Michael C. Straatmann Library Assistant Love Library UNL
Love Library can be a challenge for users because of its physical arrangements and limited space for collections. Mike has dealt effectively with this issue by creating an online stack directory. This tool allows people to view an animated way-finder on a computer screen that not only directs them to the correct level, but to the appropriate area on that level. This resource was invaluable during the library’s renovation project, and has remained a favorite with patrons. Mike is now working to develop similar systems in UNL’s branch libraries.
It should be noted, also, that Mike was the primary liaison between librarians and UNL’s Inventory Department during the renovation, advising on how best to relocate portions of the collections.
Pictured: Michael, his wife Lori, Deb Pearson, Vice Chair of General Services for the Libraries, Joan Gieseke, Dean of Libraries, Chancellor Perlman, and Regent Wilson.