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May/June 2018
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS


Summer Hours for UAB Libraries

Lister Hill Library

Lister Hill Library will be closed Saturday, May 26, through Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day, and on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Beginning Saturday, June 2, and ending on Sunday, August 19, the regular Summer hours will be as follows:

     Sunday                             12 pm – 8 pm
     Monday – Thursday           7 am – 9 pm
     Friday                                 7 am – 5 pm 
     Saturday                             9 am – 4 pm

Sterne Library

Mervyn H. Sterne Library will also be closed Saturday, May 26, through Monday, May 28, in observance of Memorial Day, and on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Beginning Monday, May 7, the regular Summer hours will be as follows:

     Sunday                            1 pm – 11 pm
     Monday – Thursday        7:30 am – 11 pm
     Friday                              7:30 am – 7 pm
     Saturday                          9 am – 5 pm

Please check our Hours page for more details.


StudyGroup Study Rooms Are Available to Reserve at Sterne Library 

Patrons must provide a name and UAB email address when booking a room, and rooms may be booked on the day of use or one day in advance. Patrons can choose any of the following rooms to book: 144a, 144b, 144c, 168a, 168b, 222y, 343c, 343d, 382, and 387. Reservations can be made for up to 3 consecutive hours, but each student may only book one room per 24-hour period. Please remember that groups must consist of two or more, and patrons who reserve the room must present their UAB OneCard at the Circulation desk to claim the booking. Visit the Sterne Library group study room link to begin the process. Please note - All single-person, individual study rooms remain available on a first-come, first-served basis and are not available to reserve in advance.

 

Study Room Policy Changes at Lister Hill Library

In order to better serve the student users and accommodate the high demand of the study room spaces at Lister Hill Library, changes will be made to the group and single study room reservation policy. The most prominent change will begin on June 3, 2018. Beginning on this date, all rooms will be locked and students will have to report to the HUB Service Desk to check out room keys. To successfully complete the room reservation and check out a key, students will have to present a valid UAB ID card. Groups will be required to have at least two party members present to check out keys. Reservations will have to include the student’s full name, school affiliation, an active phone number, and a current UAB email address. All this information will be checked and verified at the HUB desk during the time of key check out. A group must vacate the room when the key is due and turn in the key at the HUB service desk. If another person in the group has made a reservation of the room, the group will not have to vacate but the person holding the next reservation must accompany the key to the desk so that it can be checked out to that individual. Keys cannot be transferred from one user to another without being checked in and checked out again at the HUB service desk. Single study rooms will continue to be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be booked a day in advance online or in person. Anyone with questions regarding these policy changes should contact the Lister Hill Library HUB Service Desk supervisor, Errica Evans, at 205-934-3469 or via email at eevans@uab.edu.  


National Nurses WeekNurses inspire innovate influence

It’s National Nurses Week from May 6th - May 12th, so don’t forget to thank nurses for all they do! Thank you, UAB School of Nursing, for your hard work, dedication to the nursing field, and compassion and skill you use every day to take care of your students & patients! 
#NursesInspireInnovateInfluence #uabschoolofnursing


Happy Birthday Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale
Founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, was born on May 12, 1820. In celebration of Florence’s birthday, and National Nurses Week, we are highlighting the collection of fifty hand-written letters by that revered nursing pioneer which are held in the Reynolds-Finley Historical Library (RFHL). All the letters are digitized and can be viewed online through the UAB Digital Collections. Also, the RFHL Florence Nightingalewebsite exhibits additional information about “The Life and Letters of Florence Nightingale.”

Spanning the years 1853 to 1893, the letters in the RFHL are unique in that they offer insight into lesser known aspects of Nightingale's career, particularly her correspondence regarding sanitation in India with Health Officer of Bombay, T. Gillham Hewlett, and letters of advice to Mme. Julie Salis Schwabe on war relief work and charitable contributions for the Franco-Prussian and Austro-Hungarian wars. For more information on this collection, contact the RFHL.
 
RESOURCES

E-HRAF World Cultures Database

Pacific Islands
May is Pacific Islander Month! Through UAB Libraries’ E-HRAF World Cultures database, learn more about subcultures of Polynesia, including Lauans, Fijians, Maori, Samoans, and Tongans - just to name a few! This cross-cultural database contains over 350,000 pages of information on all aspects of cultural and social life all over the globe. You can access this database through the UAB Libraries A-Z Databases list.

 

Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940


Archives of Sexuality & Gender

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month in June by exploring the Archives of Sexuality & Gender database. This database consists of twenty individual collections drawn from hundreds of institutions and organizations representing LGBTQ life across all races, ethnicities, ages, religions, political orientations, and geographical locations. You can peruse documents, meeting minutes, administrative records, press clippings, private correspondence, interviews, newspapers, magazines and much, much more. Access this database by visiting the A-Z Databases page under "A".
 
IMAGE OF THE MONTH

The Kaul Human Genetics Building


The Kaul Human Genetics Building was constructed on the site of UAB's Tidwell Hall and it was dedicated on May 21, 2001. The new eight-story Kaul Building was home to the genetics department as well as the new Howell and Elizabeth Ann Heflin Center for Human Genetics and the Finley Conference Center. The Finley Conference Center was named in honor of Drs. Wayne H. and Sara C. Finley, long-time UAB faculty who established the first genetics laboratory in the Southeastern United States.

 
For more about Image of the Month, please visit the UAB Archives webpage.

 
EVENTS


Dr. Pam Benoit Art Show 


Dr. Pam Benoit was named senior vice president of Academic Affairs and provost at UAB in May 2017, but did you know she is also an artist? Check out Dr. Benoit's artwork on display through June 29th, 2018 in the Edge of Chaos, located on the 4th floor of Lister Hill Library.
 
 The Artist's Statement

"For me, painting is play. I'm attracted to color and the impact of light and negative space. I like painting in watercolor and water-based oils and my subject matter is diverse - flowers, landscapes, abstracts. My paintings are impressions and I like to experiment to see what might happen. Painting also helps me to see the world with a variegated lens."


-Pam Benoit, PhD
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
 
UAB FACULTY PUBLICATION SPOTLIGHT
This issue's Publication Spotlight isn't by a UAB Faculty member, but it certainly is about UAB Faculty and the School of Nursing. Anita Smith worked at The Birmingham News for twenty years documenting healthcare in Alabama. In 2015, she was nominated by the UAB School of Nursing and inducted into the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame. Her book, The first fifty years: from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham, published in 2000, documents the history of the School of Nursing as it evolved from its location in Tuscaloosa to where it stands now in Birmingham.



The first fifty years: from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham
by Anita Smith


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