Spring into Love Library

UNL LIbraries -Spring Happenings

Preparing for exams and winding down for the year, take a break and visit the displays and exhibits in Love. Attend a few sessions, and get ready for the summer by arranging your summer course reserves.


Don't miss the 6th Annual UNL Employee Quilt Show

The 2015 UNL Employee Quilt Show is on display on the second floor of Love Library from until May 11th 2015. Stop by and take a look at the exceptional quilts produced by former and current UNL employees.

Visit our Archives- During Preservation Week.

Love Library, Lower Level, Archives. During the month of April, display includes obsolete equipment, rare books, and preservation tips.


Celebrate Preservation Week at Love Library

April 30, 1:00 p.m., Love Library, Room 110 Webinar “Digital Preservation for Individuals and Small Groups” with Mike Ashenfelder, Digital Preservation Project Coordinator, Library of Congress. Ashenfelder will talk about what is involved in preserving commonly used digital files, such as photos, recordings, videos, and documents. Webinar is FREE and open to all. No registration required.

May 1st. 5:00pm-7:00pm. First Friday Art Walk- Reception for Heart & Hands 2015 – Fifth National Juried Book Art Exhibition for Students.

Come to the reception, and book sewing demonstration by staff in the UNL Libraries Preservation unit.

Heart & Hands 2015 - Fifth National Juried Book Art Exhibition for Students will showcase the best examples of the broad range of books being made by graduate and undergraduate students in accredited academic institutions. Books made in book arts, graphic design, photography, print-making, and writing courses will be on display in the cases on the second floor of Love Library (the Link and North) from April 6-May 30, 2015.

UNL Writing Retreat, May 11-15, 2015

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. 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.

For more information: Charlene Maxey-Harris , 402-472-8700, cmaxeyharris2@unl.edu

Arrange for your Course Reserves for Summer 2015- By May 11th

The libraries offers faculty, staff, and graduate assistants the opportunity to put library books, journal articles, and other materials, as well as personal copies of books, on reserve and make them available to students. The Reserves Service is available at Love Library, C.Y. Thompson Library and the other branch libraries.

Reserve lists turned in by May 11th shall have their items processed by the first day of the Summer Semester. Reserve requests turned in after the deadline will be processed in the order they are received.

Books can be physically put on reserve and made available in city and east campus libraries. You can request books from the UNL libraries to be placed on reserve by using the new electronic reserve form located at: http://libraries.unl.edu/docs/forms/CourseReservesProcessingRequestForm.pdf.

II. Electronic Reserves

The procedure for processing electronic reserves has changed. All electronic reserves are attached to each course and can only be accessed through My.UNL (Blackboard).

Course instructors will need to create a content area in the Blackboard tools box to directly link their electronic reserves. Know that each course especially cross-listed courses will need an individual content area created in Blackboard. Teacher Assistants enrolled in the course will also be allowed to create content areas. For more information on how to create a content area in Blackboard please follow this link: http://libraries.unl.edu/docs/forms/CreatingaNewContentAreainBlackboardforCourseReserves.pdf

Processing Time

A reserve list may take one to four business days for processing. Because we receive a great number of requests from Instructors, to place items on reserve, please be aware that materials will not be processed and available at the time of submission.

Requests submitted on the first day of class and during the first three weeks of the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters may experience some delay in processing. In the event that the materials you request are unavailable, your request will also experience some delay.

IV. Removing Items from Reserve

Reserve materials will be removed one week after the corresponding session has ended, unless the class is to be taught the following semester. Copyrighted items may not be renewed for consecutive semesters unless a letter of approval from the publisher is submitted.

For more information about reserves please visit the Course Reserves section at http://libraries.unl.edu/reserve. For questions about Reserve services or a reserve request form contact Nicole St. Arnold, Love Library, 472-7696, nhruska2@unl.edu; or Gayleen Hill, CY Thompson Library, 472-4401, ghill1@unl.edu.

Snacks for Students - Tell your Students

April 28th -30th
Tuesday through Thursday all library branches will have snacks and beverages available for this week. Let your students know.

Lorna Dawes

Contact me for more information about any of these events, information about library sessions and workshops for your students, and for any research or teaching resources that you may need.

FYE & Learning Communities Librarian

Liaison for Science Literacy

Liaison to the Discipline Based Educational Research (DBER) Group

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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