Announcements

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Celebrate International Open Access Week 2022 by joining us for a panel discussion featuring UAB faculty who publish open access (OA). The panelists will discuss why they opted for OA over the traditional publishing route. This year’s theme, Open for Climate Justice, brings attention to the role OA publishing can play in the fight to combat climate change.

Come see the exhibit, Mental Health: A Complicated History, on display at Mervyn H. Sterne Library, just past the HUB desk on the entrance level. This exhibit discusses key themes such as the development of early diagnosis methods like the Rorschach inkblot test; the misdiagnosis of mental diseases for social or political reasons, such as in the case of female hysteria; an overview of PTSD and war-time trauma; the history of asylums, invasive treatments, psychoanalysis therapy, and more. Some of the unique UAB Libraries items featured include an electro-shock therapy machine (circa 1960s &70s); a first edition of the "Yellow Wallpaper" (1892), a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman highlighting the controversial “rest cure” to combat female neurasthenia; a letter written by a World War I veteran showing his struggle with shell shock; and many other historical items. For the most part, exhibit spans the 19th and 20th centuries, but there are some references to earlier and later treatment of mental illness to provide additional context.

The exhibit will be on display through November 7, 2022. For more information on the exhibit and the materials display, please contact Peggy Balch, Curator of the Reynolds-Finley Historical Library

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Join the UAB Libraries on September 13, 2022 at 1 p.m. for an introductory webinar covering the basics of alternative metrics (altmetrics) and the tools and data that Altmetric Explorer offers. Altmetric Explorer tracks thousands of online sources for mentions of articles, books, and chapters, recording each mention in real time. Citation data from Altmetric is also integrated into faculty profiles within the UAB Scholars and UAB Profiles systems. This workshop is sponsored by the UAB Libraries’ Office of Scholarly Communication.

Click here to register

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A new UAB Libraries Interlibrary Loan (ILL) webpage layout is coming! The new layout will include updated material request forms that will make it easier to submit ILL requests.

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Take advantage of access to full digital editions of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times as provided by the UAB Libraries for all UAB students, faculty, and staff.

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We are excited to announce some eagerly anticipated renovations began this week in Sterne Library 3D Printing. The planned renovations include a new window and new countertops. During the renovations Sterne Library 3D Printing will be closed. Access to 3D printing using 3DPrinterOS and the printers in Lister Hill Library 3D Printing (Lister Hill Library Room 115) will be available throughout the summer. We anticipate reopening Sterne Library 3D Printing in August 2022. Here we grow!

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Visit the UAB Libraries Technology Labs Events Calendar to register for upcoming 3D printer trainings. Trainings are held in person in both libraries and virtually on Zoom.

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We are pleased to introduce our newest display, Turning the Pages (TTP). Exhibited on a 55" touchscreen kiosk located on the first floor of Lister Hill Library, TTP allows users to interactively turn the pages and learn more about materials from UAB Libraries. Flip through some of our colorful Incunabula from the pre-1500s, or get a close up view of a letter written by George Washington to his dentist. These materials and others are now available to virtually explore. This innovative platform creates a safe environment for materials, and offers a more hands on experience for users. Come check it out today!

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Visit the UAB Libraries Technology Labs Events Calendar to register for upcoming 3D Printer Training. Trainings are held in person in both libraries and virtually on Zoom.

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Join along with UAB libraries diversity, equity and inclusion task-force as we recognizes May as Mental Health Awareness Month. The theme for this year’s monthly observance is “Back to Basics” which has a goal to provide information about what people can do if mental health is a cause for concern.

UAB offers programs for both staff and students and the members of their immediate household.

UAB students should contact Student Counseling Services at uab.edu/students/counseling.

UAB faculty and staff should contact the Employee Assistance and Counseling Center at uab.edu/humanresources/home/eacc.

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Are you stressed about finals? Do you need a study break? Or maybe some help finalizing your research paper? Can't make it to the library? Join us online OR in Sterne Library during finals, from April 25th to April 28th.

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Are you stressed about midterms? Do you like snacks? What about swag???? Please join us in the library March 28th- April 1st for snack bags, writing tutoring and research help from our student success librarian. Come with friends or come solo! We can't wait to see you!

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The UAB Libraries Office of Scholarly Communication (OSC) is excited to announce its spring 2022 Scholarly Communication webinar series. The OSC will host 3 webinars throughout the spring on a variety of topics including author rights and licensing, open access, predatory publishing, and managing research data.