The 2015-16 McGoogan Library Annual Report is now available. It details the accomplishments by library departments, committees, and individuals throughout the year. Topics include:
- 3D printing
- Improvements to the physical library
- Digitization projects
- Digital Commons update
- New liaison program
- Embedded librarian program
- University of Nebraska Consortium of Libraries (UNCL) accomplishments
- Events such as pet therapy and author readings
- Cost sharing
- Professional activities
The McGoogan Docs (Order Articles/Books) system will be down on October 14 from 8 a.m. until approximately 10 a.m. for a scheduled update. During this time, you will be unable to order or retrieve items. If there is an urgent patient care request, please call 402-559-7085 with your request.
By Teri Hartman
Need help finding population health information resources, data, or funding opportunities? Interested in locating public health literature and guidelines? Give Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce a try. Known by its shorter name of PHPartners, you can search using keywords. Results include PHPartners Topics, Tutorials, News items, External Public Health Links, and Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries (SEQ). The Healthy People 2020 SEQ are structured PubMed searches you can use to locate literature supporting specific Healthy People 2020 objectives.
You are always welcome to ask the AskUS librarians for help (402-559-6221 or firstname.lastname@example.org ). We’re happy to search for population health resources and provide literature sources useful for your grant and manuscript needs.
By Deborah Divis
Looking for a little stress relief? Wander over to the northwest corner of the sixth floor to enjoy a new exhibition feature.
Walk among calm, serene images. Scan a QR code to hear a meditation exercise. Pick up a book on yoga or navigating through the med school gauntlet with less stress. Color the tension away and share your art. We, at the McGoogan Library of Medicine, hope that this new area provides moments of serenity and peace to help you through your busy days.
By John Schleicher
Cecil L. Wittson, M.D. (1907-1989) was born in Camden, South Carolina. He received his BS degree from the University of South Carolina in 1927, and his MD degree in 1931. Wittson interned at Roper Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina, from 1931-1932, then held various posts at Central Islip State Hospital in New York. He received post graduate training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in psychiatry and neurology from 1935-1938. In 1948, Wittson received certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. During World War II, Wittson rose to the rank of Commander in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Navy Reserve, serving from 1940-1946.
After World War II, he came to Nebraska where he became director of the Nebraska Psychiatric Institute in 1950, a position he held until 1964. That year, Wittson was named Dean of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He became President of the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1969, and in 1971 this title was changed to Chancellor. He retired in 1972 and became Chancellor Emeritus. After his tenure at UNMC, he served as Director of Medical Programs with Henningson, Durham, & Richardson Consulting Architects and Engineers, in Omaha. In 1981, he retired to his native South Carolina and in 1985, he moved to Lakeland, Florida, where he died at the age of 82 in 1989.
Construction on the Basic Science building began in 1967, and upon his retirement in 1972 the building was named after Wittson, the first Chancellor of UNMC. A new medical library was added to the top of the building and opened in 1970, now the McGoogan Library of Medicine.
For more information on Dr. Wittson, see the new exhibit located in the 3rd floor passageway between Wittson Hall and University Tower.