POSTED: 8:45 AM, April 7, 2017

The Central Intelligence Agency : An Encyclopedia of Covert Ops, Intelligence Gathering, and Spies

By Jan Goldman and published by ABC-CLIO in 2016, this two-volume set is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number JK 468 .I6 C457 2016.

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POSTED: 3:15 PM, March 31, 2017

Keeping Up With The Juvi’s : April 11, 2017, 3 - 4 p.m. RBD Library, 3rd Floor by the Juvenile Collection


Come join us to browse the 2017 Children’s and Young Adults Award Winning Books and the Libraries’ Juvenile Collection!


There will be refreshments along with information about the libraries’ resources for juvenile literature. Book jackets from this year’s and previous years’ award winners will be available free to take on a first come–first serve basis – great for bulletin boards and classroom décor!


For more information, contact: Todd Shipman, Education Librarian,

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POSTED: 9:26 AM, March 24, 2017

Discover Auburn Book Talk

Visions of the Black Belt:  A Cultural Survey of the Heart of Alabama

Dr. Valerie Pope Burns, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of West Alabama

Date and Time:  Thursday, April 6 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Ground Floor Auditorium, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

In Visions of the Black Belt, Robin McDonald and Valerie Pope Burns offer a richly illustrated tour of the Black Belt, the fertile arc that represents the cultural efflorescence of Alabama's heartland.  Like knowledgeable friends, McDonald and Burns guide readers through the Black Belt's towns and architecture and introduce the region's great panoply of citizens, farmers, craftspeople, cooks, writers, and musicians.

Reception and book signing to follow.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries and Auburn University Department of History.

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POSTED: 9:19 AM, March 24, 2017

LearningExpress Library

Provided by the Alabama Public Library Service, LearningExpress Library offers access to skill-building interactive courses and practice tests for most undergraduate and graduate exams as well as professional exams. Tests included are GED, ACT, SAT, TOEFL, LSAT, GMAT MCAT, PRAXIS, general math, reading, writing, and some software applications. Practice tests include immediate diagnostic score reports.

Users will need to register and create and account.

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POSTED: 9:15 AM, March 24, 2017

By Allison Lee Palmer and published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2016, this is the Second Edition.  This volume is located in the Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction in Dudley Hall under call number NA 200 .P35 2016.

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POSTED: 9:12 AM, March 24, 2017

Available for your convenience is the Income Tax Page .  It provides links to web sites that contain income tax information, law, forms, contacts, and more.  The Income Tax Page is located under the Subject Guides tab located in the upper central portion of the Auburn University Libraries homepage .  Next, click on the All Guides link and then click on the Income Tax Page link.

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POSTED: 3:40 PM, March 9, 2017

Humans vs. Zombies will take place at the Ralph Brown Draughon Library on Friday, April 7.

Registration starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Parking Deck entrance.  There is a limit of 300 players.

An Auburn University student i.d. is required to participate.

Fight the horde!

For more information, please contact: .


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POSTED: 3:38 PM, March 9, 2017

Mass Death and the Emotional History of the First World War

Prof. Bruno Cabanes, Donald G. and Mary A. Dunn Chair in Modern Military History, The Ohio State University

Date and Time:  Wednesday, March 22 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Caroline Marshall Draughon Room (Ground Floor Auditorium), Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Professor Cabanes is a historian of Twentieth-Century Europe, and more specifically, the social and cultural history of war.  He is particularly interested in the period of transition that followed World War I.  He has analyzed the topic from a variety of angles:  the demobilization of combat troops, the traumatic impact of war on soldiers and civilians, a comparative study of the different post-war periods in the Twentieth Century, and, more recently, the environmental history of war and its aftermath.

Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries.

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POSTED: 3:30 PM, March 9, 2017

Be sure to consult the Library Hours link located in the upper right side of the Auburn University Libraries homepage to determine library hours of operation during the Spring Break period in effect Saturday, March 11 through Saturday, March 18 Normal hours resume on Sunday, March 19.

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POSTED: 3:20 PM, March 9, 2017

Many new titles are arriving this year as part of the Auburn University Libraries Juvenile Award Winner Approval Plan.  Currently on display you will see dozens of volumes and dust jackets on the range of shelves that has been installed on the First Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library just past the New Book Shelves and near the glass elevator atrium.

These books represent the following awards, medals, and honors:

  • American Library Association Best Fiction for Young Adults
  • American Library Association Notable Children’s Books
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards (Announced late May)
  • Caldecott Medal and Honors
  • Coretta Scott King Book Awards
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award - Children (Announced in May)
  • Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Top Ten (YALSA)
  • Green Earth Book Awards
  • Mildred L. Batchelder Award
  • Michael L. Printz Award/Honor for Excellence in Young Adult Literature
  • Newbery Medal and Honors
  • NCTE Orbis Pictus Award/Honors for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
  • Pura Belpré Award and Honors
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award/Honors
  • Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction
  • Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal and Honors
  • USBBY: Outstanding International Book List
  • YALSA Award and Finalists for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

For more information concerning the Juvenile Literature Collection, please see the Juvenile Literature Subject Guide .  A direct link to the list of awards is available here.

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