About the Blogger

Jeff Graveline is an Associate Librarian and Reference Librarian for Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Mervyn H. Sterne Library.  He holds a BA in History from Virginia Tech and a JD and MLIS from the University of Alabama.

Jeff is a member of both the Special Libraries Association and the American Library Association.  He is currently serving his second term as Director / Professional Development Chair of the SLA Business & Finance (B & F) Division.  He previously chaired the B & F College and University Business Libraries (CUBL) Section and edited the B & F Bulletin.  He is also serving a 3-year term on the SLA Student and Academic Affairs Advisory Council and previously served on the Public Policy Advisory Council.  Jeff is a member of the Business & Finance Division Executive Board.

Jeff developed and teaches the award winning Sterne Library Business Research Certificate Program each semester.  He also teaches as an adjunct instructor at the University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) where his courses include Academic Librarianship, Law Librarianship, Business Librarianship, General Reference, and User Instruction.  He also taught Advanced Legal Writing at the Birmingham School of Law.  Jeff won the 2012 SLA Outstanding Achievement in Academic Business Librarianship Award.

Jeff is a member of the UAB Copyright Working Group and the UAB Scholarly Communications Working Group.  He regularly presents lectures and workshops on copyright, author rights, and fair use.  He is also a contributor to Choice: Current Review for Academic Libraries.   Jeff is currently Chair of the Sterne Library Faculty Affairs Committee.  He previously served as UAB Faculty Senate Governance & Operations Committee Chair and Faculty Senate Parliamentarian.

Jeff’s previous library experience includes Director of News Research at The Tuscaloosa News and Customer Support Librarian at VTLS in Blacksburg, Virginia.

While in law school, Jeff was a Senior Editor on the Alabama Law Review and a member of the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society.  He is also a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity.

Prior to joining the Sterne Library faculty, Jeff was an Associate Attorney with Hand Arendall, LLC in Birmingham, Alabama and a law clerk to the Honorable Tamara O. Mitchell, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama.  He is active in the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and previously served as President of the Alumni Association’s Birmingham Chapter.

Jeff’s complete CV is available here.

You can contact him at jgraveli (at) uab.edu or 205.934.6364.

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