October 2013 RodCast Articles

New CHRIEC Rural Schools Web Site

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 11:06am - Check out the new web site of the Center for the History of Rural Iowa Education and Culture (CHRIEC) created by staff of the UNI Museums as part of a project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Center makes available diverse resources that support the study of the history of public education in Iowa. Did you know that Iowa had over 12,000 one-room schools? On the web site you will find information about an extensive collection of official records documenting Iowa's rural schools, photographic exhibits, a bibliography of reference materials with links to Internet resources, and descriptions of a rural school textbook collection and school memorabilia. It's all available at http://www.uni.... Read More

Book Cart Drill Team to Perform at Volleyball Game

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 1:33pm - If volleyball is more your sport you will find Rod Library and other local librarians and staff at tomorrow's game against Indiana State at 7:00 p.m.  Watch for the Book Cart Drill Team during half-time!Not sure what a book cart drill team is?  Check out these sites -ALA 2010 World Championship Book Cart Drill TeamVideos of Book Cart Drill TeamsAnd of course, the Wikipedia definition 
Going Gold!

Library Sponsoring UNI's Gold-Out Game Saturday

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 1:24pm - Rod Library is going GOLD!We are happy to be sponsoring the UNI football game tomorrow against South Dakota.  Watch for us on the Jumbotron!  Go Panthers!

October 2013 Exhibits

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 8:33am -   For more information about exhibits at Rod Library see our exhibits web page.

Send Us Your Ideas on the Future Rod Library

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 10:52am - Thanks to everyone who came to the Library last week to meet with OPN Architects in the Feasibility Study focus groups!  You gave OPN a lot of great information about where we are as a library now and where we should go in the future.If you were not able to attend a focus group but would like to share YOUR ideas on the future design of Rod Library send us your thoughts on the Feedback Form.  If you would like to share general comments on the feasibility study please use the Feedback Form as well.  

Comic Con

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 1:17pm - The Rod Library will be hosting a mini comic con on March 29, 2014.  As you can see,  we need your help!  We are seeking artwork submissions in the following categories:Black History in ComicsWomen's History in ComicsGeneral ThemeA graphic novel about the resources available at the Rod Library Deadline for submissions is Friday, December 13th.  Entries may be submitted either in person to the Circulation desk of the Rod Library, or via e-mail ro rodlibprc@gmail.com  

Presentation on Library Design Trends Available Online

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 10:09am -  Sam Demas presented on "Library Building Design: Trends and Issues" on Tuesday, Octrober 1 in Maucker Union.  This presentation was made as a part of the Library's Building Feasibility Study.  See how Libraries are changing to meet the needs of their users in unique and comfortable ways!If you cannot hear the presentation hover your mouse over the speaker, then move the slider that appears next to the speaker symbol to increase the sound level.  This is a YouTube issue apparently.

They're back! iPhone Chargers

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 9:38am - We now have the regular iPhone chargers available for checkout plus the charger for the iPhone 5!  All of these chargers checkout for a 3 hour time period and can be checked out from the Multiservice Center desk, main floor of the Library.
Library Staff Focus Group

UNI Faculty, Staff, and Student Focus Groups

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 9:10am - The Library's Feasibility Study continues today, Wednesday Oct. 2, with three more focus groups.  The focus groups are a great way for your voice to be heard.  UNI faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend a focus group to help us design the library of the future!All sessions are held behind the Reference Desk.  Follow the signs in the lobby!UNI Faculty:  noon-1:00 (bring your lunch!)UNI Staff:  3:00-4:00UNI Students:  4:00-5:00

End of the Season Special on Iced Coffees and Tea

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 8:00am - Enjoy these last couple of warm days with a cool drink at an amazing price.  Iced coffees and teas are only $.50 and if you have your own cup they are only $.25!  Stop by the Multiservice Desk on the main floor to see our selections and make your purchase.This special will run until October 31, 2013 or while supplies last!

Listing: Government Websites Completely Offline

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 10:47am - Update: the following federal government websites are completely offline and inaccessible:USGS.govBureau of Economic Analysis (bea.gov)Business.govCensus.govCopyright.govData.govDisability.govERIC (eric.ed.gov)FCC.govFTC.govLibrary of Congress (loc.gov)NASA.govNational Park Service (nps.gov)NIMH.govNIST.govNOAA.gov is offline but you can still get to weather.govNSF.govNutrition.govUSDA (usda.gov) 
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