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March 9, 2012

Be sure to consult the Library Hours link located in the upper right side of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to determine library hours of operation during the Spring Break period in effect Saturday, March 10 through Saturday, March 17 (St. Patrick's Day).

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March 9, 2012

Three library construction projects are scheduled to begin during the week of Spring Break (March 12 - 16).

1)  First Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library:  conversion of the auditorium for other purposes.  Crews will be knocking down walls andd tearing out the projection booth floor.  Be prepared for noise!

2)  First Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library:  dome lights are being converted to energy-saving fluorescent lights.  The Parking Deck Entrance will be blocked so please use the Mell Street Entrance.

3)  Third Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library:  a hole will be knocked in the wall between Rooms 3101C and 3101A (OIT Computer Lab) for the purpose of installing a door.  The Third Floor Computer Lab is being converted into a computer repair shop that the OIT (Office of Information Technology) hopes to have ready by the start of the Summer Semester.

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February 24, 2012

The Spirit of Harriet Tubman

A performance by Rene "Abayomi" Goodall, educator, artist, living history interpeter, storyteller, and community activist.

Date and Time:  Monday, February 27 at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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

This event is free and open to the public.  All are welcome

Sponsored by:  Kappa Upsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Omicron Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; and the Auburn University Multicultural Center

For more information, please contact Amanda Carr at (334) 844-2976 or carrama@auburn.edu .

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February 24, 2012

Monitoring the Future:  A Continuing Study of American Youth (8th. and 10th. Grade Surveys), 2010

  • These surveys of 8th- and 10th-grade students are part of a series that explores changes in important values, behaviors, and lifestyle orientations of contemporary American youth. Students in each grade are randomly assigned to complete one of four questionnaires, each with a different subset of topical questions but containing a set of "core" questions on demographics and drug use. There are more than 450 variables across the questionnaires. Drugs covered by this survey include amphetamines (stimulants), barbiturates (tranquilizers), other prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, tobacco, smokeless tobacco, alcohol, inhalants, steroids, marijuana, hashish, LSD, hallucinogens, cocaine, crack, ecstasy, methamphetamine, and injectable drugs such as heroin.
  • 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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February 10, 2012

Discover Auburn Lecture Series

Building a Civil War Virtual Library:  The ASERL Digitization Project [ASERL=Assocation of Southeastern Research Libraries]

Aaron Trehub, Assistant Dean for Technology and Technical Services, Auburn University Libraries

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

Date and Time: February 16 at 3 p.m.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries, Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, and Auburn University Bookstore

 

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February 10, 2012

Currently on display are 13 large, framed, color photographs in an exhibit titled Photographs of Honduras by Paul Wingler.  The photos are on loan to Auburn University from the Counsel General of Honduras, Emelia Callejas.

This exhibit is located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library next to the dark wood walls of the Reference Department.

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February 10, 2012

Currently on display in the Special Collections and Archives Department is an exhibit on a local labor union.  The exhibit, located in the two flat display cases immediately upon one's left when entering the department features photographs, memorabilia including clothing, and informative captions concerning United Steelworkers Local 753L.  The first display case also covers the U.S. Rubber Tire Plant (also known as Uniroyal Goodrich) in Opelika which closed in 2009; the second case profiles union leaders in Local 753L and strikes.

The Special Collections and Archives Department is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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January 31, 2012

Auburn University will join hundreds of colleges, universities, libraries and other organizations throughout the nation at the 23rd. annual National African American Read-In.  Volunteer readers share excerpts from their favorite African American Literature in a celebration of African American history.

Date and Time:  Monday, February 6 at 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library - Mell Street Entrance.

The Read-In is free and open to the public.  All are welcome.

Reading selections will also be available on site.  Readers and performers of all ages are welcome.  Readers are needed for this year's program.

If you would like to participate as a reader, please contact Jennifer Cook at jsc0013@auburn.edu or call (334) 844-5042.  The DEADLINE to register as a reader is February 3.

Endorsed by:  The International Reading Association

Sponsored by:  The National Council of Teachers of English, Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, and University Libraries.

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January 12, 2012

Be sure to consult the Library Hours link located in the upper right side of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to determine library hours of operation during the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday period in effect Friday, January 13 through Monday, January 16.

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January 12, 2012

Harriet Beecher Stowe:  Devil or Angel?

Dr. Walter B. Hitchcock, Professor Emeritus, Department of English, Auburn University

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

Date and Time:  January 19 at 3 p.m.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries, Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities, and Auburn University Bookstore

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