Rod Cast - News and Events

October 02, 2013 - 8:10 am
Library Staff Focus Group

The Library's Feasibility Study continues today, Wednesday Oct. 2, with three more focus groups.  The focus groups are a great way for your voice to be heard.  UNI faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend a focus group to help us design the library of the future!

All sessions are held behind the Reference Desk.  Follow t...

October 01, 2013 - 9:47 am

Update: the following federal government websites are completely offline and inaccessible:

USGS.gov
Bureau of Economic Analysis (bea.gov)
Business.gov
Census.gov
Copyright.gov
Data.gov
Disability.gov
ERIC (eric.ed.gov)
FCC.gov
FTC.gov
Library of Congress (loc.gov)
NASA.gov
National Park Service (nps.gov)
NIMH.gov
NIST.gov
NOAA.gov is offl...

September 30, 2013 - 8:46 pm
Sam Demas

Sam Demas, of Sam Demas Collaborative Consulting, will be giving a presentation on "Library Building Design: Trends and Issues" from 4:00-5:30 pm in the Maucker Union University Room on Tuesday October 1.

The University Room is in the lower level of the building.

No RSVP is required. Everyone is invited to attend.  Come hear how libraries are ch...

September 29, 2013 - 3:08 pm

All UNI students are invited to the Student Focus Group sessions on Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Library.  The sessions will be held on the main floor behind the Reference Desk (follow the signs!).

The focus group sessions will be a time for students to share your ideas about what Rod Library needs to be in the future to meet your needs. ...

September 29, 2013 - 3:04 pm

Rod Library and Facilities Planning are embarking on a semester-long library building feasibility study. With the development of the learning commons, other space changes that have been suggested, and the integration of the UNI Museums into the building, we thought it would be prudent to take a more systematic look at library space.

We've hired OPN Architects, who jus...

September 26, 2013 - 1:15 pm

The Multiservice Center is running a special on the flavored coffee Mocha Nut Fudge while limited supplies last.  Normally $1.25 a cup, the special price is $.75.  If you have your own cup the price will only be $.50.  

The flavored coffee Mocha Nut Fudge is described as a decandent pairing of chocolate and coffee layered with roasted nuts and a ribbon of sweet caramel, fresh from the roaster....

September 24, 2013 - 8:31 am

This week is Banned Books Week!  It is a week set aside to celebrate the freedom to read.  Rod Library is celebrating this week by hosting a variety of events.

  • We are having a Facebook trivia contest with a new banned books question every day.  Prizes will be awarded!  Go to www.facebook.com/rodlibrary for more informati...
September 20, 2013 - 1:27 pm

The common read selection committee is seeking your book recommendations for this campus-wide project.

Submit Your Book Nominations

The University of Northern Iowa community is beginning the selection process for our "common read" for the 2014-2015 academic year. This book will be used in the curriculum for the First-Year Cornerstone cl...

September 18, 2013 - 2:56 pm

In the spring of 2013, Rod Library conducted the LibQUAL+ survey, better known as "You Talk. We Listen. We All Win!" We asked the campus community to tell us how well we are doing as a library, what we could improve upon, and to give us insight into what the UNI campus community expects from Rod Library.  We are happy to share the results with all of you.  You can find a summary rep...