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Makerz crafting group - every Friday at noon!

04/10/2015 - 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 ...Read more

April 2015 Student of the Month

04/09/2015 - Taryn is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for April 2015. Her hometown is Ackley, Iowa, and she is a Secondary English Teaching major. She has a coaching minor that she would like to put to use on the softball field. Taryn says she was initially undecided about what to pursue at UNI, ...Read more
GeoCache for Cash - April 20th-25th!

GeoCache for Cash - April 20th-25th!

04/07/2015 - 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 ...Read more
Tech Tip: Use sound generators to aid in studying and concentration

Tech Tip: Use sound generators to aid in studying and...

04/06/2015 - Background noise has a significant impact on our ability to relax, concentrate, meditate, and sleep.  Rod Library provides spaces for those who want either silence (fourth floor) or a little chatter (second floor) while they work.     Several free Web-based noise ...Read more
Get a FREE headshot photo April 9th and 10th

Get a FREE headshot photo April 9th and 10th

04/03/2015 - Thanks to social networking, decent headshots have become an important part of landing that job or making professional connections.   The Learning Commons @ Rod Library is here to help!   We're hosting a free photo shoot on the following days: Thursday, April 9th:  2pm ...Read more
Artemis Bridge Screenshots

Try out our Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator

04/02/2015 - Thanks to all who stopped by to check out our first Artemis simulator run at RodCon! By popular demand, we'll running Artemis as a de-stresser activity from 12pm - 1pm the Tuesday and Thursday of Finals Week (May 5 & 7, 2015).   Release your inner Kirk, Solo, Picard, ...Read more

Rod Library campus textbook/book drive

04/01/2015 - Please consider donating books you no longer need to raise funds for Room to Read, an organization focused on increasing literacy rates across the world. You can drop off your textbooks/books in the Rod Library lobby or the Schindler Education Center lobby in the green cardboard bins now through ...Read more
Celebrate National Library Week with us, April 12-18

Celebrate National Library Week with us, April 12-18

03/26/2015 - Join your friends at Rod Library as we celebrate National Library Week, with games, contests, and other special events.  Special events will be posted in our blog and on our events calendar!   From the ALA Website: First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week ...Read more
RodCon Committee Receives Major ALA Award

RodCon Committee Receives Major ALA Award

03/13/2015 - Angie Cox, Melinda Beland, Linda McLaury, Melissa Gevaert, and Anna Hollingsworth, all members of the Comic Con Committee at the University of Northern Iowa’s Rod Library, have been named the 2015 recipients of the Association of College and Research Libraries ( ...Read more

March 2015 Student of the Month

03/12/2015 - This month’s Student-of-the-Month is Megan, who is a Building Monitor in the Access Services Department. Megan will graduate in May with a degree in Secondary English Teaching, a minor in Creative Writing, and a 5-12 Reading Endorsement. She chose her major because of a long-standing ...Read more


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