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November 25, 2008

DRAUGHON LIBRARY TO CLOSE OVER WINTER BREAK FOR RECARPETING

To lay 12,000 yeards of new carpet on the First and Second Floors of the the Ralph Brown Draughon Library over the winter break, the Libraries will move 1.5 million books and 195 computers.  Beginning Friday, December 19, the Draughon Library will adjust its hours to move materials and lay carpet.  Full services will remain through final exams and until 2 p.m. on Friday, December 19.

After the 19th., branch libraries located in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction and the College of Veterinary Medicine will be open to serve all patrons.  Patrons who need access to resources located in Draughon Library can request those resources be temporarily relocated to either location.  Submit a courier request at https://www.lib.auburn.edu/jcourier_login.htm telling the Libraries what materials you will need from the Draughon Library prior to closing and those items will be moved to the branch of your choice.  Although the Libraries will do the best they can to assure access over the holidays, physical access to certain collections cannot be guaranteed during the recarpeting project so please make every effort to submit courier requests prior to Thursday, December 18.

Holiday hours for the branch libraries can be found on the Libraries' webpage at http://www.lib.auburn.edu/hours/ .  The Draughon Library will reopen at 7:45 a.m. Monday, January 5, 2009 and for the two days prior to classes, the Libraries and Facilities will be working to bring services online.

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November 20, 2008

The Juvenile Books Collection is moving from the Second Floor to the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library on the east side of the floor facing the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center.

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November 13, 2008

Birmingham Rails:  The Last Golden Era

Lyle Key and Marvin Clemons

Date and Time:  Thursday, November 20 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives, located 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.

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November 6, 2008

Robert Clem to Screen a New Eugene Walter Documentary

Date and Time:  Wednesday, November 12 at 3 p.m.

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

Eugene Walter (1921-1998) was born in Mobile.  He was a screenwriter and poet who lived a bohemian lifestyle.

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

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November 5, 2008

On Friday, November 7, the Auburn University Libraries will have an open house and dedication of two new instruction labs, the assistive technology lab, and the media and digital resource lab.  The event will take place on the Second Floor  of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.  It will be a great opportunity to try out new equipment and resources and see the new spaces at the library.

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October 24, 2008

Located in the three tall glass display cases on the left upon entering the Special Collections and Archives Department, are exhibits celebrating the theme of Halloween in Alabama.  One case features Ghostly Places in Alabama, another Alabama Bats and Bat Watching, and the third features ghosts and folklore in Alabama.  The exhibits feature numerous books, illustrations, and informative captions.

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

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September 26, 2008

The exhibit, Celebrating 100 Years of Alabama 4-H featuring numerous photographs, informative captions, a timeline covering the period 1909-2007, scrapbooks, pamphlets, books, and other documents, as well as realia like t-shirts and a gavel, is located in the three large glass display cases found immediately on one's left and in the three upright glass cases on the north side of the Special Collections and Archives Department. 

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

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September 26, 2008

Located in the five flat display cases in the Special Collections and Archives Department, is an exhibit on Football Traditions at Auburn.  The exhibit features numerous photographs, yearbooks, sheet music, and even an issue of the Orange and Blue newspaper from 1915 concerning various Auburn football traditions such as rallies, cheers, cheerleading, and more.

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

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September 12, 2008

Discover Auburn Lecture Series

A History of Auburn Engineering in the Nineteenth Century

Arthur Slotkin*

Wednesday, September 17 at 3 p.m.

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

*Slotkin received a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from Auburn University in 1968 and a master's degree in flight structures from Columbia University in 1969.  At Georgia Tech he also earned another master of science degree in the sociology and history of technology and science.  Arthur Slotkin will discuss the history of engineering at Auburn University based on his upcoming book, They Came from Auburn:  A History of Engineering in the New South.

Sponsored by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University, the Auburn University Libraries, and the Auburn University Bookstore.  For more information on the program and the Discover Auburn series, contact the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center at 844-4946.

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August 29, 2008

The Seeds of Democracy:  Nationalism, Citizenship, and Democratic Practice in the Alabama 4-H, 1940-1948

Gabriel Rosenberg

Date and Time:  September 11 at 3 p.m.

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

 
   
   
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