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.
It’s the 1930’s in Hampton, Iowa. You’re shoveling in a gravel pit, and you suddenly strike something hard. You’ve unintentionally discovered a 12 foot long, 600 pound Mastodon tusk!
When you go to the library to study, you might not expect an empowerment fashion show to be going on in the middle of the library. However, that’s just what happened here at Rod Library when Annette Lynch’s Dress and Human Behavior class hosted Un[dress] the Stigma, an empowerment fashion show.
Although you might not expect a fashion show in a library, librarian Angela Pratesi explains that this is a central part of what libraries do.
Over 17,000 videos, including theatrical and independent releases, documentaries, international films, television shows, and training films, are now available through Kanopy, an on-demand web-based digital video delivery service licensed by Rod Library.
Rod Library, Panther eSports, and Panther Tabletop are teaming up to join over a thousand libraries around the world during International Games Week as they transform their libraries with play. Like many other libraries across the country and around the world, Rod Library will offer special gaming programs and events suitable for the whole family.
Open Access Week is a global event that allows academic and research communities to learn about and share the benefits of Open Access (OA).
The costs of college is going up every year, and it's not just tuition that weighs on student's minds and bank accounts. According to the College Board, undergraduates spend an average of $1,200 on textbooks annually. Faced with these costs, the academic impact is seen in classrooms across the country--many students choose to not buy a required text, take fewer courses, and some even drop or fail a course completely.
Homecoming Week reminds us of the pride we take in our university, our students, and our traditions. Have you ever considered how we capture and preserve those traditions so that they remain available to current and future students?
Rod Library’s University Archives preserves the history of the UNI in its collection of yearbooks, student newspapers, student magazines, departmental information such as faculty papers or course catalogs, and more.