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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!


Labor Day Weekend Hours

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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!


UNI Career Services Outreach

Jobs image from Freedigitalphotos.net

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!


New, More Powerful Searching for Articles and More

Rod Library is now offering a new and improved method to find the information you need for your class assignments and research. Just use the "Articles" tab on the library home page to access the new, more powerful version of Panther Prowler.

When you try it out, you should notice right away that the top results are even more relevant to your search than before. This single, quick search finds the best information from almost all of the library's electronic journals and databases, as well as from the library catalog of books, DVDs, CDs, and other physical items.

(We believe everyone will benefit from the new Panther Prowler, but for a limited time, you can still access the old version here.)

 

 


Congrats to Graduating Rod Library Student Employees

Congratulations to Nicole, Kayla, Evan, Lauren, Jessica, Jackie, Alissa, Alison, Alexandra, Sarah, Brennan, Susanna, and Ashley who are graduating this spring or leaving to student teach!  These individuals have worked at Rod Library for a combined 29.5 years! 

The staff and faculty of Rod Library appreciate all their work and their dedication to the UNI community and wish them all the best as they begin the next phase of their lives.

 


Which Laptops and Study Rooms Are Available? Now You Know!

Have you ever wished you could find out if any laptops or study rooms were available BEFORE you made the long trek to the Library?  Now you can!

Located on our Services web page you'll find links to this information.

Using your desktop computer you can go to "Laptop Availability" and "Study Room Availability" web pages from our online catalog.

You can also access this information from our mobile website.  Just look for the same text on the mobile homepage. 

The information is updated in real-time, as rooms and laptops are checked out and returned.


Lobby Wall Coming Down!

Lobby wall

Big changes are coming to the Rod Library lobby area over spring break.  The picture here shows the wood paneled wall separating the lobby from the Reference Collection shelves.  Say goodbye to the wall!

Beginning Monday March 18 contractors from Waterloo will be removing this wall and patching the carpeting and columns for us.  This work will open up our lobby area more than ever.  The lobby will still have soft seating with tables and be a place for people to sit and work together, talk, or read.  After spring semester ends the area will be recarpeted too.  Eventually new furniture will be purchased but not this fiscal year.

The computer stations behind the wall will be relocated to another place on this floor.

During the construction next week there will be noise and a bit of dust in the lobby area.

Have a great Spring Break!


Posting Advertisements, Announcements, and Collection Boxes in the Library

Rod Library offers limited space for the UNI community to post UNI-related advertisements, announcements, and collection boxes.  We have an enclosed glass display case in the lobby for posters and announcements and some space in the lobby for banners and collection boxes.  In addition we offer space in up to 50 of our six-sided plastic table displayers in lieu of paper table tents.

Those interested in requesting the placement of collection boxes, table ads, banners, posters, etc., must be a UNI sponsored student or departmental organization.  Please review our policy for advertisements and announcements located on our website.

Please direct your questions and requests to the Dean's Office (room 211, 273-2737).  Thanks!


Building Hours During Winter Interim

The Library will have special hours during the winter interim.  Please see our hours page for all the details.  Happy Holidays!


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