On display on the first floor of Criss Library is the new exhibit, "The Architectural Studies of H. A. Raapke," featuring works produced during H. A. Raapke's student years, circa 1899-1907. Many of these drawings were part of his coursework for two schools in Paris: Altier Préparatoire D'Architecture and École Nationale des Beaux-Arts.
Sixteen of Raapke's original drawings are on display in the windows of the Archives and Special Collections area of Criss Library. The exhibit will run through the end of April 2016. All 59 extant drawings in the library's collection may be viewed in the Criss Library Online Exhibit space at http://unomaha.omeka.net/exhibits/show/raapke.
On display in Archives and Special Collections at Criss Library is Charles Timothy Hagel: A Life in Photographs, a biographical exhibit spanning the life of U.S. Secretary of Defense and U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel. A more in-depth version of the exhibit with some different photographs can be viewed online at: http://hagel.omeka.net/exhibits/show/chuckhagelbiography.
This exhibit coincides with the opening of the first portion of the U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Archives to the community. Researchers may now browse and search inventories of Hagel Photographs, Artifacts, Grant Files, and Schedules in the Archives and Speical Collections database at http://unomaha-public.lyrasistechnology.org/repositories/4/resources/508.
Game Night at Criss Library will be onFebruary 21 from 6-9pm! Game Night will continue on the 3rd Sunday of each month throughout the rest of the semester! Bring your own board games, or use ours. Everyone is welcome, so mark your calendars, and bring a friend! If you have questions, contact Claire Chamley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International bestselling author of The Forgotten Girls, Sara Blaedel, will visit Omaha on her U.S. tour for her new book The Killing Forest with an event co-sponsored by UNO Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library and the Danish American Archive & Library. Blaedel will speak at UNO's Criss Library on Saturday, February 6th at 1pm. Light refreshments will be served. Sara Blaedel is the author of nine bestselling crime fiction novels published in twenty three countries, translated into over thirteen languages, and optioned for film rights.
Blaedel's latest thriller The Killing Forest takes readers on a journey back through detective Louise Rick’s past as she reconnects with the principal investigator at the Hobaek Police Department, her former in-laws, a fanatic religious cult, and her longtime close friend, journalist Camilla Lind. As she navigates through the small town’s cramped network of deadly connections, Louise unearths toxic truths left unspoken, and dangerous secrets. The book is full of fascinating details about ancient Nordic religions.
Criss Library recently purchased the JSTOR "full house", and UNO now has access to all fourteen Arts & Sciences collections, and the Life Science collection. The JSTOR collections stand among the most important archives of academic journals, and the "full house" brings over 2,100 additional journals to the library's JSTOR account.
As is standard with the JSTOR archives, a three-to-five year "moving wall" governs access to articles. Depending on the license negotiated with each journal publisher, articles are released into the archival collections three to five years after publication. More recent articles may be available through the library's current subscriptions, and researchers may check the All eJournals A-Z directory to confirm this. The library catalog also includes records for journal subscriptions and even many individual articles.
For more information about these new resources, please contact Jim Shaw at email@example.com or (402)554-2225.
For your reading enjoyment, the current issue of the library newsletter, Criss Chronicles, is available. Click here to read the latest!
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.