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2009.06.23 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Memberships to KANEKO-UNO Library Now Available

Omaha - Members of the campus community and the public are invited to become friends of the new KANEKO-UNO Library in Omaha’s Old Market.

Located at the corner of 12th and Jones Streets, the library plays an integral role in supporting KANEKO programming as well as serving University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) students and faculty.

The sleek, educational space – which opened in February – is devoted to studies in creativity and represents a serious partnership between UNO and KANEKO.

Memberships begin at $50, which supports the library’s mission to building the collection for creative inquiry.

A KANEKO Friends Association Membership is $150 supports KANEKO as well as the library’s developing collection. The $150 level provides members with invitations to private KANEKO events, advance notification of public programs, a 10 percent discount for advance ticket sales and a 10 percent discount on select merchandise.

"We have been greatly encouraged by the swell of support coming in for memberships. Developing the library’s focus on sparking creativity in all fields and making it a valuable community resource accessible to everyone is foremost in our thinking as we move forward," said KANEKO Executive Director Hal France.

All memberships and donations are tax deductible.

The KANEKO-UNO Library collection features journals and books in fields that thrive on creative input, such as science, engineering, business, the humanities and the arts. Sixty-inch, wall-mounted plasma television screens equipped with video conferencing technology will facilitate participation in seminars, meetings and distance learning opportunities throughout the world.

The collection is being developed gradually to focus on serving a variety of users and scenarios – all in the pursuit of fresh ideas. The KANEKO-UNO Library has space to house 10,000 books, videos and audio recordings.

Visit http://library.unomaha.edu/kaneko/ or http://twitter.com/kanekolib for more information.

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The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The celebration recognizes the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908. This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come. UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to www.unomaha.edu/100/.

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