April 2018 RodCast Articles

Portrait of Myle Duong

Where are They Now: Myle Duong

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 2:21pm - Rod Library has so many fantastic student workers each academic year. As this year’s graduates prepare to leave UNI and move onto their next step in life, we wanted to check in with one of our former student employees and see where she has gone in the year after her graduation. Myle Duong graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2017 with a degree in global marketing. She is currently employed with Davenport Parks and Recreation where she works as a marketing coordinator and Learn to Skate coordinator. She also works for the Davenport Public Libraries as a reference librarian. In addition to her work, she has recently traveled South Korea to see the Olympics as well as Taiwan and France. In the fall... Read More
Undergraduate Research Award Winners

Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award Winners

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:28am - Thanks to a generous donation from UNI alumna Mary Ann Bolton, Rod Library has begun annually awarding Undergraduate Research Awards to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary research, scholarship, and creative work of UNI’s undergraduate students. The Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award is given to students who demonstrate excellence in library research conducted for an undergraduate paper or project carried out under the guidance of a UNI faculty member or mentor. This is a monetary award with the donations of Mary Ann Bolton providing $1,000 to the first place winner, $500 to the second place winner, and $250 to the third place winner. The very first recipients of the Mary Ann Bolton... Read More
Chris Neuhaus, Jess Cruz and Jaycie Vos

Rod Library Recognized for Community Engagement

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 1:57pm - Everyone knows that Rod Library serves students, faculty, and staff on a day-to-day basis, but Rod Library’s impact goes way beyond UNI’s campus! Every year, Rod Library impacts people across the state, country, and the world! Rod Library was recognized for all of this hard work in community engagement last week on Community Engagement Celebration Day. Rod Library entered three different posters into the competition on Community Engagement Celebration Day, and earned the Commitment to Service Award for one of these entries! We would like to recognize the faculty, staff, and students who make Rod Library’s many community engagement efforts possible. Ellen Neuhaus, digital scholarship librarian,... Read More
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Student Spotlight: Casey Brown

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 12:33pm - Aside from recognizing National Library Week, Rod Library is celebrating Student Employee Appreciation Week as well! To celebrate, we’d like to recognize just one of our many student employees who keep Rod Library running smoothly day in and day out. Casey Brown is a junior biology and anthropology double major who has worked at Rod Library since her freshman year at UNI. During her first semester at UNI, Casey was hired as an assistant at the Library Services Desk. She still helps out at the Library Services Desk two years later and has also been promoted to building monitor. Over the past three years, Casey’s favorite thing about working at Rod Library has been the relationships she’s... Read More
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National Library Week: Libraries Lead

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 3:00pm - National Library Week is here, and Rod Library is so excited to celebrate! This week is a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries across the nation and to promote library use and support. This year’s theme is “Libraries Lead,” and we would like to share with you many of the ways that Rod Library’s faculty and staff are leaders inside and outside of the library. On top of all of the hard work and dedication that our employees give to Rod Library, they are also incredibly involved in the community, and their leadership makes a huge impact in the Cedar Valley. Chris Cox, dean of library services "National Library Week’s theme this year is ‘Libraries Lead.’... Read More
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RodCon: Making Super Connections

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 12:29pm -   With RodCon quickly approaching, it’s time to get excited about all of the fun activities that Rod Library is going to bring to comic lovers. We have some amazing events and activities planned for you this year, including a costume contest, video games, escape rooms, and prizes! This event is free, family-friendly, and open to everyone. Not only is RodCon a great event for UNI students and surrounding community members, but it is also a great way for Rod Library to impact people from all over the country and engage with area organizations. Past RodCon events have attracted 2,000-3,000 visitors to UNI’s campus. These visitors include artists and vendors from across the state and even from... Read More
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