On Tuesday, September 1st at 6:00 pm in the Waterloo Center for the Arts, Dr. Michael D. Blackwell will be speaking on the socialization and institutionalization of hatred in the United States and discuss creative ways individuals and communities can address categorical prejudices and structural apparatuses that perpetuate the varieties of xenophobia and inequities in our nation.
We are excited to announce that Robert James Waller, a former faculty member and the former Dean of Business here at UNI has gifted us with a draft of his original manuscript for "The Bridges of Madison County". The manuscript includes Robert's personal notes and changes.
One of our very own student assistants, Joanna Freking, is studying to become a School Librarian. She has been a great asset to the Rod Library and we are confident she will continue to be a great asset to the library world. She believes "In the library, you can learn anything." see the full article in the School Library Newsletter.
North American Review
In celebration of the bicentennial event, Rod Library Special Collections and University Archives has created an exhibit showcasing the "Northern American Review at Northern Iowa" and local poet James Hearst, long term friend and fan of the magazine.
We have a trial subscription to Digital Theatre Plus until June 5th; it's like Netflix for plays and other theatre performances, and is a great learning tool for those involved in stage production. Rod Library is evaluating this service on behalf of UNI, and would love your take on it!
Feel free to leave your opinions about the service (selections, display quality, etc.) in the discussion area below, or as comments on our social media channels! Thanks in advance for the help!
Are our priorities straight? Are we headed in the right direction?
We're working on the draft of the Strategic Plan for 2015-2018, and need your input! As students, faculty, staff, and community users of our services, you have a huge stake in Rod Library's three-year strategy.
Makerz is a weekly group where people can come together and work on creative projects at noon on Fridays under Dichotomy in the Rod Library. It seeks across-campus involvement in order to promote individual creativity. We welcome students, faculty and staff. Makerz aims to become part of the proposed library makerspace. All are welcome to attend and work on creative endeavors.
For more information, contact Rachel.Shermock@uni.edu.