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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

The Circle

11/10/2009 - 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, November 19, 2009, at 3:30pm in the Youth Collection.  We will discuss a variety of picture books and full length novels.  For more ...Read more

October 2009 Student of the Month

10/13/2009 - Kim, our October Student of the Month, is starting her second year in Special Collections/Archives.  Her nominator stated that Kim NEVER has a bad day; coming to work with a smile on her face and a bounce in her step.  She started like all student assistants, with basic data ...Read more

Assignment Calculator: Plan Your Research, Stay On Schedule

10/02/2009 - Would you rather not stay up until 4 a.m. finishing your next research paper? The Assignment Calculator is a new tool that can help you plan your work and stay on schedule. At the Assignment Calculator home page, enter the due date and then click the /Calculate Assignment Schedule! / button. You ...Read more

September 2009 Student of the Month

09/11/2009 - Our September Student of the Month is Paige, a Building Monitor in the Access Services Department. Paige is a senior from Whittemore, Iowa, majoring in Leisure, Youth, and Human Services. She plans to graduate in August 2010, with the ultimate goal of working for a nonprofit organization as a grant ...Read more

Google Scholar Off-Campus and FindIt@UNI

08/17/2009 - Setting preferences in Google Scholar allowing University of Northern Iowa students access to FindIt@UNI while working off-campus. ...Read more

Update on the Rod Library Recurring Materials Budget

06/30/2009 - As you may be aware, the Rod Library recurring materials budget has been protected, and will not be reduced as part of the University's budget reduction measures being implemented in FY 09-10. This is good news for the entire University community. However, the materials budget has been static ...Read more


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