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Map of ScholarWorks use across the world

UNI ScholarWorks Hits Half a Million Downloads

03/11/2019 -   Since its formation in February 2015, UNI ScholarWorks has been collecting, preserving, and making research, creative and scholarly output from the University of Northern Iowa Community available to the world. UNI ScholarWorks has had a substantial impact on faculty and students ...Read more
Open Education Week 2019

Open Education Week, March 3-9, 2019

03/01/2019 - Open Education Week is a global event that seeks to raise awareness of free and open sharing in education and the benefits they bring to teachers and learners.  Open education includes free and open access to platforms, tools and resources in education, including learning materials, course ...Read more
Library Ambassadors Laura and Nicole

Meet Your Library Ambassadors: Laura and Nicole

02/27/2019 - Library Ambassadors volunteer at events held within Rod Library and promote library resources to current and prospective students at browsing fairs and other university-related events across campus. These Library Ambassadors play an important part in helping students get the most out of Rod Library ...Read more
Compact shelving

Compact Shelving Update

01/14/2019 - 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 ...Read more
Meet your library ambassadors, Sasha and Hannah

Meet Your Library Ambassadors: Sasha and Hannah

11/28/2018 -   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 ...Read more

Meet Your Library Ambassadors: Libby and Mustafa

11/07/2018 - If you are not familiar with our Library Ambassadors program here at Rod Library, this is your chance to meet the students that volunteer to represent Rod Library to current and prospective students at UNI. Library Ambassadors volunteer at events held within Rod Library and promote library ...Read more

Inside the Exhibit: Inspired by Nature, Influenced by Trade

10/31/2018 -   On November 7 at 4:30, Inspired by Nature, Influenced by Trade will be opening at the UNI Museum on the 1st floor of Rod Library with a gallery talk by student curator Emily Schroeder. This exhibit is an extension of UNI Museum’s Cultural Impressions: Identities Molded in Clay ...Read more
October is American Archives Month

Happy American Archives Month

10/24/2018 -   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, ...Read more
Open Access

Open Knowledge... Open Access Week 2018

10/17/2018 - Open Access Week is a global event that allows academic and research communities to learn about and share the benefits of Open Access (OA).  What is Open Access? Open Access is a growing international movement that uses the Internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge ...Read more
New family study room

Exciting Updates to Rod Library

09/04/2018 -   While students were taking their summer breaks, Rod Library was hard at work creating improvements to make your experience here even better! From rearranging our spaces to adding new technology, you’ll be even more excited to start the school year when you hear about what we ...Read more
Items from UNI Museum on display in the Kamerick Art building

UNI Museum and Department of Art explore Cultural Understanding

08/30/2018 - 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 ...Read more
Map showing where in the world people have downloaded a document off of Scholarworks

UNI ScholarWorks Reaches Over 400,000 Downloads

08/22/2018 - 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 ...Read more
Academic Learning Center Staff

Exciting Additions to Rod Library's Services

06/06/2018 - 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 ...Read more
Portrait of Myle Duong

Where are They Now: Myle Duong

04/30/2018 - 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 ...Read more
Undergraduate Research Award Winners

Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award Winners

04/26/2018 - 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 ...Read more
Chris Neuhaus, Jess Cruz and Jaycie Vos

Rod Library Recognized for Community Engagement

04/24/2018 - 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 ...Read more
Student Spotlight: Casey Brown image

Student Spotlight: Casey Brown

04/12/2018 - 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 ...Read more
National Library Week: Libraries Lead image

National Library Week: Libraries Lead

04/10/2018 - 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 ...Read more
RodCon: Making Super Connections image

RodCon: Making Super Connections

04/02/2018 -   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 ...Read more
Over 300,000 Downloads - UNI Student, Faculty, and Staff Success Highlighted in UNI ScholarWorks  image

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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