June 2013 Supreme Court Decisions

If you are looking for the decisions and opinions issued by the United States Supreme Court this week, the decisions can be found at on the right hand side of the screen under "Recent Decisions"

Here are the direct links to some of the more prominent decisions:
United States v. Windsor (DOMA decision):
Hollingsworth v. Perry (Prop. 8):
Shelby County v. Holder (Voting Rights Act of 1965):

Drive Up Book Drop

 We have a new drive up book drop located on the west side of Gilchrist.  Not that we don't love to see your bright shiny faces, but if you are in a rush we can take a rain check.  

Our Reference Collection has moved!

Reference Collection Location Picture

With all of the exciting changes going on in the library, the Reference collection has moved!  The Reference collection is now located by the government documents on the west end of the main (2nd) floor.  If you walk past the reference desk and Dichotomy, look to your right and you will see the Reference collection.  

ILLIAD is Here!

Our new Interlibrary Loan system (ILLIAD) is up and running as of 6-13-13. You will need to authenticate to gain access. Once you are in you will be able to submit, view and track your orders more efficiently.  

June 2013 Exhibits




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

More Work In Progress

 We are working on several projects here at the Rod.   New carpet is being installed in several areas of the main floor.  Government Documents are being shifted to make space for the Reference Collection.  For more photos and updates visit our Facebook page.

Pop and Candy Machines Now Accept Credit Cards

The pop and candy machines located on the first floor of the library now accept the following credit cards:  Discover, American Express, Mastercard, and VISA.  So if a cold drink and snack sounds good and you don't have any cash on you, not to worry - you can just swipe your card!  How cool is that?!?

Open Access Policies Supported by Iowa Universities


Drake University’s Faculty Senate endorsed an Open Access Policy at its regular meeting on 17 April 2013. Drake hopes that the endorsement will raise awareness of open access in general and the Drake Institutional Repository (eScholarShare) in particular.

Similarly at the University of Iowa (UI), the Faculty Senate endorsed the CIC Statement on Publishing Agreements on October 23, 2007. This agreement advocates for authors to retain some rights when they publish so that their work can be placed in an institutional repository.  

Just this week University of Iowa officials are showing their strong support for open access publishing by announcing an annual $50,000 fund to cover faculty’s publication fees for open access publishing, which can be as much as $3,000. The fund is offered by the Office of the Provost and UI Libraries. UI will pay up to $3,000 in publishing fees for open access and up to $1,500 fees for “hybrid” open access, journals that require a subscription but allow open access to certain articles for a fee. Read more

Open access (OA) works are scholarly and freely available online. Two methods for delivering open access to research articles are open access journals and open access repositories or archives. Open access journals are funded by author submission fees rather than the traditional model of subscriptions. Some traditional journal publishers offer authors a "hybrid" open access option where they can pay a fee so that their articles might be freely distributed to interested readers.

Visit the Rod Library Scholarly Communication LibGuide for additional information on scholarly communication topics.


Noteworthy People of UNI - New Digital Collection!

Foreign Service photo of Nancy Powell


Check out our new digital collection titled Noteworthy People of UNI. This collection spotlights a variety of individuals with connections to UNI who have made a distinct mark on the world. Here you can find information about Noteworthy Person - Nancy Powell, who graduated from UNI and was named the first woman Ambassador to India in 2012. More additions of UNI "noteworthy people" will be added to this collection and we welcome your feedback or suggestions!

Library Email "2nd Notice"

If you just received a notice that says "Faculty and P & S Annual Return-2nd Notice" please disregard.  It was sent in error.  Our apologies!! 

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