UAB Libraries Interlibrary Loan Holiday Schedule for 2021 can now be viewed.

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The UAB Libraries Technology Labs will offer 3D printer training on November 3rd, 11th, and 12th. Training is mandatory for any UAB-affiliated individual interested in using a 3D printer in either Sterne Library or Lister Hill Library.

Visit the Library Technology Labs Events Calendar for more information and to register for an upcoming training session.

We’re having a Halloween raffle to promote our virtual reality equipment. The LibLab in Sterne Library (located across from the Sterne Library HUB desk) and the Lister Hill Library Virtual Reality Studio (located in Lister Hill Library room 110, near the HUB desk) are library technology labs with virtual reality headsets including the VIVE Pro and Oculus Quest. Stop by either virtual reality space before 1:00 pm on October 29th to enter a raffle to win candy and a 3D printed surprise.

Multiple entries are allowed for the raffle and entrants do not have to be present at the drawing to win. Library Technology Labs staff are not eligible for the raffle.

For more information on technology available in the UAB Libraries technology labs visit the Library Technology Labs page on the UAB Libraries website or browse our technology collection pages in OneSearch.

On behalf of the UAB Libraries DEI Task Force, we would like to commemorate the brave individuals who have been impacted in one way or another by breast cancer. As the month of October comes to an end, we would like to provide those who are interested with some useful resources from the CDC (pdf) as well as the FDA (pdf). Please keep in mind that while rare, men can get breast cancer too. In addition to this information, we are giving away breast cancer awareness pins and stickers while supplies last. Pick up yours at either the HUB desk at Lister Hill or at Sterne Library. We also invite you to wear pink tomorrow Thursday, October 28th as a sign of solidarity for those impacted by breast cancer.


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.


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


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!

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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 (, 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.


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 or 205.934.2231.


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.

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More information about the toolkit and FAQs can be found online here: If you have any additional questions, please contact Kara Van Abel at


UAB Libraries is pleased to announce a new digital project, the In Memoriam Collection!

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