January 2018 RodCast Articles

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Textbook Affordability Initiative Continues

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 10:39am -   Rod Library knows that college can be stressful enough without worrying about the increasing price of textbooks. That’s why we are working to expand our initiatives to save students money on their textbooks. In addition to partnering with various academic departments to utilize open access textbooks, Rod Library is now offering textbooks from our collection on course reserve. Books in our collection that are being used as textbooks for 1000 and 2000 level courses have been set aside for in-library use only. This means that students can have access to their textbook, free of charge, for up to three hours at a time. Linda Mclaury, access services coordinator, Rod Library “There... Read More
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UNI Commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 2:20pm -   To commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2018, UNI Museum has partnered with the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education to present an exhibit of reproductions of the drawings made by Zinovii Tolkatchev, a Soviet artist who accompanied the Red Army forces that liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp on January 27, 1945. Below, Professor Stephen J. Gaise, director of the UNI Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, shares more information about the exhibit, entitled “Private Tolkatchev at the Gates of Hell: Majdanek and Auschwitz Liberated: Testimony of an Artist.” What is International Holocaust Remembrance Day? A U.N. General Assembly... Read More
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Interlibrary Loan: Tracking Down Resources for You

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:20pm -   Even with Rod Library’s extensive collection of books, online databases, and electronic journals, sometimes there’s something you need that we just don't have. However, that doesn’t mean that Rod Library isn’t the place to find what you need! Our Interlibrary Loan service has the ability to bring you many of the resources that aren’t housed on campus. Utilizing the Service To begin the search for an item not housed at Rod Library, all you need to do is submit an Interlibrary Loan request found at the top of the Interlibrary Loan service page. A staff member will perform a search of thousands of other library catalogs to find the item you need. Once the item is... Read More
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Technology Updates: You Asked, We Listened

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 1:45pm - Have you ever wondered what your Student Technology Fee is used for? Just look around you! This semester, Rod Library has used funds from the Student Technology Fee to purchase and implement new technology around the library at the request of students. The insight students provided to Rod Library by giving feedback on easels throughout the Learning Commons was used to inform the purchases made by library staff. As a result, we were able to provide students with the technology most desired. What's New In response to the high demand for use of the Microsoft Surface Studio, Rod Library purchased three more Microsoft Surface Studios for student use. These are now located around the southeast corner of the... Read More
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Discover | Connect | Succeed

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 9:04am - Rod Library has recently created a new tagline that serves as a reminder of our commitment to students at UNI. The tagline represents three main areas Rod Library values. Discover With a collection of 1.2 million volumes, a wide array of online databases, electronic journals, and books, as well as unique research collections and experiences including Special Collections, University Archives, and UNI Museum, there is no limit to what you can discover at Rod Library. Chris Neuhaus, interim head, learning and outreach "Discover all the powerful information that can’t be found using Google, Bing, and Facebook. Your favorite web browser only finds a tiny fraction of the world’s information... Read More
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Librarians on the Loose

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:20pm -   There are times when an online search just doesn't cut it. Rod Library knows a key component to student success is the ability to find and evaluate information. While the Internet has undoubtedly made it easier to access information, it has not made it easier to navigate or assess all of that information. With over one million books, 200+ databases, and 4.6 billion websites at our fingertips, it is no wonder why you can get a little lost. But have no fear, we are here to help. One place to look for information is Rod Library, which students do every day. The library’s special service areas, including the Youth Collection, Fine and Performing Arts Collection, Special Collections &... Read More
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