Rod Cast - News and Events

March 06, 2014 - 8:16 am

Need a study break?!?

We now have some board games that you can check out.  The games are located under the Dichotomy and they can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.  Games can be checked out for a week.

Games included: Clue, checkers, Tic Tac Toe, Connect 4 (board game size), Dominoes, Monopoly, Scrabble, Sorry, Life, Trouble, UNO, Yatzee, and playing cards. 

A life-size g...

March 04, 2014 - 8:49 am

In many of the library databases, you can limit to academic or peer-reviewed journal articles.  Typically, there is a box that you can click that says "(Scholarly) Peer-reviewed."  This box is generally located on the left-hand side of the webpage or in the middle of the advanced search page.

In OneSearch!, there are 2 ways to limit to research articles.  Watch...

March 01, 2014 - 7:00 am

The Rod is co-sponsoring a panel discussion with CETL.  "Using Comics in the Classroom" with Harry Brod (SAC), Kate Hein (CIEP), Stephen Gaies (Languages and Literatures), Catherine Miller (Mathematics), Wendy Miller (Art), Paul Siddens (Communication Studies)
Monday, March 10, noon-1, LIB 378
In preparation for Rod Library’s mini Comic Con, join us for a panel discussion of the many ways...

February 26, 2014 - 1:42 pm


Rod Library is co-sponsoring the next speaker in the 2013-14 Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series.

Cheryl Ball's talk is titled, "Boutique Data in Writing Studies," which explores digital technology's impact on the archiving of information and the subsequent redefinition of scholarship.

The event will take place Monday, March 3rd, at 7pm in the Commons Ballroom.  A rec...

February 25, 2014 - 8:03 am

Creative Cloud got you down?

We are here to help!  We have a fine group of student Media Consultants on hand to help.  They have experience in CSS, Photoshop, After Effects, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, Audacity, WordPress, HTML5, Drupal, and more!

Stop by the Reference Desk to find them.  They are at the desk the following dates/times:


February 14, 2014 - 10:20 am





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

February 07, 2014 - 3:29 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 - 7:00 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 - 2:14 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 - 9:07 am





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