McGoogan News

National Library Week events

Visit the 6th floor of Wittson Hall the week of April 8-14 and partake in several exciting events scheduled around National Library Week.  In celebration, McGoogan Library will sponsor Amnesty Week, an Open House, and a drawing for a Student Survival Kit.

Amnesty Week

Do you have overdue books or late fees?  Come to the Library during National Library Week and the Circulation Staff will be happy to help you clean those smudges off your record.  Late fee forgiveness applies for fines up to $10.00.

Outreach Treats

UNMC students, including College of Nursing students at UNK, UNL, Scottsbluff, and Norfolk, and the College of Dentistry students at Lincoln will receive treats, keeping the students connected across the state and locally, even when they cannot physically make it to the Library.

Open House

 Join staff members on Wednesday, April 11 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a McGoogan Open House and grab a quick snack.  Staff on hand to answer questions include:

  •  Questions about the physical library? Talk to Rodney Cope, Head of Circulation
  •  Questions about hard-to-find articles? Talk to Heather Brown, Head of Interlibrary Loan
  •  Questions for the “Jane of all trades”?  Talk to Teresa Hartman, Head of Education
  •  Questions about ordering your dissertation?  Talk to Dorothy McCarthy, Administration
  •  Questions about books from 1492?  Talk to John Schleicher, Head of History of Medicine
  •  Questions about literature searches, Consumer Health, and RefWorks? Talk to Roxanne Cox, Head of Reference

Stop by to see the renovated Rare Book Rooms.  Look at historical texts and talk to our History of Medicine specialist.  Ask about exam prep materials, items your professors have placed on Reserve, RefWorks, and all those pressing Library-oriented questions that have always bugged you.

Student Survival Kit

 Sunday through Thursday, students are encouraged to visit the Library and enter a drawing for the Student Survival Kit.  The drawing will be held Friday, April 13.  The kit is chock full of student necessities: snacks, earplugs, a UNMC t-shirt, food certificates, travel mug, 8GB Flash Drive, 5 $3.00 food vouchers, and many other goodies.

Library Video Premiere

 The McGoogan Library “You Belong @ Your Library” video will premier.  The video showcases what the Library means to students and staff, their education and their careers.

Watch for yourself on the Library Facebook account and comment on what the Library means to you!

By Dawn Wilson, McGoogan Library of Medicine

Davis lecture on Sickle Cell Disease to be held March 26

The McGoogan Library of Medicine
invites you to attend the annual
Richard B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D.
History of Medicine Lecture

Race, Medicine, Authorship & the “Discovery” of Sickle Cell Disease 1910 – 1911

- guest lecturer -
Todd L. Savitt, Ph.D.
Department of Bioethics & Interdisciplinary Studies
Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina

Noon, Monday, March 26, 2012

Eppley Science Hall Amphitheater
Room 3010

Lunch will be provided to the first 80 attendees.

Fall book 'sale' underway

Each Fall semester, the library makes materials that were withdrawn from the collection available on a first come, first served basis. There are no prices, but donations are accepted and benefit the library’s Fontenelle Elementary School Library fund. The book carts are located just inside the library on the 6th floor of Wittson Hall. Check it out!

National Library Week = book sale and popcorn

Looking for some summer reading? The Spring Book ‘Sale’ is now underway at the McGoogan Library. There are no set prices, but donations are accepted. All donations go to the Fontenelle Elementary School Book fund, which supports the purchase of books for their library. The sale will last until all books are ‘sold’ or April 30th, whichever comes first.

Celebrate National Library Week and stay connected to the McGoogan Library with free popcorn. Microwave popcorn will be available on Tuesday, April 12th in the following common areas on the UNMC campus in Omaha:

  • College of Nursing LRC
  • Sorrell 2nd floor atrium
  • College of Pharmacy first floor
  • Linder Library Lounge on the 6th floor Wittson Hall

Popcorn packages have also been mailed to the College of Nursing sites in Kearney, Norfolk, Scottsbluff, and Lincoln, and to the College of Dentistry in Lincoln.

History of teaching hospitals (Davis Lecture April 11)

Susan Lawrence, Ph.D.

During the April 11 Richard B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D., History of Medicine Lecture at UNMC, explore how charity patients became teaching objects and how seven major London hospitals evolved to become medical schools.

Susan Lawrence, Ph.D., associate professor of history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will discuss these and other topics during the lecture.

When: 4 p.m.

Where: Mary Ann “Maisie” Paustian Amphitheater, Room 3001 in the Sorrell Center. A reception will follow in the Linder Reading Room, also in the Sorrell Center.

What: The lecture is sponsored by the McGoogan Library of Medicine and supported through an endowed fund created in 2008 by the late Dr. Davis, professor emeritus of internal medicine at UNMC, and his wife, Jean.

Dr. Davis created the lectureship to illustrate the impact of key scientific findings and to support special collections at the McGoogan Library, including works on the history of medicine.

Who: Dr. Lawrence is coordinator of the Humanities in Medicine Program, which offers an interdisciplinary minor to undergraduates interested in health care in its social context.