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.