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Rod Library joins the Central Iowa Collaborative Collections Initiative

The University of Northern Iowa is pleased to announce its membership in the Central Iowa - Collaborative Collections Initiative (CI-CCI).   CI-CCI was formed in 2013 by the library directors of Central College, Drake University, Grand View University, Grinnell College and Simpson College to:

  • Responsibly reduce the size of local print collections by reducing duplication among the participating libraries so that library space may be freed up for other uses.
  • Create and maintain a distributed, shared collection of these titles to ensure that circulating copies of them are retained within the group.
  • Coordinate acquisitions with the goal of developing a shared collection among the participants to reduce duplication and to leverage acquisition funds.
  • Establish an environment where exploration and additional areas of collaboration can flourish.

This partnership between Rod Library and other regional college and university libraries will lay the foundation for greater collaboration between the libraries;  the end result will be easier access to shared resources for students, faculty, and our other library users.

For more information about this collaboration, visit https://ci-cci.org/.

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