Author: Ann Bourne

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.

Alumni Accolades: October 2019

SLIS alum Matt Hayward (‘16) published his article on the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) in Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. Matt currently works as the STEM Librarian at the University of Texas at San Antonio. You can find the article here.

SLIS alum Mike Selby (’13) recently published a book, Freedom Libraries: The Untold Story of Libraries for African-Americans in the South, which documents the grassroots effort to provide libraries for African Americans during the Civil Rights Movement. Learn more about the book here.

SLIS alum Tonya Aumack (’18) was featured in a Library Journal article about next generation librarianship this month. She presently oversees four makerspace labs as the learning labs supervisor for the Gwinnet County Public Library of Georgia and has plans for six more labs. Check out the article here.

Student Accolades: October 2019

Current SLIS student Craig Guild published his article, “Social Reproduction Theory in the Academic Library: Understanding the Implications of Socially Reproductive Labor as Labor,” in the Public Services Quarterly. You can find the article here.

Jeff Weddle Holds Reading from Latest Publication

Pictured above: SLIS Faculty Member Dr. Jeff Weddle

On October 18, Dr. Jeff Weddle read from his recent publication Citizen Relent (2019) as part of a celebration for the release of poet dan raphael’s collection Manything (2019) held at Ernest & Hadley Booksellers in downtown Tuscaloosa. Poets Wendy Taylor Carlisle and dan raphael also participated in the reading. This was one stop on their tour of Southern cities, which will culminate in New Orleans on October 24.