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Scholastic Book Fair

Criss Library and the UNO Library Friends will host a "Buy One, Get One Free" Scholastic Book Fair on Tuesday, April 21, and Wednesday, April 22, from 9 am to 6 pm.  For every item purchased, customers can choose a second book of equal or lesser value for free. The UNO Honors Program supports Liberty Elementary School, and books may be purchased and donated to the school's literacy program. Proceeds will benefit the UNO Criss Library Juvenile Book Collection.  For more information, contact event organizer Melissa Cast-Brede at 554.3130 or mcast@ unomaha.edu.

“BASA”, Student exhibition

    

Learn about the University of Nebraska at Omaha's early computing years in this display. Through photographs and documents you will get a sense of what computers were like when they took up the better part of rooms rather than fitting in our backpacks and pockets.

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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.