Eating snack foods in the Library has been allowed for several months now. However we have had questions from students, faculty and staff about what types of foods are considered snack foods and what kinds are not. To help everyone with this quandary we updated the Library's Food and Drink Policy to include more specific examples of foods that are OK to eat in the building.
If you are considering bringing a snack into the Library please take a look at our Food and Drink Policy first to make sure your snack item is OK to eat while you are studying.
Are you looking for tutoring or help in some of your courses? Visit the A-Team on Sunday nights from 6 to 9 p.m., in Rod Library starting Sept. 11. The A-Team provides help for students in math, science, personal wellness, humanities, and business courses, as well as assistance with college reading, study strategies and writing.
The Youth Collection has moved to a temporary location on the first floor on the east side of the building. The Collection will remain on the first floor until the refurbishment project is completed in their area on third floor. Their third floor home will receive new furniture, wall paint, carpet, and shelving over the course of the fall semester.
If you have any difficulty locating Youth Collection materials please be sure to ask the friendly folks in the Youth offices on the first floor, or stop by the Circulation Desk or Reference Desk on the second floor.
Beginning bright and early Monday August 1 the Youth Collection will begin its move from its current location on the third floor to a temporary location on the first floor. If you have difficulty locating a Youth book or item during the move please see the helpful folks at the Circulation Desk.
The current Youth Collection room will be renovated over the fall and part of the spring semesters. When it reopens in the spring it will be sporting a new look, including shelving, carpet and wall paint. There may be some other surprises too!
The temporary location of the Collection will be along the east side of the first floor, in the the area which formerly held the current periodicals.
Work began in earnest this week on the fourth floor ceiling ducts. Eller Insulation is insulating portions of our air ducts to prevent condensation forming and dripping onto our ceiling tiles. The drips have stained the ceiling tiles and at times have damaged books. There may be some extra noise on the fourth floor during this time and a bit of dust as they remove and replace ceiling tiles. They should be all finished up within a week and a half.
If you need assistance locating a quiet place to study please see the helpful folks at the Circulation Desk by the Library's entrance.
Dean of Library Services Marilyn Mercado retired from the University on June 30, 2011, after more than 22 years of dedicated service to Rod Library and UNI and 10 years as Dean. Rod Library faculty and staff thank her for her years of service and her leadership and wish her well in her retirement. She will be greatly missed!
Associate Professor Katherine Martin, Head of the Collection Management and Special Services Department, was named Acting Dean effective July 1. Rod Library welcomes Kate to her new position! She has been a Library faculty member since 1982 and a Department Head in Rod Library since 1991.
A search for a permanent Dean will begin this fall.