Thursday, August 30, 2012

Labor Day

The University Library will be closed on Monday, September 3, for Labor Day.
We will reopen on Tuesday, September 4, for our regular hours -- for Tuesday, this is 7:45am to midnight.
Have a good Labor Day, and enjoy your day off.

Monday, August 27, 2012

We Have a Winner!

The winner of the University Library's Freshman Survival Kit is Chris Blaine. Congratulations, Chris, and may the items in the kit prove useful to to you in your freshman year at USA and beyond.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Freshman Survival Kit and New Semester

The first week of the Fall 2012 semester begins on Monday, August 20.

To welcome new Freshmen to the University of South Alabama, the University Library is holding a drawing for a Freshman Survival Kit at the Circulation Desk during the first week of the semester.
What's in this kit, you ask? A TRACcard, a USA cup, post-its, a USA t-shirt, a USA mug, a flash drive, dry erase markers, blue books, notebooks, a key chain -- all kinds of things you can use to get your Freshman year off to a great start.
The drawing will take place on Monday, August 27. You do not have to be present to win. Check out the Library's Facebook page ( to see who wins the survival kit.
To sign up for this drawing, you must:
  1. Be a USA student
  2. Be a freshman
  3. Present your student ID at the Circulation desk on the 1st Floor North
 Make plans to stop by the University Library and register for this fun and useful survival kit, and welcome to the University of South Alabama!

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Librarian Professional Activity

Muriel Nero
Paula Webb
Congratulations to Muriel Nero, whose peer-reviewed book review of Chad S. Hamill's,  Songs Of Power And Prayer In The Columbia Plateau - The Jesuit, The Medicine Man, And The Indian Hymn Singer, appeared in Indigenous Peoples: Issues and Resources. Muriel's review can be accessed at

Congratulations also go out  to Paula Webb, whose peer-reviewed book review of  Visualizing The Sacred - Cosmic Visions, Regionalism, And The Art Of The Mississippi World appeared in Indigenous Peoples: Issues and Resources. Paula's review can be accessed at

UPDATE: Paula Webb also had a book chapter, "Microblogging: An Analysis of Government Issued Policies and Best Practices," published in the book, Web 2.0 Technologies and Democratic Governance, edited by Christopher G. Reddick and Stephen K. Aikins and published by Springer in 2012. This book can be accessed at

Nominations Open for “I Love My Librarian” Awards

Nominations for the 2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Awards are open through September 12.

10 librarians each will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and $500 travel stipend to attend an awards reception in New York. In addition, a plaque will be given to each award winner’s library.

Do you love a USA Librarian?

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