POSTED: 7:55 AM, August 19, 2019

Auburn University Libraries will be offering two workshop series for students, faculty and staff during the first half of fall semester of 2019. Additional workshops will be scheduled after the fall break.

In the Level Up: Improve Your Research Skills series, Auburn University Libraries’ faculty will lead workshops which include citation management software, data management, strategic searching, and LaTeX.

The Adobe Creative Cloud workshop series, led by staff from the Libraries’ Media and Digital Resource Lab, includes Getting Started with Adobe Creative Cloud, Poster Design 101, Free Online Multimedia Creation Tools, Adobe Photoshop for Beginners, and more.

Class size is limited. Register through the AU Libraries website at: https://aub.ie/libraryworkshops

 

 

Level Up: Improve Your Research Skills

 

EndNote

EndNote is an online tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references.

Learn five ways to add citations to EndNote: (1) manually; (2) directly from a database; (3) two-step import from a database; (4) using EndNote to search a library catalog; and (5) via PDFs. Additional aspects covered in the workshop include how to handle journal abbreviations, edit Output Styles, manage an EndNote Library, and use EndNote with Microsoft Word to create bibliographies.

Time: 90 minutes

Monday, August 26, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 11, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 26, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 9, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

Zotero 101

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use, online tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Learn how to register for a Zotero account, import and organize citations, create a formatted bibliography, and use Zotero with the Microsoft Word plugin. Sharing citations through the Group Libraries feature will also be discussed.

Time: 60 minutes

Monday, August 26, 4 p.m.  – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, September 10, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, September 26, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

 

Introduction to Data Management

Learn some best practices for organizing your data and files.  The workshop will explore basic issues in data management, including data organization and formatting. More specialized, subject-specific topics are addressed based on the participants' research areas.

Time: 60 minutes

Tuesday, August 27, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Monday, September 9, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuesday, September 17, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Monday, September 23, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Monday, September 30, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuesday, October 1, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Monday, October 7, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuesday, October 8, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

 

Making the Most of Your ORCID ID

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) is part of a global effort to ensure researchers are correctly connected to their scholarly output. ORCID IDs are increasingly requested or required elements of publishing, funding, and university reporting workflows. This hand-on workshop will help you understand the benefits of ORCID, create an ORCID iD (if you don't already have one), and use ORCID’s convenient features to populate your profile and maximize its impact.

Time: 60 minutes

Wednesday, September 25, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Open Access & AU's Digital Repository

AUrora is AU’s institutional repository for faculty, students and staff to self-archive their research. Self-archiving is a way to make your work open access, reach a broader audience and ensure long-term preservation of your work. In this workshop, you will learn about the best practices for self-archiving, your rights as an author, and the benefits of open access to you and the research community.

Related LibGuide: Scholarly Communication and Open Access by Jaena Alabi

Time: 60 minutes

Tuesday, October 1, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Managing Your Scholarly Identity

Creating an online scholarly identity (SI) can increase the visibility of your research and publications, enhance networking opportunities, and help potential collaborators find you. Consciously curating and monitoring your online image helps you take control of what people see when they search for you online. This interactive workshop will introduce you to some of the most popular SI platforms and tools and help you get started on your own online scholarly profile.

Time: 60 minutes

Wednesday, October 2, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Introduction to LaTeX

LaTeX is a document preparation system used for the production of scientific and technical publications.  Examples of the types of documents that you can create with LaTeX include articles, presentations, lab reports, and other homework assignments. Learn some of the basic functions of LaTeX in order to create technical and scientific documents using mathematical expressions.  In this workshop, you will learn to set up a basic document in LaTeX and learn basic commands for equations and mathematical expressions.

Time: 60 minutes

Wednesday, August 28, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, September 10, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

 

Strategic Searching

Do you have a go-to search engine or database that you use almost exclusively when searching for literature in your field? Are you hesitant to stray too far from the familiar, but suspect you could be searching more effectively? This workshop will review common research scenarios to help you strategize the best places to find the resources that you need depending on the purpose of your search and your stage of research. Library databases and Google Scholar will be discussed.

Time: 60 minutes

Wednesday, August 28, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, September 19, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Monday, September 30, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

 

Adobe Creative Cloud Workshops by AU Libraries’ Media and Digital Resource Lab

To help users learn how to use the creative applications of the Adobe Creative Cloud currently offered to students for free by the University, the Auburn University Libraries’ Media and Digital Resource Lab (MDRL) is offering instructional workshops open to all Auburn students, faculty, and staff. Learn to use creative apps to enhance classroom assignments, present research, and design and publish both print and online content.

Workshops will take place in the RBD Library, 3rd floor lab. Register at http://aub.ie/libraryworkshops.

MDRL Workshops are also available via Zoom (please still register): http://auburn.zoom.us/my/hooperc

For additional information on MDRL Workshops, contact: Chelsy Hooper hooperc@auburn.edu

 

Getting Started with Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Spark

Students, sign up for your free Adobe ID http://adobe.auburn.edu. Faculty and staff, learn to leverage Adobe Creative Cloud in your courses and work. Explore Adobe Spark, an app that allows everyone to create beautiful web stories, slideshows, and video. Access Adobe’s free resources that will empower you to use more powerful apps such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro. Bring your own laptop or use our lab PC’s; additional mobile device recommended.

Time: 60 minutes

Wednesday, August. 28: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m
Tuesday, September 10: 10 a.m.- 11 a.m.

 

Creating Graphics: Adobe Photoshop for Beginners

Learn the basics of Photoshop and develop photo editing skills to enhance your class assignments and projects, including combining graphics with layered text and images for collages, adjusting photo colors, and adding effects. Adobe ID preferred http://adobe.auburn.edu. Bring your own laptop with Photoshop installed or use our Shared Lab licensed computers.

Time: 60 minutes

Tuesday, September 3, 2 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Wednesday, September 25, 10 a.m.- 11 a.m.

 

Digital Video: Adobe Premiere Rush

Need a quick way to create slick video, on the fly? Explore Adobe Premiere Rush for video creation and editing. Adobe ID preferred http://adobe.auburn.edu. Bring your own laptop with Rush installed or use our Shared Lab licensed lab computers. Additional mobile device recommended. Discover Adobe’s free resources that will empower you to use more powerful video apps such as Premiere Pro.

Time: 60 minutes

Wednesday, September 4, 10 a.m.- 11 a.m.

 

Poster Design

Need to design a poster for a class assignment, research presentation, or a conference presentation? Begin with the drag and drop features of PowerPoint to design and print a poster; basic design tips included. Explore ways to get started with more advanced poster design using Adobe InDesign and interactive apps.

Time: 60 minutes

Monday, September 9, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Designing Documents: Adobe InDesign for Beginners

Learn the basics of InDesign, including how to create brochures, flyers, and custom documents and how to place images and add text. Adobe ID preferred http://adobe.auburn.edu. Bring your own laptop with InDesign installed or use our Shared Lab licensed lab computers.

Time: 60 minutes

Monday, September. 16: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Poster Design Open Session

Join your peers in sharing your poster topic, planning, design, and presentation. Work on any aspect of your poster in this group setting and receive feedback from peers and facilitators on your planning, design, and / or your presentation of your poster.

Time: 90 minutes

Thursday, September 26, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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POSTED: 10:58 AM, August 12, 2019

Auburn University Libraries has launched the next step in powerful research tools with the addition of Discovery. The Discovery interface is located centrally on the AU Libraries’ web page and reduces the need to make several individual searches, as searches in Discovery produce results from many of the resources that previously required dedicated searches to obtain.

Additional advantages for users over the former catalog search tool include: quicker access to more information resources (including article databases), integrated research starters to jump-start research, richer facets for making searches more focused, and an integral search history feature enabling users to save and retrieve searches via their EBSCOhost accounts.

For additional help in using the Discovery search tool contact a subject librarian, visit the RBD Library Help Desk on 2nd Floor, or use the “Chat Online Now” link on the main AU Libraries page. Help is also available by phone at (334) 844-1737.

Please direct feedback and problems regarding Discovery to libwebm@auburn.edu. Users may also use the Feedback form: https://www.lib.auburn.edu/feedback/EDS/form.html.

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POSTED: 8:19 AM, August 2, 2019

Due to an Interlibrary Loan server and system upgrade designed to improve service to library patrons, the ILLiad request forms will be down Aug. 5 until the work is complete, which may be through Aug. 9.

ILLiad users may submit requests before this scheduled shutdown in order to avoid delays in receiving materials. Normal processing of requests will resume as soon as the systems work is complete.

For questions, contact 334-844-1728 or illhelp@auburn.edu.

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POSTED: 4:26 PM, April 23, 2019

AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives Department has opened a new exhibit honoring native Alabama author and educator Dr. Wade Hall. In 2018 Dr. Hall’s estate donated more than 1,600 20th century paperback books to Auburn University. These books represent excellent examples of paperback novel production and illustration during the modernist and postmodernist era.

“We are very grateful to the family of Dr. Hall for entrusting the care of this excellent collection of 20th Century paperbacks to us,” said Greg Schmidt, special collections librarian at Auburn University Libraries. “What they tell us about the dreams, morals and mores of the period they come from is an illuminating window into the time.”

A native of Alabama, Hall is the author of “Conecuh People: Words of Life from the Alabama Black Belt,” an oral history of his home community. The book was made into a successful play that is still presented regularly in Union Springs. The first of his family to graduate high school, Hall earned a BS from Troy State Teachers College, an MA from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.

Hall spent most of his career in Kentucky. In 1962, he became the head of the Kentucky Southern College English department, and in 1969, he moved to Bellarmine College where he taught for 30 years and chaired the English and Humanities programs. While there, he edited the Kentucky Poetry Review and was the host of a long-running interview show, “Wade Hall’s Kentucky Desk.”  Throughout his life, Dr. Hall was a passionate collector of books and Southern Americana. In 2006, Hall and his partner, Gregg Swem, returned to Union Springs. Wade Hall passed away in 2015. Hall wanted his collections to be shared, and he eventually donated significant collections to the universities of Alabama and Kentucky and to art museums in Birmingham, Mobile, and Columbus (Ga.).

In honor of Wade Hall, Special Collections is displaying a small number of his collected novels. The exhibit will includes works dating from 1912 until the late 1950s to illustrate production and illustration during the modernist and postmodernist era. In addition to Wade Hall’s collection, Betty Ballantine, co-founder of Bantam and Ballantine Books, will be highlighted in memory of the legacy she and her husband built with paperback novels. Bantam and Ballantine Books represent a significant proportion of works in the Wade Hall paperback collection.

The Wade Hall 20th Century Paperbacks exhibit is open during all Special Collections and Archives hours of business and is located on the ground floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. The exhibit will run through the end of 2019. For a full list of Special Collections and Archives hours, visit https://www.lib.auburn.edu/hours/spec

Auburn University Libraries serves the more than 30,000 students and faculty of Auburn with a collection in excess of 3.6 million volumes. The Special Collections and Archives Department collects, preserves, and houses rare and unique items relating to the histories of Auburn University, the state of Alabama, the southeastern region, the Civil War, Native Americans and aviation. The Auburn University Digital Library develops accessible digital collections of materials that support the teaching and research of Auburn faculty and students, and that, in turn, further the mission of Auburn University.  These collections are made available to researchers, educators and students in the state, nation and the world.

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POSTED: 10:06 AM, April 19, 2019
Start Date: 20190503
Start Time: April 26 - May 3

April 26 - May 3, Room 4006 and ePortfolio Studio (second floor). Slow down. Unplug, unwind and reconnect with your inner peace and calm before you go back to the study grind. Sponsored by AU Libraries.

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POSTED: 10:05 AM, April 19, 2019
Start Date: 20190503
Start Time: April 26 - May 3

The Ralph Brown Draughon Library is open on an extended schedule during finals. Friday, April 26, until midnight. Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. until midnight. Sunday, April 28, open at 11 a.m. and not closing again until Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m.

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POSTED: 10:04 AM, April 19, 2019
Start Date: 20190503
Start Time: April 26 - May 3

Stop by the Help Desk (second floor) to recharge your devices and yourself. Pick up a complimentary high protein snack, while supplies last. Sponsored by AU Libraries.

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POSTED: 10:03 AM, April 19, 2019
Start Date: 20190429
Start Time: 1pm to 5pm

April 29, 1 to 5 p.m., Stop by the Newspaper Reading Room, (first floor) to greet Moose, the therapy dog.  Staff from the Student Counseling & Psychological Services in collaboration with Health Promotion and Wellness Services will host wellness-promoting activities and provide tips for stress-management.

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POSTED: 10:02 AM, April 19, 2019
Start Date: 20190429
Start Time: 7:30am to midnight

April 29, 7:30 a.m. to midnight, Gibbs Lab (second floor). Treat your over-worked brain to some relaxing music and creative art activities to regain the focus on studying. Sponsored by AU Libraries.

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POSTED: 10:01 AM, April 19, 2019
Start Date: 20190428
Start Time: 7pm to 11pm

April 28, 7 to 11 p.m., Caroline Marshall Draughn Auditorium (ground floor). Take a break from studying to play a quick game or two. We will have classic favorites like Sorry!, Uno, and SkipBo, along with “new classics” like Exploding Kittens and Sushi GO.  Play a little to re-sharpen your thinking then get back to your studies. Sponsored by AU Libraries.

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