Archive for the 'Announcements' Category

November 17, 2009

Starting on Wednesday, November 18, construction work will begin in the southeastern section of the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. 

 The construction work is needed for the creation of the Miller Writing Center,  the Study Partners tutoring service,  and a large Learning Commons area including four new group study rooms, new furniture, and the addition of approximately 300 electrical outlets.

It is anticipated that the construction work will continue through January 10 (with a break in construction during Final Exams), so that the new facilities will be available for the start of the Spring Semester on January 11.

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November 17, 2009

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization)

World Heritage Sites in Germany:  A Photographic Exhibit

Opening Reception

Wednesday, November 18 at 4:30 p.m.

Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Presented by:  Auburn University President's Office, Auburn University Libraries, and German Consulate General in Atlanta

The exhibit is located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library near the atrium stairwell.

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November 16, 2009

Be sure to check the hours of operation of the Auburn University Libraries during the Thanksgiving holiday period.  Click on the Library Hours link located in the upper right hand side of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to see hours of operation for the period November 21 - 28.

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November 16, 2009

Discover Auburn Lectures

Evolution Proven:  The Curious Development of American Anti-Evolution

Charles A. Israel (Auburn University Department of History) and author of Before Scopes:  Evangelicalism, Education, and Evolution in Tennessee, 1870-1925

Wednesday, November 18 at 3 p.m.

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

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

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November 5, 2009

"So You Want to Write a Novel?  Maneuvering Potholes, Roadblocks, and Traffic Jams on the Way to Publication"

James Dawsey, author of Masters and Savages:  A Novel

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

Tuesday, November 10 at 3 p.m.

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

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November 2, 2009

The Auburn University Libraries are launching a redesigned homepage on Monday, November 2.  The new homepage is packed with features such as a tabbed interface that highlights the most requested sections of the Library web site .  The new homepage also showcases the digital collections of the Auburn University Digital Library .

You will also find a link to the public beta version of our new library catalog .  This catalog search is powered by VuFind, an open-source application built in collaboration with universities around the world.  Please help us evaluate this new software by sending your feedback to libwebm@auburn.edu .

The standard library catalog continues to be available for searching the libraries' collections as well.

Help us improve the new web site by sending your feedback to libwebm@auburn.edu .

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October 27, 2009

Discover Auburn Lecture Series

"The Vanishing Loveliest Village"

Ann Pearson; Ralph Brown Draughon, Jr.; and Delos Hughes (Auburn House Detectives)

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

Thursday, October 29 at 3 p.m.

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

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October 23, 2009

The brand-new Caribou Coffee House, under construction in recent months, is scheduled to open on Monday, October 26.  Location:  on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library by the Mell Street entrance.

The Stacks Cafe, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library since November 1999, has closed its doors.

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October 23, 2009

The New Books shelves have been relocated again.  The mahogany-colored shelves are now located immediately upon one's left when entering the Mell Street entrance of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.  The New Books shelves are conveniently located right next to the brand-new Caribou Coffee cafe.

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October 8, 2009

In preparation for the construction of the Learning Commons area on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, a major book shifting project is underway.

All of the volumes starting with Library of Congress call number letters A and B have been shifted from the Second Floor to the First Floor.  The volumes starting with Library of Congress call number letters C through GV will be shifted to a new location on the Second Floor.

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