Friday, May 22, 2015

Today marks the end of our May Term hours. We will reopen Tuesday, May 26th, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. On Wednesday, we will begin the Summer I and Summer II schedule listed below. The only exceptions to this schedule are June 29th (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) and July 3rd (closed). Operating hours for the entire year can be found on Carmichael Library's website (

Summer I and II 2015 Hours (May 27 - July 31)
Sunday2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Monday7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Finals Week Library Hours

Carmichael Library has announced extended hours during the upcoming finals week. They are:

• Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
• Sunday, April 26, from  2:00 p.m. until 2 a.m.
• Monday, April 27, from 7:30 a.m. until 2 a.m.
• Tuesday, April 28, from 7:30 a.m. until 2 a.m.
• Wednesday, April 29, from 7:30 a.m. until 2 a.m.
• Thursday, April 30, from 7:30 a.m. until 11 p.m.
• Friday, May 1, from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The ever-popular Cereal Night will take place on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights starting at around 8 p.m. What’s your favorite, and will the milk and cereal ever come out even? (This will NOT be on the final!)

Monday, April 13, 2015

National Library Week

Please join Carmichael Library in celebrating National Library Week, April 12 - 18, 2015. National Library Week is a time to pause and celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and library workers and to promote library use. 

For me, the public library is like a home away from home.  I grew up spending hours in the local public library in rural Pennsylvania.  My mother returned to college when I was in third grade.  I spent hours in her college library while she was in class.  It is no wonder that I now work in a library!  Even after spending a long week working in the Carmichael Library, almost every weekend, I go to the Hoover Public Library.  I am in awe of all the good things a public library can add to the community. 

I hope you will watch this YouTube video and see and listen to how libraries can bring hope and happiness to a campus and community. 

I welcome you to share your story about how libraries have impacted your life. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spring Break Hours

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Carmichael Library will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27 for Spring Break. We will reopen at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 5.

Remember, you may still access library resources 24/7 online at

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The 13th Annual Montevallo Literary Festival (Friday, March 20, 2015)

Just in time for Women's History Month, the Montevallo Literary Festival is proud to feature four amazing women--Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, Amy Lemmon, and Catherine Wing. These four poets will read from their respective works at this year's festival, now in its 13th year.

The Montevallo Literary Festival is scheduled for Friday, March 20 from noon until 6:00 p.m. at the Carmichael Library. The event is free to the public. For more information, visit the Montevallo Literary Festival's website. You can also Like MLF on Facebook or follow MLF on Twitter

About the Poets

Nickole Brown grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and Deerfield Beach, Florida. Her books include Fanny Says, a collection of poems forthcoming from BOA Editions in 2015; her debut, Sister, a novel-in-poems published by Red Hen Press in 2007; and an anthology, Air Fare, that she co-edited with Judith Taylor. She graduated from The Vermont College of Fine Arts, studied literature at Oxford University as an English Speaking Union Scholar, and was the editorial assistant for the late Hunter S. Thompson. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and the Kentucky Arts Council. She worked at the independent, literary press, Sarabande Books, for ten years, and she was the National Publicity Consultant for Arktoi Books and the Palm Beach Poetry Festival. She has taught creative writing at the University of Louisville, Bellarmine University, and at the low-residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at Murray State. Currently, she is the Editor for the Marie Alexander Series in Prose Poetry at White Pine Press and is on faculty every summer at the Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference. She is an Assistant Professor at University of Arkansas at Little Rock and lives with her wife, poet Jessica Jacobs. (from the author's website)

Jessica Jacobs grew up in Central Florida and has since lived in San Francisco and New York, with stints in Greece, Indiana, and Arkansas along the way. Her work has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Cave Wall, Iron Horse, The Missouri Review, Poet Lore, and Rattle, among other journals and anthologies. She holds a B.A. from Smith College and an M.F.A. from Purdue University. An avid long-distance runner, Jessica has worked as a rock climbing instructor, bartender, textbook Acquisitions Editor, Editor-in-Chief of Sycamore Review, and now as a 2014-15 Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Hendrix College. She lives in Little Rock, AR with her wife, the poet Nickole Brown. Pelvis With Distance is her debut collection. (from the author's website)

Amy Lemmon is the author of two poetry collections: Fine Motor (Sow’s Ear Poetry Review Press, 2008) and Saint Nobody (Red Hen Press, 2009). Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, New Letters, Prairie Schooner, Verse, Court Green, The Journal, Barrow Street, and many other magazines and anthologies. She is co-author, with Denise Duhamel, of the poetry chapbooks ABBA: The Poems (Coconut Books, 2010) and Enjoy Hot or Iced: Poems in Conversation and a Conversation (Slapering Hol Press, 2011). Amy holds a PhD in English/Creative Writing from the University of Cincinnati. She is Professor of English at the Fashion Institute of Technology and lives with her two children in Astoria, Queens. (from the author's blog Saint Nobody)

Poet Catherine Wing was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and attended Brown University before earning her MFA from the University of Washington. Her collections of poetry include Enter Invisible (2005), nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and Gin & Bleach (2012). Her poetry has appeared in such journals as Poetry, The Nation, and The Chicago Review and has been featured in a number of anthologies, including Best American Poetry (2010). Wing has received fellowships and residencies from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and teaches poetry at Kent State. (from Poetry Foundation)