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January 15, 2009

Dead and Alive:  the Code Duello in East Alabama

Bert Hitchcock

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

Wednesday, January 21 at 3 p.m.

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

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January 9, 2009

Children Between Worlds:  Intercultural Relations in Books for Children and Young Adults

Tuesday, January 13 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Special Guest Lecturer:  Dr. Judith Lechner, Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology in the College of Education at Auburn University.

Plus a traveling book exhibit from the International Youth Library in Munich.  (see below for details).

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

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

The traveling exhibit is on display in the three large glass exhibit cases immediately on one's left upon entering the Special Collections and Archives Department.    The exhibit features over fifty foreign language picture books plus explanatory captions.  The books concern the themes of tolerance and open mindedness and are divided into five categories:

Corner Country (stories in pictures)

A Butterfly in the City (novels for children to age 12)

The Other Side of Truth  (for readers 13 and over)

Childhood Cravings (for readers 15 and over)

If the World Were a Village (nonfiction books on the topic).

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January 9, 2009

Located in the five flat glass display cases in the Special Collections and Archives Department is the following exhibit:  "Dead and Alive:  The Code Duello in East Alabama."

The exhibit features numerous illustrations, books, and even cartoons concerning the history of dueling in East Alabama including dueling rules, and information on famous duels in American history.

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

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January 9, 2009

New carpeting has been installed on the First and Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library!

Some final adjustments are being made and furniture is being placed in new locations.  Other changes include moving the Information Desk from directly in front of the Mell Street entrance (Second Floor) to immediately upon one's right upon entering the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.  Public access computers (i.e., computers available for the general public) are being moved to the First Floor immediately across from the Circulation Desk by the Parking Deck entrance.  Due to the need to install new telecommunications lines, etc. a two-week delay is expected before these public access computers will be available for use.

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December 5, 2008

Seminars on EndNote citation software are being offered to faculty members and graduate students during   the Spring 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:

Thursday, April 30

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December 5, 2008

Celebrating the Christmas season, the Special Collections and Archives Department is featuring a Christmas exhibit on display in the three large glass display cases located immediately on the left upon entering the department.

The exhibit features numerous Christmas cookbooks, some classic Christmas books such as an early edition of A Christmas Carol by English novelist Charles Dickens, sheet music, and books on Christmas crafts.

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

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December 5, 2008

Professor Thereza Oleinick, Costume Designer in the Theater Department, has set up some of the original costumes used in the recent production of the Oscar Wilde play, "Lady Windermere's Fan."  The exhibit is located in the Alabama Room in the Special Collections and Archives Department, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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December 5, 2008

Located in the five flat exhibit cases on the east side of the Special Collections and Archives Department (facing the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center) is an exhibit on the Vietnam War.  The exhibit features numerous color photographs taken in 1970-1971 by Dr. David Martin (retired Auburn University Political Science Professor) in addition to informative captions and literature.

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

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December 5, 2008

An exhibit on Eugene Walter (1921-1998), a screenwriter and poet born in Mobile and famous for living a bohemian lifestyle, is on display in the three upright glass cases located on the north side (facing Samford Hall) of the Special Collections and Archives Department.   The exhibit features photographs, books published by Walter,  correspondence, and even a typewriter.  The department is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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December 1, 2008

Join us for a reading and book signing by Madison Jones, author of The Adventures of Douglas Bragg

December 4

2:00 p.m.

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

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.

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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