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December 19, 2014

Be sure to check library hours of operation during the Intersession and Holiday season by clicking on the Hours link located  in the top central section of the Auburn University Libraries homepage.  Intersession hours will be in effect December 20 and January 2-3, 5-10, and 12-13.  Holiday hours will be in effect December 21 - January 1 (and the library will be closed December 21, 24 - 26, 28, and December 31 -  January 1, and January 4 and 11).

Regular hours of operation will resume on January 14, the first day of classes for the Spring Semester.

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December 5, 2014

Be sure to check library hours of operation during Final Exams December 8 - 12 by clicking on the Hours link located in the top central section of the Auburn University Libraries homepage.  Special hours will be in place also for December 5-7 for classes ending and for Study/Reading days.  Intersession Hours will be in effect December 13 - 20.

 

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December 5, 2014

The Bloomberg Terminal, located in the Learning Commons area on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, will be out of service starting Friday, December 5 for most of the following week due to an upgrade.

Since June 2013, through the generosity of the College of Business, a Bloomberg Terminal has been installed in the Learning Commons located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. The terminal is a 24-hour, global financial services system that provides financial, economic and government information covering all market sectors. It features company financials, market data spanning more than 20 years, charts, statistics and current news reports

The Bloomberg Terminal is a dedicated computer terminal for accessing financial data electronically. It seamlessly integrates real-time and historical information on about 5 million bonds, equities, commodities, currencies and funds. It also comprises data on almost every publicly traded company and biographies of more than 1 million people. It has financial, political, and business news as well.

The Bloomberg Terminal is especially useful to researchers in the following disciplines:  Business, Health Care and Pharmaceuticals, Energy, Agriculture (Agricultural Economics), Journalism, Law, and Public Policy (Political Science).

Bloomberg provides free online training resources through their “Bloomberg University” which include both video tutorials and tests.  Free 24/7 online live support integrated into the Bloomberg software.

Please NOTE:   The Bloomberg Terminal is available to Auburn University faculty, staff, and students only.  You must create a log in. A cell phone number will be necessary to authenticate a new user.

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November 20, 2014

Be sure to check the Hours link located in the top central portion of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to see library hours of operation during the Thanksgiving holiday period.  Dates affected are Saturday, November 22 through Saturday, November 29.  Regular hours resume on Sunday, November 30 at 1 p.m.

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November 17, 2014

Discover Auburn Book Talk

A Delta Vigil:  Yazoo City in the 1950s

Claire T. Field

Field has had 311 poems accepted for publication in 101 print journals and anthologies.  She graduated from Mississippi University for Women in 1967, with a major in English and a minor in Speech.  Field received the M.Ed. degree from Mississippi State University, where she majored in Reading.   She has a Sixth Year Certificate from Auburn University in Composition.

Her first poetry book is Mississippi Delta Women in Prism.   Her second collection of poetry is Southern Aunts, The 1950s.   Her third book is an Origami micro-book titled Indigo Blues.  Her fourth book, A Delta Vigil:  Yazoo City, The 1950s, has just been published (July 2014) by Woodson Knowles Publishing Group.

Date and Time:  Tuesday, November 18 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ground Floor Auditorium, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Reception and book signing to follow.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts.

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November 6, 2014

Africana Studies Affiliate Lecture Series

Connecting Africana Studies, Human Development, and Outreach:  Exploring How to Affect Change Locally and Globally

Dr. Adrienne Duke, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Auburn University; Extension Specialist with Alabama Cooperative Extension Systems; and an Africana Studies Faculty Affiliate.

Date and Time:  Thursday, November 13 at 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.  Reception to follow.

Location:  Ground Floor Auditorium, Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

Transdisciplinary research allows investigators to transcend their own disciplines to capture complexity and create new intellectual spaces.   In a globalizing world, a transdisciplinary approach can enhance out efforts as scholars to create new theories and tackle social issues.  The theories and perspectives of Africana Studies can be useful to understand and improve conditions for people of African descent in the United States and abroad.

Sponsored by:   Auburn University Africana Studies Professional Affiliates and Auburn University Libraries.

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October 31, 2014

Veterans Day Book Talk

"Send the Alabamians":  World War I Fighters in the Rainbow Division

Nimrod Thompson Frazer

Date and Time:  Tuesday, November 11 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ground Floor Presentation Room, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

"In time of war, send me all the Alabamians you can get, but in time of peace, for Lord's sake, send them to somebody else!" - Gen. Edward H. Plummer.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts.

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October 24, 2014

Civil War Sesquicentennial Lecture Series

"Like Infuriated Demons":  South Alabama's Hard-Fighting Confederates

Tommy Brown, Assistant Archivist, Auburn University Libraries Special Collections and Archives

Date and Time:  Wednesday, October 29 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Caroline Marshall Draughon Presentation Room, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and the Auburn University Department of History.

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October 16, 2014

Africana Studies Affiliate Lecture Series

The Voting Rights Act:  Race, Law and the Future of our Elections

Drs. Brown and Hale will discuss the changing national landscape in elections administration as it pertains to race and ethnicity, including voter ID, language assistance for non-native English speakers, and other access issues.

Reception and conversation will follow the presentation.

Dr. Mitchell Brown is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science researching the empowerment of marginalized groups in America and abroad. She has authored numerous articles and book chapters on this topic and is an instructor in the Certified Election & Voter Registration Administrators program.

Dr. Kathleen Hale is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. She is an award-winning author, the Director of the Auburn University MPA program, a board member of the Election Center, a member of the Professional Education Certification Board of the Election Center, and a regular instructor in the Certified Election & Voter Registration Administrators program.

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 23 at 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Location:  Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

Sponsored by:  Africana Studies Professional Affiliates and the Auburn University Libraries.

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October 16, 2014

Musings on the Cybersecurity Market

A lecture by Mark Sparkman of the RAND Corporation

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Location:  Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and the Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics.

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