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Family Weekend Activities at the Library

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.

Hope to see you!


Library Speaker: "It's All About the Students: How One University Re-imagined the Academic Library"

It's All About the Students: How One University Re-imagined the Academic Library

Join us!
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.


CFPL@UNI Collection and Newspapers have moved

Who Moved My Cheese...er...News?

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:

  • Barron's,
  • Courier (Waterloo/Cedar Falls),
  • Daily Iowan,
  • Des Moines Register
  • Investor's Business Daily
  • Iowa State Daily
  • Le Monde
  • New York Times
  • Northern Iowan
  • People's Daily
  • Times (London)
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Washington Post

Craft Terroir

"Craft Terroir"

Dr. Jeff Rice

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.

More details on Facebook.


Library Dean on Iowa Public Radio

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.   

Listen to the program recording


Current Library Space and Noise Levels

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!

1st Floor (Noise Level: Usually Pretty LOW)

  • Museum Exhibit
  • Government Documents
  • Periodicals & Newspapers
  • Vending Machines

2nd Floor (Noise Level: HIGH)

  • Learning Commons
    • Digital Media Hub and Production Rooms
    • Cafe
    • Collaborative study spaces and booths
  • Service Desks (Reference, Circulation, and MSC)
  • Browsing Room

3rd Floor (Noise Level: MEDIUM)

  • Stacks Collection
  • Youth Collection
  • Special Collections and University Archives
  • Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • Liberal Arts Core

4th Floor (Noise Level: LOW)

  • Designated Quiet Floor
  • Only floor you will get shushed
  • Stacks Collection
  • Video Collection
  • Fine and Performing Arts Collection

 


Library Digital Collections

Did you know...

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:

To see all of the collections available, click on "Collections" on the main library page or go here.


Rod Library FAQ

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. 

 


Memorial Day Weekend Hours

The library will have the following schedule of hours this weekend:

Friday, May 23, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 24, Closed

Sunday, May 25, Closed

Monday, May 26, 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

Have a great weekend!


Library videos have moved

To make room for the government documents moving to the first floor, the video collection that was housed on the first floor has now moved to the fourth floor to the shelving on the west side of the building (i.e., Campanile side).  If you need assistance locating this collection, please stop by a service desk.  We'd be happy to help!


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