McGoogan News

October 13 publishing seminars

On October 13, the McGoogan Library will present an inside look at the publishing process from those who know it best — the publishers and editors.

Last year, a single event was held with multiple publishers. Now it’s time for a deep dive on these topics. Multiple sessions will be held, which will delve in to specific issues and provide more content and discussion opportunities.

Experts from Elsevier will be on hand to offer in-depth information on the publishing process, including the review process, how to get your paper noticed, book publishing, and publishing issues and trends.

Office hours will also be held, giving you the opportunity to have one-on-one discussions with the presenters.

Register for the sessions in which you are interested or watch the live-stream webcast from anywhere. (The archived links will be made available to registrants.) If you can’t attend in-person or online, you can register to receive the archived videos.

Registration is now open.

9am – 10am: Overview of the book publishing process

  • In today’s world, why write a book?
    • Discover the lesser known opportunities that publishing a book can offer to both your scientific community and career. Explore the benefits of writing a book throughout the early, middle and late stages of your scientific career. Learn the steps of the publishing process from submitting a proposal to choosing the right publisher.

 11am – 12:30pm: Introduction to scholarly publishing/how to get published (meal provided for in-person event)

  • The session will provide an overview of the scholarly publishing process, including best practices to get a paper published.  Topics to be addressed in this session will include but are not limited to the following:
    • Overview of the scholarly publishing landscape
    • Examination of the editorial process (Submission to Acceptance/Rejection)
    • Navigating the peer-review process
    • Publishing ethics
    • Promoting one’s research

2pm – 3pm: Trends & issues within scholarly publishing

  • This presentation will provide an overview of the scholarly publishing landscape including an examination of several associated topics and trends affecting the higher education and its associated stakeholders from institutional administration to early career researchers.  Targeted topics to include but not limited to:
    • Open Access Publishing
    • Predatory Publishing
    • Research Data
    • Reproducibility

3:15pm – 4:45pm: Office hours

5pm – 7pm: Introduction to scholarly publishing/how to get published for students and early career professionals (meal provided for in-person event)

  • Knowing the best way to structure your scientific paper, identify the most appropriate journal, and understand the peer review process is critical to getting your work published.  Attend this workshop and learn best practices from Elsevier’s publishing experts.  Topics to be addressed in this session will include but are not limited to the following:
    • Overview of the scholarly publishing landscape
    • How best to structure a manuscript for submission
    • Targeting the “right” journal for submission
    • Overview of the editorial process (Submission to Acceptance/Rejection)
    • Responding to reviewer comments
    • Publishing ethics
    • Promoting one’s research

Speakers are:

  • Stefanie Jewell-Thomas – Executive Publisher, Health Sciences, Elsevier
  • Stacy Masucci – Senior Acquisitions Editor (Books), Elsevier
  • Vindra Dass – Publisher, Health Sciences, Elsevier

For more information or to ask questions, please contact Heather Brown at hlbrown@unmc.edu.

Pet therapy event April 26

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The McGoogan Library will be hosting a Pet Therapy event on Tuesday April 26th, 2016. This event will take place outside of the Sorrell Center at the Sorrell Commons Area from 11:30am-1:00pm. Take a break from studying and come see us. Coloring pages, along with coloring pencils, and popcorn will be provided.

The Pet Therapy event will be held in memory of Steve Bridges. Steve worked at the library for nearly 30 years and was well liked by students and staff at UNMC. He was a strong believer about going the extra mile to relieve stress for students when they needed it the most.

Reading by Dr. Lydia Kang February 24

Save the date for an author book reading by Dr. Lydia Kang on Wednesday, February 24 at 3:30pm in the library’s rare book room (8th floor).

Lydia Kang is a young adult author and physician who lives in Omaha with her husband and three children. She is endlessly fascinated by all things geek-related. Dr. Kang decided writing is as much fun as medicine and decided to do both. Her first two novels, Control and Catalyst are young adult sci-fi adventure/romances.  She is currently working on another young adult novel and a work of nonfiction.

A book signing and drawing for a copy of both Catalyst and Control will be held after the reading.

 

Student cookie break December 15!

Annual Cookie Break

The 17th annual student cookie break will be held in the library’s Linder Lounge on Tuesday, December 15th, starting at 1:30pm. Along with cookies, come relax and de-stress with some coloring. Coloring pages, along with crayons and coloring pencils, will be provided and submitted pages will be displayed in the lounge. This is just a small token of our support for the great work you are doing towards your future health professional career.