November 2012 RodCast Articles

Learning Commons Update

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 12:36pm - Thanks to everyone for participating and giving input on the Learning Commons over the past few months! We are very excited about the changes to come and we know you are, too! We are currently compiling and analyzing all of the input we have received.  As soon as that is done, we will be sure to share our findings with you!  We do have information, articles, and other items of interest that can be found at our Learning Commons LibGuide:   In addition, you can always send an e-mail to us at or stop by the library and see the ongoing progress we have made! 

Browsing Room Open for Business

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 10:21am - The Browsing Room is open now for studying, browsing and relaxing.  Enjoy!

Browsing Room Closed During Thanksgiving Break

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 4:37pm - The Browsing Room will be closed during Thanksgiving Break to allow the electrical contractors to replace the light fixtures in that space. If you need a DVD or book from the Browsing Room during this time please see the helpful folks at the Circulation Desk.  They will be able to pull the items for you.Thanks for your understanding!

Thanksgiving Week Building Hours

Friday, November 16, 2012 - 4:35pm - The Library will be open the following hours during Thanksgiving Break.November 16, Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.November 17-18, Saturday - Sunday, ClosedNovember 19 - 21, Monday - Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.November 22 - 23, Thursday - Friday, ClosedNovember 24, Saturday, 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.November 25, Sunday, 12:00 noon - 12:00 midnightHappy Thanksgiving Break, everyone! 

LexisNexis Academic Adds New Market and Industry Reports

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 2:16pm - The LexisNexis Academic database periodically adds and deletes titles. Over the last few months, for example, they added 143 titles and dropped 19. One of the new titles is Progressive Media's Market Industry Research. This is a collection of industry snapshots, covering markets and categories in 74 countries; one report example is Drinks Retailing in United States: Market Snapshot to 2016.Progressive Media's Market Industry Research can be searched directly using a LexisNexis Academic search form.

Dave Hoing's Story to be Reprinted in Best-of-the-Year Anthology

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 3:00pm - Dave Hoing's two part short story, "Plainview," a literary piece loosely based on the real-life unsolved murders of three girls in and near Waverly in the 1970s, will be reprinted in The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction.  Other authors in the collection include Joyce Carrol Oates, David Morrell, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, and even Mickey Spillane.  The book will be released in late November or early December.  "Plainview" was originally published in December 2010 in the British magazine Crimewave 11: Ghosts.

November 2012 Exhibits

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 7:52am -     For more information about exhibits at Rod Library see our exhibits web page. 

Too warm AND stuffy!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 4:49pm -  Feeling a bit warm on the east side (the side toward Maucker Union) of the library?  A bit stuffy, too?  Our fans on that side of the building need to get repaired.  A major part of the motor was sent to Cedar Rapids for repair; if they can't fix it, we'll have to order a new one.  We can't predict when it will get fixed unfortunately.So please bear with us!  If necessary, move to the back of the building toward the Campanile where we still have fans working. 

Mixing It Up!

Friday, November 2, 2012 - 10:58am - If you haven't noticed, we are mixing things up in the library!  If you look behind the Reference desk on the main floor, you will see what we have done.Added a collaborative workstationSix individual computers grouped around the pillarsTables to study atCasual seating (including neon pink chairs!)This is a work in progress! We would like to hear your thoughts on what we have done so far! Please e-mail with your comments  
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