Monday, March 31, 2014

Favorite Genealogy Resources -- Genealogy over Lunch, 4/17

Wish you could confer with other genealogical researchers? 
Genealogy over Lunch is a group of people on campus who are interested in genealogy.  We will meet monthly on every 3rd Thursday from 11:30 am- 12:30 pm in Love Library. 
Our next meeting is Thursday, April 17, 11:30-12:30 in Love Library, Room 110.  The discussion will be about favorite online sources that go beyond  Please come with a list of your favorite or different online sources.  If you are new to this, no worries, you do not have to bring a list. 
The next topics that will be discussed in future meetings will be about how to find ancestors on another continent, "Crossing the Ocean" and a Brick Walls Roundtable Conversation.

Don’t forget to bring your ideas and to bring your own lunch!

Learn to search Foundation Center Funding Online 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.  This will take place on 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.

If you would like to come to this training session, please register by contacting:

Bob Bolin

(402) 472-4418

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Love Library South Recarpeting

Love Library South Second floor carrels will be re-carpeted on Monday and Tuesday, March 31 and April 1. 

Help with Online Browsing: Workshop, 4/1

Help with Online Browsing

Presented by Charlene Maxey-Harris

April 1, 2014
10:30 am-11:30 am
Love Library, Room 110

Virtual or online browsing of our shelves is a feature that is important to all users.  Join us as we highlight some of the keys ways to “see ” some of the items on the shelf and “what’s inside the book”.

Discovering the Hidden Truth: Forensics

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Tornado Warning Test, April 2

UNL will join Lincoln/Lancaster County Emergency Management in testing all tornado-warning systems at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in conjunction with Severe Weather Awareness Week (March 24-28, 2014).

Renovations during Spring Break

Several areas of Love Library South will undergo renovation work during Spring Break (3/24-28).

1.       Painting and carpet replacement work will take place in the first floor lobby and the Mezzanine Study Room (201).

2.       The Ladies Room on the third floor will be closed to replace the partitions.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Graybill publishes new study on Millennials in workforce

Jolie Graybill, Assistant Professor, University Libraries, has published a new article on a study that explores possible leadership perceptions of Millennials working in academic libraries that includes definition, attributes, and whether they perceive themselves as leaders. The article, entitled, “Millennials among the Professional Workforce in Academic Libraries:  Their Perspective on Leadership,” was published in the January, 2014 issue of the Journal of Academic Librarianship.
Graybill surveyed Millennials (born 1982 or after) currently working full-time in Big Ten libraries in 2011-12 and found the leadership attributes which Millennials indicated as most important were  group/teamwork, communication, respect, vision, and influence. The study results may encourage current administrators of academic libraries to prepare and plan professional development programming that includes these aspects of leadership for future leadership opportunities that will most likely be filled by Millennials. This may mean that supervisors as a result, need to redesign positions to take advantage of the teamwork interests and skills while also providing Millennials with more support on the other leadership attributes that they might not be as skilled in.
The article can be viewed in the UNL Libraries Digital Commons here:

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tools for Genealogy: Workshop, 3/25

Tools for Genealogy

Join Tom McFarland on learning about the different tools the library has to help with genealogy.

March 25, 2014
10:30 am-11:30 am
Love Library, Room 110

No need to register. Just drop in.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Tax Forms Available -- Love Library & C.Y. Thompson Library

It’s the beginning of a new year, so you all know what that means right!? It’s tax season!  To help you out with this stressful time of year, Love Library has set up a table in the Talk Zone, on second floor of Love South and on East Campus at C.Y. Thompson Library, with all of your tax season needs. 

Some of the products have arrived including the forms 1040, 1040 A and 1040 EZ.  The instruction booklets for all the 1040 forms are projected to arrive in late February.

If there is a form you need that is unavailable, you can go to to download a copy.  The Nebraska Department of Revenue no longer distributes paper forms to public outlets so if you need a Nebraska State tax form you can find it at 

If you need a tax form from another state, have no fear because the libraries put up a tax map on our government documents page under “State Tax Forms.”  Just go to to find them.

Making 'Inception' Real -- Sci PoP Talk! March 19, 7:00 pm

Making 'Inception' Real  

The natural world is full of examples of mind-control.  Could humans do what other organisms do?  Can we implant an idea into the brain of another human being?  Could we use mind-control? Should we?

Prof. Ramesh Laungani, Doane College, will present on March 19, 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.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Protecting and Enhancing Your Online Reputation: Workshop, 3/18

Protecting and Enhancing Your Online Reputation

Presented by Kiyomi Deards

March 18, 2014
10:30 am-11:30 am
Love Library, Room 111

Come learn about how you can protect your image and enhance your career prospects by managing your online reputation. We will discuss how LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and online searches contribute to your professional reputation and can influence hiring decisions and steps you can take to protect or repair your image online.

No Need to Register. Just Drop In.