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: http://go.unl.edu/jcky 

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.