News & Events

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Join the MakeSEA founder Chris Stavros during this October 25th Zoom Presentation to learn more about using makeSEA, provided by the UAB Libraries. This session is an introduction to using MakeSEA to collaborate, collect, and showcase design project assets including files from Solid Works and 3D printable file formats.

Visit the event page to register and learn more.

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The Reynolds-Finley Historical Library (RFHL) is pleased to present its first web-based virtual library tour. As it arrives in the month of October, it has an apropos Halloween theme. You can explore the library with complete 360-degree angles or click on relevant illustrations and items from the collection including anatomical skeletons, ghostly images, and those of a spooky or supernatural nature. Navigational instructions are included to ensure the best virtual experience.

View the RFHL library tour.

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Lister Hill Library will be closed Saturday, October 9th, due to a scheduled water shutdown. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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The October Image of the Month from UAB Archives, Dedication of the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, October 19, 1971, has been posted.

Click here to see the Image of the Month

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Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

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Wednesday, September 22, 10-11 am via Zoom

Presented by Brooke Becker. Want to integrate more “place-based” concepts into your curriculum but unsure what resources are available? UAB Libraries has some answers for you! Join Brooke Becker, Associate Professor and Social Sciences Librarian, as she discusses exciting resources at your disposal. Brainstorm ways those ideas and resources might be used to enhance your current syllabus or create something new!

Register Here

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The UAB Libraries have created an internal UAB Libraries Website Taskforce to help evaluate ideas for additions and modifications for the UAB Libraries website. To include viewpoints from across the UAB campus community, we are seeking 2 individuals external to the libraries to participate in taskforce activities. Undergraduate, graduate, professional students, and individuals involved in the research enterprise should consider participating.

For more information contact Dorothy Ogdon (dogdon@uab.edu), Head of Emerging Technology and System Development. All task force members will receive a letter of recognition for their service at the conclusion of a 9 month period of UAB Libraries Website Taskforce participation.

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The September Image of the Month from UAB Archives, Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center opened, September 22, 1996, has been posted.

Click here to see the Image of the Month

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UAB Libraries is pleased to announce that the Public Health Information Literacy Certificate Course (Category B, non-credit) is now available on Canvas for the Fall Semester! Led by UAB Libraries' Jill Deaver, MLIS, MA the course consists of eight sessions (see below) with a supplementary advanced search techniques module. The goal of this free online course is to promote lifelong skills in library research focusing on specific public health research domains and challenges. The course is self-paced, and registrants should complete five of the eight sessions for the certificate. Jill is joined by UAB Libraries colleague Megan Bell as a co-instructor for some of the sessions. Specific session topics include:

  • Library research basics/introduction to medical literature database searching
  • Citing sources/EndNote
  • Social sciences/health policy resources
  • Health statistics/data sets
  • Grey literature/test instruments
  • Systematic reviews in public health
  • Access full text after graduation
  • Advanced searching techniques

Register for the course

For more information, contact Jill Deaver at jilld@uab.edu or 205.934.2231.

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You may believe that you’re experienced at looking for information, but what if I told you that I can help you find business information more quickly so you can spend more of your time doing what you really want to do? If you’re interested in learning how you can spend less time researching and still find quality information for your business assignments, then the Business Research Toolkit is for you.

The Business Research Toolkit is a free, online, asynchronous Canvas course that will teach you how to navigate important business research resources available online and through the library. Register today to reserve your spot and start working smarter, not harder!

Registration for the Fall 2021 Business Research Toolkit is open now through August, 30th. The toolkit will run from September 3, 2021-October 21, 2021. The program consists of 8 modules (5 required and 3 elective), each of which take approximately 1.5 hours to complete. You must pass 7 out of the 8 modules to earn the certificate of completion. The toolkit is open to all UAB faculty, staff, and students.

Register Here

More information about the toolkit and FAQs can be found online here: https://guides.library.uab.edu/businesscertificate. If you have any additional questions, please contact Kara Van Abel at kvanabel@uab.edu.