New Library Director at Upper Iowa University

June 1, 2016 will see new library leadership at Upper Iowa University. Rob Hudson will become the new head librarian. Becky Wadian will "be checking out retirement" on May 31 after serving the university 42 years.

Also retiring is Carol Orr (46 years) and Mary White (35 years). Jodi Hilleshiem will remain as the only member of the old team.

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New Associate Director for NN/LM Greater Midwestern Region

Elizabeth Kiscaden is the new Associate Director for the Network of Libraries of Medicine’s (NN/LM) regional office, located at UIowa’s Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and serving the Greater Midwestern Region. View the full announcement.

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Star Trek Exhibit at UI Main Library

University of Iowa’s Main Library new gallery area is hosting a Star Trek exhibit through August 5th.  In conjunction with this exhibit, Star Trek writer/director Nicholas Meyer will be visiting the Main Library for a talk and Q&A on May 20th.

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ACRL Webinar: Accessibility in Action

ILA ACRL's Professional Development Committee is proud to host Accessibility in Action, an ACRL e-learning webinar on this Wednesday, May 18th from 1-2:30 p.m. at Drake University's Cowles Library and the University of Iowa's Main Library

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UNI's Rod Library wins ALA award!

University of Northern Iowa's Rod Library has been awarded the Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award by the American Library Association, in recognition of a recent crowdfunding project. The successful project allowed library faculty/staff to reach 114% of their fundraising goal, enabling the purchase of a Microsoft Surface Hub for the library's Learning Commons.

The crowdfunding project site, including the creative "Northern Iowa Jones" video, is at: https://pawprint.uni.edu/project/1243

The award press release is available at: http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2016/04/gale-cengage-learning-financial-development-award-recipient-named

Rod Library was also featured on the cover of the May 2016 issue of Choice.

Congratulations, Rod Library faculty/staff, on your national recognition!

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