September 2012 RodCast Articles


Happy Retirement Dave!

Friday, September 28, 2012 - 9:20am -  Please join us in wishing our colleague Dave a Happy Retirement!  Dave has dedicated just short of 18 years of service to the University community and Rod Library.  Thanks for all your hard work!  You will be missed.

What is a Learning Commons?

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 4:51pm - In our earlier blog entry of the day, we asked for input from you on what you would like to see in our new Learning Commons area located behind the Reference desk on the 2nd (main) floor of Rod Library.  Below, the concept of the learning commons is explained.  We hope this will give you an understanding of what a learning commons is and what Rod Library hopes to do with it.  What is a Learning Commons? The Learning Commons is a student-centered physical and virtual learning space designed under the guiding principles of openness, flexibility, comfort, inspiration, and practicality. It fosters collaborative and independent active learning by providing technology, resources, and services that... Read More
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We want your ideas!!!

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 10:54am - Welcome back! Hope you are all having a great fall semester so far! If you haven't already noticed, there is an area behind the Reference desk on the 2nd (main) floor that will be transformed into a new learning commons area.  We want your ideas! Please tell us what you want to see added to the space!  How can you give us your ideas?We have a flip board in the Learning Commons area (located behind the Reference Desk)  for you to write your ideas down on.  You can also submit your ideas for the Learning Commons on our electronic Post-It board! Either scan the QR code or go directly to the site:  You can create notes and/or upload photos to tell us... Read More

The Great Migration

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 12:01am - Check out this week's data visualization from the U.S. Census Bureau, which looks at The Great Migration of the Black population from 1910 to 1970, when an estimated 6 million people left the South for urban centers in other parts of the country.

Welcome UNI Museums to the Rod Library Family!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 4:27pm - As of July 1, 2012, the UNI Museums joined the Rod Library organization. The UNI Museums are currently comprised of the University Museum and the Marshall Center School. The Museums will be reporting to Head of Collection Management and Special Services Kate Martin.While recent budget reductions have closed the doors of the University Museum to the general public, the Museums continue to be open for business, serving as an academic resource to faculty and departments through exhibitions, internships for students, and lectures for UNI classes. If you are interested in bringing your students to the Museum or utilizing Museum resources in your course, contact Kate Martin.Over the next year, Rod Library will be... Read More

September Exhibits

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 8:03am -      For more information about exhibits at Rod Library see our exhibits web page.

Repair Work

Monday, September 10, 2012 - 10:17am - We currently have some people from the Physical Plant working on repairing a bathroom on the west side of the building (Campanile Side). To do this work, they needed to shut water off on the West side of the building.No water will be available in restrooms, drinking fountains or sinks until they are finished. The restrooms and drinking fountains on the EAST side (facing the union) are available for use.We will let you know when the water on the west side has been turned on again.  Update!  We are back in business!
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Welcome to Dean of Library Services Chris Cox!

Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 7:53am - Welcome to our new Dean of Library Services, Chris Cox!  Dean Cox began work at the Library on Monday August 27th. Many thanks to our Acting Dean, Katherine Martin, for her leadership and service in this position this past year.  She returns to her full duties now as Head of the Collection Management and Special Services Department.
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