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Compact Shelving Update

Compact shelving

As you may be aware, the compact shelving on the library’s first floor has been inoperable for almost two and a half years. We have been seeking to replace or repair the shelving, but the cost is prohibitive. We recognize that the print journals housed within the compact shelving are still of interest to library patrons, but unfortunately, we can only allow staff to retrieve these items.

Meet Your Library Ambassadors: Sasha and Hannah

Meet your library ambassadors, Sasha and Hannah


As the end of the semester quickly approaches, we would like to feature two of our senior Library Ambassadors. Sasha and Hannah both do fantastic work for Rod Library through volunteering at library events and using their influence as students to represent Rod Library to current and prospective students at UNI. Read on to find out more about Sasha and Hannah’s Library Ambassador experiences.

Happy American Archives Month

October is American Archives Month


October is American Archives Month, and we would like to celebrate by recognizing some of the great work being done by our own Special Collections & University Archives. Special Collections & University Archives (SC&UA) plays a major role at Rod Library and across campus, giving students hands-on experience with historical artifacts and documents to inform their research and allow them to experience history like never before.

UNI Museum and Department of Art explore Cultural Understanding

Items from UNI Museum on display in the Kamerick Art building

Thanks to the UNI Museum, two faculty members from the Department of Art have curated an exhibit highlighting certain objects and their cultural significance. Assistant Professor of Art Noah Doely and Instructor of Art Angela Waseskuk had this to say about their exhibit and their work with the UNI Museum:

UNI ScholarWorks Reaches Over 400,000 Downloads

Map showing where in the world people have downloaded a document off of Scholarworks

UNI ScholarWorks, UNI's Institutional Repository reaches a milestone of 12,428 works with over 400,000 downloads.

UNI ScholarWorks highlights UNI faculty, staff, and student success by collecting, preserving, and making digital research and scholarly output more accessible. The repository contains articles, journals, image galleries, theses, dissertations, conferences, and much more. 

Exciting Additions to Rod Library's Services

Academic Learning Center Staff

Rod Library is always looking for ways to increase student success.  We’ve always provided collections that support students’ academic work. We have comfortable, collaborative, technology-enhanced workspaces. We continue to build unique collections in a variety of formats. And, of course, we provide reference services, answering research questions and connecting students to all types of information. But we also know that students need more than just research help, so we look to campus partners to enhance the services we offer to students.


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