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September 2013

Presentation on Library Space Trends

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 changing to meet higher technological expectations and the evolving needs of today's students.

Student Focus Group Sessions

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. 

Come help us design the Library of the future!

Coffee Special - Mocha Nut Fudge

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.  Stop by our desk on the second floor of the library (main floor) to get this special flavor today.

Seeking Nominations for Next Year's Common Read Book

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 class, provide inspiration for a Strayer Wood Theatre production, and bring together the campus and municipal communities in discussion around critical issues. 

Sharing the Results: You Talk. We Listen. We All Win!

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 report, a full report, and a spreadsheet of the comments we received at

Hunger Games Deadline Has Been Extended to Sept. 18th!

The deadline to turn in registration forms for the Library Hunger Games event has been extended.  Participants and volunteers now have until Wednesday, September 18th to turn their forms in.

People can sign up as individuals or in teams (maximum of 4 people on a team).  It's a great opportunity for people to get to know our library space, some of our library staff, have fun, and meet new people.

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