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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

April 2009 Student of the Month

04/13/2009 - Melissa is a senior Religion and Asian Studies major who has worked in the Art & Music Collection for 2 years. Melissa’s responsibilities include assisting patrons, shelving and shelf reading, and the circulation of art and music materials. Melissa’s nominator noted that she “ ...Read more

March 2009 Student of the Month

03/01/2009 - Aubrey is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for March 2009. Aubrey is pursuing a degree in Social Science Education, grades 7-12, and is minoring in Psychology. Aubrey says she enjoys working with young people and has long had a desire to become a teacher. She also has a strong interest ...Read more

February 2009 Student of the Month

02/22/2009 - Derek is a senior from Boone, Iowa who has worked in the RIS department since August of 2006. He works at the reference desk and works with government documents. He already has a history degree and is majoring in anthropology. He hopes to graduate in the fall of 2009 and eventually teach at a ...Read more

January 2009 Student of the Month

01/22/2009 - Ashley is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for January 2009. Ashley began working in the Collection Management Department in May 2008 and over the summer, learned all of the student jobs in her department. Now, in addition to training and answering questions from the more recently hired ...Read more

December 2008 Student of the Month

12/26/2008 - Our student of the month for December is Jenna.  Jenna started working at the library last May during the shifting project and quickly moved to Interlibrary Loan.  She combines an outstanding work ethic with a constantly cheerful attitude and excellent customer service skills. A native ...Read more

November 2008 Student of the Month

11/26/2008 - Stacie has started her third semester in Special Collections/Archives.  She graduated from Gehlen Catholic in LeMars, Iowa.  Her hometown is Oyens, Iowa. Stacie calls Dancer Hall home while on campus.  Her sister is a senior in high school and her brother is a sophomore. Stacie ...Read more

October 2008 Student of the Month

10/26/2008 - Emilina has been working in the Reference and Instructional Services (RIS) department since January of 2008.  She is currently a sophomore and may choose Social Work for her major. She hasn't decided for sure yet! In the RIS department, Emilina works at the Information Point, assists ...Read more

September 2008 Student of the Month

09/26/2008 - Alex is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for September 2008. Alex is a senior pursuing a double major in Middle Level Education and Spanish Education. His plan is to graduate in fall 2009. Alex’s hometown is West Union. He attended Humboldt High School, where he was involved in ...Read more


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