March 2015 RodCast Articles

Celebrate National Library Week with us, April 12-18

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 2:38pm - Join your friends at Rod Library as we celebrate National Library Week, with games, contests, and other special events.  Special events will be posted in our blog and on our events calendar!   From the ALA Website: First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate. Celebrations during National Library Week include: National Library Workers Day, Tuesday... Read More

RodCon Committee Receives Major ALA Award

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 10:20am - Angie Cox, Melinda Beland, Linda McLaury, Melissa Gevaert, and Anna Hollingsworth, all members of the Comic Con Committee at the University of Northern Iowa’s Rod Library, have been named the 2015 recipients of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) College Libraries Section (CLS) Innovation in College Librarianship Award for their work on the RodCon 2015 program. This annual award honors ALA members who have demonstrated a capacity for innovation in their work with undergraduates, instructors and/or the library community. Their award will be presented during the CLS program at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. The Rod Library... Read More

Try remote collaboration with UNI's Zoom video chat service

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 10:27am -   Is half your project group meeting at Rod Library, and the other half off-campus?  Or are you a faculty member interested in remote office hours?   Give Zoom a try! Zoom video chat is a simple and reliable method for connecting up to 25 users into a single video chat screen, with the ability to share any desktop, record sessions, and share links and comments via text chat.    And unlike Facetime, it's usable on a wide array of devices -- PC's, Macs, iPads, iPhones, and Android smartphones.  Best of all, UNI already has a campus license for the if you join with your UNI e-mail address, there's no cost to... Read More

Campus & Community Read: Jonathan Kozol's Amazing Grace

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 3:52pm - Join UNI and Cedar Valley community members in reading Amazing Grace in preparation for the visit of Jonathan Kozol, renowned author and scholar in the education of diverse children. In conjunction with the 2015 Education Summit, Mr. Kozol will serve as the UNI Leaders in Education Lecturer on April 30, 2015, at 7 p.m. in SEC 244.   Book Club meeting times & locations:   Tuesdays at 9:30-10:30 a.m., University Book and Supply, Conference Room (March 10, March 24, April 7 & April 21)   Wednesdays at 2-2:50 p.m., Rod Library, Room 282 A&B (March 11, March 25, April 8 & April 22)   Thursdays at 6:30-8 p.m., Waterloo Public... Read More
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