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March 2013 RodCast Articles

Which Laptops and Study Rooms Are Available? Now You Know!

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 3:07pm - Have you ever wished you could find out if any laptops or study rooms were available BEFORE you made the long trek to the Library?  Now you can!Located on our Services web page you'll find links to this information.Using your desktop computer you can go to "Laptop Availability" and "Study Room Availability" web pages from our online catalog.You can also access this information from our mobile website.  Just look for the same text on the mobile homepage.  The information is updated in real-time, as rooms and laptops are checked out and returned.
Lobby wall

Lobby Wall Coming Down!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 10:27am - Big changes are coming to the Rod Library lobby area over spring break.  The picture here shows the wood paneled wall separating the lobby from the Reference Collection shelves.  Say goodbye to the wall!Beginning Monday March 18 contractors from Waterloo will be removing this wall and patching the carpeting and columns for us.  This work will open up our lobby area more than ever.  The lobby will still have soft seating with tables and be a place for people to sit and work together, talk, or read.  After spring semester ends the area will be recarpeted too.  Eventually new furniture will be purchased but not this fiscal year.The computer stations behind the wall will be relocated to... Read More

Tents of Witness Exhibit

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 10:16am - The Rod Library is pleased to host a portion of The Center for Holocaust and Genocide’s and UNI STAND’s display entitled “Tents of Witness.”  "Tents of Witness: Genocide and Conflict," created by World Without Genocide at William Mitchell College of Law (St. Paul, MN), will feature six tents, each featuring the story of a different genocide or other mass atrocity crime: American Indians, Argentina, Bosnia, Cambodia, Darfur and Rwanda.  The other tents are located in Schindler Education Center Lobby and Maucker Union Hemisphere Lounge.  The tents will be on display through Friday, March 13, 2013. 

March Exhibits

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 8:13am -     For more information about exhibits at Rod Library see our exhibits web page.

Posting Advertisements, Announcements, and Collection Boxes in the Library

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 2:49pm - Rod Library offers limited space for the UNI community to post UNI-related advertisements, announcements, and collection boxes.  We have an enclosed glass display case in the lobby for posters and announcements and some space in the lobby for banners and collection boxes.  In addition we offer space in up to 50 of our six-sided plastic table displayers in lieu of paper table tents.Those interested in requesting the placement of collection boxes, table ads, banners, posters, etc., must be a UNI sponsored student or departmental organization.  Please review our policy for advertisements and announcements located on our website.Please direct your questions and requests to the Dean's Office (room 211, 273-... Read More

Portico-Protecting the Library’s Investment in E-Journals

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 7:47am -  Do you use the electronic journals available through the Library? Ever wonder what happens when a publisher goes out of business or drops a journal from its publications? Rod Library seeks to protect its investment in electronic journals and make purchased content available on an ongoing basis through its participation in Portico, an electronic archiving service. Portico provides a permanent archive of electronic scholarly journals issued by almost 200 contributing publishers. Campus-wide access to archived content becomes available to participating institutions when certain "trigger events" occur, and when titles are no longer available from the publisher or another source. Trigger events include... Read More
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