Archive for the 'Announcements' Category

December 13, 2013

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 14 - 20 and January 6 - 7.  Holiday hours will be in effect December 21 - January 5 (and the library will be closed December 21-22 , 24 - 26, 29, and December 31 - January 1 and 5).

Regular hours of operation will resume on January 8, the first day of classes for the Spring Semester.

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December 6, 2013

Be sure to check library hours of operation during Final Exams December 9 - 13 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 6 - 8 for classes ending and for Study/Reading days.

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November 22, 2013

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 Saturday, November 23 through Saturday, November 30.  Regular hours resume on Sunday, December 1at 1 p.m.

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November 22, 2013

A football signed by the players on Auburn's 1957 national championship football team is on display in the Special Collections and Archives Department, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

A recent gift to the library from David Housel, the football is a rare piece of Auburn football history that will be on display for only a short time.  The Special Collections and Archives Department will be open on Game Day on Saturday, November 30 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. so fans attending the Auburn University - University of Alabama football game can view this unique item.

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November 8, 2013

Africana Studies Affiliate Lecture Series

Whispers of Freedom:  Exploring Laura Beecher Comer's Diary through the Prism of the Comer Slaves' Resistance

Dr. Carol Ann Bachl Dennis, an Assistant Professor of History at Alabama State University, received her Ph.D. from Auburn University in 2012 where she also taught in the Africana Studies Program.

   In 1862, Laura Beecher Comer, cousin of Harriet Beecher Stowe, emphatically described in her diary those she enslaved as "certainly, not more than half civilized."  Departing from past practice of mining Comer's diary for insight into the attitudes of the plantation elite, Dr. Dennis considers how Comer's diary testifies to resistance, disruption, and sabotage in anticipation of freedom and the coming of a great day of jubilee.

Date and Time:  Thursday, November 21 at 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

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

   Reception to follow.

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November 8, 2013

Database trials are featured as they become available. This does not mean that the library currently owns the product or that the library intends to buy the product, however, we do appreciate your comments and questions regarding our test products and each listing includes a comment contact so that you can tell us your opinion.
Please note that most test products are not available off-campus.

Birds of North America Online

BNA Online provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada.  The online version also includes audio, video, and the option to export entire bibliographies to EndNote citation software.

The Birds of North America Online trial runs through January 31st, 2014.

Please send comments concerning the Birds of North America Online trial to the Biological Sciences Subject Specialist, Patricia Hartman, at pjh0011@auburn.edu  .

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October 25, 2013

Starting with this edition of the What's New library update, we will begin featuring database trials as they become available. This does not mean that the library currently owns the product or that the library intends to buy the product, however, we do appreciate your comments and questions regarding our test products and each listing includes a comment contact so that you can tell us your opinion.
Please note that most test products are not available off-campus.

ENGnetBASE Collection

Since 1999, this eBook collection has grown to include over 2310 cutting-edge and bestselling references. With access to the latest handbooks in civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering, the Engineering Collection is sure to power your patrons’ research to the next level.

Organizations may subscribe to the entire Engineering Collection which includes each of the following Signature netBASE titles or any the following separately:

CivilENGINEERINGnetBASE
Electrical EngineeringnetBASE
GeneralENGINEERINGnetBASE
IndustrialENGINEERINGnetBASE
MechanicalENGINEERINGnetBASE
MiningENGINEERINGnetBASE

The ENGnetBASE Collection trial runs through December 15th, 2013.

Please send comments concerning the ENGnetBASE Collection trial to the Engineering Subject Specialist, Andy Wohrley, at wohrlaj@auburn.edu .

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October 23, 2013

Rip, Mix, Burn?  Exercise your Copy Rights for Multimedia Learning Projects

A lecture by Brandon Butler,

practitioner-in-residence, Glushko - Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic, Washington College of Law, American University; formerly, Director of Public Policy Initiatives, Association of Research Libraries; and formerly, Attorney at Law, Media and Information Technologies, Dow Lohnes, PLLC.

Date and Time:  Wednesday, October 23 at 3 p.m.

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

Sponsored by:  Office of University Writing, ePortfolio Poject, and Auburn University Libraries

For more information on ePortfolios, visit

https://fp.auburn.edu/writing/eportfolio-project/

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October 18, 2013

Discover Auburn Lecture Series

Enslavement, Community Building, and the Emergence of an Afro-Influenced Vernacular:  The Case of the Danish West Indies

Dr. Robin Sabino, Department of English, Professor and Director of Africana Studies

Date and Time:  Tuesday, October 22 at 3:00 p.m.

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

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and Auburn Connects!

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October 10, 2013

Africana Lecture Series

Sugar and Slavery in the British West Indies:  A Bioarchaeological View

Dr. Kristrina Shuler, Associate Professor and Director of Anthropology, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 17 at 3 p.m.

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

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and Auburn University College of Liberal Arts

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