Friday, October 13, 2017

Multiple UNL Organizations Unite to Celebrate Czech History at Love Library

Join us at 2 p.m. on October 26 at Love Library at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in celebration of National Czech Day. Presented by the Czech Program, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, UNL Czech Komensk√Ĺ Club, and UNL Archives & Special Collections, the event will feature a Czech Special Collection open house from 2-4 p.m. in Room 29, in Love Library South and a presentation by Dr. Bruce Garver at 4 p.m. in Room 221 in Love Library South. 
The open house will feature Czech heritage collections that illustrate the formation of Czechoslovakia in 1918. Afterwards, Dr. Garver will give a presentation on World War I and the establishment of an independent Czechoslovakia.
Garver earned his Ph.D. in history in 1971 from Yale University and began teaching at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1976. Additionally, he taught Czech and immigrant history at UNL between 1982 and 1990. Garver publishes extensively on Czechoslovakia and is a fellow for the Center for Great Plains Studies as well as eight professional organizations.

Coffee and cookies will be served in 221LS before the presentation begins.  Join us to learn more about the formation of Czechoslovakia!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Sign up for the Geography Week Story Maps Workshop Today!

Love Library Geography Week Events
November 12-18 is National Geography Week. To celebrate, Love Library will host two free ESRI workshops for both the University and Lincoln communities on Nov. 14 and Nov. 16.

Explore Story Maps
Drop-in on Nov. 14 from 11:30-12 p.m. and learn about ESRI’s Story Maps, a software that you can use to tell your story, your projects, and your life through geography and maps. The workshop will take place in the Link area of Love Library.

Map your story: A Hands-on Workshop
Now that you know a little bit about Story Maps, drop by the Witt Room (Room 224) in Love Library on Nov. 16 from 3-5 p.m. to learn how to use the software! Space is limited to the first 20 people to sign up, so register before it’s too late!

Click here to register: http://unl.libcal.com/event/3610608

Monday, September 11, 2017

Celebrate the Opening of the new East Campus Reading Room

Join us at the Library Depository Retrieval Facility (LDRF) on East Campus at 2055 N. 35th St., Thursday, Sept. 28 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. for the public opening of the new Reading Room! Refreshments and tours will be available.
The LDRF is home to an astonishing amount of books and library materials—serving as a high-density storage area for low-use and now archival materials —as well as government documents.  The construction of a second 900,000-volume module is complete along with a new reading room for use by researchers. Archival collections moving into the second module include the Clayton Yeutter papers, Clifford Hardin papers, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources records and the American Quilt Study Group, Research Files. The building provides a secure environment for little used yet permanent and important parts of the libraries' collections.

The LDRF's shelves extend so high, library staff must use a cherry-picker to retrieve the highest files!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Lincoln Comic Book Artist’s Work Featured in new Library Display

University Libraries is excited to announce the exhibition of comic book artist Bob Hall’s educational graphic novel, “Carnival of Contagion.” Created to raise awareness about the measles virus, a leading cause of death among children around the globe, Hall’s book is available nationwide through Nebraska Press.
Hall earned his bachelor’s degree in theatre, as well as his master’s degree at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Hall has illustrated many influential comic book series, including Batman and House of Mystery Tales for DC Comics, and The Avengers, Daredevil and The Amazing Spiderman for Marvel. Additionally, Hall served as the director of the Nebraska Repertory Theatre, as well as New Rude Mechanicals, a New York City-based off-Broadway and theatre company.

This Fall Semester, check out the Lincoln native’s display on the second floor of Love Library South!


Here is a small portion of Carnival of Contagion exhibit!
 Much of Hall's other work is on display as well.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

What dance was very popular in 1776?… Indepen-dance!



Whether you’re the most legally conscious person in your friend group or the state of the country inspires you to brush up on your rights, there’s not a better time than Constitution Week! During September 11-18th Nebraska Libraries invites you to celebrate with us.

We will have interactive constitution displays set up in the Love South Link and the CY Thompson library featuring pocket constitutions that will be free.

You can also check out the interactive constitution here: https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution

If you want to test you constitutional knowledge, take this quiz: https://my.uscis.gov/prep/test/civics/new




Thursday, August 3, 2017

Save the Date: Make Some Noise for Big Red Ruckus!

Can you believe summer is almost over? That’s right, in less than three weeks, Fall Semester will be finally be underway. 
The first few weeks of the school year can be an overwhelming time for new students transitioning into a college environment. A great way for freshmen or transfer students to get to know Love Library, a place they will likely be spending a lot of their time, is the Big Red Ruckus. Hosted in the Adele Hall Learning Commons the Sunday after the first week of classes, the event will feature free Valentino’s Pizza and Dunkin' Donuts Coffee, educational games, and the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff. Basically, it’s the perfect time to ask any questions, and even meet other new students.

If you’re a new student interested in attending, save the date for August 27, 5-7 p.m. You won’t want to miss it! 


iThenticate - Evaluate Software that Helps Authors Avoid Copyright Infringement

The University Libraries, in partnership with the Office of Research & Economic Development, are offering the opportunity to evaluate iThenticate, beginning June 26, 2017. iThenticate is software created by iParadigms, also the creator of the student focused Turnitin plagiarism detection software. While Turnitin was created primarily to detect potential plagiarism in student papers, the value of iThenticate is meant to assist academic authors in avoiding plagiarism and copyright infringement when preparing items for publication.
  •        Submitted documents are compared to content found on the Internet, and to more than 40 million published research articles from 590+ global scientific, technical and medical publishers
  •        Examples of documents best served by iThenticate are articles for scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, and other publications; research documents; proposals (for grants, government or non-profit); manuscripts; business reports & financial analyses
  •        Uploaded documents remain the proprietary property of the individual who submitted them for analysis and are not added to any other database.
Members of the University community wishing to participate in this pilot must agree to a confidential, mediated review of their submission with Library Faculty. Please fill out the iThenticate Request Form. Once the form is submitted, a Library Faculty member will contact you and work with you through the iThenticate evaluation process. Contact the University Libraries at ask-a-question@unl.edu for additional information or questions.