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Criss Library will be undergoing a limited remodel that will last through approximately Mid-November. 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.


UNO Criss Library will be displaying entries from Through Our Words: Fifth Annual Creative Writing Contest in Spanish on the lower level from September 15 - October 1.

    

O Pioneers! (Kindle or ePub) Willa Cather's first great novel, is a work in which triumph is inseparably entangled with tragedy, a story of people who do not claim a land so much as they submit to it and, in the process, become greater than they were. ...Or, Herman Melville's tale of corporate discontent, Bartleby, the Scrivener (Kindle or ePub), tells the story of a quiet, hardworking legal copyist who works in an office in the Wall Street area of New York City.  One day, Bartleby declines an assignment with the inscrutable "I would prefer not," the  utterance of this remark sets off a confounding set of actions and behavior, making the unsettling character of Bartleby one of Melville's most enigmatic and unforgettable creations.

 

 

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Faculty Study & Study Carrels

Faculty Study

Access to the Library Faculty Study, located on the third floor of Criss Library, is by Prox Card. All current faculty are eligible and welcome in the Library Faculty Study area. This includes the lounge, kitchen, and scholar reading rooms. To gain access to the Library Faculty Study area, please fill out this form and return via email, campus mail, fax (554-3215) or in person at the Main Service Desk.

The Faculty Study Carrels Policy has more information about the carrels, their amenities, and availability.

Faculty Study Carrels

15 faculty study carrels, located within the Library Faculty Study area, are available for sharing on a semester basis. To request space in a shared faculty study room complete this form and return, via campus mail or in person, to the Main Service Desk. Each mini-office provides a bookshelf, storage, ergonomic chair, power, data port and energy efficient lighting.

Eligibility
University of Nebraska full-time tenured and tenure track faculty, full-time non-tenure track, part-time, adjunct, Emeriti or retired faculty are eligible for faculty study carrels. Faculty applicants must be working on a specific project or research in order to be assigned a study. Applicants may print out the application online (PDF) or stop by the Main Service desk and pick one up. Applications must be approved by the relevant college departmental chairperson. Click here for the terms of use.

Disbursement of Assignments
Faculty will be assigned study carrels on a first-come, first served basis. Sharing of carrels will be by department or request.

Length of Assignments
Length of assignment is per semester with one renewal. Faculty may go through the application process again at the end of the second semester, and their application will be reconsidered at that time. Occupants are asked to notify the Library if they no longer need their study carrel before the designated period has ended.

Security
Carrels should be locked at all times when not in use. Criss Library assumes no responsibility for the loss of or damage to personal possessions that are kept in study carrels. Failure to comply with study carrel policies will be cause for withdrawal of the carrel assignment. Study carrel policies are posted in each study carrel.