Beyond the page: Bright future ahead for UAB libraries

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studying library retro insideIn the 1980s, UAB students studied at large tables in Mervyn H. Sterne Library. Today, the library is home to more interactive- and group-study spaces than ever before, thanks to the $2 million-plus investment the university has made during the past several years to turn both Sterne and the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences into 21st century hubs of learning activity on campus.

To continue that legacy, new Dean of Libraries Kasia Gonnerman will begin her work at UAB April 1, and Provost Pam Benoit says Gonnerman is joining the Blazer family at just the right time.

“We are honored to have Ms. Gonnerman lead our UAB Libraries,” Benoit told the UAB Reporter. “She is joining us at an exciting time, as more than $2 million has been invested in the UAB Libraries’ collections, resources and personnel and an additional $498,000 has been dedicated to physical renovations and improvements. The growth of our libraries will continue under her leadership.”

 
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