Help us support a cause very dear to our heart here at Rod Library! Research has shown that in low-income neighborhoods, the ratio of age-appropriate books per child is 1 book per 300 children. Please join us in supporting literacy efforts in the Cedar Valley, and helping our community's children achieve their potential. Donate new and/or gently used children's books for ages birth through 4th grade.
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: