Rod Cast - News and Events

November 17, 2014 - 9:03 am

On November 17th, at 7pm, Prof Roy Behrens will discuss the camouflage techniques used on naval ships during World War I. The "razzle dazzle" or "dazzle camouflage" was intended to interfere with the German U-boats' ability to target Allied ships. Join us on the first floor of Rod Library to see images of these designs and learn about Iowa's contributions to this program.

November 13, 2014 - 8:22 am

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 12, 2014 - 10:43 am






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

November 10, 2014 - 5:31 pm

Have you ever wanted to learn more about searching for information? Do you want to learn the secrets to using Google? Do you want to get credit while learning cool and new things?  Do you want to work and expand your mind in ways never before? 

Rod Library has just the thing for you! We will be offering a new course, Beyond Google, beginning in the spring of 2015!  These are one-credit, half-semes...

November 07, 2014 - 8:28 am

To celebrate International Education Week, Rod Library in collaboration with the Culture and Intensive English Program, College of Education, and International Students and Scholar Office will be hosting an event.

Around the World in 120 Minutes

Wednesday, November 19th


October 31, 2014 - 11:52 am

 The November Newsletter is ready!  Find it here

October 28, 2014 - 9:13 am

You Asked, We Listened!

On September 8th, the library launched it's new scheduling software called Rod Scheduler.  This allows students, staff, and faculty to schedule their own study rooms.  Not only can you schedule it yourself, but you can schedule in advance!

You no longer need to check out a key at the Circulation Desk.  Rooms will remain unlocked....

October 24, 2014 - 7:43 am

There are now 3 iPhone 5 & 6 chargers available for check-out at the Multiservice Center desk on the main floor of the Rod Library.  They check-out for 3 hours.  And don't you just love their color?!?

October 17, 2014 - 7:58 am

Stop by with your families this weekend for a few family-friendly activities. 

From 10am-2pm, there will be complimentary refreshments at the Book Bistro and a chance to win a free prize.  Also during this time, the Digital Media Hub production rooms will be open for a chance to record a video.  During this time, you can also take a self-guided tour through the library.

At 1pm, there will b...

September 30, 2014 - 11:19 am

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 th...