To celebrate International Education Week, Rod Library in collaboration with the Culture and Intensive English Program, College of Education, and International Students and Scholar Office will be hosting an event.
Around the World in 120 Minutes
Wednesday, November 19th
Rod Library Learning Commons (Main Floor)
This event will allow visitors to "experience the world" in two hours or less by visiting booths from various cultures. Over 20 countries will be represented; Saudi Arabia, Honduras, China, and Germany to name a few. You will be able to play games, sample food, win prizes, and learn about a new culture along the way. There will be free giveaways!
This event is free and open to all UNI faculty, staff, students, and the Cedar Valley community.
On September 8th, the library launched it's new scheduling software called Rod Scheduler. This allows students, staff, and faculty to schedule their own study rooms. Not only can you schedule it yourself, but you can schedule in advance!
You no longer need to check out a key at the Circulation Desk. Rooms will remain unlocked. Current policy applies in that an individual may check out only 1 room per day for a maximum of 3 hours.
Reservations take priority so be sure to book your room!
Stop by with your families this weekend for a few family-friendly activities.
From 10am-2pm, there will be complimentary refreshments at the Book Bistro and a chance to win a free prize. Also during this time, the Digital Media Hub production rooms will be open for a chance to record a video. During this time, you can also take a self-guided tour through the library.
At 1pm, there will be a behind-the-scenes tour in Special Collections and University Archives.
It's All About the Students: How One University Re-imagined the Academic Library
Monday, October 6th
From Noon until 1pm
in the University Room, Maucker Union
Lee Van Orsdel, Dean of University Libraries at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, will speak on her library's new building and its impact on student learning, faculty scholarship, and enrollment. For more information, go here.
The CFPL@UNI Collection and the most current issues of newspapers have been moved to the area just outside of the Book Bistro. Older issues of newspapers can currently be found in the Browsing Room where the CFPL@UNI Collection used to be.
The CFPL@UNI Collection is a small collection from Cedar Falls Public Library that houses popular fiction and non-fiction books. Don't have a public library card? No problem! You can get one for free at the Rod Library Circulation Desk.
Here is a list of the newspapers with current issues in the Bistro:
Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies (University of Kentucky)
Tuesday, September 16th at 7pm
Georgian Lounge of the UNI Commons
A craft terroir, following the logic of craft culture in general, might include a network of relationships and ideas that shape an understanding or sensibility of place as well as what comes from a specific place.
Dr. Rice will discuss a specific type of craft terroir, that of craft beer, and in particular, how a craft terroir of beer works from the logic of networks. Digital networks. Emotional networks. Personal networks. Networks of taste. Beginning with Russian River's famed Pliny the Elder Double IPA, he explores how all of these items contribute to a craft terroir ordering and classification of place.
This speaker is brought to campus through the kind support of Reaching for Higher Ground, the Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series, and the Department of Communication Studies.
Library Dean Chris Cox recently joined Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe on Iowa Public Radio (along with the library deans at Iowa and Iowa State) to discuss the changes and trends in academic libraries.
The library is a pretty big building and with recent construction projects, it's easy to get confused. Did you ever wonder if we'll shush you? You might be surprised by the answer. Let us tell you more about our current library space!
That the library has digital collections fo you to use? These collections include digitized information about Iowa, the Cedar Valley, and UNI So, if you've ever wondered about living in Iowa during the Civil War or what the UNI campus looked like through the year, give the digital collections a look.
A sample of the collections available on our digital collections site:
Have you ever wondered if the library has color printing or if the library has a laptop that you could borrow? You can either ask a librarian OR you can use the library's FAQ system!
To find the library's FAQ, you can go to the Ask Us! link on the library's homepage located on the left-hand side of the page or by going here. We are continually adding to the question bank. If you ask a question that we haven't answered yet, you can request a follow-up email for your question.