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March 14, 2014

Children and Young Adult book medal and honor winning titles for 2014 are currently on display on blue temporary shelving located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library nearby the New Book shelves and the Caribou Coffee cafe.

Note:  these titles will be designated in the Auburn University Libraries catalog as New Books but will actually be located on the blue temporary shelving described above for the duration of the term.

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March 4, 2014

Be sure to consult the Library Hours link located in the upper right side of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to determine library hours of operation during the Spring Break period in effect Saturday, March 8 through Saturday, March 15 Normal hours resume on Sunday, March 16.

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March 4, 2014

Auburn Author

Second Cup:  Collected Columns

Mary Belk, Auburn Village and Opelika Auburn News

Reading and Book Signing

Date and Time:  Thursday, March 6 at 3 p.m.

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

"Mary Belk pulls you into her frank and funny world with her first, well-chosen words.  Then entertains you till the resolution of each essay.  She is a master of the form and knows instinctively what things really matter.  It's harder to write about everyday pleasures and obstacles than politics.  Harder but more rewarding.  She sticks to the verities, so Mary Belk's themes won't need footnotes in a year or two.  This is a fine collection." - Rheta Grimsley Johnson, Syndicated Columnist and Author.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and Auburn University Bookstore.

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February 28, 2014

Humans versus Zombies

Friday, March 21 starting at 8 p.m. in the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

Registration at the Parking Deck Entrance begins at 7:30 p.m.

Game briefing begins promptly at 8 p.m.

You must have your Tiger Card to play!

 

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February 28, 2014

A panel discussion featuring Nancy Noe, Coordinator of Library Instruction; with Trish Service and James Truman of the Miller Writing Center.

Date and Time:  Tuesday, March 4 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Newspaper Reading Room, First Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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February 28, 2014

Book Talk

Ditch of Dreams:  The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Florida's Future

Dr. Steven Noll, Senior Lecturer, Department of History, University of Florida

Reading and Book Signing

Date and Time:  Monday, March 3 at 3 p.m.

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

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries, Auburn University Department of History, and AU Bookstore.

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February 28, 2014

AIP American Institute of Physics

Provides access to the journals published by the American Institute of Physics.

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February 18, 2014

Book Talk

The School of Arizona Dranes:  Gospel Music Pioneer

Dr. Timothy Dodge, Reference Librarian, Auburn University Libraries

Reading and Book Signing

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

Date and Time:  Wednesday, February 26 at 3 p.m.

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

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February 14, 2014

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, in collaboration with the Africana Studies Program and the Multicultural Center, a unit of the Division of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, is pleased to invite you to the screening of Inside Buffalo and Ius Soli, two award-winning documentaries of Italian-Ghanaian director Fred Kuwornu.

Date and Time:  Monday, February 17, 5 - 8 p.m.

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

Lecture, screening, and discussion hosted by Director Fred Kuwornu and Professor Shelleen Greene.

Fred Kuwornu is an Italian-Ghanaian activist-producer-writer and director of the documentary, Inside Buffalo, that was awarded "Best Documentary" at the Black Berlin International Cinema Festival, and has been shown at the Pentagon, the Library of Congress, and at major Black film festivals around the world.

Shelleen Greene is Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.  Her research interests include Italian film, race and ethnic studies, Black European studies, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, and globalization and visual culture.

Special thanks to the Club Italiano for supporting the event.

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February 14, 2014

Over the December holiday break, the Ralph Brown Draughon Library became the first building on Auburn University's campus to install adaptive lighting.

Adaptive lighting saves energy and casts a more comfortable light by adjusting light levels to a set brightness depending on the amount of outside light coming into the building.  On bright days the adaptive lighting turns its system to a low intensity or off entirely to keeping lighting at the set level.  On cloudy days the system augments light.  At night the lights come up to full power.

The three alcoves with large windows on the library's Fourth Floor were chosen for this initial installation because of the great amount of light coming into the building at these locations.  The system, funded by Auburn University Facilities, uses a low-voltage LED (light-emitting diode) system, resulting in significant energy savings and a rapid return on the equipment investment.

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