Library Dean Chris Cox will be on "Talk of Iowa" on Iowa Public Radio at 10am on Tuesday, July 29th. He will be joined by 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.
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!
Come join us at Rod Library four Learning Commons Open House on Wednesday, April 16th from 3-5pm. Come learn about what the new Learning Commons and Digital Media Hub have to offer and how to use the new technology. There will be free food, fun and prizes. Door prizes will be given every 15 minutes and there will be a grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire.
You can also take a peek at where the new cafe will be going as well as the second entrance!
Lives Change @ Your Library: Celebrate National Library Week, April 13-19
This week, Rod Library joins libraries in schools, campuses, and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians, and library workers.
Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, campuses or schools, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study. Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.
The Rod Library is celebrating National Library Week by:
Trivia in the Union. Monday-Wednesday from 1-2pm
Search for Intelligent Life. Monday-Friday. Pull out your favorite book and be on the lookout for library staff across campus awarding readers with prizes.
New Museum exhibit. The Sacred and Secular exhibit examines the multiple roles that art plays in African cultures.
Learning Commons Open House on Wednesday from 3pm-5pm. Stop by and see the new space, services and technology you can use. Free food and prizes, including a grand prize of a Kindle Fire, will be provided.
For more updates and information of events going on this week, check our social media sites: