February means Blind Date with a Book at Rod Library!
Seeking a little adventure in your reading this year?
Rod Library can make that happen.
This week we launched library login capability to the public; this was necessary for allowing users to track 3D print requests. Over time, we'll look to add additional connectivity services 'single sign on' experience for many library services.
For users who regularly send in forms through the library website, filling them out while logged in, will allow some fields (like name and e-mail address) to pre-populate...saving you time in submission.
Reaching for Higher Ground, Common Read: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, by Piper Kerman
Construction for the new Makerspace and ScholarSpace began September 2nd, 2015 and is still underway. These projects were made possible through two separate grants, Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust and McElroy Trust. These spaces will be a great addition to the Rod Library.
Rod Library is proud to present artwork by UNI student Devon Mettlin on the Learning Commons Exhibition Wall during the month of December.
Rod Library’s Diversity Committee is hosting the first “Diversity Means…” art exhibit during February 2016. UNI Students, faculty, staff and community are invited to submit entries to the student juried show.
The theme is interpretive to the title, “Diversity Means…”. Artists are encouraged to submit a personal narrative about their artwork.
Finals week creeps up on us once again. Don’t worry, the Rod is here to make the journey slightly less painful. We have a few stress relieving activities planned. Dec 14-16 from 5pm-8pm there will be free chair massages in the Learning Commons. The graffiti wall and stress free zones will make a reappearance, and back by popular demand- P.E.T.P.A.L.S therapy dogs will be in the lobby to greet you and let you know how amazing you are. They’ll be here Dec 9,10, 14-16 from 11am-2pm.
Rod Library is actively fundraising to purchase a Microsoft Surface Hub, as a key component of the new Learning Commons collaborative workspace.
Why the Microsoft Surface Hub?
The 55” Microsoft Surface Hub represents a new era in collaboration at Rod Library. While we have a number of conferencing and collaboration tools (like webcams and shared screens) at Rod Library today, they exist separately and take a bit of know-how and prep time to sync up and activate.