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In this issue:

  • UAB Libraries Courier Service
  • Improvements at Sterne Library
  • New Facebook Page
  • Image of the Month
  • Dr. Pam Benoit Art Show
  • UAB faculty publication spotlight

Read the April 2018 issue

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Need stress relief during Finals week? UAB Libraries is happy to have Hand in Paw visit to help you relax. Take a break and recharge with these fine, furry, therapists on TUESDAY, April 24th at Sterne from 11:00-12:30 and Lister Hill on THURSDAY, April 26th from 11:00-12:30. They will be meeting and greeting on the first floor of both libraries. They shouldn’t be hard to find. Just follow the smiles!

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In honor of National Library Week 2018, we will again observe Amnesty Days at UAB Libraries. Beginning Sunday, April 8th, and ending Saturday, April 14th, users can return overdue items and have their fines (up to $20 total) forgiven.

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We are excited to announce the new UAB Libraries Facebook page! As of March 31, 2018, we will be deactivating the old Lister Hill and Mervyn H. Sterne pages and only posting content to the new combined page. Please continue following UAB Libraries at, and spread the word!


Join us for the 2018 School of Medicine Art Show on Tuesday, April 10, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm, in the Edge of Chaos on the 4th floor of Lister Hill Library.

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In this issue:

  • Exploring the WOMEN@UAB TIMELINE
  • Classes & Workshops
  • Dr. Pam Benoit Art Show
  • Afternoon Tea at Lister Hill
  • Image of the Month
  • Faculty Publication Spotlight

Read the March 2018 issue


Visit UAB Historical Collections on the 3rd floor of Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, to see recently installed displays on World War I, the anatomy of Albinus, the "science" of phrenology, and selections from UAB Archives. The displays include material from the collections of the Alabama Museum of the Health Sciences, Reynolds-Finley Historical Library and UAB Archives. Visitors are welcome to view the displays Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.


The next 10 Minute Talk focusing on State-of-the-Art Reviews will be held online on Wednesday, March 21, from 12:00-12:30 pm. Visit our Research Guide to register.

The UAB Libraries 10 Minute Talks series is intended to provide detailed information on specific topics in a short amount of time to better serve the scheduling needs of busy faculty, researchers, and students. These sessions will provide information on specific topics related to research activities and will include information on relevant UAB Libraries resources. The Spring 2018 series from Lister Hill Library will focus on types of reviews with the goal of providing information on publication alternatives to systematic reviews.


Posters are a common medium for communicating information about your research, yet poster creation itself can be frustrating and time-consuming. Join us on Monday, March 19, from 5:00-6:00 pm, for this online workshop, which will provide an introduction to poster design and will include information on using templates, effective use of images and infographics, and tips and tricks for transporting posters to off-campus locations. To register for this class, or to learn about other upcoming workshops, visit our Research Guide.

Veterans Administration Hospital building

Construction for a hospital for veterans began in October 1949 at the University of Alabama’s new medical center in Birmingham. Roy R. Kracke, MD, dean of the medical school, was a member of President Truman’s Special Medical Advisory Group on Veterans Affairs and was chiefly responsible for the location of the facility in Birmingham. The hospital was completed in January 1953 and was formally dedicated on March 22, 1953. The hospital contained 400 beds for veterans, but it also provided much-needed laboratory, research, and clinical space for medical and dental school faculty, many of whom had joint appointments with their school and with the VA. Students were also able to receive clinical training in the new hospital.

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