Spring Break Hours

It’s time for a little rest and relaxation before the end of the semester brings final exams and graduation! The hours for Spring Break are as follows:

March 12th-13th (Sat-Sun): CLOSED
March 14th-18th (Mon-Fri): 7:30am-4:45pm
March 19th (Sat): CLOSED
March 20th (Sun): 1:00pm-8:45pm

Normal hours resume on Monday, March 21st.

Jason Kneip


It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of one of our own. Librarian Jason Kneip passed away early this morning. He will be missed by all of his family here at the library and AUM. Rest in peace, dear one.

Dr. Lee Farrow speaks on Alexis in America

The Friends of the AUM Library invite you to a presentation on Tuesday, February 9th, from 12pm – 1pm on the 10th Floor Library Tower, West Room. Dr. Lee Farrow, professor of History and Director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, will give a talk titled “Grand Duke Alexis and the Mythical Origins of Mardi Gras in New Orleans” in support of her recently published book Alexis in America: A Russian Grand Duke’s Tour, 1871-1872. Join us for this insightful discussion. Sandwiches & king cake will be provided.

Upcoming Events: Homecoming, Military Appreciation Day & Story Time

There are a ton of exciting activities coming up at AUM in the coming weeks, and the Library wants to keep you in the know.

To celebrate Homecoming, The Library and WASC are hosting a big event Thursday afternoon (February 4) on the second floor of the Library Tower, and we will have a table set up for the Homecoming Tailgate on Saturday (February 6).

Thursday, February 4, is Military Appreciation Day. Military personnel and their dependents are invited to a dinner and a battle on the basketball court starting at 5pm. Military ID must be presented at check-in.

And on Wednesday, February 10, the Library will host another Story Time on the second floor of the Library Tower for the Early Learning Center children from 2:30-3:30. AUM students will read timeless children’s stories to our youngest scholars. Come out to support AUM and your Library and get some free popcorn!

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

The Library will hold the following hours during the week of Thanksgiving:

Saturday, Nov. 21 – Closed

Sunday, Nov. 22 – Closed

Monday, Nov. 23-Tuesday, Nov. 24 7:30 am – 4:45 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 25-Saturday, Nov. 28 – Closed

Sunday, Nov. 29 – 1:00 pm – 8:45 pm

We will resume normal operating hours on Monday, Nov. 30.

Happy Thanksgiving from the AUM Library.

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.

JSTOR is up; intermittent issues may continue

The JSTOR database is back up and PDFs can be retrieved. The outage has been labelled “intermittent” and may recur. JSTOR is still working on resolving the issues with connectivity; should the problem recur, please continue trying to access the articles.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in the matter while JSTOR works to resolve the problem.

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 AL.com.

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 ascott20@aum.edu or 334-244-3684.

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