Archive for August, 2008


Congratulations Ed Williams-Distinguished Adviser

August 27, 2008

The August 21st edition of the AUDaily mentioned that Ed Williams, professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism had been chosen to receive the College Media Advisers’ 2008 Distinguished Adviser Award. Congratulations to Ed.



August 27, 2008

The Ralph Brown Draughon Library will host its annual open house, “Tailgate @ the Library,” on FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

This open house orientation is a fun introduction to the library for new students and a good way to remind returning students and faculty of the services and staff available to support their research, learning and instruction. As participants visit different areas of the library, there are fun activities that allow them to engage with the resources that are available every day, such as the subject specialist reference librarians, a state-of-the-art Digital Resource Lab, Special Collections and Archives, Office of Information Technology and the Study Partners center.

This year, the event will feature the Auburn cheerleaders, Aubie, an eagle from the Southeastern Raptor Center and the winning car from the mini-Baja competition. There will also be hot dogs and other tailgate refreshments. For more photos of last year’s event go to AU Libraries Flickr steam.


My Libraries Tab via AUAccess

August 26, 2008

The Libraries tab is now available via AUAccess and has seven default channels:

Ask A Librarian
Library Hours
AUBIECat Quick Search
What’s New

More Library channels are available to add to the page by using the following steps:

[1] Click “Content/Layout” link at the top left corner of the AUAccess page
[2] Click the ‘Libraries’ tab
[3] Click the “Add Channel” button on any column
[4] Under Select a category, click the down arrow and choose “Select All”
[5] Click “Go”
[6] Under Select a channel, scroll down to AULibraries
[7] Choose an additional channel(s):
How Do I…
Library Hours: LADC
Library Hours: Special Collections
Library Hours: VetMed
[8] Click “Add Channel” button
[9] Click “back to Libraries Tab” link in the top left corner of the AUAccess page

More channels are being developed; if you have an idea for a library channel please let me know.


New Books: End of July, 2008

August 25, 2008

Sorry this is late. There were lots of end of the semester happenings and then one week spent learning the difference between statistics and data at the University of Michigan followed by the airplane cold contracted from the return flight. Anyway, here’s a (long delayed) list of books and videos we have recently acquired. Click on the links to check availability and location (the “New Books” location is a temporary one). Also, if the book is not checked out, any AU faculty, staff or graduate student can have a book delivered to an AU departmental office by filling in this form.

This week’s cover is from Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash. This was listed as a New York Times 100 Notable Book of 2005 and lets the reader follow the trail of of trash from curbside to dump side and beyond.

Olson, Eric T. (Eric Todd), 1963-
What are we? : a study in personal ontology.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
BD 450 .O465 2007

Wundt, Wilhelm Max, 1832-1920.
Elements of folk psychology : outlines of a psychological history of the development of mankind / authorised translation by Edward Leroy Schaub ; introduction by Sila Basak.
Delhi : Kalpaz Publications, 2007.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
BF 733 .W87 2007

Scott, Charles E.
Living with indifference.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2007.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
BJ 1535 .I63 S36 2007

Historical-critical introduction to the philosophy of mythology / F.W.J. Schelling ; translated by Mason Richey, Markus Zisselsberger ; with a foreword by Jason M. Wirth.
Albany : State University of New York Press, c2007.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
BL 314 .S3413 2007

Rendle, Gilbert R.
Multigenerational congregation : meeting the leadership challenge.
Bethesda, MD : Alban Institute, c2002.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor)
BV 640 .R44 2002

Royte, Elizabeth.
Garbage land : on the secret trail of trash, 1st Back Bay paperback ed.
New York : Back Bay Books, 2006.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HD 4484 .N7 R68 2006

Social dynamics in northern South Asia / edited by Hiroshi Ishii, David N. Gellner, Katsuo Nawa.
New Delhi : Manohar, 2007.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
HN 670.9 .A8 S634 2007

Cambridge history of law in America / edited by Michael Grossberg, Christopher Tomlins.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
KF 352 .C36 2008

No wave : post-punk, underground, New York, 1976-1980 / Thurston Moore, Byron Coley.
New York : Abrams Image, 2008.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
ML 3477.8 .N48 M66 2008

Johnston, Robert K., 1945-
Reel spirituality : theology and film in dialogue, 2nd ed., Rev. and expanded.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Academic, c2006.
Auburn RBD Library (3rd Floor)
PN 1995.5 .J59 2006

Villar, Carmencita P. del
Mind-body communication technique : an alternative way of learning and teaching confidence in public speaking.
Diliman, Quezon City : University of the Philippines Press, c2006.
Auburn RBD Library (2nd Floor) – New Book Collection
PN 4129.15 .V55 2006


RFK / a David Grubin Productions, Inc. film for American Experience in association with the BBC ; writer/director, David Grubin ; producers, David Grubin & Sarah Colt. , Widescreen.
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, c2004.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
E 840.8 .K4 R45 2004

Invisible persuaders : the battle for your mind / host/writer Jeffrey Schrank.
Lake Zurich, IL : Learning Seed, c1994.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab VHS
HF 5822 .I58 1994

Psycho-sell : advertising and persuasion / producer/writer, Jeffrey Schrank ; director, Tom Stribling.
Lake Zurich, IL : The Learning Seed, c1992.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab VHS
HF 6146 .T42 P88 1992

I’m normal, you’re weird : understanding other cultures / Learning Seed ; Stage Fright Productions ; writer, Jeffrey Schrank.
[Lake Zurich, Ill.] : Learning Seed, c1998.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab VHS
HM 1211 .I4 1998

Wild women don’t have the blues / Calliope Film Resources, Inc.
San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 1989.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab DVDs
M 1630.18 .W55 1989

Communication breakdown : a repair guide / a Learning Seed presentation ; writer & executive producer, Jeffrey Schrank ; produced by Videosmith Productions.
Lake Zurich, IL : Learning Seed, c1992.
Auburn RBD Library (1st floor) – Digital Resource Lab VHS
P 94.7 .C66 1992


Library Hours and Another AubieCat Tidbit

August 19, 2008

Library Hours

RBD Library is back to it’s 24-5 schedule for the Fall Semester. That means we will open at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoons and stay open until 6 p.m. Friday nights. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Remember that the Reference Desk closes at midnight and the DRL at 2 a.m. on weekdays.

Labor Day Hours for RBD are Friday, August 29, close at 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and closed on Sunday. RBD will reopen at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1 and resume the regularly scheduled hours. You can always check out the Library Calendar for RBD’s hours as well as the two branch libraries.

AubieCat and Bookmarking

The AU Libraries’ catalog, AubieCat has long had the ability for a user to create a persistent link to most searches and records within the catalog. This can be done by scrolling to the bottom a screen, clicking on and then cutting and pasting the URL from the pop-up box. Nice feature, but it resulted in some extremely long and complex addresses. Well, now you can tag or bookmark individual records from the catalog into your preferred social bookmarking subscription. Look for the button towards the top of a catalog record’s labeled display. Then choose from over 30 bookmarking options. Everything from “Favorites” to “NetVouz” is available including such standards as “Delicious”, “Twitter” and “Google Bookmarks”.


AubieCat Update

August 7, 2008

Here are two items that you need to know about AubieCat, the AU Libraries’ catalog.

Multiple Journal Records

You now have to look at more than one record to check what we have for a journal title. This happened because of the sheer number of electronic versions of journals caused us to automate the process as much as possible.  In the search for Journalism Quarterly you will see two records — one is for our print holdings and one is for our electronic holdings — the records are the same except for one says [electronic resource] and one says [print]. Check both records if you don’t find what you need in one. Use Ask a Librarian if you have any problems locating your article.

Session Timeout

Have you ever been working in the catalog, got distracted doing something else and then had to start over because it timed out on you?

Well, there is a reason for that, there is a new session time limit created everytime you click on a link or press search within the catalog.

Well, now you can have some warning. In Firefox the session countdown clock is located in the blue bar at the very top of the browser. With Internet Explorer 7, it is located on the tab.

The clock counts down and then issues you a warning in a pop-up box. At this point you can click on a link on the search screen within the catalog to continue your current search, choose one of the options located in the warning box or ignore the warning.

If you do nothing, the clock continues to count down until you get the time expired notice.


What’s New? AU Libraries Anywhere

August 5, 2008

AU Libraries Anywhere is a Firefox browser plug-in that allows users to search the AU Libraries’ catalog from anywhere on the World Wide Web.

Search AU’s library catalog directly from the AU Libraries Anywhere toolbar, or by using the right-click context menu. Our toolbar is set up to search not only AU’s Library Catalog, but also AUM’s, JSU’s, UAB’s, UA’s and Auburn Public’s. You can search WorldCat as well.

AU Libraries Anywhere works with the AU Libraries’ proxy server, making it look like you’re coming from an on-campus computer.

AU Libraries Anywhere uses Google Scholar to search for articles and directs the user to the electronic copy subscribed to by the library. Select a citation, then drag-and-drop it onto the Scholar button on the toolbar.

Utilize the ISBN search feature. A book title can have different ISBNs for the paperback, the hardcover, and even different editions. AU Libraries Anywhere supports OCLC’s xISBN service, which means that you can find a book with a given ISBN even if the library holds the book under a different ISBN. Just look for the underlined numbers

Finally, AU Libraries Anywhere includes quicklinks to the AU homepage, the AU Libraries Homepage, Ask-A-Librarian, Interlibrary Loan, and Renew a Book.