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Craftiness in the Digital Media Hub

Need to get to work on your costume for the Rod Library Mini ComicCon, or a class project?  We have just the solution for you.  In the Digital Media Hub near rooms 282A and 282B we have some supplies to help you out.  There is a rotary cutter, construction paper, markers, glue, tape, craft scissors, T squares, magazines, and a suggestion box in case we have forgotten anything.  Let the creativity begin!


Using Comics in the Classroom

The Rod is co-sponsoring a panel discussion with CETL.  "Using Comics in the Classroom" with Harry Brod (SAC), Kate Hein (CIEP), Stephen Gaies (Languages and Literatures), Catherine Miller (Mathematics), Wendy Miller (Art), Paul Siddens (Communication Studies)
Monday, March 10, noon-1, LIB 378
In preparation for Rod Library’s mini Comic Con, join us for a panel discussion of the many ways that faculty from a variety of different disciplines use comics and graphic novels to promote student learning. Come and get some ideas for ways you might incorporate comics or graphic novels into your teaching!


February 2014 Exhibits

 

 

 

 

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

 


Blind Date With a Book 2014

Rod Library to offer patrons an unusual dating service
That’s right, back by popular demand, library staff will be sponsoring a fun reading promotion.

Blind Date With a Book
February 10-21, 2014

Readers may check out a book wrapped in brown take it home, unwrap it and read it. Read the entire book if you like it, or just return it to the library. It’s feelings won’t be hurt.
There will be a rating slip in the book so that you can review your blind date. The slip is in the form of a bookmark and will allow you to tell others about your experience. Who knows, you may get lucky and find an author you really like.

Rating slips returned to the library will be entered into a drawing for a special prize.

This fun activity is designed encourage reading and to try out new authors or genres. Readers may find themselves enjoying a book that they never would have selected on their own.

So break out of a winter reading rut and open yourself to the possibility of something new. The selected books will cover a wide range of authors and include both fiction and nonfiction.
See the special display in the library lobby or call the front desk for more information. 319-273– 2462


January Exhibits 2014

 

 

 

 

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


November Exhibits 2013

 

 

 

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

 


December Exhibits 2013

 

 

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


Release Me!

If you have visited the 2nd (main) floor of the Rod lately and sent a print job to the “2 Learning Commons” printer you will notice something new. In order to release your print job you will need to login to the print release station located next to the printer. Logging in will let you view your print queue and select only the jobs you wish to release. The print release station will not only help us reduce waste, it will also allow us to enable “Mobile Print” which will provide printing from personal mobile devices. 


JFK 50th Anniversary

Novermber 22 marks the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination. American Libraries has an excellent column which features a number of resources at the JFK Library. The column can be found here:

http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/article/digitizing-camelot

JFK Library: http://www.jfklibrary.org/

Integrating Ole Miss: http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/article/digitizing-camelot

Visitors to the Kennedy Library website can use the library’s internal search engine to dig through unabridged files. Library staffers suggest picking a topic and spending a few hours putting the pieces together yourself. American Libraries recommends visiting these interactive exhibits and historic archives to jump-start your journey.

Civil Rights Timeline: This interactive exhibit draws from 230 primary sources, including paper, film, and audio files, to explore milestones in the civil rights movement.

World on the Brink—JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis: The 13-day standoff between the US and the Soviet Union comes to life in this exhibit that gives a day-by-day account of the crisis. Listen to secretly recorded meetings with the president, review formerly classified documents, and much more.

We Choose the Moon: Blast off virtually with the crew of Apollo 11 in the historic 1969 moon landing. This computer-animated tour of the flight features historic audio and video footage of the launch and Kennedy’s call to action.

The President’s Desk: This virtual tour allows visitors to sit at the president’s desk, read his daily calendar, look at his personal photographs, and listen to his phone calls

JFK50: The library’s award-winning site uses a graphic novel–style approach to educate visitors about historical events from JFK’s presidency, from the Bay of Pigs to the moon landing to his work in the civil rights movement.


Performance Art

 

 

Performance Art
Thurs, Nov 21, 7pm
Rod Library

 

 

Enjoy performance art in Rod Library.  Students will perform original works using their bodies and props.  Attend for a few minutes or experience the full hour of thought-provoking exhibits.  Coordinated by FPAC.

 


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