Author: Ann Bourne

Alumni Accolades: December 2019










SLIS congratulates Rebecca Gerber (MLIS ’08) for her new position as the Electronic Resources Analyst at Abbott Laboratories in Illinois. She was previously the Librarian at the American Library Association.


Alumni Accolades: November 2019

Left to right: Dr. Patricia Brennan, NLM Director; Rachel F. Fenske; Carla Funk, Secretary, FNLM Board of Directors


Left to right: Sheldon Kotzin, former NLM Library Operations Chief; Rachel F. Fenske; Tony Nguyen, Executive Director of NNLM SEA; Mary J. Tooey, Director of NNLM SEA


SLIS congratulates Rachel F. Fenske (MLIS ’87) on her 2019 Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award, presented by the Friends of the National Library of Medicine. Ms. Fenske is currently employed as Information Services and Outreach Librarian in the Biomedical Library at the University of South Alabama. Read more about the award here.

UA SLIS Annual Children’s & YA Really Big Book Sale

The SLIS Annual Children’s & Young Adult Book Sale will begin December 3 at noon and run until December 6 at 2 p.m. The book sale will offer thousands of new, inexpensive and free children’s and young adult books just in time for holiday gift giving to family, friends, schools and libraries. Proceeds of the sale support SLIS literacy outreach activities. Free books will be available too, but quantities are limited.

Where: Gorgas Library – 5th Floor – Room 530 (SLIS study)


Tuesday, December 3rd from Noon – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, December 4th from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, December 5th from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, December 6th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Specialty Books & Boxed Sets only $6

Hardcover Books only $4

Board Books only $3

Paperbacks only $2

We will accept cash, checks (made payable to the University of Alabama), and purchase orders; no credit or debit cards please. Please direct questions to Dr. Jamie Naidoo ( and forward to interested parties.

Dr. Naidoo Presents at IBBY Regional Conference

Jamie Naidoo presented research on international LGBTQ children’s literature and participated on a panel on Mexican children’s literature at the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) regional conference in Austin, TX October 25-27.