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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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Extended Hours are Back!

11/28/2017 - Rod Library regularly extends its hours during finals week to help ensure students a successful end to their semesters. Students appreciate having a comfortable, inviting space as they prepare for finals. Rod Library accommodates all students’ end-of-semester needs. Whether you prefer ...Read more
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Digging Up History: Exploring the History of UNI's Mastodon...

11/13/2017 -   It’s the 1930’s in Hampton, Iowa. You’re shoveling in a gravel pit, and you suddenly strike something hard. You’ve unintentionally discovered a 12 foot long, 600 pound Mastodon tusk! How Did it Get to UNI? When the Hampton Mastodon tusk was found, it ...Read more
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Pushing Past the Boundaries

11/07/2017 - When you go to the library to study, you might not expect an empowerment fashion show to be going on in the middle of the library. However, that’s just what happened here at Rod Library when Annette Lynch’s Dress and Human Behavior class hosted Un[dress] the Stigma, an empowerment ...Read more
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Introducing the Kanopy Video Streaming Service

11/01/2017 - 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.   Producers whose films are available ...Read more
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International Games Week brings community together to read,...

10/29/2017 - 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 ...Read more
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Open in order to.....Open Access Week 2017

10/17/2017 - 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
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UNI Students Saved $129,715 in Open Textbooks Adoptions Last Year

10/05/2017 - 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 ...Read more
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Awaken Your Homecoming Spirit

10/05/2017 - Homecoming Week reminds us of the pride we take in our university, our students, and our traditions.  Have you ever considered how we capture and preserve those traditions so that they remain available to current and future students? Rod Library’s University Archives preserves the ...Read more

DO NOT READ….Words Have Power!

09/25/2017 - DO NOT READ....Words Have Power! Banned Books Week (September 24-30) is an annual celebration of the freedom to read. Rod Library celebrates the freedom to read, an important component of academic freedom, most notably through its thoughtful development of diverse library collections ...Read more

What's the Point of Pointillism?

09/13/2017 - A Q&A with professor, turtle expert, and illustrator Jeff Tamplin  Dr. Jeff Tamplin is a University of Northern Iowa Professor of Biology who teaches courses in Introductory Biology, Ecology, Evolution, and Vertebrate Zoology. What he is not known for is his incredible ...Read more
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UNI Museum Presents Herb Hake Exhibit

09/12/2017 - The latest exhibit from the UNI Museum focuses on the life and art of Herb Hake, local television, radio personality and cartoon artist. Hake was known throughout Iowa for his focus on local history, and he would travel the state discussing various historical tidbits about many of Iowa’s ...Read more

University Archives preserves UNI Football history

09/08/2017 -   It’s not every day that people associate libraries with football.  But with UNI’s long-standing football tradition and the Rod Library University Archives’ commitment to preserving UNI’s past, the relationship is fitting.  Among the endless treasures ...Read more

Expanded Assistive Technology

09/08/2017 -   You can use technology at Rod Library to… Enlarge images on your computer screen. View Web pages in different colors. Hear computer screen text spoken aloud.   Rod Library has expanded the assistive technologies available to you.  We now have an Assistive ...Read more

New Library Services desk!

09/05/2017 - Library Services Desk We’ve combined the Information Desk and Circulation desk into a single service point to better serve our students, faculty, and community members. The new Library Services desk is your one-stop-shop for checking out materials, reserving ...Read more
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Are You Career Ready?

08/29/2017 - Make your first impression count! Stop by the Learning Commons in Rod Library on Wednesday, September 6 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. to have your FREE professional headshot taken and review your resume with Career Services. Whether you’re looking ...Read more
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Milestone Reached – UNI ScholarWorks receives over 200,000...

08/25/2017 - UNI ScholarWorks, UNI's institutional repository reaches a milestone of over 200,000 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 ...Read more

One Search Expanded

08/24/2017 - As part of an ever growing effort to build and strengthen relationships and partnerships with Cedar Valley and state-wide educational institutions, we have partnered with: Drake University, Grand View University, Hawkeye Community College, Iowa State University, St Ambrose University, University of ...Read more
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Bash in the Stacks #BASHINTHESTACKS17

08/23/2017 - Rod Library will be hosting Bash in the Stacks Thursday, August 24 from 7 to 9 p.m.  "What is this?" you ask? It is an opportunity to check out the Rod Library, play games, eat popcorn, be loud, and meet your co-Panthers.  Games include Minute-To-Win-It games like Junk ...Read more
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Faculty Studies Available

07/27/2017 -     Faculty studies are available for fall and spring semester in Rod Library for full-time tenured and tenure track faculty and emeritus faculty members.  Interested faculty should review the updated use policy and fill out the online application by August 31.   ...Read more


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