Thursday, December 19, 2013

Roof Being Replaced on Love North and Link

As some of you may have noticed there has been some construction on Love Library this past week.  The construction is replacing the roof over Love North and the Link.  Love Library will remain open during holiday and regular hours throughout this re-roofing project.  Completion date is scheduled for March 2014.

New Interim Engineering Librarian appointed

The UNL Libraries announced December 16, 2013 that Ted E. Naylor was appointed Interim Engineering Librarian and started on December 1, 2013.  In his role he will be liaison to the College of Engineering and all of its units from Architectural Engineering to Mechanical Engineering. Naylor has worked for the UNL Libraries since January 2006 in the position of Special Projects Librarian and was responsible for projects assigned to him by the Dean of Libraries, including reviewing, negotiating, and completing vendor license agreements, the assessment of the Engineering Library, and evaluating policies for digitization projects.

Before joining UNL, Naylor worked as the Interlibrary Loan Librarian at both the Wichita State University in Kansas from 1993-2005, and the Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas from 1989-1992. Naylor received his Master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Oklahoma and his Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Oklahoma State University.

Naylor says his main focus will be working with Engineering faculty and students to help evaluate the Engineering Library’s print collection to prioritize high-use materials to stay on site and move low-use materials to the LDRF or satellite storage. 

“I will also be working with faculty to determine what they need from an Engineering Librarian in terms of reference, instruction, and assistance with research,” explains Naylor.

Naylor’s office will be in the Engineering Library, W204R Nebraska Hall, and he can be reached at 402-472-3412 or tnaylor2@unl.edu.

 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Starting in Spring Semester, Love Library Extends Hours

By popular request, Love Library will extend its regular hours during the Spring semester from Midnight to 1:00 am.  The extension will take effect starting on January 13, 2014, the first day of spring semester and will be extended on Sunday through Thursday in the regular schedule.

If there are other suggestions or comments you have for the UNL Libraries to consider please participate in polls or use studies here: http://unl.libguides.com/ImproveUX

Thank you!

What is http://transcribe.unl.edu?

The best part about the internet, is that it’s searchable.  Looking for a good cookie recipe?  Search “Delicious cookie recipes” in google and you come up with a million answers.  Looking for how to make some great Christmas Ornaments?  Search “How to make great Christmas ornaments.”  Life is so much easier when things are searchable. 

This is why the UNL Libraries have a very important project going on where many volunteers are needed to help.  The libraries are trying to make the UNL yearbooks searchable.  In order to do this people need to go through and write out what every page of every yearbook says word for word.  The project is halfway done, but in order to finish it more volunteers are needed!  So go to http://transcribe.unl.edu/ and starting transcribing so that this project can get done so alums, students, faculty and many more can search the yearbooks for what they’re looking for.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Library Takes Over Social Media


The UNL Libraries invites you to check out all of the social media we have to offer.  Through our social media we give out reminders, update what events are going on in the library and fun facts.  So check out the different sites we use at: http://storify.com/UNLLibraries/unl-libraries-media

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Library Faculty Publishes Work

Congratulations to some of our published library faculty! 


Faculty member Kiyomi Deards contributed to the report Research Data Management: Principles, Practices, and Prospects. She contributed an overview of data management services at four land-grant research universities, including the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, as a chapter in the report.  

Another library faculty member, Dee Ann Allison has just had her book published. The Patron-Driven Library: A practical guide for managing collections and services in the digital age is a guide that provides help to librarians on developing new relationships with technology.

Leadership and Service Opportunity Available

 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

UNL Libraries December Open Forum Scheduled

Join Dean Nancy Busch in a discussion about the proposed Learning Commons for Love Library North and other updates.
December 10, 2013, 1:30 pm in Love Library South, Room 111.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Deadlines and Procedures for Spring 2014 Course Reserves

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln libraries offers faculty and graduate assistants the opportunity to put library books, journal articles, and other materials, as well as personal copies of books, on reserve and make them available to students. The Reserves Service is available at Love Library, C.Y. Thompson Library and the other branch libraries.
We would like to remind you of the following deadline. Reserve lists turned in by December 13th shall have their items processed by the first day of the Spring semester. Reserve requests turned in after the deadline will be processed in the order they are received.

I. Library Books and Personal Books

Books can be physically put on reserve and made available in city and east campus libraries. You can request books from the UNL libraries to be placed on reserve by using the new electronic reserve form located at http://libraries.unl.edu/printform.
Personal copies of books will follow the same procedure as Library books. The libraries are not responsible for personal copies placed on reserve.
We encourage you to remind your students that a UNL I.D. card is required to check out items on reserve. We file reserve books by the book’s title. If you have assigned your students to read a chapter from a book, please make sure your syllabus lists the complete title of the book as it is listed in the library catalogue in addition to the chapter title.

II. Electronic Reserves

Materials can also be made available to students, 24 hours a day/7 days a week, via electronic reserve at http://0-cors0812.unl.edu.library.unl.edu/ereserves/. Items will be arranged by class name and instructor. The types of materials that can be made available electronically include:
• Exams
• lecture notes
• student papers (which must be approved by the student)
• government publications
• one article from a journal issue
• one chapter from a book.
Materials placed on Electronic Reserve are accessible only to those affiliated with UNL. Photocopied materials consisting of two or more articles from a journal issue or more than one chapter from a single book must have copyright compliance, or meet the criteria under the fair use guidelines for classroom copying in not-for-profit educational institutions.
If you’d rather hand in a USB of material to be placed on electronic reserve, it should contain the material along with the class name, instructor, and email address. Image files, such as TIFF or PDF may also be submitted on USB. These can be forwarded to one of the contact people listed at the end of the memo.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Embury Talks about his Special Collection in Love Library


The Stuart P. Embury MD Library of American Art has many books that cover American Art including, painters, sculptors, and printmakers.  On November 21, from 4-5 p.m. Stuart P. Embury will be discussing the significance of the special gems in the collection.  The presentation will be held in Room 110 of Love Library South.  This is a free event and all are welcome.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Welcome Pests into your Life

Got any pests in your life?  If so, do you want more?

The entomology division of the UNL Extension has created an online resource that features insect pests.  There is a wide variety of insects that are organized by pest categories in the “Entomology Image Library.”
To find this wonderful resource click on the Entomology link at http://contentdm.unl.edu/cdm/collections

Bring an entire collection of pests into your home!  However, I promise, these pests aren’t as annoying as things like your little sibling or your next door neighbor’s dog. 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Open Forums on East Campus about C.Y. Thompson Library

We are offering forums for faculty, staff, and students to learn about the future upgrades to East Campus' C.Y. Thompson Library. Nancy Busch, dean of libraries, will the conversations. All are welcome.

November 5,  4-5 pm, Entomology Seminar (open meeting), East Campus Union -- Arbor Room.

November 22, 3-4:30 pm, School of Natural Resources, Hardin Hall, Classroom 163, North Wing.

The Dean of Libraries will also attend the Faculty Senate Meeting, November 5, 2:30 - 3:30 pm, East Campus Union -- Arbor Room to talk about upgrades to C.Y. Thompson Library.


 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Engineering Library Ready to Show off Improvements


We would like to welcome all of you to stop by the Engineering Library for our open house on Thursday, November 7, from 2:00-4:00 pm.  We are celebrating the Library’s transformation and welcoming the new Engineering Student Services Center.  The Engineering Library is located in Nebraska Hall W204.  Refreshments will be served.


Monday, October 21, 2013

Libraries Andrew Jewell talks Willa Cather letters on radio show

Andrew Jewell, digital initiatives and special collections librarian, talked about his book "Selected Letters of Willa Cather" on the President J.B. Milliken's Halftime Radio show, Oct. 11, 2013. Take a listen to the 5 minute clip below.

More Open Forums with Dean of Libraries

We are offering forums for faculty, staff, and students to learn about the future upgrades to Love Library including the Love North Learning Commons. Nancy Busch, dean of libraries, will lead both conversations. All are welcome.
Thursday, 11/14, 1:00 pm, Love Library, Room 110
Monday, 11/18, 9:30 am, Love Library, Room 110

Friday, October 18, 2013

Upgrades in the Link

As part of renovation and enhanced services, the old help desks in the Link are being replaced with new, cool furniture. During break (Oct. 21-22), the current counter and desk will be removed. The new furniture, which arrives in November, will be more mobile, approachable and functional for working with students. Until November and the new furniture arrives, Libraries staff will be using some of the Talk Zone furniture. Below is a photo of the type of new furniture that will arrive in November.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New E-Book Database Added


New IT e-books added!

 Safari Books Online is an e-book database that updates software guides for developers as well as users.   All of these books offered on this database are types of books in high demand.  Database is updated weekly, with the latest editions to keep up with constantly changing technology.  The collection of most current editions of nearly 8,000 IT-related titles covers topics such as computer programming, languages, databases, software and hardware, gaming, applications, and more.

 This is a great resource to be getting for you, so go check it out at http://library.unl.edu/search/?searchtype=f&searcharg=e-resource+S.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Meet the New Guy in Town


He raised Giant African Snails while living in Taiwan, collects plasma globes and lava lamps, plays minecraft on a daily basis and likes to hunt ghosts. 
Meet Will Dooling, UNL Libraries newest reference instruction associate (RIS) at the Love Library.  His favorite thing about working at the library is helping people and teaching people how to do things, because as a librarian he teaches new things every day.  His least favorite thing about working at the library is the perception that people have about librarians, that they’re quiet and nerdy.

“I’m too loud and too outgoing, but I am a nerd,” Dooling said.

Dooling recently started a twitter account @unlnewguy.  “I think people should follow me because I am funny, and because they can learn what’s happening in the library in a different way, where a student would care about it, where it’s coming from a younger perspective,” Dooling said. 
On twitter lately, Dooling has enjoyed playing along with memes and posting on the topic, “add a word, ruin a movie.”

Other things Dooling is interested in are Ancient History, philosophy and Science; he used to work as a Science teacher in Taiwan for two years.  When he was in Taiwan he raised Giant African Land Snails that are about the size of a mouse (no that wasn’t a joke).  As said earlier, Dooling also enjoys collecting plasma globes and lava lamps, online gaming (mainly minecraft), and super natural stuff like ghost hunting.  In fact, he just recently got into contact with a ghost hunting group in Lincoln.
“I would appreciate a student that knows any supernatural stuff, like psychics or UFO sightings, tweet anything like that @unlnewguy,” Dooling said.

 Now that you have a little bit of insight on one of Love Libraries newest members, please follow him @unlnewguy. 
 
 

Monday, October 14, 2013

How Our Open-Access Repository Drives Traffic to UNL Scholarship


"My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard": How Our Open-Access Repository Drives Traffic to UNL Scholarship … Including (Potentially) Yours

Learn how to reach one billion online users. Find the thousands of readers who want to see what you've got. Your free online articles get reception that will astonish you.

Special workshop to celebrate Open Access Week
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Library Instruction Room, Love Library
City Campus

Moderated by Paul Royster.
Sponsored by UNL Graduate Student Association & UNL Libraries Office of Scholarly Communication.

 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Snacks provided during mid-terms week


Not only are therapy dogs in the library for you to play with during mid-terms week but Love Library is also giving out coffee and snacks.

The Dean’s Office in the library is sponsoring coffee, granola bars, tea, hot cocoa and possibly cookies.  All of this will take place in the Talk Zone of Love Library South, Oct. 14-16 at 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. (not all day).

So if you’re busy studying, do all of it at the library while drinking some caffeine and eating granola bars.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Bibliography on the Ogallala Aquifer wins award

The Geoscience Information Society Best Paper Award Committee has selected "The Ogallala Aquifer in Nebraska: Gray Literature (1891-2010)" by Adonna Fleming, Leslie M. Delserone and Elaine Nowick for this year's Best Paper Award. It was published in 2012 in volume 13 of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Information. The members of the committee found it to be a very timely discussion of the issues involved in compiling an Ogallala Aquifer bibliography and especially of the importance of gray literature to the topic and its lack of representation in the library and digital information worlds. This paper highlights a specific gap in environmental information, but it is a common problem for researchers in a variety of subjects and it deserves more attention by the information community.

Full text available at: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libraryscience/275/

Monday, October 7, 2013

Want a break? Miss your pets at home?

Come to Love Library October 14-16 to meet some very special dogs.  The dogs and their human team members are volunteers from Healing Hearts Therapy Dogs. As certified therapy dogs, they must pass personality and obedience tests, love people, and remain calm around large groups of people in many different settings.

Visit with the Healing Hearts Therapy Dogs before they arrive next week with these animated gifs.
http://unl.libguides.com/therapydogs

Monday, October 14th
2-4 pm in Room 111
Teams: Shirley Salber and Kaya (Pomeranian), Judy Boucher and Bernice (Chihuahua),

Sue Shearer and her lab/border collie mix, Lucy

Tuesday, October 15th
9-11 am Room 110
Teams: Gary Royal and Boo (medium mixed breed), Joy Blythe and Heidi (Golden Retriever), Randy Farmer and Tide (Lab/Boxer Mix)

Wednesday, October 16th
11-1 pm Room 111
Teams: Tammy Hanel and Barley (Goldendoodle), Tina Gaines and Tank (French Bull Dog)


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Happenings in the Engineering Library


The Engineering library is full of many perks.  Today marked the highly anticipated return of free, freshly made popcorn on Wednesdays.  They also offer free BYOM (bring your own mug) coffee in the mornings Monday-Friday.  But that’s not all, the engineering library’s microwave is also back in business. 

Besides going there for just the free popcorn and coffee, you can sit down and study in their three new study rooms that are now open north of the library.  They are open on a first come, first serve basis.

Lastly, the clutter in the Engineering library is finally going to be put away.  Their new Library Services desk has been installed and will soon be put to use.  This means that everything will finally be put back in to its rightful place and that we will see the engineering library back in order soon.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Open Faculty Forums on Love Library's Future Learning Commons

Please join Nancy Busch, Dean of Libraries for a conversation about the future Love North Learning Commons and other improvements happening in Love Library. 
Bring your thoughts and ideas. All are welcome.

Monday, 10/7, 9:00 am, Love Library, Room 110
Tuesday, 10/15, 2:30 pm, Love Library, Room 111
Friday, 10/18, 9:00 am, Love Library, Room 111

Thursday, September 26, 2013

October Hours - Love Library

October 2013
1 - 17   Regular Hours
18   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
19   Regular Hours
20   12:00 noon - 8:00 p.m. (Fall Break)
21     8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Semester Break)
22 - 31   Regular Hours
 All UNL Libraries hours are available at libraries.unl.edu/hours

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Construction Causes Noise on Second Floor

Pardon the noise! To prepare the Mezzanine Room for staircase installation, Love Library South will be going through some construction. On September 26 and September 27, there will be construction going on from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Mezzanine Room 201. This could involve times of construction noise, dust, and welding odors.

We apologize for the distraction this could cause any of you.

Monday, September 23, 2013

New Furniture: Test & Vote

Stop by Love Library, 2nd floor and give us your opinion on the sample furnishings. Several types of chairs and seating arrangements. Let us know what you think!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Students to Decide on Mezzanine Room Furniture



Starting this Friday at 10 am, we will be setting up a display in the second floor lobby of Love Library.  This display will have many different types of furniture possibilities for the Mezzanine Room, a new study area under construction. 

You have about a week to come and test out the different types of furniture and give your feedback.  There will be a poll here: http://unl.libguides.com/ImproveUX where you give us your feedback.  Whiteboards will also be set up around this display so that anyone may write down their opinions on which furniture they like best, and would like to see in the library. 

This is your chance to make the library look how you want it to look, so don’t miss out!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Liz Lorang, new Digital Humanities Projects Librarian



On July 1, Liz Lorang, Research Assistant Professor, started in the new position of Digital Humanities Projects Librarian.  The position entails working with other librarians to identify students working on digital research projects, helping students develop their digital scholarship, teaching in the Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate program, and continuing as Senior Associate Editor on the Walt Whitman Archive.


Lorang says the responsibilities involve consulting and connecting with faculty and students. She is excited to work directly with graduate and undergraduate students to help them showcase the great work they are producing.  In the spring she expects to teach the Internship course for the graduate certificate program.  Lorang has a twitter feed and you can follow her: @bettylorang

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Love Library Powers Up



Many students, during the day, find themselves with phones or laptops that have died during class, while studying or even while walking to class.  Love Library came up with a solution for what to do when this happens.  Instead of walking all of the way back to the dorms, greek houses or off campus houses, any student can walk over to the Love Library and use one of their Kwikboosts. 

Kwikboosts are charging stations set up around the library.  There are four Kwikboosts located in the library, one in the talk zone, two in the Link area and one on the first level of Love North.  Installing a Kwikboost in C.Y. Thompson library is under discussion as of now.

Each Kwikboost comes with two iPhone Lightning cables (charges the newest iPhones and iPads), iPhone 30-pin cable (charges older model iPhones and iPads), and the Micro USB cord (charges most other devices including newer Blackberry’s and Android devices like Samsung, Motorola, Nokia, etc).

If an iPhone or laptop runs out of battery life, just stop by one of the four conveniently located Kwikboosts in the Love Library.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Media Services Closed Sept. 11-13 for More Renovation




Media Services in Love Library Room 221, will be closed September 11-13 due to the removal of a wall.

  1. Digital equipment such as cameras, camcorders, tripods and other equipment will not be available for check-out from Sept 8-13.
  2. Laptops and Groups study Rooms will be available for check-out at Love Library’s main Circulation desk (Love South).
  3. DVDs maybe be requested at Love Library’s main Circulation desk (Love South) and will be retrieved by library staff.

We apologize for the brief inconvenience. Got Questions? Contact Media Services: 402-472-6039.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Czech History Exhibit in Love Library North until Sept 27



Heydrich shows his presence in Love Library
The Czech Komensky Club and the UNL Czech Language Program from the University of Nebraska are sponsoring an exhibit on loan from the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington D.C. entitled: The Heydrich Exhibit The exhibit presents the political career of Reinhard Heydrich (7 March 1904 – 4 June 1942).
The exhibit is located on the second floor of Love Library North, from August 27th to September 27th.
Known as the “Butcher of Prague,” Heydrich was a high-ranking Nazi official and close collaborator with Adolph Hitler, Heinrich Himmler and Adolph Eichmann. He presided at the Nazi Wannsee Conference at which the final solution for all European Jews was finalized and put into motion. He was appointed Deputy Reich’s Protector of Bohemia and Moravia in September of 1941, the territories occupied by Nazi Germany in 1939.
On May 27, 1942, aided by the Czech resistance, a team of Czech paratroopers trained in Britain attacked and mortally wounded him. A week later Heydrich died from his wounds. In retaliation the Nazi’s annihilated the villages of Lidice and Ležáky.
The sponsoring organizations wish to express their gratitude to John Fiala of the Nebraska Czech Language Foundation for acquiring the exhibit and scheduling its displays throughout the Midwest.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Love Library offers high tech study rooms & open study rooms

In Love North, group study room 207A has been transformed with comfy chairs and adjustable tables. An oversized monitor hangs on one wall waiting for a laptop to be connected. All furniture is on wheels. Practice a presentation in front of classmates or sit back and watch a movie together. Group study rooms 207B-E have large conference tables, large monitor and white boards. Check out the key to this room or any group study room at Media Services (Room 221), Love Library South. Two small study room modules in the Link, and group study rooms 218 A-C, in Love South, will be open for students to use anytime. The rooms will be available on a first come, first serve basis and we ask students to be courteous to others and limit the use of these study rooms to 2 hours. A map of available study rooms at this link: http://libraries.unl.edu/studyrooms

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Start Your Semester Off Right -- Register for Essential Services

University Libraries faculty and staff members will be outside Love Library to welcome you back to classes Monday, August 26 and Tuesday, August 27. We will also assist you with registering your laptop onto the campus wireless network. If you don’t get the chance to see us in person, follow the link to our services to get help to sign up for: • Essential services My.Red -- Uniprint, campus printing system • Wireless registration -- to enable access to UNL wireless network while on campus Please contact the Love Library Reference Desk at (472-2848) if you would like additional assistance.

UNL Libraries offer Fall Workshops

The UNL Libraries welcomes researchers to come explore subject specific resources presented by our subject specialists. Librarians will be showcasing some old favorites and introducing some new ones. These workshops welcome researchers from all levels who are interested in discovering how library resources can be your partner in success. Pre-registration is preferred but NOT required. Visit http://libraries.unl.edu/instruction#tab3 to see the list of workshops, dates, and times.

Friday, August 16, 2013

New Neighbors move into Rm 127, Love Library South

The UNL Libraries welcome its new neighbors: Education Abroad & International Engagement; the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center(Explore Center); and First-Year Experience and Transition Programs. Over the past week, the staff members of these units have moved into Room 127 of Love Library South. Robert Harris, Office Manager, Education Abroad & International Engagement (pictured) stands by the reception desk where students and parents will be greeted.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Clean Out or Re-Rent Lockers by Aug. 20

Lockers Must be re-rented or cleaned out by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Please see staff at the circulation desk to renew for Fall Semester 2013.

Cost is $15.00 per semester, which includes a combination lock provided by the Libraries. 1/2 lockers are available for $7.00 per semester.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

ILLiad System Maintenance - Aug. 20



The ILLiad system will be down Tuesday, Aug 20th and possibly Wednesday, Aug 21, for its migration to a new server.  We will endeavor to have ILLiad back up & functional as quickly as possible on the 21st. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions: call 402-472-2522.

Your Input Needed: Link to survey

Your input to name a service provided by the UNL Libraries is needed. Take our quick survey to help us decide:

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Libraries accepting fall course reserves lists

The UNL libraries offers faculty and graduate students the opportunity to put library books, journal articles, personal copies of books and other items on reserve for student use.
Reserve lists are processed in the order received and take one to four business days to be completed. Requests submitted on the first day of class and during the first three weeks of the fall and spring semesters may experience some delay in processing.
Requests may also be delayed if materials requested are unavailable.
For more information about electronic reserves, go to http://libraries.unl.edu/reserve
Books can be put on reserve and made available in all City and East campus libraries. Reserve requests for UNL libraries books can be made online at https://library.unl.edu/screens/reserve.html
Materials can be made available via electronic reserve at http://0-cors0812.unl.edu.library.unl.edu/ereserves. Materials that can be made available electronically include exams, lecture notes, student papers (which must be approved by the student), government publications, one article from a journal issue, and one chapter from a book.
To ensure requests are processed in a timely manner: supply complete citations of materials; and, when requesting a personal copy of a book or other personal material, remember to include it with the request
Materials placed on Electronic Reserve are accessible only to those affiliated with UNL. Photocopied materials consisting of two or more articles from a journal issue, or more than one chapter from a single book, must have copyright compliance, or meet the criteria under the fair use guidelines for classroom copying in not-for-profit educational institutions.
This notice is a brief overview of policies and procedures, for more in-depth information, refer to the Services for Faculty section at http://libraries.unl.edu
Refer questions about reserve services or to request a reserve request form by mail or fax, contact Nicole St. Arnold, Love Library at 402-472-7696 or nhruska2@unl.edu; or Gayleen Hill, C.Y. Thompson Library at 402-472-4401 or ghill1@unl.edu
More details at: http://go.unl.edu/upx

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Engineering Library renovation starts soon!

Construction in the Engineering Library begins Wednesday, June 26, and will continue through the summer.
To accommodate our patrons during this time, a temporary circulation area has been set up, and office spaces have been moved to an enclosed study area. The library will remain open through the summer with study areas, computer stations, and other services available for our patrons (summer hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm).

Friday, June 7, 2013

Love Library Construction Noise

Beginning Friday, June 7, there will be considerable noise due to construction in LLS127. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have questions, Ask Us!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

"Corvey Collection” supports NEH Summer Seminar

Painting: Constable's Flatford Mill
Stephen C. Behrendt, University Professor and George Holmes Distinguished Professor of English, and President, International Conference on Romanticism is directing a five-week NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers here at UNL, from 10 June through 12 July. The subject of the seminar is "Reassessing British Romanticism," which will be attended by sixteen faculty members selected from institutions of higher education from around the United States. The purpose of the seminar is to provide an opportunity for intensive research, study, conversation, and collaborative work on a specific subject.
This is the fourth such seminar that has been held at UNL . Behrendt says that one reason why UNL is successful in attracting multiple NEH seminars is the presence of the "Corvey Collection," which the UNL Libraries acquired in microfiche in 1998.
The "Corvey Collection" is an archive of nearly ten thousand titles of literature from the Romantic period (c. 1780-1835). The archive is based on the collections held at "Castle Corvey" in Germany. The collection was copied to microfiche in the early 1990s by a team from the University of Paderborn, in Germany, and it became commercially available shortly after that. The "Corvey Collection" has moved from microfilm to digital format and was incorporated into the Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) database.
“The presence of these materials here at UNL, together with the library's wonderful digital and other microform media collection in British literary periodicals, newspapers, and national archives, make UNL a terrific place to study the literature and culture of this amazing period in history,” says Behrendt.
Each seminar participant will work on their individual research project, while also participating in daily group sessions during which primary and secondary materials of the Romantic period in Britain are examined.
According to Behrendt, scholars have expanded their examination of the field to include literally thousands of active writers (both men and women) who produced vast amounts of poetry, prose fiction, drama, and other non-fiction prose during that period. Most of those writers had been previously ignored by scholars until the late 1980s. As a result, scholars are re-drawing the Romantic literary "landscape” in ways that are finally returning some historical accuracy to the view of this period during which writing was a culturally central activity and during which writers actually engaged in a sort of community conversation in print.
“And none of it would be possible without the wonderful support -- and the remarkable resources -- the University Libraries,” explains Behrendt.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Libraries Faculty News & Awards

Book cover for Informed Transitions: Libraries Supporting the High School to College Transition
Toni Anaya and Charlene Maxey-Harris have a book chapter, “Nebraska Students in Transition: The evolution of a partnership”, in the new book, Informed Transitions: Libraries Supporting the High School to College Transition, Kenneth J. Burhanna, Editor Libraries Unlimited 2013.
Leslie Delserone, Assistant Professor and subject librarian for Agronomy; Entomology; Forensic Sciences; Horticulture; and Plant Pathology has received a Project Ceres contract award for her project, “Preserving Nebraska’s Agricultural History: The Research Bulletins of the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station.” The purpose of Ceres is to support small projects that preserve print materials essential to study the history and economics of agriculture and make those materials accessible electronically through digitization and is a collaboration between USAIN, AgNIC and the Center for Research Libraries.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Check-Out & Go!

Student at self checkout station
Love Library has just installed a new self check-out station at the Love South Circulation desk. It is easy to use with a touch screen monitor and easy to follow instructions. All you need is your UNL ID and some books.
Other things the self check-out station allows you to do:
• view your fines
• renews any items you have already checked out
So skip the long line at the circulation desk and check out your own books!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Password Implementation, May 13

Starting on May 13, when logging into your library account or a UNL Libraries database, you will need to establish a password. You will be asked to enter it again as verification. For security purposes, instead of seeing the actual numbers on the screen, you will see asterisks or bullets displayed as the password is entered.
This password will protect your library card from unauthorized use and will be needed when you:
          · login to My Library.
          · login to use a database licensed for UNL.
          · check out items at a self-check out machine.
          · login to use a library computer.

For additional information, visit: http://library.unl.edu/screens/pinhelp.html