McGoogan News

Dogs, snacks, and extended hours for exam week

To help students relax while finishing out the semester, the McGoogan Library of Medicine will host relaxation breaks during the weeks of December 3 and 10. All are welcome.

Events include:

Pet therapy: Volunteers from Paws for Friendship, a local pet therapy organization, will bring dogs to the library to help students and others de-stress, on the sixth floor of Wittson Hall on Tuesday, December 4, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Healthy snack break: Grab a healthy snack in the Linder Lounge located on the sixth floor of the library. Snacks will be available (while supplies last) starting at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 6.

Relax with animals: Enjoy calming views of puppies, kittens and other animals livestreaming on a monitor in the library’s sixth floor lobby area.

Wellness Corner and the Reflection Room: For additional relaxation, don’t forget to spend time in the library’s Reflection Room located on the eighth floor, or the Wellness Corner, located on the northwest side of the sixth floor. Massage chairs are located in both areas.

Extended Hours: The library will have extended hours during final exam week:

  • Sunday, December 9: 1:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 10 through Thursday, December 13: 7:30 a.m.-12:00 midnight

Winter break hours will begin December 14. For a full listing of the library’s hours, please see the library website.

Exhibit on display: From DNA to Beer

The McGoogan Library of Medicine will be hosting From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry, on the 6th floor of Wittson Hall from November 12th to December 14th.  The traveling exhibit, created by the National Library of Medicine in cooperation with the National Museum of American History, explores some of the processes, problems, and potentials inherent in technologies that use living organisms.

Microbes—tiny organisms too small to be seen with the naked eye—have altered human history. Life forms such as bacteria, yeasts, and molds can cause sickness or restore health, and help produce foods and beverages for our consumption.  Scientists, in partnership with industry, have developed techniques to harness the powers of these microbes. In recent years, headline-grabbing technologies have used genetically modified bacteria to manufacture new medicines. Drawing from the collections of the National Museum of American History and the National Library of Medicine, From DNA to Beer will help to promote public understanding of the dynamic relationship between microbes, technology, and science and medicine.

The six-banner traveling exhibition presents these case studies of major scientific and medical accomplishments in the fields of biotechnology while showcasing the union with industry in how to best market and produce such discoveries to the public at large.

After viewing the exhibit, visitors are encouraged to enter a drawing to win an Amazon gift card.

Pet therapy on October 23

On October 23rd from 11a-1p, volunteers from Paws for Friendship, a local pet therapy organization, will bring dogs to the library to help students and others de-stress.  Join us on the sixth floor of Wittson Hall to visit with some pups and enjoy a quick snack.

Events for Research Month

The library will host or sponsor six events during the month of October for Research Month. Save the dates!

10/11, 5 – 6P Library 8th floor

“Reading with a Researcher: Steve Caplan, PhD”

Join Steve Caplan, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, as he reads selections from his novels, which chronicle the lives of scientists and academia. His novels include Matter Over Mind, Welcome Home Sir, A Degree of Betrayal, and Saving One.

10/15, 10 – 11A DRC 1002

“Data Visualization: Tools to Make Your Research Shine”

Learn why a polished presentation of your research data matters, how to prepare your data for publication, and how to use DIY tools to get the “polish” that highlights your work. This presentation goes behind the scenes with the Lab Rat Design Team. Sponsored by the McGoogan Library of Medicine.

10/17, Noon – 1P MSC 2010

“Systematic Reviews 101” 

Join Christian Minter, MSLIS, and Emily Glenn, MSLS, to get a jump-start on the basics of organizing your approach and using tools for systematic reviews. By the end of this session, participants will be able to describe the systematic review process and locate resources to support the completion of a systematic review. Sponsored by the McGoogan Library of Medicine.

10/26, 11A – noon WHM 8011

“Leveraging your Rights for Greater Impact”

Learn about open access within the scholarly community and how to leverage your rights as an author. Join Kevin Smith, MA, MS, JD, University of Kansas Dean of Libraries, as he discusses strategies you can use to share your research with the world. This is a live streamed event from Criss Library at the University of Nebraska Omaha.

10/26, 5P MSC Linder Reading Room

“UNeMed’s 3D Printing Invent-a-Thon Presentations” 

The final presentations by those who participated in the multi-day “Invent-a-Thon,” which invites teams of high school students to design and 3D print a solution to a real-world healthcare problem. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team, with a reception to follow.

10/29, noon – 1P MSC 2014

“Authorship and Your Presence on the Web” 

Join Teri Hartman, MLS, and Christian Minter, MSLIS, as they show you how to use publisher tools and social media to maximize the impact of your scholarly research. Sponsored by the McGoogan Library of Medicine

Author reading with Steve Caplan, Ph.D.

Steve Caplan, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at UNMC, will read from his work at 5 p.m. Oct. 11 in the McGoogan Library of Medicine’s South Rare Book Room, on the eighth floor of the library in Wittson Hall.

Dr. Caplan’s works include “Matter Over Mind,” “Welcome Home, Sir,” “Saving One” and “Degree of Betrayal.” Learn more about his books here.

The reading will be livestreamed here.