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Over 300,000 Downloads - UNI Student, Faculty, and Staff Success...

03/28/2018 - UNI Scholarworks, UNI's institutional repository reaches a milestone of 10,000 works with over 300,000 downloads. UNI ScholarWorks highlights UNI faculty, staff and student success by collecting, preserving and making digital research and scholarly output more accessible. The repository ...Read more
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Rod Library Helps Celebrate Local Authors

03/26/2018 - Did you know that the Cedar Falls community boasts five best-selling writers, more than any other town in Iowa? Bess Streeter Aldrich, Ruth Suckow, Nancy Price, James Hearst, and Robert James Waller all have significant ties to the Cedar Falls Community as well as the University of Northern ...Read more
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Student Spotlight: Rachael Fix

03/21/2018 -   Without Rod Library’s dedicated student employees, the day-to-day operations of the library would not be possible. We wanted to take the time to recognize one of our outstanding student employees, who was just nominated for Student Employee of the Year. Rachael Fix is a ...Read more
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Where are They Now: Zach and Joanna Freking-Smith

03/07/2018 - Rod Library has so many fantastic student workers each academic year. We wanted to see what a few of our student workers have gone on to accomplish after their time at Rod Library! Zach and Joanna Freking-Smith are two former Rod Library student employees who have both gone on to work in library ...Read more
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UNI Celebrates Open Education Week, March 5-9

03/06/2018 - What is it? This week is Open Education Week, a yearly celebration designed to raise awareness about open educational resources. Open educational resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that are free to read and reuse. Examples of OER include videos, problem sets, slides, and ...Read more
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The Results are in: Students Love Rod Library!

02/28/2018 -   In November, Rod Library conducted a survey of students to measure the impact that the library has on their experience and success as a student at UNI. The results are in, and they show that students are gaining a great deal from their experiences at Rod Library! Out of 218 student ...Read more
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Graduate Students Discover Special Collections & University...

02/22/2018 - Rod Library houses thousands of rare, valuable, and delicate books, manuscripts, and institutional records that are available for students to use. Unfortunately, these valuable primary resources are underutilized by students because they can be difficult to find and can seem intimidating or ...Read more
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We Need Your Website Feedback!

02/19/2018 - What's great about the Rod Library website? What needs work? We're carrying out the first major redesign in four years, and need your input to ensure we're on the right track. Students, faculty, staff, and community members -- make your opinion count by taking our ...Read more
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Bringing James Hearst to the Digital World

02/19/2018 - Thanks to a collaboration between Rod Library and the Department of Languages and Literature, the poems, audio files, photos, and interviews of James Hearst have been added to a digital archive accessible to the public online. The Life of James Hearst James Hearst was a Cedar Falls native ...Read more
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Celebrating Milestone Years of Service

02/14/2018 -   Rod Library could not serve students and the UNI campus community without its dedicated faculty and staff. Each year, the university recognizes employees who have served milestone years at UNI. This year, 11 members of Rod Library’s faculty and staff were recognized for their ...Read more
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Rod Library Continues Diversity Initiatives

02/05/2018 -   Rod Library recognizes diversity as the broad range of experiences and backgrounds our community brings together to create a rich learning environment. We support the university’s vision of celebrating individuality while creating an inclusive community. Our goal is to empower ...Read more
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Textbook Affordability Initiative Continues

01/29/2018 -   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 ...Read more
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UNI Commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day

01/25/2018 -   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 ...Read more
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Interlibrary Loan: Tracking Down Resources for You

01/25/2018 -   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 ...Read more
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Technology Updates: You Asked, We Listened

01/19/2018 - 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 ...Read more
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Discover | Connect | Succeed

01/17/2018 - 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 ...Read more
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Librarians on the Loose

01/09/2018 -   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 ...Read more
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UNI ScholarWorks: Improving Availability for Two Iowa Journals

12/18/2017 -   Rod Library has started adding both the Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science (JIAS) and the Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science (PIAS) to UNI ScholarWorks. This joint effort between the Iowa Academy of Science, headquartered on the UNI campus, and Rod Library will eventually ...Read more
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UNI Museum and Rod Library Partners with Chemistry Students on...

12/12/2017 - UNI Museum and Rod Library are supporting student success in a chemistry course this semester by helping students do groundbreaking research on an object held by the museum. An 11-foot long mastodon tusk discovered near Hampton, Iowa in 1933 is the object of study. Students in Dr. Josh Sebree ...Read more
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De-Stress Days at Rod Library

12/05/2017 -   You already know you’ll be spending time in Rod Library working on your final projects, writing papers, and studying for tests. Fortunately for you, when it’s time for a study break, you won’t even have to leave the library! Rod Library is again hosting de-stress ...Read more

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