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UNI Healthy Campus Initiative - Table in Library Lobby

Book cover - Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way, by Dan Buettner

The UNI Healthy Campus Initiative group plans to have a table set up in the Rod Library lobby on the following dates:


  • Monday, February 4, 2013 -- 11 am to 2 pm
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2013 -- 11 am to 2 pm

Stop by the table to find out more information about the UNI Healthy Campus Initiative, which supports Cedar Falls/Waterloo Community Blue Zones Project (TM). 

Visit the Rod Library Healthy Campus Initiative LibGuide for more information.

The Warmth of Other Suns - Common Read @ UNI

The Warmth of Other Suns

Join the UNI Cornerstone courses in reading this year's common read book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, by Isabel Wilkerson. One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. Wilkerson compares this epic migration to the migrations of other peoples in history.

Isabel Wilkerson  Warmth of Other Suns book


The book's author, Isabel Wilkerson, is scheduled to visit UNI on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the GBPAC Great Hall.

Rod Library has developed a subject guide for the book The Warmth of Other Suns which gathers a variety of supporting resources related to the book and its topic.

Great Migration


Upcoming Campus Scholarly Communication Events Sponsored by Rod Library

Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain / Calligraphy by Jan van de Velde

See the Events Flyer

Friday, April 6, 2012

Scholarly Communication: Author Rights topic table at the CommUNIty of Scholars event.

  • Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Great Reading Room, Seerley Hall

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Presentation on Know Your Copyrights: Ownership and Author Rights by Karen Fischer, Collection Analysis Librarian, University of Iowa. The presentation is open to the campus.

  • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Location: University Room, Maucker Union

Visit the Rod Library Scholarly Communication website for more information on this topic.

Submitted by the Rod Library Scholarly Communication Task Force [Thomas Kessler, Stan Lyle, Ellen Neuhaus]

Free Database Trial - Video Clips Repository

INTELECOM Online Resources Network

Blue Marble photo, NASA, Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

  • Video content streamed on demand for use in your classes
  • Designed to meet the growing demand for rich media in support of online, hybrid and face-to-face classes.
  • Content across academic disciplines
  • No risk of copyright infringement 

DIRECTIONS - To Access the Free Database Trial
Go to: www.intelecomonline.net
Username: uni
Password: guest
Expires: 11/27/11

Links to Core Content Collection clip lists

Adult Basic Education
Biological Sciences
Environmental Studies
Political Science



Survey for Rod Library Users

Photograph of Rod Library 

Survey Link (Click here to take the survey). 

Rod Library is interested in learning how you feel about its services.  Your input is important to us as we build the library you want. 

Please respond by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 19, 2010.

Foundation Directory Online Database

Are You Seeking Grants to Help Fund Programs?

The university has a new grants database called The Foundation Directory Online accessible through the library website 24/7 from any location.   Off-campus users will be prompted for their CatID.

The Foundation Center, a leading authority on organized philanthropy, produces the database which contains information about nearly 100,000 foundations, corporate donors, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S. and 2.1 million recently awarded grants.  The database includes:

  • Detailed information about grantmakers
  • Types of programs/activities grantmakers will support
  • Application process and links to 990 tax forms
  • Lists of organizations that have received money from grantmakers
  • Recipients of grants located in geographic location (i.e., Waterloo, IA)

To get to the database from the Rod Library home page, click on the Databases A - Z link located under the Articles tab and scroll down the alphabetical list of databases.  Next, click on the title to enter the database.  The direct link to the database is https://login.proxy.lib.uni.edu/login?url=http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/ipl.php.

The Foundation Directory Online database is funded jointly by three campus units: Rod Library, Office of Sponsored Programs, and the UNI Foundation.


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