McGoogan News

Librarian office hours across campus

Now through May 5, McGoogan Library is expanding its in-person librarian office hours across the UNMC Omaha campus. All faculty, staff, and students can visit librarians at the following locations and receive immediate help with using library resources and searching for the evidence.

College of Allied Health Professions: Wednesdays, 9:30-11am, 2nd floor Sorrell Atrium across from the convenience store

College of Medicine: Wednesdays, 9:30-11am, 2nd floor Sorrell Atrium across from the convenience store

College of Nursing: Tuesdays, 11am-1pm, College of Nursing Science Building, 3rd floor atrium

College of Pharmacy: Wednesdays, 9:30-11am, 2nd floor Sorrell Atrium across from the convenience store

College of Public Health: Tuesdays, 3-5pm, 2nd floor front lobby of the COPH

Research: Thursdays, 10am-Noon, DRC Commons

Library class: Getting Started with EndNote

Learn how to get started collecting and organizing information using EndNote, a powerful tool for organizing and managing bibliographic references. This workshop will help you learn how to collect references from the library’s databases and other online sources, organize items into folders, select output styles, and format references in your document by using EndNote’s Cite While You Write program.

If you have a laptop with EndNote installed, please feel free to bring it. Otherwise, this class will consist of demonstrations.

Feb 14, WH8011, Noon-1pm REGISTER

Feb 16-DRC1006, 3:30-4:20pm REGISTER


Reflection room now open

The McGoogan Library of Medicine would like to announce the opening of a space of reflection on February 1, 2017. The Reflection Room made possible by funding from the Department of Psychiatry, will be available to students, faculty, and staff to carry out quiet meditation or reflection. The room holds displays of art that will rotate periodically, soft lighting, and comfortable cushions and mats for meditation. A massage chair is also available in the room.  Contemplative music selections are available for access via QR code on your mobile device. The Reflection Room is located on the 8th floor of the McGoogan Library of Medicine in room 8016A and is open to all during regular library hours. No reservations are required.

McGoogan Library additionally has a Wellness Corner on the northwest side of the 6th floor. Large-format relaxing images, a coloring station, and wellness-themed books on relaxation techniques, yoga, and managing stress are available. Relaxing song and music recommendations are also available in this area via QR code on your mobile device.


Who in the library…faculty & staff profiles

Laura Bashus
Business Operations Administrator
Library Administration

Tell us about your job in the library.

I’m the Business Operations Administrator in McGoogan Library. I prepare financial and other business reports, tackle space-related issues, participate in library workflow reviews, and serve on various library committees.

When would you most likely meet or talk with me?

A person would most likely meet or talk with me when they have questions on the library’s business operations or workflows. For example, when the library and another NU unit collaborate on a project, I provide consultation on how to accomplish the business aspect of the project.

What do you like about working in the library?

Working in the library has reminded me of the unique and critical role the library fills by making high-quality information resources accessible to faculty, staff, students, clinicians, patients, and other library patrons. The library makes it possible to sort through the vast amount of available information with confidence that we are working with the most appropriate, relevant and valuable material.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Outside of my work, I enjoy spending time with family, which includes two especially busy toddler grandchildren and one equally demanding grandpup.

My favorite relaxation endeavor is playing the piano. Interestingly, the piano seems to have quite the opposite effect when the toddlers are playing (banging) on it (haha), but it’s still music to my ears.


UNMC Makers 3D Invent-a-thon registration open

WHAT: A week-long competition to design and 3D print a solution to a real-world healthcare problem. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.

WHO: Teams of high school students (up to four per team) from the Omaha area. No prior 3D printing experience is required and the event is free.

WHEN: February 27 to March 3 (evenings).

WHERE: UNMC campus (42nd and Emile St.) and Do Space (72nd and Dodge St.)

Register for the 2017 Invent-a-thon at

Contact for more event and registration information. Registration deadline: February 17th.

In collaboration with Tethon 3D, Do Space, UNeMed, UNMC iExcel, UNO Biomechanics, Children’s Hospital, and Metro Community College Fab Lab.

Sponsored by the McGoogan Library and NE SciFest