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September 2010 Student of the Month

09/13/2010 -  Becca is a Building Monitor in the Access Services Department. She started here at the Rod Library 2½ years ago as a freshman, hired specially for one of the library’s many book shifting projects. She has since worked her way up through the ranks, and has done virtually ...Read more

New Books in High Use and Interest Areas Now Available

09/08/2010 - With the support of an allocation of $20,000 in ARRA (American Recovery and Investment Act) funds received in spring 2010, Rod Library has acquired almost 600 recently published books in areas of high use and on current topics of interest.  Most of these titles have been added to the ...Read more

April 2010 Student of the Month

04/12/2010 - Alyssa is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for April 2010. Alyssa began working in the Youth Department in May 2008.  She does a little bit of everything up in the Youth department. Some of those duties include: getting new books ready to be put out on the shelf, helping with ...Read more

March 2010 Student of the Month

03/08/2010 - Alex  is Student of the Month for March. He has worked in the Reference and Instructional Services for 3 years. Some of his job responsibilities include assisting patrons and working with the government documents. He chose to work in the library because he wanted to work at a place ...Read more

February 2010 Student of the Month

02/12/2010 -  Our February Student of the Month is Brittney, student assistant in the Dean’s Office. Brittney is a senior Accounting major with a minor in Actuarial Science. She plans to graduate in Spring 2011, and hopes to find a job in the Midwest that will combine her two academic ...Read more

The Circle

01/29/2010 - Do you love youth literature?  Or, simply wonder why so many adults are reading it, buzzing about it?  Then join us in The Circle on Thursday, February 4, 2010, at 3:30pm in the Youth Collection.  We will discuss a variety of picture books and full length novels.  ...Read more

January 2010 Student of the Month

01/21/2010 - Chris is Rod Library’s Student of the Month for January 2010. Chris is a junior majoring in Construction Management. After he graduates from UNI with his Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Chris would like to pursue a Master’s degree in Urban or Regional ...Read more

December 2009 Student of the Month

12/14/2009 - A big Panther cheer to Tyler, our December Student of the Month!    Tyler has worked in the Access Services Department since January 2008 and has been a Building Monitor since May 2009. In addition to helping patrons at the circulation desk, building monitor duties include ...Read more

The Circle

12/08/2009 - Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games, Where the Wild Things Are….are adults reverting back to their childhoods? Although crossover literature is not a new phenomenon, the proliferation of youth books that are on the bestseller lists and that are nominated for major adult literary ...Read more

November 2009 Student of the Month

11/13/2009 - Selena has been a student employee in the Reference Department at the Rod Library for 2 ½ years. She is a junior double majoring in Biology and Study of World Religions. She hopes to graduate from UNI in the Fall of 2012. After UNI, she plans to go on to study either at Iowa or Mayo, as ...Read more


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