Rod Cast - News and Events

May 18, 2012 - 11:03 am
Stained old carpeting

Beginning Monday morning, May 21, the computers in the five east/west rows of computer desks in the Electronic Resource Area on second floor will be unavailable in order to allow us to replace the carpeting under the desks.  We are excited about this project.  This area is one of the most used areas of the building, and the stained and worn carpeting shows how popular it is.


May 18, 2012 - 9:15 am

Rod Library will be offering two sets of workshops in May and June to help faculty incorporate library resources and services into their eLearning courses.  To register for these workshops and view details about other summer workshops, please go the ITS Faculty Workshop Calendar.

Tue, May 22, 1...

May 08, 2012 - 3:13 pm
Winner of National Library Week's Trivia Contest!

Congratulations to Kelsey - the grand prize winner in the National Library Week Trivia contest. Enjoy your Nook!

April 30, 2012 - 10:54 am

 Rod Library has just started a site license to the electronic version of "The Chronicle of Higher Education."  Currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff can access this title from any computer on campus and, after authenticating with their CatID, from off-campus as well.

April 24, 2012 - 12:29 pm

The Library will begin its Finals Week building hours schedule Wednesday, April 25.  Our hours will be as follows:

April 25 - 26, Wednesday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

April 27, Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
April 28, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
April 29, Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

April 30 - May 1, Monday...

April 19, 2012 - 9:41 am

Rod Library wants to hear your ideas about printed/paper books and electronic books (e-books). A survey will be conducted from Monday, April 16 through Tuesday, May 1, to learn the UNI community's preferences for printed/paper books or e-books. The survey will be online ( and printed copies may be found in the li...

April 13, 2012 - 4:38 pm

The World Bank  announced on April 10th "that it will implement a new Open Access policy for its research outputs and knowledge products, effective July 1, 2012....

April 11, 2012 - 12:16 pm

Facebook decided to do site maintenance today and the Rod Library page (with trivia question #3) would show up, then disappear, show up, then disappear.  Frustrating!!!

Because of the problems with the site on Wednesday, we will run question 3 again on Thursday so you all have a chance to enter.  We'll put question 4 on Friday and question 5 on Monday, April 16. 

We'll announce the winner o...

April 09, 2012 - 7:48 am







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

April 05, 2012 - 5:32 pm

National Library Week is April 8-14.  To help celebrate, enter Rod Library's trivia contest on its Facebook page at  

We'll post a question every day of National Library Week.  The person who correctly answers the most questions will win a Nook!  In the case of a tie,...