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Who Benefits?: Preserving and Making Available an Institution...

02/27/2015 - Rod Library has partnered with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and Center for Academic Ethics to sponsor a campus presentation by Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Scholarly Communication Librarian and Associate Professor at Illinois Wesleyan ...Read more

Tech Tip: Multiple Chrome 'Personas'

02/20/2015 - Here's a handy browser trick: do you juggle multiple user accounts and logins for the same web services (like Google, Twitter, and Facebook), due to school and work obligations?  Does your browser get really jumbled as a result?     Chrome allows you to create ...Read more

New Collection Available: Janet McClain Papers, 1980-2010

02/20/2015 - Professor McClain was a long-time faculty member of the Malcolm Price Laboratory School and the UNI College of Education.  Professor McClain was a leading voice for diversity on campus.  For many years she headed the Minorities in Education program, which brought a large number of ...Read more

Google Scholar from the homepage!

02/18/2015 - Great news!  Since Google Scholar is a key research discovery tool, we've linked it right from the library more clicking through to the Database A-Z index.    Clicking the "Google Scholar" button  will take you to Rod Library ...Read more

"Kierkegaard, The Great Granddaddy of Existentialism: What...

02/17/2015 - The UNI Museum has partnered with the Jerry Soneson, professor in philosophy and world religions, to present  "Kierkegaard, The Great Granddaddy of Existentialism: What Makes Life Worth Living?" Friday, February 20, 2015 at 4:00 pm. Soneson will seek to make sense of the ...Read more

UNI United Way children's book drive

02/17/2015 - 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 ...Read more

Pay It Forward

02/17/2015 - 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 ...Read more

February 2015 Student of the Month

02/11/2015 - Monica is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for February 2015. She is a Cedar Falls native and is pursuing an English degree with a minor in creative writing. Monica says that while growing up she always had an interest in English classes as well as a passion for reading. She is a senior ...Read more

Rod Library selected to receive four donated paintings

02/10/2015 -   CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library is the new home to four donated paintings. Edna Shain of Vinton has given four art pieces, collectively titled "The Four Seasons," to the Rod Library to be displayed on the ground floor adjacent to the ...Read more

Please help us serve you better

02/09/2015 - Please help us serve you better. Rod Library is conducting a survey to help us better understand and meet your needs. It will take only ten minutes of your time. ...Read more

"Media and Social Media" Display

02/06/2015 - 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 ...Read more

UNI Museum presents "Canada’s Arctic: Vibrant and Thriving...

02/03/2015 - On exhibit February 5 – April 10, 2015 At the UNI Museum, located on the first floor of Rod Library Free Admission Canada’s North is a region as vast as it is diverse. Modern conveniences exist alongside thriving traditional cultures in a region that faces both ...Read more

Blind Date With a Book 2015

01/30/2015 - 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 ...Read more

Tom Kessler, Rod Librarian, receives a 2015 Diversity Matters...

01/29/2015 - 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 ...Read more

Collegiate Readership Program comes to Rod Library

01/26/2015 - 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. ...Read more

Rod Library joins the Central Iowa Collaborative Collections...

01/23/2015 - 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 ...Read more
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Rural Schools Collection featured in Des Moines Register

01/22/2015 - Congratulations to the UNI Museum's Rural Schools Collection staff and contributors;  their efforts were featured this week in the Des Moines Register.   The article highlights the work of Katherine Martin and Dustin Witsman, and describes the origin, uses, ...Read more
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"Cedar Valley in World War I" Lecture

01/16/2015 - 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 ...Read more

New Curator of the UNI Museums

01/06/2015 - 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 ...Read more

December 2014 Student of the Month

12/01/2014 - Kelli worked in the Fine and Performing Arts Collection for two years. Her duties included checking items in and out, opening and closing the unit, searching for missing items, participating in inventory holdings, shelf reading, assisting in care of Rod Library Art Collection, and helping with art ...Read more


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