Monday, November 23, 2015

International Write-In at Love

Writers (and UNL Students) don’t have to write alone at the International Write-In on Dec. 6 from 6-10 pm at Love Library

You are invited to bring any project to the library and work alongside other writers. Free snacks, games, and other de-stressing activities will be on hand. Writing Center Consultants will be available throughout the event to answer questions, help writers get past writer’s block, or join in a quick game. 

The event is free and open to all members of the UNL community. UNL will join at least 73 other schools across the country holding similar events in early December that will bring writers together.  Event hosted by the UNL Writing Center and UNL Libraries.

Monday, November 16, 2015


Do you like to stay awake all hours of the night?
Does working in a brand new and active place excite you?
Does a campus job that starts at $10.00/hour sound appealing to you?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then the overnight Library Assistant IV position at the Learning Commons may be the job for you!

JOB SUMMARY:  Learning Commons Assistant IV (LAIV) helps maintain a welcoming, comfortable and safe environment in the Commons; helps users with basic information, research, technology, and circulation requests; helps maintain records, library materials, and equipment during overnight hours. Starts at $10.00/hour working Sunday through Saturday—1:00 AM-8:00 AM and an average 7-14 hours weekly.

o   required: enrolled for a least one credit hour at UNL the current semester
o   Interpersonal and communications skills
o   Basic computer skills
o   Dependability
o   Ability to work without direct supervision or backup present

Located in the middle of campus in Love Library North, the Learning Commons opens on January 11 and comes equipped with group study rooms, a coffee shop, a double-sided fireplace, and a variety of study areas.

It’s easy to apply! Just go to to fill out an online application! Indicate you are applying for the Learning Commons overnight Library Assistant IV position. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

9th Annual UNL Staff Art Show & Reception

The 9th Annual UNL Staff Art Show will open on the second floor of Love Library and feature art pieces created by UNL employees from various departments across the UNL campus. A reception is scheduled for November 6 from 5:00-7:00 pm, during Lincoln’s First Friday Art Walk. The Art Show will run until December 19 and is located on the second floor in areas accessible all the hours that Love Library is open.  Love Library is open Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am - Midnight, Friday, 7:30 am - 8:00 pm, Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday, Noon - Midnight.

A total of 15 UNL Staff employees are participating in the 9th Annual UNL Staff Art Show, along with three faculty guest artists.

Valerie Bender, Jennifer Brown, Peta-Gaye Clachar, Marcia L. Dority Baker, Jeanetta Drueke, Duane Grosse,  
Lana Johnson, Jennifer Klein, Yvonne Lai, Justin Lewis, Mary Masur, Angela Mittan, Katie Nieland, Melissa L. R. Sinner, Kimberly Smith, Natalie Smith, Kim Tedrow, and Brian Timblin are the artists featured in this show.


Friday, October 16, 2015

We’re getting new windows!

We are excited to share Love Library is getting new windows!  Starting on Oct. 19, our construction workers will begin installing new windows in Love North 2nd floor.  These are the window that face north out onto the new plaza, and the Mueller tower.  The work may last 2 weeks. You may notice some noise, but you can still get to study spaces and books.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

"The Nightmare of Spiders" - Halloween SciPop Talk!

For anyone afraid of spiders, take a look at the other side of the point of view and find out what scares spiders! 

Join us for a ghoulishly fun talk about “The Nightmares of Spiders,” at 7:00 p.m. on Oct. 28 in the Peterson Room (Rm 221) at Love Library, at 13th and R Streets in Lincoln, NE. 

Matt Wilkins from the School of Biological Sciences will give a talk about his research on communication in wolf spiders and the predators and parasites that plague them in the wild. 

Popcorn, cookies and iced tea will be served. The talk is free and open to the public. In addition, those that attend the talk will get a preview of the schedule of Sci Pop talks starting in February 2016. The Sci Pop talk series combines science and popular culture and the spring series will mark the third year of these popular talks. The UNL Libraries provide an online list of books and other resources for every talk, which can be found here:

Monday, October 5, 2015

New Printing Service at UNL

Students and guests to campus can now print to kiosks in locations across campus using a new service from Information Technology Services. 

PRINT IT is a new pay-per-print that enables printing from virtually any device, as well as cloud accounts and USB drives. Black and white prints are .09 cents per print, duplex black and white prints are .15 cents and color printing is to be added in the near future. Document scanning is free of charge.

There are 20 PRINT IT kiosks located on both city and east campuses, 7 of which are in the libraries:  

       3 - Love Library
       1 - CYT Library
       1 - Music Library
       1 - Engineering Library
       1 - Geology Library

“It’s an easy-to-use system,” said Todd Jensen, academic technologies manager. “We see printing from your own device or from your cloud accounts being a real convenience for our students. You no longer have to pull up your documents on a lab computer—you can print from your room and pick it up later from any PRINT IT kiosk on campus.”

PRINT IT is powered by Ink Labs, Inc. All online accounts are managed by Ink and the service accepts credit cards, PayPal, Apple Pay and Google Wallet. Users scan their NCard at the kiosk to securely release the print.

PRINT IT will run concurrently with the former Uniprint system, which will be phased out Oct. 16.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

LexisNexis Academic Database Training

Join us for training on Wednesday, September 30th, on how to use academic database, LexisNexis. Please also bring any questions or problems you have encountered. Training will be offered in both the morning and the afternoon for your convenience, both training sessions will be the same. Everyone is welcome and no RSVP is required to attend.

MORNING SESSION: 10:30 am - 11:45 am in Witt Room S224

AFTERNOON SESSION: 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm in Peterson Room S221