University Libraries at The University of Alabama will select its 1 millionth student visitor in a ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 1, in Gorgas Library at the first-floor entrance.
Cullen Murphy, editor at large for Vanity Fair, will give a lecture about his latest book, "God’s Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World," at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in room 205 of Gorgas Library on The University of Alabama campus.
The University of Alabama’s College of Community Health Sciences’ Health Sciences Library has received one of only seven grants the National Library of Medicine awarded nationwide for disaster health information outreach and collaboration projects.
First-class universities need strong libraries to power teaching and research, much as large steamships need big engines. As recent rankings show, The University of Alabama Libraries are growing in quality and support.
Pieces from David Williams’ collection of "Gone With the Wind" memorabilia are on display in the Pearce Foyer, Gorgas Library, until Aug. 5 at The University of Alabama. Williams will give a free public lecture about his collection at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 23, in Gorgas Library, room 205. Sponsors are University Libraries and the Alabama Center for the Book.
Beth Holley and Wayne Rau have been named recipients of the 2011 Library Leadership Faculty and Staff Awards.
The Alabama Center for the Book, housed in The University of Alabama Libraries, recently announced state grade- and high-school winners in the Letters About Literature competition.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded a University of Alabama professor a three-year grant to educate and train students to evaluate resources and technologies for users who have physical impairments but do not meet the legal definition of disabled.
The Alabama Center for the Book, housed at The University of Alabama Libraries, is co-sponsoring "Letters About Literature," a state and national reading and writing contest for schoolchildren in fourth through 12th grade.
The A.S. Williams III Americana Collection will open officially for public viewing during a ceremony at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Room 301 of Gorgas Library, part of The University of Alabama Libraries.
The University of Alabama Libraries is acquiring one of the most extensive collections of Americana and Southern history in private hands: the A. S. Williams III Collection of History and Culture of the South. For more than 40 years, Williams, a Eufaula native and UA alumnus, collected rare Americana, primarily books, manuscripts and photographs relating to the history of the United States.
Collections focusing on Harry Potter, the Middle East, comic books and Jack Kerouac were among the winners of The University of Alabama Libraries' 2010 Book Collecting Challenge Contest.
Experts in Latino literature for young people will gather at The University of Alabama Friday, April 23, and Saturday, April 24, for the National Celebration of Latino Children's Literature Conference.
At The University of Alabama, Gorgas Library’s first floor is getting an extreme makeover. The remodeling will bring in brighter colors, better lighting and space where students can work together.
Twenty years ago, history beckoned to Dr. David Michelson. Michelson, then 14, was living with his family in Bucharest, Romania. When Romanians took to the streets in protest of the ruling regime in late December, Michelson’s father took him out to see history unfold first-hand.
Dr. Glen Browder, known across the state for his political service, will be on The University of Alabama campus Tuesday, Oct. 27 to discuss his new book “The South’s New Racial Politics: Inside the Race Game of Southern History” in a lecture at 4 p.m. in 205 Gorgas Library.
Government documents have a tremendous amount of information buried in them, and Valerie Glenn and other librarians at The University of Alabama hold the shovel.
Four University of Alabama students who have a passion for books have been named winners in the UA Libraries' 3rd annual Book Collecting Contest. On Wednesday, April 15, at 2:30 p.m. in 205 Gorgas Library there will be an event to recognize contest winners, after which Dr. Louis Pitschmann, dean of University Libraries, will speak on book collecting and book collections. A reception will follow.
The University of Alabama Libraries is sponsoring a Book Collecting Contest for UA students this semester. The contest aims to promote reading and interest in book collecting.
The University of Alabama Rodgers Library for Science and Engineering is presenting a program on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. to commemorate Charles Darwin's 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of his major work "On the Origin of Species."
University Libraries will host a concert in honor of Felix Mendelssohn’s 200th birthday in the J. Wray and Joan Billingsley Pearce Foyer on the second floor of Gorgas Library, Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 2- 4 p.m. on The University of Alabama campus.
As part of International Education Week events at The University of Alabama, Dr. Joe Vinson of the University of Scranton will discuss “Chocolate Chemistry: The Science Behind the World’s Guilty Pleasure” on Wednesday, Nov.19 at 3:30 p.m. in the lobby of Rodgers Library and the “Science of Coffee” on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. in 205 Gorgas Library.
The University of Alabama Library Lecture Series is hosting best-selling author and UA journalism professor Rick Bragg who will read from and discuss his latest book “The Prince of Frogtown” on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in 205 Gorgas Library.
Dr. Margaret Stieg Dalton, professor of library and information studies in The University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Sciences, recently received the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award from the American Library Association.
The University of Alabama Athletics Department and Terry Saban will help raise funds to benefit academics for all UA students by taking donations for the University Libraries at the A-Day Game on April 12.