Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Making an IMPACT: Transforming Academic Courses through Student-Centered Teaching

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries invites you to attend its 2016 Visiting Scholar program on Thursday, April 21, 2016, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the second floor of Love Library South, Room 218. The library is hosting three speakers from Purdue University who are affiliated with the Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT) program at Purdue University. The IMPACT program is a collaborative campus program that was launched in December 2010 by the Provost’s Office. The goal of IMPACT “is to achieve a greater student-centered learning environment by incorporating active and collaborative learning as well as other student-centered teaching and learning practices and technologies into large enrollment foundational courses.” Over 200 courses have been redesigned since the program’s inception.

Clarence Maybee, Assistant Professor of Library Science and the Libraries’ IMPACT coordinator, will give the keynote address from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. In the afternoon (2:00 pm – 3:30 pm), he will be joined by his colleagues, Catherine Fraser Riehle and Michael Flierl, for a panel discussion. Catherine Fraser Riehle is an Associate Professor of Library Science and is a liaison librarian for communication, human development and family studies, and women’s studies. She has served as a member of various IMPACT teams since 2011. She has conducted classroom research with some of the instructors she has worked with in the program. Michael Flierl is the Purdue University Libraries' Information Literacy Instructional Designer. He works with instructors as well as on programmatic aspects of IMPACT.

For more information about IMPACT:

Gundlach, E., Maybee, C., & O'Shea, K. (2015). Statistical Literacy Social Media Project for the Masses. The Journal of Faculty Development, 29(2), 71-80. Authors’ accepted manuscript available from Purdue e-Pubs: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/impactpubs/2/

Maybee, C., Carlson, J., Slebodnik, M., & Chapman, B. (2015). "It's in the Syllabus": Identifying Information Literacy and Data Information Literacy Opportunities Using a Grounded Theory Approach. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 41(4), 369-376. Authors’ accepted manuscript available from Purdue e-Pubs: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/lib_fsdocs/120/

Maybee, C., Doan, T., & Riehle, C. F. (2013). Making an IMPACT. College & Research Libraries News, 74(1), 32-35. Available: http://crln.acrl.org/content/74/1/32.full.pdf+html

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Online Tools to Encourage Academic Honesty

Maintaining academic integrity is a vital skill that students of all levels should understand. 

The UNL Libraries is offering a workshop on March 31, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Peterson Room (LS 221) of Love Library South, to help both students and faculty in the pursuit of maintaining academic honesty. 

Associate Professor Signe Boudreau and Research Specialist Anna Wigtil will provide an introduction to SafeAssign, Turnitin and Vericite, three online tools that help students learn the importance of original writing, how to prevent plagiarism and how to properly cite sources.

Date: March 31, 2016

Room: Love Library 221 Peterson Room 

Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016


Join us for Afro-beat music, dancing demonstrations, and more, Friday April 1, from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Peterson Room (LS221) of Love Library. We will be celebrating Fela Kuti (1938 - 1997) a human rights activist who helped develop the Afro-beat music genre. The recent movie, "Beasts of No Nation" was named after one of this songs.


Fela Kuti Was a Warrior: His Music & His Message
April 6, 2016
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Professor Dawne Curry, History and Ethnic Studies, historical perspective
Professor Chigozie Obioma, Literature and Creative Writing, today's perspective
Discussion of Fela Kuti (1938 - 1997) a human rights activist who helped develop the Afro-beat music genre. 

Both events will be held at: Love Library, 13th and R, Peterson Room, 221

More information: go.unl.edu/felabration

Friday, March 4, 2016

Genealogy over Lunch: Crime & Courts

Sometimes to our dismay and embarrassment, we find an ancestor who may have committed a crime or have been involved in a court case.  At Genealogy over Lunch on Thursday, March 17, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Love Library, Room 318, (Dean’s Conference Room) we will be highlighting how to find court records and perhaps uncover a skeleton in the closet. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to join in the discussion. You are welcome to bring your lunch.