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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


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