Welcome to the University Libraries at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln!

Liz Lorang, Dean of University Libraries

Shortly after becoming dean of the University Libraries in December 2023, I thought to myself, “I have the best job anywhere at a university.” The source of my conviction? The deep-in-my-bones belief that academic libraries are sites of transformational encounters with information. Such transformational encounters with information make it possible to thrive as individuals, communities, and worlds.

Framed in this way, academic libraries have never been more vital—more alive, more crucial—than they are now. Why? Because we live and move within information environments more complex than ever before. Because the greatest issues of our time are, at their core, information challenges. Because we must think deeply about our information obligations to the future, as commitments to those yet to come. Continue reading the full Dean's Welcome statement...

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Libraries' Commitment to Antiracism

The University Libraries supports the University’s statement of action on its Journey Toward Anti-Racism and Racial Equity. We commit to taking active steps towards inclusive excellence by deeply integrating diversity, equity, inclusion and access in all our everyday work. We weave this commitment through the overarching goals set forth in the Libraries Strategic Plan for 2020-2022.

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University Libraries 2020-2022 Strategic Plan

The goal of University Libraries Strategic Plan is to push the University Libraries forward toward a more fully realized achievement of its mission, to enact our commitment to ethical and equitable practices and policies, and to ambitiously grow as a 21st century academic library. This plan is not inclusive of everything that we do; there are many valuable activities and services that are not mentioned, and that is not meant to minimize the importance of those activities. Instead, this plan puts focus on the areas we feel should be the highest priority for increased attention and investment in the near term, areas where we want to see specific development.

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University of Nebraska Consortium of Libraries

University Libraries is a member of the University of Nebraska Consortium of Libraries (UNCL). UNCL furthers teaching, learning, and research through the sharing of collections, expertise, and programs. Additional information about member libraries and their collaborative work can be found on the UNCL website.

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