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Latest Additions to Rod Library!

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German Shepherd with Laptop

In-Library Pet Checkout Now Available

04/01/2015 - Due to the popularity of our Finals Week de-stressing animal visits, Rod Library has obtained fourteen pets for checkout at the Multi-Service Center.  These animals, including several varieties of cats, dogs, two ferrets, an iguana and a chinchilla, may be checked ...Read more
Celebrate National Library Week with us, April 12-18

Celebrate National Library Week with us, April 12-18

03/26/2015 - Join your friends at Rod Library as we celebrate National Library Week, with games, contests, and other special events.  Special events will be posted in our blog and on our events calendar!   From the ALA Website: First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week ...Read more
RodCon Committee Receives Major ALA Award

RodCon Committee Receives Major ALA Award

03/13/2015 - Angie Cox, Melinda Beland, Linda McLaury, Melissa Gevaert, and Anna Hollingsworth, all members of the Comic Con Committee at the University of Northern Iowa’s Rod Library, have been named the 2015 recipients of the Association of College and Research Libraries ( ...Read more

March 2015 Student of the Month

03/12/2015 - This month’s Student-of-the-Month is Megan, who is a Building Monitor in the Access Services Department. Megan will graduate in May with a degree in Secondary English Teaching, a minor in Creative Writing, and a 5-12 Reading Endorsement. She chose her major because of a long-standing ...Read more
Try remote collaboration with UNI's Zoom video chat service

Try remote collaboration with UNI's Zoom video chat service

03/10/2015 -   Is half your project group meeting at Rod Library, and the other half off-campus?  Or are you a faculty member interested in remote office hours?   Give Zoom a try! Zoom video chat is a simple and reliable method for connecting up to 25 users into ...Read more
Campus & Community Read: Jonathan Kozol's Amazing Grace

Campus & Community Read: Jonathan Kozol's Amazing Grace

03/05/2015 - Join UNI and Cedar Valley community members in reading Amazing Grace in preparation for the visit of Jonathan Kozol, renowned author and scholar in the education of diverse children. In conjunction with the 2015 Education Summit, Mr. Kozol will serve as the UNI Leaders ...Read more


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