.gov USDA (usda.gov)
Sam Demas, of Sam Demas Collaborative Consulting, will be giving a presentation on "Library Building Design: Trends and Issues" from 4:00-5:30 pm in the Maucker Union University Room on Tuesday October 1.
The University Room is in the lower level of the building.
No RSVP is required. Everyone is invited to attend. Come hear how libraries are changing to meet higher technological expectations and the evolving needs of today's students.
All UNI students are invited to the Student Focus Group sessions on Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Library. The sessions will be held on the main floor behind the Reference Desk (follow the signs!).
The focus group sessions will be a time for students to share your ideas about what Rod Library needs to be in the future to meet your needs.
Rod Library and Facilities Planning are embarking on a semester-long library building feasibility study. With the development of the learning commons, other space changes that have been suggested, and the integration of the UNI Museums into the building, we thought it would be prudent to take a more systematic look at library space.
We've hired OPN Architects, who just completed the Redeker project and who recently designed the Cedar Rapids Public Library, to work with us. Library consultant Sam Demas (former Library Director at Carleton College) will also be assisting us with this project.
We will be holding several focus group sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday (to gather feedback from YOU) along with a great presenatation by Sam Demas on "Library Building Design: Trends and Issues" on Tuesday at 4:00 in the University Room of the Union.
Watch for signs in the Library and more blog posts with the details! More information may also be found on the Feasibility Study's Libguide.
The Multiservice Center is running a special on the flavored coffee Mocha Nut Fudge while limited supplies last. Normally $1.25 a cup, the special price is $.75. If you have your own cup the price will only be $.50.
The flavored coffee Mocha Nut Fudge is described as a decandent pairing of chocolate and coffee layered with roasted nuts and a ribbon of sweet caramel, fresh from the roaster. Stop by our desk on the second floor of the library (main floor) to get this special flavor today.
The Provost has provided two years of funding to begin a subscription to a commercial digital repository platform. Work on creating and developing an Institutional Repository (IR) @ UNI will begin shortly under the direction of Rod Library. We anticipate we will begin adding content in the Spring 2014 semester. Look for regular updates about the status of the IR over the 2013/2014 academic year.
Questions about Author Rights, Open Access, Institutional Repositories...
How do I retain some copyright for things that I publish? Why do I need to do so? What does Open Access mean? Rod Library Scholarly Communication Committee can help answer these and other related questions. Contact the committee with your questions using email@example.com email account.
We are partnering with UNIFI, a UNI student organization, to host our 2nd Annual Read-Out on Thursday, September 26th, from 12:00pm-4pm in front of Rod Library. Stop by and read a favorite banned book or stop and listen/discuss books that have been banned.
For more information on what Banned Books Week is, the history of Banned Books Week, and listings of books that have been banned, go to: www.ala.org/bbooks/.
The University of Northern Iowa community is beginning the selection process for our "common read" for the 2014-2015 academic year. This book will be used in the curriculum for the First-Year Cornerstone class, provide inspiration for a Strayer Wood Theatre production, and bring together the campus and municipal communities in discussion around critical issues.
In the spring of 2013, Rod Library conducted the LibQUAL+ survey, better known as "You Talk. We Listen. We All Win!" We asked the campus community to tell us how well we are doing as a library, what we could improve upon, and to give us insight into what the UNI campus community expects from Rod Library. We are happy to share the results with all of you. You can find a summary report, a full report, and a spreadsheet of the comments we received at https://www.library.uni.edu/assessment/survey-results