September 2017 RodCast Articles

DO NOT READ….Words Have Power!

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 10:00am - DO NOT READ....Words Have Power! Banned Books Week (September 24-30) is an annual celebration of the freedom to read. Rod Library celebrates the freedom to read, an important component of academic freedom, most notably through its thoughtful development of diverse library collections. Books may receive scrutiny because they include LGBT* characters, are deemed “sexually explicit,” and/or deal with themes of depression or suicide. In 2016, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom recorded 323 challenges to books. Rod Library invites you to participate in Banned Books Week by visiting the display on the main floor Learning Commons and by taking some time... Read More

What's the Point of Pointillism?

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 8:29am - A Q&A with professor, turtle expert, and illustrator Jeff Tamplin  Dr. Jeff Tamplin is a University of Northern Iowa Professor of Biology who teaches courses in Introductory Biology, Ecology, Evolution, and Vertebrate Zoology. What he is not known for is his incredible illustration skills in pointillism. He currently has an art exhibit inside Rod Library named, Creatures in Pointillism. The exhibit offers an opportunity for the audience to vote for their favorite piece of art. "I'd be interested in what others think about the art, what they like and don't like, and why," Tamplin said. Rod Library and Dr. Tamplin are hosting a questions and answers event on Tuesday,... Read More
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UNI Museum Presents Herb Hake Exhibit

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 5:24pm - The latest exhibit from the UNI Museum focuses on the life and art of Herb Hake, local television, radio personality and cartoon artist. Hake was known throughout Iowa for his focus on local history, and he would travel the state discussing various historical tidbits about many of Iowa’s towns. This exhibit will focus on Hake’s work as a pioneer in broadcasting and Iowa history education, including never-before exhibited works featuring local Cedar Falls personalities. In conjunction with the Cedar Falls Author’s Festival, this exhibit aims to educate the public on the amazing local talent that has come from Cedar Falls and to continue Hake’s work of celebrating local history through... Read More

University Archives preserves UNI Football history

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 3:53pm -   It’s not every day that people associate libraries with football.  But with UNI’s long-standing football tradition and the Rod Library University Archives’ commitment to preserving UNI’s past, the relationship is fitting.  Among the endless treasures in the University Archives are over 250 films of UNI’s football games from a memorable era spanning 1958-1975. These films include memories of three Panther nine-win seasons, featuring All-American and UNI Hall of Famers including George Alsleson, Wendell Williams, Randy Shultz, Ray Pederson, and Mike Timmermans.  Memories of Latham Stadium come alive in this collection of films. Unfortunately, the films are only... Read More

Expanded Assistive Technology

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 8:56am -   You can use technology at Rod Library to… Enlarge images on your computer screen. View Web pages in different colors. Hear computer screen text spoken aloud.   Rod Library has expanded the assistive technologies available to you.  We now have an Assistive Technology Study Room (LIB 315) that offers a quieter space alternative to the Assistive Technology Area on the main floor.  We have also added additional assistive technology software and equipment available for your use.  If you have questions or need assistance stop by the Library Services Desk or call 273-2838.   New Assistive Technology:   Assistive Technology Study Room 315 Study room... Read More

New Library Services desk!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 2:04pm - Library Services Desk We’ve combined the Information Desk and Circulation desk into a single service point to better serve our students, faculty, and community members. The new Library Services desk is your one-stop-shop for checking out materials, reserving materials, and receiving one-on-one assistance with classroom assignments and projects.     The Library Services Desk is now staffed with both circulation staff and reference staff who manage the AskUs! services (i.e., chat, email, text, phone, one-on-one appointments with librarians).  We can assist you with printers, assignments, credible sources, and citations as well as... Read More
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