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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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November 28, 2018
Start Date: 20181215
Start Time: 5 p.m.

Auburn University Libraries staff have built their annual holiday book tree on the second floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. Constructed from hundreds of volumes of the National Union Catalog, the library tree stands approximately seven feet tall and weighs well in excess of one ton. Through the fall finals period library users are invited to come see the tree and take advantage of a once-a-year snapshot opportunity that captures the academic spirit of Auburn. Also a great place to take a picture of the December-graduating senior with cap and gown.

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November 28, 2018
Start Date: 20190103
Start Time: 5 p.m.

Faculty and students wishing to obtain Interlibrary Loan services between the dates of December 7, 2018 and January 2, 2019 should take note of the following deadlines and plan research materials requests accordingly. Book requests submitted after December 7, 2018 may not arrive until after January 3, 2019. Article requests submitted after December 14th may not arrive until after January 3, 2019. The Interlibrary Loan and AUBIExpress offices will be closed December 19, 2018 at 4:45 p.m. through January 2, 2019, and will reopen on January 3, 2018.

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November 7, 2018
Start Date: 20181114
Start Time: 2 p.m.

Auburn University Libraries Hosts Education Open Session on the Adobe Creative Cloud for Faculty and Instructors

Auburn University Libraries’ Media and Digital Resource Lab will host an open session for all faculty and instructors on the Adobe Creative Cloud. The Adobe solutions team will be on hand November 14, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Gibbs Lab on the second floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library to answer questions, demonstrate software, and offer ideas on integrating the Adobe Creative Cloud into instruction and research.

Steve Adler, Adobe Team Senior Solutions Consultant, will lead the session, offering faculty all manner of help and advice on using the Adobe Creative Cloud in the classroom.

With Adobe Creative Cloud, Auburn University students now have ready-access to a full array of powerful and versatile creative applications, such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Not sure how you and your students can use these apps? Adler will share classroom integration of Adobe apps and creative lesson ideas. Been using these apps and hit a few snags? Bring your questions and enjoy active discussion. Come see how you and your students can unleash the creativity of these products to enhance classroom assignments, present research, and design and publish both print and online content.

For faculty unable to attend the open session, current Adobe resources such as Adobe’s official online video tutorials are available via Auburn University Libraries Media and Digital Resource Lab: Adobe Creative Campus Resources. (http://www.lib.auburn.edu/mdrl/adobecc.php) For faculty, the Adobe Education Exchange (https://edex.adobe.com/en) offers free online learning for educators.

For more information, contact:

Chelsy Hooper

Information Technology Specialist

Media & Digital Resource Lab

(334) 844-7398

Cph0023@auburn.edu

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November 2, 2018
Start Date: 20181105
Start Time: 5 p.m.

Zotero Workshop - Monday, November 5, 5-6pm

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use, online tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. This hands-on workshop will cover registering for an account, importing references, organizing your references, creating a formatted bibliography, and using Zotero with the MS Word plugin. Sharing references through the Group Libraries feature will also be discussed. Bringing your laptop is encouraged, but not required. RBD Library 2nd Floor Gibbs Lab, across from the Mell Commons entrance into RBD Library. For more information and if you would like to schedule a separate Zotero workshop for a course or group, see http://libguides.auburn.edu/zotero.

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October 2, 2018
Start Date: 20181115
Start Time: 3 p.m.

AU Libraries will be hosting a series of movies related to themes in the 2018 Common Book, One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni. Each film explores stories of people of different types thrown together in life or death situations and how they interact. All movies will be shown in the Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium on the ground floor of Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

“Lifeboat”: Wednesday, October 3, 3 - 5 p.m.

“The Defiant Ones”: Wednesday, October 17, 3 - 5 p.m.

“Earthquake”: Thursday, November 8, 3 - 5 p.m.

“The 33”: Thursday, November 15, 3 - 5 p.m.

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October 1, 2018
Start Date: 20181106
Start Time: 3 p.m.

Research Data Management Workshop – Tuesday, November 6, 3 p.m.

This introductory seminar is intended for graduate researchers who are learning about issues in data management for the first time. All sessions will cover data organization and formatting. More specialized, subject-specific topics are addressed based on the participants' research areas.

Register at: https://www.lib.auburn.edu/training/

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October 1, 2018
Start Date: 20181023
Start Time: 3 p.m.

Research Data Management Workshop – Tuesday, October 23, 3 p.m.

This introductory seminar is intended for graduate researchers who are learning about issues in data management for the first time. All sessions will cover data organization and formatting. More specialized, subject-specific topics are addressed based on the participants' research areas.

Register at: https://www.lib.auburn.edu/training/

Other Fall 2018 Research Data Management Workshops

Tuesday, November 6, 3 p.m.

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October 1, 2018
Start Date: 20181218
Start Time: 1 p.m.

EndNote Workshop in the Library - Tuesday, December 18, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

EndNote is the industry standard software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references on the Windows and Macintosh desktop. Register at: https://www.lib.auburn.edu/training/

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