Archive for the 'Announcements' Category

August 14, 2009

Opening of the Caribou Coffee Cafe under construction on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library near the Mell Street entrance has been delayed.  We anticipate an opening date somewhere around mid-October.

Meanwhile, patrons can still enjoy coffee and snacks at the Stacks Cafe, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library since November 1999.  (Once the Caribou Coffee Cafe opens, the Stacks Cafe will be closed).

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August 14, 2009

Seminars on EndNote citation software are being offered to faculty members and graduate students.  Click on the Seminars link located in the lower left hand side of the Auburn University Libraries homepage for registration information, etc.    Seminars are free but registration is required.

Currently, the following Endnote seminars are being offered:

Friday, August 21

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July 8, 2009

The Special Collections and Archives Department has recently mounted an exhibit featuring Alabama Actors and Actresses.

The exhibit features photographs, biographical information, and miniature reproductions of movie posters on 35 Alabama actors and actresses such as Tallulah Bankhead and James "Jim" Nabors.

The exhibit is located in the three large glass display cases immediately upon one's left upon entering the Special Collections and Archives Department which itself is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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June 11, 2009

The Auburn University Libraries recently acquired a letter documenting Robert E. Lee's surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, thus bringing an end to the Civil War.  On April 9, 1865 Lee met Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House and on April 10 Grant sent Lee a letter describing the terms of surrender.

This important Civil War letter from Grant to Lee came to Auburn University through the generosity of James L. Starr, a 1971 graduate in Chemical Engineering.  The manuscript is currently on display in a flat glass exhibit case near the entrance to the Alabama Collection room in the Special Collections and Archives Department, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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June 11, 2009

The Auburn University Libraries now offer 105 years of the Auburn University, The Glomerata, online in digital format.  Glomeratas from the years 1897-2003 may be viewed via the Digital Library ; more recent editions will be added in the future.

Original copies of The Glomerata in print format are still available in the Special Collections and Archives Department, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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May 29, 2009

Auburn University Facilities has begun construction on the Caribou Coffee shop that will be located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library just inside the Mell Street entrance.

Facilities and the libraries are working hard to minimize any disruption to library visitors and apologize for any inconvenience.  All library services and resources will remain accessible but construction barriers will require some re-routing of traffic immediately surrounding the construction area.  Signs and maps are in place to direct users to the current periodicals, the Assistive Technology Lab, and the study area and carrels behind the construction space.  For further assistance, see the Information or Reference Desks located on the Second Floor of the Draughon Library.

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May 29, 2009

Seminars on EndNote citation software are being offered to faculty members and graduate students during   the Summer Semester.  Click on the Seminars link located in the middle of the Auburn University Libraries homepage for registration information, etc.  Seminars are free but registration is required.

Currently, the following EndNote seminars are being offered:

Wednesday, August 5

Friday, August 21

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May 22, 2009

Be sure to check the Hours link located in the lower left hand side  of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to find out hours of operation during the Summer Semester.

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May 15, 2009

Please join us for a reading and book signing by

Andrea Wulf

author of The Brother Gardeners:  Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession

Thursday, June 4

3 p.m.

Special Collections and Archives Department, located on the Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

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

Refreshments will follow the program.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.  For more information, call (334) 844-4946 or visit http://www.auburn.edu/cah .

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April 17, 2009

Please join us for the publication of

A Family Home:  A History of the President's Mansion at Auburn University

by Nell Richardson (her husband, Dr. Ed Richardson, was Auburn University President, 2004-2007)

Thursday, May 7 at 3 p.m.

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

A reception will follow the author's talk.  Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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