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Mary Ann Bolton Award Winners

2024 Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award Winners

The Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award is given to students who demonstrate excellence in library research conducted for an undergraduate paper or project carried out under the guidance of a UNI faculty member or mentor. Congratulations to the following students for their hard work and dedication to undergraduate research. Their projects can be found on the UNI ScholarWorks site and the student will be recognized and awarded $1,200 to the first-place winner and $800 to two runner-ups.

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De-Stress Activities for Finals at Rod Library

Take part in the de-stress activities the week of April 29- May 3 with games, snacks, shrink dinks, origami, and adorable pets.
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UNI Impact: Vol. 1, Issue 3-4 2022

UNI Impact: Faculty/Staff Scholarly Publications & Featured Awards Newsletter

The newest bi-annual issue of the UNI Impact: Faculty/Staff Scholarly Publications & Featured Awards Newsletter, which covers the period of April- December 2022.  The newsletter highlights the wide range of scholarship, research, and other scholarly work UNI faculty, students, and staff produced. The newsletter is a joint effort of the Rod Library, Research & Sponsored Programs, and UNI Foundation—the newsletter shares current published scholarly works and recently funded external sponsored awards.   
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Open Access Week

Rod Library is hosting a day of events to showcase what Open Access is. On Tuesday, October 24, 2023, the morning will start with an Open Access Fair, then sessions on zero-cost programs, an open textbook created at UNI, and demystifying open access publishing. 
Faculty Study Rooms Available

Faculty Studies Available

Faculty study rooms are available on the fourth floor of Rod Library for the coming school year. These rooms are assigned to both current full time tenured and tenure track faculty, and emeritus faculty and staff members. Those interested in a faculty study for Fall 2023/Spring 2024 should apply online at https://www.library.uni.edu/spaces/application-faculty-study-room. Studies will be assigned in mid-August. Email libfacility@uni.edu with questions.
Mary Ann Bolton first place winner, Lydia Berns-Schweingruber

Undergraduate Research Award Winners

Mary Ann Bolton, class of 1970, never forgot the positive impact of her experience at UNI. After a long and impactful career in librarianship and many endeavors into supporting libraries, she looked back to her academic roots to explore a way to give back. In 2017, she worked with the library to establish an endowment with a specific interest in using her gift to support and recognize undergraduate students’ research projects.

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De-Stress Days

Stressed with finals? Come check out the De-Stress Days activities in Maucker Union and Rod Library! May 1-5 Rod Library and Maucker Union will be holding activities to help you take a break from studying and to de-stress.  To begin the week, during May 1-3 Student Wellness Services will have de-stress day activities in Mauck Union including yoga, rock painting, slime, and lemonade! To continue destressing, May 3-5 Rod Library will have activities including Legos, a graffiti wall, coloring pages, and P.E.T.P.A.L.S! As an added bonus if you are studying at Rod Library on Wednesday 7-9pm there…
RodCon 2023, Saturday, April 1st, 2023 from 10-4pm

Rod Library's 8th Annual RodCon

This mini-comic book convention draws people across the Cedar Valley to share their love of all things pop culture.  Mark your calendar to visit Rod Library on Saturday, April 1!  
Mary Ann Bolton Award Applications are due by April 14, 2023

Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award 2023

The Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award recognizes and celebrates students who have completed undergraduate research. Those who have conducted research using library materials and are approved by a UNI faculty member or mentor can qualify. Full time students from any major must have completed a credit-bearing course or faculty mentored project. Projects must also be original work completed no earlier than spring of 2021.