McGoogan News

Library hosts open house Thursday

The McGoogan Library of Medicine is celebrating the grand opening of the new AskUs@UNMC desk, and the entire campus is invited.

Join the library staff for cookies, photos and a student drawing at the open house, set for Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The library has undergone a facelift in the past several months. When entering, people will notice a new “one-stop shop” AskUs desk that combines reference and circulation, eliminating the need to refer students and faculty from desk to desk.

In addition, visitors can explore the expanded student computing area, the proposed location for a testing center, a new reading area for Consumer Health Information Resource Services (CHIRS) patrons, the eighth floor computer lab being renovated for the Faculty Development Center, and the new reserved student study carrels.

From Thursday through Nov. 20, UNMC students are invited to sign up for a drawing to help library staff test out the new study carrel area. Located on the seventh floor, the private carrels will have lockable filing cabinets where students can store their research while working on their dissertation or other research. Students will help test by using the carrels and lockable cabinets through Dec. 20 and reporting to library staff on positives and negatives. The carrels will be accessible during library hours, most days from 7:30 a.m. to midnight. (Closed only to remind students that they should sleep sometime!) The drawing will be held on Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. In the future, carrels will check out for a full semester.

Also available during the open house, librarians will demonstrate the new mobile tablet app BrowZine. You can check out BrowZine, along with other mobile resources such as UpToDate, at a booth on the third floor of Wittson Hall.

Fall book "sale"

The annual McGoogan Library Fall book sale has started and will continue into December. Books for sale are health sciences-related and are be located by the AskUs desk.  Only donations are accepted and all money raised buys books for the Fontenelle Elementary School Library.


National Library Week activities

Celebrate National Library Week with the McGoogan Library of Medicine April 14-20.  Following the theme of Communities Matter @ Your Library, the McGoogan Library has activities and outreach planned for all the UNMC communities.

For our hospital, university, and research communities:

Check out our special display in the central lobby of the library, featuring published UNMC authors.  Browse the books, articles, and other research the university has proudly fostered.  Ask library staff about our amazing resources, such as SCOPUS, which helps track how often your articles are cited, or have them help you search for research performed by your colleagues.

If your interests run antiquarian, tour the Rare Book Rooms Tuesday, April 16, 11:00am to 2:00pm.  The McGoogan Rare Book Rooms house manuscripts, texts, and drawings, many dating back to the fifteenth century.

Rare Book Room

Amnesty Week coincides with NLW.  Whether you have overdue books or fines festering on your account, stop by the Circulation Desk in person this week.  Returned books will have the fines waived, and patrons can also have up to $15 waived from old fines.  Let us help you end the school year with a clear record!

For our student community:

Student life is pretty hectic, but with our special Student Survival Kits, things might look a little rosier.  Raffle tickets can be filled out by UNMC students at the Circulation Desk Sunday through Thursday.  The drawing for the Survival Kits will take place Friday.  The Kit includes everything a student needs to survive and thrive, from treats to school supplies.

Survival Kit UNMCToday

Look for our program-specific posters in your building to see resources, software, journals, books, and anatomical models available for you at the library, tailored to your particular area of study.

For our liaison and public communities:

Not on campus?  The Library is sending outreach treats to many off-campus programs in Kearney, Norfolk, and Lincoln.  Every community matters at McGoogan.

McGoogan’s CHIRS program (Consumer Health Information Resource Services) is available to all Nebraska residents to search for health-related articles and research.  The program offers these searches free of charge to help facilitate better communication and understanding between patients and their health professionals.

Everyone is invited to peruse our Spring Reading Sale.  Look through our fiction, non-fiction, children’s, YA, DVDs, CDs, literary, mass market, and everything in between.  All proceeds go to Fontenelle Elementary School’s library.


McGoogan Library of Medicine is located on the 6th floor of Wittson Hall, just off 42nd Street.  Questions: Call the Library at 402-559-4006.


Special activities run April 14-20, 2013.

Join us for National Library Week: every community matters at the McGoogan Library of Medicine.

Davis History of Medicine lecture April 15

The McGoogan Library of Medicine
invites you to attend the annual
Richard B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D.
History of Medicine Lecture

A Brief & Necessarily Incomplete
Overview of Blood Transfusion
Throughout the Ages

– guest lecturer –
Leo J. McCarthy,
M.D., F.R.C.P. Edin/Ire

University of Nebraska College of Medicine Class of 1964
Professor Emeritus, University of Indiana, School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

12:00 noon, Monday, April 15, 2013

Eppley Science Hall Amphitheater Room 3010
Lunch will be provided to the first 100 attendees
beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Book fair to benefit library

The Books are Fun Book Fair is being held in the Durham Outpatient Center August 6 – 10. The sale includes over 250 tiles, which include children’s story books, cookbooks, general interest books, New York Times best sellers, stationery and scrapbooking, music collections, gift items, early learning products, and children’s educational products.

The McGoogan Library will receive a portion of the proceeds from this sale.