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University of Nebraska at Omaha. Criss Library

 Organization

The Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library is the academic library serving the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The University of Omaha founded its first library in 1912. It was originally housed in Joslyn Hall on the original University of Omaha campus. Following the 1931 transition from the University of Omaha to the Municipal University of Omaha, the library was housed in a wooden annex building. In 1938, when OU moved to the new campus at 60th and Dodge Streets, the library was moved into a room in the building later known as Arts and Sciences Hall. From 1955 through 1976 (through the 1968 transition from the University of Omaha to the University of Nebraska at Omaha), the library was known as the Eugene C. Eppley Library, and it was housed in the building later known as the Eppley Administration Building. In 1976, it moved into a new building and became known as the University Library. In 2006, in conjunction with a building expansion and renovation, the name was changed to the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Art Proposals Submitted for Criss Library, 2009

 File — Box: Art [8]
Scope and Contents Proposals received from multiple artists for an art installation in the newly renovated Criss Library. There are drawings, digital files, and one example piece of metal for a proposed sculpture.

Criss Library Distinguished Service Award Plaques, 1987-2013

 File — Box: Awards [19]
Scope and Contents The plaques recognizing the UNO library Distinguished Service Awards for permanent employees and student workers, awarded annually by the Library Friends. This style of plaque was replaced in 2013.

Janice Boyer Papers

 Collection — Box: All
Identifier: UNO-0016
Scope and Contents

The Janice Boyer Papers include materials related to Janice Boyer's 25 year career at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Criss Library (formerly known as the University Library), 1986-2012. Materials include documents related to library planning, projects, committees, and computer systems.

Library User Publication

 Collection — Box: All
Identifier: UNO-0056
Scope and Contents

The Library User (1980-2005) was a print newsletter published by the University Library (later renamed the Criss Library) of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The newsletter featured short articles highlighting library services, collections, databases, events, and staff members. Articles were contributed by different library staff members and faculty librarians. The newsletter was sent to all members of the University Library Friends.

Linda Parker Papers

 Collection — Box: All
Identifier: UNO-0117
Scope and Contents The Linda Parker Papers comprise the files, binders, and notebooks of Linda Parker, who was a librarian at the Criss Library at the University of Nebraska at Omaha from about 1992 until 2013. The papers include user needs survey responses; information on user education; the final report of the Forum on the Future of Reference Services (1993); Criss Library Public Services Department planning documents, reports, topics for discussion, and organizational records; and the NebSat grant for...

Melissa Cast-Brede Criss Library Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UNO-0162
Content Description There are quite a variety of materials in this small collection, including UNO strategic planning documents, correspondence, CDs containing data & photographs, and a binder of 2003 University Library planning documents.

Nora Hillyer Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: UNO-0156
Content Description Collection includes a variety of awards and certificates gathered by Nora Hillyer; Proceedings of the 2008 Library Assessment Conference in Seattle (2008); a folder containing RPT (reappointment, promotion, and tenure) materials.

Queer Omaha Archives Celebration Heartland Pride 2016 Advertisement, 2016

 Item
Identifier: UNO0054_doc_0002
Scope and Contents The Queer Omaha Archives Celebration on July 13, 2016, ad for the Heartland Pride 2016 guide.

Queer Omaha Archives Fliers, 2016

 Item
Identifier: UNO0054_doc_0001
Scope and Contents Fliers created to provide information about and solicit donations for the Queer Omaha Archives at the University of Nebraska at Omaha during its first year. The fliers include a description of the Queer Omaha Archives and information about the types of material of interest to add to the archive.

UNO Criss Library Records

 Collection
Identifier: UNO-0054
Scope and Contents The UNO Criss Library Records are comprised of materials produced by or used by the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and its predecessors the University Library and the Eugene C. Eppley Library. The collection includes library annual reports (1995/1996-2001/2002); departmental annual reports (Acquisitions/Order, Reference, Circulation, Cataloging, and Secretary); purchase orders and accession lists (1939-1941); budget ledger (1939-1940); integrated...

UNO Integrated Library System Selection Records

 Collection — Box: All
Identifier: UNO-0055
Scope and Contents The UNO Integrated Library System Selection Records cover the selection and implementation of the Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (III) integrated library system (ILS) software used by the University of Nebraska System. The University of Nebraska at Omaha and University of Nebraska--Lincoln libraries were at the time using the Library Information Retrieval System (L.I.R.S.), an Automated Library Information System (ALIS) from DataPhase Systems Inc. The planning process to select a new ILS began...