Friday, January 31, 2014

UNL Libraries Dean's Club Donors Honored

The UNL Libraries Dean's Club plaque is now in the South Lobby of Love Library to honor our loyal and generous donors and friends. We are grateful for all the support they give the Libraries and UNL students.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Warning: Bogus Email Sent from Libraries – Do not respond

You may have received an e-mail message that appears (below) to have been sent by Dean Nancy Busch, UNL Libraries.  This is a bogus message. Do not respond.  It is an attempt to “steal” your account information.   

If you have already responded to the message please change your password immediately.

Questions? ASKUS

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Subject: University Library News
UC Davis Library -- 29 January 2014
Library Account
Dear user,
Due to high numbers of inactive library accounts on our server, you are urged to validate your library account within 72 hours of receiving this email, by using the validation link: Click MY ACCOUNT to confirm that your library account is active. Failure to update will process your account being temporarily blocked or suspended from the network and may not be able to receive. Do not ignore this message to avoid termination of your library account. Thanks for your co-operation.
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UNL ITS is working with us to track down the culprit.


Thank you.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Students Design Drawdels for Love North Learning Commons

Come check out the sixteen different drawdels (drawing + models) posted on the wall of 2nd floor Love South.  These drawdels, designed by teams of Architecture and Construction management students, represent sustainable building strategies made for the upcoming Love North Learning Commons.   

Each team included in their design:
·         HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) and plumbing systems that minimize energy and water consumption of the building.
·         Building modifications that minimize energy consumption and contribute to the quality of the indoor environment.
·         Indoor Air Quality recommendations and modifications that provide a healthy and productive work environment.
·         HVAC and plumbing systems that comply to the Lincoln City Plumbing Code, the Lincoln City Mechanical Code, all regulations and statutes of the State of Nebraska, Department of Health and Human Services and with the University of Nebraska Design Guidelines.

Come take a look and see what could be a possibility for the Love North Learning Commons in the future.

The drawdels will be up until February 14, 2014.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Improved Spaces & Study Stops at C.Y. Thompson Library

New and improved spaces in CYT, as well as technology, are waiting just for you! Try out CYT’s touchdown spaces – large tables in the stacks or study rooms to spread out all your papers, books and technology.
The CYT computer lab has been transformed for your use with small groups or informal lectures and presentations.
The East and South Seminar Rooms are also available for collaborative work, tutoring, group projects and more. Mobile technology like laptops and projectors can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.
Many small study rooms located in the basement level and on the second floor are open and available anytime. No need to check out a keep or sign in.
Starting January 29, East Campus Study Stops will feature tutors for Chemistry and Life 101 classes on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 7-10 pm in CYT. The Study Stops are sponsored by the Office of First Year Experience & Transition Programs and the UNL Libraries.
Technology – CYT has 2 laptops and 4 workstations that have the SAS software, and 1 workstation and 1 laptop that have the SPSS software packages. The laptops can be borrowed for 3 days at the CYT Circulation Desk.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Foundation Database Training

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries will be offering training in how to search the Foundation Center Funding Online Professional database on Thursday, January 30 in Love Library, Room 110, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. 

The Foundation Center Online Professional database is a comprehensive collection of information about foundations designed to allow nonprofits to identify grant providers.

The UNL Libraries is a member of the Foundation Center Information Network. As a partner of the Foundation Center, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln makes Foundation Center databases* and publications available in Love Library.

Please register for the training by contacting:

                                          Bob Bolin

                                          (402) 472-4418


*Note:  The Foundation Center databases are only available in Love Library.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

New Science Librarian started December 2, 2013

  Andrea L. Dinkelman joined the University Libraries on December 2, 2013 as Associate Professor and Science Librarian.  She received her M.S. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2003, Doctor of Pharmacy in 1991 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and a B.S. in Biology in 1984 from Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Previous to her joining the faculty at UNL, Dinkelman was a member of the faculty at the Iowa State University Library from 2003 to November 2013. She provided reference, instruction and collection development support for several science departments including the Departments of Animal Science; Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology; Genetics, Development and Cell Biology; and the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dinkelman has published research in several journals including the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education; Issues in Science & Technology Librarianship; and the Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education.

Dinkelman will serve as the liaison to the Food Science and Technology Department and the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and will work with faculty in those areas to support research by providing instruction and reference services. Dinkelman looks forward to meeting and working with faculty in her liaison areas and to assist with course related instruction.
Contact Andrea Dinkelman by telephone at 402-472-3004 or by email at

Monday, January 13, 2014

Rental lockers available in Love Library for Spring Semester 2014

Two sizes available:
  • 1/2 lockers: $7.00
  • Full lockers: $15.00
Both include use of combination lock.
Locker rentals are handled at the Access Services desk of Love Library.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Extended hours & new study space in Love Library

Starting Monday, January 13, 2014, Love Library will be open until 1:00 am (Sun.-Thurs.). Regular hours during the academic semester for Love Library will now look like:
Regular Hours
 South EntranceNorth Entrance
Monday - Thursday7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday12:00 noon - 1:00 a.m.12:00 noon - 8:00 p.m.

Also a new study room has opened on the second floor of Love South -- Room 221, called the Mezzanine Room.  New furniture has been ordered but has not arrived yet. So we pulled some furniture from other spots to start filling it in. 

For more pictures go to the Transformation Blog post.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Library Depository Remote Facility (LDRF) Opens for In-Person Research Visits

Starting January 13, 2014, the Library Depository Remote Facility (LDRF) will be open to the UNL community for research visits by appointment only.  The LDRF contains more than 500,000 volumes of books and journals and is located near the Tractor Test Facility on East Campus.  Appointments for research visits will be available Monday through Friday, from Noon to 4:00 p.m. and should be made at least 24 hours in advance.   Researchers should include a list of materials they want to review with their appointment reservation request and send the list to the email address

Gary Dolan, the LDRF manager, explained that the goal of opening up this new service to UNL faculty, staff, and students was to assist the person needing to look through numerous items at once. 

“While most patrons request one or two items from the LDRF through ILLiad and receive the scan of the article they need within 24 hours, we have some patrons that need to sit down with numerous texts and it would be convenient for them to use our facility and equipment to do their own scanning,” stated Dolan.

Staff at the LDRF will retrieve the items on the researcher’s list in advance of the visit. Browsing the LDRF collection is not possible because all materials are stored by size in boxes and many materials will need to be retrieved by forklift.

A workspace equipped with a computer and scanner has been set up for the research visits.
Any materials from Special Collections that are stored at the LDRF will still have to be ordered through the Special Collections Department, and can only be reviewed at the Archives Reading Room in Love Library. All materials held by the LDRF can be requested via the UNL Libraries’ ILLiad (interlibrary loan/document delivery) system.



Thursday, January 2, 2014

University Open Forum to be Held Jan. 30

Bring your thoughts and ideas about the Love North Commons and other updates to the University Open Forum with Dean of Libraries Nancy Busch.  Everyone is welcome!  Forum date and time is as follows:

Thursday, January 30, 2014

2:00-3:00 pm

Room 110, Love Library