POSTED: 2:37 PM, February 28, 2014

Auburn University Libraries has added a virtual tour of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library to its website. Comprised of more than 100 panoramic pictures of public portions of the library, the virtual tour allows users to navigate through the library and find information on service points located in the building. Users can bring up information on services and reserve resources by clicking on information icons located within the tour. The RBD Library tour is live now at this website located in the upper right side of the Auburn University Libraries homepage changing visual display.  Virtual tours of the Veterinary Medicine Library and Library of Architecture, Design and Construction will be available soon.

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POSTED: 2:29 PM, 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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POSTED: 2:26 PM, 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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POSTED: 2:21 PM, 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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POSTED: 2:17 PM, February 28, 2014

AIP American Institute of Physics

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

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POSTED: 2:14 PM, February 28, 2014

Health Behavior in School-Aged Children, 2009-2010

Since 1982, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe has sponsored a cross-national, school-based study of health-related attitudes and behaviors of young people. These studies, generally known as Health Behavior in School-Aged Children (HBSC), are based on independent national surveys of school-aged children in more than 40 participating countries. The HBSC studies were conducted every four years since the 1985-1986 school year. The data available here are from the results of the United States survey conducted during the 2009-2010 school year. The files contain data on 12,642 students from 314 participating schools. Of the 314 participating schools a school administrator questionnaire was completed by 283 of them. The study results can be used as stand-alone data, or to compare with the other countries involved in the international HBSC.

 The HBSC study has two main objectives. The first objective is to monitor health-risk behaviors and attitudes in youth over time to provide background data and to identify targets for health promotion initiatives. The second objective is to provide researchers with relevant information in order to understand and explain the development of health attitudes and behaviors through early adolescence.

 The study contains questions dealing with many types of drugs such as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and other substances. Other topics include questions about family composition, the student's physical health, and other health behaviors and attitudes. Some of these topics include eating habits, dieting, physical activity, body image, health problems, and bullying. A school administrator also completed a survey concerning the school's programs and policies that affect students' health and the content of various health courses.

This dataset is available through the ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) database which provides search and browsing access to abstracts and data sets in the world's largest archive of computerized social science data. Search or browse title of study, principal investigator, words in abstract, or study number. Browse major research categories.  Auburn University students, faculty, and staff only may create an account that will allow access to the membership-only data.

Please contact Barbara Bishop at bishoba@auburn.edu or (334) 844-1690 if you need more information concerning ICPSR .

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POSTED: 2:09 PM, February 28, 2014

By Frank B. Brown and published by Oxford University Press in 2014, this volume is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number NX 180 .R4 O94 2013.

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POSTED: 10:18 AM, 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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POSTED: 9:56 AM, 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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POSTED: 9:47 AM, 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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