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March 9, 2017

Mass Death and the Emotional History of the First World War

Prof. Bruno Cabanes, Donald G. and Mary A. Dunn Chair in Modern Military History, The Ohio State University

Date and Time:  Wednesday, March 22 at 3 p.m.

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

Professor Cabanes is a historian of Twentieth-Century Europe, and more specifically, the social and cultural history of war.  He is particularly interested in the period of transition that followed World War I.  He has analyzed the topic from a variety of angles:  the demobilization of combat troops, the traumatic impact of war on soldiers and civilians, a comparative study of the different post-war periods in the Twentieth Century, and, more recently, the environmental history of war and its aftermath.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries.

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March 9, 2017

Be sure to consult the Library Hours link located in the upper right side of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to determine library hours of operation during the Spring Break period in effect Saturday, March 11 through Saturday, March 18 Normal hours resume on Sunday, March 19.

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March 9, 2017

Many new titles are arriving this year as part of the Auburn University Libraries Juvenile Award Winner Approval Plan.  Currently on display you will see dozens of volumes and dust jackets on the range of shelves that has been installed on the First Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library just past the New Book Shelves and near the glass elevator atrium.

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

  • American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults
  • American Library Association Notable Children’s Books
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards (Announced late May)
  • Caldecott Medal and Honors
  • Coretta Scott King Book Awards
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award - Children (Announced in May)
  • 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
  • Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal and Honors
  • 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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February 24, 2017

Book Talk and Signing

Alabama:  The Making of an American State

Edwin Bridges, Director Emeritus, Alabama Department of Archives and History

Date and Time:  Thursday, March 2 at 3 p.m.

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

Filling a gap in the literature between academic histories directed towards scholars and college students and textbook histories aimed at the 4th grade., Bridges, presents the long and storied history of the state of Alabama in a magnificently illustrated volume that conveys the magisterial sweep of Alabama’s rich, difficult, and remarkable history with verve, eloquence, and an unblinking eye.

 

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February 10, 2017

Discover Auburn Book Talk

Frick* Baseball's Third Commissioner

Dr. John Carvalho, Associate Professor of Journalism, School of Communication and Journalism, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Tuesday, February 21 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ground Floor Conference Room, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Ford Frick is best known as the baseball commissioner who put the "asterisk" next to Roger Maris's record.  But his term as commissioner carried the game through pivotal changes - television, continued integration, West Coast expansion, and labor unrest.

Carvalho's biography of Frick provides a detailed narrative of his career and the events and characters of mid-twentieth century baseball.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries.

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January 27, 2017

The Auburn University Libraries plus Special Collections and Archives have sponsored an exhibit titled "Shug's Men":  The 1957 A.P.I./Auburn Championship Football Team to observe its 60th. anniversary.

Located in the upright glass exhibit case on the First Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library on the west side, the exhibit features numerous team photographs, printed game program books, and realia including the signed 1957 Championship Football.

("Shug" refers to the football coach, Ralph "Shug" Jordan, and A.P.I. stands for Alabama Polytechnic Institute, which became Auburn University in 1960).

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January 13, 2017

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 14 through Monday, January 16.

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January 13, 2017

Due to the ongoing construction work for the Mell Classroom Building, the Current Issues shelves for periodicals have been moved to the Newspaper Reading Room, which is located on the First Floor , immediately upon one's right when entering the Ralph Brown Draughon Library via the Parking Deck entrance.

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December 8, 2016

As a part of the Libraries’ role in supporting the construction of the instructional spaces in the Mell Classroom Building, the Ralph Brown Draughon Library will be closed from Saturday, December 10, 2016 through Friday, January 6, 2017. During this period, RBD will be without heat, light and water, the door into the building will be under construction and some of the noisiest work associated with the construction will be completed.

If you were planning to study or conduct research during this period:

Plan now to obtain any items needed from the RBD collection before the building is closed.

Place Interlibrary Loan requests early to allow them to come in before the building is closed.

All electronic resources will be available during the closure and the Library of Architecture, Design and Construction (LADC) will be open for a place in which to work.

For a full list of deadlines for requesting materials and more information, visit the Auburn University Libraries’ FAQ at http://lib.auburn.edu/faq/closing.php

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December 8, 2016

The New Book shelves have been relocated.  The mahogany-colored shelves are now located on the left wall shortly after the six public- access computer terminals opposite the Circulation/Reserve Desk on the First Floor near the Ralph Brown Draughon Library's Parking Deck entrance.

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