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Posted 01/13/2020


Rod Library is starting the new semester with some fascinating things happening! Be sure to come to participate in all of these events and learn something new.



January 22, 12 p.m., ScholarSpace LIB 301

Dr. Emily Machen, Associate Professor of History

"Warriors, Caregivers, and Patriots: Women's Experiences in the First World War"


January 29, 12 p.m., ScholarSpace LIB 301

Dr. Thomas Connors, Associate Professor of History 

 "For the Fallen: Military Cemeteries of the Western Front"


Open House

January 22, 1-3 p.m., Special Collections & University Archives is hosting an open house highlighting WWI archival materials. Be sure to come by to see all of the historical photographs, clippings, and other rare historical items! 


World War I: Lessons and Legacies Poster Exhibition 

January 9 - February 15, Learning Commons Exhibition Wall

The Smithsonian Institution offered a free poster exhibition to all types of libraries. Rod Library is hosting a collection of eight posters representing World War I: Lessons and LegaciesThe exhibit is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the National Museum of American History, in cooperation with the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission. It is funded in part by the Smithsonian Women's Committee. Special thanks to Outreach Services Librarian & Associate Professor of Library Services, Dr. Leila Rod-Welch, and Fine & Performing Arts Collection Library Assistant, Julie Ann Beddow, for making this available at UNI. Please find time to view the posters and displays and explore the history of the war and its lasting impact on American life.   


First in the Nation traveling exhibit

January 7 - 30, Rod Library Learning Commons

The "First in the Nation" traveling exhibit shares images, film clips, and artifacts that tell the story of Iowa's unique presidential election process. The exhibit also explains the caucus process while exploring candidates' journeys through the Iowa caucus cycle, from their first exploratory visits to frenzied final hours. The exhibit is available as part of the State Historical Museum of Iowa.


Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Project whiteboard exhibit

January 10 - 30, Large whiteboard near the Library Services Desk

A UNI social justice course's projects on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women posters are on display. 


Library Exhibit Cases

  • January 9 - February 15, UNI Museum, underneath the poster exhibit

Several items from the UNI Museum's WWI collection of artifacts are on display, including a U.S. Army gas mask, a WWI military cemetery marker, and other objects.    

  •  January 9 - February 15, Special Collections & University Archives Learning Commons case adjacent to the poster exhibit 

The display highlights different ways in which Iowa State Teachers College (now UNI) students were involved in World War I. These materials offer a glimpse of life at ISTC and for those enlisted students during the war years. Included are photos of cadets, student trainees, and soldiers, as well as students' first-hand accounts of participating in the war overseas.

  • January 9 - February 15, Special Collections & University Archives Learning, 3rd-floor case 

The case features a variety of WWI photographs from SC&UA's collections, as well as information about the Allied powers. Also included are political cartoons from outside sources, which highlight different perspectives of the war.

  • January 30, Learning Commons exhibit case

Impeachment: Information & Context display presents unbiased information and scholarly resources on the processes and procedures of impeachment. Materials include factual accounts, information, and the history of the impeachment process in the United States. Examples of reliable websites are included, as well as a detailed visual of the process, and is next to the whiteboard wall in the Library's Learning Commons. 

  • February, Book Bistro exhibit case

This display highlights some of our materials and online resources that relate to the 2019-2020 UNI Common Read, So You Want to Talk about Race, by Ijeoma Oluo. These resources provide our patrons with various perspectives on race in today's society. This exhibit located next to the Book Bistro Cafe. Use the library OneSearch! option on our website to discover more about this crucial topic.  


Be sure to check out all these events and exhibits! 

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