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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


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