Archive for the 'Announcements' Category

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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October 19, 2007

The three upright glass exhibit cases located on the north side of the Special Collections and Archives Department feature materials honoring two World War II Auburn Marines:  Eugene B. Sledge (1923-2001) and Jack Simms (1926- ).  Both veterans fought in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.  Sledge published a memoir about his experiences, With the Old Breed at Peleliu.  Simms fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima and gave a lecture about his experiences on October 10, 2007.

The exhibit features numerous photographs, maps, newspapers, and other items including illustrated cigarette papers, books, and plaques.

The Eugene B. Sledge Collection can also be viewed online at the Auburn University Digital Library Collections web site.

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

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October 19, 2007

Located in the five flat glass display cases on the east side of the Special Collections and Archives Department is an exhibit on "American Archives Month:  Celebrating the American Record."

The exhibit includes information on the life cycle of archival records, a glossary of terms, and examples of archival materials such as ephemera including postcards and pamphlets; archival supplies such as document cleaning pads and latex gloves; photographs and negatives; and artifacts including flint Indian arrowheads and a brick from Broun Hall.

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

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September 7, 2007

The Auburn University Libraries welcomed new and returning students back to campus on August 16-17, 2007 with the Information Oasis tent on the concourse outside of Haley Center.  We offered cold water during the 100-degree weather, highlighters, magnets, and pens as freebies.  Librarians were also on hand to answer students' questions about campus.

The photos have been mounted on the Flickr site for your viewing enjoyment.

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August 24, 2007

Please join us for

Discover Auburn:  A Lecture Series

"Ivorybill Hunters:  The Search for Proof in the Florida Panhandle"

by Dr. Geoffrey Hill, Scharnagel Professor of Biology, Auburn University

Wednesday, September 5 at 3 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives Department, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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

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August 24, 2007

Located in the five flat glass exhibit cases on the east side (facing the Hotel and Dixon Conference Center) of the Special Collections and Archives Department is an exhibit featuring "Tigers on the Prowl."  In 2001 and 2002 the Auburn Chamber of Commerce participated in a fundraising project involving the production of 24 large plastic tigers, each weighing 300 pounds, for display around the town.  The exhibit features numerous photographs and newspaper clippings, plus captions providing information such as how these tigers were constructed and the fate of the "Tigers on the Prowl."

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

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August 24, 2007

Located in the three large glass exhibit cases on one's left upon entering the Special Collections and Archives Department is an exhibit concerning the life and times of George Petrie (1866-1947), longtime professor of History at Auburn, and organizer of the first football game (1892) and the first baseball team at Auburn.  The exhibit features numerous photographs, manuscripts, books, and other items as well as informative captions concerning "Auburn Man:  The Life and Times of George Petrie."

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

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