Pay It Forward Week! February 16-20. Look for banners hung across campus showing the impact of donor support for UNI and our students. One of the banners is located here in the Learning Commons, on the south wall of the lounge area by the east entrance. Rod Library received $250,000 to renovate the youth collection. See more here.
Email. Cell phones. MySpace. Pinterest. Tumblr. Twitter. The list goes on and on…Our world is woven with technology and social media is a huge part. The Baby Boomers,NetGens, and Millennials all had an impact on the way our society works, communicates, and relaxes today. From the Photophone in 1880 to the ipad in 2001; from the Facebook phenomenon to Google+ becoming a new edition!
This bilingual exhibition of contemporary photographs of the Canadian Arctic gives a brief glimpse into the lives of Northerners, and offers perspectives on the environment and activities that help shape and influence this vibrant region.
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.