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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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February 11, 2014

Commemoration Lecture Series

Auburn University's Search for "Human Touch" in Race Relations:  Harold Franklin, Civil rights, and Dismantling of Segregation

Dr. Wayne Flynt, Professor Emeritus, Auburn University Department of History

Date and Time:  Wednesday, February 12 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Sponsored by:  Commemorating 50 Years of Integration at Auburn University Committee; Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs; Access and Community Initiatives; Multicultural Center; and Auburn University Libraries.

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January 31, 2014

Book Talk

Evolution of the Alabama Agro-Ecosystem:  Always Keeping Up but Never Catching Up

Reading and Book Signing

Dr. E. Wayne Shell, Professor Emeritus; School of Fisheries, Aquacultures, and Aquatic Sciences; Auburn University

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

Location:  Special Collections and Archives, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries; The Auburn University College of Agriculture; and the Auburn University Bookstore.

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January 21, 2014

Commemoration Lecture Series

Segregation, Desegregation, and the Vestiges of Segregation at Auburn University

Dr. Dwayne Cox, Head of Special Collections and Archives, Auburn University Libraries

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

Location:  Special Collections and Archives, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Sponsored by:  Commemorating 50 Years of Integration at Auburn University Committee; Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs; Access and Community Initiatives; Multicultural Center; and Auburn University Libraries

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January 10, 2014

Be sure to check library hours of operation during the Martin Luther King Holiday period by clicking on the Hours link located in the upper central section of the Auburn University Libraries homepage . The dates affected are from Saturday, January 18 through Monday, January 20.

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January 10, 2014

Discover Auburn Lecture

Diamonds in the Rough:  A History of Alabama's Cahaba Coal Field

Reading and Book Signing by Dr. James Day, Professor of History, University of Montevallo

Date and Time:  Thursday, January 16 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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December 13, 2013

Be sure to check library hours of operation during the Intersession and Holiday season by clicking on the Hours link located  in the top central section of the Auburn University Libraries homepage.  Intersession hours will be in effect December 14 - 20 and January 6 - 7.  Holiday hours will be in effect December 21 - January 5 (and the library will be closed December 21-22 , 24 - 26, 29, and December 31 - January 1 and 5).

Regular hours of operation will resume on January 8, the first day of classes for the Spring Semester.

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December 6, 2013

Be sure to check library hours of operation during Final Exams December 9 - 13 by clicking on the Hours link located in the top central section of the Auburn University Libraries homepage.  Special hours will be in place also for December 6 - 8 for classes ending and for Study/Reading days.

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November 22, 2013

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 Saturday, November 23 through Saturday, November 30.  Regular hours resume on Sunday, December 1at 1 p.m.

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November 22, 2013

A football signed by the players on Auburn's 1957 national championship football team is on display in the Special Collections and Archives Department, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

A recent gift to the library from David Housel, the football is a rare piece of Auburn football history that will be on display for only a short time.  The Special Collections and Archives Department will be open on Game Day on Saturday, November 30 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. so fans attending the Auburn University - University of Alabama football game can view this unique item.

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