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!
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:
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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.
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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.
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.
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!
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!
The library will be open this Thursday and Friday, October 3 and 4th of Fall Break, but please note we are having reduced hours from 7:30am-6:00pm. We will be closed on Saturday, October 5th, and will resume normal hours on Sunday, October 6th. Come visit the Reference Desk and get help on those research papers!
Have a safe and wonderful Fall Break!