We know many of you have been studying and researching throughout the summer, but for those of you who have had a bit of rest between semesters, welcome back! And those who are completely new to UAB, welcome to a new adventure! UAB Libraries is excited to work with all residents, students, faculty, and staff for all their research needs!
Remember, always start from the UAB Libraries homepage
to access content. This ensures you can access information in our library holdings. Your blazer ID and password give you access to all electronic resources off campus, and if you need help, there’s always a librarian to help you navigate your way.
When stopping by in person to see our amenities, renovations and/or new furniture in Sterne Library, please make sure to have your OneCard. Your OneCard is your library card, and allows you to check out materials. Also, please recall that Sterne Library requires a OneCard for access between the hours of 10p.m. and 7:30a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and Lister Hill Library will soon require the use of a OneCard for entry at all times.
Card-only access is for improved campus safety. We are excited to share services, new and old, with all of you! Keep reading to discover more news, updates, and changes!
New Group Study Room Reservation Process
You asked. We listened. UAB Libraries now offers group study room reservations at both Sterne Library and Lister Hill Library locations. You may book a group study room one day in advance. However, groups arriving 15 minutes past their start time forfeit their reservation. Group study rooms can be reserved online here for Sterne Library
and here for Lister Hill Library
in 30 minute increments for a maximum of 3 hours every 24 hours. Just pick your group study room of choice, fill out all of the reservation information, and bring your OneCard! When you arrive to checkout your study room at the HUB, make sure that at least two people are present to claim a group room reservation, including the person who’s Blazer ID the reservation is made under. Markers can be checked out for rooms that have whiteboards and all group rooms have access to the UAB WiFi. Book your slot today because we can’t wait to see you!
Victoria Dawkins: New Instruction Librarian and Liaison to Art and Art History
Victoria Dawkins has recently joined us as the Liaison to the Departments of Art and Art History, Music, Philosophy, and Freshman Composition courses in the Department of English. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology from Emory University and a Masters in Library Science from the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill. Victoria enjoys traveling, spending time with her extremely spoiled dog and her beloved Tar Heels. During March Madness you will see her frantically editing her bracket and intermittently yelling at her computer during their games. Although not originally from Alabama she is a southerner by birth and is excited to begin a new adventure at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. To see Victoria's Research Guides, click HERE.
Dana Hettich is Now the Liaison to the School of Education
A librarian with 15 years of experience, Dana has earned a Bachelors degree in History and Political Science, a Masters in History, and a Masters in Library and Information Sciences.
When not at work, Dana enjoys spending time with her two kids, working in her yard, traveling to visit friends, and when the rare opportunity presents itself, watching Sci-Fi reruns.
Dana can't wait to get started working with the students and faculty of the SOE! To see her Research Guides, click HERE
Fall Business Research Toolkit
The Fall 2018 Business Research Toolkit will be offered from September 14 to November 1, 2018. It’s a seven week online, asynchronous class available in Canvas that covers key aspects of business research. Participants will learn how to locate company, industry, and other business information using free online resources and databases available through UAB Libraries.
To earn the certificate of completion, each participant must complete and pass all five required modules and two elective modules. Each module takes approximately 1-1.5 hours to complete.
Registration is limited to 80 participants each semester. There is no cost to take the toolkit, and it is open to any current UAB student, faculty, or staff member. For more information and to register, please visit the Business Research Toolkit online
Afternoon Tea at LHL Returns in September
The fall semester is finally here and that means Afternoon Tea at Lister Hill Library is right around the corner! Every spring and fall semester, the UAB librarians host an Afternoon Tea every Wednesday from 12noon-2pm for students. This year's first tea will start on September 5th and continue until November 14th. The location is always on the 1st floor of LHL by the HUB desk. This is a free event. During the month of September, the librarians will be promoting our Test Prep resources and the Anatomy.tv database. Come see us, meet your librarians, and learn something new!
Witchcraft Display at Sterne Library
Now on display at Mervyn H. Sterne Library, Witchcraft, Women & the Healing Arts in the Early Modern Period
brings together materials from the Reynolds-Finley Historical Library, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sc
iences, and Sterne Library. Various topics covered include accusations of witchcraft against midwives and other folk healers, supernatural themes of alchemy and astrology found in academic medicine of the time, as well as the possibility that ergot poisoning contributed to the mass hysteria surrounding the Salem witch trials. Contemporary conceptions of witchcraft, its practices and traditions, are also addressed.
Through the ages, the practices that came to be associated with witchcraft provided a connection to both the natural and the supernatural forces of the universe. However, beginning in the 13th century, witches became identified as those possessed by or in allegiance with the Devil or demons. Between the late 1400s and the mid-1700s, circulating guidebooks on how to properly identify witches, as well as growing social discord, often targeted individuals who practiced the healing arts during the well-known witch hunts and trials.