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September 18, 2015

Discover Auburn Book Talk

German Rocketeers in the Heart of Dixie:  Making Sense of the Nazi Past during the Civil Rights Era

Dr. Monique Laney, Assistant Professor of History, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Thursday, September 24 at 3 p.m.

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

Dr. Laney's new book examines the integration of German rocket specialists and their families into a small southern community at the end of World War II.  It links the Cold War, the "Space Race," and the Civil Rights era, addresses important issues of transnational science and technology, and asks Americans to consider their own history of racism when reflecting on the Nazi past.

Book signing to follow.

Sponsored by:  The College of Liberal Arts and the Auburn University Libraries.

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September 14, 2015

Patience Essah Africana Studies Lecture Series

Views on "Blackness":  An Architectural Discourse

Dr. Carla Jackson Bell, Director of Multicultural Affairs, College of Architecture, Design, and Construction, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Thursday, September 17 at 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

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

Based on her recent book, Space Unveiled:  Cultures in the Design Studio, Dr. Carla Jackson Bell, Director of Multicultural Affairs and a faculty member in the College of Architecture, Design, and Construction, will discuss why it is pivotal for students to understand the centrality of culture, gender and space in order to create culturally responsive design interventions.  Drawing on critical discourse theory and her substantial experience in introducing controversial issues in modern architecture, design and construction education, Dr. Bell will explore how professors can respond when students ask uncomfortable questions about race, gender, and cultural issues.

Refreshments and conversation to follow the presentation.

Co-sponsored by:  Patience Essah Africana Studies Lecture Series, Ralph Brown Draughon Library, and Special Collections and Archives Department.

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September 4, 2015

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 5 -  7.  Regular hours of operation begin at 6 p.m. on September 7.

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September 4, 2015

Library Lecture

The Rise of the Health Data Scientist

Brady Augustine (Auburn University, Class of 1995), a leader in health systems operations and improvement.

Date and Time:  Thursday, September 10 at 3 p.m.

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

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August 21, 2015

The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University and the Auburn University Libraries are hosting THATCamp Alabama in Auburn September 4 - 5.

THATCamp Alabama is a free "unconference" - a space to share skills and experiences with technology and humanities and brainstorm ways that we can work collaboratively on digital projects within our institutions and beyond.  We are looking for technologists and humanists at all levels and hope to host a diverse group representing researchers, teachers, librarians, curators, archivists, and others.  All participants plan an active role in setting the event agenda by proposing sessions that reflect their interests.

Please visit alabama2015.thatcamp.org for more information.  Registration is free and open to the public.   Space is limited.

(THAT = The Humanities and Technology).

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August 21, 2015

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

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Date:  Wednesday, 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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August 17, 2015

Special Presentation

Over Two Decades in Congress:  The Journey of a Lifetime:  The Papers of Congressman Spencer Bachus

Date and Time:  Thursday, August 20, 1:30 p.m.

Location: Ground Floor Auditorium, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Spencer Thomas Bachus III graduated with a B.A. from Auburn University in 1969 and earned a J.D. from the University of Alabama Law School in 1972.   He served in the Alabama Legislature from 1983 - 1987 and on the Alabama State Board of Education from 1987 - 1991.  In 1992, he was elected to represent Alabama's 6th. Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.   Bachus retired at the end of the 113th. Congress in 2015 and donated his Congressional papers to the Auburn University Libraries.

Please join the  Auburn University Libraries in welcoming Auburn alumnus Spencer Bachus as he recounts his two decades of service to Alabama's 6th. District.

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August 7, 2015

The Reference Department together with staff members of the Miller Writing Center will be running the Information Oasis on Monday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 18 on the Concourse at the corner of Tichenor Hall and Haley Center.  Stop by for a cold bottle of water and pick up pens, bookmarks, and more with information about the Auburn University Libraries and the Miller Writing Center.  Staff are on hand to provide information about these services and to help you with other information needs you may have.

The Information Oasis is in operation 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on August 17-18.

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August 7, 2015

Located in the upper right hand side of the Auburn University Libraries homepage , is a red Emergency link .  The link provides helpful information on what to do and telephone numbers to call in the event of a variety of potential emergency situations.

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July 27, 2015

Be sure to check library hours of operation during Final Exams July 29 - 31 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 27 - 28 for classes ending and for Study/Reading days.  Intersession Hours will be in effect August 1 - 16.

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