POSTED: 9:18 AM, December 8, 2016

Library of Architecture, Design and Construction Taking on Role of Main Auburn University Library while Ralph Brown Draughon Library Closes for Construction

By Jayson Hill

Marketing and Public Relations

Auburn University Libraries

With the closure of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library from Dec. 10 through Jan. 7 for critical construction tasks on the Mell Classroom Building that will ensure its availability by fall semester 2017, the branch Library of Architecture, Design and Construction, or LADC, in Dudley Commons is set to take on the lion's share of the services normally performed at the main library. Everything from facilitating research across all subject specialties to providing study support will be available at what has traditionally been a special branch library.

"We're looking forward to the opportunity to host a group of people who may never have visited our branch library before," said Kasia Leousis, head of the Library of Architecture, Design and Construction. "We completed a major renovation in 2013 with considerable input from the College of Architecture, Design and Construction faculty and students. It's a wonderful facility that's perfect for research and study. I think that patrons who normally use RBD Library will be pleasantly surprised by the services we offer in a creative and intimate atmosphere."

In addition to its normal suite of services, the LADC will have its capabilities augmented by moving assets from the RBD Library to the LADC for the duration of the main library closure. Library users may also request that specific materials be moved to the LADC before RBD Library closes so that they will be available for use during the closure. Requests should be submitted through the online form at https://www.lib.auburn.edu/jcourier/  and should indicate in the comments section that the materials are going to the LADC.

The LADC offers comfortable seating and many study resources, such as public computers, printers and copiers. Reflecting the aesthetics of is hosting college, the styling of the LADC is markedly different from the other libraries on campus but still provides the same quality of service that AU Libraries users have become accustomed to receiving.

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POSTED: 9:18 AM, December 8, 2016

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

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POSTED: 9:15 AM, December 8, 2016

Campus Notices

Published On: 12/06/2016

New York Times Online Available to Auburn Students, Faculty and Staff

Auburn University faculty, students and staff now have full complimentary access to the New York Times online (NYTimes.com) thanks to a university wide subscription that includes NYTimes mobile apps, international editions and archives.

The New York Times initiative supports the Auburn University 2013-2018 Strategic Plan’s emphasis on promoting student success, fostering inclusion and diversity, supporting active learning and promoting global awareness by providing access to the International, Chinese language and Spanish language editions of the daily publication, as well as providing access to the New York Times’ historical archives and educational resources for teaching faculty. The initiative is sponsored by the Ralph Brown Draughon Library and the Office of the Provost.

Workshops will be held spring semester of 2017 to assist faculty in learning about the pedagogical opportunities the subscription provides. Also in spring of 2017, additional online support for faculty will be available at the Biggio Center website at https://aub.ie/nyt.

NYTimes.com covers a variety of topics through breaking news articles, blogs, videos, opinion and interactive features. With the subscription, users will be able to share content on social networks, save articles of interest, subscribe to email newsletters and set up personalized alerts. Access to NYTimes.com is available from any location, on or off campus.

For instructions on how to create a New York Times user account; read highlights of some of the features available; and learn about some restrictions that apply, go to the Auburn University Libraries libguide link at http://libguides.auburn.edu/NYTimes for information.

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POSTED: 9:10 AM, December 8, 2016

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.

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POSTED: 9:22 AM, December 2, 2016

Congress.gov

Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public.   Replaces THOMAS.

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POSTED: 9:19 AM, December 2, 2016

Data.gov

Provides access to machine readable datasets generated by the executive branch of the United States federal government.  Provides access to over 192,902 datasets produced by 76 federal agencies and sub-agencies and 528 publishers.

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POSTED: 9:15 AM, December 2, 2016

The Internet of Us:  Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data

By Michael P. Lynch and published by Liveright Publishing Corporation in 2016, this title is located on the First Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number BD 161 .L88 2016.

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POSTED: 9:08 AM, December 2, 2016

Seminars on  EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley, software citation programs, are being offered by librarians during the Spring Semester.  Click on the Seminars link located under the "Services"  link located in the upper left hand side of the screen of the Auburn University Libraries homepage for registration information, etc.  Seminars are free but registration is required.

Currently, the following seminars are on the schedule (including one remaining from Fall Semester 2016):

Mendeley:  Friday, December 9:  9 - 10 a.m.

EndNote:  Tuesday, January 10:  1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

EndNote:  Saturday, January 21:  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

EndNote:  Saturday, February 4:  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

EndNote:  Saturday, February 18:  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

EndNote:  Thursday, March 2:  1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

EndNote:  Wednesday, March 15:  1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

EndNote:  Saturday, April 1:  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

EndNote:  Thursday, April 13:  1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

EndNote:  Saturday, April 29:  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

EndNote:  Thursday, May 11:  1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

EndNote:  Saturday, May 27:  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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POSTED: 3:07 PM, November 10, 2016
   Be sure to check the Hours link located in the top central portion of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to see library hours of operation during the Thanksgiving holiday period.  Dates affected are Sunday, November 20 through Saturday, November 26.  Regular hours resume on Sunday, November 27 at 1 p.m.
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POSTED: 3:05 PM, November 10, 2016

Patience Essah Africana Studies Lecture Series

An Introduction to Racial Microaggressions

Jaena Alabi, Reference Librarian and Subject Specialist in English, Psychology, and Africana Studies, Auburn University Libraries

Date and Time:  Tuesday, November 15 at 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

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

Sponsored by:  Africana Affiliates and the Auburn University Libraries.

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