February 2-20 we will bring back our popular “Blind Date With a Book” display in the lobby. These books are single and ready to mingle! Just check one out from the display- take it home and give it a read. Fill out your “rate a date card” and return it to the library to be entered for a drawing for prizes.
Recently one of our very own librarians, Tom Kessler, received a 2015 Diversity Matters Award at the Seventh Annual Diversity Town Hall Meeting. Tom serves as a Social Sciences Bibliographer at Rod Library. He has demonstrated his commitment to enhancing diversity through his accomplishments at Rod Library, the University of Northern Iowa and in the Iowa community.
The Northern Iowa Student Government has expanded their Collegiate Readership Program to the Learning Commons, west entrance of the library. Free copies of the Des Moines Register and the USA Today are available for students.
The University of Northern Iowa is pleased to announce its membership in the Central Iowa - Collaborative Collections Initiative (CI-CCI). CI-CCI was formed in 2013 by the library directors of Central College, Drake University, Grand View University, Grinnell College and Simpson College to:
At 3pm, January 29th, Bob Neymeyer, Historian at the Grout Museum District, will speak on the challenges that German –Americans in Iowa were confronted with during World War I. The demand for “100% Americanism” was administered by both public and private groups who distrusted the loyalty of these hyphenated Americans. The tactics ranged from intimidation and vandalism to a state law stating English was the only legal language to be used in public.
UNI Museums and Rod Library are pleased to announce the appointment of Nathan Arndt as the Curator of the UNI Museums. Arndt holds a master of arts in American history from the University of Rhode Island and a bachelor of arts in history from Buena Vista University. Arndt's duties will include the development and assessment of the museums' diverse collections.
The Library will offer extended building hours beginning today, Wednesday December 10, and continuing through next Wednesday. Good luck on your finals!
Need to get to work on your costume for the Rod Library Mini ComicCon, or a class project? We have just the solution for you. In the Digital Media Hub near rooms 282A and 282B we have some supplies to help you out. There is a rotary cutter, construction paper, markers, glue, tape, craft scissors, T squares, magazines, and a suggestion box in case we have forgotten anything. Let the creativity begin!
Have you ever wanted to learn more about searching for information? Do you want to learn the secrets to using Google? Do you want to get credit while learning cool and new things? Do you want to work and expand your mind in ways never before?