Halloween at the AUM Library

It’s our favorite time of the year…Halloween! In case you didn’t notice, we absolutely LOVE Halloween at AUM (our colors are Orange and Black ya know!), and YOUR AUM Library is preparing a spooktacular event just for you! Be sure to check out all of the great events during Shriek Week.

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Library Hours Between Terms


The library will have limited hours of operation during the break between Spring and Summer semesters. Starting on Wednesday, May 11th, our hours will be as follows:

Wed. May 11th: 7:30am-7:45pm
Thu-Fri. May 12th-13th: 7:30am-4:45pm
Sat-Sun. May 14th-15th: CLOSED
Mon-Fri. May 16th-20th: 7:30am-4:45pm
Sat-Sun. May 21st-22nd: CLOSED
Mon-Fri. May 23rd-27th: 7:30am-4:45pm
Sat-Sun. May 28th-29th: CLOSED
Mon. May 30th: CLOSED (Memorial Day)
Tue. May 31st: 7:45am-4:45pm
Wed. June 1st: Resume Regular Hours

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.

October is Database Trial Month at the Library!

October is database trial month for the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, and the AUM Library is pleased to present several databases for your consideration at our Trial & Test Databases Libguide.

The following databases are on trial this month–

Bentham Science is a science publisher with over 100 peer reviewed journals and over 400 e-books.  Please note that Bentham Science is available only within the library and requires a sign on.  More information is available at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of the Library Tower.

Early English Books Online contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700.

Early European Books traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through the close of the seventeenth century, offering full-color, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources

Emerald eJournals Premier is a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary journal database, featuring peer-reviewed, international research in both established and emerging areas of interest. eJournals Premier combines Emerald’s Management Database and Specialist Collections

SAGE Business Researcher features in depth analysis in the fields of business and management. Each report includes short feature articles on related topics, expert views often formatted as pro/con debates, and graphs and charts with downloadable data. Each issue provides context to help students understand the topic and lists scholarly resources to guide further research.

SAGE Business Stats  provides access to more than 3,000 data series from Woods & Poole, including their projections through 2040, as well as data down to the ZIP code level by age, race, household income ranges, employment and employee wages, among other measures.

SAGE Video feature videos created for use across higher education, supporting undergraduate through higher level academic research.  SAGE Video includes collections in: Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Counseling & Psychotherapy, and Education.

So, give these resources a try and let us know what you think!

Pardon our progress!

Please pardon our progress!

The lab on 2nd floor of the Library will be closed beginning tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 21st, and continuing through the week of Thanksgiving.  The lab is being painted and new antistatic carpeting is being put in.

The computers will be removed Friday, Nov. 21st and stored until after the “renovations” are complete.

Computers remain available for use in the Reference area, on the first floor, and in Government Documents, so patrons continue to have numerous access points at which to work.  All programs on the computers in the 2nd floor lab should be available at the computers in the Reference area of the 2nd floor.  Printing, scanning, and photocopying will not be affected by this work.

Thank you for your time and attention in this matter.

“Coming Soon”: E-Books To Be Made Available to Students and Faculty

The AUM Library will soon be initiating a program to provide students and faculty with access to e-books not currently owned by the library. Once the program is up and running, users will be able to locate and access books through the library catalog.

The initial project will focus upon the disciplines of Biology, Education, Justice & Public Safety, Literature and Nursing / Med-Tech. The program will be evaluated over the course of the remainder of the fall and all of the spring and summer semesters. It may be possible to increase coverage to all of the disciplines, depending upon usage figures.

If there are any questions, contact Rickey Best, Collection Development Librarian, at rbest@aum.edu, or 244-3276.

New database trials, February 2013

Ambrose Digital
Educational video content designed with clips that target the needs of educators using new digital delivery in the classroom. Includes science, history, and drama.  Access is available from on the AUM campus only.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
The Statistical Abstract of the United States (Online Edition) is on trial through ProQuest. This resource requires a login for access. Please call the AUM Library Reference Desk at 244-3649 for the username and password.

Trials can be accessed at http://libguides.aum.edu/databasetrials

Library Participates in AUM Writes! Panel Discussion

The AUM community recognized the National Day on Writing with AUM Writes!, an all-day event celebrating writing in all forms and meant to bring attention to the importance of composition for personal and professional improvement. The Library participated in a panel discussion focused on promoting its electronic resources to the AUM community which will help students and faculty from all disciplines in conducting research. Barbara Hightower discussed our Multi-Search service, which allows users to search our online catalog and many of our other electronic resources and databases simultaneously. And Jason Kneip talked about eBooks available for viewing and checkout through our EBSCO eBooks Collection. The links below point to guides created by our librarians to help learn more about these services discussed during the panel.

Multi-Search: http://libguides.aum.edu/multisearch

EBSCO eBooks Collection: http://libguides.aum.edu/ebooks

Databases down for upgrades, Saturday, August 25 – Sunday August 26

ScienceDirect is expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 19 hours beginning Saturday, August 25th, 2012 for scheduled maintenance for a new release.

The scheduled length of the upgrade will span all day Saturday and part of Sunday, so please plan your research accordingly. ScienceDirect is expected to be up and running again by Sunday afternoon or evening.

Additionally, the Cochrane Library will be down for maintenance for approximately two hours between 7:00 am and 9:00 am Saturday, August 25th.


Congratulations, Samantha McNeilly!

Samantha McNeilly, Library Associate, was awarded the 2012 Betty J. Tims Friends of the AUM Library Faculty and Staff Service Award. Retired Librarian Betty Tims attended the luncheon to present McNeilly with the award and offer congratulations. This award is given annually to Library employees who: demonstrate outstanding dedication to activities and functions which lead to an improvement in library services to patrons; demonstrate dedicated effort in providing or improving access to the holdings of the AUM Library; offer quality suggestions which result in more efficient and/or more cost-effective library operations.
(“People @ aum.” Auburn Montgomery News & Headlines Weekly. Aug. 6-12, 2012. 6 Aug 2012. E-mail.)

Congratulations, Sam!