Yesterday Provost Dr. Gloria Gibson announced that Mr. Christopher Cox has accepted the position of Dean of Library Services at Rod Library. He will begin his new appointment August 27, 2012. Rod Library's faculty and staff are excited to have Mr. Cox join our faculty and we welcome him to the Cedar Valley!
Join the UNI Cornerstone courses in reading this year's common read book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, by Isabel Wilkerson. One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year.
If you’ve visited the library lately you may have noticed that the area north of the reference desk is looking pretty bare – or some would say, wide open! Some people have been asking us what we will be putting there now that all of the dark brown shelves have been removed. The library is currently developing a plan to redesign the area as a comfortable, open, flexible learning space that will be both inspirational and practical.
Here is a link to today's Supreme Court decision on the health care law: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-393c3a2.pdf
The authentic, electronic version of the law is available can be accessed here: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS124425
Does a nice cold iced coffee or tea sound good to you right now? Well in addition to our regular coffees and teas we are now serving iced coffees and iced teas. The flavors available for the iced coffee are regular or nutty hazelnut. The iced tea flavors are unsweetened, raspberry, or sweet tea. All are available for $1.25 or just a $1.00 with your own 16-oz. mug. Come see us at the Multiservice Center Desk for that refreshing aaahhh moment!
Rod Library will be offering two workshops next week to help faculty incorporate library resources and services into their eLearning courses. To register for these workshops and view details about other summer workshops, please go to the ITS Faculty Workshop Calendar.
Did you know that the library has over 130 online guides in a wide variety of subject areas? These were created by librarians and library staff; they can help you to find the best and most reliable sources on a topic. Find out the best resources to use for your class assignments, or for research, quickly and easily.
The guides are searchable by keywords, tags, and subjects. Click here to get started -- and you could save some time, finish assignments more efficiently, and go out and enjoy the summer weather!
Beginning Monday morning, May 21, the computers in the five east/west rows of computer desks in the Electronic Resource Area on second floor will be unavailable in order to allow us to replace the carpeting under the desks. We are excited about this project. This area is one of the most used areas of the building, and the stained and worn carpeting shows how popular it is.