Donate a book for Africa at Salmon Library until December 10th!

We are currently collecting Books for Africa in the Salmon Library lobby until December 10th.  Books For Africa is the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent, shipping over 28 million books to 49 different countries since 1988.  They strive to help create a culture of literacy and provide the tools of empowerment to the next generation of parents, teachers, and leaders in Africa.

For more information, please contact Belinda Ong or the Reference Desk at 256-824-6529.

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!

New study spaces at Salmon Library

We recently put in some new furniture on the 1st floor of Salmon Library.  Called “media:scapes,” these unique pieces of furniture provide large, somewhat private group seating as well as double monitors that easily lend to displaying and sharing your work.

Here’s a diagram of how you can get to them when you’re inside the library:

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 256-824-6529 or via live chat.


Salmon Library Parking Lot CLOSING

Important announcement:  As part of continued construction of the campus greenway, the Salmon Library parking lot will be permanently closing. Construction will start on the crosswalk at Holmes Avenue, Monday, October 14th.  As a result of this work, the parking lot with access from Holmes Avenue will be closed effective October 13, 2013.  This lot will be removed shortly thereafter, but work on Holmes Avenue itself necessitates closure of the access.

The parking lot closer to the Nursing Building will still be open, with entrance to it coming from Ben Graves drive, not Holmes Avenue.  Library patrons may find alternate parking at the Intermodal Facility lots located at University Fitness Center, Spragins Hall, and Wilson Hall/Business Administration Building.


Research and Creative Experience for Undergraduates (RCEU) Posters on Display at Salmon Library

Salmon Library will display student research posters from the Research and Creative Experience for Undergraduates (RCEU) program starting today.

Dr. Bernhard Vogler, Associate Professor of Chemistry, has directed the RCEU program at UAH for more than 10 years. Since that time, Vogler has provided students with valuable research experiences, which have culminated in peer-reviewed publications and presentations at international scientific meetings.  The RCEU program is funded through the UAHuntsville President’s Office and Provost’s Office.

These posters summarize the work the students did this past summer, so please visit their posters around the library and celebrate the hard work of these students!

Borrow an iPad from Salmon Library today!

Exciting news from Salmon Library; today we are going to start lending iPads!  Please bring your Charger Card to the User Services desk at the library and check one out today! The iPads are available for in-house use only, for 3 hours at a time.  They can be renewed if no one else is waiting for them.

Things to keep in mind:   Only UAHuntsville students, faculty, and staff may check out iPads.  You are responsible for any damage done to the device while it is checked out to you. If the iPad is damaged, lost or stolen while checked out to you, you will be charged replacement cost of $500 plus a $50.00 processing fee.

If you do borrow an iPad from us, please fill out this survey to let us know how you liked the service!

Interlibrary Loan down for maintenance August 19th

Please note that our Interlibrary Loan system ILLiad will be down for maintenance on Monday, August 19th in case you needed to submit new requests or view any outstanding requests.  It will be back in business on Tuesday, August 20th.  Thanks for your patience during this time!  As always, please contact us via email or at 256-824-6529 if you have any questions.

Summer Interim Hours

The semester is almost over!  During the interim before Fall semester, we will be taking off live chat.  You can always call us at 256-824-6529 or submit a question at

Also, please note the library’s reduced hours from July 27-August 18th:

Saturday – Sunday July 27 – 28 CLOSED
Monday – Friday July 29 – August 2 7:30:00 AM – 6:00PM
Saturday – Sunday August 3 – 4 CLOSED
Monday – Friday August 5 – 9 7:30:00 AM – 6:00PM
Saturday – Sunday August 10 – 11 CLOSED
Monday – Friday August 12 – 16 7:30:00 AM – 6:00PM
Saturday – Sunday August 17 – 18 CLOSED
Monday August 19 Begin Fall Hours

Enjoy the rest of your summer, and we’ll see you in the Fall!