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Lives change @ your library

April 4th, 2014 · No Comments

National Library Week
April 13-19, 2014


This year’s National Library Week theme is Lives Change @ your library.  So we ask you to give some change for change!

At the Reference and Circulation Desks you will find a collection jar.  All the collected change will be donated toward the UAB Habitat House.  Once you’ve given, fill out an entry form and be entered into Friday’s drawing!

What else do we have going on?  So glad you asked!

Monday, April 14 – Amnesty Day
Students who return overdue books and present their IDs at the circulation desk will have their fines forgiven. Amnesty will not include lost books or processing charges. Up to $5 per book will be forgiven with a total of $25 possible per person.

Tuesday, April 15 – National Library Workers’ Day

We know our Library Workers are awesome and are pretty sure you do too! Tell your favorite Library Worker, and the world, that you think they are a star!  Go to http://ala-apa.org/nlwd/ to nominate them.

Wednesday, April 16 – Pizza on the Piazza!
Nothing brings people together like food.  Joins us beginning at 11:30 a.m. to share in the slices.  There will be two slices per person until we run out!

Thursday, April 17 –  Lives Change @ Your Library Blood Drive
Last year’s blood drive blew the roof off!  Help us make this year even better.  You can make an appointment on our RedCross Blood Drive page.

Friday, April 18 – Free Printout Day
We will have free black-and-white printing from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Color printing is not included.

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Sterne Library Exhibit: African American Paintings

February 6th, 2014 · No Comments

Allan Rohan Crite. Sunlight and Shadow. 1936. Smithsonian American Art Museum. ARTstor.

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To celebrate the Black History Month, Mervyn H. Sterne Library is  excited to be hosting a new exhibit dedicated to the rich history of African American art and to the legacy of many famous artists.

This exhibit includes  books, posters, short biographies and analyses of artists’ works.  Among the artists whose work is highlighted are:

Allan Rohan Crite – a Boston based artist who is one of the only African Americans to work for the Federal Works Project.

Alma Woodsey Thomas – an expressionist painter and educator who is known to have joined the March on Washington.

Edward Bannister – a 19th century Canadian-American painter who is known for his pastoral subject matter and idealized landscapes.

Jacob Lawrence,  Minnie Evans, Palmer Hayden, and William Henry Johnson are also profiled in the exhibit.

The exhibition is located on the first floor of Sterne Library.  Clicking on the names of the artist will take you a select images of their work available via the ARTstor database.

For more information about Library exhibits, please contact Irina Stanishevskaya at stani003@uab.edu.

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New Cafe Collection Titles

January 15th, 2014 · No Comments

We are always getting in new titles for our collection of popular literature located on the first floor.  Our most recent additions include Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings and Kristin Chin’s Soy Sauce for Beginners.

Want to see what else we have waiting for you?  Click on the Cafe Collection widget to find out more about a particular title, or click on the header to see all the titles in the collection.

Have recommendations about a title we might add to the Cafe Collection? Email Dana Hettich at dhettich@uab.edu with your suggestion.

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A Celebration of UAB Diversity – Community Week at Sterne Library

January 9th, 2014 · No Comments

On January 31st, when Sterne Library will host a panel on “Birmingham, Continuing the Discussion.”  UAB alumni and faculty Najwa S. Bateh, Dr. Printella Ridgway-Thomas, and Ken

Jackson will comprise the panel with Dr. Robert G. Corley moderating.

Interested? You can find more information about panel members as well as then event on the Mervyn H. Sterne Library website.

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Library Research Skills Refresher Course

January 9th, 2014 · No Comments

Are you returning to the academic environment after years or decades away? Are you a little intimidated by the changes and advances that have occurred in college libraries? Or, do you simply need to refresh your library skills?

This two-part course will guide students in the navigation of the library, both the physical space and the Library website; the discovery and use of the print, audiovisual, and electronic resources; and the attainment of basic research skills.

Class 1: The Research Process, Library Website, and Locating Books.
Class 2: Finding Articles, Evaluating Web Resources, and Getting Help.

Open to all UAB faculty, staff and students.

Register here.

For more information, please contact Imelda Vetter at ivetter@uab.edu or Dana Hettich at dhettich@uab.edu; or call the Reference Desk at (205) 934 – 6364.

Spring 2014 Schedule
Class 1 January 15 (Wednesday) 5:15 – 6:45 p.m. Circulation Desk, then Room 163
Class 1 January 16 (Thursday) 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Circulation Desk, then Room 163

Class 2 January 22 (Wednesday) 5:15 – 6:45 p.m. Room 163
Class 2 January 23 (Thursday) 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Room 163
Class 2 February 26 (Wednesday) 5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Room 163
Class 2 February 27 (Thursday) 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Room 163

Also available by appointment. Please contact Imelda Vetter at ivetter@uab.edu or (205) 934 – 6364 to request an appointment.

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