Exciting news from Salmon Library; today we are going to start lending laptops! Bring your Charger Card to the User Services desk at the library and check one out today! **The first 10 students to check out a laptop receive a special prize!**
These brand-new Dell Latitude E6530 laptops feature a roomy display, HD graphics and a dedicated numeric keypad. They are available for in-house use only, for 3 hours at a time and can be renewed if no one else is waiting for them.
Please keep in mind to use your own flash drive or save to your Google Drive account, as files will not be saved on the laptop once it is returned. Wireless access is available using your LDAP (or ANGEL) credentials.
Software available on the laptops include:
- Adobe Design Premium CS6 (Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
- Browsers IE10, Firefox 20.01, Chrome v27
- Maple v15
- Matlab R2008
- Microsoft Office Suite 2010 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Access)
- SPSS v21
- Windows Media Player
- VLC media player
Things to keep in mind: Only UAHuntsville students may check out laptops. You are responsible for any damage done to the laptop while it is checked out to you. If the laptop is damaged, lost or stolen while checked out to you, you will be charged replacement cost plus a $50.00 processing fee. Replacement for the laptop is $1800 and the power cord is an additional $100.
If you do borrow a laptop from us, please fill out this survey
to let us know how you liked the service!
The UA System Scholars Institute is hosted each year on a rotating basis by one of the three University of Alabama campuses and is open to faculty, staff, and administration attendance from all three campuses. The Scholars Institute supports collaboration among faculty and administration system-wide, and encourages a shared community of knowledge for implementing best practices into the use of technology in the teaching, learning, and research processes.
This year’s was hosted at the UAHuntsville campus. Please check out the photos below!
Please note Charger Brew Coffee in Salmon Library will be closed this Summer. They will reopen in the fall. Don’t forget the rest of the library is still open if you need a good place to study for your Summer classes!
Would you prefer to be reminded about pending book returns and overdue notices through text instead of email? Next time you check out a book at the User Services desk- be sure to let them know that! When you give them your cell phone number, you will be reminded when a book is due soon, and also when a book becomes overdue. Stop by today and get signed up!
The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has named a new director of its Louis Salmon Library! David P. Moore will begin his duties immediately. He has served as the interim library director since 2010, and has already implemented new initiatives including additions to electronic resources, and in making the library more welcoming and accessible to students.
Moore joined UAH in August 1997, after serving at both the Gorgas Library at The University of Alabama (UA) Tuscaloosa, and at Sirsi Corporation. He earned his undergraduate degree in History and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from UA.
“I am sincerely honored to accept this position, particularly at a time of great transformation in the library profession. I believe our library has a great future ahead, and am excited to have the opportunity to continue to provide value to our university and community as we move forward,” said David Moore.
A key part of Moore’s future responsibilities will be to provide vision and leadership in developing strategies for maintaining, developing, and providing access to archives, including those related to the history of the U.S. Space Program in Huntsville, and enhancing the library’s role in supporting our academic enterprise and the enrichment of the scholarship, research and creative activities of our students, staff and faculty.
Spring Semester is almost over! Starting May 2nd, the library have reduced interim hours from 7:30am-6:00pm and closed on the weekend. We’ll resume regular hours on Monday May 20th.
Begin Summer Hours
Live chat will also be offline during the interim. Please contact us at 256-824-6529 or at LibAnswers if you have any questions during this period.
Congratulations and best of luck to our graduating students! We look forward to seeing our continuing students in Summer Semester!
Please note that continuing construction to the Greenway and Charger Union will affect library parking for approximately 90 days, beginning Monday May 6th.
The west half of the parking lot and the Holmes Avenue entry will remain open during the renovation. The east half of the lot will be closed as it will become part of a new parking area created with entry from Ben Graves Drive.
The Library will be open regular hours throughout this part of the renovation, and the roundabout at the entrance will remain open for accessing the book drop or dropping off passengers.
During this renovation, library visitors may find alternate parking at the Intermodal Facility lots located at University Fitness Center, Spragins Hall, and Wilson Hall/Business Administration Building.
Finals week is upon us! Need a doughnut for sustenance? Want to hang out with a cute dog before your all-night study session? Fear not, Salmon Library is your official Stress-Free Zone! We will have a series of special activities from April 24-May 1st to help you “Re-Charge…”
Special activities planned:
- Thursday, April 25th 9-11am, Library Lobby: Free coffee and Doughnuts. Refreshments are first come, first serve!
- Thursday, April 25th 7-8pm, Library Lobby: The Black Alumni Chapter of the Alumni Association will have a table with snacks.
- Friday, April 26th 11am-3pm, Charger Brew Coffeeshop, Therapy Partners, Inc. will be visiting with cuddly dogs to melt your stress away.
- Sunday, April 28th 7-9pm, Library Lobby: Free coffee!
Don’t forget: Come anytime during Finals and relax with coloring books, board games, and puzzles set up in the Art Gallery, the official “Stress Free Zone.” We will also have a Graffiti Wall with crayons and markers to draw on throughout Finals Week. We look forward to seeing your creative output!
Good luck on Finals! See you at the Library!
Huntsville has won the honor of hosting the 2013 Social Media Tourism Symposium beating out Missoula, Montana and various other cities. From November 6-8, 2013, approximately 300 social media enthusiasts will flock to Huntsville and will share on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites as to what makes Huntsville unique and special. The symposium is considered a triumphant victory, and will give the community and local economy a great boost.
To find out more, become fans of the Huntsville-Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau or the Social Media Tourism Symposium on Facebook. We look forward to this exciting event!
Please note our hours for Spring Break 2013. We will be having reduced hours starting Friday March 22nd, and will be closed March 23-24th, and March 29-30th. Have a safe and happy Spring Break!