McGoogan News

Quiz: You know you spend a lot of time in the library

By Dawn Wilson

Finals are swiftly coming up, and that means you’ve spent a lot of time studying this past semester. If you’re a regular of the McGoogan Library of Medicine, this also means you’ve probably spent a lot of time inside the Library.

In order to gauge just how much time you’ve spent in the Library this year, here’s a little quiz. Match the photo to the location.

In the library … with a new scanning station

By Dawn Wilson

The library has replaced its lone public copier/scanner with a new, easy to use, multifunctional scanning station. The new scanner set-up might look a little complicated. After all, it’s made up of four pieces instead of the one upright copier. But it’s twice as fast as the old machine. Even better, there’s an intuitive touch menu that allows you to crop, zoom, edit, rotate, straighten, and delete pages from a document. You no longer need access to Adobe Pro or photo editing software to put the finishing touches on your document.

Scanner Diagram

Five main options:

  • Scan to USB
  • Scan to email
  • Scan to printer (B&W $.10/pg; Color $.25/page)
  • Scan to smart phone/tablet (requires a QR code reader)
  • Scan to Google Docs

Five file format options:

  • PDF
  • Word
  • Searchable PDF
  • JPEG
  • TIFF

Printing options:

  • Black and White ($.10/page)
  • Color ($.25/page)
  • 8 ½ x 11
  • 8 ½ x 14

Scanning options:

  • Feeder for individual pages
  • Feeder does single-sided and double-sided
  • Flatbed scanner for books, photos, passports, posters, etc.

A few things to keep in mind:

  • The scanner is free, but printing the scans takes cash (coins or bills) only.
  • Scanning to a Smart Phone should be kept to only a few pages; scanning to email in color is usually limited to about 10 pages of color (20 pages of black and white).
  • Printing costs cannot be taken from your student account.
  • You cannot pull files off of a flash drive, so there is still no color printing available (just color copies).
  • When using the feeder, the print faces the wall.
  • Although you can copy both pages from a book or journal at one time, this scanner does not separate them into two pages in the file. So if you want to print more than one page from a book, it would be best to copy one page at a time. Otherwise the text will shrink when printing.
  • The flatbed scanner reads from the opposite corner as the old copier–look for the arrow at the front left.

In the library with a study dragon

Submitted by Dawn Wilson

Need a little motivation to get you through all these tests?

Feeling a little lonely and think a study buddy could help?

Don’t trust yourself to study as long and as hard as you need?

These problems are all easily solved! All you need is to adopt a study dragon. Study dragons are extremely supportive; all you have to do is try your hardest. But. (Dun-dStudy Dragonsun-dun, says the scary music cue.) But, if you do not try your hardest, if you slack off even though you know deep down you should be studying instead of playing that video game, your dragon will know. And because they are carnivorous and breathe fire, the dragon will light you on fire and eat you.

Now, if that’s not motivation, we don’t know what is.

The History of the Study Dragon

Study dragons love being part of the medical sciences field because that’s where they were originally created. Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Kara who had osteosarcoma. (It’s okay, she’s healthy now!) A McGoogan Library staff member named Steven traveled halfway across the globe several times to sit with her in the hospital. Steven was best friends with Kara’s dad, so he went to remain calm and supportive during treatments, and to sit up with Kara all night long so her parents could sleep. When they got bored, they did crafts—and poof! Suddenly they were surrounded by Guardian Dragons.

Kara and Steven made Guardian Dragons during her treatments and gave them away to the other children in the hospital to watch over them.

Steven brought the dragons back to the library. The dragons realized that the health sciences students needed their support, too. Going through school can be difficult, lonely, frustrating, and a plethora of other negative emotions—but it’s all going to be worth it. The study dragons invaded the library to remind you that it’ll all be okay, because there are people who are going to need your help; just keep trying your hardest!

Adopt your dragon (or a sheep) at the Ask Us desk—and do try not to spill condiments on yourself over lunch.

**DISCLAIMER: Library Staff cannot be held responsible for the actions of a study dragon.

Study Sheep

Noise in the library – It’s just temporary

Facilities is upgrading the temperature control systems throughout Wittson Hall to make the temperature in the building more uniform. Unfortunately, that means taking down some ceiling panels in the library and replacing the thermostats, and that means that there will be a bit of noise for a few weeks.

Work will start on 7th floor the week of August 25th. From there, Facilities will move to 8th floor, and finally to 6th. The 6th and 7th floor work will be most likely to affect students in the library.

The workers will try to keep the noise to a minimum. When you look for a place for quiet study, keep this schedule in mind, and keep an eye out for ladders and workers overhead. If you see them in your favorite study area, you might want to temporarily relocate.

We promise: the noise is just temporary!

By Dawn Wilson