This week, the Rod Library on the Campus of the University of Northern Iowa joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries are transforming their communities every day through the services and invaluable expertise they offer.
April 9-15 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers. Our Library isn’t just a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging campus center where students and faculty can collaborate using new technologies, learn how to use a 3D printer or even record and edit their own videos.
Libraries also offer something unique to their communities, the expertise of individual librarians. Librarians assist patrons in using increasingly complex technology and sorting through the potentially overwhelming mass of information bombarding today’s digital society. This is especially crucial when access to reliable, trustworthy and ethically sourced data is more important than ever.