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February 13, 2015

Discover Auburn Lecture

The John Augustus Walker Murals

Bruce Dupree, Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Date and Time:  Thursday, February 26 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor, Auditorium

In 1939, ten tempura color murals were commissioned by the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service to be part of an exhibit at the Alabama State Fair.  The ten murals, titled "Historical Panorama of Alabama Agriculture," pained by John Augustus Walker of Mobile, depict a colorful visual representation of Alabama's agricultural history.  The murals range in size from roughly five by seven feet to slightly smaller, depicting theme of farm efficiency, economy, and opportunity, as well as milestones in Alabama's agricultural history.  The murals were intended to be the backdrop of a larger exhibit displaying fresh produce, farm implements, baked goods, quilts, informative signs, and "modern" farm technology.

Following the fair, the murals were exhibited at the Louisiana State Fair and eventually were stored and forgotten in the attic of the State Extension headquarters building on the campus of Auburn University.

In 2006, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System rediscovered the historically significant New Deal era murals, and they became a focal point of Auburn University's sesquicentennial celebration.

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February 13, 2015

Explore the Fair Use Evaluator to learn more about fair use, including the four factors that should be considered when using copyrighted material, http://librarycopyright.net/resources/fairuse/.

 

To follow news and events about Fair Use Week on Twitter, use #FairUseWeek2015

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February 6, 2015

Discover Auburn Book Talk

Be the Flame (Not the Moth):  The Mystic Order of East Alabama Fiction Writers

The Mystic Order of East Alabama Fiction Writers is a group of six women who have met the first Wednesday of every month for over a decade to read each other's work and enjoy good food and drink.  Their first collection, Be the Flame, was well received.  This updated Second Edition of Be the Flame (Not the Moth) contains additional writing from each of the five Mystic authors:  Jeanne Camp, Marian Carcache, Mary Dansak, Gail Langley, Judith Nunn, and new illustrations from Mystic artist Margee Bright-Ragland.

Date and Time:  Wednesday, February 11 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor, Auditorium

Reception and Book Signing to Follow

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries

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January 28, 2015

Discover Auburn Talk

Reconciling Musical Terminology in the 21st. Century

Matthew Hoch, DMA, Assistant Professor of Voice, Auburn University and Author, A Dictionary for the Modern Singer (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014)

Reception and Book Signing to Follow

Date and Time:  Thursday, February 5 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor, Auditorium

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and Auburn University Department of Music.

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January 16, 2015

Be sure to check library hours of operation during the Martin Luther King Holiday period by clicking on the Hours link located in the upper central section of the Auburn University Libraries homepage . The dates affected are from Saturday, January 17 through Monday, January 19.

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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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