The LADC is preparing to close for renovations over the semester break. All of the journals are boxed and located upstairs, their shelves have been removed, and the reference collection is also boxed up. Reference & video collections will be moved into the gallery beginning Dec. 7. The slide collection is being moved over to the main library for storage. These items are still available for use, though not in their traditional places on the shelf, so please don't hesitate to ask us for help finding materials this week.
We are open for extended hours this week for finals, and have kept study tables and chairs available downstairs. The LADC will close for renovations at the end of the day Friday, December 7 and reopen on Thursday, January 3.
Faculty, staff or students needing items from the LADC between December 8 and December 19 should contact LADC staff through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone 334-844-7849. We will pull requested materials from LADC and bring them to RBD Library each business day beginning December 10. Patrons will be notified when their items are ready for pick-up at RBD Library’s circulation desk.
Access to LADC materials will be unavailable when the University is closed between December 20 and January 2.
Here are a couple of photos showing preparation for Phase II of the renovation:
Upstairs (full of journals from downstairs) & Downstairs (packed up and emptying out)
Designed for Habitat: Collaborations with Habitat for Humanity
by APLA faculty David Hinson & Justin Miller
In order to prepare the first floor of the LADC for its upcoming renovation, the bound volumes of our journals are being moved upstairs. The shelves downstairs will then be removed to get our first floor ready for new carpet and new paint (and much more) this December.
Meanwhile, bound journals will be located upstairs on carts and in boxes.
Beginning with A, journal titles were moved onto carts, taken upstairs, and lined up in rows.
When most of the available carts were full, boxes were built, and journals are currently being moved upstairs into boxes.
For the remainder of the semester, while journals are in this temporary location, please do not hesitate to ask us for help with the journals! We will be happy to retrieve any journal volumes that you need.
The LADC recently acquired campus-wide access to BuildingGreen Suite, an online resource for building industry professionals and students that provides information on sustainable design and construction.
This database includes GreenSpec, an online product guide with 2,200+ environmentally preferable product listings, and 360+ project case studies provided by the High Performance Buildings Database, as well as articles & videos for continued education, blogs, discussions, the e-version of Environmental Building News, and more. BuildingGreen Suite also offers the option of browsing/searching information by CSI division or LEED credit.
Auburn University Libraries recently subscribed to Material ConneXion's online Materials Database, which can be used to access information on over 6,500 materials for design, building, and manufacturing. Material ConneXion focuses on collecting the most advanced, innovative, and sustainable materials from around the world.
Materials in the database are categorized by their composition (polymer, natural, metal, glass, etc.). They can be searched by keyword, manufacturer, or country. With Advanced Search, you can narrow your search by selecting physical properties (such as translucent, flexible, or good impact resistance), usage (fire resistant, outdoor use, acoustics, etc.), sustainability (non-toxic, recycled, etc.), or processing (weldable, printable, etc.).
Here's the link: AU Libraries' portal to Material ConneXion.
You can also get into the Material ConneXion database through the LADC's home page, lib.auburn.edu/ladc. Under "Search for E-Resources," click on "databases", and you'll find the link to Material ConneXion under M.
The LADC's upper level has been painted and carpeted. A crew from the LADC and the main library helped complete the shift of books from temporary shelving downstairs back up to their permanent location upstairs. (It took two weeks of assembling shelving and moving books!) Our shelves' wooden end panels and pieces of our wooden furniture have been sent to be stripped and stained.
Temporary study tables and lounge furniture provide a place for quiet study and reading upstairs while we await new furniture. Options for new furniture have been displayed on our bulletin board so that members of the CADC and all library users may give us feedback on the choices.