January 2011 RodCast Articles

Where's Your Chair @ the Rod Library?

Friday, January 28, 2011 - 12:42pm - View more Rod Library YouTube videos at Rod Library Video Playlist.

Tax Time Again! Information & Resources

Friday, January 28, 2011 - 11:26am - It's that time of the year again. . .Tax Time! Federal TaxesThe IRS no longer distributes tax information or forms in print. All information and forms can be found on the Internal Revenue website: http://www.irs.gov/State of Iowa TaxesA limited number of Iowa tax forms are available in paper. They are located on the wall between the main display case and the reference desk on the 2nd (main) floor of the library. You can also find information and forms on the Iowa Department of Revenue website: http://www.iowa.gov/tax/Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)The Department of Accounting offers a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) to assist people in preparing their tax forms as well as answer... Read More
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Mobile Users Speak Out!

Friday, January 28, 2011 - 3:00am - We are continuing to develop our mobile website to better meet the needs of our users.  Please take the Mobile Website User Survey and tell us what you want to see on Rod Library's mobile site. The survey will be available from January 28 through February 14, 2011.Thank you for your help!

ProQuest down for maintenance Saturday 1/29/11

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 1:56pm - ProQuest will perform maintenance on January 29, 2011 from 9:00 p.m. CST to Sunday, January 30 at 9:00 a.m. CST. The following products will be unavailable at that time: ProQuest platform products, ProQuest Historical NewspapersChadwyck-Healey products only in North America (International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text, International Index to the Performing Arts)UMI products including ProQuest online dissertation products
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Is It Computer Mouses Or Computer Mice? Either Way - We Have Them!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 12:25pm - We now have computer mouses available for check-out along with the library's laptops.  They are available for a 3 hour checkout and are at the Multiservice Center desk on the first floor of the library.

Snack Food Allowed in the Library

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 1:57pm - Recently the Library revised its Food and Drink policy to allow snack foods to be eaten in the building.  The only exceptions are while visiting the Special Collections unit or while using materials from locked collections in the Youth Collection, Art and Music Collection, and maps collection. Can you bring in that delectable steak for a late night protein boost?  Probably not.  But you can snack on some nuts and dried fruits instead. Please read the full policy for all the juicy details! 

Building Hours for Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Weekend

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 9:01am - Rod Library's building hours for this weekend  are the following:Saturday, January 15, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Sunday, January 16, 12:00 noon - 12:00 midnightMonday, January 17, Closed
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Current Issues of Periodicals

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 3:24pm - Current issues of periodicals, formerly on the east side of the first floor, have been moved to the west side of the first floor with the bound periodicals.  Current issues will be shelved next to the corresponding call numbers of the bound issues.

Literature Criticism Online

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 1:56pm - Literature Criticism Online, a compendium of 10 award-winning series of reference works published by Gale Cengage, is now available to the UNI community. The database provides access to diverse views on historical and modern authors and their works from a variety of regions, eras, and genres. The content includes author biographies and excerpts of literary criticism published in books and journals. The literary series covered by the database, which can be searched individually or as a group, include:Contemporary Literary Criticism®Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism®Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism®Shakespearean CriticismLiterature Criticism from 1400–1800Classical and Medieval... Read More
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