All UAH Grad Student are invited to attend our Graduate Workshop. Enjoy free pizza as you learn about the library and meet our newest librarian, Ron.

We at the Salmon Library are proud to be hosting a pair of drop-in workshops aimed at all of UAH’s wonderful graduate students, featuring:

  • free pizza and drinks,
  • demonstrations of our resources [including Interlibrary Loan, our books and databases, and more!],
  • help with looking up Dissertations/Theses,
  • demonstrations with Zotero,
  • answering whatever questions you have about us or about research in general [and how we can help you with research, naturally],
  • giving you a chance to discuss your thoughts and feelings about the library and what we can do better for you,
  • and you get to say hey to Ron Schwertfeger, our newest librarian!

    Ron Schwertfeger

    Welcome, Ron!

These are drop-in sessions, so all you have to do is pick whichever session is best for you, either March 11 (next Tuesday) or March 12 (next Wednesday), with both being from 10am to noon, and then stop by Library room 207 (inquire downstairs if you need directions). No appointment is necessary, and you do not have to stay for the whole thing. Grab a bite to eat and stay for a bit is all.

And if you can’t make this session, then feel free to drop Ron a line and he can work out a more one-on-one session with you. Or stop by the Reference Desk anytime and say you are looking for information about us or would like to have a look around the library. Or contact us in many other ways. Sure, you’ll miss the free pizza, but most of the rest still stands.

Two drop-in sessions for UAH Grad Students, March 11 and 12, from 10am to Noon.

Fall 2013 Finals Re-Charge at Salmon Library!

That daunting time of year is upon us…Final Exams!  Fear not, Salmon Library has all the activities you need to relax and recharge during your study sessions.  Come anytime to the library from December 5-11th and unleash your creativity on our Graffiti Wall, play board games with your friends, or catch a quick cat nap in our ReCharge Zone.  Other activities will include:

  • Thursday, December 5th from 9-11am:  Free Coffee and Donuts (Lobby)
  • Friday, December 6th at 12pm: Christmas Carols performed by the UAH Choir (Library coffeeshop)
  • Sunday, December 8th from 2-4pm: Free Coffee (Lobby)
  • Monday, December 9th from 11-1pm:  Therapy Dogs from Therapy Partners, Inc. (Library coffeeshop)

We will be having extended hours at the library from December 1-11th.  And as always if you need help finishing up those research papers, come talk to a Reference Librarian.

Best of luck finishing up your semester!  We hope to see you at the library during final exams!

UAH International Education Week 2013

International Education Week will be taking place on-campus from November 11-18th!  Come by the library on Monday, November 11th for some fun activities in the lobby.  We will have a box to donate Books to Africa, as well as a large map for you to mark where you are from.  From 11-1pm, there will be Henna and Calligraphy demonstrations done in various languages.  We look forward to seeing you!  See below for the full week of activities around campus.

Salmon Library’s Belinda Ong to receive ISC, U.S. Department of State Spirit of Diplomacy Award

Dr. Belinda Ong, Director of Reference and Information Services at UAH’s M. Louis Salmon Library, will be honored on October 22nd with the International Services Council (ISC) of Alabama’s 2013 Spirit of Diplomacy Award.  ISC is sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of State.

Dr. Ong will receive the award during a luncheon ceremony in Birmingham. She is being recognized for her work as president of the International Society of Huntsville (ISH). Ong is a key charter member and co-founder of the organization. She was instrumental in planning the organization’s annual International Festival of North Alabama, recently hosted on the UAH campus.  In her position as director of Reference and Information Services at the university library, Ong works with many international students and actively promotes all students working together to find commonalities and to form friendships and understanding.

Way to go Belinda!

College of Liberal Arts Celebration Pictures!

We had a reception at Salmon Library on October 16th celebrating our newest resources, thanks to the College of Liberal Arts!  Faculty and students were able to meet vendors from JSTOR and Proquest, while enjoying delicious snacks and winning door prizes!  Enjoy some of the pictures taken at the event.

Fourth Annual International Festival attracts close to 4,000!

The annual International Festival of North Alabama, co-hosted by The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and the International Society of Huntsville (ISH), was held this past Saturday at UAH’s Spragins Hall.

“This year’s festival really showcased the rich diversity of our community,” says Dr. Belinda Ong, Director of Reference & Information Services at UAH’s M. Louis Salmon Library and President of the ISH.

Thirty-five countries were represented at the festival, which attracted approximately 3900 attendees from the community at large. Admission was free, but many opted to pay a $5 fee in return for a sampling of international comfort foods. Traditional dances were also performed throughout the day on the outdoor stage, including some from UAH’s international students.

But the real highlight was a mid-day showstopper from Step Afrika!, one of the top ten African American dance companies in the nation. “They were full of energy and the crowd loved it,” says Dr. Ong.

Now that it is over, she already has her sights set on the 2014 festival. “I have received so much wonderful feedback from people who attended Saturday’s festival that I am confident that it will continue to be bigger and better each year,” she says.


College of Liberal Arts Library Celebration on October 16th

Exciting news!  Salmon Library is having a celebration for the College of Liberal Arts on October 16th from 4-6pm.  We will have vendor representatives providing demonstrations of our newest databases, Early English Books Online and Eighteenth Century Collections Online, as well as our recent expansion of database JSTOR.

Food, drinks, and door prizes for those who attend!  All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Fourth Annual International Festival food selections

Curious to see which delicious, unique food selections await you at the 2013 International Festival?  The anticipation is over!  See below for pictures and short descriptions of each menu item.  Specific ingredient lists of each dish will be available at the festival.

Food from Terranova, featuring European, Central American, and African Dishes:

 Nyama Ye Mombe (Beef Stew from Zimbabwe)

Shabbat (Baked fish with tomatoes and sweet bell peppers from Morocco)

Muriwo (Spiced Greens from Zimbabwe)

Mupunga une Dovi (Brown Rice with Peanut Butter from Zimbabwe)

Other dishes from Terranova include:  Pollo Costa Bravo (Chicken and Pineapple Saute from Spain, Penne Cremoso Marinana (Pasta with Creamy Marinara from Italy, Bœuf Bourguignon (Braised beef with red wine from France), Cacerola De Berenjena (Eggplant casserole from Nicaragua).

Food from restaurant Phuket, featuring Asian cuisine:


Bulgogi (Grilled, marinated beef from Korea)

Larb Gai (Minced chicken and toasted rice salad from Laos)

Tofu Pad Thai (Stir-fried rice noodle dish from Thailand)

Hor Mok (Steamed pork curry patty from Thailand)

Satay Ayam (Skewered chicken with peanut sauce from Malaysia)

Tarla Dalal (Yellow curry with vegetables from India)

We sure hope you come hungry!  See you Saturday September 28th at Spragins Hall!