POSTED: 9:21 AM, January 12, 2023

The Social Inequalities class taught by Makeela J. Wells will display their work on the Ralph Brown Draughon Library’s Digital Wall from 12 – 1 p.m. on Friday, January 20. The project title is Understanding Inequality through Infographics and is based on research the students conducted on social issue topics during the fall semester.

This class included students from sociology, anthropology, and social work majors. In the Fall 2022 semester, Dr. Wells’ students created infographics in groups using Adobe Creative Cloud Express [], via collaboration with Dr. Chelsy Hooper and Jonah Lasley of the AU Libraries’ Innovation & Research Commons. 

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to come view the display which will run exclusively 12- 1 p.m. on January 20. Before and after the scheduled program, the display is available on-demand through an iPad control panel for the Digital Wall; access it under Presentations, Student Work, Makeela Wells.  The Digital Wall [] is located on the 1st floor of the RBD Library as part of the Innovation & Research Commons []. 

Additional projects from fall 2022 are available for viewing. Emory Serviss’ Digital Marketing class collaborated with Dr. Chelsy Hooper and Jennilyn Wiley to learn how to use Adobe Rush to make a marketing video and market it. Students visited the Adobe Creative Space [] in the RBD Library, practiced hands-on editing techniques, and used Adobe Creative Cloud Express [] to design graphics and social media posts for their group content marketing project. The top “viewed” class videos are now available for on-demand display on the Digital Wall in the RBD Library, first floor. Visitors can access it via the iPad in front of the Digital Wall by going to Presentations, Student Work, Serviss: Digital Marketing. 

Djibo Zanzot’s Biology students and John Beckmann’s Scientific Illustration students collaborated to create new scientific imagery. As many of the species being researched by Dr. Zanzot's Biology students are critically endangered and those remaining can number in the single digits, it can be hard to source images that are high enough quality and that are open to use. Dr. Zanzot also wanted his class to highlight different cell types found within these species and it has proven hard to source high resolution images of cells in past semesters of this project. The students in Dr. Beckmann’s Scientific Illustration class were assigned a group from the biology class as a "client" and worked with those students to create original artwork of the endangered species as well as some of the unique cell types found within, using Adobe Creative Cloud applications such as Photoshop and Illustrator. The scientific artwork is on display on-demand on the Digital Wall via the iPad control panel under Presentations. These projects were made possible through library personnel collaborations including Patricia Hartman, Jonah Lasley, and Chris Mixon. 

All Auburn students have access to Adobe Creative Cloud []. The Adobe Creative Space personnel can assist faculty and instructors in integrating Adobe Creative Cloud applications into courses: contact Chelsy Hooper at for more information or visit For questions regarding the Digital Wall, contact Chris Mixon at or visit

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POSTED: 2:23 PM, October 25, 2022
Start Date: 20230103

Auburn University Libraries’ Interlibrary Loan department will be closed December 16, 2022 through January 2, 2023.

Due to the upcoming holidays and winter break closures of other Interlibrary Loan (ILL) partner libraries, ILL requests made by Monday, December 5, 2022 have the best opportunity of being filled before Auburn University’s holiday closure.

Starting January 3, 2023, normal request processing by the ILL office will resume. Please note, for the filling of requests, the ILL office is subject to the reopening schedule of partner libraries.

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POSTED: 4:29 PM, October 18, 2022
Start Date: 20221020

Auburn University Libraries’ next Discover Auburn Lecture Series program will have Dr. Bill Deutsch speaking on his new book, “Ancient Life in Alabama: The Fossils, the Finders & Why It Matters.” The lecture will take place at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 20 in the Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium on the ground floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. Attendees may elect to participate in-person or via Zoom:

Dr. Deutsch is a Research Fellow, Emeritus in the AU School of Fisheries, with degrees in Zoology, Biology, Anthropology, and Aquatic Ecology. He is the author of the book “Alabama Rivers: A Celebration & Challenge,” and recently completed his second book, “Ancient Life in Alabama: The Fossils, the Finders & Why It Matters.”

He has had a life-long interest in fossils and is a member of the Alabama Paleontological Society. He regularly searches for fossils statewide and beyond, and for his Discover Auburn presentation, he will discuss the rich paleontological history of Alabama, including the key people that advanced our understanding of life on Earth and the concept of Deep Time.  

The public is welcome.

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POSTED: 8:49 AM, April 28, 2022
Start Date: 20220428

Auburn University Libraries’ Discover Auburn Lecture Series concludes its spring semester programs on Thursday, April 28 at 3 p.m. with a book talk featuring Paula Webb, librarian at the University of South Alabama, speaking on her book “Such a Woman: The Life of Madame Octavia Walton LeVert.”

LeVert was the granddaughter of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the daughter of the first Secretary for Florida, and the first woman to represent the United States outside the country. Her literary salon in Mobile, Alabama, and the publication of her only book, “Souvenirs of Travel”, resulted in international fame until her Union sympathies during the Civil War ended it all. 

Webb’s Discover Auburn program will be available as both an in-person program in the Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium on the ground floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library and as a Zoom presentation at

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POSTED: 8:47 AM, April 28, 2022

The Auburn University Libraries will be offering extended hours and stress reducing activities during the finals period of April 29 to May 6.

Extended hours start on Friday, April 29, when Ralph Brown Draughon (RBD) Library will be open until midnight. Saturday, April 30, RBD will be open from 9 a.m. to midnight. On Sunday, May 1, RBD will open at 11 a.m. and will remain open continuously until 9 p.m. on Friday, May 6.

Security escorts to the parking deck and the quad dorms for those studying late will be offered every night through the morning of May 6.

The circulation desk at RBD offers a wide variety of items to help in studying and items to borrow for anyone that may have forgotten something. Check with them when in need.

AU Libraries will be offering many stress reduction activities to take a moment from studies, get your head in a better place, and continue your study efforts with renewed energy. Activities scheduled:

Yoga and Chill 

Tuesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 5. Room 2009, opposite 2nd Floor RBD Helpdesk. For those inclined towards yoga, balls and mats will be provided, but bring your own towel. Sponsored by AU Libraries. 

Up All Night with the SGA 

Sunday - Friday, midnight, Help Desk, 2nd floor. Stop by for free doughnuts and juice. Sponsored by the SGA. 

Oculus Quest VR Demo and Jigsaw Puzzles

Sunday - Thursday, 1st Floor RBD Library. Stop by the Innovation and Research Commons (I&RC) from noon to 2 p.m. to take part in a peaceful virtual reality experience with one of our Oculus Quest headsets. If VR isn’t for you, one of our jigsaw puzzles might be just what your busy brain needs to slow down and focus.

Coloring & Chill

Sunday - Friday, Gibbs Lab, 2nd floor RBD Library and the Library of Architecture, Design and Construction Treat your over-worked brain to some creative art activities to regain the focus on studying. Sponsored by AU Libraries. 

Quiet Meditation Room 

Available all library open times.  Room 4006, 4th floor. Slow down. Unplug, unwind and reconnect with your inner peace and calm before you go back to the study grind.  

Wellness & Self-Care During Finals 

May 3, noon to 4 p.m. Stop by the Newspaper Reading Room, RBD 1st floor.  Staff from the Student Counseling & Psychological Services in collaboration with Health Promotion and Wellness Services will host wellness-promoting activities and help with stress management. 

Games & Puzzles

Sunday - Friday, Newspaper Reading Room, 1st floor of RBD.  Take a break from studying to play a quick game or two. We will have classic favorites like Sorry!, Uno, and SkipBo, along with “new classics” like Exploding Kittens and Sushi GO.  Play a little to re-sharpen your thinking then get back to your studies. Sponsored by AU Libraries. 

Recharging Stations 

Stop by the RBD 2nd floor Help Desk or the Library of Architecture, Design and Construction to recharge your devices and yourself. Pick up a scantron, bottled water, pens, highlighters, and post-it-notes.  Sponsored by AU Libraries. 

Photo Wall 

Monday - Thursday. Once you’ve made it through finals, grab your friends and your phone and have your picture taken in front of our “I Survived Finals Week” or “Last Finals Week Ever” Photo Wall [across from the Help Desk, 2nd Floor]. Sponsored by AU Libraries. 

Message Wall 

Monday - Thursday. Leave an uplifting or stress-releasing message on the big orange wall across from the Help Desk, 2nd Floor. Sponsored by AU Libraries. 

Check the AU Libraries finals activities website for updates and additional finals activities.

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POSTED: 9:45 AM, April 4, 2022
Start Date: 20220414

Auburn University Libraries’ next Discover Auburn Lecture Series program features Laura N. Hill, communications editor at the Encyclopedia of Alabama, speaking on the women's suffrage movement in Auburn and East Alabama.

“Suffragists in East Alabama” will include names familiar to the Auburn family. Women with names such as Cary, Martin, Glenn, and Petrie were among the first women to register to vote in Lee County in October 1920. The story also includes a visit from nationally known suffragists in a bright yellow automobile.

The program will be Thursday, April 14 at 3 p.m. and is available as both an in-person lecture in the Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium on the ground floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library or as a Zoom presentation at

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POSTED: 8:05 AM, March 29, 2022

Auburn University Libraries has recently made Statista available to all faculty, staff, and students of Auburn University.

Statista is a searchable database that provides statistical information gleaned from more than 22,500 sources. These sources include trade publications, scientific journals, government resources, business reports, media, and other websites. Users may search for information about more than 80,000 topics in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities with the ability to download select information directly into Excel or PowerPoint. (Some features may require individual registration.)

 Statista is accessible online through the Libraries’ website at:

To learn more about this powerful new tool or if you have any questions or feedback, contact George Stachokas, AU Libraries’ collections strategist, at or your subject specialist librarian at

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POSTED: 11:08 AM, February 21, 2022
Start Date: 20220223

The Auburn University Libraries’ Discover Auburn Lecture Series presents Dr. Beverley Rilett in a program entitled “Bringing 19th-Century Literary Scholarship into the 21st Century: the George Eliot Archive.” The program will be available as both an in-person program in the Caroline Marshall Draughon and as a Zoom presentation at The lecture will be held at 3 p.m., February 23.

Dr. Rilett joined AU Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives in fall 2020. She directs a major, peer-reviewed digital humanities project, the George Eliot Archive. Dr. Rilett will describe how 21st Century computational technology is helping to illuminate 19th century literature, and how this international project benefits Auburn University.

The Discover Auburn Lecture Series is open to the public.

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POSTED: 9:17 AM, January 24, 2022
Start Date: 20220205

Auburn University Libraries will hold its Savvy Researcher Boot Camp on Saturday February 5, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The daylong event is designed for graduate students who want to take their research skills to a higher level. Whether students are interested in learning how to locate scholarly sources, write a literature review, manage citations or data, or create amazing professional presentations, the Savvy Researcher workshops will help them become better, and more effective, researchers.

Registration for the Boot Camp is now open. Spaces are limited.  For more information and to register, visit:

Workshops offered include:

Writing Literature Reviews (offered by University Writing)

Finding Sources for Your Literature Review

NEW: Google Scholar Tips & Tricks

Intro to Systematic Reviews

NEW: Company & Industry Info

NEW: Customer & Consumer Information

Setting up Search Alerts: Be in the Know!

Intro to Zotero | Intro to Mendeley

How to Read a Scholarly Article

Publishing Your Work

Measuring Research Impact

NEW: Researcher & Student Success (offered by Academic Support)

NEW: Work Smarter: Workflow Techniques for Fast, Efficient, & Accurate Researchers (offered by QMER)

Data Management for Scientific Workflows

NEW: A Painless Introduction to R (offered by QMER)

Intro to GIT

Intro to LaTeX | LaTeX: Bibliographies, Images, Tables

NEW: Digital Video Editing: Adobe Premiere Pro

NTIS National Technical Reports Library  

A special lunch hour panel presentation will feature Auburn University’s 2021 Three Minute Thesis (3MT©) winners.

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POSTED: 9:38 AM, January 20, 2022

To help users learn how to use the creative applications of Adobe Creative Cloud and the new technology lending equipment available for checkout, the Auburn University Libraries’ Innovation & Research Commons (I&RC) is offering instructional workshops open to all Auburn students, faculty, and staff, including new topics. Topics include Getting Started with Design: Adobe Creative Cloud Express, Adobe Stock, Digital Drawing 2: Intermediate Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop for BeginnersBasics of Manual Photography with DSLR Cameras, Adobe Portfolio, Adobe Mobile Apps for Productivity, Social Media, Photo Editing, AR and more. Learn to use creative apps and equipment to enhance classroom assignments, present research, and design and publish both print and online content. 

Workshops are offered in-person and via Zoom unless otherwise indicated; computers with Adobe Creative Cloud installed provided in-person. View the I&RC Workshop flyer [].

Register at Unable to attend, or need Adobe video how-to content for your courses? Visit 

I&RC Multimedia Workshop Contact: Dr. Chelsy Hooper 

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