McGoogan News

Health Information Outreach to the Community

Exhibiting at Community Events

Fall is often a busy time with conferences and health fairs, and this year has been no different! McGoogan Library often participates in local community events to promote the Consumer Health Information Resource Service (CHIRS), and highlight specific information materials relevant to each audience. Some of our activities have included:

  • Sharing evidence-based breastfeeding information resources at the Breastfeeding: Baby’s Natural Choice conference.
  • Helping librarians learn about multilingual and multicultural health information resources at the Nebraska Library Association conference.
  • Sharing quality websites for women’s health at the Omaha Women’s Health and Wellness Conference Health Fair.

Our next stop is the UNO Health and Wellness Fair in November. We hope to see you there!

Find Us at the Resource Center

In June, we launched a pilot partnership with the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center’s Resource and Wellness Center. We help the community find quality information to understand a cancer diagnosis, learn about treatment options, cope with a new role as caregiver, and more. The Resource and Wellness Center is on the 2nd floor of the Buffett Cancer Center, and library faculty and staff are available Monday -Thursday, 1:00-4:30 pm, and Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

For more information on how McGoogan Library can be involved in your community events, contact Christian Minter, Community Engagement & Health Literacy Librarian, at christian.minter@unmc.edu.

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