POSTED: 9:16 AM, March 23, 2018

Edited by Joseph P. Byrne and published by Greenwood in 2017, this two-volume set is located on the First Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number DG  445 .W67 2017.

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POSTED: 9:13 AM, March 23, 2018

Edited by Franklin W, Knight and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and published by Oxford University Press in 2016, this four-volume work is available in electronic format.   Click on the link located in library catalog record for access.

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POSTED: 1:51 PM, March 9, 2018
Start Date: 20180320
Start Time: 3:30pm

The Patience Essah Africana Studies Lecture Series Co-Sponsored with the Auburn University Libraries Presents

From the Congo to the Convict Lease:  Africa in Alabama Coal Mines

Dr. Jennifer Brooks, Associate Professor, Department of History, Auburn University

Date and Time:  Tuesday, March 20 at 3:30 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives Department, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Alabama relied on convicts to build the New South.   Historians agree that African Americans constituted the overwhelming majority of persons imprisoned in this brutal labor system.  However, immigrants from around the world were not only imprisoned in New South Alabama, but were also leased to private mining and timber interests, including to the brother of former Alabama governor, B.B. Comer.  Dr. Brooks will explore how this exploitation of immigrants complicates our understanding of the new South as a binary story of black versus white.

Refreshments and conversation to follow Dr. Brooks's talk.

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POSTED: 1:44 PM, March 9, 2018
Start Date: 20180310

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 10 through Saturday, March 17 Normal hours resume on Sunday, March 19.

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POSTED: 1:43 PM, March 9, 2018
Start Date: 20180309

By L. Bretherick and edited by P.G. Urben and M.J. Pitt, and published by Elsevier in 2017, this is the Eighth Edition.   This massive volume (1500 pages) is located in the Reference Collection on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number T 55.3 .H3 B73 2017.

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POSTED: 1:39 PM, March 9, 2018
Start Date: 20180309

By Stephen Siek and published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2017, this volume is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number ML 102 .P5 S6 2017.

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POSTED: 1:34 PM, March 9, 2018
Start Date: 20180318

The coffee and snack facility formerly located on the 1st. Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library in the Newspaper Reading Room has temporarily shut down.

Prevail Coffee will reopen on Sunday, March 18 on the Second Floor in the area behind the RBD Help Desk.

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POSTED: 1:29 PM, March 9, 2018
Start Date: 20180309

In response to feedback from users, the Graduate Student/Faculty Quiet Study Room located on the 3rd floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library became swipe access only on March 1, 2018. Use your TigerCard to gain access. Graduate students’ cards should work automatically but faculty will need to register by completing a short form in order to initiate access. Note: you will only have to register once.

If you are an Auburn University faculty member interested in using the space, you can either:

If you have questions, contact Adelia Grabowsky at abg0011@auburn.edu or Juliet Rumble at rumbljt@auburn.edu

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POSTED: 11:20 AM, March 2, 2018
Start Date: 20180302

UFWH Auburn, formerly known as the Committee of 19, has established a Campus Food Security Initiative food pantry in the Ralph Brown Draughon Library Parking Deck entrance foyer.  This mini food pantry is free for use by students, staff, and faculty.  Please support this initiative by contributing food items.  If you need food, help yourself.

UFWH = Universities Fighting World Hunger.

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POSTED: 11:13 AM, March 2, 2018
Start Date: 20180307
Start Time: 3:00pm

Discover Auburn Book Talk

The Pines:  Southern Forests

Chuck Hemard, Associate Professor, Auburn University Department of Art and Art History

Date and Time:  Wednesday, March 7 at 3 p.m.

Location:  Special Collections and Archives Department, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library

The Pines is a photobook monograph that explores remnants of the old-growth longleaf pinelands across the southeastern United states.  Historically, this was once one of America's significant landscapes.

Chuck Hemard's photographs have been exhibited nationally and throughout the Southeast including the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia in Atlanta, Opal Gallery in Atlanta, The Light Factory in Charlotte, N.C. as well and a commissioned project with the Columbus Museum in Columbus, Ga.  his work is in public collections throughout the region including the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, and the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, Miss.

Sponsored by Auburn University Libraries - reception and book signing to follow.

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