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The Lister Hill Libraries

Spent most of Friday [and continuing ] searching this outstanding mosaic of Alabama libraries. Hope all members browsing here will find the links informational and enjoyable.
Also embraced the Shelby Foote quote.

From: Network of Alabama Academic Libraries Discussion List [] On Behalf Of Medina, Sue
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 3:51 PM
Subject: Welcome the Birmingham Medical College to AlabamaMosaic

Posted to this list by:

Sue O. Medina, Ph.D.
Network of Alabama Academic Libraries
phone; 334-242-2211
A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library — Shelby Foote

Congratulations to the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for its Express Technology Improvement Award from the National Library of Medicine. This award enabled the Library to digitize the Birmingham Medical College collection. The hardworkers who accomplished the digital collection were: Elizabeth Lorbeer, Timothy Pennycuff, Lisa Ennis, and Michael Flannery, all at the Lister Hill Library.

This digital collection showcases the records of the Birmingham Medical College, 1894-1915. The archival collection provides an interesting glimpse of early medical education in the South before and after the seminal Flexner Report of 1910, which marked a watershed transformation in American medical education. These materials housed at University Archives consist of a variety of materials, including photographs, published bulletins, class schedules, matriculation and admission cards, diplomas, commencement programs and invitations, and correspondence.

The digital collection has been posted online in the UAB institutional repository thus providing valuable primary resources for historical researchers worldwide. The Lister Hill Library has graciously given permission for AlabamaMosaic to link to this collection so it will be included in the Alabama history resources searchable via

The support by an Express Technology grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region, has enabled the Library to inaugurate an ongoing program of Institutional Repository development focused on the history of medicine and healthcare in Alabama and the South.

Send congratulations for a job well done or request information about the Birmingham Medical College, 1894-1915, collection, by contacting:

Elizabeth (Liz) Lorbeer, Ed.M., MLS
Associate Director for Content Management,
Assistant Professor & Librarian
Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham
LHL 250B
1530 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0013
205-934-2460 (CT)

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