In our earlier blog entry of the day, we asked for input from you on what you would like to see in our new Learning Commons area located behind the Reference desk on the 2nd (main) floor of Rod Library. Below, the concept of the learning commons is explained. We hope this will give you an understanding of what a learning commons is and what Rod Library hopes to do with it.
Welcome back! Hope you are all having a great fall semester so far! If you haven't already noticed, there is an area behind the Reference desk on the 2nd (main) floor that will be transformed into a new learning commons area.
We want your ideas! Please tell us what you want to see added to the space! How can you give us your ideas?
We have a flip board in the Learning Commons area (located behind the Reference Desk) for you to write your ideas down on.
Check out this week's data visualization from the U.S. Census Bureau, which looks at The Great Migration of the Black population from 1910 to 1970, when an estimated 6 million people left the South for urban centers in other parts of the country. http://www.census.gov/dataviz/visualizations/020/
As of July 1, 2012, the UNI Museums joined the Rod Library organization. The UNI Museums are currently comprised of the University Museum and the Marshall Center School. The Museums will be reporting to Head of Collection Management and Special Services Kate Martin.
We currently have some people from the Physical Plant working on repairing a bathroom on the west side of the building (Campanile Side). To do this work, they needed to shut water off on the West side of the building.
No water will be available in restrooms, drinking fountains or sinks until they are finished. The restrooms and drinking fountains on the EAST side (facing the union) are available for use.
We will let you know when the water on the west side has been turned on again.
Update! We are back in business!
Welcome to our new Dean of Library Services, Chris Cox! Dean Cox began work at the Library on Monday August 27th.
Many thanks to our Acting Dean, Katherine Martin, for her leadership and service in this position this past year. She returns to her full duties now as Head of the Collection Management and Special Services Department.
The Library is now on Pinterest! Need a break from studying? Click on over to the Library’s Pinterest page! Check out “How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse” to get a leg up on the Rod Library Fall event (shhhh.) Even Stephen Colbert and Ryan Gosling understand the importance of what the library can do for you.
Need a little library chuckle? It’s there too! So take a break from studying and follow us on Pinterest. Check us out at http://pinterest.com/rodlibrary/.
The Student Computer Center located on the first floor of the Library will no longer be open for use. To locate another computer center on campus see the list of centers on the ITS website.
Remember, Microsoft Office products are loaded on all public computers in the Library for your convenience.