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April 14, 2017

Discover Auburn Book Talk

Shot in Alabama:  A History of Photography 1839-1941

Frances Osborn Robb

Date and Time:  Wednesday, April 19 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Ground Floor Auditorium

Presented chronologically - from the first photograph taken in the state to the appearance of cameras as ordinary possessions in mid-twentieth century households - this book closely examines a wide spectrum of vernacular photography:  Alabama-made photographs of everyday people and places, the photos that fill shoeboxes and dresser drawers, a vast array of images against which Alabama's more familiar iconography can be measured.

Reception and book signing to follow.

Sponsored by Auburn University Libraries.

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March 31, 2017

Keeping Up With The Juvi’s : April 11, 2017, 3 - 4 p.m. RBD Library, 3rd Floor by the Juvenile Collection

 

Come join us to browse the 2017 Children’s and Young Adults Award Winning Books and the Libraries’ Juvenile Collection!

 

There will be refreshments along with information about the libraries’ resources for juvenile literature. Book jackets from this year’s and previous years’ award winners will be available free to take on a first come–first serve basis – great for bulletin boards and classroom décor!

 

For more information, contact: Todd Shipman, Education Librarian, todd.shipman@auburn.edu

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March 24, 2017

Discover Auburn Book Talk

Visions of the Black Belt:  A Cultural Survey of the Heart of Alabama

Dr. Valerie Pope Burns, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of West Alabama

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

Location:  Ground Floor Auditorium, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

In Visions of the Black Belt, Robin McDonald and Valerie Pope Burns offer a richly illustrated tour of the Black Belt, the fertile arc that represents the cultural efflorescence of Alabama's heartland.  Like knowledgeable friends, McDonald and Burns guide readers through the Black Belt's towns and architecture and introduce the region's great panoply of citizens, farmers, craftspeople, cooks, writers, and musicians.

Reception and book signing to follow.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and Auburn University Department of History.

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March 9, 2017

Humans vs. Zombies will take place at the Ralph Brown Draughon Library on Friday, April 7.

Registration starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Parking Deck entrance.  There is a limit of 300 players.

An Auburn University student i.d. is required to participate.

Fight the horde!

For more information, please contact:

auburnhvzorganizers2015@gmail.com .

 

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March 9, 2017

Mass Death and the Emotional History of the First World War

Prof. Bruno Cabanes, Donald G. and Mary A. Dunn Chair in Modern Military History, The Ohio State University

Date and Time:  Wednesday, March 22 at 3 p.m.

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

Professor Cabanes is a historian of Twentieth-Century Europe, and more specifically, the social and cultural history of war.  He is particularly interested in the period of transition that followed World War I.  He has analyzed the topic from a variety of angles:  the demobilization of combat troops, the traumatic impact of war on soldiers and civilians, a comparative study of the different post-war periods in the Twentieth Century, and, more recently, the environmental history of war and its aftermath.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries.

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March 9, 2017

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 11 through Saturday, March 18 Normal hours resume on Sunday, March 19.

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March 9, 2017

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:

  • American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults
  • American Library Association Notable Children’s Books
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards (Announced late May)
  • Caldecott Medal and Honors
  • Coretta Scott King Book Awards
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award - Children (Announced in May)
  • Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Top Ten (YALSA)
  • Green Earth Book Awards
  • Mildred L. Batchelder Award
  • Michael L. Printz Award/Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature
  • Newbery Medal and Honors
  • NCTE Orbis Pictus Award/Honors for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
  • Pura Belpré Award and Honors
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award/Honors
  • Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction
  • Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal and Honors
  • USBBY: Outstanding International Book List
  • YALSA Award and Finalists for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

For more information concerning the Juvenile Literature Collection, please see the Juvenile Literature Subject Guide .  A direct link to the list of awards is available here.

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February 24, 2017

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.

 

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February 10, 2017

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.

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January 27, 2017

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).

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