POSTED: 11:15 AM, March 30, 2023

AU Libraries is featuring Citation management software workshops in the month of April. Please see our list of upcoming workshops that will be held in-person in RBD Library. You must register for these workshops in advance. Please find the specific workshop on the Libraries’ website (www.lib.auburn.edu) under the workshops link.

If interested in discipline specific information literacy for specific classes or additional workshops not listed, please contact Piper Cumbo plc0022@auburn.edu or contact your subject librarian (https://libguides.auburn.edu/subjectlibrarians).

April 5:

 9 a.m.:   Zotero with Kasia Leousis: RBD Library Room 2041            

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use and open access citation management tool that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. In this workshop, you'll learn how to download Zotero, register for an account, import and organize your sources, use the built-in PDF editor, and create a formatted bibliography. We'll also practice using the Write and Cite feature that allows you to easily add citations and bibliographies from Zotero to Microsoft Word and Google Docs.

10 a.m.:  LaTex with Liza Weisbrod: RBD Library Room 2031

Learn some of the basic functions of LaTeX in order to create technical and scientific documents using mathematical expressions. Examples of the types of documents that you can create with LaTeX include articles, presentations, lab reports, and other homework assignments.

2 p.m.:    Introduction to EndNote with Piper Cumbo: RBD Library Room 2031

Auburn University students, staff, and faculty have access to an EndNote account. In this workshop, you will learn how to install EndNote from AU Install, import and organize sources, create and share groups, create a formatted bibliography, use the Write and Cite feature with Microsoft Word, and register for your MyEndNoteWeb account.

April 11:

 2:30 p.m.:  Tableau with Carrie Hill: RBD Library Room 3011

Do you need software that will help you make data visualizations for your research? Come to our introduction to Tableau for an introduction to the basics of an industry-standard software for data analytics. We’ll work together to make a first visualization to learn the ropes of importing data, selecting the right type of chart, and designing an effective visualization

April 12:

 2 p.m.:  Presentation Skills and Software with Abigail Higgins: RBD Library Room 2031

Presenting research is a vital part of the information cycle in research. This workshop will cover tips and tricks for giving clear, engaging presentations, so that you can share your discoveries with others effectively. It will also include an overview of a few software tools you can use to enhance your presentations and increase audience interactivity, and a chance to experiment with one in person.

April 18:

4 p.m.: Introduction to Systematic Reviews with Adelia Grabowsky: RBD Library Room 2031

Do you need to complete a systematic review*, but aren’t sure how to begin? This workshop examines the explicit 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.

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POSTED: 9:07 AM, March 20, 2023
Start Date: 20230414

In recognition of Black Maternal Health Week, the AU College of Nursing and AU Libraries are presenting a screening of “Aftershock” (2022), a documentary addressing the American crisis of maternal health, and specifically the disparities related to maternal health. The program will take place on Friday, April 14, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. Registration is encouraged but is not required to attend. Register at: https://aub.ie/aftershock  

This award-winning film by Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee documents the efforts of two families that lost members to preventable birth complications as they become activists in the birth justice movement.

The movie is approximately one hour and 30 minutes long. The screening is open to the public and will take place in the Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium on the ground floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

AU Nursing and Libraries to screen “Aftershock” documentary for Black Maternal Health Week

In recognition of Black Maternal Health Week, the AU College of Nursing and AU Libraries are presenting a screening of “Aftershock” (2022), a documentary addressing the American crisis of maternal health, and specifically the disparities related to maternal health. The program will take place on Friday, April 14, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. Registration is encouraged but is not required to attend. Register at: https://aub.ie/aftershock  

This award-winning film by Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee documents the efforts of two families that lost members to preventable birth complications as they become activists in the birth justice movement.

The movie is approximately one hour and 30 minutes long. The screening is open to the public and will take place in the Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium on the ground floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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POSTED: 9:04 AM, March 20, 2023
Start Date: 20230405

In the final program of spring 2023, Auburn University Libraries’ Discover Auburn Lecture Series will present John Slemp talking about his new book “Bomber Boys – WWII Flight Jacket Art.” Slemp will be joined in the program by World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veterans Ambers Hansen and Orrin Brown. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, April 5 at 3 p.m. in the Caroline Marshall Brown Auditorium located on the ground floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

“Bomber Boys – WWII Flight Jacket Art” by John Slemp is a visual record of A-2 jackets worn by bomber air crews. The jackets in his book represent all World War II theaters of operations. The photos were taken by Slemp from both museums and private owners. Along with artifacts photos and personal accounts, these jacket photos reveal a visual diary of a man’s service in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Two World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veterans will also be on hand for the lecture.

Technical Sergeant Ambers E. Hanson was a Radio Operator on both B-17s and B-24s.  Stationed in Mendlesham, England, he flew 25 missions before turning 21 in France, Germany, and what was then Czechoslovakia as a member of the 8th Air Force “Mighty Eighth,” 34th Bomb Group, 391st Bomb Squadron. His crew also participated in the food drops over Holland.  His plane was the B-17 called the Battlin’ Butch.  He joined the U.S. Army Air Corp before finishing high school.  He would return to his schooling post-war, graduating from Auburn (then API) with the class of 1952.

An Opelika native, Orrin Brown (API class of 1941) flew 30 missions in World War II and never dropped a bomb while with the 492nd Bomb Group/801st Squadron. Brown was one of the initial members of the Carpetbaggers, a secret unit that was part of the newly formed Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of today’s CIA. The unit worked in conjunction with the British SOE (Special Operations Executive), and dropped agents, supplies, and leaflets into western Europe from bomber aircraft. Brown stayed in the Air Force Reserves after the war and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1962. Brown was honored in March of 2018 with a Congressional Gold Medal as a part of the original OSS during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. He turns 103 on April 4.

The public is welcome and there will be a question-and-answer period after the lecture.

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POSTED: 9:02 AM, March 20, 2023
Start Date: 20230323

Auburn University’s compliance efforts with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) will be the focus of the next AU Libraries Discover Auburn Lecture Series on Thursday, March 23 at 3 p.m. in the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. Dr. Megan Buchanan, associate professor of anthropology, and Dr. Michael Walters, AU NAGPRA coordinator, will be the speakers.

NAGPRA was passed by Congress in 1990 and provides a process for museums and federal agencies to return Native American cultural items, human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony that may have been taken without consent of their respective lineal descendants, Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations. NAGPRA also authorizes federal grants to Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations and museums to assist with the documentation and repatriation of Native American cultural items.

The lecture is open to the public and will take place in the Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditroium on the ground floor of RBD Library.

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POSTED: 10:29 AM, February 13, 2023
Start Date: 20230228

The Extended Reality (XR) Space in the Innovation & Research Commons (I&RC) of the Auburn University Libraries is now open by reservation to the campus community to come and experience virtual reality and what it can do in research and teaching.

Equipment currently available in the XR Space includes both Meta Quest 2 units and the HTC Vive Pro Eye, with a range of available titles including the award-winning Beat Saber.

Faculty have been using the XR Space’s technology in research designed to surround students and participants in an immersive learning environment, whether that be educating patients on a new diagnosis, or learning about far away places by experiencing them through 360-degree video.

Individual students and faculty from all colleges can now reserve time to learn about and use the equipment for work or play. I&RC staff will be on hand to answer questions, assist users with the equipment, and make sure they have an overall positive, educational, and safe experience. The reservation sign-up link is https://auburn.libcal.com/reserve/XR. For more information on all the resources and equipment available at the I&RC, visit https://lib.auburn.edu/irc/

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POSTED: 8:27 AM, February 1, 2023
Start Date: 20230215

Adobe Substance 3D: One Connected 3D Design Solution 

Want to learn more about 3D design? Join the Adobe Creative Space personnel for a special session with Eric Rowse, Adobe Senior Solutions Consultant. Included in your Auburn Adobe Creative Cloud license, Adobe Substance 3D brings you an ecosystem of apps and content that empower you to design 3D. Texture assets and render your scenes intuitively. See the progression of a model through the Substance apps (Sampler, Designer, Painter, Stager). Learn about how Substance connects to many other apps via plug-ins, such as Unity, Unreal, Maya, Rhino, Blender, and more. View the flyer [https://lib.auburn.edu/irc/files/Substance3D_session_flyer.pdf] 

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 15, 3 p.m.to 4 p.m. 

Where: Online only via Zoom, link sent in registration email 

Register: https://auburn.libcal.com/calendar/workshops/adobesubstance 

Find more sessions at: https://aub.ie/libraryworkshops

Learn more about the Adobe Creative Space at: https://aub.ie/ircadobe  

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POSTED: 8:07 AM, February 1, 2023
Start Date: 20230202

AU Libraries’ Discover Auburn Lecture Series begins its spring season of programs with a celebration of the life and works of acclaimed African-American composer, William Levi Dawson (1899 to 1990). The lecture by Dr. Mark Hugh Malone will be presented in the Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library on February 2 at 3 p.m.

Dr. Malone’s presentation on Dawson will be based on research done while writing his soon-to-be-published book, “William Levi Dawson: American Music Educator.” The timing of the publication coincides with the 100th anniversary of Dawson’s first significant composition, “Jump Back, Honey, Jump Back.”

In addition to his many compositions, Alabama native Dawson was also a music educator. He graduated from Tuskegee Institute in 1921 and later taught there from 1930-1955.

The public is welcome and Dr. Malone will be on hand to answer questions after the lecture.

Via Zoom: https://auburn.zoom.us/s/4882316628

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POSTED: 9:23 AM, January 12, 2023
Start Date: 20230209

To help users learn how to use the creative applications of Adobe Creative Cloud and how to use the new technology lending equipment available for checkout and the makerspace, the Auburn University Libraries’ Innovation & Research Commons (I&RC) is offering free instructional workshops open to all Auburn students, faculty, and staff, including new topics. Topics include Getting Started with 3D Design: Tinkercad; Maximizing Adobe Stock templates and Creative Cloud Libraries; Adobe Photoshop for Beginners, Basics of Manual Photography with DSLR Cameras, 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 [https://lib.auburn.edu/irc/files/IRC_WorkshopFlyer_Spring2023.pdf]. Register at http://aub.ie/libraryworkshops. Unable to attend, or need Adobe instructional video how-to content for your courses? Visit https://aub.ie/ircinstruction. 

I&RC Multimedia Workshop Contact: Dr. Chelsy Hooper hooperc@auburn.edu 

Adobe Creative Cloud, 3D Design, and Technology Lending Workshops by AU Libraries’ Innovation & Research Commons 

To help users learn how to use the creative applications of Adobe Creative Cloud and how to use the new technology lending equipment available for checkout and the makerspace, the Auburn University Libraries’ Innovation & Research Commons (I&RC) is offering free instructional workshops open to all Auburn students, faculty, and staff, including new topics. Topics include Getting Started with 3D Design: Tinkercad; Maximizing Adobe Stock templates and Creative Cloud Libraries; Adobe Photoshop for Beginners, Basics of Manual Photography with DSLR Cameras, 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 [https://lib.auburn.edu/irc/files/IRC_WorkshopFlyer_Spring2023.pdf]. Register at http://aub.ie/libraryworkshops. Unable to attend, or need Adobe instructional video how-to content for your courses? Visit https://aub.ie/ircinstruction. 

I&RC Multimedia Workshop Contact: Dr. Chelsy Hooper hooperc@auburn.edu 

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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 [https://express.adobe.com], 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 [https://lib.auburn.edu/digital-wall/] is located on the 1st floor of the RBD Library as part of the Innovation & Research Commons [https://lib.auburn.edu/irc/index.php]. 

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 [https://aub.ie/ircadobe] in the RBD Library, practiced hands-on editing techniques, and used Adobe Creative Cloud Express [https://express.adobe.com] 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 [https://adobe.auburn.edu]. The Adobe Creative Space personnel can assist faculty and instructors in integrating Adobe Creative Cloud applications into courses: contact Chelsy Hooper at hooperc@auburn.edu for more information or visit https://aub.ie/ircadobe. For questions regarding the Digital Wall, contact Chris Mixon at mixonch@auburn.edu or visit https://lib.auburn.edu/digital-wall/

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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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