McGoogan News

New service: “The Librarian Is In” at COPH

McGoogan Library is adding Clibrarianisinollege-based in-person librarian office hours to better serve the needs of students, staff and faculty. This service will begin with the College of Public Health on March 28. COPH students, staff and faculty will have the opportunity to visit the Public Health Liaison Librarian, Teri Hartman, MLS, in the 2nd floor lobby between 3pm and 5pm, Mondays and Tuesdays, and get immediate assistance with searching and using library resources.

Enjoy your summer…with the library

By Dawn Wilson

It’s summer in the library. You might expect it to be quiet, a place filled with books and anatomical models but devoid of people. After all, large portions of the student population are traveling, visiting family, playing video games, and catching up on sleep before their next semester. Summer and libraries? What could be more opposite?

Well, everything, of course! The library staff is still here, all summer long, helping, searching, and training. When summer comes and students go, the researchers and faculty come out of the woodwork. Summer is The Season to work on publications, especially for faculty, who’ve been busy teaching the rest of the year.

Guess what: the librarians can even help you maximize the time you get to spend at the beach relaxing. The librarians at McGoogan can do a literature search for you, tailored to your needs. Need more articles to support your research? Missing a key citation? Attempting a complicated literature search, but keep coming up dry? Just Ask Us!

Summer is also a great time to brush up on skills you know you’ll soon need. Haven’t used RefWorks in a year or two, but your dissertation is coming due? Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a librarian now, and get the kinks worked out of RefWorks before you need your final draft. Let us help you lessen the stress of your upcoming deadlines.

So what’s the best way to maximize your summer with the library? Bring your lemonade, wear your straw hat and flip-flops, and spend some quality time face-to-face with a librarian.

Free interlibrary loans begin January 1

Beginning January 1, 2015, the library will no longer charge the $9 interlibrary loan fee to UNMC faculty and staff, Nebraska Medicine, and Children’s Hospital Omaha. Additionally, students will not be limited to 50 free requests per year. This change is being made to make information more accessible to the UNMC and Nebraska Medicine community.

Please note that copyright payments will still be required if the individual exceeds five articles from the same title dated within the last five years or if more than one article from a single issue is requested. The charge will cover costs only and will be capped at $30. Copyright counts reset with each fiscal year.