Rod Cast - News and Events

January 07, 2011 - 1:23 pm

On Saturday, January 8, we will be making some updates to the web server which runs the library's site.  Brief outages of less than a minute may occur or the site may respond slower than usual.  We appreciate your patience as we try to improve the performance of our site.

Welcome back, everyone!

January 06, 2011 - 4:24 pm
current issues

Current issues of periodicals, formerly on the east side of the first floor, have been moved to the west side of the first floor with the bound periodicals.  Current issues will be shelved next to the corresponding call numbers of the bound issues.

January 04, 2011 - 2:56 pm

Literature Criticism Online, a compendium of 10 award-winning series of reference works published by Gale Cengage, is now available to the UNI community. The database provides access to diverse views on historical and modern authors and their works from a variety of regions, eras, and genres. The content includes author biographies and excerpts of literary criticism published in books and journals. The l...

December 21, 2010 - 9:18 am

December 20 - 23, Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

December 24 - January 2, Closed

January 3 - 7, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

January 8, Saturday, 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.

January 9, Sunday, 12:00 noon - 9:00 p.m.

January 10, Monday, Spring Semester Commences


Happy Holidays!

December 07, 2010 - 9:52 am

The library will extend its open hours this week and next week to allow everyone to complete end-of-semester projects and prepare for tests.

December 8 - 9, Wednesday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
December 10, Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
December 11, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
December 12, Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
December 13 - 14, Monday - Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00...

November 30, 2010 - 8:55 pm

These two directories, formerly available only in print at Rod Library, are now online and can be accessed on campus from computers on the UNI campus network. (Off campus users will not be able to obtain search results.) The overall name for the database is Uniworld Online. The Rod Library subscription for American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries can be used to...

November 30, 2010 - 11:44 am

Students, are you finding enough good information for your research projects? Or is there one stubborn research topic that just won't come up with good search results? If you are stuck on a topic-- or even just need one more piece of information to complete your research -- reference librarians are here to help you. We are experts at finding information that is solid and authoritative, just as is required for most clas...

November 22, 2010 - 1:02 pm

Rod Library's building hours during Thanksgiving week are:

  • November 22 - 24, Monday - Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • November 25, Thursday (Thanksgiving), Closed
  • November 26, Friday (University Holiday), Closed
  • November 27, Saturday, 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
  • November 28, Sunday, 12:00 noon - 12:00 midnight

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 19, 2010 - 4:37 pm

Come and Visit University Archives and Special Collections' two exhibits located on the 3rd floor in Rod Library. 

1. Veteran’s Day, Armistice Day, and Remembrance Day Exhibits
Prepared by: Amy Yates, photos by Elaine Chen

Armistice Day, also known as Remembrance Day and Veterans Day, is celebrated on November 11 for the purpose of commemorating t...

November 18, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Rod Library would like your comments regarding the type of information that you use for your research.  In particular, we would like to know your experience with federal government information, the services provided, and how you find information that you need. 

Here’s a link to a 16-question survey that will help us better understand the value and learning outcomes from using government-auth...