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Business Insights: Global Replaces Business & Company...

09/18/2012 - The publisher of Business & Company Resource Center has replaced it with an upgraded, expanded database called Business Insights: Global. This new database is now listed on Rod Library pages such as Databases A-Z and the Business Portal. This link will work both on campus and off campus (after ...Read more

September 2012 Student of the Month

09/07/2012 - Marykaye is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for September 2012. Marykaye is pursuing a degree in Leisure, Youth and Human Services, with an emphasis in non-profit.  Marykaye is beginning her fourth year at UNI and is working toward a Spring 2014 graduation date. Her hometown is ...Read more

April 2012 Student of the Month

04/13/2012 -  Congratulations to Leah of the RIS department our April Student of the Month. Leah is a senior English major who has worked in the Reference and Instructional Services Department for 2 ½ years.  Leah’s main task in RIS is assisting patrons at the Help Desk.  Her ...Read more

Dave Hoing Has Several Creative Works Published

04/04/2012 - Several of Dave Hoing's short stories have been published recently. Dave's short story "Mercy" was published in this month's issue of the online Frontier Tales Magazine. The magazine also published Dave's "The Dead-Line" a few ...Read more

Youth Collection Move Complete

03/30/2012 -  The Youth Collection move is complete!  Please visit our newly remodeled location on the 3rd floor for all your Youth material needs.  If you need assistance locating materials, just stop in to the offices of our friendly Youth staff. ...Read more

LexisNexis Academic Industry and Executive Information

03/26/2012 - The LexisNexis Academic database was recently expanded to include Industry Dossier and Executive Dossier information. Tabs for Industry and Executive can be found within the Company Dossier section after clicking the Companies tab on the left side of the inital screen. The Industry Dossier can ...Read more

March 2012 Student of the Month

03/06/2012 - Nikki is the Rod Library Student of the Month for March 2012.  She graduated from Central High School in Davenport, Iowa in 2009.  Nikki is currently a junior majoring in Bio-Med. with a Chemistry minor, and plans on graduating in May 2013. She has been working in Technical Services/ ...Read more

February 2012 Student of the Month

02/03/2012 - Congratulations to Kayla, our Rod Library February Student of the Month! Kayla is a senior majoring in Biology, who will be graduating this May. She has worked in the Reference & Instructional Services Department for 3 ½ years. Some of her duties include aiding patron questions at the ...Read more

December 2011 Student of the Month

12/12/2011 - Congratulations to Jared, December 2011 Student of the Month! Jared’s job entails working behind the scenes on a very public face of the Rod Library: its website.  He edits page layouts, adds content, and creates the look of the graphical “ads” that rotate in the lower ...Read more

Wrede article accepted for publication

11/18/2011 - Clint Wrede and Richard Featherstone (Interim Department Head of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology) have had their article "Striking Out on Its Own:  The Divergence of Criminology and Criminal Justice from Sociology" accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of the  ...Read more

November 2011 Student of the Month

11/07/2011 -  Alida has worked at the library for 3 ½ years in ASD. Her time in the library has been spent working at MSC, ILL, Circulation, and as a Building Monitor. She has worked on many special projects here at the library including, but not limited to shifting, assisting in rewriting the ILL ...Read more

Small Business Reference Center

10/25/2011 -  Rod Library recently added this database as a result of a contract change negotiated by the State Library of Iowa. It contains the full text of about 400 periodicals,  about 450 reference books,  numerous small business "how to" videos, and several hundred industry ...Read more
Open Access

Open Access Week, October 24 - 30, 2011

10/18/2011 - Open Access Week is a global event now entering its fifth year. “Open Access to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and ...Read more

October 2011 Student of the Month

10/06/2011 - Alexandra from Collection Management is the October 2011 student of the month.  She is a junior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Biology.  She plans to go onto a master’s/Ph.D program once she graduates next year.  She would like to be a researcher with her focus being ...Read more

September 2011 Student of the Month

09/09/2011 - Congratulations to Justin, our September Student of the Month!  Justin has been employed in the Reference and Instructional Services department for 3 ½ years as a Multimedia Production Assistant.  When Justin applied for a job at the Library, his previous theater ...Read more

Elaine Chen Presents Poster Session pm Drupal CMS

05/16/2011 - Elaine Chen presented a poster session titled "Current Trends in Library Website Design with Drupal CMS" at UNI's Scholars in Action Symposium sponsored by the Office of Sponsored Programs in February 2011. The full abstract (link is external)[pdf] describing the ...Read more

Youth Collection Awarded Carver Grant

05/16/2011 - The Library has been awarded a $220,981 grant by the Roy J. Carver Memorial Trust for the re-furbishing of the Youth Collection and the enhancement of its resources. The grant application was prepared byYolanda Hood, Kate Martin, Marilyn Mercado, and Sandra Wilkens. ...Read more

Librarians Participate in Cornerstone Course

05/16/2011 - Dr. Alan Asher, Art & Music Librarian, and Dr. Yolanda Hood, Youth Collection Librarian, will serve as primary instructors for the University's first-year Cornerstone course in 2011-2012. Dr. Asher also will serve as chair of one of the course clusters. ...Read more

Chris Neuhaus Serves on Thesis Committee

05/10/2011 - Chris Neuhaus, Reference Librarian and Bibliographer, served on the Thesis Committee for Lee J. Geisinger. The thesis “An Occupational Analysis of Digital Prepress in the Des Moines and Eastern Iowa Regions” was successfully defended on March 10, 2011. ...Read more

Chris Neuhaus Presents at Iowa Conference of Communicative...

05/10/2011 - Chris Neuhaus, Reference Librarian and Bibliographer, presented "How to Acquire EBPs Without University Access A.K.A. EBP Survival Guide for 'The Graduated'" at the Iowa Conference of Communicative Disorders – Iowa Speech and Hearing Association in Waterloo, Iowa on April 7 ...Read more


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