Are our priorities straight? Are we headed in the right direction?
We're working on the draft of the Strategic Plan for 2015-2018, and need your input! As students, faculty, staff, and community users of our services, you have a huge stake in Rod Library's three-year strategy.
Makerz is a weekly group where people can come together and work on creative projects at noon on Fridays under Dichotomy in the Rod Library. It seeks across-campus involvement in order to promote individual creativity. We welcome students, faculty and staff. Makerz aims to become part of the proposed library makerspace. All are welcome to attend and work on creative endeavors.
For more information, contact Rachel.Shermock@uni.edu.
Rod Library will be hosting GeoCache for College Cash, a Money Smart Week event, from 11 am to 1 p.m. on Monday, April 20, in the east lobby. To play, students are invited to read 7 posters on personal finance topics and answer 7 quiz questions using their smartphones. You'll be competing state-wide for a $1000 scholarship. Sponsored by Rod Library and the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, in conjunction with Money Smart Week.
Background noise has a significant impact on our ability to relax, concentrate, meditate, and sleep. Rod Library provides spaces for those who want either silence (fourth floor) or a little chatter (second floor) while they work.
Several free Web-based noise generators are also available, if you're looking for a particular background sound while you study, or to set a particular mood for your classroom or office.
Thanks to social networking, decent headshots have become an important part of landing that job or making professional connections. The Learning Commons @ Rod Library is here to help! We're hosting a free photo shoot on the following days:
Thanks to all who stopped by to check out our first Artemis simulator run at RodCon!
By popular demand, we'll running Artemis as a de-stresser activity from 12pm - 1pm the Tuesday and Thursday of Finals Week (May 5 & 7, 2015). Release your inner Kirk, Solo, Picard, Adama, Akbar or Mal Reynolds with five of your friends!
Though it's promoted as a fun party game, Artemis is also an excellent teaching tool for:
Please consider donating books you no longer need to raise funds for Room to Read, an organization focused on increasing literacy rates across the world. You can drop off your textbooks/books in the Rod Library lobby or the Schindler Education Center lobby in the green cardboard bins now through April 22.
Join your friends at Rod Library as we celebrate National Library Week, with games, contests, and other special events. Special events will be posted in our blog and on our events calendar!
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