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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New Staff and CMS at Mount Mercy

Mount Mercy University (Cedar Rapids) is proud to introduce our two newest professional staff members. Nadia Gillitzer has joined the staff as Academic Technology Librarian, and Kate Johnson now serves as our new Cataloging and Circulation Librarian.

The library is also leading the campus-wide transition to Brightspace (Desire to Learn), the new course management system. All summer courses will be held via the new platform, and the university fully launches the interface at the start of fall semester.

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Central College Updates

This year has seen many big changes at Central's Geisler Library. For the past year we have been in the midst of a remodel/space reclamation project. For more information about all this come to Mary Anderson's session at the ILA/ACRL Spring Conference, "Free the Bound Periodicals: Metrics, Measuring, and Muscle to Transform the Library."

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