Many new titles are arriving this year as part of the Auburn University Libraries Juvenile Award Winner Approval Plan. Currently on display you will see dozens of volumes and dust jackets on the range of shelves that has been installed on the First Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library just past the New Book Shelves and near the glass elevator atrium.
These books represent the following awards, medals, and honors:
Book Talk and Signing
Alabama: The Making of an American State
Edwin Bridges, Director Emeritus, Alabama Department of Archives and History
Date and Time: Thursday, March 2 at 3 p.m.
Location: Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library
Filling a gap in the literature between academic histories directed towards scholars and college students and textbook histories aimed at the 4th grade., Bridges, presents the long and storied history of the state of Alabama in a magnificently illustrated volume that conveys the magisterial sweep of Alabama’s rich, difficult, and remarkable history with verve, eloquence, and an unblinking eye.
Discover Auburn Book Talk
Frick* Baseball's Third Commissioner
Dr. John Carvalho, Associate Professor of Journalism, School of Communication and Journalism, Auburn University
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 21 at 3 p.m.
Location: Ground Floor Conference Room, Ralph Brown Draughon Library
Ford Frick is best known as the baseball commissioner who put the "asterisk" next to Roger Maris's record. But his term as commissioner carried the game through pivotal changes - television, continued integration, West Coast expansion, and labor unrest.
Carvalho's biography of Frick provides a detailed narrative of his career and the events and characters of mid-twentieth century baseball.
Sponsored by: Auburn University Libraries.
The Auburn University Libraries plus Special Collections and Archives have sponsored an exhibit titled "Shug's Men": The 1957 A.P.I./Auburn Championship Football Team to observe its 60th. anniversary.
Located in the upright glass exhibit case on the First Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library on the west side, the exhibit features numerous team photographs, printed game program books, and realia including the signed 1957 Championship Football.
("Shug" refers to the football coach, Ralph "Shug" Jordan, and A.P.I. stands for Alabama Polytechnic Institute, which became Auburn University in 1960).
Due to the ongoing construction work for the Mell Classroom Building, the Current Issues shelves for periodicals have been moved to the Newspaper Reading Room, which is located on the First Floor , immediately upon one's right when entering the Ralph Brown Draughon Library via the Parking Deck entrance.
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
The New Book shelves have been relocated. The mahogany-colored shelves are now located on the left wall shortly after the six public- access computer terminals opposite the Circulation/Reserve Desk on the First Floor near the Ralph Brown Draughon Library's Parking Deck entrance.