About Us

This blog is designed to share cool new tools from the library or found free (or cheap) on the web to help you get your work done.  Many of us at Lister Hill are sharing our expertise here.  Meet us:

Pat Higginbottom is an Associate Professor and serves as Associate Director for Public Services.  After 18 years at LHL in a variety of positions, Pat is still interested in learning about new technology and how to keep it from taking over our lives.  She is also trying to keep up technologically with her 13 year old twins.

Kay Hogan Smith, MLS, is Associate Professor/Community Services Librarian at UAB Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences. She is a Distinguished Member of the MLA Academy of Health Information Professionals. She founded the Health InfoNet of Alabama consumer health information service in 1999 and continues to manage the statewide service to this day. She is also on the Lister Hill Library Liaison Team to the School of Public Health and is also a current candidate for an MPH degree, specializing in health behavior.

Michael S. Fitts is Assistant Director for Access & Document Delivery Services/Assistant Professor at the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences. He began his career at the library 19 years ago as a student assistant and was fortunate to earn both a BS in Management and a MS in Library and Information Sciences during that time. Michael has an interest in various technology and gadgets and channels that interest while on his part time “retail duty” job where he works in the Wireless and Electronics Departments.

Liz Lorbeer is a librarian who is a champion of the publisher-vendor-librarian relationship. She is currently responsible for overseeing the management of the biomedical collection at the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Liz consults regularly for several publishers and provides feedback on new applications being developed to support content delivery.

Lisa Ennis is Associate Professor / Systems Librarian and Co-Liaison  to the School of Nursing. Lisa received an MA from Georgia College in Millegeville and an MS in Information Sciences from the University of Tennessee where she completed a thesis on Technostress. Originally from Georgia Lisa has been at Lister Hill since 2005.

Lee Vucovich moved to Alabama 8 years ago and joined  Lister Hill Library at that time. She loves to experiment with new gadgets and technologies, especially inexpensive ones that simplify or enrich her life. She is currently the Assistant Director for Reference Services and plans to include answers to technology questions we receive through chat and emails in her posts.


Gabe Rios, MLIS, is the deputy director at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences. Gabe has worked with emerging and mobile technologies since the late 90s. He has co-taught technology-related classes at regional and national meetings over the past 10 years. Gabe continues his support of emerging technologies by facilitating the use of technology to meet users where they are. Gabe can be found in the Twitterverse at @gabinator.

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