Rod Cast - News and Events

January 25, 2011 - 2:56 pm

ProQuest will perform maintenance on January 29, 2011 from 9:00 p.m. CST to Sunday, January 30 at 9:00 a.m. CST. 

The following products will be unavailable at that time:

  • ProQuest platform products, ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  • Chadwyck-Healey products only in North America (International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text, International Index to the P...
January 25, 2011 - 1:25 pm
Computer mouse

We now have computer mouses available for check-out along with the library's laptops.  They are available for a 3 hour checkout and are at the Multiservice Center desk on the first floor of the library.

January 20, 2011 - 4:49 pm

Need a warm drink on a cold afternoon while studying but not a coffee drinker - then a nice cup of hot chocolate could be your answer!  We now have available for purchase cups of hot chocolate on the first floor of the library at the Multiservice Center service desk.  The cost is $1.00 (cash only, please) and our staff will assist you in brewing that warm drink. 

January 19, 2011 - 11:10 am
Mobile Catalog

A mobile version of UNISTAR, the Library's online catalog, is now available on your mobile device!  You can do a keyword search for library materials while you are on the go.  Point your mobile device to UNISTAR Mobile to check out this new interface.

Great features:

  • Book jackets for many items
  • Email records to yourself or...
January 14, 2011 - 9:26 am

Jon Steward interviews Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales on the 10th anniversary of the free, international encyclopedia. Wales explains how issues such as accuracy and bias are addressed.

January 13, 2011 - 4:06 pm

Ann Mack, Global Director of Trendspotting for J Walter Thompson, discusses 100 things to watch in 2011, ranging from 3D printing to the older workforce to p-to-p car sharing to virtual mirrors. She leads off with an intro, a discussion of the track record for this annual forecast, and then through the 100 things we'll be hearing about t...

January 13, 2011 - 12:08 pm
lockers

Need a locker to store your belongings while you work on a group project or want to run over Maucker Union to eat a meal?  Well, Rod Library now has them.  Located on the first floor in the northeast corner is our newest seating unit ( and, yes, it looks like a spaceship) that includes lockers that you can have for 3 hours at a time.  The lockers can also be renewed for an additional hour if there are ot...

January 11, 2011 - 2:57 pm

Recently the Library revised its Food and Drink policy to allow snack foods to be eaten in the building.  The only exceptions are while visiting the Special Collections unit or while using materials from locked collections in the Youth Collection, Art and Music Collection, and maps collection. 

Can you bring in that delectable...

January 11, 2011 - 10:01 am

Rod Library's building hours for this weekend  are the following:

  • Saturday, January 15, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 16, 12:00 noon - 12:00 midnight
  • Monday, January 17, Closed
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!