Archive for the 'Announcements' Category

October 14, 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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September 30, 2016

Special Collections and Archives/Honors College Common Book Movie Series

After Innocence (2005)

Day and Time:  Tuesday, October 4 at 3 p.m.

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

 

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September 23, 2016

Discover Auburn Lecture

Black Bears in Alabama

Dr. Todd Steury, Associate Professor, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Thursday, September 29 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ground Floor Auditorium, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Dr. Todd Steury and other faculty members of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, have been studying black bears in the Little River Canyon National Reserve in north Alabama and in the Mobile Delta in south Alabama.

Tracking the bears' journeys as well as testing their DNA has provided valuable answers about the population.  It has also raised many more questions for researchers.

Come learn about Auburn's involvement in understanding the black bears of Alabama.

Sponsored by:   Auburn University Libraries and School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.

 

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September 16, 2016

Patience Essah Africana Studies Lecture Series

Rhythm & Blues Goes Calypso:   The Incorporation of West Indian Calypso into African American Rhythm and Blues c. 1945-1965

Tim Dodge will explore the widespread phenomenon of African American Rhythm and Blues recordings heavily influenced by West Indian Calypso c. 1945-1965, revealing the connections between the West Indian immigrant community and the broader African American community, as well as the importance and legacy of this two-decade embrace of Calypso by Rhythm & Blues artists.

Currently serving as History and Political Science Subject Specialist in the Reference Department, Tim Dodge has been employed at Auburn University Libraries since 1992.   Since 1998, he has hosted the Golden Oldies radio show on WEGL - Auburn FM 91.1, now on Tuesdays, 7 - 9 p.m.

Date and Time:  Tuesday, September 20, 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

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

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and the Auburn University Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

 

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September 7, 2016

Discover Auburn Book Talk

Book Signing and Reading

Thom Gossom, Jr. Presents A Slice of Life Collection

Come meet Thom Gossom, Jr. who will read excerpts from his newest book, A Slice of Life.

Thom Gossom, Jr. was the first black athlete to graduate from Auburn University in 1975.  A walk-on, Gossom defied the odds, earned a scholarship and became a three-year starter.

Date and Time:  Tuesday, September 13 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ground Floor Auditorium, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and A.T. & T.

 

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September 2, 2016

Be sure to click on the Hours link located in the upper central section of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to find out library hours of operation during the Labor Day holiday period, September 3 -  5.  Regular hours of operation begin at 6 p.m. on September 5.

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August 19, 2016

Kick off the semester with the best student tailgating event on campus as the Tigers prepare to take on Clemson University!  Come and join the fun!

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Date:  Friday, September 2

Time:  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The best tailgate event on campus!

A great chance to explore your library PLUS free food and drinks, prizes, the Eagle, and other special guests!

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July 29, 2016

Be sure to check library hours of operation during Final Exams August 3 - 5 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 July 29 - August 2 for classes ending and for Study/Reading days.  Intersession Hours will be in effect August 6 - 15.  Regular Fall Semester hours of operation will begin on Tuesday, August 16, the first day of classes.

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July 1, 2016

Be sure to check the Hours link located in the upper central part of the Auburn University Libraries  homepage to find out hours of operation during the July 4 holiday period affecting Saturday, July 2 through Monday, July 4.  Normal Summer Semester hours of operation will resume on Tuesday, July 5.

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June 17, 2016

Located in the upright exhibit case on the First Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library near the restrooms is an exhibit featuring the Army ROTC Centennial 1916 - 2016 commemorating the establishment of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) at the Auburn Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University).

The exhibit features photographs and captions plus artifacts such as a piccolo used by API Cadet Band Member J.A. Douglas during the years 1917-1919 and a uniform worn by Frank Hayes Newman, API student, during the years 1929 - 1930.

The exhibit also includes photographs and documents concerning the dedication of the W.T. Nichols Center ROTC building in 1986.

Sponsored by the Auburn University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Department.

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