Friday, August 25, 2006

New Library Web Site

To better serve you, we've redesigned our web site. Sorry for the inconvenience, but we hope that eventually the new site will be easier for students and faculty to navigate.

We are aware that there are a few problems and we hope to have those fixed very soon...

Also, be sure to check out the previous entry. The library has a new downloadable toolbar!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Download our new toolbar

With our new toolbar, you can quickly search the catalog and other great resources without having to enter an address or look for our homepage. You can also use the blog option to see what's new in the library. (Note: the toolbar works best in Internet Explorer; if you use Firefox, some functionality is lost.)

Monday, August 14, 2006

More Student Book Art Photos

Last Friday, I had the good fortune of spending the morning with Patrick Mayton and the talented students in his Book Arts class. Seeing these interesting works is one thing but nothing beats actually getting to talk to the artist about their work face to face.

These books will be on display in the library's entrance for the beginning of the fall semester and you don't want to miss the chance to see them. Also, at the request of the artists, Carmichael Library is offering individual showings of these pieces so that visitors can really touch and experience them to the fullest. If you're interested in getting a better look at this student art, please contact me to schedule an appointment.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Local News Sites to Keep You in the Know

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled on a podcast which is now being offered by the Shelby County Reporter. The cast is well done with good audio quality and it's not a bad way to keep up with your local news when you're on the go. The latest issue of the cast has a short snippet on UM's new president, Dr. Philip Williams. You can read the print story on the site as well.

Get more details on the webcast, as well as some other multimedia goodies here:

As an added bonus, here are a couple of my favorite Birmingham Metro blogs:
  • Wade on Birmingham - Local journalist and writer Wade Kwon tracks Birmingham news and culture. Check this blog for local headlines and commentary
  • Dre's Ramblings - Bronx, NY native Andre Natta works for an area non-profit and offers his own take on life in the Magic City
  • - A comprehensive listing of arts and cultural events in the Birmingham area