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
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 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

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.