Tuesday, March 31, 2015

UNL Libraries Writing Retreat, May 11-15, 2015

Spend hours of uninterrupted writing time in beautiful and comfortable surroundings. When you are ready, take a break, engage with fellow writers, receive expert assistance, and enjoy good food.

The UNL Libraries will host a five day writing retreat, May 11-15, in Love Library for UNL faculty and graduate students.  Each day of the retreat begins at 8:30 am in Love Library’s Mezzanine Room (LS201) with a continental breakfast. Lunches and snacks will also be provided.  Monday through Thursday, the retreat ends at 4:00 p.m.; Friday the final day ends at 1:00 p.m. You may remain in the Mezzanine Room, venture into the stacks, or use other study areas.  Many spaces receive natural light and wireless access is guaranteed throughout. Writing coaches will be on hand to give guidance and answer questions. Expert advice on writing, presentations, and publishing will be offered in brief sessions throughout the day.
Seats for this FREE retreat are limited to 40 people, so register today at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unl-libraries-writing-retreat-2015-tickets-16000763715.

For more information or questions about the retreat, contact Charlene Maxey-Harris at 402-472-8700, cmaxeyharris2@unl.edu or Jeanetta Drueke at 402-472-2525, mdrueke1@unl.edu

Monday, March 16, 2015

Carrels closing over Spring Break

Over spring break on March 23, 24 and 25, the carrels in the stacks area of Love South second floor will be closed.  The south wall in that area is being painted and the carrels need to be closed so the painter can work more quickly. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Love Library hosts 6th Annual UNL Employee Quilt Show

The 2015 UNL Employee Quilt Show will be on display on the second floor of Love Library from March 16 - May 11, 2015. On Friday, April 3, there will be a reception for the First Friday Art Walk of Lincoln from 5:00-7:00 p.m. A design challenge has been incorporated into the show, and visitors are asked to vote on the quilt that best meets that challenge. In addition, visitors are also encouraged to vote for their favorite quilts in two categories.

Current and former employees who submitted a total of 29 quilts for the annual show are: Nancy Anderson, Mary Ashbury, Jennifer Brown, Linda Crump, Lynn Deshon, Kristy Hattan, Debbie Hendricks, Deanna Larson, JoAnn Moseman, Diane Ohlson, Mary Ourecky, Trudy Rhoads, Barb Robertson and Mary Schieke.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

SciPop Talks!: A Song of Ice and Fire and Chemistry

Dr Raychelle Burks, Post Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Doane Collage and Center of Nanohybrid Functional Materials, University of Nebraska

George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy series, Game of Thrones, offers scandal, serpents, and science! This talk will look at some of Martins's fantasy chemicals, along with possible real-world counterparts. Come learn if chemical facts are stranger than chemical fiction!

Impact Measures: Discovering the Impact of your Research, March 19

March 19, 3pm, CITY, Room 111: Impact Measures: Discovering the Impact of your Research

Are you trying to decide where to publish? Wonder who has cited your work and where it was cited?  Want to find out the impact factor of a journal? If you answered yes to any of these questions, make plans to attend this seminar!

This session will provide an overview of how to quantify and document your research impact.  Topics covered include traditional metrics such as the h-index and journal impact factor and alternative metrics, known as altmetrics. Learn how metrics can maximize your professional impact.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New Times, New Roles, New Structures – Presentation on April 7

The University of NebraskaLincoln Libraries invites members of the campus to attend its 2015 Visiting Scholar lecture on April 7, at 10:30 a.m., in the Georgian Room, of the Nebraska Union. The lecture will be given by Trevor A. Dawes, associate university librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, and past president of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), who will discuss the new and expanded roles that librarians are assuming. In addition there will be a panel discussion from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in Love Library, Room 110. Trevor Dawes, along with several Nebraska academic librarians, will discuss recent changes that have taken place at their libraries.
Dawes will talk about the ARL study, Transforming Liaison Roles in Research Libraries (2013) (http://www.arl.org/publications-resources/2893-new-roles-for-new-times-transforming-liaison-roles-in-research-libraries#.VOzb9Y3wuUk), which indicates changes in the role of the liaison librarian from someone who develops the collection, staffs a reference desk, and conducts instruction sessions, to a role that meets the changing needs of faculty and students in an academic environment. 
Other studies in the ARL series include: Digital Curation for Preservation (2011), Library Services for Graduate Students (2012).  To review these studies click on:  http://www.arl.org/publications-resources#.VOzeWY3wuUk
As Associate University Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, Dawes is responsible for research services, scholarly communications, collections and acquisitions, and preservation. Prior appointments include Circulation Services Director at Princeton University Library and positions at Columbia University Libraries in New York City. He has authored, co-authored, or edited several books and articles on a variety of topics in connection with academic libraries. Dawes also serves as an instructor for the MSLIS program at the iSchool at Drexel University. Dawes earned his MLS from Rutgers University and has two additional Master’s Degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Update on Learning Commons Construction

Current work being done on the Learning Commons construction includes framing of the study rooms, furniture selection bid documentation, and the coffee RFP. When the weather improves, work on the terrace and replacing the windows will begin.  UNL's Learning Commons will add 700 seats inside and 350 seats outside on the terrace.  To learn more visit: http://libraries.unl.edu/learningcommons

Midterm Snacks (March 9-11)

Monday through Wednesday (March 9-11) all library branches will have snacks and beverages available for midterms. 

Love Library will replenish their snacks Monday through Wednesday at 9 a.m. and around 4 p.m. and other branches will vary on times.

Have a stress-free week and enjoy!