Friday, December 18, 2015

No power in Love North & the Link, 12/22/15

No power in Love North and the Link on Tuesday, Dec 22, so the area will be closed. The new transformer is being activated. Please consult the ASKus desk on first floor for assistance.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Brief Construction Noise -- Dec. 10 & 11

To finish the construction of the Learning Commons, brief periods of drilling and other noise will occur. 
Please expect noise on:
Dec. 10, afternoon, with the removal of the countertop outside of Love North 2nd floor study rooms
Dec. 11, 6:00 -9:00 a.m. drilling in Love North 2nd floor study area

This work is being done to create the venting system for the new coffee shop.
We apologize for the noise at this time of the semester but you can look forward to the construction be done soon and a new study space and full-service coffee shop.

Monday, November 23, 2015

International Write-In at Love

Writers (and UNL Students) don’t have to write alone at the International Write-In on Dec. 6 from 6-10 pm at Love Library

You are invited to bring any project to the library and work alongside other writers. Free snacks, games, and other de-stressing activities will be on hand. Writing Center Consultants will be available throughout the event to answer questions, help writers get past writer’s block, or join in a quick game. 

The event is free and open to all members of the UNL community. UNL will join at least 73 other schools across the country holding similar events in early December that will bring writers together.  Event hosted by the UNL Writing Center and UNL Libraries.

Monday, November 16, 2015


Do you like to stay awake all hours of the night?
Does working in a brand new and active place excite you?
Does a campus job that starts at $10.00/hour sound appealing to you?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then the overnight Library Assistant IV position at the Learning Commons may be the job for you!

JOB SUMMARY:  Learning Commons Assistant IV (LAIV) helps maintain a welcoming, comfortable and safe environment in the Commons; helps users with basic information, research, technology, and circulation requests; helps maintain records, library materials, and equipment during overnight hours. Starts at $10.00/hour working Sunday through Saturday—1:00 AM-8:00 AM and an average 7-14 hours weekly.

o   required: enrolled for a least one credit hour at UNL the current semester
o   Interpersonal and communications skills
o   Basic computer skills
o   Dependability
o   Ability to work without direct supervision or backup present

Located in the middle of campus in Love Library North, the Learning Commons opens on January 11 and comes equipped with group study rooms, a coffee shop, a double-sided fireplace, and a variety of study areas.

It’s easy to apply! Just go to to fill out an online application! Indicate you are applying for the Learning Commons overnight Library Assistant IV position. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

9th Annual UNL Staff Art Show & Reception

The 9th Annual UNL Staff Art Show will open on the second floor of Love Library and feature art pieces created by UNL employees from various departments across the UNL campus. A reception is scheduled for November 6 from 5:00-7:00 pm, during Lincoln’s First Friday Art Walk. The Art Show will run until December 19 and is located on the second floor in areas accessible all the hours that Love Library is open.  Love Library is open Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am - Midnight, Friday, 7:30 am - 8:00 pm, Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday, Noon - Midnight.

A total of 15 UNL Staff employees are participating in the 9th Annual UNL Staff Art Show, along with three faculty guest artists.

Valerie Bender, Jennifer Brown, Peta-Gaye Clachar, Marcia L. Dority Baker, Jeanetta Drueke, Duane Grosse,  
Lana Johnson, Jennifer Klein, Yvonne Lai, Justin Lewis, Mary Masur, Angela Mittan, Katie Nieland, Melissa L. R. Sinner, Kimberly Smith, Natalie Smith, Kim Tedrow, and Brian Timblin are the artists featured in this show.


Friday, October 16, 2015

We’re getting new windows!

We are excited to share Love Library is getting new windows!  Starting on Oct. 19, our construction workers will begin installing new windows in Love North 2nd floor.  These are the window that face north out onto the new plaza, and the Mueller tower.  The work may last 2 weeks. You may notice some noise, but you can still get to study spaces and books.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

"The Nightmare of Spiders" - Halloween SciPop Talk!

For anyone afraid of spiders, take a look at the other side of the point of view and find out what scares spiders! 

Join us for a ghoulishly fun talk about “The Nightmares of Spiders,” at 7:00 p.m. on Oct. 28 in the Peterson Room (Rm 221) at Love Library, at 13th and R Streets in Lincoln, NE. 

Matt Wilkins from the School of Biological Sciences will give a talk about his research on communication in wolf spiders and the predators and parasites that plague them in the wild. 

Popcorn, cookies and iced tea will be served. The talk is free and open to the public. In addition, those that attend the talk will get a preview of the schedule of Sci Pop talks starting in February 2016. The Sci Pop talk series combines science and popular culture and the spring series will mark the third year of these popular talks. The UNL Libraries provide an online list of books and other resources for every talk, which can be found here:

Monday, October 5, 2015

New Printing Service at UNL

Students and guests to campus can now print to kiosks in locations across campus using a new service from Information Technology Services. 

PRINT IT is a new pay-per-print that enables printing from virtually any device, as well as cloud accounts and USB drives. Black and white prints are .09 cents per print, duplex black and white prints are .15 cents and color printing is to be added in the near future. Document scanning is free of charge.

There are 20 PRINT IT kiosks located on both city and east campuses, 7 of which are in the libraries:  

       3 - Love Library
       1 - CYT Library
       1 - Music Library
       1 - Engineering Library
       1 - Geology Library

“It’s an easy-to-use system,” said Todd Jensen, academic technologies manager. “We see printing from your own device or from your cloud accounts being a real convenience for our students. You no longer have to pull up your documents on a lab computer—you can print from your room and pick it up later from any PRINT IT kiosk on campus.”

PRINT IT is powered by Ink Labs, Inc. All online accounts are managed by Ink and the service accepts credit cards, PayPal, Apple Pay and Google Wallet. Users scan their NCard at the kiosk to securely release the print.

PRINT IT will run concurrently with the former Uniprint system, which will be phased out Oct. 16.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

LexisNexis Academic Database Training

Join us for training on Wednesday, September 30th, on how to use academic database, LexisNexis. Please also bring any questions or problems you have encountered. Training will be offered in both the morning and the afternoon for your convenience, both training sessions will be the same. Everyone is welcome and no RSVP is required to attend.

MORNING SESSION: 10:30 am - 11:45 am in Witt Room S224

AFTERNOON SESSION: 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm in Peterson Room S221

The Art of Jeff Randall - One Evening Only

 Casino, 1996. Jeff Randall.

For one evening only, see Eric Saxon's "The Art of Jeff Randall" exhibition in Love Library, Room 221, from 5 – 7 pm on Oct. 2, during the First Friday Art Walk. 
Jeff Randall (1967-2012) was a Lincoln, NE outsider artist who created a potent, neurologically-charged body of art during a life always approaching full speed. The Art of Jeff Randall will afford the public the opportunity to see Randall's minutely-detailed artworks from two perspectives: in their original physical form, where the artist's hand is apparent, and through digital projection, which will allow viewers to appreciate this work enhanced and magnified. A select few of the artworks in this exhibition have been displayed before at Randall's 2010 solo show at the Sheldon Museum of Art, but the majority are heretofore publicly unseen.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Husker Tech in Love Library

Starting October 1, ITS staff will be located in the Love Library Link to assist students with:

- Connecting laptops and mobile devices to use email and wireless
- Site-Licensed Software
- Identity Maintenance
- Locating other UNL IT resources 

Staff will be there Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Peer Career Guides in the Link

Peer Career Guides from UNL Career Services will be in the Love Library Link every Tuesday from 12-3 p.m. this semester!
They will be able to help students with:

- Resumes and Cover Letters
- Husker Hire Link
- Job Search Resources
- Career Exploration Resources

Visit the Peer Career Guides soon to get a head start on your job or internship search!

Monday, September 14, 2015

UNL Libraries Academic Integrity Week

Academic Integrity Week is a campus-wide event happening at UNL on September 21-25. Love Library will be hosting a few really useful workshops this week with topics varying from copyright to citation management!

Below is a detailed list of the workshops and presentations being held at Love Library. For a list of all the events happening on campus this week, go to: 

Learn how to organize your research by using Zotero. The workshop will get you set up, show you the basics of adding to and maintaining your database, and show you how to automatically create bibliographies in your desired style (APA, MLA, etc) directly from your account. Attendees should bring their laptops.

Where does responsibility for the integrity of research fall? Through cases of retracted research publications we'll explore issues of integrity, trust, and responsibility in the research process.

Mendeley is just one program in citation management tools that links with your mobile apps and databases to organize and manage your preferences. Go deeper with using this resource to optimize your time to use the designed features to organize and share your research with your colleagues.

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 publisher's 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, authors' 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.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Genealogy over Lunch: Exciting update to AncestryDNA

At the next Genealogy over Lunch we will discuss the exciting new matching tool added to AncestryDNA and the type of clues it can provide. Join us on Thursday, September 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 318, Love Library South. We look forward to seeing you and feel free to bring your lunch!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Design & Social Justice

Love Library will be one of the hosts for the University-wide Design & Social Justice
Symposium this semester! From August 16 – October 31, three collections will feature on the 2nd floor of Love Library, “Revolutionary Grain” by Suzun Lucia Lamaina, "Social Cause Posters" by Justin Kemerling and “Radical Underground Newspapers” by Billy X Jennings.

Lamaina is an independent scholar, social documentary photographer, teacher and photographic historian. Her work focuses on portraiture that reveals the interconnectedness of her subject’s essence and the surroundings in which they live. She is acutely aware of the visual language of photography and the role it plays in providing us with a discourse about visual communications.

Kemerling facilitates collaborative design projects that are bold, beautiful and move people to action. His work is intended to inspire and motivate artists, community-builders, activists, and entrepreneurs He works with a number of non-profits and start ups on a variety of projects where his role includes, branding, creative direction, web design, social media and print design. 

Jennings, Black Panther Party historian, will curate an exhibition of radical underground newspapers from the 1960s and 1970s. The publications created an ethos around the struggle for equality, civic engagement and justice. Often authored, designed, and published by university students, these publications offer insight into the underground press and its vast diversity of visual languages that were both accessible and powerful while inspiring people to action.

A reception for the public to meet the artists will take place on September 16, from 4-5:30 pm on the 2nd floor of Love Library.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

#StudyByStyle Highlight #10

Talk Zone:          Social and Engaging

If you enjoy a little background noise while you study or if you want to talk with a group of friends, our Talk Zone is the Study Space for you! Located on the 2nd floor of Love South just before the Link.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Big Red Ruckus

Come in & make some NOISE! @ the Big Red Ruckus, Sunday, August 30, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in Love Library.

There will be pizza, drinks, prizes, mini golf, board and video games, information booths, some great sessions on time management and much, much more.  Bring your course syllabi, planner, and your sweet tooth, and prepare to take the library by storm!

Other activities include:
Mini Golf - Play in groups groups of 2 or 3! We'll have 3 holes to play: speed bump, ricochet angle, and snake. Students will be in groups of 2 or 3 golfers.

Adult Takeover Nights w/ Lincoln Children's Museum - Play some over sized games including: Giant Jenga, Giant Twister, and Giant Chess!

Syllabi Planning Party - Bring your class syllabi and your planner and get yourself organized and ready to tackle this semester!

Media Services Gaming Room - Play some of the latest games on the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One!

Legos & Architecure - Come build with Legos while learning about how to locate building on campus on one of our databases!

Selfie Spots - Explore the library and find the 9 selfie spots we have hidden. Post them to social media with #BigRedRuckus and be eligible for some really cool prizes!

Name That Tune - Compete against others to see who can recognize and name the most popular songs first!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Introduction to Foundation Center Databases

The Funding Information Network is a network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers that provide a suite of tools and resources useful to grant seekers. As a member of the Funding Information Network, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries provides a core collection of Foundation Center publications and a variety of other useful resources. One of the most valuable of these tools is Foundation Directory Online, which allows individuals and non-profit organizations to search for possible donors from over 120,000 foundations and corporations! This online database is only available for use within Love Library to patrons.

On September 17, Love Library will be hosting a session that will provide an introduction to the Foundation Center’s comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional, Come and learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted listed of foundations that will match your organization’s funding needs. This free workshop is open to the public. Attendees are asked to register for a Community Member Computer Use card prior to the workshop if not already affiliated with the University. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

#StudyByStyle Highlight No. 9


Time-Restricted & Simple

Do you have a spare hour between classes in the upcoming semester and want to study for a little bit? Don’t look too far, the Lobby of Love South might just be the right Study Spot for you! Comfy seating is available and you don’t have to walk up any stairs!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

'Reading Those Long Articles' Workshops

Having trouble reading those long scholarly articles for your assignments? Come and get some tips on how to read those long scholarly articles in the arts, sciences and social sciences. 

Located in Love Library, Room 224 (Witt Room)

Wednesday October 7th, 3 - 4 pm
Tuesday October 13th, 2 - 3 pm
Wednesday October 14th, 2 - 3 pm

'Finish the Paper on Time- Library Databases Quick Tips' Workshops

Just received your first research paper and don't know where to start? Need more information and don't know where to find it? Come and find out how use library resources and databases to find the information you need to finish your research paper on time.

Located in Love Library, Room 224 (Witt Room)

Wednesday October 7th, 2 - 3 pm
Tuesday October 13th, 3 - 4 pm
Wednesday October 14th, 3 - 4 pm

'Find the 'good stuff' on the Web' Workshops

Can't find all the information you need in Wikipedia? Did Google give you too many hits? Come and find out how to find credible Internet resources from open access journals and databases, Google books and Google Scholars, and other free scholarly sources that you can use in your paper. 

Located in Love Library, Room 224 (Witt Room)

Wednesday November 4th, 3 - 4 pm
Tuesday November 10th, 2 - 3 pm

'Save Time and Organize! - Citation Management Quick Tips' Workshops

Need help keeping track of your sources and articles? Come and learn how to use citation management tools that can help you organize and manage your research, give you access to your documents 24/7, and format your bibliography and in-text citations for your papers.

Located in Love Library, Room 224 (Witt Room)

Wednesday November 4th, 2 - 3 pm
Tuesday November 10th, 3 - 4 pm

Writing Center in Love Library Link

The UNL Writing Center will have a temporary location in the Love Library Link this semester! It will be held in room N203 and is a place for all students to get help on researching and writing. 

Writing consultants will be available Mon, Tues, Thurs 9 am – 7 pm, Wed 9 am – 9 pm, and Fri 9 am to 12 pm. Students can sign up for appointments by visiting

Map Cases Moving

The map cases will be moving from Love North 2nd floor to the Geology Library (10 Bessey Hall) on Friday, August 7.

The filing cabinet containing the aerial maps of Nebraska located on LN 2nd floor will move to the Documents Facility, 1331 Military Avenue the same day.

Please consult staff at Bessey Hall or an ASKus service point if you have questions about maps.

#StudyByStyle Hightlight No. 8

Group Study Rooms:

Secluded and Social

If you like studying in groups for big exams or if you have a group project to work on, our Group Study Rooms might be the right Study Spot for you! Located throughout the 2nd floor of Love Library. Just visit the User Services Desk on the first floor of Love South to check out a study room. Rooms may only be checked out for 2 hours.

Room S218B
Room 207 [equipped w/ technology]

Genealogy over Lunch

Dr. N. Brito Mutunayagam, a member of the group, will demonstrate the software package “Inspiration”. He will tell about how he used it to create his family tree and used it to communicate it with chosen audiences.  We will meet Thursday, August 20, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Love Library Room 224 (the Witt Room). Please join the discussion and feel free to bring your lunch.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

#StudyByStyle Highlight No. 7


Quiet and Self-Reliant

Do you prefer a quiet environment and want a little nook of your own to study in? If so, our stacks are the right Study Spot for you! Take the stacks elevator or the stairs to any of the floors. Make sure you watch your head when entering through the small doors! 

2nd floor's new furniture
Beanbag in the corner of 3A