Upgrade to Library Systems

The AUM Library will be upgrading its Circulation, Cataloguing, and Acquisitions system this Sunday beginning at 6:00 a.m. During this time the online catalog will be unavailable.
While the online catalog is down, users should go to http://aum.worldcat.org or follow the link to WorldCat Local found at http://aumnicat.aum.edu/articles/indexes/ejournals.html (entry #114, towards the bottom of the list) in order to search our holdings.
It is expected that the upgrade will be finished before the Library opens at 1:00 pm Sunday and that normal operations will remain unaffected. Also, please note that this does not affect the online databases which will remain available during the upgrade process.
Thank you for your time and patience as we make this routine upgrade.

Closing July 9th & 10th

The AUM Library will be closed Saturday and Sunday, July 9th and 10th. The air conditioning system in the building will be shut off for maintenance during this time. Regular hours will resume on Monday, July 11th.
Please contact the Reference Desk at 244-3649 if you have questions.

Extended Hours

Study ’til the Midnight Hour!
The AUM Library has extended hours Monday May 9th and Tuesday May 10th. The Library will be open from 7:30 a.m. to midnight as place to study.
The Library will close Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. after the last final has begun.
Between term hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and closed on weekends.
Good luck with your finals!

Growing Pains

The group study rooms and a number of study carrels in the Library Tower will soon become temporary offices for faculty and staff members who are being displaced by the renovation of Goodwyn Hall. Please pardon our progress as we move tables and chairs and take over some of these study spaces to turn them into offices. This week you will start to find the group study rooms and carrels locked as people start moving into their temporary spots.
If you need a quiet place to study, the third floor in the Government Documents Area will have some nice quiet spots around the edge of the room away from the computers and groups can meet on the first and second floors around the tables.
We do apologize for the inconvenience, but it is only temporary and the end result will be a wonderful new renovation of Goodwyn Hall!

Spring Break Reading

Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer
Orchid Affair by Lauren Willing
Red Garden by Alice Hoffman
Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
In Too Deep by Jayne Ann Krentz
Port Mortuary by Patrica Cornwell
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris
Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley
Choir Director by Carl Weber
Scones & Bones by Laura Childs
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
All these good reads and more in the Browsing section on the second floor of the Library!
Happy Reading!

New Browsing Books

Just added to the Browsing Collection:
In the Company of Others By: Karon, Jan
Busy Body By: Beaton, M. C.
Gingerbread Cookie Murder By: Fluke, Joanne;
Call Me Mrs. Miracle By: Macomber, Debbie
Confession By: Grisham, John
Christmas Odyssey By: Perry, Anne
Dangerous to Know : A Novel of Suspense By: Alexander, Tasha
Happy Reading!

Veterans Day

“Veterans Day, in the United States, national holiday (November 11) honoring veterans of the armed forces and those killed in the country’s wars. The observance originated in 1919 on the first anniversary of the 1918 armistice that ended World War I and was known as Armistice Day. It was commemorated in 1921 with the burial of an unknown soldier from World War I at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Other countries that had lost soldiers in the conflict, such as Italy and Portugal, conducted similar ceremonies that year. The previous year, unknown soldiers had been interred at Westminster Abbey in London, Eng., and at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.
November 11 became an official national holiday in the United States in 1938. In 1954 the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor those who had served in all U.S. wars. Ceremonies are held each year at the Tomb of the Unknowns, and floral tributes are placed on the graves of service men and women and at memorials throughout the country. ”
Thank veterans for their service on Veterans Day, and every day.
“Veterans Day.” Encyclopædia Britannica. 2010. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 10 Nov. 2010 .

2010 Best Books

Amazon.com is out with their 100 best books of 2010 lists. One list is picked by the editors and another by customer favorites. You can find many of the titles from both lists in the AUM Library Browsing Collection on the second floor. A few of those best books are:
Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
Justin Cronin, The Passage
Jennifer Crusie, Maybe This Time
John Heilemann, Game Change
Charlaine Harris, Dead in the Family
Janet Evanovich, Sizzling Sixteen
James Patterson, 9th Judgement
Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven
David Baldacci, Deliver Us From Evil
Nora Roberts, The Search
So what about you? What is YOUR best book of 2010?
Happy Reading!