Rod Cast - News and Events

February 07, 2014 - 4:29 pm

If you haven't stopped by the Digital Media Hub on the 2nd floor next to the Reference Desk lately, you may have missed a few updates. 

We have 3 iMacs and 2 Apple TV's for public use.  There are 2 new group study spaces with 70' monitors that you can book in advance at the Circulation Desk.

The production rooms are nearing completion.  They have video cameras for use in the room and for ch...

February 07, 2014 - 8:00 am

Rod Library to offer patrons an unusual dating service
That’s right, back by popular demand, library staff will be sponsoring a fun reading promotion.

Blind Date With a Book
February 10-21, 2014

Readers may check out a book wrapped in brown take it home, unwrap it and read it. Read the entire book if you like it, or just return it to the library. It’s feelings won’t be hurt....

February 03, 2014 - 3:14 pm

It's African American History Month!

Rod Library's Digitized African American History Sources guide is your portal to digitized historical documents and other primary sources documenting the African American experience.  Browse the guide today; and please let us know if you know of any good sites to add.  Contact information is...

January 29, 2014 - 10:07 am





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

January 17, 2014 - 9:32 am

The Library will have the following schedule of hours this weekend:

Friday, Jan. 17, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 18, Closed

Sunday, Jan. 19, Closed

Monday, Jan. 20, 12:00 noon - 12:00 midnight

Have a great weekend!  Stay warm!

December 12, 2013 - 2:14 pm


 Watch a short video about MOOCs by the New York Times


What is this new phenomenon that is taking the world of education by storm?


December 12, 2013 - 9:55 am

The Friends of the UNI Museums is having a bookfair on Saturday, December 14th.  The bookfair will take place at the Waterloo Barnes and Noble from 9am-10am, and at the University Book & Supply in Cedar Falls from 10am-5pm.

A portion of your purchase will be donated to the Friends as long as you mention to the cashier that you want to support the Friends group (or mention the UNI Museums)...

December 10, 2013 - 5:38 pm

OPN presented their draft final report on Tuesday December 10 in the Library.  We invite everyone to read the report and send the Library comments.  Thanks to everyone who attended the Open House!  We hope you are as excited as we are about this new vision of Rod Library!

December 09, 2013 - 1:28 pm

UNI faculty, staff, and students and the UNI community are invited to the Feasbility Study Open House on Tuesday December 10 from 2:00-5:00 pm in the open area behind the Reference Desk on the second floor.  OPN Architects will share concept drawings which will depict a 5-10 year vision for Rod Library.  Stop by and take a look!  OPN will give a short presentation on the report at 3:00 and 4:00...