Rod Cast - News and Events

March 31, 2014 - 1:37 pm

Due to email problems with the UNISTAR Online Catalog, several email messages sent from the Library or directly by patrons to themselves since approximately March 21st, were not actually sent. The problem should be fixed now so please try again if you did not receive an email you sent to yourself.

March 31, 2014 - 7:30 am

 It turns out that retail powerhouse Amazon isn't the only business with lofty ambitions... The university of Northern Iowa's own Rod library has been busy for the past few years with "Project Lightning Rod." Essentially, the University is developing plans to deliver library materials directly to student dorms, apartments, and houses via drone by 2018. "Staying relevant in the digital frontier is ab...

March 25, 2014 - 8:26 am

In case you haven't heard, the library is hosting a mini ComicCon this Saturday, March 29th from noon-5pm. 

Several activities will take place that day including: 

  • Panel Discussions
  • Magic Tournament
  • Trivia Contests
  • Coloring Contest
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Photobooth
  • Table Top Gaming
  • Video Gaming Tournament
  • Costume Contest...
March 25, 2014 - 8:04 am

Stop by across from the
Circulation Desk

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March 13, 2014 - 9:45 am

Today at noon Jason Weinberger, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony conductor will be performing "New York Counter Point for 11 Clarinets" under Dichotomy on the main floor. Stop in and enjoy!

March 12, 2014 - 9:36 am

 

 

March is Women's History Month and our first ever Rod Library Mini Comic Con.  Check out the displays throughout the building as we celebrate March. 

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

March 11, 2014 - 2:51 pm

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 be...

March 06, 2014 - 9:16 am

Need a study break?!?

We now have some board games that you can check out.  The games are located under the Dichotomy and they can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.  Games can be checked out for a week.

Games included: Clue, checkers, Tic Tac Toe, Connect 4 (board game size), Dominoes, Monopoly, Scrabble, Sorry, Life, Trouble, UNO, Yatzee, and playing cards. 

A life-size g...

March 04, 2014 - 9:49 am

In many of the library databases, you can limit to academic or peer-reviewed journal articles.  Typically, there is a box that you can click that says "(Scholarly) Peer-reviewed."  This box is generally located on the left-hand side of the webpage or in the middle of the advanced search page.

In OneSearch!, there are 2 ways to limit to research articles.  Watch...

March 01, 2014 - 8:00 am

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...