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February 15, 2016

Discover Auburn Book Talk

Anglican Church Music in the United States

Matthew Hoch, DMA, Associate Professor of Voice, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Thursday, February 25 at 3 p.m.

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

Reception and book signing to follow.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries

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February 5, 2016

Discover Auburn Lecture Series

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding Alabama:  Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman, and Small Southern Towns

Dr. Wayne Flynt, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Auburn University

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

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

Dr. Flynt is a fourth generation Alabamian and the author of eleven books including his memoir, Keeping the Faith:  Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives, published in 2011.  He graduated from Anniston High School, attended Samford University, and earned his Ph.D. from Florida State University.   He is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Auburn University, and he is one of the most recognized and honored scholars of Southern history, politics, and religion.

Reception to Follow.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries.

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January 22, 2016

Discover Auburn Lecture Series Book Talk

The Badia of Florence:  Art and Observance in a Renaissance Monastery

Anne Leader, Ph.D.

Date and Time:  Thursday, February 4 at 3 p.m.

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

Reception and book signing to follow!

In The Badia of Florence:  Art and Observance in a Renaissance Monastery, Anne Leader explores the relatively unknown fresco cycle that adorns the second story of the main cloister at the Florentine Badia, an ancient, powerful, and wealthy Benedictine monastery that underwent a thorough institutional reform in the early fifteenth century.  Despite their important stylistic, inspirational, and symbolic features, the Badia frescoes remain unfamiliar to scholars and tourists alike.  Leader's book introduces the murals to a wider audience through exploration of how they formed a crucial part of the Badia's reform program.

Anne Leader holds a Ph.D. in Art History and Archaeology from the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University.  She is currently researching tomb monuments and burial practices in Renaissance Florence.   She edits IASblog for the Italian Art Society.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries.

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January 8, 2016

The construction of the Mell Street Classroom building started on December 14, 2015 with an estimated completion date of August 2017.  Library patrons might want to consult the RBD Book Shift & Construction Updates link .   The link is located through the Auburn University Libraries homepage by clicking on the Subject Guides tab and then the All Guides link and then by scrolling down the list and clicking on RBD Book Shift & Construction Updates link .

This is a major construction project and it will extend physically into the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.   Consequently, there has been some significant shifting of the book collections.

Library patrons are also reminded that the Mell Street entrance to the Ralph Brown Draughon Library will be closed for construction for the duration of the Mell Classroom project.

The First Floor Parking Deck entrance will be the main library entrance and exit until the project's completion in August 2017.

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December 16, 2015

Effective December 14, the Mell Street entrance to the Ralph Brown Draughon Library will be closed for construction of the Mell Classroom project.

The First Floor Parking Deck entrance will be the main library entrance and exit until the project's completion in August 2017.

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December 11, 2015

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 12 and 14 - 19 (closed December 13) and January 2 - 12 (closed January 1).  Holiday hours will be in effect December 21 - 30 (and the library will be closed December 20, 24 - 27,  and December 31 -  January 1, and January 3 and 10).

Regular hours of operation will resume on January 13, the first day of classes for the Spring Semester.

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December 11, 2015

Faculty and students wishing to obtain Interlibrary Loan services between the dates of December 21, 2015 and January 5, 2016 should take note of the following deadlines and plan research materials requests accordingly. The Interlibrary Loan and AUBIExpress offices will be closed December 21, 2015 through January 5, 2016. Book requests submitted after December 7 may not arrive until after January 4, 2016. Article requests submitted after December 11 may not arrive until after January 4, 2016.

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December 4, 2015

Be sure to check library hours of operation during Final Exams December 7 - 11by 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 4 - 6 for classes ending and for Study/Reading days.  Intersession Hours will be in effect December 12 - 19 and January 2 - 12.

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November 16, 2015

AccessEngineering from McGraw-Hill contains online versions of standard Engineering Textbooks, along with standards and handbooks.  In addition, they include online books on other topics such as Arduino projects.  These books may be either searched by keywords, or browsed by titles.  In addition, users may survey relevant items listed by either industry, or more narrowly focused curriculum maps.

AccessEngineering may be linked to at http://www.lib.auburn.edu/tests-trials/

The trial is available November 5 - December 3.

 

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November 2, 2015

Book Talk and Signing

Of Goats and Governors:  Six Decades of Colorful Alabama Political Stories

Steve Flowers, political columnist and commentator.

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

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

Few states have as colorful a political history as Alabama, especially in the Post-World War II era.   The state played a central role in the civil rights movement, largely moved away from its earlier farm-based economy and culture, and transitioned from a relative moderate-progressive Democratic Party politics to today's hard-core conservative Republican Party domination.

Moving onto and off Alabama's electoral state during this time have been some of the most interesting figures in twentieth-century American government and politics.   Swirling around these elected officials in the Heart of Dixie are stories, legends, and jokes that are told and retold by political insiders, journalists, and scholars who follow the goings-on in Washington and Montgomery.

In Alabama, it seems, politics is not only a blood sport but high entertainment.   There could be no better guide to this colorful history than political columnist and commentator Steve Flowers.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and NewSouth Books.

 

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