Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Spring workshop mini-series

Feb 19, 3pm, CITY RM 110: Copyright, Fair Use and Author’s Rights
Copyright is a battlefield, and an author's control over his/her own work can easily become collateral damage or go missing in action. Many publishers believe they have an inherent right to own the intellectual property arising from your grant-funded research and to live off the earnings of written works that you had little choice but to give them for free or pay them to publish.

In this session you will learn more about U.S. Copyright Law, Author’s Rights, and protecting your Intellectual Property. Faculty members Paul Royster and Sue Gardner will speak on Copyright, Fair Use, and Author Rights. You will learn how to make copyright law work in your favor: what to do, what to avoid, when to push back, and when to run away and live to fight another day.

March 19, 3pm, CITY, Room 111: Measuring the Impact of your Research
Learn how to document the citation of your research using various metrics, and evaluate which metrics best describe the impact of your work

Monday, January 26, 2015

Love Library hosts Asian artifacts from Lentz Collection

Love Library is hosting a three year exhibition, “The Lentz Collection: Celebrating the Diverse Cultures & Artistic Traditions of Asia,” in a new exhibit area in the east reading room on the second floor of Love South(LS218), opening February 6, 2015, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  That evening Love Library will participate in its inaugural “First Friday Art Walk” from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. 

The exhibit showcases a small selection of 34 unique artifacts from the collection held by the Lentz Center for Asian Culture (Lentz Center). Don and Velma Lentz and the University of Nebraska Foundation established the Lentz Center in 1984. Don Lentz (1908-1987) was a retired faculty member and Director of the UNL Band from 1937 to 1973.  He developed an interest in Asian music which he researched on trips to Asia. His research led to a passion for collecting a significant collection of Asian art and artifacts. The purpose of the collection was, and continues to be, recognition of the rich and varied cultures within Asia and to foster an appreciation for its many diverse cultures.  Over the years, many alumni and donors contributed gifts of Asian art and artifacts to grow the Lentz Center’s collection. 

All exhibits are open and accessible during the hours Love Library is open: http://libraries.unl.edu/hours

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Graham Appointed Judge for Eisner Awards

Richard Graham, Media Librarian, associate professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and managing editor of SANE Journal (Sequential Art Narratives in Education), an academic e-journal dedicated to using comics in classrooms, has been appointed one of six judges for the 2015 Eisner Awards.

The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, commonly known as Eisner Awards, is perceived as the “Oscars” of the Comics Industry.  The Eisner Awards honor creative achievement in American comic books and are named for acclaimed comics creator Will Eisner.  To learn more about the other judges visit: http://www.comic-con.org/awards/eisner-awards-current-info

Graham will review materials in 25 categories and travel to San Diego in April to meet with the other judges to finalize the nominations that will appear on ballots. The results in all categories will be announced during a gala awards ceremony at Comic-Con International: San Diego on July 10, 2015.

In 2012 Graham was nominated for an Eisner Award for editing Government Issue: Comics for the People (2012), a collection of comics produced for the U.S. Federal and State governments.  He currently maintains online collections of government and educational comic books (comics.unl.edu) as well as writes graphic novel/comics reviews for the website No Flying, No Tights.

‘Quick Tips’ Research Series Workshops for the Spring Semester

The ‘Quick Tips’ Research Series Workshops are available to all University of Nebraska-Lincoln undergraduate students. Covering a selection of research topics, students will find out how to save time by using the library resources and the Internet more efficiently. All workshops are free and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reading Those Long Articles.
Want to know how to read those long scholarly articles for your assignments?  Come and get some tips on how to read a scholarly article in the sciences, humanities and social sciences.
February 4th 3:10pm- 4:00pm
February 10th 3:10pm- 4:00pm
February 17th     4:10-5:00pm
Love Library - Room 111 (ESC Room)

Find it Fast and Finish the Paper on Time:
Just received your first research paper assignment and don’t know where to start? Need more information and don’t know where to find it? Come and find out how to devise a research strategy that will get you on track to completing that research paper.
February 4th  4:10-5:00pm
February 10th 4:10-5:00pm
February 17th  3:10pm- 4:00pm
Love Library - Room 111 (ESC Room)

Finding the ‘good stuff’ on the Web
Can’t find the information you need on the Internet?  Did Google give you too many hits?  Come and learn how to use the Internet to find resources from open access journals and databases, Google books and Google scholar, and other free scholarly sources that you can use in your paper.
February 11th  4:10-5:00pm
February 24th 3:10-4:00pm
Love Library - Room 111 (ESC Room)

Save Time and Organize! - Citation Management Quick Tips.
Need help keeping track of your readings, articles and your citations?  Come and learn about some free and subscription citation management tools that can help you organize and manage your PDF’s and your citations, give you access to your documents 24/7, and format your bibliography and in-text citations for all your papers.
February 11th 3:10-4:00pm
February 24th 4:10-5:00pm
Love Library - Room 111 (ESC Room)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Love Library Exhibits

UNL Students will have something new to look at in Love Library.  You will find exhibits located throughout the second floor of Love Library.

Current exhibits include the following:

“The Lentz Collection: Celebrating the Diverse Cultures & Artistic Traditions of Asia.”
Love North 2nd Floor
Three year exhibition

“Nature Through Art” by the Great Plains Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
Love South 2nd Floor
 January 12-March 13

Selected ceramics and books from the Lentz Collection
Love North Cases
January 12-March 27

Forthcoming exhibits include the following:

·         UNL Employee Quilt Show
·         Hearts and Hands Student Book Show
·         Annual UNL Staff Art Show

First Friday Art Walk
Love Library will take part in the First Friday Art Walk in Lincoln, starting February 6th, 2015 with “Nature Through Art” by the Great Plains Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, and the openings of the three year exhibition, “The Lentz Collection: Celebrating the Diverse Cultures & Artistic Traditions of Asia.”

Interested in Exhibiting?
Web Content and Design Specialist, Melissa Sinner, has taken the lead on booking short-term exhibits for Love Library.  If you are interested in setting up art or educational displays in Love Library, contact Melissa Sinner at either 402-472-0026 or msinner1@unl.edu.

Artwork from the "Nature Through Art" collection located in Love South 2nd floor.

Sci Pop Talk!: The Art and Science of Fermented Foods

Robert Hutkins, Khem Shahani Professor of Food Science, Department of Food Science and Technology
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
For thousands of years, yogurt, wine, bread, and other fermented foods have been among the most important foods consumed by humans. Fermented foods have also contributed to the nutritional, cultural, and social evolution of human history.  Plus, as we will observe in this lecture, they taste good. Come for the lecture, stay for the food.

Please join us for our first Sci Pop Talk! this semester over The Art and Science of Fermented Foods on February 4, at 7 p.m. in room 222 of Love South (Talk Zone).

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Exhibit of Winning Posters

During the Fall 2014 Semester 383 undergraduates in the fourteen Recitation Sections of AG/NR 103 presented poster sessions as the culminating project for the course. The top poster chosen from each Recitation Section is now on display on the North wall on the Main Floor of C. Y. Thompson Library on East Campus. Of those fourteen, three -- one from each of the lecture sections -- are recognized as the top poster from a lecture section.
The posters will be on display through mid-February. Come take a look! — at C.Y. Thompson Library.