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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.
Banned Books Week (September 22- 29, 2019) is an annual celebration of the freedom to read. Rod Library celebrates this week because literary freedom is an important component in not just academic freedom but the ever-changing development of society.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
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.
What is it?
Over 17,000 videos, including theatrical and independent releases, documentaries, international films, television shows, and training films, are now available through Kanopy, an on-demand web-based digital video delivery service licensed by Rod Library.
Rod Library, Panther eSports, and Panther Tabletop are teaming up to join over a thousand libraries around the world during International Games Week as they transform their libraries with play. Like many other libraries across the country and around the world, Rod Library will offer special gaming programs and events suitable for the whole family.
Open Access Week is a global event that allows academic and research communities to learn about and share the benefits of Open Access (OA).
Savings at UNI
The costs of college is going up every year, and it's not just tuition that weighs on student's minds and bank accounts. According to the College Board, undergraduates spend an average of $1,200 on textbooks annually. Faced with these costs, the academic impact is seen in classrooms across the country--many students choose to not buy a required text, take fewer courses, and some even drop or fail a course completely.