McGoogan News

Welcome CGEA participants – library tours

Welcome CGEA participants to the UNMC campus. The McGoogan Library of Medicine invites you to visit during your time on campus. The library is located in the 6th-8th floors of Wittson Hall, which is across the street from the Sorrell Center.

  • Take a 20-minute tour led by one of our staff or explore the library on your own.
  • Use public access computers on the 6th floor (printing fees are .05/page)

Tour Schedule:

  • March 18: Tour the library on your own, 2:30-4pm
  • March 18: Join a 20-min hosted tour before the poster session, 4-5pm
  • March 19: Join a 20-min hosted tour before lunch, 10am-Noon

Library Hours:

Friday 7:30a – 9:00p
Saturday 10:00a – 6:00p

Holiday mug fundraiser Tuesday December 7

Elves prepare mugs for the Fontennelle Elementary School library fundraiser

Holiday mugs – you can’t beat them for a quick and easy gift – or even better, a gift for yourself! They are wrapped and ready to give, complete with hot cocoa mix, a colorful candy cane, and tasty biscotti. Yours only for a donation to the Fontenelle Elementary School library fund. Pick out your favorite mug designs at the booth inside the Nebraska Cafe exit on December 7th, from 11am-1pm. Treat your co-workers, boss, friends, children’s teachers, and family to these special mugs. They are sure to take the chill out of the holidays! This very popular mug fundraiser is held each year by a team of McGoogan Library of Medicine elves. All funds raised go to purchase new books for the children at the Fontenelle Elementary School.

Content Distribution in the 21st Century Sept 16

Content Distribution in the 21st Century: eBooks, Google, and Browsewraps

The McGoogan Library is sponsoring a presentation by Charles C. Valauskas, J.D., this Thursday, September 16th, from 8am-9:30am, in MSC 4053. Refreshments provided.

Mr. Valauskas serves as an advisor to UNeMed, UNMC’s technology transfer and intellectual property partner. His presentation discusses the role universities have played in developing key tools that currently distribute content around the world, and the management of derivative rights, including copyright. It also discusses Google and the two major lawsuits over Google’s scanning of some 12 million books; and browsewrap agreements – the most common form of electronic agreement in use, and whether or not they are enforceable.

Valauskas speaks regularly on technological and intellectual property issues. This is your chance to hear a real expert sort out some of the thorny issues surrounding the use of electronic media in education.

Charles C. Valauskas,J.D. is legal counsel to domestic and foreign companies, new ventures, universities and research foundations. A former adjunct professor for intellectual property matters, Mr. Valauskas is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent ant Trademark Office. He is co-author of two books on copyright, numerous legal publications, and his articles have appeared in the ABA Journal, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Mr. Valauskas is currently Vice President for Industry Relations for the Association of University Technology Managers and plays a leadership role in many licensing, technology, and intellectual property organizations Including the Licensing Executives Society, the Association of University Technology Managers, and the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago.

Celebrate National Library Week April 11-17

Communities Thrive @ McGoogan Library

McGoogan Library is THE community library for UNMC and The Nebraska Medical Center. Let us know how we can best serve your information needs and join the celebration for National Library Week!


Monday, April 12

  • Book ‘sale’ begins – located at the Circulation Desk on the 6th floor of Wittson Hall, the ‘sale’ runs April 12 through April 30. Items offered for “donations only” include fiction and leisure reading titles. Visit McGoogan and pick up your summer reading! Donations benefit Fontenelle Elementary School Library.
  • Copyright Essentials for Faculty webinar series Session 1: Copyright for Classroom Teaching. Sponsored by the UNMC Compliance office and the McGoogan Library, this series addresses copyright challenges faced by faculty and staff. Join us in the Sorrell Center Amphitheater from Noon until 1:30pm. Can’t make it? Contact thartman@unmc.edu for information on how to access the archived webinar series.

Tuesday, April 13

  • Take a break, courtesy of the McGoogan Library – microwave popcorn packages will be given away at the College of Nursing, Student Life Center, School of Allied Health, Sorrell Center, and College of Pharmacy. (Popcorn will be mailed to the College of Dentistry, and College of Nursing campuses across Nebraska on April 8). Take a break, and check out the new mobile and social services offered on the McGoogan homepage: http://www.unmc.edu/library

Wednesday, April 14

  • Copyright Essentials for Faculty webinar series Session 2: Copyright Regulation Outside the Classroom. Sponsored by the UNMC Compliance office and the McGoogan Library, this series addresses copyright challenges faced by faculty and staff. Join us in the Sorrell Center Amphitheater from Noon until 1:30pm. Can’t make it? Contact thartman@unmc.edu for information on how to access the archived webinar series.

Friday, April 16

  • Copyright Essentials for Faculty webinar series Session 3: Faculty Rights Under Copyright Law. Sponsored by the UNMC Compliance office and the McGoogan Library, this series addresses copyright challenges faced by faculty and staff. Join us in the Sorrell Center Amphitheater from Noon until 1:30pm. Can’t make it? Contact thartman@unmc.edu for information on how to access the archived webinar series.