Story-time in the Library

The children from the AUM Early Learning Center will be visiting the library today for Story-time. Library faculty and staff members will read stories and pass out popcorn to the children. This is the second visit by the children this semester and we hope to have them back again soon.

Halloween Open House

The Library will be hosting its 6th annual Haunted Open House on Thursday, Nov. 29th from 12pm-2pm on the first floor. This year’s theme is “Harry Potter”, and all are welcome to come dressed as a favorite character or just grab some goodies. There will be broom parking outside the Tower and the Floo Network has been cleaned and is ready to go, Muggles are welcome to use the parking lots around campus.

Go Set a Watchman: Panel Discussion

The academic world was slow to “discover” Harper Lee or her writings, but that neglect has changed with time. Even before Go Set a Watchman was released in the summer of 2015, her writing had become the subject of one scholarly book, at least three anthologies of critical essays, numerous unauthorized biographies, documentaries, and one memoir (by one who claimed to have permission, a claim challenged in a lawsuit). The field is even more exciting now that we can study her writing process in greater depth.

Please join us for a lively panel discussion of Lee and her writings, sponsored by the English & Philosophy Dept. and the AUM Library.

When: Oct. 20th, 2015 beginning at 12pm (light refreshments will be served)

Where: West Room, 10th floor of the Library Tower

The Panelists:

Nancy Anderson, Associate Professor Emerita of English, has admired Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird since its 1960 publication and befriended the author when they appeared on a program together in the early 1980s. Since then, she has become a leading authority on Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird, publishing a number of articles on To Kill a Mockingbird, spoken all over the state and out of state, appeared in two documentaries, participated on Canadian radio shows, taped an interview for NPR, and served as a panelist for a forum sponsored by

Robert C. Evans, Professor of English, is the author or editor of over thirty books and has published more than three hundred articles or notes. Many of these are on twentieth-century American fiction, including an essay on Lee’s classic novel in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird: New Essays (2010).

Darren Harris-Fain, Professor of English, regularly teaches the twentieth-century American novel and has written about To Kill a Mockingbird in the reference book American Decades: 1960-1969. He was also a featured panelist when the novel was selected as Portsmouth, Ohio’s One Book, One Community program in 2009.

Fall Grant-seeking Update

The Foundation Center has made several updates to its premiere database, Foundation Directory Online (available in the Library). Come to the Library to see what’s new, and get tips on using this powerful tool to identify grant prospects using over 140,000 profiles for private foundations and grant-making public charities. Anyone interested in fundraising for sponsored programs, research, or nonprofit organizations is welcome to attend, including faculty, staff, students, and members of the general public.

To register, or if you have any questions, please contact Cataloging Librarian/Funding Information Network supervisor Amanda Scott at or 334-244-3684.

Thursday | Sept. 24 | 2 – 3 p.m. | Library Computer Lab (2nd floor)

Welcome, Warhawks!

Welcome to AUM!
Whether you’re a returning student or a Freshman, the AUM Library wants to help you get the most out of your experience this semester. Be sure to stop by and check out all of the great resources we have available for you. We have a computer lab and student computers on the 2nd floor, we also have individual and group study rooms and plenty of quiet study areas on floors 3-5. You can also plug-in at one of our large study tables on the 2nd floor. As always, our friendly librarians and staff members are here to help you at the Reference and Circulation Desks. Come by and check out YOUR AUM Library!

Upcoming workshops on using online databases to locate grants

The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs and the AUM Library will present training on grant seeking databases.

Getting Started with Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
April 21 (Tuesday) 11:00-12:00
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is a searchable database that provides information on approximately 10,000 grant makers that support individual grant projects, including those that provide funding for artists, individual researchers, and students.
Audience: Faculty, staff, students, and the general public
Contact: Amanda Scott

April 22 (Wednesday) 11:00-12:00
SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network) is a web-based search engine which gives researchers access to identify the latest grant programs of over 6000 government, private, and non-profit funding sources worldwide.
Audience: Faculty and staff
Contact: Debbie Tomblin

Location: Computer Lab, 2nd floor of Library.
Please RSVP

2015 Betty J. Tims Friends of the AUM Library Faculty and Staff Service Awards

The Library is accepting nominations for its 2015 Betty J. Tims Friends of the AUM Library Faculty and Staff Service Awards. The awards recognize individuals for outstanding dedication to activities and functions which lead to improvements in library services; for dedicated effort in providing or improving access to library holdings; or for offering quality suggestions which result in more efficient and/or more cost-effective library operations. Nominations must be submitted online by May 1.Click here for the nomination form.StaffAwards

Help the Library & Register to Win a Kindle Fire


The AUM Library is conducting a survey of user satisfaction. The survey will take place throughout the month of April, and the link is provided on the library’s homepage. Please help us by completing the survey and let us know what your expectations for library services are. By completing the survey, you can register for a drawing to win a Kindle Fire. Thank you for your input.

Look for the LibQUAL logo on the library’s homepage. LibQualLogo