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A-Team Beginning September 11

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 tutoring is on the first floor of the Library, just down the hall from the Multiservice Center. The A-Team is sponsored by the Academic Learning Center.


Rod Library Tour in Arabic (العربية)

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Assistive Technology Equipment Moved to Room 281

Assistive Technology Room 281

The assistive technology equipment has been moved from room 280 to a larger room, room 281.  Room 281 is located east of the Reference Desk on the second floor. 

Please see the Assistive Technologies web page for detailed information about the equipment available in room 281 and additional services in the Library.

Youth Collection Moved to First Floor

Youth Collection

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.

Drinking Policies at Rod Library

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Youth Collection Move Begins August 1

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.

August Interim Building Hours

UNI's summer session is quickly drawing to a close.  Soon we will all begin preparing for a great fall semester!  Rod Library will be open the following hours during the August interim.

July 30 - July 31, Saturday - Sunday, Closed
August 1 - 5, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

August 6 - 7, Saturday - Sunday, Closed
August 8 - 12, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

August 13 - 14, Saturday - Sunday, Closed
August 15 - 19, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

August 20, Saturday, 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
August 21, Sunday, 12:00 noon - 9:00 p.m.

Please Pardon Our Mess

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.

Thank you for your patience!


Holiday Weekend Building Hours

The Library will be open the following hours over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

  • July 1, Friday, 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • July 2, Saturday, 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m.
  • July 3, Sunday, 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m.
  • July 4, Monday, Closed
  • July 5 we return to our normal summer hours

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Library Dean Retires and Acting Dean Named

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.

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