Hunger Games Deadline Has Been Extended to Sept. 18th!

The deadline to turn in registration forms for the Library Hunger Games event has been extended.  Participants and volunteers now have until Wednesday, September 18th to turn their forms in.

People can sign up as individuals or in teams (maximum of 4 people on a team).  It's a great opportunity for people to get to know our library space, some of our library staff, have fun, and meet new people.

Forms and more information can be found at  Come join us for fun, games, free food and prizes!!!!  If you are on the fence about volunteering, there's still time to volunteer as we need people the night of the games from 4:30-9 pm.

A-Team Tutoring in the Browsing Room

Are you looking for tutoring or feedback in some of your courses? Visit the A-Team on Sunday nights from 6 to 9 p.m., in Rod Library, starting Sept. 8. The A-Team provides help for students in math, science, writing, Spanish, and college reading and study strategies for humanities, business, and all your other courses.

A-Team is located on the second floor of the Library in the Browsing Room, to the right of the main entrance. The A-Team is sponsored by the Academic Learning Center.

Check Out the Digitized UNI Yearbook Collection!

UNI Yearbook portrait of woman student

Have you ever wondered what good 'ole mom, dad, grandma, or grandpa looked like as a student here at UNI? Well now you can find this and many more interesting historical facts and pictures at our newly-completed UNI Yearbook digital collection! Starting with the 1905 Normal Eyte to the 1997 Old Gold you can see many unique pictures of life on campus. You might just be able to surprise your parents or grandparents with some interesting or "entertaining" college photos, so check it out!!

Renovation Work to Begin on Third Floor

Today Porter and Porter Construction and their sub-contractors will begin renovating rooms 378, 379, 380 and 381 on the third floor of the Library.  At the end of the project the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning/Liberal Arts Core offices will be located in these spaces.  Look for more information on CETL/LAC in the next few weeks.

They will be painting the rooms, installing new ceiling tile, adding electrical and data connections, and installing a service point just outside the offices.  We are very excited to have the CETL/LAC offices and staff in the Library soon!

The American Way of Eating - Common Read @ UNI


Join Cornerstone students in reading this year's common read book, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields, and the Dinner Table, by Tracie McMillan.

In 2009 Tracie McMillan embarked on a groundbreaking undercover journey to see what it takes to eat well in America. For nearly a year she worked, ate, and lived alongside the working poor to examine how Americans eat when price matters.

  • The book's author, Tracie McMillan, is scheduled to visit UNI on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 7pm in Lang Hall Auditorium. 
  • A Strayer-Wood Theatre production, American Way of Eating, based on the book of the same title by Tracie McMillan is scheduled for October 10-12, 16-19 at 7:30 pm and October 13 & 20 at 2:00 pm. The show is free to all UNI students. Non Cornerstone staff and faculty will need to purchase tickets at the Box Office or through UNItix. 
  • Rod Library has developed an American Way of Eating LibGuide (online subject guide) to help Cornerstone students find related resources. 


Labor Day Weekend Hours


The Library's hours this weekend, Labor Day weekend, will be:

Friday, Aug. 30: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 31:  Closed

Sunday, Sept. 1: Closed

Monday, Sept. 2: 12:00 noon - 12:00 midnight


Have a fantastic holiday weekend!  Stay cool and safe!

Register Now for the Cedar Valley Hunger Games III

Hunger Games

Quarter Quell is coming to the Rod!!!

Register now for the Cedar Valley Hunger Games III. More information and scenes from previous battles can be found on the Youth Collection homepage.

Pick up your registration form at the Circulation desk or register online using the forms on the website.

Deadline to register is September 7 so don't delay!

August 2013 Exhibits




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


 You asked for it, we made it happen!  Many of you requested access to your "R" drives while working on projects in the library.  Now you can!  All public workstations will require you to authenticate with your CATID and passphrase.  Once you have logged in you will be able to create a profile on the screen and save files to your University "R" drive.

UNI Career Services Outreach

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UNI Career Services is excited to begin outreach hours in Rod Library during fall semester! A table near the circulation desk will be staffed by one of their Career Guides from 10 am - 12 pm on Tuesdays, starting September 3. Students are welcome to stop by with questions about resumes, interviewing, Career Services events and any other career-related questions.

See you at the Library!

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