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.
Rod Library will be hosting GeoCache for College Cash, a Money Smart Week event, from 11 am to 1 p.m. on Monday, April 20, in the east lobby. To play, students are invited to read 7 posters on personal finance topics and answer 7 quiz questions using their smartphones. You'll be competing state-wide for a $1000 scholarship. Sponsored by Rod Library and the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, in conjunction with Money Smart Week.