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UNI Museum presents "Canada’s Arctic: Vibrant and Thriving...

02/03/2015 - On exhibit February 5 – April 10, 2015 At the UNI Museum, located on the first floor of Rod Library View details for the March 9th Arctic Symposium Free Admission Canada’s North is a region as vast as it is diverse. Modern conveniences exist alongside thriving ...Read more
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Blind Date With a Book 2015

01/30/2015 - February 2-20 we will bring back our popular “Blind Date With a Book” display in the lobby.  These books are single and ready to mingle!  Just check one out from the display- take it home and give it a read.  Fill out your “rate a date card” and return it to ...Read more

Tom Kessler, Rod Librarian, receives a 2015 Diversity Matters...

01/29/2015 - Recently one of our very own librarians, Tom Kessler, received a 2015 Diversity Matters Award at the Seventh Annual Diversity Town Hall Meeting.  Tom serves as a Social Sciences Bibliographer at Rod Library.  He has demonstrated his commitment to enhancing diversity through his ...Read more

Collegiate Readership Program comes to Rod Library

01/26/2015 - The Northern Iowa Student Government has expanded their Collegiate Readership Program to the Learning Commons, west entrance of the library.  Free copies of the Des Moines Register and the USA Today are available for students. ...Read more

Rod Library joins the Central Iowa Collaborative Collections...

01/23/2015 - The University of Northern Iowa is pleased to announce its membership in the Central Iowa - Collaborative Collections Initiative (CI-CCI).   CI-CCI was formed in 2013 by the library directors of Central College, Drake University, Grand View University, Grinnell College and ...Read more
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Rural Schools Collection featured in Des Moines Register

01/22/2015 - Congratulations to the UNI Museum's Rural Schools Collection staff and contributors;  their efforts were featured this week in the Des Moines Register.   The article highlights the work of Katherine Martin and Dustin Witsman, and describes the origin, uses, ...Read more
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"Cedar Valley in World War I" Lecture

01/16/2015 - At 3pm, January 29th, Bob Neymeyer, Historian at the Grout Museum District, will speak on the challenges that German –Americans in Iowa were confronted with during World War I. The demand for “100% Americanism” was administered by both public and private groups who distrusted the ...Read more

New Curator of the UNI Museums

01/06/2015 - UNI Museums and Rod Library are pleased to announce the appointment of Nathan Arndt as the Curator of the UNI Museums. Arndt holds a master of arts in American history from the University of Rhode Island and a bachelor of arts in history from Buena Vista University. Arndt's duties will include ...Read more

December 2014 Student of the Month

12/01/2014 - Kelli worked in the Fine and Performing Arts Collection for two years. Her duties included checking items in and out, opening and closing the unit, searching for missing items, participating in inventory holdings, shelf reading, assisting in care of Rod Library Art Collection, and helping with art ...Read more
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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


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