University of Nebraska at Omaha. Criss Library
- Usage: 2006 - present
- Usage: 1976 - 2006
- Usage: 1968 - 1976
- Usage: 1968 - 1976
- Usage: 1955 - 1968
- Usage: 1955 - 1968
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, which added the Dr. Guinther Kahn Addition, the name was changed to the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library to mark a major gift by the Criss Foundation.
Name history summary:
2006-present -- Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library (aka Criss Library)
1976-2006 -- University Library
1955-1976 -- Eugene C. Eppley Library (aka Eppley Library)
1912-1955 -- official name undetermined, usually referred to simply as the Library
Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:
Art Proposals Submitted for Criss Library, 2009
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.
College and Departments, Library
Events such as exhibitions, book talks, and other presentations hosted or co-sponsored by the UNO Libraries including the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library and the UNO-KANEKO Library.
Criss Library Distinguished Service Award Plaques, 1987-2013
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.
Diamond Jubilee : UNO Library, 1984, 5/20/2015
An overview of the history and services of the University Library by Bob Runyon. Number 9 in the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Diamond Jubilee series. Sponsored by UNO's College of Continuing Studies in cooperation with television station KMTV. From the series TV Classroom.
Title as listed in guide to series : Review of the history of the U.N.O. Library.
Original format: VHS.
Janice Boyer Papers
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.
LGBTQ+ Oral History Collection
Library Courtesy Committee, 1983-1993
The UNO Library Courtesy Committee organized organized library social occasions, including holiday parties, birthday parties, and retirement receptions. This folder includes invitations, thank-you notes from honorees, and announcements of upcoming events.
Library plans and proposals, circa 2001-2010
Design and architectural proposals for the renovation and expansion of UNO's library, later re-dedicated the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library.
Library User Publication
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, 1992-2013
Melissa Cast-Brede Criss Library Collection
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 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
The Queer Omaha Archives Celebration on July 13, 2016, ad for the Heartland Pride 2016 guide.
Queer Omaha Archives Fliers, 2016
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.
Returned Books Letter
Robert S. Runyon Papers
The Robert S. Runyon Papers include materials related to Robert S. Runyon's tenure as Director (1978-1999) and Dean (1999-2001) of the Criss Library (then called the University Library) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Materials include library and university planning documents and information about library projects, committees, events, and policies.
Seal of the University Library, circa 1950
University library seal of the Municipal University of Omaha, circa 1950. The seal is metal, with its coating chipping. The seal has two metal presses to crease the seal, with an operating arm sitting upright, to be pulled down to press the metal pieces together. The seal is circular, with "OMAHAE UNIVERSITATIS SIGILLUM" around the rim. The inside of the circle is an open book, resting on another, with some object above them.
UNO and Criss Library Memorabilia, circa 2008-2016
UNO and Criss Library memorabilia from the early 21st century. Items include a UNO Maverick backpack, UNO t-shirts including one depicting super hero Captain America, and UNO-Kaneko Library notebook and USB flash drive.
UNO Criss Library Records
UNO Integrated Library System Selection Records
UNO Libraries, Administration Files, circa 1980-2010
Records created and maintained by the administrative office of UNO Libraries cover a variety of topics related to library operations, professional librarians, UNO, donors, and other matters.