Thursday, April 17, 2014

Interview with a Vampire: decoded by scientists, 4/23

Interview with the Vampire - Decoded by Scientists

The vampire has evolved over the past centuries in countless directions, moving in popular culture from an evil being to a more humanized character. After all the years, people around the world are still fascinated by vampires and the ideas behind vampirism. Although there is no scientific evidence for vampires, there is some scientific basis for vampire folklore. This lecture will address various vampire-like behaviors that can be explained by medical conditions, such as Porphyria and Xeroderma Pigmentosum. Animals that prefer the “vampire lifestyle” will also be discussed. Other topics to be addressed in this lecture include the chemistry behind garlic (vampire’s nemesis) and the possibility of having hybrid species (dhampir).

Prof. Rebecca Y Lai, UNL, will present on April 23, at 7:00 pm, in Love Library, Talk Zone (222 LS).

Free & Open to the public. Part of the “Sci Pop Talks! Where Science Intersects Pop Culture” talk series sponsored by University Libraries, Chemistry Department and Doane College.

Libraries 2014 Visiting Scholar presentation on Sharing Research, 4/22

The Times, They are a-Changin’: Funder Requirements for Research Sharing
UNL Libraries 2014 Visiting Scholar 

On April 22, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries invites members of the campus to attend its 2014 Visiting Scholar lecture on the current trends and developments in the evolving environment for research sharing.  The lecture will be given by Karla Strieb, librarian and faculty member at the University Libraries at Ohio State University and will take place at 10:00 am, in the Gaughan Center, Unity Room (202). 

Strieb will explore the implications and options for research libraries to advance research sharing as funder requirements for sharing research findings and even research data continue to increase, especially when taxpayers are footing the bill.

In the afternoon at 2:00 pm, Strieb will be joined by a panel of UNL faculty and administrators to discuss efforts at UNL to comply with the mandate.  Both the lecture and panel discussion will take place in the Unity Room (202) of the Gaughan Center.

Strieb has been a member of the senior leadership team at the Ohio State University Libraries (OSUL) since April 2011. Before joining OSUL, she worked for the Association of Research Libraries where she was responsible for the development of ARL’s Transforming Research Libraries strategic direction, which focuses on new and expanding roles for ARL libraries. Strieb has a Ph.D from the University of Maryland, College of Information Studies, an M.L.S. from Syracuse University, an M.S. from the University of Chicago, and a B.S. from Wittenberg University. Her writings include the book, Electronic Ecology: A Case Study of Electronic Journals in Context and numerous articles on issues relating to digital communication and library services.

Both events are open and free to the public. For more information:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My Link Doesn't Work...Now What?: Workshop, 4/29

My link doesn't work…now what?

Join Dee Ann Allison, Professor/Director, Computer Operations and Research Services for her Learn at the Library workshop on quick fixes for when your library links aren’t working.

April 29, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 11: 30 a.m.
Love Library South, Room 111

No need to register. Just drop in.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Civil War Suffering: Making Sense of the Civil War -- presentation & reception, 4/17

Dr. Susan Lawrence, Historian of Medicine at The Ohio State University, will be presenting “Civil War Suffering: Making Sense of the Civil War,” on Thursday, April 17, 5:30 pm in Love Library, Room 222.

Lawrence will discuss why the Office of the Surgeon General was so determined to document the casualties not only in words, but also in drawings and photographs, in order to make sense of the medical experience of the war.

 A reception will follow her presentation.

This program coincides with the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit, “Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War,” will be displayed in Love Library from April 14-May 24, 2014. The exhibit illustrates the brutality of the Civil War and the resilience of those who survived with serious disabilities.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during the hours Love Library is open (

These programs are funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Charles and Linda Wilson Humanities in Medicine Lectureship at UNL & UNMC, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, History Department, and the University Libraries.

Genealogy over Lunch, discussion group, 4/17

What is your favorite online resource to use to search for your family history?

The next meeting of the Genealogy over Lunch group is Thursday, April 17, 11:30-12:30 in Love Library, Room 110 will address this topic.

Bring a list of favorite online resources to share in the discussion.

Genealogy over Lunch is a group of people on campus who are interested in genealogy. We will meet monthly on every third Thursday from 11:30 am- 12:30 pm in Love Library. Future discussion topics will include how to find ancestors on another continent, "Crossing the Ocean" and a Brick Walls Roundtable Conversation.

Bring your list and your lunch!

Learn: Foundation Center Database, 4/17

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries will be offering training on how to search for information about grants and grant funders in the Foundation Center Funding Online Professional database.

Thursday, April 17, in Love Library, Room 110, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.
The training is free and open to the public.

The Foundation Center Online Professional database is a comprehensive collection of information about foundations designed to allow nonprofits to identify grant providers.

Please register by contacting: Bob Bolin (402) 472-4418

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Searching HathiTrust (digital library of 10 million books), workshop: 4/15

Searching HathiTrust

Join Kent LaCombe, Assistant Professor, as he highlights the Hathi Trust, a digital library of close to 10 million volumes and growing.  Learn tips on how to use this valuable tool for your research.

April 15, 2014

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Love Library South, Room 111


No need to register. Just join in.