University Libraries Newsletter
Marx Library
Week of Welcome!

On August, 20th, 2018 at 1:30, the Marx Library hosted an Instagram photo booth stocked with fun props and flat librarians--fans with the liaison librarians' head shots. Students located their librarian liaison on a poster and snapped a pic with that librarian.
Grand Opening of the Marx Library Learning Commons
Many Thanks to the Office of the President for Funding this Project
Banned Books Week

September 23rd - 29th is Banned Books Week at the Marx Library. The "Banning Books Silences Stories," activities include "roving" posters about censorship, freedom of speech and banned books.
The Circulation bookcase will hold books that have been banned or challenged. Display cases will highlight books on censorship and freedom of speech. We have a great list of banned books you can check out! Click here for more information.
McCall Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Honor Flight Collection Donated to the McCall Library

The McCall Library was pleased and honored to welcome WWII veterans Sy Lichtenfeld and Robert Spielman who accompanied Dr. Barry Booth and his team of volunteers from Honor Flight South Alabama on Wednesday, August 22. 
Deborah Gurt presents at the Society of American Archivists Research Form

Deborah Gurt, Assistant Librarian and Processing and Digital Archivist in the McCall Library, presented in Washington, D.C. in mid-August 2018.
Mitchell College of Business
New Resource at the Mitchell College of Business Library

The MCOB Business Library has added the latest edition of the  Small Business Sourcebook  by Gale to their collection. This six volume reference set is a great resource for anyone thinking about starting their own small business. For each small business concept covered, it provides listings for sources of information specific to that type of business.
Most profiles include sources on start-up information, associations/organizations, statistical sources, supplier directories, trade shows and conventions, franchise opportunities, and major trade publications. It covers 340 different types of small businesses and 99 general business topics. The general topics provide sources of information on business processes such as site selection, public relations, and financial management.  Finally, it provides listings for state and federal agencies that provide assistance to small businesses.  This set can be found in the MCOB Business Library, Reference HD 2346 .U5 S65 2018.
Biomedical Library

The USA Biomedical Library was already full of activity as the semester began with select College of Medicine Fall modules starting as early as June 25th. Liaisons assigned for the staggered modules are: 
  • Ear, Nose & Throat/Foundations of Human Health I - Jie Li, Assistant Director for Collection Management
  • Respiratory - Trey Lemley, Information Services and Scholarly Communications Librarian
  • Basic Concepts of Human Structure/Digestive - Robert Britton, Electronic Resources/Collection Development Librarian
  • Endocrine & Reproductive - Clista Clanton, Education and Clinical Librarian Coordinator / Circulation Coordinator
  • Foundations of Human Health II – Adrienne McPhaul, Information Services / Technology Initiatives Librarian.

In other news, librarians at the Biomedical Library will now be assigned to third year clerkships for Family Medicine, Internal Medicine,, Neurology, OB-GYN , Pediatrics , Psychiatry, and Surgery. Clerkships include rounding with some formal teaching, including lunchtime lectures, such as the evidence-based practice lecture pictured above, provided to the Internal Medicine Journal Club by Clista Clanton.
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