Friday, February 28, 2014


Genealogy over Lunch – March 13, Love Library

Interested in discovering the roots of your family tree? Wish you could confer with other genealogical researchers?

The University Libraries are sponsoring an interest group about genealogy. Please join us March 13, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, in Love Library 110, for a discussion of organizing to meet regularly to discuss resources, techniques, tools, your brick walls, and anything else related to family history. Don’t forget to bring your lunch and your ideas!

Chemistry to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse -- March 5, 7:00 pm

It's just a matter of time before we're over-run by the un-dead.  From The Walking Dead, we know fighting zombies is dangerous and exhausting work! Guns, swords, crossbows, hand-to-zombie combat... how can we fight smarter, not harder? Chemistry!  Come learn how chemistry can help you survive the zombie apocalypse.  

Dr. Raychelle Burks, Doane College will present on March 5, at 7:00 pm, in Love Library, Talk Zone (222LS)

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, February 13, 2014

Help Design a New Visual Arts Environment

Love Library is looking for Art and Art History students to help design a new environment for the Visual Arts collections.  These collections include periodicals, reference books, art books  (located on first floor of Love North), and photography books (now located in south stacks). 

We want to hear your recommendations for furniture, computers, copiers and scanners, virtual and physical exhibits, collection arrangement, wall colors and d├ęcor.

Please join us in the Love Library Link (room 221) on Monday, February 24 at 3:00 p.m. or Tuesday, February 25 at 10:30 a.m. to help out with this project.  All ideas are welcome.

Monday, February 10, 2014

“Sci Pop Talks! Where Science Intersects Pop Culture” Talk Series Begins Feb. 26

Starting February 26, 2014, Zombie, vampires, and scifi geeks need to go on the alert -- the UNL Libraries start a new talk series, “Sci Pop Talks! Where Science Intersects Pop Culture. Held every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm in Love Library’s Mezzanine Study Room (201), the talks will explore the science within some of our favorite icons of popular culture. Each talk will be given by science faculty from UNL and Doane College. All talks in the series are free and open to the public. Popcorn will be included!
Some of the talks examine how to survive a zombie apocalypse by using chemistry, how to apply game theory to the decisions made by Walter White from the show, “Breaking Bad” and decoding the interview with a vampire from Anne Rice’s famous series of novels. An online guide has been set up with reading lists to go with each talk along with the full-schedule at:
Popular TV shows like, “The Walking Dead,” have increased the interest in zombies while the last Harry Potter book sold 8.3 million copies during the first twenty-four hours in America alone. The finale of Breaking Bad was viewed by 10.3 million people.
Follow the Libraries announcements about this talk series on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag: #SciPopTalks.
The complete schedule of “Sci Pop Talks! Where Science Intersect Pop Culture” is as follows:

Feb 26 The Story of Chocolate: Nutrition & Sensory Qualities - Prof. Marilynn Schnepf, UNL

Mar 5 Chemistry to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse- Dr. Raychelle Burks, Doane College

Mar 12 Alien Biochemistry in the Movies - Prof. Mark Griep, UNL

Mar 19 Making 'Inception' Real - Prof. Ramesh Laungani, Doane College

April 2 Discovering the Hidden Truth: Forensics - Prof. Ashley Hall, UNL

April 9 Book 8: Harry Potter and the Magic of Science - Prof. Rebecca Y Lai, UNL

April 16 Game Theory and Breaking Bad - Prof. Kristopher Williams, Doane College

April 23 Interview with the Vampire - Decoded by Scientists - Prof. Rebecca Y Lai, UNL

Where: Love Library, Mezzanine Study Room (201 LS), 13 & R Streets, UNL City Campus
When: 7:00 pm, Wednesday nights
Sponsored by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries, UNL Chemistry Department and Doane College

Transformation Station Merges with What's New

News about renovations, improvements and other construction announcements will now become part of the What's New blog with the merger of the Transformation Station blog. News about future plans for the Learning Commons, Love Library, C.Y. Thompson Library and any other projects will appear here. Stay Tuned for more!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Libraries have Tax Forms Available

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.