February 2015 RodCast Articles

Who Benefits?: Preserving and Making Available an Institution's Digital Research and Creative and Scholarly Output

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 9:53am - Rod Library has partnered with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and Center for Academic Ethics to sponsor a campus presentation by Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Scholarly Communication Librarian and Associate Professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2015, 3:30-4:45 pm. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend this session to gain an understanding of institutional repositories, the types of works found in them, and their benefits to faculty and the University.  Stephanie Davis-Kahl plans to include related issues, such as trends in scholarly communication, author rights, and open access. ... Read More

Tech Tip: Multiple Chrome 'Personas'

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 2:25pm - Here's a handy browser trick: do you juggle multiple user accounts and logins for the same web services (like Google, Twitter, and Facebook), due to school and work obligations?  Does your browser get really jumbled as a result?     Chrome allows you to create multiple 'users' so that you can be logged into separate accounts at the same time. Here's an example of how it works: Work:  Gmail, Sunrise Calendar, Twitter, Asana Personal:  Gmail, Twitter, Facebook Grad School:   BB9, Zoom, Twitter, Facebook, Google Scholar, databases Clean:   No bookmarks or sites - just used for screen-capture training sessions. By... Read More

New Collection Available: Janet McClain Papers, 1980-2010

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 8:21am - Professor McClain was a long-time faculty member of the Malcolm Price Laboratory School and the UNI College of Education.  Professor McClain was a leading voice for diversity on campus.  For many years she headed the Minorities in Education program, which brought a large number of students to campus to earn their professional teaching credentials. The collection will be an essential source of information for anyone studying the history of diversity, teacher education, and minority recruitment at UNI and is available in the Special Collections & University Archives here at Rod Library.

"Kierkegaard, The Great Granddaddy of Existentialism: What Makes Life Worth Living?"

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 10:18am - The UNI Museum has partnered with the Jerry Soneson, professor in philosophy and world religions, to present  "Kierkegaard, The Great Granddaddy of Existentialism: What Makes Life Worth Living?" Friday, February 20, 2015 at 4:00 pm. Soneson will seek to make sense of the complex work of this melancholy Dane, who contributed so much to philosophy, religion and psychology, by organizing his talk about Kierkegaard's central question: amid all our troubles, distress and despair, what makes life worth living?     The lecture will be taking place in Seerley Hall, rm 115, followed by a reception in the Museum space on the first floor. 

UNI United Way children's book drive

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 9:26am - Help us support a cause very dear to our heart here at Rod Library!  Research has shown that in low-income neighborhoods, the ratio of age-appropriate books per child is 1 book per 300 children.   Please join us in supporting literacy efforts in the Cedar Valley, and helping our community's children achieve their potential. Donate new and/or gently used children's books for ages birth through 4th grade.  Books will be collected from Monday, Feb. 16, through Friday, Feb. 20, at the following locations: GIL 27, Rod Library main desk, Rod Library book drop in front of Gilchrist, East Bartlett lobby (second floor), NW Upper Dome offices, WRC 203, CBB 327, CAC 266,... Read More

Pay It Forward

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 9:13am - Pay It Forward Week! February 16-20. Look for banners hung across campus showing the impact of donor support for UNI and our students. One of the banners is located here in the Learning Commons, on the south wall of the lounge area by the east entrance.  Rod Library received $250,000 to renovate the youth collection. See more here.  You can participate in the CATS media blitz by finding all the banners on campus. Tweet or Facebook a selfie with each of the banners. #payitforwarduni  

Please help us serve you better

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 2:07pm - Please help us serve you better. Rod Library is conducting a survey to help us better understand and meet your needs. It will take only ten minutes of your time. https://uni.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6Ehq6a9we3EdnvL
"Media and Social Media" Display

"Media and Social Media" Display

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 8:41am - Email. Cell phones. MySpace. Pinterest. Tumblr. Twitter. The list goes on and on…Our world is woven with technology and social media is a huge part. The Baby Boomers,NetGens, and Millennials all had an impact on the way our society works, communicates, and relaxes today. From the Photophone in 1880 to the ipad in 2001; from the Facebook phenomenon  to Google+ becoming a new edition! To find out more, stop by the new display located next to the Book Bistro Café on the main floor of the Rod Library. There you can see a brief timeline that shows the developments that led to social media, and some of the materials available in the Rod Library’s collection, and learn more about... Read More
UNI Museum presents "Canada’s Arctic: Vibrant and Thriving"

UNI Museum presents "Canada’s Arctic: Vibrant and Thriving"

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 4:00pm - On exhibit February 5 – April 10, 2015 At the UNI Museum, located on the first floor of Rod Library View details for the March 9th Arctic Symposium Free Admission Canada’s North is a region as vast as it is diverse. Modern conveniences exist alongside thriving traditional cultures in a region that faces both challenges and opportunities. As possibilities emerge to develop the region’s rich natural resources, Canada’s North is poised for an unprecedented economic boom. Careful planning, however, will be necessary to achieve economic and environmental sustainability. This bilingual exhibition of contemporary photographs of the Canadian Arctic gives a brief glimpse into... Read More
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