News & Events

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.

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Join the MakeSEA founder Chris Stavros during this October 25th Zoom Presentation to learn more about using makeSEA, provided by the UAB Libraries. This session is an introduction to using MakeSEA to collaborate, collect, and showcase design project assets including files from Solid Works and 3D printable file formats.

Visit the event page to register and learn more.

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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.

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

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The October Image of the Month from UAB Archives, Dedication of the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, October 19, 1971, has been posted.

Click here to see the Image of the Month

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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.

Read the Full Article

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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!

Register Here

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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 (dogdon@uab.edu), 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.

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The September Image of the Month from UAB Archives, Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center opened, September 22, 1996, has been posted.

Click here to see the Image of the Month