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January 5, 2007

The third annual World Literature Lecture will take place on Wednesday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ralph Brown Draughon Library Auditorium located on the First Floor

The lecture will feature Harvard University professor Abiola Irele, who will present "The Significance of African Literature."  He is professor of Afro-American Studies at Harvard and is the author of several seminal works in his field, including The African Imagination:  Literature in Africa & the Black Diaspora and The African Experience in Literature and Ideology.  He has edited works by Leopold Senghor and Aime Cesaire and is an editor of The Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature and also The Norton Anthology of World Literature.

The lecture is being co-sponsored by the Department of English, the W.W. Norton Publishing Company, the special lectures fund of the Provost's Office, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Auburn University Libraries.  For more information, contact Alexander Dunlop at dunloaw@auburn.edu or 844-9068.

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January 5, 2007

For an informative and very interesting display concerning censorship and literature, take a look at the Banned Books Display mounted in the eight display cases on the First through Fourth Floors of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.  The display cases are located opposite the central elevator doors where the old water fountains used to be.  The display will remain in place for the Spring Semester.

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November 16, 2006
Sesquicentennial Lecture 

See this link for a complete schedule of the Sesquicentennial Lecture Series.

The President's Home and Auburn's First Ladies

Speaker: 

Auburn University First Lady Nell Richardson earned a bachelor’s degree from A.U. in 1983 and taught English and French at Tuskegee Institute High School, Opelika High School and Jeff Davis High School in Montgomery. She also taught English at Southern Union and Alexander City Community College. While working on a master’s degree, she taught in AU’s Department of English. She earned an M.S. degree in English Education in 1988. She retired from Montgomery Public Schools in 2004 to join her husband in Auburn when he was named the university's president.

Mrs. Richardson’s lecture will be drawn from research on the nine families who have lived in the president’s home since it was built by Luther Duncan in 1939.

She will also address details of the house, including its setting, garden, and furnishings. A special feature of the program will be the unveiling of one or more portraits of former A.U. first ladies.

Date and Time:  December 7at 2 p.m.

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

Sponsored by:  The Auburn University Libraries, The Center for Arts and Humanities; Auburn University Outreach, and Auburn University Sesquicentennial Committee.

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November 3, 2006

The Auburn University budget for 2006-2007 is now available electronically through the A.U. Budget Office web site at http://www.auburn.edu/budget/

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to "Budgeted Salary Information," then click on either "Auburn Budget" or "AUM Budget."  Please note that you will be prompted for your AU username and password.  Print copies of the budget are also available in the Special Collections and Archives Department, located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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October 4, 2006

The Auburn University Libraries will play a leading role in a two-year National Leadership Grant of $113,427 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The grant, which was awarded through the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (NAAL) to Auburn and six other Alabama universities, was one of 37 awarded in the 2006 IMLS funding cycle.

Titled "Alabama Digital Preservation Network," the grant will be used to test the feasibility of employing LOCKSS ("Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe") software to harvest and store locally-created digital assets in a low-cost statewide distributed preservation network. Currently used for electronic journals, LOCKSS creates a network of copies that can quickly replace any lost or damaged digital object. This project will create the Alabama Digital Preservation Network for digital repositories of all types, demonstrating a preservation solution for academic institutions, state agencies, and community cultural heritage organizations that are building digital collections for public access. Aaron Trehub, the director of library technology at AU, is the project director.

The participating institutions are the Alabama Department of Archives and History, Auburn University, Spring Hill College, Troy University, the University of Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the University of North Alabama. To read the full story, click to http://www.imls.gov/news/2006/092606.shtm . The IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation's 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. 

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September 29, 2006

William Bartram, the eighteenth-century naturalist who explored the American South just prior to the American Revolution, will be the focus of a one-day interdisciplinary symposium on Friday, October 27, to be held in the Special Collections and Archives Department of Auburn University's Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

The symposium, which is open to the public, will showcase the latest work by a distinguished group of eight scholars from a variety of fields including literature, history, and art history.  Books on Bartram written by symposium presenters will be available for purchase, and authors will be available for book signing.

There is a $25 registration fee for the conference, which includes lunch and refreshments.  Students may attend the lectures for free.  For a registration form, schedule, and list of scholars and presentations, please click here or call (334) 844-4948.  Registration deadline is October 25.

The symposium is sponsored by the Auburn University Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, AU Libraries, AU Departments of History and English, the Alabama Humanities Foundation, and the Bartram Trail Conference.

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September 29, 2006

You are cordially invited to a photographic exhibit of American academic libraries c. 1900.  the exhibit is located in the lobby of Dudley Commons.  This exhibit is a production of the LADC (Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction) staff and will remain for much of October.

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September 14, 2006

Sesquicentennial Lecture

See this link for a complete schedule of the Sesquicentennial Lecture Series.

Intercollegiate Athletics at Auburn University

Speaker:  David Housel.  He graduated from Auburn University in 1969 with a degree in Journalism, taught in the A.U. Department of Journalism from 1972 to 1980, subsequently served the University as Sports Information Director and Athletic Director, and is the author of Saturdays to Remember (1973) and From the Desk of David Housel: A Collection of Auburn Stories (1991).

Intercollegiate athletics has long been part of campus life at Auburn. In 1892 the school instituted intercollegiate football, which has consistently held the highest profile, but sports from women’s basketball to polo have been part of the Auburn experience for decades. Successful athletic teams have generated boundless enthusiasm, while unsuccessful ones have had the opposite effect. The story of Auburn University cannot be told without a chapter on intercollegiate athletics.

Date and Time:  October 12 at 4 p.m.

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

Sponsored by:  The Auburn University Libraries, The Center for Arts and Humanities; Auburn University Outreach, and Auburn University Sesquicentennial Committee.

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August 18, 2006

Sesquicentennial Lecture

See this link for a complete schedule of the Sesquicentennial Lecture Series.

Auburn University Desegregates

Speaker:  Martin T. Olliff.  He received his Ph.D. in History from Auburn University and currently directs the Archives of Wiregrass History and Culture at Troy University, Dothan Campus, and is author of “’Just Another Day on the Plains:’ The Desegregation of Auburn University,” which appeared in the Alabama Review (April 2001).

On January 4, 1964, Harold A. Franklin became the first African-American to enroll at Auburn University. His action was a defining moment in the confrontations between pro- and anti-segregation sentiments within the university community, among the citizens of Alabama, between black applicants and the university, and between the federal courts and state government. It also represented a signal event in the life of the young man who broke the color barrier at Auburn.

Harold A. Franklin received a bachelor’s degree in history from Alabama State University, enrolled as Auburn University’s first African-American student two years later, and in 1974 earned his master’s degree from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

 Date and Time:  September 12 at 4 p.m.

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

Sponsored by:  The Auburn University Libraries, The Center for Arts and Humanities, Auburn University Outreach, and Auburn University Sesquicentennial Committee.

 

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August 18, 2006

Seminars for Auburn University faculty and graduate students are being taught by librarians during the Fall Semester. Topics currently scheduled include:

* EndNote (Citation Software):   December 19, 2006.  Also:  January 4 and 17, 2007.

 Click on the Seminars link on the A.U. Libraries homepage for a complete schedule of EndNote seminars.

All seminars are free but advance registration is required.  Please contact Bob Buchanan at buchara@auburn.edu to register for an EndNote seminar.

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