Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Computer Lab Closure

In preparation for the McCall Library's move into the Marx Library building, the Computer Lab on the 3rd Floor South is now closed so that construction work and asbestos abatement can begin.

The lab will be closed indefinitely. Computers for student use have been set up on the 2nd Floor South. Students may also, as always, use the Reference and PAWS computers on the 2nd Floor North as well. 

We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope it will not last long!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Database Login Changes

As of this morning, login credentials for remote access to electronic resources have changed. You will  use your J# with the J00 as your login instead of your password; your password is now your Jagmail email password. In other words, you now log in to the libraries' electronic resources the same way you log in to USAonline/Sakai. 

Email us at webref@southalabama.edu or call us at 251-460-7025 if you have any problems.

The login screen should look like this (without the purple border):

Note: Health Systems Employees and Clinical Adjunct Faculty without J Numbers should contact the Biomedical Library at (251) 460-7044 or medlib@southalabama.edu.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

New EBook Collection: Knowledge Unlatched

The Marx Library is now providing access to the pilot collection of Knowledge Unlatched-an open source ebook collection.

Find the collection here.

The University of South Alabama is a charter member of Knowledge Unlatched.  To see other charter members, click here.

Monday, March 24, 2014

"Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life" Exhibit at John Burke Memorial Library Spring Hill College, March 28 - August 10, 2014

Hélène Berr’s official portrait, 1942 © Mémorial de la Shoah – Coll. Mariette Job
Spring Hill College will host the “Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life” exhibit March 28 through Aug. 10, 2014, in the Barter Room of the Marnie and John Burke Memorial Library.
“Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life” will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
This traveling exhibition is based on the Journal written by Hélène Berr, a young Jewish French woman, whose promising future was brutally cut short by Vichy Government’s laws and the extermination plan imagined by the Nazis. Studying English literature at Sorbonne University, Berr was 21 years old when she began writing her Journal. We follow her steps through Paris under the German Occupation, perceiving the daily experience of the unbearable, oscillating between hope and despair, until her arrest and deportation to Auschwitz in 1944.
While revealing a true premonition of the inescapable, this subtle testimony is exceptionally poetic and carries a universal dimension that regards and questions every human being with sincerity. The exhibition, however, goes beyond the framework of Berr’s Journal and personality, as it broadens the context of the Occupation and addresses largely the persecution of the Jews in France. With the support of photographs, archives, films, and interactive animations, this exhibition shows how the daily lives of Jews had been impacted by these terrible acts of violence.
For more information, please see the John Burke Memorial Library website.