Wednesday, May 28, 2014

UNL Students Share Favorite Books

UNL students told us what their favorite books were, now we have a compiled the list. 

How did we collect the titles?
A blank white board was left out in Love Library during the spring semester with one question written on it -- "What is your favorite book?"
All of the titles have been collected and can be found here: 

Some of your favorite books includes Divergent, The Hunger Games, The Perks of being a Wallflower, A Game of Thrones, The Hobbit and many more.  Follow the link to the entire list, find where they are located at in the library and you can even look through a list compiled of students least favorite books.    

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Landscapes: An Exhibit by Suping Lu, May 19 - July 20, 2014

Love Library presents thirteen original oil paintings by Suping Lu, Professor and Librarian of UNL Libraries.  This exhibit features a self-portrait and twelve landscape paintings, including scenes from around Lincoln, NE.  This exhibit also features Lu's published books.

View this exhibit in the Talk Zone, located on the second floor of Love Library (near Media Services, room 221).  Love Library is located on UNL's City campus on approximately 13th  & R streets in downtown Lincoln, NE. 

View the exhibit during regular Love Library hours now trough July 20, 2014. 

Artist's Bio:

"Born and raised in China, Suping Lu graduated from Nanjing Teachers University before he came to the United States for further education at the Ohio University and the University of South Carolina. He joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries faculty in 1994, and was promoted to full professor in 2006.

Lu has been an avid lover of drawing and painting since his early childhood. He started oil painting when he was thirteen, and kept on his quest for artistic creativity in capturing and displaying beauty ever since.

Displayed in this room are his self-portrait and 12 landscapes he painted in recent years here in Lincoln. Mainly realistic in style, some of his paintings also show the techniques which are, to some extent, influenced by Expressionism as seen in "October Hues," "Golden Fall," and "A Country Trail."

Lu is also a prolific academic researcher. His research interest centers on the 1937/38 Nanjing Massacre. He is the author of They Were in Nanjing: The Nanjing Massacre Witnessed by American British Nationals (2004), and the editor of Terror in Minnie Vautrin's Nanjing: Diaries and Correspondence, 1937-38 (2008), A Mission under Duress: The Nanjing Massacre and Post-massacre Social Conditions Documented by American Diplomats (2010), and A Dark Page in History: The Nanjing Massacre and Post-massacre Social Conditions Recorded in British Diplomatic Dispatches, Admiralty Documents, and U.S. Naval Intelligence Reports (2012), along with four other books in Chinese he published in Beijing and Nanjing, China, from 1999 to 2014. "

Friday, May 16, 2014

Delserone Elected to Executive Council of US Agricultural Information Network

Leslie Delserone, assistant professor, University Libraries, was elected one of six directors to the Executive Council of the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN) in April. Delserone has been with the UNL Libraries since 2010 as a science librarian and liaison to the Departments of Agronomy and Horticulture, Entomology, and Plant Pathology, the Forensic Science Program, and the Doctor of Plant Health Program. She will begin her two-year term on June 1, 2014. 
USAIN, according to, is an organization that provides a forum for discussion of agricultural issues, takes a leadership role in national information policy formation for agriculture, and gives recommendations to the National Agricultural Library.

As a director, Delserone will participate in discussions and help shape the fiscal and policy decisions made by the Executive Council.  She will also help select the conference site and support the planning of the next national conference. Each director is a liaison to a standing USAIN committee.  Currently Delserone serves on the Preservation & Digital Library and the Legislative & Government Relations committees.
Delserone says that she is really looking forward to working with the other council members, and working on a major initiative -  agricultural research data preservation and sharing - set forth by the President of USAIN.

For more information about USAIN, go to their website

Monday, May 12, 2014

DeFrain joins University Libraries as Social Sciences Librarian

Erica DeFrain joined the University Libraries on April 1, 2014, as Assistant Professor and Social Sciences Librarian. She received her MA in Information Resources & Library Science and a MS in educational technology from the University of Arizona. DeFrain also graduated from University of Nebraska in 2002 with a BA in History. Her previous positions include Instructional Design Librarian at the University of Vermont, member of the Instructional Services Team, of the Business and Education Reference Instruction at the University of Arizona, and Educational Technology Librarian at the University of Arizona. She has published several scholarly articles and presented a numerous conferences. As Social Sciences Librarian she will support and work with Psychology, Sociology, and Educational Psychology departments as their liaison librarian. She looks forward to exploring online learning areas for the University Libraries. DeFrain can be contacted at 472-5254 or

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Genealogy over Lunch: 5/15

Have you hit a brick wall in your genealogy research? We can help you break through the brick wall. Bring those tough questions to the next meeting of Genealogy over Lunch on May 15. Love Library, Room 110. Don't forget to bring your own lunch!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Changes in Library Hours

These next few weeks Love Library’s hours change almost every day.  So here are the hours of operation for the rest of May:

5 - 6        7:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

7 - 8        Regular Hours

9              7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

10           9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  (Commencement)

11           CLOSED

12 - 16   7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ( Love North CLOSED)

17           CLOSED

18           Noon - 5:00 p.m.

19-31     Summer Hours Begin

May 10, May 12-16 and May 18 Love North will be closed. 

Love Library’s summer hours will begin on May 19.  These hours are as follows:

South Entrance
North Entrance
Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
12:00 noon - 11:00 p.m.

To find out the specialized hours of the different libraries across campus go to

Monday, May 5, 2014

Panel with Veterans and Health professionals on "Life and Limbs After War" -- 5/15

The National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit, “Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War,” is on display now until May 24, 2014. The exhibit illustrates the brutality of the Civil War and the resilience of those who survived with serious disabilities. The exhibit is free and open to the public during the hours Love Library is open (

The next event for this traveling exhibit will feature a round table discussion with veterans from the wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan and providers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System, called “Life and Limbs After War.” This program will take place on Thursday, May 15 at 5:30 pm in Love Library, Room 222 with a reception to follow.

Panelists will discuss and answer questions focusing on changes in medicine, soldiering, and war since the Civil War as well as the similarities and connections between them.  The panelists include:

·          Moderator, A. Christine Emler, MD, Associate Chief of Medicine, Lincoln VA

·         Todd Fleischer, PhD, Chief of Psychology, VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System

·         Adam Jacobsen, CPO, VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System-Prosthetics

·         Terry Gillespie, Veteran, and Veterans Advisory Council president

·         David Ossian, Marine Corps League

This programs is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Charles and Linda Wilson Humanities in Medicine Lectureship at UNL & UNMC, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, History Department, and the University Libraries.