The Library's west entrance is now open! You now have easier access to the building from the west side of campus. Coming soon...the Book Bistro cafe in September! Next week you should start to see hints of the cafe kiosk as the cabinetry is assembled. Stop by to check out the progress!
We are finally getting some warm temperatures outside this week. We hope you have been enjoying the sun. The calendar tells us we are still in early spring however, where we'll have some hot days and some very cool days. Because this is a transition period we will have some days where the building is too warm.
We've heard comments from some of you that Rod Library is a bit warm right now. We are sorry that this may make an uncomfortable study environment for you. We ask for your patience until it is the best time for our air conditioning to be turned on. Switching to the cooling season is not an easy or quick process. Physical Plant, our HVAC experts, plan our switch carefully based on the long term forecast. We have some very cool nights coming up in the next week so it isn't time yet to switch to cooling.
Please excuse our mess! We have been preparing the first floor northeast corner of the building for a change!
Today we moved almost all the furniture out of the northeast corner of the first floor so that the carpeting may be shampooed on Friday.
Then on Tuesday April 8 we will be moving the Maps Collection, the Government Documents Microfiche Collection, Atlas and Maps Reference Collection, and Maps File Cabinets to the first floor. Watch for our signs!
If you need help finding a map, atlas, or another item from this collection please be sure to stop at the Reference Desk or the Circulation Desk. We would be happy to help you!
Due to email problems with the UNISTAR Online Catalog, several email messages sent from the Library or directly by patrons to themselves since approximately March 21st, were not actually sent. The problem should be fixed now so please try again if you did not receive an email you sent to yourself.
OPN presented their draft final report on Tuesday December 10 in the Library. We invite everyone to read the report and send the Library comments. Thanks to everyone who attended the Open House! We hope you are as excited as we are about this new vision of Rod Library!
UNI faculty, staff, and students and the UNI community are invited to the Feasbility Study Open House on Tuesday December 10 from 2:00-5:00 pm in the open area behind the Reference Desk on the second floor. OPN Architects will share concept drawings which will depict a 5-10 year vision for Rod Library. Stop by and take a look! OPN will give a short presentation on the report at 3:00 and 4:00 that afternoon as well.
This event is sponsored by Northern Iowa Student Government. Refreshments will be served!
If volleyball is more your sport you will find Rod Library and other local librarians and staff at tomorrow's game against Indiana State at 7:00 p.m. Watch for the Book Cart Drill Team during half-time!
Not sure what a book cart drill team is? Check out these sites -
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.