Rod Cast - News and Events

April 11, 2014 - 11:08 am

We are finally getting some warm temperatures outside this week.  We hope you have been enjoying the sun.  The calendar tells us we are still in early spring however, where we'll have some hot days and some very cool days.  Because this is a transition period we will have some days where the building is too warm. 

We've heard comments from some of you that Rod Library is a bit warm right now....

April 07, 2014 - 12:49 pm

You will notice a lot of activity going on in the library.  We are moving the maps, atlases, and government documents microfiche from the southwest corner of the main (second floor) of the library as we make room for other new and exciting things! The maps, atlases, and government documents microfiche will move to its new home on the bottom (first floor) in the northeast corner. If you need assistance in locating...

April 03, 2014 - 6:53 am

We have 2 new public printers in the Learning Commons.  As some of you may know, our Reference 2-B and Learning Commons printers had seen better days and were experiencing continual problems.  Both printers have now been replaced with new ones, and are ready for you to print your assignments out!

Thank you for your patience as we waited for the new printers to arrive.

April 02, 2014 - 1:29 pm

Please excuse our mess!  We have been preparing the first floor northeast corner of the building for a change!

Today we moved almost all the furniture out of the northeast corner of the first floor so that the carpeting may be shampooed on Friday.

Then on Tuesday April 8 we will be moving the Maps Collection, the Government Documents Microfiche Collection, Atlas and Maps Reference Collection, and Map...

March 31, 2014 - 12:37 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 - 6:30 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 - 7:26 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 - 7:04 am

Stop by across from the
Circulation Desk

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March 13, 2014 - 8:45 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 - 8:36 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.