McGoogan News

Who in the library…faculty & staff profiles

Evelyn Reinthaler
Library Technician II
Education & Research Services

Tell us about your job in the library.

What I do for the McGoogan Library is both circulation and reference assistance.  I also work on special projects that are assigned to me.

When would you most likely meet or talk with me?

You would most likely see me at the desk in the evenings and weekends.

What do you like about working in the library?

The thing I like most about working in the library is being able to work with an intelligent, talented staff and also to be able to help the students who bring a lot of joy to my job.

What do you like to do outside of work?

What I like to do outside of the library is read.  I am a collector of first editions and autographed books, I also collect FBI Most wanted posters.  I am currently working on a Master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Who in the library…faculty & staff profiles

Euem Osmera
Digital/Tangible Media Cataloger
Collection Development and Metadata Department

Tell us about your job in the library:

I’m the digital tangible media cataloger in the Collection Development and Metadata Department.  Basically I analyze all media the library collects, applies descriptive information, code and input them in the library catalog.  IMG_0857If everything is done correctly, these items are easily discoverable and accessible. Additionally, I also work at the AskUs desk where I get to talk with students, staff and faculty about their information needs – I like this part quite a bit because it gives me a chance to see how people use our resources and then adjust what I do to make their user experience better.

When would you most likely meet or talk with me?

You’ll most likely see me on the 8th floor of the library, or the 6th floor at the AskUs desk, or around campus at various meetings.  If you see me in one of these places, please say ‘hello’, I’d love to meet with you!

What do you like about working in the library?

I like making available and giving information to people – It’s very exciting and rewarding to see our patrons receive the information they were seeking.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I love to make delicious meals and desserts for family and friends.  I also volunteer for the Omaha Public Library and the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Who in the library….faculty & staff profiles

Erin Torell
Archives Associate II Special Collections

Tell us about your job in the library.

I work in the Special Collections Department.  I help organize and describe physical collections of books, photographs, and documents from university departments, retired faculty or alumni, and Nebraska medical professionals.  I digitize historic and unique items in our collections and upload them to Digital Commons.  I also help create exhibits and presentations about the history of medicine and UNMC.

When would you most likely meet or talk with me?

You would most likely meet or talk with me on the 8th floor in the Special Collections area.

What do you like about working in the library?

I like working closely with old and/or rare documents, books, and artifacts.  Our rare book collection is extensive.  It can be overwhelming imagining the number of people who have used these books before they came to the McGoogan Library.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Outside of work I enjoy reading, paper crafts like card making or art journaling, and watching sports, especially the Kansas City Royals and TV shows like Dr. Who.

 

Who in the library … faculty & staff profiles

Cindy Schmidt
Education & Research Services Librarian
Education & Research Services

Tell us about your job in the library.

I am a member of the Education & Research Services department and so spend most of my time CindySchmidtanswering questions received at the AskUs desk, responding to literature search requests, and providing training in the use of information resources.  I am also the library’s liaison to the College of Pharmacy, and, in that role, I co-teach “Introduction to Drug Information” — a 2-credit-hour, required P1 course.  I also provide additional instructional sessions, as requested, for COP and other UNMC students.  These instructional sessions often include online tutorials created for a specific class or student group. Finally, I am UNMC’s RefWorks administrator and so spend quite a bit of time providing RefWorks support and training.

When would you most likely meet or talk with me? 

I spend 4 hours a week staffing the AskUs desk.  During that time I respond to the in-person, chat, e-mail, and phone questions received at the desk.  You might meet or speak with me then. You are also likely to be referred to me If you request  RefWorks training or help, “My NCBI”/SciENcv help, or help with an alternatives search for an IACUC protocol.

What do you like about working in the library?

I love to hunt for information and figuring out the approaches that work best in different literature databases.  I also enjoy teaching.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I enjoy playing with my dogs, visiting with family and friends, and working on home improvement projects.  My dogs have given me opportunities to learn to reupholster furniture and I’ve found that I enjoy it.   I usually am involved in some volunteer work with children but am between volunteer projects at the moment.

Who in the library … faculty & staff profiles

Cameron Boettcher
Archives Associate I
Special Collections

Tell us about your job in the library. SRV Photo

I work in the Special Collections department of the library, digitizing various bits of UNMC history, such as yearbooks and class photographs, as well as work with various collections, most notably, the work of Wolf Wolfensberger, Ph.D. Currently, I am digitizing portions our UNMC photo archives and also creating new exhibits to display in Wittson Hall.

When would you most likely meet or talk with me?

You are most likely to encounter me if you find yourself on the eighth floor of Wittson Hall visiting special collections or if you have any interest in the history of the medical center or Dr. Wolfensberger.

What do you like about working in the library?

What I love most about my job at the library are the people I get to meet, work with, and work around. Everyone has such a great attitude and works extremely hard. Being that I am only 24; I have so many great role models to look up to that help me grow as a person and a professional. I also love the fact that I am one of the fortunate history majors who has a job that is in the field of the degree. I have had many great opportunities that have allowed me to travel to learn about best practices for digitization, preservation, and general “archivism.” I have also had the good fortune to be able to present at the 6th International Social Role Valorization Conference in Rhode Island last June. That was quite the experience. Without the library, I would not have had any of these opportunities.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Outside of work I have many hobbies. I enjoy my playing bass guitar, indoor soccer, computer games, spending time with my friends and family, drinking good craft beer, and watching some Husker football! I am currently in grad school at the University of Nebraska at Omaha so my free time is a little limited, but I manage to make time for the things and people I care about.

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