McGoogan News

October is National Medical Library Month

By Dawn Wilson

How do I appreciate my medical librarian?  Let me count the ways!

  • When I need a tutorial in RefWorks or PubMed
  • When I can’t spell ophthalmology, pseudophakia, Medical Librarians Monthor glomerulonephritis
  • When I need an article from another library
  • When I need The Ladies Dispensatory manuscript from 1652
  • When my off-campus access goes haywire
  • When I need a fax machine or a tour of the rare book rooms
  • When I need an archival thesis on the medical effects of nuclear bombs
  • When I’m ready to have my own thesis bound
  • When I need to know what is fair use copyright
  • When I need to find drug interactions and contraindications
  • When I want my open access paper included in the institutional repository
  • When my PowerPoint slides won’t print
  • When a family member needs consumer health information
  • When I need a USMLE review book or more information for the Match
  • When a 3-D model will help more than a flat page
  • When I need a literature search or a systematic review
  • When I need to know how many people have cited my article
  • When I don’t know how to find a peer-reviewed article

 

Who is it that I call?  I could call my mother, but she’d be supportive and not much else.  Instead, I call on the library staff at the McGoogan Library of Medicine!  They’re available 96.5 hours every week, in person, over the phone, via chat and email, too.

There’s a million ways to say thank you for all the library staff does, and October is the perfect time to say it.  Happy National Medical Library Month!

New books available: instruction and elearning

  • Design for how people learn Julie Dirksen. LB 1060 D599d 2012
  • E-learning and the science of instruction: proven guidelines for consumers and designers of multimedia learning Ruth C. Clark, Richard E. Mayer. LB 1024 C5921e 2011
  • E-learning by design by William Horton. LB 1024 H8231e 2012
  • Essentials of online course design: a standards-based guide Marjorie Vai and Kristen Sosulski. LB 1044 V128e 2011
  • Handbook of online learning editors, Kjell Erik Rudestam, Judith Schoenholtz-Read LB 2395 H2361 2010
  • How learning works: seven research-based principles for smart teaching Susan A. Ambrose [and others] ; foreword by Richard E. Mayer LB 1025 H8471 2010
  • Interprofessional e-learning and collaborative work: practices and technologies [edited by] Adrian Bromage … [et al.]. LB 1044.87 In619 2010
  • Introduction to rubrics: an assessment tool to save grading time, convey effective feedback, and promote student learning Dannelle D. Stevens, Antonia Levi ; foreword by Barbara E. Walvoord. LB 3063 S8441i 2013
  • Learning on demand: how the evolution of the web is shaping the future of learning by Reuben Tozman. LB 1044.87 T757L 2012
  • Make it stick: the science of successful learning Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger, Mark A. McDaniel. LB 1060 B8771m 2014
  • Mastering the instructional design process: a systematic approach William J. Rothwell and H.C. Kazanas HF 5549.5 R848m 2008
  • Preparing instructional objectives: a critical tool in the development of effective instruction Robert F. Mager. LB 1027.4 M192p 1997
  • Rapid video development for trainers: how to create learning videos fast and affordably Jonathan Halls HF 5549.5 H193r 2012
  • Teaching digital natives: partnering for real learning Marc Prensky ; foreword by Stephen Heppell. LB 1027.23 P926t 2010

From the archives: Run to 101, COM Centennial

Submitted by John Schleicher

On Tuesday, September 30, 1980, 20 University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine students gathered at Henry, Nebraska, on the Wyoming border, at 6:40 a.m. to begin the 480 mile, “Run to 101.”

The students, almost all of whom are native Nebraskans and in their second year of medical school, relayed an official Olympic torch across the state, from Henry to Omaha, to symbolize the statewide importance of the College of Medicine’s first 100 years. The students covered approximately 80 miles per day.

Other students drove to a number of towns along the runners’ route to talk to high school students on health career opportunities available at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Dinners were planned along the “Run to 101″ route in Scottsbluff, Ogallala, North Platte, Kearney, Grand Island, and Columbus in honor of the College of Medicine.

The students arrived at the medical center campus on October 5, at 4:15 p.m. At this time the eternal flame of the centennial sculpture was lit.

Centennial run

Front Row (left to right): John Lortz, Brad Rodgers, Kevin O’Dell, Dennis Bozarth, Garth Asay, Doug Treptow, Doug Ebers, Norma Jean Fuelberth

Back Row (left to right): Mike Murphy, Ed Fobben, Jeff David, John Skoumal, Doug Long, Jay Matzke, Richard McChane, Jerry Wolford, Scott Haswell, Scott Howe, Evan Blanchard.

Friends of the Library newsletter and information

The latest issue of Focus on Friends, the newsletter of the Friends of the UNMC McGoogan Library of Medicine, is now available. This issue includes a message from the library director, stories on the library’s involvement in digital archiving and publishing, collaboration with the School of Allied Health Professions, and news from around the library.

What are the Friends?

“The Friends of the McGoogan Library are dedicated to preserving and enhancing the level of services for all of our users, understanding that, without supplemental funds, even the basics are difficult to sustain.” —–Leon S. McGoogan, M.D. (1900-1993)

Friends of the McGoogan Library of Medicine share a belief that the library is the heart of the educational, research and clinical accomplishments at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  Started as an informal group in 1979 by Dr. Leon S. McGoogan, whose generous spirit was matched only by his commitment to excellence, the Friends group provides the extra support required to keep up with the complex demands on the library.

For more information about the Friends and to learn how to become a Friend of the Library, visit http://www.unmc.edu/library/about/friends.html.