We celebrate Banned Books Week each year to bring attention to books that have been challenged, restricted, or banned, and to highlight the importance of even the most controversial texts. Many of the books you'll see featured this week haven't actually been banned. They've been challenged or otherwise targeted for removal, but they've remained on shelves in the long run after communities followed their own challenge policies and allowed for advocacy and discussion.
Just a friendly reminder about the fair use while using the copying or scanning equipment in the Rod Library. Fair use indicates that you can make:
On September 15th, from 4-7pm the Rod Library will be hosting a Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff to celebrate all things Hispanic and Latino. We will feature performances by Salsa Cedar Falls, IDT Dance Company, and the campus Capoeira group. There will be free food as well, along with crafts and a piñata! At the end of the evening we'll be screening the first episode of Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, to kick off our year long series of programs celebrating Latinos and Latino culture.
Make your first impression count! Stop by the Learning Commons in Rod Library on Wednesday, September 16 from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm to have your FREE professional headshot taken, review your resume with Career Services and order personal business cards through UNI Business. Whether you’re looking for a job or internship, or participating in social networking opportunities like LinkedIn, a polished look can set you apart from the competition. Professional attire is recommended, no appointment needed.
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.