2016 Best of Cedar Falls Award in the Museum:UNI Museum

12/29/2016 - University of Northern Iowa Museum has been selected for the 2016 Best of Cedar Falls Award in the Museums category by the Cedar Falls Award Program. Each year, the Cedar Falls Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community ...Read more

De-Stress With Us!

11/22/2016 - Finals week is coming. Worry and fear not, Rod Library is here to help you survive this stressful week. Come and de-stress with us! We have the Graffiti Wall for you to draw, doodle, write encouraging messages, and etc. from December 5th-16th.   To really relax, join us and ...Read more
Antique Word Games Night

Antique Word Games Night

11/21/2016 - Tired of sitting in front of a computer? Itching to focus on anything other than your finals? Join us in the UNI Special Collections (Rod Library, third floor) for two hours of historical word games, including Fictionary, “Animal, Vegetable, Mineral”, Doublets (a game invented by Alice in ...Read more

New Book Lists: Award Winners & Thanksgiving Stories

11/15/2016 - We have two new resources available to help you find great books in the Youth Collection.  The Youth Literature Award Winners guide includes hundreds of books that have won (or been honor books) for many significant children's literature awards. Many thanks to Youth Collection ...Read more
Rock the Stacks

Rock the Stacks

11/15/2016 - It's time again to Rock the Stacks! We'll get loud again in the Museum with The Evan Stock Band, Dishwater Blonde, and Pets with Human Names. Let's give thanks for all the amazing music the Cedar Valley has to offer on Thursday, November 17th, at 7pm. ...Read more

Milestone- UNI ScholarWorks receives over 100,000 downloads

11/11/2016 - UNI ScholarWorks, UNI's institutional repository reaches 100,000 downloads.  The purpose of UNI ScholarWorks is to collect, preserve and make available the digital research and creative and scholarly output from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) community.The repository contains ...Read more

U.S. Presidential Election

11/09/2016 - Are you interested in the process of electing a U.S. President? Are you asking yourself things like: What are the philosophies of each of the parties currently campaigning? How many electoral votes does each state have? How long does this whole process take? If these questions ...Read more

Veterans Day Program & Photo Exhibit

11/09/2016 - Everyone is invited to attend a program on Veterans Day, November 11, at 3 p.m. in front of the UNI Military & Veteran Honor Photo Exhibit, on the main floor of Rod Library. It will be a time for reflection, camaraderie, and support for those who are such an important part of our UNI ...Read more

Rare Books "Petting Zoo"

11/09/2016 - When was last time you touched a 15th century manuscript? Or traced the signature of Carl Sandburg? Or looked at early 1900s photographs of whaling ships through an antique stereopticon? Encounter the treasures from our Special Collections and Archives through an up-close, interactive exhibit ...Read more

Open Access Week 2016, October 24-30

10/18/2016 - Open Access Week, a global event now entering its eighth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access.   What is Open Access? Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and ...Read more
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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

10/17/2016 - Everyone is invited to a choral preview of the upcoming UNI Theatre production,  Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare. UNI Theatre will perform on Oct. 20, 4 p.m., inside Rod Library under Dichotomy.   ...Read more

October Digital Image Exhibit

10/13/2016 - The university community is invited to view the Bits and Pieces digital image exhibit by Bailey Higgins on the Learning Commons Exhibition Wall, inside Rod Library. The exhibit area is located on the main floor of the library and will be on display until October 31. ...Read more
Family Weekend @ Rod Library

Family Weekend @ Rod Library

10/12/2016 - Come to Rod Library with your families on Family Weekend to enjoy these great activities! "Vinyl Friday" on a Saturday. Listen to rock 'n' roll selections on vinyl in Rod Library's Fine & Performing Arts Collection (4th floor) For kids of all ages ( ...Read more

Rock the Stacks

10/10/2016 - On October 20 at 7pm the UNI Museum will be hosting Rock the Stacks! the second concert in the series featuring Clayton Ryan, Ladyspade and Amelia and Melina. This concert is part of our current exhibit "Ballroom Bash: Iowa's Rock 'n' Roll Legacy." Stop by ...Read more

Megan Oakleaf Campus Faculty & Staff Presentation

10/03/2016 - All are welcome to join Rod Library Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. in the ScholarSpace. Megan Oakleaf will be presenting about national trends related to the value of academic libraries and its role in the institutional mission of universities. The presentation will be followed by a ...Read more

Makerspace Open House

09/22/2016 - Join Rod Library for the Makerspace Open House (LIB 286) on Tuesday September 27, 2016 from 4:00-5:30 pm.  Come create a lighted homecoming mask and enjoy light refreshments.   ...Read more

Star Trek 50th Anniversary

09/09/2016 - As any “Trekkie” will know, September 2016 is the 50th Anniversary of the television series, "Star Trek". We have pulled together a selection of resources relating to science, television, and media, for a display in celebration of this fifty year milestone. You can ...Read more

It Takes an Iowan

09/07/2016 - The UNI Museum is hosting "It Takes an Iowan" at the Marshall Center School from September 9th- October 8th. This exhibit, provided by Silos and Smokestacks, focuses on Iowans as leaders in the ongoing endeavor to provide food for the nation and the world. This exhibit will be open ...Read more

Attend the Open Textbook Network Workshop

09/02/2016 - The University of Northern Iowa Office of Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and the Rod Library are pleased to announce a workshop lead by the Open Textbook Network. This workshop introduces the concept of open textbooks, ...Read more
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Your Guide to LGBTQIAP+ Literature in the UNI Youth Collection

08/31/2016 - This year, Leila Rod-Welch and I brought a whole bunch of Youth books to the Rainbow Reception. I meant to bring a link to our LibGuide of LGBTQIAP+ resources, but I forgot! For information about books in the Youth Collection, and a few additional resources, you can see our libguide at  ...Read more


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