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Latest Additions to Rod Library!

RodCast - Most Recent Articles

Bridges of Madison County Manuscript

07/08/2015 - We are excited to announce that Robert James Waller, a former faculty member and the former Dean of Business here at UNI has gifted us with a draft of his original manuscript for "The Bridges of Madison County". The manuscript includes Robert's personal notes and changes ...Read more

July 2015 Student of the Month

07/06/2015 - Olivia is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for July 2015. Her hometown is West Des Moines, Iowa. She is a senior majoring in History, with a minor in Anthropology, and hopes to pursue a Master of Library and Information Science degree after she graduates in December 2015. Olivia says ...Read more

Endless possibilities

07/06/2015 - One of our very own student assistants, Joanna Freking, is studying to become a School Librarian.  She has been a great asset to the Rod Library and we are confident she will continue to be a great asset to the library world.  She believes "In the library, you can learn anything ...Read more
North American Review Exhibit

North American Review Exhibit

06/10/2015 - North American Review In celebration of the bicentennial event, Rod Library Special Collections and University Archives has created an exhibit showcasing the "Northern American Review at Northern Iowa" and local poet James Hearst, long term friend and fan of the magazine. ...Read more