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Writing with EndNote part of the McGoogan Sessions series

McGoogan Sessions: Writing with EndNote
Date and time: Monday, March 4, 2024, noon–1 p.m. CST
Location: Online (Zoom)

Join Danielle Westmark and Jess King, education and research services librarians, at McGoogan Library, on Monday, March 4 from noon–1 p.m. CST to learn about the EndNote writing tool in Microsoft Word. This McGoogan Session is intended for all UNMC audiences who want to learn more about EndNote and how they can improve the quality of their papers. Individuals interested in attending can register online via Zoom.

Why should you attend?

  • Learn how to create in-text citations and a bibliography so your paper(s) adhere to the latest writing standards.
  • Identify and solve problems quickly within EndNote by learning how to troubleshoot common errors.
  • Discover how you can save time formatting citations and enhance your productivity.

Open Education Week is March 4-7, 2024

In celebration of Open Education Week, the University of Nebraska System’s Information Technology Services and Office of Digital Education, along with campus partners, will host a series of online events for faculty and staff to share and learn about the latest achievements and developments in Open Educational Resources (OER).

Open Education Week Event Schedule

  • Monday, March 4, noon-1:00 p.m.
    Student Panel Discussion
    Students will discuss their experience using OER textbooks and what changes they would like to see. Register to attend on the Bridge app.
  • Tuesday, March 5, noon-1:00 p.m.
    Open Nebraska Course Marking Logo
    Faculty and staff will learn about the new Open Nebraska course marking logo and how it will be used across the campuses. Register to attend on the Bridge app.
  • Wednesday, March 6, noon-1:00 p.m.
    How to Choose OER Resources
    Faculty will learn about finding and selecting high-quality OER resources. Register to attend on the Bridge app.
  • Thursday, March 7, noon-1:00 p.m.
    Faculty Spotlight on OER
    NU Open Education week will conclude with faculty from all four campuses presenting 10-minute sessions on unique and engaging OER for students. Register to attend on the Bridge app.

NU’s Open Education events are part of the Open Nebraska initiative, which aims to amplify the usage of free and reduced cost digital course materials and expand the transparency of participating courses and programs across the NU System. As of the Fall 2023 semester, these efforts have saved students across the NU System over $20 million.

Copyright and Fair Use part of the McGoogan Sessions series

McGoogan Session: Copyright and Fair Use
Date and time: Tuesday, February 27, 2024, noon–1 p.m. CST
Location: Zoom

Join Heather Brown, scholarly communications librarian, and Jess King, education and research services librarian at McGoogan Library on Tuesday, February 27 from noon–1 p.m. CST and learn how to identify copyrighted works and evaluate them for use with the fair use doctrine. This session will be online. Individuals interested in attending can register via Zoom.

Why should you attend?

  • Learn why copyright matters to respect the rights of other copyright owners.
  • Discover a simple framework that leads you through the copyright decision process.
  • Identify ways in which you can reuse copyrighted works legally without seeking permission.

Digital File Management: Tips and Tricks to Reducing Your Digital Clutter part of the McGoogan Session series

2/20/24 UPDATE: This session has been canceled.

McGoogan Session: Digital File Management: Tips and Tricks to Reducing Your Digital Clutter
Date and time: Wednesday, February 21, 2024, noon–1 p.m. CST
Location: Zoom

Join Larissa Krayer, digital archivist at McGoogan Library, on Wednesday, February 21 from noon–1 p.m. CST to learn tips and tricks related to file naming, folder structure, version control, and more. This McGoogan Session is intended for all UNMC and clinical partners audiences who want to learn how to better manage their digital files. Individuals interested in attending need to register via Zoom to receive the event link.

Why should you attend?

  • Learn best practices for digital file management.
  • Reduce the amount of time you spend looking through your files to find the one you need.
  • Increase your productivity by being more consistent with how you manage your digital files.

Tools for Systematic Reviews part of the McGoogan Session series

McGoogan Session: Tools for Systematic Reviews
Date and time: Wednesday, February 7, 2024, noon–1 p.m. CST
Location: Hybrid | WHM 6032 (Level 6, McGoogan Library) and via Zoom

Join Kiara Comfort, community outreach and health systems librarian, and Kim Harp, education and research services librarian at McGoogan Library, on Wednesday, February 7 from noon–1 p.m. CST to learn about technologies and software to help you develop and manage your systematic review from start to finish. This McGoogan Session is intended for all UNMC audiences who are conducting systematic reviews or plan to. This session will be a hybrid event. Individuals interested in attending can register online via Zoom or visit WHM 6032 (Level 6, McGoogan Library) to take part in person.

Why should you attend?

  • Gain insight into fee-based and open-source tools that are available for conducting the various steps of your systematic review.
  • Discover how these tools can assist with key stages of the process.
  • Identifying, critically appraising, and distilling all the individual studies on a topic can provide readers with recommendations to inform their practice.
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