Archive for May, 2013

May 31, 2013

Over 200 new titles are arriving this year as part of the Auburn University Libraries Juvenile Award Winner Approval Plan.  Many of these titles are now on display in the New Books shelf located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.  the New Books shelf is located in front of the Caribou Coffee cafe.

These books represent the following awards, medals, and honors:

  • American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults
  • American Library Association Notable Children’s Books
  • Caldecott Medal and Honors
  • Coretta Scott King Book Awards
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award - Children
  • Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Top Ten (YALSA)
  • Green Earth Book Awards
  • Mildred L. Batchelder Award
  • Michael L. Printz Award/Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature
  • Newbery Medal and Honors
  • NCTE Orbis Pictus Award/Honors for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
  • Pura Belpré Award and Honors
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award/Honors
  • Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction
  • USBBY: Outstanding International Book List
  • YALSA Award and Finalists for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

For more information concerning the Juvenile Literature Collection, please see the Juvenile Literature Subject Guide .  A direct link to the list of awards is available here .

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May 31, 2013

The Confederados Digital Collection  is now available online via the Auburn University Digital Library .

In 1868, a number of families from former Confederate states in the South fled the Reconstruction policies for Brazil. The family of Colonel William H. Norris was the first to arrive from Alabama. His son Robert C. Norris and daughter-in-law Martha Temperance [Patti] Steagall as well as his own daughter Angela Norris accompanied the Colonel.

This collection contains correspondence from the Norris family [1861-1909] and John R. Buford [1862-1876] as well as early Southern Methodist-Episcopal Mission Reports about the Confederados community [c. 1867-1874], and memoirs of some of the descendants [1970s-1988]. Transcripts are provided for all but the letters written in old Portuguese.

The Confederados Digital Collection   is located by visiting the Auburn University Libraries homepage and then clicking on the Digital Collections link located in the lower central part of the homepage under the "Quick Links" heading.  Click on the Browse Collections link to then get to the Confederados Digital Collection  .

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May 31, 2013

The Architecture Watercolors Digital Collection  is now available online via the Auburn University Digital Library .

This collection contains architectural renderings in watercolor created by students of the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University). Some were prepared as class assignments, while others were entered into competitions. Some images depict historic buildings of Alabama and Georgia, many of which have been included in the Historic American Buildings Survey.

The  Architecture Watercolors Digital Collection   is located by visiting the Auburn University Libraries homepage and then clicking on the Digital Collections link located in the lower central part of the homepage under the "Quick Links" heading.  Click on the Browse Collections link to then get to the Architecture Watercolors Digital Collection   .

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May 31, 2013

Construction work has begun on the Reference Consultation Room (Room 2341) located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library next to the entrance to the Reference Department Offices.  (This room is also used for the Tiger Advisor service offered by the Office of Undergraduate Studies during the Fall and Spring Semesters).

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May 31, 2013

Edited by J. Gail Beck and Denise M. Sloan, and published by Oxford University Press in 2012, this volume is located on the Fourth Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number RC 552 .P67 O94 2012.

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May 31, 2013

RIBA:  British Architectural Library Catalogue is a citation index of journal articles in architecture, construction, design, landscape, and planning from 300 journals worldwide. Coverage: 1980s-present (selective coverage for earlier articles). Predominantly European. Includes books, manuscripts, drawings, and photos in British Architectural Library collections.

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May 23, 2013

Be sure to click on the Hours link located in the upper central section of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to find out library hours of operation affected by the Memorial Day Holiday from May 25 - 27.  Regular hours of operation resume on May 28.

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May 17, 2013

The Miller Writing Center will be open this summer to all students from May 19 through July 25 in two locations:  the Ralph Brown Draughon Library and the Student Athlete Development Center.  Click here for more information on how to make an appointment, hours of operation, etc. 

   The Ralph Brown Draughon Library location is on the Second Floor next to the Learning Commons area.  The library location telephone number is 844-7482.  The library location hours of operation are Monday - Thursday, 1 - 4 p.m. and Sunday, 4 - 7 p.m.

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May 17, 2013

John (Auburn Class of 1962) and Faye Vick of Andalusia, Ala. recently donated thousands of 19th.-century artifacts to Auburn University.   The Vick Collection focusses on American postal history, the Civil War, naval history, and the history of Alabama.

A portion of the collection is currently on display in 13 glass display cases in the Special Collections and Archives Department located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

Among the items on display is a letter signed by Raphael Semmes, captain of the Confederate Navy commerce raider CSS Alabama.  The ship was the South's most successful naval commerce raider during the Civil War.  Also on display are Confederate Marine Corps letters from Lieut. Edward Crenshaw of Butler County and many historical postal items.

The Vick Collection will remain on display through August.  Click on this link to see hours of operation for the Special Collections and Archives Department.

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May 17, 2013

The Auburn University Bookstore now offers fax service at its Ralph Brown Draughon Library location, the Study ER, located on the Second Floor.  The service costs $1.00 per page, the same rate as offered by the Bookstore at its Haley Center location.

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