Archive for the 'Announcements' Category

February 2, 2018

Academic Video Online (AVON)

A streaming video collection that provides access to documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs, field recordings, and raw footage licensed from selected producers and filmmakers.

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January 26, 2018

Discover Auburn Talk

Getting Out of the Mud:  The Alabama Good Roads Movement and Highway Administration, 1898-1928

Dr. Marty Olliff, Professor of History and Director of the Wiregrass Archives, Troy University, Dothan

Date and Time:  Thursday, February 8 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

With the development of national markets in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Americans began to regard the nation as a whole, rather than their state or region, as the most important political entity.  Many Alabamians wished to travel beyond their local communities in all seasons without getting stuck in the mud of rudimentary rutted dirt roads.   Dr. Olliff explores the history of the Good Roads Movement and how middle-class reformers in Alabama overcame obstacles to construct a road system that would accommodate economic growth in the twentieth century.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries.

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January 5, 2018

Patience Essah Africana Studies Lecture Series

African American Covers of Country Music BEFORE Ray Charles:  Prevalence and Significance

Dr. Tim Dodge, Reference Librarian, History and Political Science Subject Specialist, Auburn University Libraries

Date and Time:  Tuesday, January 16 at 3:30 p.m.

Location:  Ground Floor Auditorium, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Ray Charles's 1962 release of his "Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music" L.P. is considered a milestone and is regarded as the first successful attempt of an African American artist to record music that was first recorded by a Country artist.  However, it turns out that Charles was by no means the first African American artist to have done so.  Tim Dodge will provide a historical overview of the phenomenon and will explore both the prevalence and significance of this recording activity.  Brief musical examples will be provided to help illustrate this little-known aspect of African American recording history.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and the Auburn University Office of Inclusion and Diversity.

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December 15, 2017

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 18 and 19 (following Commencement Hours December 16 and closure December 17) and January 3-9 (closed January 7).  Holiday hours will be in effect December 20 - January 2 (and the library will be closed December 23-26,  and December 31 -  January 1).Regular hours of operation will resume on January 10, the first day of classes for the Spring Semester.

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December 15, 2017

Faculty, staff, and students wishing to obtain Interlibrary Loan and AUBIExpress services between the dates of December 20, 2017 and January 2, 2018 should take note of the following deadlines and plan research materials requests accordingly.   The Interlibrary Loan and AUBIExpress offices will be closed December 20, 2017 through January 2, 2018.   Book requests submitted after December 8, 2017 may not arrive after January 3, 2018.   Article requests submitted after December 15, 2017 may not arrive until after January 3, 2018.

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December 1, 2017

Be sure to check library hours of operation during Final Exams December 11-15 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 8-10 for classes ending and for Study Days, and December 16-17 for Commencement Weekend.  Intersession Hours, Christmas Break, and New Year's Break will affect library hours December 18-January 9. 

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November 17, 2017

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 Sunday, November 19 through Saturday, November 25.  Regular hours resume on Sunday, November 26 at 1 p.m.

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November 13, 2017

Discover Auburn Women of Distinction

A Public Lecture Series Celebrating 125 Years of Auburn Women (1892-12017)

You Gotta Know When to Fold 'Em

Rheta Grimsley Johnson

Date and Time:  Tuesday, November 14 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor Auditorium

"Once you've written over 6000 columns, worn out seven Fords, slept on your dirty clothes in the back of your van in the middle of the Sturgis Harley Davidson rally and interviewed not one, but two inventors of perpetual motion machines, it might be time to give up the best job on  earth, newspaper columnist".

Beginning as a writer for The Auburn Plainsman, Rheta spent over four decades as an award winning reporter and columnist in the Deep South.

She is the author of seven books including American Faces, 1987; Good Grief, The Story of Charles M. Schulz, 1989; Georgia, 2000; Poor Man's ProvenceFinding Myself in Cajun Louisiana, 2008; Enchanted Evening:  Barbie and the Second Coming, 2010; Hank Hung the Moon and Warmed our Cold, Cold Hearts, 2012; and The Dog Buried over the Bridge,2016.

Sponsored by:   Auburn University Libraries and the Auburn Alumni Center.

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November 2, 2017

Common Book Movie:   The United States of Secrets (2014/2017)

Date and Time:  Monday, November 13 at 3 p.m.

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

See 2017 Common Book Film Series web site for upcoming movies.

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November 2, 2017

Discover Auburn Women of Distinction

A Public Lecture Series Celebrating 125 Years of Auburn Women of (1892-2017)

Liz Huntley '93, Attorney, Author, and University Trustee

Date and Time:  Wednesday, November 8 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor Auditorium

Trustee Huntley, a civil litigation attorney in Birmingham represents the Sixth District.   She is a committed child advocate and the author of her memoir, More than a Bird.

Sponsored by Auburn University Libraries and the Auburn Alumni Association.

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