Rod Cast - News and Events

January 28, 2011 - 12:42 pm

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January 28, 2011 - 11:26 am

It's that time of the year again. . .Tax Time!

Federal Taxes
The IRS no longer distributes tax information or forms in print. All information and forms can be found on the Internal Revenue website: http://www.irs.gov/

State of Iowa Taxes
A limited number of Iowa tax forms are available in paper. They are located...

January 28, 2011 - 3:00 am
Mobile phone

We are continuing to develop our mobile website to better meet the needs of our users.  Please take the Mobile Website User Survey and tell us what you want to see on Rod Library's mobile site. The survey will be available from January 28 through February 14, 2011.

Thank you for your help!

January 25, 2011 - 1:56 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 - 12:25 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 - 3:49 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 - 10:10 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 - 8:26 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 - 3:06 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 - 11:08 am
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...