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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

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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!

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Biomedical Library Mourns Passing of Co-Worker Loretta Johnson

The Biomedical Library employees are mourning the passing of co-worker, Loretta Johnson. Loretta began work at the Medical Center Library 25 years ago and later moved to the Campus site where she worked the reference desk and interlibrary loan during the evening hours. Fellow employees have described her as kind, always nice to everyone and a wonderful person. She was also described as a good listener, was loving and had a great sense of humor. Loretta was a caring person and went the extra mile to meet the needs of the library users. She touched the lives of many people, employees and students alike. Her remains will lie in state at Small’s Mortuary, Mobile, AL on Monday, December 12, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral hour in the Small’s Mortuary Chapel, 950 S. Broad St, Mobile, AL. The Interment will follow in the Lawn Haven Cemetery, Theodore, AL. Memories and condolences can be shared via

Extended Hours - Fall Exams 2011

dog studyingThe Biomedical Library will host extended study hours for exams for the next two weekends. The extended study hours will be as follows:

  • Friday, Dec 2, 2011 - 7:15am - 9:45pm
  • Saturday, Dec 3, 2011 - 9:00am - 9:45pm
  • Friday, Dec 9, 2011 - 7:15am - 9:45pm
  • Saturday, Dec 10, 2011 - 9:00am - 9:45pm

Regular and holiday hours can be viewed on the hours page.

photo: Betta Design

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