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Rod--Donald Olaf (Library Director)

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1 Rod Library fosters wealth of information, learning
Turnage--Mark A. (Class of 2008)
Northern Iowan 101:11, p.1
10/5/2004 Many current and former UNI personalities gather to celebrate the library's fortieth anniversary and acquisition of its one millionth volume.
2 Rod Library celebrates 40 years, one million volumes
Stibbs--Michelle (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 101:9, p.1
9/28/2004 Rod Library to commemorate forty years of operation in its current building as well as the addition of the one millionth volume to its collection; photo.
3 Rod Library namesake dies
Northern Iowan 100:2, p.4
9/5/2003 Donald O. Rod died in Ames August 27, 2003.
4 University of Northern Iowa to dedicate rod Library addition December 15
Public Relations News Release 1995:161, p.1
12/7/1995 Dedication ceremonies announced for Rod Library addition.
5 Capital and other physical improvements
Lang--William C. (Vice President; History Faculty)
A Century of Leadership and Service 2:0, p.453
7/1/1995 Brief review of construction during the early 1970s including the Education Center, UNI-CUE, and the ITC; photo.
6 What's in a name--such as campus buildings
Lilledahl--Jeanne (Class of 1989)
Northern Iowan 86:3, p.7
9/12/1989 A brief look at the people for whom campus buildings are named; photo.
7 New library director ready to inform students
Morse--Julie A. (Class of 1988)
Northern Iowan 83:19, p.12
10/31/1986 Profile of Barbara Jones; outline of her plans for the library; photo.
8 New people assume leadership positions
Northern Iowa Today 14:4, p.7
9/1/1986 New heads of Public Information Services, Library, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Department of Sociology and Anthropology named.
9 New staff members named
Danielson--Darwin W. (Class of 1987)
Northern Iowan 82:61, p.1
7/18/1986 Barbara Jones will be Library director; John Deegan will be CSBS dean; Susan Chilcott will head Public Information Services
10 UNI names Barbara Jones director of library
Public Relations News Release 1986:475, p.1
7/11/1986 A brief overview of the qualifications of the new director of library services and associate professor at the university. Includes a short outline of her college career.
11 Two men leave their mark at UNI after more than 30 years of service
Northern Iowa Today 14:3, p.7
6/1/1986 Biographical profiles of Donald O. Rod and Ross Nielsen, who will retire soon; photo.
12 Rod predicts successor may bring in new ideas
Northern Iowan 82:56, p.13
5/6/1986 Donald Rod remembers his years as head of the Library; the old library building and moving to the new building; his own professional career; photo.
13 Request initiated by staff
Jensen--Marcia (Library Staff)
Northern Iowan 82:55, p.2
5/2/1986 Marcia Jensen notes that the staff of the Library petitioned that the building be named in honor of Donald Rod.
14 Irony
McIlrath--James Harley (Classes of 1986 and 1999)
Northern Iowan 82:54, p.2
4/29/1986 Cites quotations that lend irony to the recent naming of the Library.
15 28th annual recognition breakfast May 3 to honor 41 long-term UNI employees
Public Relations News Release 1986:392, p.1
4/24/1986 The breakfast will honor employees who have worked at UNI for at least ten years; Windham and Matheson will provide the entertainment; list of those being honored.
16 Regents name UNI Library for its longtime director, Donald Rod
Public Relations News Release 1986:385, p.1
4/23/1986 Rod has been the library director for thirty-three years and will retire in June; Curris noted that Rod is known for his warm collegiality; the Regents' decision was unanimous; he has also worked as a library design consultant.
17 Rod Library proposed; reception planned June 25 for retiring director
Alumnus 71:1, p.9
4/1/1986 Regents will consider request.
18 Shortage of library study rooms
Morse--Julie A. (Class of 1988)
Northern Iowan 82:23, p.5
11/22/1985 Small number of rooms can mean long waits for a room; photo.
19 Ex libris Don Rod
Alumnus 70:3, p.26
10/1/1985 Profile of Donald O. Rod; photo.
20 Library expansion, hours discussed
Northern Iowan 81:48, p.6
4/9/1985 Students would like to see library open more hours, especially later at night and earlier on weekends; Mr. Rod responds with statistics and use patterns showing little need for those changes.
21 UNI library models for South Africa
Northern Iowan 81:15, p.6
10/26/1984 Heather Colbert, the deputy librarian at Witwatersrand University in South Africa came to UNI in order to learn about library design; photo.
22 UNI Alumni to celebrate honors
Schuldt--Dana K. (Class of 1985)
Northern Iowan 81:9, p.8
10/2/1984 A list of Alumni Association achievement and service award winners.
23 Regents review UNI plans
Northern Iowan 81:7, p.1
9/25/1984 Regents and academic officials participate in a long-range planning seminar
24 Association rewards achievement and service
UNI Century 12:4, p.3
9/1/1984 Brief biographical sketches of award winners.
25 UNI library collection gains national recognition
Northern Iowan 80:52, p.11
4/17/1984 Library's Government Documents Collection achieves high national inspection rating; librarian Pat Wilkinson talks about the collection.
26 Library considering computers
Northern Iowan 80:29, p.8
1/20/1984 Mr. Rod talks at length about the prospects for computers in libraries and especially about sharing resources with the University of Iowa and Iowa State University.
27 Service delayed by cuts
Northern Iowan 78:11, p.1
10/6/1981 Budget cuts resulted in the elimination of staff positions at UNI. These cuts are mostly non-instructional positions and affect the service areas of the university such as Health Services, the Library, and the Registrar's Office.
28 State universities threatened
Northern Iowan 77:55, p.1
5/12/1981 Campus administrators talk about budget shortfalls and difficulties.
29 Josef Fox library--to be or not to be?
Northern Iowan 77:51, p.1
4/28/1981 Campus officials offer opinions on the subject.
30 UNI faces crucial point in reversion plan
UNI Century 9:2, p.1
3/1/1981 Progress report and outline of actions aimed at reverting about $1,450,000 to state.
31 UNI library suffers a 'double whammy' with current economy
Public Relations News Release 1980:374, p.1
2/18/1981 The UNI library will have to cut back in acquisitions due to the high inflation of prices and budget cuts.
32 Administrators feeling reversion effects
Northern Iowan 77:11, p.1
10/7/1980 List of cuts; administrators tell how it will affect their colleges.
33 Library collection reaches half million volumes
Alumnus 64:4, p.12
12/1/1979 Kennedy collection includes rare and valuable books.
34 Collection reaches 500,000
Northern Iowan 76:4, p.3
9/14/1979 One hundred forty-five books were received by the library from the late George C. Kennedy, a Waterloo attorney.
35 UNI purchases sculpture for library art collection
Northern Iowan 75:57, p.1
6/15/1979 Alumnus Lawrence Jepson donated a sculpture by Amedeo Gennarelly to UNI. The sculpture will be displayed in the lobby of the library; photo.
36 Kamerick denies job tenure to McDowell
Northern Iowan 74:57, p.1
6/9/1978 Accepts arbitrator's judgement.
37 Yale librarian Rogers advances from days as Commons cashier
Alumnus 62:3, p.21
9/1/1977 Rutherford Rogers receives honorary degree; photo.
38 Completed library gives university comfortable reader services
Alumnus 61:4, p.3
12/1/1976 Description of facilities, collections, and services in newly-completed Phase II; photo.
39 The library features experience in comfort
Freiberg--Karen (Class of 1974)
Northern Iowan 71:30, p.4
1/21/1975 Donald Rod describes the services and facilities of the Library after the completion of Unit II; cost was $4.5 million; capacity of 700,000 volumes; photo.
40 Library gives growing pains
Northern Iowan 70:59, p.6
7/12/1974 Mr. Rod talks about the improvements of the library addition; will hold 700,000 volumes; new art and music and career collections; staff will begin moving books at Christmas.
41 Library update
Hedeen--Tom L. (Student--1966--1973-1974)
Northern Iowan 70:41, p.7
3/15/1974 Mr. Rod talks about progress; hopes lower level will be open by August and other levels will be open by Christmas; will open equipment bids soon.
42 Rare book collection
Northern Iowan 70:9, p.12
10/12/1973 Library purchases modern fiction collection at recommendation of Professor Klinkowitz.
43 The library blues; it's that time of the year again for
Northern Iowan 69:53, p.5
5/8/1973 The problem of locating library material, which may be checked out, stolen, or off the shelf.
44 Library expansion and remodeling to begin in the spring
Northern Iowan 69:23, p.8
12/8/1972 Description of new facilities to be completed by end of 1974; $3 million expansion will boost book capacity from 300,000 to 600,000; will increase size from 93,000 to 175,000 square feet.
45 Gilchrist; gone but not forgotten
Jensen--Paul W.
Northern Iowan 69:8, p.1
10/10/1972 Cornerstone opened during ceremony; President Kamerick and Professor Lang speak; thirty-six items given to University Archives; other items salvaged from burned building auctioned; photo.
46 UNI librarian to serve on award jury for Library Building Award Program
Public Relations News Release 1972:236, p.1
1/10/1972 Donald O. Rod will serve as a member of the award jury for the 1972 Library Building Award Program.
47 Cavanaugh counters Rod's letter
Northern Iowan 68:9, p.5
10/15/1971 Mr. Cavanaugh says that he has salvaged usable books from the library dumpster.
48 Rod disputes library letter
Rod--Donald Olaf (Library Director)
Northern Iowan 68:7, p.3
10/8/1971 Mr. Rod claims that withdrawn library material is generally given to other educational facilities, and seldom thrown away.
49 Korean architect tours library
Northern Iowan 67:62, p.6
7/30/1971 Jung Duk Lee visits.
50 Korean Architect Visits UNI Library
Public Relations News Release 1971:746, p.1
7/27/1971 Jung Duk Lee from Korea University recently toured the UNI Library.


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