Purpose. The ScholarSpace, located in room 301 on the 3rd floor of the library, will be used for hosting visiting lecturers, public events and scholarly communication on campus. All events must be sponsored by UNI faculty, staff and students. The ScholarSpace is not intended for social events and/or retirement parties. Library faculty and staff will have priority use of this room and are not subject to these restrictions.
Hours of Use. The library will schedule the ScholarSpace for events during regular library hours.
Event Promotion. The library can promote ScholarSpace events by posting them on the Rod Library calendar and website. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request assistance. Units/departments should contact University Relations (319-273-2761) to publicize events beyond the Rod Library community.
Capacity. The ScholarSpace holds a maximum of 38 people with 19 tables. If you need space for fewer than 16 people, we can help you locate another space within the library.
Who Can Reserve. The ScholarSpace can be reserved by University of Northern Iowa faculty, staff, and students.
Access. The ScholarSpace key will need to be checked out from the Circulation Desk. Bring your UNI ID or have your fingerprint on record with the DOR in order to complete your checkout.
Room Instructions. Inside the podium, you will find a folder that shows how to control the lights and the arrangement of the tables and chairs. This information can also be found on the tab Documentation.
Food & Beverages. Due to the Coronavirus, food and beverages will not be allowed in the ScholarSpace. Food and beverages should be consumed in the Book Bistro area only.
Post-Event Cleanup. Due to the Coronavirus, we are asking that you wipe all surfaces (tables) down after using the room. All surfaces (tables) need to be wiped clean. The spray cleaner and napkins are located under the podium.
Furniture Arrangement. The default furniture arrangement of this room is is set for social distancing. Please do not rearrange the room.
Equipped Technology. A computer, microphones, two 90” mounted televisions, projector and projection screen are available in the ScholarSpace. For additional equipment in the room, see the Equipment tab on the ScholarSpace’s webpage. A designated ScholarSpace laptop may be checked out at the Library Services Desk if needed.
Any violation of these policies may result in the organization’s revocation of the use of the ScholarSpace.