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August 26, 2011

Kick off the semester with the best student tailgating event on campus as the Tigers prepare to take on the Utah State Aggies! Come and join the fun!

Location:  Ralph Brown Draughon Library

Date:  Friday, September 2

Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

FREE Food and Drinks! Auburn University Cheerleaders! Auburn University Marching Band! War Eagle VII!

Fun and Games All Over the Library!


GAME ON! RBDpalooza now March 5

February 26, 2010

After a snow delay RBDpalooza has been rescheduled to Friday, March 5, 2010, at 6 p.m. Bring an appetite and your best game.


Snow Day — Auburn 2/12/2010

February 15, 2010

Well, it looked like the PTB got on the same page and we got a rare snow day on Friday, February 12. Then, because of freezing weather the library got another day off on Saturday.  Sadly, the snow is all gone and things have gone back to normal — wet and cold.



February 9, 2010

A winter storm warning has been issued for Auburn University main campus effective midnight tonight through 6:00 p.m. Friday. The National Weather Service is currently forecasting a 90% chance of winter weather with an expected three to five inches of snow for the Auburn area tomorrow (Friday [2/12/20])…. Auburn University has decided to cancel classes and normal business operations for Friday

Come to the Learning Commons on Friday (2/12) beginning at 6 p.m. and show that you’ve got game! Test your skills with…

  • Wii Sports
  • RockBand2
  • Guitar Hero
  • Variety of Board Games
  • Project Runway competition
  • and more…

Food and drinks provided and Caribou Coffee will be open 6-10 p.m.


Changes at RBD: A-B then C

October 7, 2009

caribou1Along with the change in the seasons comes change to RBD Library. And like all changes, some are pleasant — some, not so much.

First off we’re in the middle of shifting the A-BX books from the 2nd floor to the 1st floor. Then a backshift will happen on 2nd floor to free up space for our learning/information commons area. Included in this area will be the Miller Writing Center and Study Partners.  The Writing Center currently has walk up hours of 6-10 pm Sunday through Thursday evenings.

Secondly, Caribou Coffee is near to completion. When that happens Stacks Cafe,  located on the Ground Floor, will close. I hear that October 26 is going to be the official opening so I’ll try and keep you posted.

Finally, and this falls in the “not so pleasant” area, our book buying budget is restricted this year because of the economy so there are no discretionary funds. Books will be ordered on an as needed highly critical basis. Please check with your subject specialist for more information.


Update: New Carpet

January 5, 2009

New Carpet

Here’s Dean Bonnie laying the first carpet square in December of 2008. It is now January 5, 2009, and the project of recarpeting the public areas of first and second floor of RBD is almost complete. Stop by when time allows to see some of the other changes besides the new carpet.



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.