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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 8 Collections and/or Records:

Janice Boyer Papers

 Collection — Box: 1-3
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.

Dates: 1987-2012

Library User Publication

 Collection
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.
Dates: 1980-2005

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...
Dates: 1992-2013

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.
Dates: 2000-2015

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.
Dates: 2008-2013

Returned Books Letter

 Collection — Box: MISC-11, Folder: UNO-0246
Identifier: UNO-0246
Content Description On May 17, 2018, UNO's Criss Library received a note along with three books being returned to the UNO Libraries by an alumnus after 40 years. The note reads: "To Whom It May Concern – 40 years ago I walked out of the UNO Library with these books and never got around to returning them. / Please forgive my laziness and reluctance to not only properly check them out – but for keeping them so long. – A former Student." The books returned were: The Complete Jack the Ripper by Don Rumbelow,...
Dates: May 17, 2018

UNO Criss Library Records

 Collection — Box: UNO-0054-MISC
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...
Dates: 1939-2014

UNO Integrated Library System Selection Records

 Collection — Box: 1-4
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...
Dates: 1986-1993