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Criss Library hours for December 21, 2014 - January 12, 2014 are as follows:

Noon-5 pm
7am-5 pm
Closed
7 am-9 pm
7 am-5 pm
9 am-5 pm
Noon-9 pm

Sunday, December 21
Monday-Tuesday, December 22-23
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - Sunday, January  4, 2015
Monday, January 5 - Thursday, January 8
Friday, January 9
Saturday, January 10
Sunday, January 11

Regular library hours will resume at 7 am on Monday, January 12, 2015. For a complete schedule of library hours, visit http://library.unomaha.edu/information/hours.php

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UNO Criss Library Catalog Scheduled Maintenance

Due to a system upgrade, the Criss Library catalog will be down, Saturday, January 3, 2015.  Use of online resources other than the catalog should not be affected.  However, if you have difficulty logging in to online resources from off-campus, please log in to the campus VPN using your NetID and password, and then connect to the resource.  Log in to the VPN @ https://uno-vpn.unomaha.edu/

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!  

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About the Dean
Dean Steven Shorb

Stephen R. Shorb

Steve Shorb is Dean of the Criss Library at University of Nebraska at Omaha.  His education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa, an MA in Library and Information Science (earned with Distinction) also from Iowa, and an MA in Political Science from the University of Florida.  Shorb began his career with 14 years of experience in computer systems marketing, including time at IBM and Hewlett Packard.  His experience in library administration covers more than 20 years and includes work at large and small academic libraries in the US and in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  After serving as a reference librarian at Southwest Minnesota State University , he managed educational technology and multiple libraries for the Higher Colleges of Technology, a network of colleges supported by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education based in Abu Dhabi.  Shorb was University Librarian at the American University of Sharjah during that institution’s formative years and served as Associate Director of the University of Florida Libraries for five years prior to coming to UNO in 2005 as Dean of the Library.  In 2011, he returned from an extended leave of absence, during which he founded a new library for New York University’s Abu Dhabi Campus.  Shorb has completed consultancies in and has special interest in technology for teaching and learning, international library development, and the design and construction of library facilities.  He serves on the board of directors of SCOLA, a global non-profit organization promoting peace and mutual understanding through the study of language and culture.    

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