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.
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.
The 16th annual student cookie break will be held in the library’s Linder Lounge on Tuesday, December 15 at 2:30 p.m. We will have many dozens of Eileen’s Cookies for your study break. This is just a small token of our support for the great work you are doing towards your future health professional career.
Spread the word to all of your classmates – don’t miss out on the cookies!
By Dawn Wilson
Finals are swiftly coming up, and that means you’ve spent a lot of time studying this past semester. If you’re a regular of the McGoogan Library of Medicine, this also means you’ve probably spent a lot of time inside the Library.
In order to gauge just how much time you’ve spent in the Library this year, here’s a little quiz. Match the photo to the location.
Submitted by Dawn Wilson
Need a little motivation to get you through all these tests?
Feeling a little lonely and think a study buddy could help?
Don’t trust yourself to study as long and as hard as you need?
These problems are all easily solved! All you need is to adopt a study dragon. Study dragons are extremely supportive; all you have to do is try your hardest. But. (Dun-dun-dun, says the scary music cue.) But, if you do not try your hardest, if you slack off even though you know deep down you should be studying instead of playing that video game, your dragon will know. And because they are carnivorous and breathe fire, the dragon will light you on fire and eat you.
Now, if that’s not motivation, we don’t know what is.
The History of the Study Dragon
Study dragons love being part of the medical sciences field because that’s where they were originally created. Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Kara who had osteosarcoma. (It’s okay, she’s healthy now!) A McGoogan Library staff member named Steven traveled halfway across the globe several times to sit with her in the hospital. Steven was best friends with Kara’s dad, so he went to remain calm and supportive during treatments, and to sit up with Kara all night long so her parents could sleep. When they got bored, they did crafts—and poof! Suddenly they were surrounded by Guardian Dragons.
Kara and Steven made Guardian Dragons during her treatments and gave them away to the other children in the hospital to watch over them.
Steven brought the dragons back to the library. The dragons realized that the health sciences students needed their support, too. Going through school can be difficult, lonely, frustrating, and a plethora of other negative emotions—but it’s all going to be worth it. The study dragons invaded the library to remind you that it’ll all be okay, because there are people who are going to need your help; just keep trying your hardest!
Adopt your dragon (or a sheep) at the Ask Us desk—and do try not to spill condiments on yourself over lunch.
**DISCLAIMER: Library Staff cannot be held responsible for the actions of a study dragon.