"Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism," a traveling poster exhibition highlighting historical boycott movements from the 1950s to the present, will be on Display August 20 - September 20 at University of Nebraska at Omaha Criss Library's Osborne Family Gallery.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha yearbook or annual went by several names, beginning as the Gateway in 1915 and then becoming the Omahan, Tomahawk, and Breakaway before ending as the Maverick in 1973-1975. Through the yearbooks themselves, the exhibit highlights the university’s response to World War II; images of the growing and changing campus, especially Arts & Sciences Hall; and changes in the content and appearance of the yearbook. The exhibit in Archives & Special Collections marks 100 years since the publication of the university's first yearbook and the free online access to UNO’s yearbook first available in 2015 from Criss Library.
The current exhibit in Archives and Special Collections has a display of Afghan Art dating from the 1st century B.C.E. to the present. Items on display reveal information on Greco-Bactrian art, contemporary art, popular art, and miniature paintings by Bihzad, a famous Afghan painter from late 15th and early 16th centuries. Also included in the display are handmade pottery works from Afghanistan, produced in Istalif, a small town north of Kabul during the mid-twentieth century.
The newest exhibit in Archives & Special Collections at Criss Library gives visitors a glimpse into the life of Chuck Hagel on the campaign trail in Nebraska in 1996 and 2002. When Hagel decided to run for U.S. Senate in 1996 he was virtually unknown to most Nebraskans. As such, Hagel needed to reach out to communities across the state if he intended to win the election. One way Hagel gained support was through local parades and events. This approach helped Hagel win the election and maintain his seat when he ran again in 2002. The photos on display provide a look into the many events, parades, and other local activities that Hagel, his family, his campaign staff, and his volunteers participated in across Nebraska to garner support for Hagel in his two runs for public office.
Faculty Library Assistant (FLA) Program
Faculty may authorize up to two people to conduct business at the Library on their behalf with a FLA Library Account. Faculty Library Assistants may perform the following activities:
- Main Service - checkout items, returns, place and pick-up hold/recalled items, request searches, pay replacement costs, and submit Faculty Study Room applications.
- Interlibrary Loan - requests, pick up, and return items.
- Reserve - add and delete Reserve items.
Authorizing faculty are responsible for all items checked out on the FLA account. Forms are available online or for download and at the Main Service Desk inside the library's main entrance. For more information see FLA Policies.
Faculty may borrow items or request copies of journal articles from other libraries. There is no charge for this service, except in the cases of very rare materials and some dissertation microforms. Create or Login to your ILLiad account to submit requests. For more information see Interlibrary Loan Policies or contact the Interlibrary Loan Department at 402-554-3209.
Library instruction classes are available to introduce students to Criss Library services and resources, information literacy, and issues of scholarly communication. To request instruction tailored to the particular needs of your students, call 4-3003 or complete the electronic instruction request form. Reference Subject Librarians are also available for instructional support. Follow the link for more information about the Library's Instruction Program.
Materials Purchase Requests
Faculty members are encouraged to recommend materials for addition to the Library collection. Contact your departmental liaison or your department's Subject Librarian.
- Books: 16 weeks with two renewals
- Periodicals: three days with one renewal
- Videos and other A/V materials: one week with one renewal.
Renewals may be made by phone to the circulation department (4-3206) and within the library catalog using the "Review Account" option and entering your name and NU I.D. number.