Service Learning & Community Engagement
Barbara A. Holland Collection for Service Learning and Community Engagement
A uniquely retrospective and comprehensive resource, offering the world's largest physical collection in the field. This internationally important collection features digital derivatives of materials originally collected by the National Service Learning Clearinghouse including engagement research in higher education, K-12 schools, the community-based organization sector and Tribal Nations.
Girl's Inc. of Omaha
Girls, Inc. is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring girls and serving in high-risk, underserved areas. Girls, Inc. of Omaha has two locations in the Omaha area serving girls from ages 5 to 18 with educational and recreational programs that address math and science education, pregnancy, drug abuse
The two Girls, Inc. locations each contain a room of books that are available for the girls to use and read. As a community engagement project, the librarians at UNO's Criss Library are working with the Girls, Inc. Director of Programs and the Teacher’s Education, Library Science Department faculty to organize and develop projects to create a working and sustainable library at both locations. Our goal is to have a library with books that are easy to find, available to check
The UNO/UMC (University of Missouri - Columbia) Library Science Department is incorporating the work that needs to be accomplished at Girls, Inc. into Library Science classes. For example, the library management class will work on the floor layout and organization of shelving, books
Sibling Institution UNAN, Leon, Nicaragua
In the summer of 2008, The Criss Library initiated a unique opportunity to extend electronic library services to the faculty researchers/UNO adjunct faculty from the Department of English at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua (UNAN/León).