The University of Alabama
Librarians to the Rescue
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College can be hard. Fortunately, UA Libraries are here to help.  On this page we’ve pulled together some of our outreach services that can help out when you’re in a bind.

Traveling Librarian

It’s not always possible to bring your class or group into the library.  The traveling librarian program aims to solve this problem by sending a librarian to your residence hall or building to provide a specialized library session.  Please contact Josh Sahib or Mark Robison to discuss your needs and schedule a visit.

Research Rescue

Are you struggling to find sources for a big research paper?  Well, bring your topic to Gorgas and visit with a librarian for a drop-in research consultation at the Gorgas Information Desk.  Research Rescue will be available February 18th to April 25th. The hours are Monday through Thursday 4-6pm.

Lunchtime Discovery Workshops

Every semester Gorgas Information Services holds a series of short lunchtime workshops based on student-centered topics.  The workshops will be held from 12 to 1pm in 109 Gorgas Library.  For Spring 2013 the workshops will focus around preparing for the job market.  Feel free to bring your lunch and join us!
January 30th - Library Links to Success: Career Exploration & Preparation - Brittany Deputy
Whether you are trying to choose a career path or are about to enter the workforce for the first time, this workshop is for you! In one hour, you will discover, access and navigate library and government resources designed specifically to aid in career exploration, job searching and interview preparation. All are welcome and seating is first come first served - so be sure to arrive early!

March 13th - Creating and Managing Your Online Presence - Franky Abbott and Melissa Green
Googled yourself lately? Your online identity influences how you are perceived by instructors, employers, colleagues, and friends. Participants in this workshop will learn about tools they can use to assess their online identity and simple ways to create and maintain a professional presence online.

April 10th - Wix Websites: Easy. Fast. Beautiful. - Josh Sahib 
Wix is an easy to use platform for building websites. No coding or graphics knowledge is needed. With hundreds of professionally designed templates, Wix is a great choice no matter the content area. For job seekers, Wix offers a convenient space to create a digital portfolio that can help you stand out from the crowd.

Ask a Librarian

Don't forget that if you have library questions or research problems you can always get help through our Ask a Librarian service.  If you're unable to use the weblink above, then you can reach out to us through our Blackboard IM Helpdesk or text us at (205) 377-0920.