Friday, November 16, 2012

Archaeological and Ethnological Exhibit

Historian, writer, teacher, and graduate student Mickey J. Lollar is proud to share a sampling of his archaeological and ethnological collection with the University of North Alabama. Born to parents with an appreciation for history, including a mother who taught Archaeology and Native American Culture, Mr. Lollar began his colletion at an early age. However, it was through his teaching of History and English that the collection began to serve for more than personal enjoyment. Using his collection to supplement a wanting public education system, Mr. Lollar has made the inclusion of interactive education a hallmark of his classroom. With a passion for history, travel, and interaction with diverse cultures, Mr. Lollar continues to piece his collection together from the ends of the Earth. The exhibit on the Main Floor of Collier Library contains items from Asia, Africa, Central and South America, the Middle East, Europe, and Pre- and Post-Colonial North America. Of note in the exhibition is a 14th century Raqqa vase from Syria, Japanese Encyclopedias from 1695 A.D., tomb offerings from the Ming Dynasty of China, a water-buffalo spear from the Maasai of eastern Africa, artifacts from the span of the Byzantine Empire, and a rare 18th century "skull" amulet from a Tibetan monk. When Mr. Lollar is not fulfilling his duties as a proud U.N.A. student and freelance writer, he participates in antiquity procurement and consultation for clients and offers supplemental lessons and tailored field-trips for students and their parents. It is through comprehensive education that Mr. Lollar believes understanding and acceptance will come to our world and he invites everyone to enjoy the humble collection.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Problems with JSTOR full-text links

We are experiencing problems with full-text links to JSTOR articles from other databases.  If you are unable to link to the full-text of a JSTOR article from another database, try going directly into JSTOR and searching for the article. 
If you have questions or need assistance, please ask - or

Candidate Review Deadline Update

We have extended the deadline for reviewing Phase 1 withdrawal candidates. Visit the post on the Collier Library Weeding blog for more information.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Online Weeding Candidate List Issues

We have received reports of intermittent problems with our online candidate lists. We are currently investigating the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Weeding Project Reminders

Online Review 

As you review the online candidate lists, please remember to click the "Save" button at the top left side of the screen before exiting the system. It may take a few minutes to save the recommendations, especially for call numbers with a large number of candidates. After your recommendations have been successfully saved to the system, you should see "Your input has been saved" at the top of the list. If you do not see this message, your recommendations have not been saved.

Print Review

When reviewing the print candidates, please make sure to check the appropriate call numbers in the oversize section (third floor). This will be particularly important for subject areas with a large number of oversize books (for example, art).


If you have any problems reviewing the candidates or have questions about the process, please contact