In early summer 2015, a local newspaper reported on adults in the Omaha-metro area joining in on adult coloring. While a student coloring club formed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the fall, no such organization existed at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). Capitalizing on the growing adult coloring trend and local interest, Criss Library held several events entitled “Color Me Calm” during the 2015-2016 academic year, both independently and during a campus-wide event known as “De-Stress Fest.” This event is held in partnership multiple departments and groups across the UNO campus, including the Academic and Career Development Center, Civic and Social Responsibility, Maverick Productions, Student Involvement, Student Government, UNO Bookstore, and Wellness Subdivision. Collaborating with these organizations put “Color Me Calm” on the official list of activities and strengthened our partnerships with these departments.
Blackburn, Heidi and Chamley, Claire E., "Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring in the University Library" (2016). Criss Library Faculty Proceedings & Presentations. 54.