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Criss Library will be undergoing a limited remodel beginning July 11th and lasting through approximately end of October. Remodeling will occur on the 1st and 2nd floor. When all the noise is finished and the dust settled Criss Library will have three new spaces for patrons to enjoy. Archives & Special Collections will have an updated space on first floor. Second floor will be home to a New Classroom and the expanded Creative Production Lab. The library will be open during  construction, so please pardon this temporary inconvenience.

Criss Library's Archives & Special Collections will be undergoing renovations impacting access to the department’s reading room and collections until the end of October. Researchers must contact staff in advance to make an appointment to use collection material in a temporary reading room. There may be some periods of time when collections cannot be retrieved without notice several days in advance. In the library and looking for Archives & Special Collections staff? Library staff at the Main Service Desk will direct you to Archives & Special Collections staff while the department undergoes renovation. Contact Amy Schindler at acschindler@unomaha.edu or 402-554-6046 with questions.

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Faculty Presentations


The Status and Future of Government Documents

Author: James T. Shaw
File: Slides [PDF] and Handouts [PDF]
Event: Nebraska Library Association Annual Conference
LaVista, NE
October 29, 2009

Cataloging Streaming Media

Author: Janice Boyer
File: Slides [PDF]
Event: Nebraska Library Association Annual Conference
LaVista, NE
October 29, 2009

Event: Brick & Click: An Academic Library Symposium
Northwest Missouri State University
St. Paul, MN
November 6, 2009

Build an iLibrary with iGoogle

Author: Rachel Erb and Rene Erlandson
File: Slides [PPT]
Event: Nebraska Library Association Annual Conference
LaVista, NE
October 29, 2009

Bridge the Gap in Your Library Holdings with Thousands of Free Scholarly Journals

Author: John Reidelbach
File:  [URL]
Event: Nebraska Library Association Annual Conference
LaVista, NE
October 29, 2009

What the Text is Happening?

Author: Audrey DeFrank and Linda Parker
File: Slides [PDF]
Event: Nebraska Library Association Annual Conference
LaVista, Nebraska
October 26, 2009

Event: Brick & Click: An Academic Library Symposium
Northwest Missouri State University
St. Paul, MN
November 6, 2009

Online Reference Question Protocol

Author: Nora Hillyer
File: [PDF]
Event: Nebraska Library Association Annual Conference
LaVista, NE
October 30, 2009

Information Literacy in the Curriculum: Part 2?

Author: Marvel Maring and Melissa Cast-Brede
File:  [ _ ]
Event: Nebraska Library Association Annual Conference
LaVista, NE
October 30, 2009

Re-Kindling Interlibrary Loan

Author: Joyce Neujahr and Stephen Shorb
File: Slides [PPT]
Event: Library Technology Conference
Macalester College
Maryville, MO
March 18, 2009

Event: Brick & Click: An Academic Library Symposium
Northwest Missouri State University
St. Paul, MN
November 7, 2008

Event: Nebraska Library Association Annual Conference
Lincoln, NE
October 17, 2008

Cast a Net: Meshing Libraries with Service Learning

Author: Joyce Neujahr and Nora Hillyer
File: Slides [PPT]
Event: ACRL 14th National Conference
Seattle, WA
March 13, 2009

Telling Stories of Libraries and Leadership

Author: Audrey DeFrank
File: Slides [PDF]
Event: National Tribal Library Training Institute Conference
Tulsa (Catoosa), Oklahoma
October 22, 2008

Wikifying Your Workplace: Using Wikis for Internal Library Operations

Author: Audrey DeFrank and Karen K. Hein
File: Slides [PDF]
Event: Nebraska Library Association Annual Conference
Lincoln, Nebraska
October 16, 2008

Event: National Tribal Library Training Institute Conference
Tulsa (Catoosa), Oklahoma
October 22, 2008

Processing Electronic Journals for Access in EJS and Serials Solutions

Author: John Reidelbach
File: Slides [PPT]
Event: Managing Collections in Libraries and Information Agencies
TED 8766 and 7313
May 2, 2008

Myths of Quality

Author: Melissa Cast-Brede
File: Slides [PPT]
Event: Quality Living, Inc.
January 16, 2008

Are You Ready for Shelf Ready?

Author: Jan Boyer and Robert Nash
File: Slides [PDF] and [PPT]
Event: NLA/NEMA Annual Conference
Kearney, Nebraska
October 25, 2007

The Next Generation Depository Library

Author: James T. Shaw
File: Handout [PDF]
File: Slides [PDF]
Event: NLA College & University Section and Technical Services Round Table Spring Meeting
Union College
May 18, 2007

How to Be a Depository Library without Being a Depository Library

Author: James T. Shaw
File: Presentation Slides [PDF]
Event: Brick & Click: An Academic Library Symposium
Northwest Missouri State University
November 3, 2006

Blogs, Wikis, and More...

Author: Karen K. Hein
File: Slides [PPT]
Event: Eastern Library System Annual Meeting
Elkhorn Campus, Metro Community College
June 9, 2006

Where is the Proper Balance? Public Access to Government Information in an Era of Concern over National Security

Author: Jim Shaw
File: Handouts [PDF]
Event: Leadership Link
National Management Association
Lincoln, NE
February 7, 2006

Promoting Government Information: Outreach to Non-Depository Libraries

Author: Jim Shaw
File: Handouts [PDF]
File: Notes [PDF]
Event: Fall Federal Depository Library Conference
Washington, D.C.
October 16, 2005


Staff Presentations


Automating Workflows: Simple PDF/PHP Forms That Save Time and Money

Author: Ben Johnson and Lola Gilbert
File:[PDF]
Event: Nebraska Library Association Annual Conference
LaVista, NE
October 29, 2009

Copyright & Fair Use

Author: Nains� Houston and Stephanie Viola
File: Slides [PPT]
Event: 2009 Sirsi Midwest Users' Group (SMUG) Pre-Conference
Bellevue University
Bellevue, NE
July 30, 2009