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Craft Bags

Craftiness in the Digital Media Hub

11/19/2014 - Need to get to work on your costume for the Rod Library Mini ComicCon, or a class project?  We have just the solution for you.  In the Digital Media Hub near rooms 282A and 282B we have some supplies to help you out.  There is a rotary cutter, construction paper, markers, glue, tape ...Read more

"Beyond Google" class coming in Spring of 2015!

11/10/2014 - Have you ever wanted to learn more about searching for information? Do you want to learn the secrets to using Google? Do you want to get credit while learning cool and new things?  Do you want to work and expand your mind in ways never before?  Rod Library has just the thing for you! ...Read more

November 2014 Student of the Month

11/01/2014 - Collin is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for November 2014. His hometown is Denver, Iowa, and he is a third-year junior majoring in Interactive Digital Studies. Collin has worked at the Rod Library since May 2013. He currently splits his duties between the Reference & ...Read more

They're here! iPhone 5 & 6 chargers!

10/24/2014 - There are now 3 iPhone 5 & 6 chargers available for check-out at the Multiservice Center.  They check-out for 3 hours.  And don't you just love their color?!? ...Read more

October 2014 Student of the Month

10/01/2014 - Ashley is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for October 2014. She is a senior majoring in English Education with a minor in Literacy. This is the final semester that Ashley will be working for the Rod Library as she will be starting her student teaching experience in her hometown of ...Read more

Theatrical Arts and Society: Harlem Renaissance

09/30/2014 - Stop by the main floor of the Rod library to check out the Harlem Renaissance posters.  This exhibit is the product of the class Theatrical Arts & Society (THEA 1002-05) and their study of the Harlem Renaissance. Working in groups, students found a compelling pieces of visual art from the ...Read more
Open Access Exhibit

Open Access Week - October 20-26, 2014

09/29/2014 - October 20-26 is International Open Access Week.  Open Access seeks to return scholarly publishing to its original purpose: to spread knowledge and allow that knowledge to be built upon in a free and open environment.  Open Access is made possible with the consent of the author and ...Read more
CFPL Bookshelves

CFPL@UNI Collection and Newspapers have moved

09/16/2014 - Who Moved My The CFPL@UNI Collection and the most current issues of newspapers have been moved to the area just outside of the Book Bistro.  Older issues of newspapers can currently be found in the Browsing Room where the CFPL@UNI Collection used to be. The CFPL@UNI ...Read more

Book Bistro Open!

09/15/2014 - The Book Bistro on the Main Floor of the Rod Library is open for business!  The Cafe serves high end grilled cheese, tea drinks, and unique desserts, as well as soup, sandwiches, coffee, and assorted take and go items. The renovated space includes closed captioned TVs, new furniture, and ...Read more

Fitbits Now Available for Staff & Faculty Checkout

09/09/2014 -  The "Employee Well-being Collection" now housed in the Rod has Fitbits for checkout by UNI Faculty and Staff! Just come to the MultiService Center and check one out for 4 weeks! "The tracker measures steps taken, and combines it with user data to calculate distance walked, ...Read more

September 2014 Student of the Month

09/01/2014 - Kristin is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for September 2014. She is originally from the small town of Runge, where the stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of southern Texas. She moved to Waterloo four years ago, noting that the move meant she had to “learn ...Read more

Library Digital Collections

06/24/2014 - Did you know... That the library has digital collections fo you to use?  These collections include digitized information about Iowa, the Cedar Valley, and UNI  So, if you've ever wondered about living in Iowa during the Civil War or what the UNI campus looked like through the ...Read more

June 2014 Student of the Month

06/01/2014 - Anna is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for June 2014. Anna’s hometown is Cedar Falls. She graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in women’s and gender studies. Normally this would be bittersweet for the library because as much as we love to ...Read more

Rod Library FAQ

05/27/2014 - Have you ever wondered if the library has color printing or if the library has a laptop that you could borrow?  You can either ask a librarian OR you can use the library's FAQ system!  To find the library's FAQ, you can go to the Ask Us! link on the library's homepage ...Read more

Government Documents Moving

05/19/2014 -  The Government Documents collection currently housed on the 2nd floor is moving to the first floor this week.  Stop at any service desk if you need assistance locating materials.  Thanks! ...Read more

April 2014 Student of the Month

04/01/2014 - The Student Employment Advisory Committee is honored to award Nate Student of the Month. Nate has been employed in the Fine & Performing Arts Collection unit for two years, and will graduate in May with his Masters of Public Policy with an emphasis in Public Health. When Nate was told of his ...Read more

Board games for check-out

03/06/2014 - Need a study break?!? We now have some board games that you can check out.  The games are located under the Dichotomy and they can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.  Games can be checked out for a week. Games included: Clue, checkers, Tic Tac Toe, Connect 4 (board game ...Read more

Shortcut to find research articles

03/04/2014 - In many of the library databases, you can limit to academic or peer-reviewed journal articles.  Typically, there is a box that you can click that says "(Scholarly) Peer-reviewed."  This box is generally located on the left-hand side of the webpage or in the middle of the ...Read more

March 2014 Student of the Month

03/01/2014 - Ally is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for March 2014. Ally is from the small community of Petersburg, Iowa, near Dyersville and is a Mathematics Teaching major. She says she has known she wanted to be a math teacher since her freshman year in high school. Ally says that she always ...Read more

Media Consultants Help with Adobe Creative Cloud

02/25/2014 - Creative Cloud got you down? We are here to help!  We have a fine group of student Media Consultants on hand to help.  They have experience in CSS, Photoshop, After Effects, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, Audacity, WordPress, HTML5, Drupal, and more! Stop by the ...Read more


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