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April 2016 RodCast Articles

Milestone: UNI's Global Reach

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 10:55am - We have reached a milestone for UNI's global reach, UNI ScholarWorks has received over 50,000 downloads in the past year from all over the world! UNI ScholarWorks is our institutional repository that provides preservation and global access to UNI faculty, staff and student scholarly and creative output. In additional, it has publications and reports by campus administrative units. In the past month.... UNI ScholarWorks had 6594 full-text downloads and 56 new submissions were posted, bringing the total works in the repository to 1776. University of Northern Iowa scholarship was read by 1077 institutions across 137 countries. The most popular collections were: Electronic Theses and... Read More

Our Actions, Our Earth

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 10:28am - Celebrate Earth Month with recycled art!   Green Project UNI works to involve students, staff, and faculty in promoting green thinking and in making the university a leader in campus sustainability. The club searches for engaging ways to communicate environmentally friendly messages to the student body. Members of Green Project UNI collaborated to create art pieces that represent facets of the natural world that are negatively affected by human actions. Please take time to view the exhibit inside Rod Library on the main floor Learning Commons Exhibition Wall. This exhibit is currently on display and available through May 5.      

Friends of the UNI Museum Earth Day Sale

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 10:14am -   Visit the Friends of the UNI Museum store April 22 @ 9:30 in the Learning commons as they sell fair trade objects from across the world including jewelry, textiles and, artwork.      

April Youth Giveaway Books

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 10:01am - We are giving away two sets of books this month. To enter, visit the Youth Collection and fill out an entry slip for each giveaway. (Summaries below were written by Kyrie Borsay, Youth Collection Graduate Assistant.) Set 1: Ball and Olu's Dream   Ball by Mary Sullivan This hysterically funny book follows a series of cartoon images  that involves a dog and his ball. After trying his best to get anyone to play fetch, this pup begins a relentless one-sided game. The pictures speak a thousand words and thank goodness, because the only word in the entirety of the book is Ball! By far the most humorous  children’s book I have read all year.   Olu’s Dream by... Read More

Videatives Streaming Service

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:31am - Videatives Streaming Service offers easy access to more than 300 video clips streamed and accessible through Rod Library’s online catalog at https://streaming.videatives.com/. Each clip comes with text-based introductions on the significance of the episode for early education and child development. Practice clips are included to enhance instruction. Search this resource using keywords matching your topic of interest and create playlist links to send to students and colleagues. . Try out this new online resource and let the Library know what you think. Funded by UNI’s Department of Educational Psychology & Foundations in the College of Education.

We have the best students!

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 8:44am - Congrats, Myle and Diksha!!! Thank you for all you do!    Myle Duong was one of the top 5 finalists for Student Employee of the year.  Myle is an incredible building monitor.  She always comes to work motivated and is always happy to take on new projects.  She's a wonderful role model and is always eager to help new students succeed.                Diksha Ohja is the 2016 recipient of the Servant Leader award.  Diksha is a wonderful student employee (she practically lives in the library!) and involved in many campus organizations.  She dedicates a lot of her time to making other... Read More

Celebrate With Us

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 7:46am - It's National Library Week!  Celebrate with us by participating in our "Libraries Transform" theme for a chance to win a Kindle Fire!  Share a selfie with us and use the hashtags #NLW16 and #ILoveRodLibrary and post to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.  Take a picture with: your favorite book or library employee or favorite study spot   or near our National Library Week Exhibit or of your reason why you love Rod Library on the whiteboard  

Digital Humanities Trend Report

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 12:24pm - Digital Humanities Trend Report What are the “digital humanities”? This question has been debated in numerous books, articles, blog posts, and elsewhere. (Carter, 2013; Gold, 2012; Terras, Nyhan, & Vanhouette, 2013). Various conferences, institutes, and centers discuss digital humanities issues and train new scholars in the field. Every year since 2009, scholars have been invited to answer the question, “Just what do digital humanists really do?” on the Day of DH web site (http://dayofdh2015.uned.es/).  “At its core, Digital Humanities (or DH) is an emerging, interdisciplinary movement which looks to enhance and to redefine traditional humanities scholarship through digital... Read More

Geocache for College Cash 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 11:28am - YOU ARE INVITED TO PLAY FOR A $1000 SCHOLARSHIP! Rod Library will be hosting GeoCache for College Cash from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, April 25, in the east lobby.  There will be free food to munch on while playing! To play this game and learn about important personal finance topics such as paychecks and budgeting: Read  7 posters Scan the QR codes on each poster to find the quiz question Register as UNI student with UNI email address and then answer the question on each poster (no use of email address other than to contact the winner) Cross your fingers! One Iowa college student will win a $1000 scholarship, to be announced after April 30. Winner will be chosen in a random... Read More

National Library Week 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 10:38am - Transform your ideas about the library: celebrate National Library Week April 10-16 This week, the Rod Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating the dynamic changes that are happening in today’s libraries. April 10-16 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.  Libraries today are more about what they do, for and with library users as opposed to what they have for patrons. Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies, learn how to use a 3D printer or just relax. Our library offers... Read More

Spotlight on Fine & Performing Arts Collection

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 12:55pm - The Fine & Performing Arts Collection has something for everyone.  Come take advantage of the extensive collection of CDs, LPs and DVDs. Enjoy the Rod Library Art Collection, on display throughout the Library, the FPAC's unique art collection focusing on themes and artists connected to UNI, Iowa, and the Upper Midwest.                  Showcase work with the Fine & Performing Arts Collection.  Visual artists and scholars can display work on the Learning Commons Exhibition Wall. Art students can show pieces in the Modest Modern display case.  Performers can schedule concerts, readings, and shows under Dichotomy... Read More

Ambrose Video 2.0

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 1:09pm - Announcing Ambrose Video 2.0, one of Rod Library’s newest online resources! All videos are searchable, with synchronized captions, PPR, and easily integrated into a web-based learning environment. Included are over 600 programs and clips in social studies, literature, fine arts, and the sciences. See all 37 BBC Shakespeare Plays, and films such as A History of Civil Rights in America! Let the Library know what you think of our latest offering!

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