POSTED: 3:01 PM, November 10, 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: 2:58 PM, November 10, 2016

Edited by Joseph R. Rudolph, Jr. and published by ABC-CLIO in 2016, this two-volume set is located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number GN 496 .E56 2016.

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POSTED: 2:56 PM, November 10, 2016

Edited by Clive Edwards et al, and published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2016, this three-volume set is located in the Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction under call number NK 1165 .B59 2016.

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POSTED: 2:53 PM, November 10, 2016

By Mark G. Papich and published by Elsevier in 2016, this is the Fourth Edition.   This very large volume (900) pages is located in the Charles Cary Veterinary Medical Library under call number SF 917 .P36 2016.

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POSTED: 2:28 PM, November 7, 2016

The History and Future of the Book Lecture Series

Remediating Book History

Ben Pauley, Eastern Connecticut State University

Date and Time:  Thursday, November 10 at 3:30 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections Department, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Sponsored by:  Auburn Honors College Research Seminar

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POSTED: 3:29 PM, November 1, 2016

Esteemed Attorney Albert Tellechea Discusses Assignment of Criminal Culpability at Library Program

Date and Time:  Friday, November 4 at 3 p.m.

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

Albert Tellechea, adjunct professor at Florida A&M University College of Law and former partner at the law firm of Holland and Knight, will present a program entitled "The Assignment of Criminal Culpability in the United States" on Friday, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m. in the Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium on the ground floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. Tellechea will explore how criminal culpability is assigned in our country looking at factors such as manpower committed and mechanics of the process, and finally looking at areas that can be improved upon. 

The event is open to the public.

 

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POSTED: 2:42 PM, October 28, 2016

Discover Auburn Lecture

Earth First!   Communications and Radical Environmentalism

Dr. Derek G. Ross, Associate Professor, Department of English, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Thursday, November 3 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ground Floor Auditorium, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

This talk will explore radical environmentalism from the perspective of the newsletters and journals of the longstanding radical environmental group Earth First!, and consider what we might learn from an organization that is often as much reviled by fellow environmentalists as it is celebrated.

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

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POSTED: 8:25 AM, October 28, 2016

Slavery in America and the World

Brings together all known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. It includes colonial, state, and federal statutes along with pamphlets, magazine articles, and books about slavery.

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POSTED: 8:19 AM, October 28, 2016

Graphic Novels Core Collection

For access, click here and then click on link to Graphic Novels Core Collection.

Highlights recommended graphic novels with descriptive and evaluative annotations, cover art, review excerpts and awards.

 

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POSTED: 4:15 PM, October 20, 2016

Discover Auburn Book Talk

Reading Smell in Eighteenth-Century Fiction

Dr. Emily Friedman, Associate Professor, Department of English, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Thursday, October 27 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ground Floor Auditorium, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Reading Smell includes widescale research and focussed case studies of some of the most striking or prevalent uses of olfactory language in eighteenth-century British prose fiction.   Reading Smell not only provides new insights into canonical works by authors like Swift, Smollett, Richardson, Burney, Austen, and Lewis but also sheds new light on the history of the British novel as a whole.

Sponsored by:   Auburn University Libraries and the Auburn University Department of English.

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