McGoogan News

Study Break Activities at McGoogan Library

If you need a quick break from your studies, come by the McGoogan Library of Medicine in Wittson Hall for some fun and relaxing activities starting December 10th and running through the 16th.

Postcards Home

Send your family or friends a quick message to let them know you are studying hard or have finished all your exams!  We’ll have free postcards with historic images of UNMC available near the Ask Us desk on the 6th floor for you to fill out.  Just drop them in the bin and we’ll get them sent for you.

Magic Sandbox

Get your hands sandy while building mountains and streams and playing with fish in a colorful virtual reality sandbox. Brought to you by the UNMC Makers Club.

Wellness Display

The northwest corner on the 6th floor has become the library’s new wellness and relaxation area.  Enjoy relaxing images, color at our coloring station, download some stress-reduction files or check out wellness-themed books concerning relaxation techniques, yoga, stress and more.

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!