Archive for the 'Announcements' Category

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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April 17, 2009

Located in the three large glass display cases upon one's left when entering the Special Collections and Archives Department, is an exhibit on the Auburn University President's mansion.  The exhibit features numerous photographs and captions with information on the President's mansion and on the Presidents themselves.

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

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April 17, 2009

Located in the five flat glass display cases on the east side (facing College Street) of the Special Collections and Archives Department, is an exhibit featuring watercolor paintings and drawings by William Bartram (1739-1823) of birds, plants, and Native Americans in the Southeast. 

The paintings and drawings come from William Bartram, 1739-1823:  Watercolours and Drawings, Including Those Made in his Travels in Carolina, Georgia, & Florida in the 1770's.  This is the facsimile Alecto Historical Edition published in 2003 and is a gift from Helen and Dwight Carlisle.  When not on display, this work is housed in the Treasure Collection under call number folio QH 46 .B372 2003.

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

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March 5, 2009

An exhibit featuring 18th. century British literary women is currently on display in the Special Collections and Archives Department (located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library).

The exhibit, located in the five flat glass display cases on the east side of Special Collections, features early editions of works by 18th. century women such as Helen Maria Williams (1762-1815), Lady Anne Barnard (1750-1825), and Mrs. Hunter (1742-1821) and includes captions featuring poetry excerpted from the books on display as well as biographical information.

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February 27, 2009

"Leading the Way:  Women, Poetry, and Social Movements in Eighteenth Century Britain"

by Paula Backscheider (Philpott-Stevens Eminent Scholar, Dept. of English, Auburn University)

Thursday, March 5 at 3:30 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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February 20, 2009

In West Africa, the griot functions as a poet, a praise singer, a wandering musician, and a repository of oral tradition.

Located in the five flat glass display cases on the east side (facing South College Street) in the Special Collections and Archives Department, is an exhibit on griots.  The exhibit features numerous books, photographs, and informative captions about griots and some of the connections to African American folklore.

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

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