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Send Us Your Ideas on the Future Rod Library

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.

 


Comic Con

The Rod Library will be hosting a mini comic con on March 29, 2014.  As you can see,  we need your help!  

We are seeking artwork submissions in the following categories:

  • Black History in Comics
  • Women's History in Comics
  • General Theme
  • A graphic novel about the resources available at the Rod Library 

Deadline for submissions is Friday, December 13th.  Entries may be submitted either in person to the Circulation desk of the Rod Library, or via e-mail ro rodlibprc@gmail.com

 

 


Presentation on Library Design Trends Available Online

 

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.


Project AWARE artist David Williamson speaks at Rod Library!

Come hear how the annual Iowa River cleanup has turned into a work of art!

David Williamson, Iowa artist, and Lynette Seigley, from Project AWARE, will be at Rod Library at 7pm on Tuesday, October 8th.  Mr. Williamson will discuss the public artworks created from a decade of river trash salvaged by canoeists and displayed in the library.

The presentation will take place on the 3rd floor of the library, where the sculptures are currently located.

Last year, it was present at the Iowa State Fair!  Here's a clip from the CBS affiliate in Des Moines.


They're back! iPhone Chargers

We now have the regular iPhone chargers available for checkout plus the charger for the iPhone 5!  All of these chargers checkout for a 3 hour time period and can be checked out from the Multiservice Center desk, main floor of the Library.


UNI Faculty, Staff, and Student Focus Groups

Library Staff Focus Group

The Library's Feasibility Study continues today, Wednesday Oct. 2, with three more focus groups.  The focus groups are a great way for your voice to be heard.  UNI faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend a focus group to help us design the library of the future!

All sessions are held behind the Reference Desk.  Follow the signs in the lobby!

  • UNI Faculty:  noon-1:00 (bring your lunch!)
  • UNI Staff:  3:00-4:00
  • UNI Students:  4:00-5:00

End of the Season Special on Iced Coffees and Tea

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!


Listing: Government Websites Completely Offline

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)

 


Presentation on Library Space Trends

Sam Demas

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.


Student Focus Group Sessions

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. 

Come help us design the Library of the future!


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