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Reed Trio

The UNI Trio (Heather Peyton, oboe, Amanda McCandless, clarinet, Cayla Bellamy, bassoon ) from the School of Music will give a short concert under Dichotomy on November 14th at Noon. They will be performing “Suite Breve en Trio” by Eugene Bozza and “Suite for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon” by Nancy Hill Cobb.

November Exhibits 2014






For more information about exhibits at Rod Library see our exhibits web page.

November Stall Notes

 The November Newsletter is ready!  Find it here

Theatrical Arts and Society: Harlem Renaissance

Stop by the main floor of the Rod library to check out the Harlem Renaissance posters.  This exhibit is the product of the class Theatrical Arts & Society (THEA 1002-05) and their study of the Harlem Renaissance. Working in groups, students found a compelling pieces of visual art from the movement and used them as inspiration for their own creative works. These creative works demonstrate an understanding of the artistic movement, the frustration and triumph of creating something out of nothing, and the process of making and learning.

Banned Books Week 2014

This week is Banned Books Week! It is a week set aside to celebrate your intellectual freedom. Rod Library is celebrating this week by hosting a variety of events.

We are co-sponsoring a Cards Against Humanity Tournament with the Gamers Brigade.  

Tuesday Sept 23 6pm in Digital Media Hub (282A & B)

Thursday Sept 25th 6pm Digital Media Hub (282A & B)

Friday Sept 26th 5pm Digital Media Hub (282A & B)

Banned Book Read Out

Thursday 10:30-2:30

Come read aloud from your favorite Banned Book under Dichotomy.  

Banned Book Mug Shot

Check out our exhibits near the East Entrance, the Youth Collection and the West Entrance.  Get a mug shot taken with your favorite Banned Book and post to Twitter with #UNIreadsbannedbooks.

For more information on what Banned Books Week is, the history of Banned Books Week, and listings of books that have been banned, go to:

Book Bistro Open!

The Book Bistro on the Main Floor of the Rod Library is open for business!  The Cafe serves high end grilled cheese, tea drinks, and unique desserts, as well as soup, sandwiches, coffee, and assorted take and go items. The renovated space includes closed captioned TVs, new furniture, and is the new home of the CFPL @ UNI Collection and newspapers. The cafe will be open 10:30 - 2:30 M - F.


 The "Employee Well-being Collection" now housed in the Rod has Fitbits for checkout by UNI Faculty and Staff! Just come to the MultiService Center and check one out for 4 weeks!

"The tracker measures steps taken, and combines it with user data to calculate distance walked, calories burned, floors climbed, and activity duration and intensity. It also measures sleep quality by tracking periods of restlessness, how long it takes the wearer to fall asleep, and how long they are actually asleep".  -  From Wikipedia 

Reserve Your Study Room


On Monday September 8,  you will be able to reserve your study room in advance!  Go  to the big "Rod Scheduler" button on the right hand side of the homepage and login with your CAT ID.  Choose your time and the room is yours!  All current study room policies will still apply, one room for 3 hours per day.

All study room doors will remain unlocked.  If a room is not booked, you can use it until anyone with a reservation needs the room.  





Government Documents Moving

 The Government Documents collection currently housed on the 2nd floor is moving to the first floor this week.  Stop at any service desk if you need assistance locating materials.  Thanks!

Interlibrary Loan Has Moved

 The Interlibrary Loan service has now moved to room 241 on the main floor.  If you need to pick up your materials, just stop by the Circulation desk.

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