Friday, April 12, 2013

National Library Week

Public Service Announcement: Celebrate National Library Week, April 14-20, 2013Celebrate National Library Week at the University Library!

Mobile— National Library Week begins on Monday, April 15, 2013, and will include a week long celebration of our nation's libraries and librarians. Several events have been planned by the University Library to celebrate the week. Prizes will be given away each day through the library's social media and by visiting the University Library Circulation Desk in themed attire. The following is a detailed list of the events planned for the week.

Week Long Events:

Game of Thrones Raffle— Enter to win the first four books in the Game of Thrones series and the first season on DVD. Raffle tickets are available at the University Library Circulation Desk. You can enter once each day.

Book Drive for Children’s and Women’s Hospital— Bring children’s books to the Main or Biomedical Libraries to be donated to the hospital

Facebook Giveaways—The 500th person to like the University Library will win the Night Angel Trilogy and prizes will be given for every 10th like

Monday, April 15:

Hat Day— Wear any hat of your choice and come by the University Library Circulation Desk and you could when a gift card, coupon or another one of our great prizes. The hat can be simple or just plain crazy.

Tuesday, April 16:

Student Organization Day—Wear your favorite organization apparel and visit the University Library Circulation Desk for an opportunity to win a cool prize

Wednesday, April 17:

Tacky Day—Come by the University Library Circulation Desk dressed in your tacky attire! Those that get the most into the tacky spirit will win prizes

Thursday, April 18:

International Day—Pick your favorite country and represent! Prize winners will be selected by the Circulation Staff

Friday, April 19:

Jag Pride Day—Grab your best campus swag and head to the University Library Circulation Desk to show off your school spirit and win prizes

* Silent Auction and Reception scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, 2013, has been cancelled.  This event will be rescheduled for a later date.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Common Read Program

The University has chosen Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide  by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as the book for its Common Read/Common World program to take place during the 2013-2014 academic year. Half the Sky addresses the problems caused by the inequality and oppression of women in the developing world.

The University Library, in support of this program, has purchased ten copies of the book and placed them on 7 Day Library Reserve, meaning they can be checked out for a week. These books can be found at the library's Circulation desk and have the following call number: HQ 1236.5 .D44 K74 2010.

In addition, the library has also purchased eight copies of the dvd, Half the Sky. These are currently In Process but will be placed in the Instructional Media Center on the First Floor North.

For more information about the University's Common Read/Common World program, see .

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Jag Success

Need help with homework or just need help with your courses outside of class?

Check out the Jag Success program at

Jag Success offers homework assistance and tutoring for free. They offer workshops, such as "How to Pass Chemistry," "To Drop or Not to Drop" and "Study Skills," that are designed to help you succeed in college.

Jag Success Hours
M-T 12:00-6:00 in JagSuccess (EGLB 261), 6:00-8:00 in Epsilon I
F 12:00-3:00 in JagSuccess (EGLB 261)