Rod Cast - News and Events

October 09, 2012 - 5:28 pm

The Rod Library Learning Commons survey is currently running.  Students, faculty, and staff of UNI are invited to send us ideas and preferences for how we can develop this project now and in the future.  The survey is available through MyUNIverse, or through this link (requires login with CatID).

Note: Some people...

October 09, 2012 - 2:06 pm

October 22-28 is Open Access Week! Open Access seeks to return scholarly publishing to its original purpose: to spread knowledge and allow that knowledge to be built upon in a free and open environment. Open access is made possible with the consent of the author and the copyright holder. Open Access Week is an effort to promote and to inform authors, students, researchers, administrators, publishers and librarians abou...

October 09, 2012 - 1:22 pm

Rod Library is expanding access to electronic journals with its recent purchase of the JSTOR Arts & Sciences Collections V-VIII.  These collections complement the previously purchased Arts & Sciences Collections I-IV.  Hundreds of scholarly journals in numerous disciplines, including Business and Economics, Education, History, Language and Literature, Mathematics...

October 09, 2012 - 1:01 pm

Over the past few days we have had intermittent problems with the Quicksearch option on the Articles Search tab.  The problem is with the database that we connect to on the Internet.   They are aware of this problem and are working to fix it with a status of "critical priority".  For the time being, we have changed the default search option to be the older Basic Resources.  The Quicksearch option is listed in the dropdown, so you can try it, but you may not get results. 

October 08, 2012 - 12:47 pm

 Congratulations to Kathryn, winner of our Banned Book trivia contest.  Enjoy your Nook!  Fill it full of Banned Books!

October 05, 2012 - 11:52 am

 Rod Library, in partnership with other campus units, is seeking to develop space in the library building into a learning commons.  The learning commons will be a student-centered physical and virtual learning space designed for optimal learning in groups or individually.  The reconfigured space will be designed to be open, comfortable, inspirational, and practical.  This survey will help us gather...

October 01, 2012 - 10:43 am

Help Rod Library celebrate Banned Book Week October 1-5.  

Check out our lobby display on banned books and join our Banned Book read-out on Friday, Octobe...

October 01, 2012 - 9:18 am

Recently, the Library was asked to provide access to Arabic-language newspapers.  The good news is that it already does!  More than 30 Arabic-language newspapers are available in electronic format through the Library’s subscription to the PressDisplay database, which provides access to recent issues of newspapers across the worl...

October 01, 2012 - 6:56 am

 Registration for Humans vs Zombies is open.  Be sure to turn in your signed waiver to the Rod Library Circulation desk.  The first 150 to register and  turn in a signed waiver will receive a free Humans vs Zombies bandana!  

September 28, 2012 - 9:23 am
UNI Family Weekend

 Rod Library welcomes Panther families to campus this weekend!  Stop on in to the library where we will be having a raffle for prizes.  One lucky parent and one lucky student will win a prize.  Come on in for a self-guided tour and make sure to stop by our new open space on the 2nd floor where our new learning commons will be.  You could even give suggestions on the flip charts for what would b...