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 http://libanswers.uah.edu.

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!

New Books for 2013!

Come by Salmon Library to see what new books we’ve gotten in this year!  On the new books library page, you can see our newest additions available in print format, as well as what has been made available thanks to generous donations from the Humanities Endowment Fund and the Mrs. Edna Trout Franz Fund.  We’re excited to add these items to our collection, and hope you enjoy browsing through our newest additions!

Salmon Library Archives and Space History Preservation

With billions of dollars of past space research at risk of being lost forever, Dr. Charles Lundquist is running a race against technology and time.  Director of the Interactive Projects Office at the UAH Research Institute, the 85-year-old Dr. Lundquist spent 40 years in high-level positions with the U.S. Army, the Army Ballistic Missile Agency, NASA, and finally the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Working as a volunteer since retiring in 1999, he spends his time sleuthing for past research from the Army, NASA and private papers, as well as collecting oral histories from NASA retirees and others. All are added to an archive on the ground floor of UAH’s M. Louis Salmon Library, where Anne Coleman is a reference librarian and head of Archives and Special Collections. The archives preserve continued access for future historians, scholars and students.

The race to save past NASA research is a marathon to catch up with today’s information technologies. Some NASA records on everything from rocket designs to space flight data are being lost after being declared surplus. Some drain away because the media on which they are stored gets reused – as when NASA found it had recorded over its original tapes of the first lunar landing. But a lot of information still exists. It’s just that technology has bounded ahead and older storage media are no longer accessible.

“If any university has the obligation, UAH has the obligation to preserve the records of lunar exploration and of all of that era. At UAH, we have an obligation to create this kind of archive and save this information because the university was really formed as a result of Dr. Wernher von Braun and space research coming to Huntsville…As one of the old-timers, I feel obligated to preserve as much as possible of this important period in history when man for the first time left the Earth to explore space.”

The Salmon Library Archives are open to the public from Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm, or by appointment.

Borrow a laptop from Salmon Library today!

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
  • Skype
  • Windows Media Player
  • VLC media player
  • 7-Zip
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!

Introducing Text Notifications

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!