COVID-19 Update: While the library building is closed until further notice, WE ARE STILL OPEN ONLINE. We continue to make as many of our services available as possible. See more at "Remote Resources for Library Users" or contact us.


Rod Library in April 2020

Support at Rod Library During COVID-19

04/07/2020 - UPDATE (April 6, 2020):  Curbside Pick-up and all physical mailings including Interlibrary Loan materials are no longer available in compliance with Governor Reynolds proclamation April 6, 2020, to further reduce contact with the public. While the building remains closed until further notice ...Read more
Need Research Assistance?

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
Using library resources online

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
Digital Scholarship Office

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
Learning Commons Exhibits

Learn from the Past

01/13/2020 - Rod Library is starting the new semester with some fascinating things happening! Be sure to come to participate in all of these events and learn something new.   Presentations January 22, 12 p.m., ScholarSpace LIB 301 Dr. Emily Machen, Associate Professor of History " ...Read more
De-stress at Rod Library

De-Stress Days at Rod Library

12/10/2019 - With preparation for finals in full swing, students get stressed out with all the papers, projects and last-minute cramming for all the upcoming exams. Students tend to forget to take care of their mental well being during this stressful time never fear Rod Library hears you! Rod Library ...Read more
World Kindness Day

World Kindness

11/12/2019 - What is World Kindness Day?  World Kindness Day is apart of the World Kindness Movement where people attempt to make the world a better place by promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness. Currently, this day is celebrated in over 28 countries all over the world by ...Read more
Open Access Week 2019

Open Access Week: “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge”

10/16/2019 - Open Access Week 2019   What is Open Access?  Open Access is a growing international movement that uses the Internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge. Encouraging the unrestricted sharing of research results with everyone, the Open Access movement is ...Read more
Banned Books Week 2019

…. READ ALL ABOUT IT… or not?

09/19/2019 - Banned Books Week (September 22- 29, 2019) is an annual celebration of the freedom to read. Rod Library celebrates this week because literary freedom is an important component in not just academic freedom but the ever-changing development of society.  Rod Library invites you to ...Read more
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Public Notice

08/29/2019 - Public Notice Iowa Department of Natural Resources Notice is hereby given that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has under review an application for amended Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) air quality construction permits. The permit application was submitted by ...Read more
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UNI Power Plant Public Notice

07/17/2019 - Public Notice Iowa Department of Natural Resources Notice Notice is hereby given that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has under review an application for amended Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) air quality construction permits. The permit applications were ...Read more
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Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award Recipients

05/07/2019 -     “You are one person but you can change the world with whom you mentor, or what you contribute to the world.”- Mary Ann Bolton Thanks to a generous donation from UNI alumna Mary Ann Bolton, Rod Library has been able to award Undergraduate Research Awards to ...Read more
Silvia Pellegrino

Library Ambassador April Spotlight

04/05/2019 -   At the center of Rod Library’s student involvement, Library Ambassadors volunteer at events with the library and promote resources to current and prospective students at browsing fairs as well as other university-related events across campus. In these weeks leading toward the ...Read more
Mastodon tusk on a lab table

Scientific Study, Conservation, and Interpretation of the Mammut...

03/15/2019 - As you may have heard, UNI Museum’s “Preserving the Past: Unveiling the Tusk” exhibit is set to premiere in early April. Conservation, scientific study, and interpretation of the mastodon tusk have been underway for the past three years, thanks to a $306,258 heritage grant from ...Read more
Map of ScholarWorks use across the world

UNI ScholarWorks Hits Half a Million Downloads

03/11/2019 -   Since its formation in February 2015, UNI ScholarWorks has been collecting, preserving, and making research, creative and scholarly output from the University of Northern Iowa Community available to the world. UNI ScholarWorks has had a substantial impact on faculty and students ...Read more
Open Education Week 2019

Open Education Week, March 3-9, 2019

03/01/2019 - Open Education Week is a global event that seeks to raise awareness of free and open sharing in education and the benefits they bring to teachers and learners.  Open education includes free and open access to platforms, tools and resources in education, including learning materials, course ...Read more
Library Ambassadors Laura and Nicole

Meet Your Library Ambassadors: Laura and Nicole

02/27/2019 - Library Ambassadors volunteer at events held within Rod Library and promote library resources to current and prospective students at browsing fairs and other university-related events across campus. These Library Ambassadors play an important part in helping students get the most out of Rod Library ...Read more


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