Library Hours during Spring Break 2014

During this spring break, the library will have a modified schedule.  Please see the full details here.

Of note, the library will be:

  • Open Friday, March 21, until 8 pm (for the Coffeehouse Writers Series – click here for more information).
  • Closed all day Saturday & Sunday, March 22 & 23.
  • Open for reduced hours Monday-Thursday, March 24-27 (7:30 am – 6 pm).
  • Closed all day Friday & Saturday, March 28 & 29.
  • Open for reduced hours Sunday, March 30 (4-10 pm).
  • Resuming normal hours, starting on Monday March 31.

If you are looking for the ChargerBrew coffee shop in the library, please note that ChargerBrew will close for Spring Break at 3 pm on March 21, and will reopen after Spring Break on March 31.

Have a safe and happy Spring Break!

So…um, where’d the blog go?

Hi, everybody! Doug, here. If you are the type of person to pay attention to this sort of thing, and why wouldn’t you be, Fair Reader, you might have noticed that the library blog’s last entry was over a month ago. What’s going on?

What happened is that the wonderful Sheeji Kathuria, who had kept up the blog for some time, accepted a job offer to become Mississippi State University’s Social Science Librarian. In her absence, I’ll be stepping in to make some posts about the goings on around the library and the campus. The first entry will be next Monday, as I start a new series taking a look at some of the clubs, organizations, and people who keep our campus vibrant. I will also try to add in blogs taking a more in-depth approach about the resources the library offers. There will also be blog entries covering events and people around the library, as usual.

Before I go, though, just want to take a moment to say: Congrats, Sheeji, and thanks for your work on the blog and with all the things you’ve done around here!

See you next week.

Holiday hours at Salmon Library

We will have reduced hours at Salmon Library starting Thursday, December 12th.

Thursday-Friday December 12-13 7:30am 6:00pm
Saturday – Sunday December 14 – 15 CLOSED
Monday-Friday December 16-20 7:30am 6:00pm

The library will be completely closed from Saturday, December 21st-Wednesday, January 1st.  Live chat will be offline completely from December 12-January 1st.  Please don’t hesitate to submit your questions to us via email.

Please also see our blog post on how Interlibrary Loan requests are affected during this time.

Have a safe and happy holiday, everyone!

Fall 2013 Final Exams Extended Hours

We will be having extended hours from December 1-11th before and during final exams.  And don’t forget we will be having fun and relaxing activities at the library for your study breaks!

Extended Hours: December 1 – 11th

Monday – Thursday 7:30am 2:00am
Friday 7:30am 10:00pm
Saturday 9:00am 6:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm 2:00am
Wednesday (12/11) 7:30am 10:00pm

Best of luck during finals everyone!  During the interim period after finals and before Spring semester starts, we will be having reduced hours.

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.