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June 9, 2011

The roof above the loading dock and the breezeway between the Parking Deck and Ralph Brown Draughon Library will be repaired over the next few weeks.   Foot traffic between the Parking Deck and the Library will not be interrupted but may be restricted somewhat for short periods of time.  The construction crew will have a spotter on the ground while work is going on above the breezeway walk.

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May 26, 2011
Criminal Justice Abstracts  covers international journals, books, reports, dissertations and unpublished papers on criminology and related disciplines. It contains indexes and summaries of international journal articles, books, and governmental and non-governmental reports on a wide range of topics in criminal justice.
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May 25, 2011

The glass elevator, located in the Atrium area of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, is out of order until further notice.  Elevator service is still available for the First through Fourth Floor via the two elevators located on the Mell Street side of the building.

Access to the Special Collections and Archives Department, located on the Ground Floor of the Library, is by stairs only.  If you are unable to use the stairs, please contact the Reference Desk (on the Second Floor) or the Circulation Desk (on the First Floor).

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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May 18, 2011

RALPH BROWN DRAUGHON LIBRARY HOSTS EXHIBIT OF HISTORIC ENGLISH BIBLES

 AUBURN, Ala. – To mark the 400th anniversary of the first publication of the King James translation of the Bible, Auburn University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives Department is hosting a special exhibit of some of the rare and historic Bibles that it holds in its collection. The exhibit is open to the public through November 30, 2011.

The exhibit covers the approximately 100 years of English Bible translations that led up to the publication of the first King James Bible in 1611. Bibles in the exhibit include a facsimile of the 1525 Tyndale translation along with original printings of King Henry VIII’s Great Bible, the Geneva Bible, the Bishop’s Bible, the Rheims New Testament, and finally a 1613 printing of the King James Bible.

The story of how each Bible came to be made and the historical events surrounding them are told in the exhibit prepared by Greg Schmidt of Special Collections and reference librarian Todd Shipman.  Also displayed are books and correspondence of Auburn Professor Emeritus Ward Sykes Allen, an eminent scholar in English Bible translations.

“Special Collections and Archives holds many rare and historic Bibles in its collection,” said Greg Schmidt, special collections librarian at Auburn University Libraries. “Of special note in this exhibit is ‘The Great Bible.’ This book is not only of historical interest as a 16th century Bible, it also is of great importance to the university as a gift from former Auburn University President Philpott in 1979 and as the one millionth volume collected by the library.”

The public is welcome to come to the Special Collections and Archives Department, located on the Ground Floor of Ralph Brown Draughon Library, to view the exhibit during regular semester hours: 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 7:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday; and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. Please consult Auburn University Libraries’ website for non-semester hours. http://www.lib.auburn.edu/hours/spac

(Contributed by W. Jayson Hill)

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May 13, 2011

The Auburn University Libraries will maintain Intersession hours through Wednesday, May 18.  Regular Summer Semester hours begin on Thursday, May 19.  Click on the Library Hours link located in the upper right side of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to check on library hours of operation.

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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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