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McGoogan News

Maker Studio Adds New Crafting Tool to Collection

UNMC student groups, are you looking for a way to make stickers, cards, or even heat-transfer shirt designs? The library has recently added a Silhouette CAMEO® machine to the Maker Studio. Precisely cut over 100 materials, including paper, cardstock, vinyl, heat transfer material and fabric. A Silhouette CAMEO® machine is a larger version of a Cricut and is sometimes referred to as a hobby cutter, a die-cut machine or a vinyl cutter. 

The Maker Studio is available for all UNMC students, faculty and staff. Individuals can become authorized to use equipment independently by completing an orientation. See our Maker Studio page for more details. Once authorized, users may access the Maker Studio 24/7. 

Generative AI at UNMC | Summer Symposium

Share your insights with fellow generative AI explorers at—or plan to attend—the Generative AI at UNMC Summer Symposium on Tuesday, July 23, 2024, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. in the Truhlsen Campus Events Center at UNMC (located in the Michael F. Sorrell Center). This symposium brings educators, instructional designers, administrators, librarians, and technologists from UNMC and UNO to consider the profound impacts of generative AI on education. This is your call to strengthen our local community of practice and reveal who is doing what in this space. Topics will range from usage of generative AI in assignment creation or grading, information literacy instruction, ethics of generative AI in education, generative AI-enabled tools and educational research, and deepfakes and creative works in education. 

The Generative AI at UNMC Summer Symposium chairs will consider submissions for presentations from UNMC and UNO faculty, staff, and students. Presenters can explore aspects of a research question, process, project, policy, or tool that uses generative AI technologies. Presentations will include slides, live demonstrations, or other visual examples and can be up to 10 minutes long, including questions and discussion. Presentations will occur simultaneously at stations, with participants moving around the event space. All stations will include internet-enabled screens (with laptop connections) for sharing slides, live demonstrations, or other visual examples. 

UNMC and UNO faculty, staff, and students interested in presenting must submit a proposal by June 7. 

You will be asked to include:   

  • The names, academic degree(s), affiliations, and campus locations of presenters    
  • Presentation title   
  • An abstract of up to 125 words, to be included in the program. Include your objective, methods, results, and conclusions.   

Presenters will be notified of acceptance by June 14.   

The symposium will be free and open to members of the UNMC and UNO communities.   

Questions? Contact the planning chairs, Emily Glenn or Rachel Lookadoo. 

This symposium is co-sponsored by the McGoogan Library, College of Public Health, Faculty Development and Academic Affairs.

Notice of Public Meeting of Library Faculty

Notice is hereby given that a public meeting of the library faculty of the McGoogan Health Sciences Library at the University of Nebraska Medical Center will be held on Monday, June 10, 2024 from 1:30–2:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held online and in-person. The online meeting will be held via Zoom—Meeting ID: 964 7931 9184 and call-in number: +1-312-626-6799. Members of the UNMC community may attend the in-person meeting at the McGoogan Health Sciences Library in Wittson Hall, Room 6032.

This special meeting is called to present amendments to the bylaws. The agenda and meeting materials to be discussed at this meeting can be found on this webpage.

Members of the public with questions about the meeting can email Kiara Comfort or call 402-559-7226.

This notice was posted on Monday, April 29, 2024.

Library Faculty Meeting Agenda
June 10, 2024
1:30–2:30 p.m.

I. Call to Order
II. Roll Call
III. Explanation of Procedures
IV. Special Committee Reports
—Bylaws Revision Committee report
V. New Business
VI. Adjournment

Fuel Your Study Session at McGoogan Library’s Snack Break and Wellness Event

UNMC students, take a break from hitting the books and recharge your brain at McGoogan Health Sciences Library’s snack break on Tuesday, April 23, 2024. UNMC Omaha campus students can stop by Level 6 of the library in Wittson Hall (WHM) near the AskUs desk at 10 a.m., grab some healthy snacks (while supplies last) and help assemble a puzzle. Students at the Norfolk, Lincoln, Kearney and Scottsbluff-Gering campuses can also indulge in snacks provided by McGoogan Library at their respective campuses. 

New this year, the library will also have a wellness pop-up on Level 4 in the Wigton Heritage Center. The pop-up will include a puzzle, some books from the leisure reading collection and more. 

Discover other De-stress Week events happening. 

Accomplish your end-of-the-semester goals effectively and efficiently by utilizing McGoogan Library’s services and resources. Not sure where to start, reach out to our AskUs team via chat. 

Davis Lecture rescheduled to April 17

Due to flight delays the 15th annual Richard B. Davis, MD, PhD, History of Medicine Lecture, hosted by the McGoogan Health Sciences Library has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 17, 2024 from 9–10:00 a.m.

The lecture will take place in person at the library (WHM 6032) and via Zoom. Individuals who have already registered for the Zoom link do not need to re-register.

The lecture will replace the first Meet and Greet session with Dr. Baruch. The second Meet and Greet session will remain the same (WHM 6032 and via Zoom from 10:30–11:50 a.m.). Light refreshments will be provided for in-person attendees at the rescheduled lecture and meet and greet session.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you at the new date!

Questions regarding the event? Contact Belinda Boelter or Carrie Meyer.