McGoogan News

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.

Coming soon: reserve a study room

On March 28, 2016, students, staff and faculty of UNMC and Nebraska Medicine can reserve study rooms just by using their official email address and a smartphone or computer. Simply go to our reservation system (to be added to the library’s home page) or scan the QR Code posted next to each room’s door, and reserve the study room for one to four hours on whatever day you choose. Size and room features are highlighted in the system to help you choose a room. Once this system is live, there will no longer be the need to check out study room keys. Simply go to the room for the duration of your reservation.

During the week of March 21st there will be renovation on the rooms as the library gets ready for the new system. We regret any inconvenience.

Student survey – check your email!

The library distributed a survey to students via email this week. We want you to tell us what you think of the library space and what services and information resources you need.  This information is very important as the library plans for the future.  Please complete the survey by Tuesday, February 15.

As an added incentive, we are offering five gift certificates for $25 each to Amazon.   After the Student Survey, you will be given the option to go to an additional site to enter your name and e-mail.   That information will only be used for the drawing, keeping your Student Survey input anonymous.

So, students, check your UNMC email for the survey link! And thank you!

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.

Reasons to study in the library

Anatomical resources, such as models, skeletons, and charts, are available.
Anatomical resources, such as models, skeletons, and charts, are available.

By Dawn Wilson

  • We have librarians on-duty all day to help you with your research.
  • We have coffee, and you don’t have to make it.
  • We have individual study rooms so you won’t be interrupted.
  • You can’t do your laundry (and procrastinate) here.
  • You don’t have to clean our bathrooms.
  • We have review books and ExamMaster to help you study.
  • You can plug in your phone at our charging station and leave it so no one can interrupt you.
  • We have computers and access to your free printing through the ITS lab.
  • You don’t have to take out the trash.
  • There’s a cafeteria, snack shop, and vending machines nearby so you don’t have to cook—or do dishes.
  • Your roommate doesn’t appreciate you using him to find out what the hip bone is connected to.
  • We have over a dozen types of chairs to suit your mood.
  • We have most of your textbooks already here.