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Individual students and faculty can request extensive assistance with a research project by scheduling a research consultation with a librarian. A research consultation normally lasts about an hour. The librarian and researcher will discuss resources and strategies oriented toward a specific topic. (* indicates required information)

Desired dates when you would like to meet with a library specialist. Please schedule for weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Research consultations should be requested at least 48 hours in advance.

Latest Additions to Rod Library!

RodCast - Most Recent Articles

UNI Museum Grand Re-opening

UNI Museum Grand Re-opening

10/05/2015 - The UNI Museum will be hosting its grand re-opening October 31st, from 11-3. This event will celebrate our new home in the Rod Library and highlight some of the exciting changes that have happened for us at the University of Northern Iowa. This reception will unveil three new exhibits to usher in ...Read more

UNI ScholarWorks Grand Reveal

10/03/2015 - Grand Reveal of the University’s institutional repository – UNI ScholarWorks will be held  at Rod Library on Tuesday, October 20th.  This event is being held in conjunction with Open Access Week, which runs October 19th – 25th.  Open Access ...Read more

Disability Justice: Past, Present, Future

10/02/2015 - Come examine disability as a social justice issue in our film and discussion series, Disability Justice: Past, Present, Future.  The year 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of landmark civil rights legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), championed by Iowa Senator Tom Harkin. The ...Read more

Banned Book Week

09/28/2015 - We celebrate Banned Books Week each year to bring attention to books that have been challenged, restricted, or banned, and to highlight the importance of even the most controversial texts. Many of the books you'll see featured this week haven't actually been banned. They've been ...Read more