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May 13, 2011

The Caribou Coffee Cafe, located near the Mell Street entrance on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, will maintain the following schedule for a)  the remaining days of Intersession and b) the Summer Semester:

Intersession (May 13-18):

Friday, May 13:  7:20 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Saturday, May 14 - Sunday, May 15:  CLOSED

Monday, May 16:  7:20 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Tuesday, May 17:  7:20 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Wednesday, May 18:  7:20 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Summer Semester (Starting May 19):

Monday - Thursday:  7:20 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Friday:  7:20 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday:  5 - 10 p.m.

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May 13, 2011

The Head of Auburn University Libraries' Circulation Department, Anthony "J.P." Pendleton, has been elected Vice President of the American Library Association's Library Support Staff Interests Round Table, which represents libraries nationwide.

The three-year term will include a year as Vice President, one as President, and one as Past President.  The LSSIRT provides an arena within the American Library Association for addressing a wide variety of issues of concern to library support staff, including basic training programs, education, career development, job duties and responsibilities, and other related issues for the purpose of fostering communication and networking among all levels of library personnel.

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May 13, 2011

A renovation project on the Atrium located in the Ralph Brown Draughon Library has begun and is expected to take most of the Summer.  Work crews will perform preventive maintenance, paint, remove neon lights, and install acoustic panels on both sides of the Atrium.

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May 4, 2011

Toni Carter, reference and instruction librarian at Ralph Brown Draughon Library, has won the EBSCO Award for Research Excellence at the College, Universities, & Special Libraries (CUS) Research Forum. The forum was part of the Alabama Library Association’s annual conference, which was held the week of April 18, 2011 in Orange Beach, Ala. 

Carter and her co-author/co-presenter, Priscilla Seaman from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, won the EBSCO Award for an article entitled, "The Management and Support of Outreach in Academic Libraries." 

Carter and Seaman received 139 survey responses from libraries nationwide as they sought to better understand how academic libraries manage, fund and support their patron outreach efforts. Examples of a library’s outreach to its users would include such activities as the Tailgate @ the Library and RBDpalooza game night that are held annually at Auburn’s Ralph Brown Draughon Library, and are designed to bring students into the library to learn about its services and ease their anxieties about using the library.

The EBSCO competition is held annually for unpublished papers within the state and includes an award certificate and a cash prize. 

 W. Jayson Hill, JD

Communications & Marketing

Auburn University Libraries

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April 28, 2011

Please be aware that the Auburn University Libraries will be observing special hours of operation during Final Exams April 29 - May 6 and Intersession May 7 - 18.  Click on the Library Hours link located in the upper right side of the Auburn University Libraries homepage .

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April 28, 2011

Up All Night

Ralph Brown Draughon Library

May 2 - 5

SGA (Student Government Association) Study Break:  free doughnuts, juice, and exam scantrons, 1 - 2 a.m., Monday - Thursday.  Location:  Newspaper Reading Room, First Floor.

Stress Management:  May 3, 1 - 5 p.m. next to the Caribou Coffee cafe (Second Floor):  wellness-promoting activities and stress management tips.

Sponsored by:  Earthfare, Caribou Coffee, Kroger, Southern Union Community College, and Auburn University Health Promotion and Wellness Services.

Get a JOLT at Caribou Coffee:  extended hours, 7 a.m. - 3 a.m.

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April 28, 2011

Currently on display in the Special Collections and Archives Department, is an exhibit featuring rare naturalist illustrations and publications.  Located in the three tall glass display cases immediately upon one's left are the following:

1)  Color illustrations of insects made by British naturalist Philip Henry Gosse (1810-1888) who arrived in Alabama in 1838 and spent time in the Mt. Pleasant area near Mobile.  The exhibit also features Gosse's Letters from Alabama published in London by Morgan and Chase in 1859.

2)  Color illustrations of birds by John James Audubon (1785-1851).  The exhibit also features Audubon's The Birds of America from the Drawings Made in the United States and their Territories, Third Edition, published in New York by V.G. Audubon in 1859.  Gift of the Eugene B. Sledge Family.

3)  Several issues featuring color illustrations of plants and flowers in Curtis's Botanical Magazine, the oldest continuously published journal of color illustrations in the world which was established in 1787.  The Auburn University Libraries hold a complete run of this journal covering the period 1787-1983. 

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

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April 13, 2011

Discover Auburn Lecture Series

Book Talk:  William Bartram: The Search for Nature's Design

Thomas Hallock (University of South Florida), co-editor with Nancy Hoffman, will discuss this book.  It contains letters, essays, and artwork by 18th.-Century natural historian, William Bartram, who explored much of  the Southeastern United States including Alabama.

Date and Time:  Monday, April 25 at 3 p.m.

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

Copies of William Bartram:  The Search for Nature's Design, will be available for sale and signature by Dr. Hallock.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries, University Bookstore, and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts.  All are welcome to attend the lecture and the reception that will follow.

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April 8, 2011


 AUBURN, Ala. – The Special Collections and Archives Department of Auburn University Libraries will host an exhibit of messages and other artifacts left at the Toomer’s Corner Oaks in the days following the announcement in early February that the trees had been poisoned. The exhibit will open to the public at the Ralph Brown Draughon Library on Tuesday, April 12 and will remain open through the A-Day weekend of April 16 and 17 during regular library hours.

 “We know there were many Auburn fans around the state and even the nation who wished they could have been here with their well wishes for the trees when the initial shock of the poisoning news hit,” said Greg Schmidt, special collections librarian at Auburn University Libraries. “As we expect many out-of-town fans to show up for A-Day activities, we wanted to give them a chance to at least experience the flavor of the reaction that members of the Auburn family had in the days following that sad news.”

The artifacts gathered at the trees and slated to be in the exhibit include many get-well wishes for the trees from small children and adults alike, and tributes from current and former students. These artifacts take all shapes from simple cards and signs to the victory-celebration corner’s signature item - rolls of toilet paper.

The exhibit will be on the first floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. Library and exhibit hours during A-Day activities are Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and reopening Sunday, April 17 at 1 p.m. and remaining open on the library’s regular 24/5 schedule.

(Contributed by W. Jayson Hill)

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April 8, 2011


AUBURN, Ala. - Glenn Anderson, associate dean for collection development (Emeritus) at Auburn University Libraries, has been awarded the 2011 Sue O. Medina Award for Significant Contribution from the Alabama Association of College and Research Libraries (AACRL). The annual award honors library and information professionals and graduate students who work or reside in Alabama and have made a significant contribution in the area of college and research libraries on the local, state, regional, national or international level.

Anderson was selected to receive the award for his 32 years of service at Auburn University Libraries, and most particularly his last 12 years as assistant dean for collection development.

“Glenn Anderson’s contributions to the libraries of Alabama go far beyond the long and stellar job he has done for Auburn University,” said Rickey Best, board member and past president of AACRL. “His experience and ability to build consensus among diverse groups has resulted in all research libraries in Alabama getting better deals on their electronic database subscriptions, allowing member libraries to better serve their patrons.”

Anderson’s award will be officially presented at the AACRL yearly meeting on April 20 in Orange Beach, Ala.

“We’re very proud that Glenn Anderson has won this very prestigious award,” said Bonnie MacEwan, dean of Auburn University Libraries. “We’ve always known Alabama libraries were better off for Glenn’s work, but it is terrific to see his numerous accomplishments recognized with this award from AACRL.”

Anderson is the third member of Auburn University Libraries’ staff to have won the Sue O. Medina Award. Aaron Trehub, assistant dean for technology and technical services, won the award in 2010 and Marcia Boosinger, associate dean for public services, won the award in 2004.

(Contributed by W. Jayson Hill)

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