Archive for the 'Announcements' Category

March 28, 2008

Currently on display in the Special Collections and Archives Department in the Ralph Brown Draughon Library is the following exhibit:  "William Bartram:  Botanist, Artist, Explorer, Author.  April 7, 1739-July 22, 1823."

The exhibit features numerous illustrations of southeastern plants and flowers, plus numerous books by and about Bartram, the flora of the southeast including Alabama, Indians of the southeast, numerous captions, and a chronology of Bartram's life.

The exhibit is located in the three upright glass display cases in the north side (i.e., facing Samford Hall) of the Special Collections and Archives Department which is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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March 4, 2008

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

Tuesday, May 13

Thursday, May 29

Wednesday, June 25

 

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February 13, 2008

Exhibit on Display March 7 - April 15:

Alexander Hamilton:  The Man Who Made Modern America

The exhibit is located in the three tall glass display cases on one's left upon entering the Special Collections and Archives Department.  This exhibit features numerous illustrations, books, captions, and a chronology detailing the life of Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) who was born in on the Caribbean island of Nevis, emigrated to what became the U.S.A., fought in the American Revolution, became the very influential first Secretary of the Treasury in 1789 and died in a duel with Aaron Burr (who served as Vice-President in the first administration of Thomas Jefferson) in 1804.  Additional exhibit materials concerning Hamilton are located on the large folding panels located to one's right on the opposite side of the department from the exhibit described above.

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

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January 30, 2008

An exhibit on Cotton in Alabama is located in the three upright glass exhibit cases in the north side (facing Samford Hall) of the Special Collections and Archives Department which is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

The cases feature books, photographs, theses, and more on cotton in Alabama including historical information about the cotton gin and a chronology of the textile industry.  Those interested in the history of cotton in Alabama should make plans to attend the February 12 library lecture by Dr. Angela Lakwete on the History of the Cotton Gin.

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January 30, 2008

An autographed copy of the famous photograph of marines raising the flag on Mount Suribachi on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima in 1945 was recently donated to the library by Viena L. Katainen.  The photograph, taken by Joe Rosenthal, is autographed by Rosenthal and inscribed to Katainen (Louise Spinello at the time).

The photograph plus explanatory material is located in a small glass exhibit case next to the door to the Alabama Collection, located in the Special Collections and Archives Department which is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.  Viena L. Katainen is Associate Professor Emerita of Italian at Auburn University.

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January 30, 2008

Located in the three large glass display cases on the left hand side as one enters the Special Collections and Archives Department, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, is an exhibit on Martin Luther King, Jr. and civil rights.

The exhibit consists of numerous photographs, books, newspaper clippings, and captions concerning King and the civil rights era.

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January 30, 2008

Seminars for faculty and graduate students are being offered by librarians 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 seminars are being offered:

Wednesday, March 5:  EndNote (citation management software)

Tuesday, March 18:  EndNote (citation management software)

Friday, April 4:  EndNote (citation management software)

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January 9, 2008

Please join us for Discover Auburn:  A Lecture Series

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 3:00 p.m.

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

“Inventing the Cotton Gin:  Machine and Myth in Antebellum America″

Dr. Angela Lakwete, Professor of History, Auburn University

Sponsored by:  the A.U. Libraries, the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, and the A.U. Bookstore.  Refreshments will follow the program.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.  For more information, please call (334) 844-4946.

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November 30, 2007

Click on the Hours link located in the lower left hand side of the A. U. Libraries homepage to view library hours of operation during the holidays and interim period  through January 7, 2008.

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October 19, 2007

The interface for the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals has changed because the A.U. Libraries' access to this database has changed from that of the Research Libraries Group (RLG) to one supplied by OCLC (Online Computer Library Center).

The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals provides a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architectural design, the history and practice of architecture, historic preservation, interior design and city planning. The Index currently produces 15,000 citations per year from approximately 800 journals published in more than 40 countries. Seventy-five percent of the journals are not covered elsewhere.

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