The McGoogan Health Sciences Library at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, NE, seeks innovative and collaborative individuals to join a team of faculty and staff.
- There are currently no open positions.
UNMC is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment free from discrimination and harassment, where everyone feels valued, respected and included. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The McGoogan Health Sciences Library, as one of the nation’s major health science libraries, serves the information needs of UNMC students, faculty, and staff, as well as licensed Nebraska health professionals and residents of Nebraska. The library provides timely access to high quality collections of print and electronic materials, develops applications of information technology, promotes the development of information management skills that support lifelong learning, and promotes networking and the integration of information. The library is part of the University of Nebraska Consortium of Libraries (UNCL).
The Special Collections and Archives work in support of the information, instruction, and research needs of UNMC students, faculty and staff, as well as visiting researchers and the public. The collections are composed of rare and unique documentary materials created and accumulated by UNMC and its constituent members, as well as from individuals and organizations external to the medical center, throughout the state of Nebraska.
Beginning May 2019, the McGoogan Health Sciences Library underwent a transformative renovation and re-opened August 2020. After the renovation, the library is providing 24/7 access to the medical center community. The new space holds 54 individual and group study rooms, a maker studio, a one-button studio, conference rooms and classrooms equipped with advanced technology, and student and public work stations. The library houses UNMC’s e-Learning Development Laboratory, the Writing Center, College of Allied Health Professions simulation rooms, and a new Faculty Commons space dedicated for collaborative efforts between faculty, the Interprofessional Academy of Educators, Educational Technology, and Faculty Development. Educational technology instructors will be available for student interaction as well. The library will also feature dedicated spaces for archives, artifacts, art, a room featuring Nebraska history and history of medicine books, dedicated space for researchers, and two rare book rooms.
The Wigton Heritage Center will serve as a welcome and campus history center that will highlight the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s unique heritage. The 10,000-square-foot Wigton Heritage Center will celebrate UNMC’s history and history of the health sciences in Nebraska through the gallery and digital exhibit space; highlight the McGoogan Health Sciences Library’s special collections, artifacts, archives and rare books. The Wigton Heritage Center will expose University Hospital’s historic façade and iconic columns within a planned atrium that will serve as a welcoming space for alumni, visitors, new and prospective students, and others.
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