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April 19, 2019
Start Date: 20190502
Start Time: Apr 28 - May 2

April 28 to May 2, midnight, Help Desk, (second floor). Stop by for free doughnuts, juice and scantrons. Sponsored by the SGA

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April 19, 2019
Start Date: 20190426
Start Time: 3 p.m.

On Thursday, April 25, Dr. Vishnu Suppiramaniam, professor, Department of Drug Discovery & Development  and  director, Center for Neuroscience Initiative, will present “Establishing a Center of Neuroscience at Auburn” at the Discover Auburn Lecture Series sponsored by Auburn University Libraries. The lecture will begin at 3 p.m. in the Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium on the ground floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

Dr. Suppiramaniam will discuss how Auburn researchers will work in the new center to mitigate against mental, neurological and substance use disorders, which make up a substantial proportion of the world’s disease burden. A team of experts in chemistry, physiology, development, degeneration, and imaging of the brain are collaborating to develop a neuroscience center to increase fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system, and how that knowledge can be used to reduce the burden of neurological disease.

The public is welcome and a reception will follow the program.

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March 5, 2019
Start Date: 20190307
Start Time: 3 p.m.

On Thursday, March 7, Dr. Mark Liles, professor, Biological Sciences, will present “Drugs From Dirt - Development and Characterization of Novel Antimicrobial Compounds” at the Discover Auburn Lecture Series sponsored by Auburn University Libraries.  The lecture will begin at 3 p.m. in the Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium on the ground floor of Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

Dr. Liles’ research seeks to address the many disease-causing organisms that are resistant to current drug therapies. Researchers will test and develop new therapeutic strategies for treating infectious diseases through the study of antibiotic-producing bacterial cultures they have discovered in soil. These are potentially life-saving antibiotics that could have application in human medicine, agriculture, and veterinary practice.

A reception will follow the lecture and the public is welcome.

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February 21, 2019
Start Date: 20190228
Start Time: 3 p.m.

On February 28, James Rusty Smith, associate director of the Rural Studio of Auburn University School of Architecture, Planning, & Landscape Architecture, will present “Communication is Key: Unlocking Home Affordability and Prosperity in Rural America” at the next Discover Auburn Lecture Series program sponsored by Auburn University Libraries. The lecture will begin at 3 p.m. in the Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium on the ground floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

Smith’s research focuses on helping those in poor, rural areas gain greater access to resources that will ultimately lead them to finding affordable housing options. He is working toward the creation of a National Institute of Rural Prosperity that will foster partnerships to help rural residents more easily overcome barriers to home ownership, including mortgage lending, home insurance, and local ordinances and policies.

The public is welcome and a reception will follow the program.

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February 11, 2019

Auburn University Libraries has opened “John Jenkins Wilmore: Engineering Education”, a new exhibit in the Auburn University Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives Department. The exhibit tells the story of Wilmore’s life and work, including 55 years at Auburn, through his letters, essays, and photographs.

The archives recently acquired the papers of the former dean of engineering, which include Wilmore’s personal papers and family records dating back to 1834. Wilmore began his career at Auburn in 1888 when he designed a steam engine that was used to generate electricity for Langdon Hall and Old Main. He served as dean of engineering from 1907 until his death in 1943. Wilmore worked alongside Bolling Crenshaw, Luther Duncan, George Petrie, and many others who shaped the university during the beginning of the 20th century.

The exhibit will continue through December 2019 and is located on the ground floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library inside the Special Collections & Archive Department. It is open to the public during all regular Special Collections & Archives hours. Hours for Special Collections & Archives may be found here. For more information on the Wilmore papers, visit the SC&A page here.

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January 24, 2019

Auburn University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives Department (SC&A) is continuing its digitization of analog tapes of Auburn University’s various programs through the past decades. Recently, two tapes in the “Auburn University Profiles” series yielded short interviews with Governor Kay Ivey that were made in May 1967, shortly after her election as the first woman Student Government Association vice president at Auburn.

These interviews may be listened to online at https://archive.org/details/AUP128Program3?

and https://archive.org/details/AUP128Program4. They offer a fascinating look into Governor Ivey’s early political career.

Auburn University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives Department has been working through its collection of analog media and transforming them into digital files that can be readily shared with researchers worldwide.  The sheer volume of material has necessitated that this effort be a multi-year project with new discoveries being shared as they become available. It is expected that the remainder of the materials will be completed within the next two to three years.

The SC&A digitization project began when Auburn donors funded the purchase of a reel-to-reel tape deck and digitizing equipment during last year’s Tiger Giving Day. During Tiger Giving Day, projects throughout campus have 24 hours to meet their fundraising goals. Auburn University Libraries will have another project featured this year during Tiger Giving Day on Feb. 21.

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January 18, 2019

Starting January 24, Auburn University Libraries will once again present the Discover Auburn Lecture Series spotlighting the research of Auburn faculty. The spring 2019 semester will feature five programs on a variety of topics from political science to neuroscience.

All programs will begin at 3 p.m. in the Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium on the first floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. The public is welcome and a reception with the presenter will follow the lecture portion of the program.

This year’s schedule is:

Thursday, January 24 – Dr. Steven Brown, Professor, Department of Political Science – Alabama Justice:  The Cases and Faces that Changed a Nation

Thursday, February 28 - James Rusty Smith – Associate Director, Rural Studio. Auburn University School of Architecture, Planning, & Landscape Architecture - Communication is Key: Unlocking Home Affordability and Prosperity in Rural America 

Thursday, March 7 – Dr. Mark Liles – Professor, Biological Sciences – Drugs From Dirt - Development and Characterization of Novel Antimicrobial Compounds

Thursday, April 11 – Dr. Geoff Hill – Professor of Biological Sciences - A Mobile Mitochondria Laboratory (AU MitoMobile) to Lead the World in Measuring Bioenergetics in Natural Settings

Thursday, April 25 – Dr. Vishnu Suppiramaniam - Professor, Department of Drug Discovery & Development and Director, Center for Neuroscience Initiative – Establishing a Center of Neuroscience at Auburn

 

To view previous Discover Auburn lectures, visit: https://www.lib.auburn.edu/discoverauburn/

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January 17, 2019

Auburn University Libraries will be offering two workshop series for students, faculty and staff during the spring semester of 2019.

In the Level Up: Improve Your Research Skills series, Auburn University Libraries’ faculty will lead workshops on citation management software, systematic reviews, data management, Google Scholar, and LaTeX.

New for spring 2019 is the Adobe Creative Cloud workshop series led by staff from the Libraries’ Media and Digital Resource Lab. Auburn began offering the Adobe Creative Cloud free to all students at the beginning of fall semester 2018. Topics include Getting Started with Adobe Creative Cloud, Poster Design 101, Free Online Multimedia Creation Tools, Adobe Photoshop for Beginners, and more.

Class size is limited. Register through the AU Libraries website at: https://aub.ie/libraryworkshops

 

 

Level Up: Improve Your Research Skills

 

EndNote

EndNote is an online tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references.

Learn five ways to add citations to EndNote: (1) manually; (2) directly from a database; (3) two-step import from a database; (4) using EndNote to search a library catalog; and (5) via PDFs. Additional aspects covered in the workshop include how to handle journal abbreviations, edit Output Styles, manage an EndNote Library, and use EndNote with Microsoft Word to create bibliographies.

Time: 90 minutes

Saturday, January 19, 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, February 13, 3 p.m.

Saturday, March 2, 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, March 12, 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, March 30, 10:30 a.m.

 

Introduction to Mendeley

Mendeley is a free online resource empowering researchers to organize their references and build their research network.

Learn how to add citations to Mendeley from your computer, a library database, and the web, as well as how to use the software to annotate citations and create bibliographies using the Microsoft Word plug-in.

Time: 60 minutes

Tuesday, January 22, 2 p.m.

Friday, January 25, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, February 19, 2 p.m.

Friday, February 22, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, March 19, 2 p.m.

Friday, March 22, 10 a.m.

 

Zotero 101

Zotero is a free easy-to-use, online tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

Learn how to register for a Zotero account, import and organize citations, create a formatted bibliography, and use Zotero with the Microsoft Word plugin. Sharing citations through the Group Libraries feature will also be discussed.

Time: 60 minutes

Wednesday, January 23, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, February 5, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, February 20, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6, 4 p.m.

Thursday, March 21, 4 p.m.

Thursday, April 4, 4 p.m.

 

Introduction to Data Management

Learn some best practices for organizing your data and files.  The workshop will explore basic issues in data management, including data organization and formatting. More specialized, subject-specific topics are addressed based on the participants' research areas.

Time: 60 minutes

Tuesday, January 15, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, January 29, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, January 12, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, January 26, 3 p.m.

 

Introduction to LaTeX

LaTeX is a document preparation system used for the production of scientific and technical publications.

Examples of the types of documents that you can create with LaTeX include articles, presentations, lab reports, and other homework assignments.

Learn some of the basic functions of LaTeX in order to create technical and scientific documents using mathematical expressions.  In this workshop, you will learn to set up a basic document in LaTeX and learn basic commands for equations and mathematical expressions.

Time: 60 minutes

Wednesday, January 23, 3 p.m.

Thursday, February 14, 3 p.m.

Thursday, March 7, 10 a.m.

 

Introduction to Systematic Reviews

A systematic review is a formal research study that seeks to first identify, through a systematic and comprehensive search, all relevant literature answering a focused research question, then appraise the identified literature and finally analyze, synthesize, and present data from all studies included in the review.

This workshop examines the steps that scholars take to complete a systematic review. In addition, you’ll learn how systematic reviews differ from other types of reviews, and where to find additional resources and services to help with the systematic review process.

Time: 90 minutes

Friday, March 29, 3 p.m.

 

Google Scholar

Google Scholar has changed the research landscape, yet many students and faculty feel apprehensive and uncertain when using it. Learn about the advantages and limitations of using Google Scholar for scholarly research, and how it works in conjunction with library subscription databases.

Time: 60 minutes

Thursday, January 24, 3 p.m.

Friday, February 15, 12 p.m.

Tuesday, March 5, 9 a.m.

 

 

 

 

Adobe Creative Cloud

Learn how to use the creative applications of the Adobe Creative Cloud offered to students free by the University. Led by staff from the Libraries’ Media and Digital  Resource Lab, topics include Getting Started with Adobe Creative Cloud, Poster Design 101, Free Online Multimedia Creation Tools, Adobe Photoshop for Beginners, and more. Contact: Chelsy Hooper hooperc@auburn.edu

 

Digital Design for Faculty and Instructors: Getting Started with Adobe Creative Cloud

Learn about Adobe Spark, an app that allows you and your students to create beautiful web stories, slideshows, and video, as well as Adobe Premiere Rush, an app for simplified video creation. Explore Adobe’s free resources to incorporate more powerful apps such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro. Investigate ways to integrate Adobe Creative Cloud apps in your courses to foster digital literacy skills.

Time: 60 minutes

Tuesday, January 22, 3 p.m.

Wednesday, January 30, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, February 27, 3 p.m.

 

Digital Design for Students: Getting Started with Adobe Creative Cloud

Sign up for your free Adobe online account. Learn about Adobe Spark, an app that allows you to create beautiful web stories, slideshows, and video, as well as Adobe Premiere Rush, an app for simplified video creation. Access Adobe’s free resources that will empower you to use more powerful apps such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro. Participants may use instructional lab PC’s or can bring their own laptop; additional mobile device recommended.

Time: 60 minutes

Wednesday, January 23, 9 a.m.

Monday, January 28, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, February 6, 2 p.m.

 

Free Online Multimedia Creation Tools

Learn about free online tools to create graphics, text, web pages, workflows, and video. Learn to use tools for desktop, laptop, and mobile devices, including Moqups, Piktochart, Adobe Spark, Adobe Capture, and more. Participants may use instructional lab PC’s or can bring their own laptop; additional mobile device recommended.

Time: 60 minutes

Tuesday, January 29, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, February 5, 2 p.m.

Monday, March 4, 2 p.m.

 

Features of Your MacBook for Students

Have a MacBook but want to learn more about its features? Bring your Mac laptop and learn about free software that comes installed on your Mac that you can use in your class assignments. Learn keyboard shortcuts and productivity tips to help you efficiently use your Mac.

Time: 60 minutes

Monday, January 28, 3 p.m.

Thursday, January 31, 2 p.m.

Friday, February 22, 9 a.m.

 

Poster Design 101

Need to design a poster for a class assignment or a conference presentation? Begin with the drag and drop features of PowerPoint to design and print a poster; basic design tips included. Explore ways to get started with more advanced poster design using Adobe InDesign.

Time: 60 minutes

Thursday, January 31, 9 a.m.

Monday, February 4, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, March 5, 3 p.m.

 

Podcasting 101 in GarageBand

Bring your Mac laptop and learn the basics of GarageBand, a free software program on your Mac for recording and editing audio.

Time: 60 minutes

Wednesday, February 6, 10 a.m.

Thursday, February 7, 3 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6, 9 a.m.

 

Creating Graphics: Adobe Photoshop for Beginners

Learn the basics of Photoshop and develop photo editing skills to enhance your class assignments such as combining graphics with layered text and images for collages, adjusting photo colors, and adding effects. Requires Adobe ID [adobe.auburn.edu] or bring your own device with Photoshop installed.

Time: 60 minutes

Wednesday, February 20, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, February 20, 3 p.m.

Thursday, February 28, 9 a.m.

 

Designing Documents: Adobe InDesign for Beginners

Learn the basics of InDesign, including how to create brochures, flyers, and custom documents and how to place images and add fonts. Requires Adobe ID [adobe.auburn.edu] or bring your own device with InDesign installed.

Time: 60 minutes

Monday, February 25, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, February 26, 10 a.m.

Thursday, February 28, 2 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January 10, 2019

To help users learn how to use the creative applications of the Adobe Creative Cloud currently offered to students for free by the University, the Auburn University Libraries’ Media and Digital Resource Lab (MDRL) is offering instructional workshops this spring open to all Auburn students, faculty, and staff. Topics include Getting Started with Adobe Creative Cloud, Poster Design 101, Free Online Multimedia Creation Tools, Adobe Photoshop for Beginners, and more. Learn to use creative apps to enhance classroom assignments, present research, and design and publish both print and online content.

Workshops will take place in the RBD Library, Gibbs Instructional Lab, January 22- March 6. View MDRL Workshop information at: https://www.lib.auburn.edu/mdrl/files/MDRL-Workshops-Spring-2019.pdf. Register at https://www.lib.auburn.edu/ under “Workshops.”

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January 10, 2019

Alabama Justice: The Cases and Faces That Changed a Nation, an exhibition on Alabama’s contributions to American constitutional law, will make its inaugural appearance at Auburn University Libraries’ Ralph Brown Draughon Library beginning January 11 and remaining until February 7, 2019. The exhibit, housed on the first floor, will be open to the public during all regular library hours. An accompanying display of books on the cases, justices, and the U.S. Supreme Court will be on the library’s second floor.

The interactive exhibit, developed in part for Alabama’s bicentennial celebration, outlines eight of the most important cases to go before the Supreme Court. The cases, all of which originated in Alabama, include the Scottsboro Boys case, New York Times v. Sullivan and Gomillion v. Lightfoot. Each case led to landmark rulings that established or enhanced fundamental rights and continue to guide our understanding of American law.

The exhibit presents each case by issue, the arguments made before the justices and the Supreme Court’s ruling. Digital interactive components enable viewers to scroll through the historical background and legal precedents for each case, hear portions of the actual oral arguments and read more about the rulings and their effect on law and on every American. Additional panels include information about the Constitution and Bill of Rights, as well as profiles of Alabama’s three Supreme Court justices.

The cases are part of state history, but they have national significance. As Dr. Steven P. Brown, professor of Political Science at Auburn University and project scholar-consultant, has noted, these cases “are important because of the rights and liberties the Court recognized or established in them that apply to all Americans.”

What can viewers take away from the exhibit? At least three things, notes Brown: “First, an appreciation for the ordinary people who made the deliberate decision to challenge governmental action that they believed was unconstitutional. Second, an appreciation for the rights and liberties they are able to enjoy now because of what others – regular people, lawyers and Supreme Court justices – did. And third, a desire to learn more about those rights and liberties and a commitment to preserve them for later generations.”

The exhibit, developed by Brown and Backstory Educational Media, is sponsored by ALABAMA 200, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Alabama Humanities Foundation and Auburn University, with support from the Alabama Bench and Bar Historical Society. After its debut at Ralph Brown Draughon Library, it will travel to selected sites around the state through 2020. For more information about Alabama Justice and other bicentennial events and projects, visit ALABAMA200.org.

 

Encyclopedia of Alabama Links related to the exhibit.

 

Court cases

Wallace v Jaffree (1985)

http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1623

NAACP v Alabama (1958)

http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1494

New York Times v Sullivan (1964)

http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-2990

Scottsboro Trials

http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1456

Gomillion v Lightfoot (1960)

http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-3064

Frontiero v Richardson (1973)

http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-3162

Reynolds v Sims (1964)

http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-2023

 

Supreme Court Justices

John McKinley

http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-2052

John Archibald Campbell

http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-2387

Hugo Black

http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1848

 

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