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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
Art and Music Collection

Art and Music Moved to Fourth Floor

05/20/2009 - The Fine and Performing Arts Collection is now open for business on the 4th floor of Rod Library. The Collection serves as home for a diverse array of materials related to art, music, and theater including art slides, posters, prints, videocassettes, DVDs, CDs, LPs, and reference books ...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

April 2008 Student of the Month

04/22/2008 - Stacy is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for April 2008. She is from Granville, located in Sioux County in far northwest Iowa. Stacy is a sophomore accounting major and has her sights set on a May 2010 graduation date. It was during her days at Spalding High School in Granville that ...Read more

March 2008 Student of the Month

03/22/2008 - Ashley is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for March 2008. She is from the town of Thornton, near Clear Lake in north central Iowa. Ashley is a senior with a double major in elementary education and early childhood education and plans to graduate in December 2008. This coming summer ...Read more

February 2008 Student of the Month

02/26/2008 - Our Student of the Month for February is Whitney.  Whitney is a Building Monitor in the Access Services Department.  She has worked here for two years, beginning in the MSC area and soon doubling at Circ.  Due to her excellent work ethic and professional manner, she was quickly ...Read more

January 2008 Student of the Month

01/26/2008 - Kelly has been a student assistant in Reference and Instructional Services (RIS) Department of the library for the past three and a half years.  Her job responsibilities include answering questions for patrons and performing other miscellaneous duties for the RIS department.  She decided ...Read more

December 2007 Student of the Month

12/26/2007 - Our December student of the month is Courtney, of the Dean’s Office. Courtney works closely with the Library Web Coordinator on various web projects, such as designing new pages, fixing problems and creating graphics.  Recently, she created some new material type icons for UNISTAR. ...Read more

November 2007 Student of the Month

11/26/2007 - Ryan is the Rod Library’s Student of the Month for November 2007. Ryan was born in Jefferson, Iowa. He attended Boone High School, which is where the sister of Barb Kuhlman, retired Technical Services employee, teaches English. Barb’s sister advised any Boone seniors planning to attend ...Read more

New Copyright Brochure

10/28/2007 - Rod Library presents a new resource for teaching faculty that promotes a positive approach to understanding copyright. The brochure, "Know Your Copyrights - What You Can Do", provides tips for faculty and teaching assistants in higher education about how they may legally use works in ...Read more


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