Get to know the people of the McGoogan Library. You can also view our organizational chart and view liaison and faculty profiles. See the Contact Us page for department information and mailing address.
I oversee the library's business operations, which includes finance and administration. My role and responsibilities intersect with all aspects of the library in some way, and my overarching goal is to help ensure that all units have the resources needed to progress forward.
I deliver the document and book requests we obtain for the UNMC community and send materials to other libraries that request them from us. I try to provide them as quickly and in the best form possible once received or if I scan them from our own collection.
I provide leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the Collection Services unit. Through acquisition, licensing, and organization of authoritative information resources in the health sciences, support for UNMC scholarship, and the preservation and access to pertinent historical materials, Collection Services plays a foundationary role in education, research, and clinical care.
I guide Education and Research Services team members in developing liaison relationships and providing instruction and research support to UNMC colleges and units. I lead the library's Technology team in providing desktop support, 3D printing services, makerspace management, and overall visioning and execution of IT-related projects in collaboration with campus partners.
Special Collections and Archives
I help process materials within the archive so they can be accessed by more people.
I assist library patrons and UNMC students and faculty in learning in-depth research skills and evidence-based practice research skills to help inform the future of healthcare.
I enjoy connecting information with the people that need it for their learning, research and patient care. It makes me happy to help someone make use of our information resources.
I collect and preserve materials that document individuals’ professional lives and organizations’ activities and functions as they relate to the history of UNMC.
I serve as one of the liaisons for the College of Public Health, providing information on library services and assisting others in forming health information literacy skills. I also encourage the use of and provide information on Open Educational Resources in an effort to help our students save money by replacing expensive textbooks with other resources.
I collect and preserve the digital materials that relate to the history of UNMC and the health sciences in Nebraska. I digitize our analog materials and provide access to them online so that anyone can easily find material that is relevant to them.
I support the technical needs of the library, including data preservation and analysis activities, application interfaces, and automation. I am also growing the library’s makerspace and emerging technology offerings to give our patrons access to new innovations in learning, creating, and accessing information.
I oversee the library's programs and services. I spend time working across campus letting people know the great things happening at McGoogan and how we can help their college, institute, or department.
I am privileged to manage, coordinate, and oversee development of the UNMC special collection and archives and rare books collections, provide stewardship of digital collections, ensure collection access for research, develop a robust exhibition program in both the library and the Wigton Heritage Center, and facilitate public service and outreach programs associated with our holdings.
Christian I.J. Minter, MSLIS - Bio
Community Engagement and Health Literacy Librarian
Head of Circulation Services
Education and Research Services
I manage library services that connect patients and families with the information they need to learn more about health and wellness.
I create metadata for print, electronic, and tangible materials that the library collects so that students, staff, faculty, and patients can better discover and access.
I manage care, research, and access of the artifact collection and assist in exhibition development to preserve and share the history of UNMC and medicine in the state of Nebraska in compelling and dynamic learning spaces.
I serve as library liaison to the College of Pharmacy, the Nebraska Medicine Pharmacy, and a number of departments in the College of Medicine and College of Allied Health. I provide search training, citation manager training, drug information resource instruction, and other types of information resource related training for my liaison groups and others. I also respond to requests for routine literature searches from UNMC-affiliated, Nebraska Medicine-affiliated, and Children's Hospital and Medical Center-affiliated faculty, staff and students and am one of the team of librarians who provides more specialized search services in support of systematic review production.
Archives Associate II
Special Collections and Archives
I process archival materials, create descriptive guides, and conduct historical research to build connections and make it possible for the community to access UNMC’s history and special collections.
I curate the book collections in the Special Collections and Archives, including the rare books, Orr Collection, Nebraska Collection, History of the Health Sciences Reference Collection, and Wolfensberger Collection. I aim to expand individuals' knowledge of the history of the health sciences by sharing books and manuscripts through classroom instruction, tours, and exhibits.
I connect faculty, staff, and students to a variety of online and print resources that promote their learning and professional careers. Additionally, I provide assistance with literature searching, citation management tools, and systematic reviews.
I connect library users with the resources and people they need to be successful, be it a student seeking their liaison librarian, a UNMC employee looking for a helpful tutorial, or a patient seeking comprehensible health information.