Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Heatherly, Jones Profiled in UM Research Publication

Photo by Matt Orton

Congratulations to our own Carey Heatherly, who was profiled in the latest edition of Pathways to Discovery. Produced annually by the Division of Academic Affairs and the Public Relations Office, Pathways highlights the scholarly achievements of the faculty and students at the University of Montevallo.

In this third edition of UM's campus research publication, Carey's profile highlights his work in the University Archives. He discusses his interest in campus history, specifically the life and career of Captain Henry Clay Reynolds, the first president of the Alabama Girls' Industrial School (now the University of Montevallo.) He also talks about his current project with Dr. Clark Hultquist on a photographic history book of Montevallo.

Also appearing in this edition of Pathways is Carmichael Circulation Desk Assistant Mercedes Jones. Readers of this blog will know that the Guntersville native traveled to Brazil this past year. Mercedes presented her research into Brazilian art and history at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research in April.

Congratulations to all of Montevallo's student and faculty scholars!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Welcome Back!

The new academic year is underway, and it's bringing a number of exciting changes to Carmichael Library. The Computer Lab has moved out of the room it had been in on the ground floor, and it's now much more accessible to students. Instead of showing a student ID card, students will now log in to use these computers. The Lab Assistants will be happy to help you if you have any problems using the computers.

The Learning Enrichment Center is also on the ground floor, immediately to your right as you come off the elevator. Check in here is you are looking for tutoring or other help with your classes.

The University Archives will be moving from the small space it had occupied into the former computer lab space. This will give us much more space to house this important collection, and it gives us a space where we can better control the temperature and humidity to help preserve the materials. We hope to have that move completed by the end of the Fall Semester.

Finally, coffee is coming to the library! We hope to be opening a coffee shop, in cooperation with Sodexo, on the main floor of the building to your left as you enter the building. More details on this project are coming soon.

Monday, August 02, 2010

STAT-USA database is closing its doors.

After more than 25 years of operation, STAT-USA is closing its doors. Service will cease September 30, 2010. Access to government information from STAT-USA is a key source of current economic and trade information from many government agencies. Whenever possible, the Library will provide new links to source agency websites for all data series in STAT-USA. If you have any questions please contact Kathleen Lowe, Reference and Instruction Librarian, 665-6109.