Thursday, April 16, 2015

Jazz in Nebraska: The First 50 Years

The Music Library has a new display called Jazz in Nebraska: The First 50 Years.  This display was created by a local collector, Dan Demuth, and it showcases Nebraska jazz musicians like Neal Hefti, Pee Wee Erwin, Red Nichols, Wynonie Harris, Preston Love and Jeri Southern. The Music Library is located in the lower level of Westbrook Music Building, Room 30.

The display is up now until the end of June. Go check it out!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Islamic Faith, Love Library, April 16th @ 1 p.m.

Join Us! 

Islamic Faith, Love Library, Room 110, April 16th @ 1 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend Thursday, April 16 at 1 pm, to learn more about the Islamic faith and how we can be culturally responsive to the needs of Muslim students and faculty at UNL.

The Imam from the Islamic Foundation of Lincoln will give a presentation followed by a Q/A session.

For more information--


1.      The Qu’ran.  Oxford University Press, 2005.


2.      Islam: Empire of Faith. PBS Video, 2000. (this one is available online or there is a physical copy) BP50 .I85 2009

3.      Muslims: An In Depth Look At What It Means To Be Muslim In The 21st Century. Wellspring Media, 2003. BP52.2 .M875 2003


3. Muslim Observer, online newspaper/forum:  

Sponsored by the Libraries Diversity Committee

Friday, April 10, 2015

Celebrate Preservation Week, April 26-May 2, 2015

The UNL Libraries invites the UNL community to celebrate Preservation Week by making people aware of the importance of preserving knowledge resources, mementos, and family heirlooms.  There will be a free webinar, a display, and a book preservation demonstration.

April 30, 1:00 p.m., Love Library Room 110 – Webinar “Digital Preservation for Individuals and Small Groups” with Mike Ashenfelder, Digital Preservation Project Coordinator, Library of Congress. Ashenfelder will talk about what is involved in preserving commonly used digital files, such as photos, recordings, videos, and documents. Webinar is FREE and open to all. No registration required.

May 1, First Friday – Sewing a Book. Robin McClanahan will demonstrate how to sew pamphlets together into a bound book. 5:00 p.m. Love Library, second floor. On display Heart & Hands 2015 – Fifth National Juried Book Art Exhibition for Students.

Month of April – Display in Love Library, Lower Level, Archives. The content of display includes obsolete equipment, rare books, and preservation tips.

Follow the Libraries Instagram account (@UNL_Lib) during the week to see featured photos of materials that need preservation or received preservation. #PreservationWeek #PassItOn

If you would like to learn more about book care and preserving materials, there are several series of videos on Youtube produced by the American Library Association and the Harold B. Lee Library Productions.