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AccessMedicine Downtime Overnight 4/11-12

AccessMedicine will be undergoing scheduled maintenance while moving to new servers from Wednesday night to early Thursday morning, April 11-12. The database will be unavailable beginning at 11:00pm CDT and is expected to be down for about 2 hours.

National Library Week 2012

April 9-13,2012 is National Library Week! The Biomedical Library is celebrating, and you can, too, by dropping a book for the kids and teens of Children's and Women's Hospital at any USA Library location and by participating in our Trivia Scramble to win one of our prizes!

National Library Week Trivia Scramble

  • Free gift for anyone who enters the drawing at a library location!
  • Daily drawings for prizes!
  • Grand prize drawing for an iPod Nano

To enter solve the word scramble here on our website or visit us on campus or in the hospital in the HIRC. Happy National Library Week!

Library Closed for Easter 2012

The Biomedical Library will be closed this Sunday, April 8, 2012 for the Easter Holiday. We will reopen with regularly scheduled hours on Monday, April 9.

Happy Easter!
photo credit: El Frito

iPad Users Group Meetings

ipads in the classroom

The Biomedical Library will host a series of iPad Users Group Meetings for faculty members, staff, and students interested in the iPad in education, research, or clinical roles. Technology Librarian Andrea Wright will bring some app recommendations and tips and tricks to get the meeting started, but group discussion about best uses, suggestions of useful apps, and group problem solving will all be encouraged.

Dates and Locations

USA Biomedical Library - Room 222-A
Wednesday, March 28 - 1:00 pm

USA Medical Center - 3 South Conference Room
Tuesday, April 3 - 2:30 pm

USA Children's and Women's Hospital - CWEB2 Classroom A
Wednesday, April 4 - 3:00 pm

Questions? Contact:

Andrea Wright
Technology Librarian
Baugh Biomedical Library
University of South Alabama
(251) 461-1424

photo credit: Standford EdTech

Spring Break Hours 2012

white sneakersThe Biomedical Library will be slightly shortening some of our evening hours during spring break. The adjusted schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, March 9 - 7:15am-4:45pm
  • Saturday, March 10 - 9:00am-5:45pm
  • Sunday, March 11 - 1:00pm-9:45pm
  • Monday, March 12-Thursday, March 15 - 7:15-9:45pm
  • Friday, March 16 - 7:15am-4:45pm
  • Saturday, March 17 - 9:00am-5:45pm
  • Sunday, March 18 - 1:00pm-9:45pm

Have a great spring break!

photo credit: joiseyshowaa

BL Closed for Mardi Gras

The Biomedical Library will be closed on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 for the Mardi Gras celebration. We will reopen with regularly scheduled hours on Wednesday morning. Have fun and be safe everyone!

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

photo credit: Alison

Biomedical Library Closed for Martin Luther King Jr Day


The Biomedical Library will be closed Monday, January 16, 2012 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day. It will reopen with regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday morning.

Please consider joining other students, staff, and faculty during the free day at the MLK Day of Service, and honor Dr. King's memory by doing some good in our community! More information about how you can get involved is available on the university website.


Biomedical Library Holiday Hours

Gingerbread HouseThe holiday break schedule for the Biomedical Library will be as follows:

Saturday, Dec 17 & Sunday, Dec 18: Closed
Monday, Dec 19-Thursday, Dec 22: 8am-5pm
Friday, Dec 23-Monday, Jan 2: Closed

A campus-wide power-outage will take down the Biomedical Library web server from Monday, December 26 through Friday, December 30. During this time, please use our emergency-access website or the University Library's website to access our resources. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Have a happy holiday season!

photo: 2careless

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