POSTED: 10:58 AM, August 12, 2019

Auburn University Libraries has launched the next step in powerful research tools with the addition of Discovery. The Discovery interface is located centrally on the AU Libraries’ web page and reduces the need to make several individual searches, as searches in Discovery produce results from many of the resources that previously required dedicated searches to obtain.

Additional advantages for users over the former catalog search tool include: quicker access to more information resources (including article databases), integrated research starters to jump-start research, richer facets for making searches more focused, and an integral search history feature enabling users to save and retrieve searches via their EBSCOhost accounts.

For additional help in using the Discovery search tool contact a subject librarian, visit the RBD Library Help Desk on 2nd Floor, or use the “Chat Online Now” link on the main AU Libraries page. Help is also available by phone at (334) 844-1737.

Please direct feedback and problems regarding Discovery to libwebm@auburn.edu. Users may also use the Feedback form: https://www.lib.auburn.edu/feedback/EDS/form.html.

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POSTED: 8:19 AM, August 2, 2019

Due to an Interlibrary Loan server and system upgrade designed to improve service to library patrons, the ILLiad request forms will be down Aug. 5 until the work is complete, which may be through Aug. 9.

ILLiad users may submit requests before this scheduled shutdown in order to avoid delays in receiving materials. Normal processing of requests will resume as soon as the systems work is complete.

For questions, contact 334-844-1728 or illhelp@auburn.edu.

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POSTED: 4:26 PM, April 23, 2019

AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives Department has opened a new exhibit honoring native Alabama author and educator Dr. Wade Hall. In 2018 Dr. Hall’s estate donated more than 1,600 20th century paperback books to Auburn University. These books represent excellent examples of paperback novel production and illustration during the modernist and postmodernist era.

“We are very grateful to the family of Dr. Hall for entrusting the care of this excellent collection of 20th Century paperbacks to us,” said Greg Schmidt, special collections librarian at Auburn University Libraries. “What they tell us about the dreams, morals and mores of the period they come from is an illuminating window into the time.”

A native of Alabama, Hall is the author of “Conecuh People: Words of Life from the Alabama Black Belt,” an oral history of his home community. The book was made into a successful play that is still presented regularly in Union Springs. The first of his family to graduate high school, Hall earned a BS from Troy State Teachers College, an MA from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.

Hall spent most of his career in Kentucky. In 1962, he became the head of the Kentucky Southern College English department, and in 1969, he moved to Bellarmine College where he taught for 30 years and chaired the English and Humanities programs. While there, he edited the Kentucky Poetry Review and was the host of a long-running interview show, “Wade Hall’s Kentucky Desk.”  Throughout his life, Dr. Hall was a passionate collector of books and Southern Americana. In 2006, Hall and his partner, Gregg Swem, returned to Union Springs. Wade Hall passed away in 2015. Hall wanted his collections to be shared, and he eventually donated significant collections to the universities of Alabama and Kentucky and to art museums in Birmingham, Mobile, and Columbus (Ga.).

In honor of Wade Hall, Special Collections is displaying a small number of his collected novels. The exhibit will includes works dating from 1912 until the late 1950s to illustrate production and illustration during the modernist and postmodernist era. In addition to Wade Hall’s collection, Betty Ballantine, co-founder of Bantam and Ballantine Books, will be highlighted in memory of the legacy she and her husband built with paperback novels. Bantam and Ballantine Books represent a significant proportion of works in the Wade Hall paperback collection.

The Wade Hall 20th Century Paperbacks exhibit is open during all Special Collections and Archives hours of business and is located on the ground floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. The exhibit will run through the end of 2019. For a full list of Special Collections and Archives hours, visit https://www.lib.auburn.edu/hours/spec

Auburn University Libraries serves the more than 30,000 students and faculty of Auburn with a collection in excess of 3.6 million volumes. The Special Collections and Archives Department collects, preserves, and houses rare and unique items relating to the histories of Auburn University, the state of Alabama, the southeastern region, the Civil War, Native Americans and aviation. The Auburn University Digital Library develops accessible digital collections of materials that support the teaching and research of Auburn faculty and students, and that, in turn, further the mission of Auburn University.  These collections are made available to researchers, educators and students in the state, nation and the world.

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POSTED: 10:06 AM, April 19, 2019
Start Date: 20190503
Start Time: April 26 - May 3

April 26 - May 3, Room 4006 and ePortfolio Studio (second floor). Slow down. Unplug, unwind and reconnect with your inner peace and calm before you go back to the study grind. Sponsored by AU Libraries.

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POSTED: 10:05 AM, April 19, 2019
Start Date: 20190503
Start Time: April 26 - May 3

The Ralph Brown Draughon Library is open on an extended schedule during finals. Friday, April 26, until midnight. Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. until midnight. Sunday, April 28, open at 11 a.m. and not closing again until Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m.

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POSTED: 10:04 AM, April 19, 2019
Start Date: 20190503
Start Time: April 26 - May 3

Stop by the Help Desk (second floor) to recharge your devices and yourself. Pick up a complimentary high protein snack, while supplies last. Sponsored by AU Libraries.

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POSTED: 10:03 AM, April 19, 2019
Start Date: 20190429
Start Time: 1pm to 5pm

April 29, 1 to 5 p.m., Stop by the Newspaper Reading Room, (first floor) to greet Moose, the therapy dog.  Staff from the Student Counseling & Psychological Services in collaboration with Health Promotion and Wellness Services will host wellness-promoting activities and provide tips for stress-management.

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POSTED: 10:02 AM, April 19, 2019
Start Date: 20190429
Start Time: 7:30am to midnight

April 29, 7:30 a.m. to midnight, Gibbs Lab (second floor). Treat your over-worked brain to some relaxing music and creative art activities to regain the focus on studying. Sponsored by AU Libraries.

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POSTED: 10:01 AM, April 19, 2019
Start Date: 20190428
Start Time: 7pm to 11pm

April 28, 7 to 11 p.m., Caroline Marshall Draughn Auditorium (ground floor). 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.

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POSTED: 10:00 AM, 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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