Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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Published in Knowledge Quest: Journal of the American Association of School Librarians 30:4 (March/April 2002), pp. 24-28. Copyright 2002 American Library Association. Used by permission.


The University of Nebraska was chartered by the Nebraska Legislature in 1869 as the state's landgrant higher education institution "to afford to the inhabitants of this State the means of acquiring a thorough knowledge of the various branches of literature, science and the arts."' The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) University Libraries take this land-grant mission seriously, serving as a statewide resource and making the research collection available throughout the state to Nebraska citizens. The focus of this article is on the University Libraries' service to one particular group of citizens-high school students. In the late 1980s, the libraries developed a high school users program as part of the library's outreach efforts.