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"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.

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Study Spaces/Criss Theater

Criss Library offers a wide variety of places for individual and group study.

Group Study Rooms

Group study rooms located on the first and main floors of the Library are available for and suited to group study. Please note: the rooms are reserved for group study only, not individual study, and are only available to current UNO students, faculty, and staff.

The study rooms are internet ready and equipped with presentation equipment, DVD/VHS players, tables, chairs and whiteboards. The study room computers are equipped with the same software available on the public access computers. Group study rooms may be reserved for 3 hour blocks of time on the Library website, by phone, or in person at the Main Service Desk.

The Group Study Room Policy has more information about the group study rooms, their amenities, and availability.

Single Study Rooms

Study rooms located on the first and main floors of the Library are available for and suited to private study. Please note: the rooms are reserved for private study only, not group study, and are only available to current UNO students, faculty, and staff.

The study rooms are networked and are furnished with a chair, desk, and whiteboard. Single study rooms may be reserved for 2 hour blocks of time on the Library website, by phone, or in person at the Main Service Desk.

The Single Study Room Policy has more information about the single study rooms, their amenities, and availability.

Graduate Study Carrels

The University Library has 50 study carrels available to UNO graduate students to facilitate scholarly research using library resources. Each carrel provides two overhead locking bin spaces, data port, one chair, and one locking file drawer.

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

Quiet Study

The third floor of the library is designated as a quiet study space. Collaborative work and cell phone use is not permitted on the third floor.

Criss Theater

Theater Room Screen
Theater Room

Criss Library is featuring a new service just for you—the Theater Room! The Theater Room is available to all UNO students, faculty and staff, and is designed for viewing media for academic, as well as leisure purposes. For your optimum viewing pleasure, the Theater Room is equipped with eight comfy chairs (more available upon request), a Sony Blu-Ray player, 9-channel AV receiver, HD projector, 110 in. screen, iPod docking station, PC, wireless keyboard, mouse, and cable television. The Theater Room is conveniently located on the main floor (2nd floor) of the Criss Library behind the SCOLA Learning Center. This room can entertain 16 people at a time, and can be reserved for up 4 hours with a signed agreement. For more information on making Theater Room reservations, visit the UNO Criss Library Main Service Desk or call 402.554.3206.

Check out

Eligible users should present their UNO MavCard I.D. to the Main Service Desk in order to check out the Theater Room. A consent form must be signed each semester. The key is the sole responsibility of the user to whom it is checked out. Do not give the key to other members of the group. Rooms that have been reserved but are not checked out within 15 minutes after the start time will be released for use by another group.

Eligible Users

The Theater Room is available to UNO students, faculty, and staff. NOTE: Academic use of this room will supersede non-academic use.

Terms of Use

  • Room is only for viewing/discussion of film and multi-media productions. X-Rated films cannot be viewed in this room.

  • Academic use of this room supersedes non-academic use.

  • Only current UNO faculty, staff, and students are eligible to reserve the Theater Room, which may be booked one month in advance and may be booked for up to a 4 hour period. The theater room is available for booking during all library hours.

  • Use of this room requires filling out a consent form once per semester. The patron is responsible for the key at all times during the check out period and is liable for any damage incurred during that time.

  • If equipment or room is damaged, the patron will be fined based on the amount of damage, a hold will be placed on their account with the Registrar's office and the patron will lose all checkout privileges until the fine is paid.

  • Transcripts will be held until the fee is paid.