Announcements

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We are pleased to announce that the 42nd Annual Reynolds-Finley Historical Lecture will be held virtually on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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Effective February 1, UAB Libraries are pleased to announce the addition of recall service. For further details contact our HUB at Lister Hill Library 205.934.2230 or Mervyn Sterne Library 205.934.4338.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Registration for the Business Research Toolkit will open Monday, January 18th. The toolkit will run from January 29th-March 18th, 2021. The hands-on program introduces participants to business resources and research strategies. The toolkit is open to any current UAB faculty, staff, or student and is completely free of charge.

The program consists of 9 modules (5 required and 4 elective), each of which take approximately 1.5 hours to complete. You must pass 7 of the 9 modules to receive the certificate of completion. Each module is offered online in an asynchronous format within Canvas. It takes 7 weeks to complete the toolkit at the pace of one module per week.

Visit https://guides.library.uab.edu/businesscertificate beginning January 18th to register.

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The UAB Libraries have been selected by the Southeastern Atlantic region (SEA) of the Network of the National Library of Medicine to host a fully virtual Library Carpentry Workshop in Spring 2021. The workshop will be divided into four separate sessions. Each virtual session will be held 8:30 am – 12:30 pm on January 22nd, February 26th, March 26th, and April 23rd.

Workshop content will be introductory and no data or programming background is needed to participate. Library Carpentry workshops are an excellent professional development opportunity for anyone interested in enhancing their data-related research or professional skills.

The workshop session topics are:

  1. January 22, Tidy Data and Regular Expressions.
  2. February 26, OpenRefine.
  3. March 26, The Unix Shell.
  4. April 23, Git.

To participate, registrants must have access to an internet connection and a personal computer with the Zoom videoconferencing client, the Bash Shell, OpenRefine, and Git installed. A dual monitor or two-device setup is strongly recommended, but not required. Additional information on preparing for the workshop is available on the workshop site.

Registration is limited to 20 participants. Complete this form to register.

Please contact Kay Smith or Dorothy Ogdon with any questions or concerns.

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We are pleased to announce our new Documenting COVID-19 at UAB digital collection!

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UAB Libraries 2019-2020 Annual Report is now available.

View Annual Report 2019-2020

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Library resources are now accessible through the new UAB VPN; however, it is important to note that the VPN is not needed to access library resources from off-campus.

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On October 5, 2020, UAB Libraries Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Document Delivery will resume borrowing and lending of physical items.

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Public Health Information Literacy Certificate Course Now Available for Fall 2020

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Registration for the Fall 2020 Business Research Toolkit is now open until September 4th or until all spots are filled.

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COVID-19 has challenged us in many ways. During the pandemic, have you recorded, photographed or written down your own outlook on the events? Everybody living through these times has a story to tell, and we want to help preserve yours.

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In order to streamline Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services and provide an easier ILL experience for our users, the UAB Libraries is changing the way you access your ILL account. Beginning on September 1, 2020, all ILL requests must be made through the UAB Libraries ILL website. This will allow all UAB users to access their ILL account from a single website and eliminate the need to maintain multiple ILL accounts.

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UAB Libraries is looking to gather stories in a variety of formats (written accounts, video and audio recordings, digital photos, artwork, etc.) from the UAB community about experiences navigating life during COVID-19.