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Welcome Back, Students!

01/22/2021 - Welcome Back, Students!  After a long break, we are so excited to see you all back on campus! As the semester has begun, we wanted to remind you of the guidelines and services Rod Library is maintaining due to COVID-19. To learn more about returning to campus and updates about COVID-19, ...Read more

A COVID Friendly Holiday Season

12/04/2020 - The holiday season is finally here; after a long semester, it is time to relax and take a break. As students are on winter break, COVID-19 is not. Rod Library wanted to remind you about staying safe during the holidays with some fun activities you can do at home!    Teleparty ...Read more
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Surviving Finals Week with Rod Library

11/17/2020 - Students, you have made it to the home stretch! After a very long and unconventional semester, we have finally arrived in the last couple of weeks of the fall semester. From all of us at Rod Library, we are so proud of every one of you. We understand you have had to face many challenges that would ...Read more

World Kindness Day 2020

11/13/2020 -  What is World Kindness Day?  World Kindness Day is one day dedicated to the World Kindness Movement, where people are motivated and inspired to take time out of their day and promote good deeds and pledging acts of kindness. This national holiday is held annually on November 13. ...Read more
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Open Access Week 2020: Taking Action and Rebuilding

10/20/2020 - What is Open Access?  Open Access is a growing international movement that uses the Internet to ensure students and anyone who desires information can receive it without restrictions—encouraging the unrestricted sharing of research results with everyone. Open Access is a time for the ...Read more
Virtual Care Package

Stuck at home? Rod Library is here to help.

10/12/2020 - Rod Library understands that students are dealing with a lot. Some may be in unconventional situations for a couple of weeks. Rod Library has come prepared with an online resource full of light-hearted content to brighten your day and help you de-stress. This virtual care package is packed full ...Read more

Protecting our Panthers

09/29/2020 - Good news! We are halfway through the fall semester, and Rod Library is impressed at students' dedication to success as they navigate this new way of learning. Rod Library wants to remind you to wear your mask for the safety of yourself and others so we can continue to be on campus! ​UNI ...Read more
Banned Books Week 2020

Banned Books Week 2020: Censorship is a Dead End. Find your...

09/25/2020 - Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Bringing to surface the literary content which has tried to be censored in Libraries and schools. As this is not okay to have books and other works censored, it brings a whole community together to fight for a cause that is worth ...Read more
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Toward a universal suffrage: African American women in Iowa and...

09/09/2020 - UNI Museum's traveling exhibit has partnered with the Department of Political Science to bring "Toward A Universal Suffrage: African American Women In Iowa And The Vote For All." This exhibition is taking place at the UNI Museum on the bottom floor of Rod Library from Monday, August ...Read more
Forward Together

Welcome back, students!

08/31/2020 - Welcome back, students! We are so excited to see students back in the library. As we are all getting back into the swing of things and accommodating this new normal, we want to remind students of some of the latest and returning services Rod Library has to offer. As always, our staff and librarians ...Read more
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Taking Care of Yourself

05/07/2020 - Rod Library’s “Taking Care of Yourself” resource guide:   Final exam week can be challenging in even the most ordinary of times, let alone in these extraordinarily challenging times. Furthermore, while many things ...Read more
Art & Feminism

Wiki Edit-a-Thon: Art & Feminism

04/20/2020 - What are Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon events?​ Wikipedia-Edit-A-Thons are editing events Rod Library hosts for students to add, change, elaborate, review, and cite information on Wikipedia's Online Encyclopedia. Wikipedia events focus on topics including Art, Feminism, LGBTQ+ Community, People of ...Read more
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Support at Rod Library During COVID-19

04/15/2020 - UPDATE (April 6, 2020): Curbside Pick-up and all physical mailings, including Interlibrary Loan materials, are no longer available in compliance with Governor Reynold's proclamation of April 6, 2020, to further reduce contact with the public. While the building remains closed until further ...Read more
Ask Us!

Hidden Gems: Ask us! Rod Library FAQ's

04/14/2020 - Ask us! Rod Library's FAQ   No matter if students are working from campus or home, there are bound to be some questions. One of Rod Libraries' helpful online resources includes the Frequently Asked Questions page.    Rod Library's FAQ is a list of anonymous ...Read more
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Hidden Gems: Research, Research... and even more Research!

04/06/2020 - As UNI is transferring to online learning, so is Rod Library! Our passion for ensuring students' educational success is at an all-time high. We understand students need consistency and we are here to provide it! Research consultations will now be held online through email or Zoom. To access ...Read more
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Want to access the library remotely?

03/10/2020 - Remote Resources for Library Users: Help & Support for Students  Ensuring and supporting student success is our number one priority here at Rod Library. As a student, faculty member, staff and/or alumni, you can use Rod Library’s resources at home, in a coffee shop, or anywhere ...Read more
Wiki Edit A Thon

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Women In Red

03/09/2020 - What are Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon events? Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons are editing events Rod Library hosts for students to add, change, elaborate, review, and cite information on Wikipedia's Online Encyclopedia. Wikipedia events focus on topics including Art, Feminism, LGBTQ+ Community, People of ...Read more
African American Read-In Feburary 27

African American Read-In

02/26/2020 -   February 27, UNI will be welcoming nearly 1,000 first graders to campus for the 14th annual African American Read-In. The goal of this event is to celebrate African American experiences in literature, with a focus on African American authors and illustrators.    Award- ...Read more
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Hidden Gems: Digital Scholarship Move

02/11/2020 - Rod Library has some of the most amazing features that not many people know about, and it is time to change that. We are so excited to introduce our new Hidden Gem Blog series, where our mission is to shine some light on the one of a kind resource, services, and support Rod Library has to offer ...Read more
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Welcome Back Students!

01/15/2020 - Welcome back, students! We hope you had a restful and rejuvenating break. As you begin establishing your Spring 2020 routine, we want to invite you to make Rod Library a destination this semester. Rod Library’s staff and librarians are committed to your success and we encourage you to take ...Read more


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