The University of Alabama at Birmingham Libraries has received $75,000 from Adobe and the designation as an Adobe Creative Campus.
The Adobe Creative Campus program highlights colleges and universities that value the teaching of digital literacy skills in higher education.
The donation to UAB will be used to add new computers, tablets, digital drawing tools and other technologies to enhance digital literacy programming at the Mervyn H. Sterne Library LibLab, which is opening this fall.
“Whether working to improve students’ digital literacy, information literacy or metaliteracy skills, librarians are leaders on campus for choosing, creating, using and evaluating multimodal tools and this new funding helps enhance their work,” said Kasia Gonnerman, dean of the UAB Libraries.
UAB Libraries consists of the Mervyn H. Sterne Library, which supports teaching and research in the arts and humanities, business, education, engineering, natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences and behavioral sciences; and Lister Hill Library of Health Sciences, which provides services and resources for users in medicine, nursing, optometry, dentistry, public health, health professions and joint health sciences.