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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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October 23, 2015

Patience Essah Africana Studies Lecture Series

After Mandela:  South African Education in the Context of Politics, Business and Race

Dr. Stacy Nickson, Director of K - 12 Outreach and Fulbright Specialist, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 29 at 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

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

Informed by first-hand knowledge gained as a Fulbright Scholar in Cape Town, South Africa, Dr. Stacey Nickson will discuss the impact of current politics, business, and race on South Africa today.   Dr. Nickson's presentation will explore whether the post-Mandela politics of the African National Congress (ANC) and the policies of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) are driving South Africa towards Mandela's vision or draining the "rainbow nation" of its vitality and viability.

Co-sponsored with the Ralph Brown Draughon Library and Special Collections and Archives Department.

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October 21, 2015

2015 Discover Auburn Lecture Series

Invasive Ants of Alabama:  A Tale of Two Species

Lawrence "Fudd" Graham, Ph.D., Auburn University Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 22 at 3 p.m.

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

In this Discover Auburn lecture, Dr. Graham will discuss the introductions of two invasive ant species to Alabama.  The imported fire ant, now common throughout the Southeastern United States, arrived through the Port of Mobile in Alabama in the 1900's.  A new invasive ant species, the tawny crazy ant, was found in southern Alabama in 2014.  With super-colonies containing multiple queens and an ability to survive fire ant venom, the tawny crazy ant has the potential to impact Alabama in numerous ways.  Come learn about Alabama's invasive ants.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries.

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October 19, 2015

Find out about what Open Access means and why it is important for the advancement of scholarship by clicking here .

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October 16, 2015

The library will be overrun!

Humans vs. Zombies

Friday, October 30 at 8 p.m.

   Register at the Parking Deck Entrance (First Floor) of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library beginning at 7:30 p.m.

You must have your AU student ID to register.

For additional information contact:

auburnhvzorganizers2015@gmail.com

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October 16, 2015

On September 24 a historical marker commemorating the 1964 desegregation of Auburn University was officially unveiled on the lawn located between the north side of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library and Mary Martin Hall.

Among those speaking was Harold Franklin, who arrived at the library on January 4, 1964, to register as the first African American student at Auburn.

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October 2, 2015

Now on display in the tall glass exhibit case located on the First Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library near the glass elevator atrium area is the following exhibit:

Commemorating "Shug" :  Auburn University's Legendary Coach Jordan

The exhibit features numerous photographs with informative captions, memorabilia, and even the signed 1957 National Championship football.

More information on Coach Ralph "Shug" Jordan (1910 - 1980) can be found here .

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September 28, 2015

Discover Auburn Book Talk

Lines of Scrimmage:  A Story of Football, Race, and Redemption

Scott Pleasant, Director, Writing center, Coastal Carolina University

Date and Time:  Wednesday, September 30 at 3 p.m.

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

In 1989, Conway, South Carolina High School coach Chuck Jordan (who is white) benched returning starter Carlos Hunt (who is black) in favor of Mickey Wilson, an inexperienced white player.  Thirty-one of the team's thirty-seven black players boycotted the team in protest.  The season-long strike severed the town along racial lines, as it became clear that the incident was about much more than football.  While the 1989 season is long over, the story reverberates today as Chuck Jordan is still coaching at Conway High and he is still without that state championship.   Meanwhile, Mickey Wilson is now coaching Conway's fiercest rival, the Myrtle Beach Seahawks.

Co-sponsored by:  The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities, and the Auburn University Libraries.

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