Archive for the 'Announcements' Category

August 18, 2006

Dr. Kelly D. Jolley, Department of Philosophy, has donated nine rare books to the Auburn University Libraries in memory of Dr. James Haden, whom Jolley studied with as an undergraduate at the College of Wooster.

The titles include a 1633 edition of Galileo's Sidereus Nuncius, or Starry Messenger; a 1758 edition of History of Insects by the seventeenth-century Dutch scientist Jan Swammerdam, and works by others including Rousseau and Descartes.

 

The display is located in the flat glass exhibit case next to the door to the Alabama Room in the Special Collections and Archives Department located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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June 21, 2006

You may have noticed the new look of this web site. Starting June 21, 2006 What's New has moved from using the Movable Type editing software to WordPress. Among the changes is the ability for readers to set up RSS (either Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary) feeds for any or all of the categories of news updates made to this web site.

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June 9, 2006

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

EndNote (Citation Software):  August 8, and August 23

All seminars are free but advance registration is required. When you click here, you will be taken to the "AU Libraries Professional Development and Training" page located under the Faculty and Graduate Student Seminars link. This link is also found by clicking on the Site Index link located in the lower righthand side of the A.U. Libraries homepage. To sign up for seminars, it will be necessary for you to create an account. Just click on the Signup link and follow the easy instructions.

Once you have created your account it is easy to go back and view the seminar schedule, descriptions, and to register for a class.

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March 17, 2006

Karni R. Perez will be present to sign copies of her recently published book, Fishing for Gold: The Story of Alabama's Catfish Industry, on Wednesday, March 22 at 4 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives Department located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

Perez, an independent researcher living in Auburn, compiled the material at the request of faculty in the Auburn University Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures and catfish industry representatives, who wanted to record an oral history of the industry.

This project was funded by Southern Pride Processing Company, the Alabama Catfish Producers, and the AU Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures Department. The book signing is being co-sponsored by the Auburn University Libraries, the Alabama Center for the Book, and the AU College of Agriculture.

This event is open to the public. For more information, contact Katie Jackson at 844-5887 or smithcl@auburn.edu .

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March 17, 2006

The Auburn University Libraries are preparing to conduct a user study where library patrons will be given a series of questions by an AU Libraries staff member, asking them to find certain materials through the library web site. The goal of this study is to test the usability of our web site, and your participation will help us improve its quality and usefulness.

A $10.00 campus cash card will be given to those who participate. Participation is open to any student, graduate student, faculty member, or staff member of Auburn University.

If you would like to be involved in this informal user study, please send an e-mail message to the Library webmaster .

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January 20, 2006

In celebration of Auburn University's 150th. anniversary (sesquicentennial) in 2006, the Special Collections and Archives Department has mounted several exhibits pertaining to Auburn's history.

The three glass cases located on the north side (facing Samford Hall) feature three exhibits. The middle case features "Desegregation at Auburn University" and features photographs, newspaper clippings, and more starting with the arrival of Harold Franklin, Auburn's first African American student, in 1964.

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

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January 20, 2006

In celebration of Auburn University's 150th. anniversary (sesquicentennial) in 2006, the Special Collections and Archives Department has mounted several exhibits pertaining to Auburn's history.

The three glass cases located on the north side (facing Samford Hall) feature three exhibits. One case features photographs, memorabilia, and other information about sports and Auburn student traditions such as having freshmen wear "rat" caps.

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

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January 6, 2006

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

EndNote (Citation Software): March 23 (two sessions), April 19, and May 23

Assessing Journal Quality: April 21 and April 24

All seminars are free but advance registration is required. When you click here, you will be taken to the "AU Libraries Professional Development and Training" page located under the Faculty and Graduate Student Seminars link. This link is also found by clicking on the Site Index link located in the lower righthand side of the A.U. Libraries homepage. To sign up for seminars, it will be necessary for you to create an account. Just click on the Signup link and follow the easy instructions.

Once you have created your account it is easy to go back and view the seminar schedule, descriptions, and to register for a class.

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January 6, 2006

In celebration of Auburn University's 150th. anniversary (sesquicentennial) in 2006, the Special Collections and Archives Department has mounted several exhibits pertaining to Auburn's history.

"Presidents of Auburn University" features numerous publications, photographs, and informative captions about all of the presidents and interim presidents starting with Rev. William J. Sasnett (1859-1861) through Dr. Ed Richardson (2004- ).

This exhibit is located in the five flat cases on the west side (facing the Hotel and Conference Center) of the Special Collections and Archives Department on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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January 6, 2006

In celebration of Auburn University's 150th. anniversary (sesquicentennial) in 2006, the Special Collections and Archives Department has mounted several exhibits pertaining to Auburn's history.

The three glass cases located on the north side (facing Samford Hall) feature three exhibits. One case features "Co-Eds at Auburn." Fascinating photographs and informative captions tell the story of the arrival of female students at Auburn in 1892.

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

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