Archive for the 'Announcements' Category

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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October 8, 2009

Located in the three large glass exhibit cases immediately upon one's left when entering the Special Collections and Archives Department is an exhibit on the history of Auburn University Theatre productions.  The theatre was established in 1919 and the exhibit features numerous photographs, playbills, newspaper clippings, a scrapbook, miniature set designs, and informative captions concerning the plays produced over the past 90 years.

Click here to see plays being featured during the 2009-2010 theatre season.

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

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September 21, 2009
On Thursday, September 24, at 3 PM, Dr. David Carter of Auburn University's Department of History will discuss his new book, The Music Has Gone Out of the Movement: Civil Rights and the Johnson Administration, 1965-1968, in Special Collections & Archives, located on the ground floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. Copies of Dr. Carter's book will be available for purchase and signature by the author.

This event is sponsored by the Auburn University Libraries, the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, and the Auburn University Bookstore. All are welcome. A reception will follow Dr. Carter's presentation.

 

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September 11, 2009

De-sign'-er

(Auburn University Theatre Department)

A. Lynn Lockrow

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

Thursday, September 17

3 p.m.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Caroline Marshall Draughon Center of the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts

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September 11, 2009

The air handling system problem in the Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction (LADC - Dudley Hall) has been fixed.  Consequently, the LADC has resumed normal hours of operation.  Please consult the Hours link located in the lower center part of the Auburn University Libraries homepage for more information.

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September 10, 2009

Due to a loss of the air handling system and an accompanying odor, the Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction (LADC - Dudley Hall) will be closed the rest of the day Thursday, September 10 and Friday, September 11.  They hope to resume regular hours of operation on Sunday, September 13.

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