by Jen Heckmann
by Jen Heckmann
UNI faculty and staff are invited to attend one of several small group discussion sessions on Institutional Repository @ UNI scheduled for next week in Rod Library room 324. Rod Library is in the process of investigating the desirability and feasibility of developing an institutional repository at the University of Northern Iowa.
Have you ever wondered what your Student Technology Fee is used for? Just look around you! This semester, Rod Library has used funds from the Student Technology Fee to purchase and implement new technology around the library at the request of students. The insight students provided to Rod Library by giving feedback on easels throughout the Learning Commons was used to inform the purchases made by library staff.
Rod Library has recently created a new tagline that serves as a reminder of our commitment to students at UNI. The tagline represents three main areas Rod Library values.
There are times when an online search just doesn't cut it. Rod Library knows a key component to student success is the ability to find and evaluate information. While the Internet has undoubtedly made it easier to access information, it has not made it easier to navigate or assess all of that information. With over one million books, 200+ databases, and 4.6 billion websites at our fingertips, it is no wonder why you can get a little lost. But have no fear, we are here to help.
UNI Museum and Rod Library are supporting student success in a chemistry course this semester by helping students do groundbreaking research on an object held by the museum. An 11-foot long mastodon tusk discovered near Hampton, Iowa in 1933 is the object of study. Students in Dr. Josh Sebree’s Instrumental Analysis course were asked to be part of the museum's project to conserve the tusk. The class conducted primary research to answer specific questions to aid in the understanding and restoration of the object.
Rod Library regularly extends its hours during finals week to help ensure students a successful end to their semesters. Students appreciate having a comfortable, inviting space as they prepare for finals. Rod Library accommodates all students’ end-of-semester needs. Whether you prefer quiet spaces or have a group project to work on, Rod Library provides the ideal space for you. Additionally, don’t forget to take advantage of all of the research help and resources that Rod Library offers students every week of the semester.