Friends’ Award Winners

The Friends of the AUM Library Annual Award Ceremony Luncheon took place on July 21st. The winners of the Betty J. Tims Award for Outstanding Service were Rickey Best and Dale Morris.
Rickey was recently named the Beta Phi Mu Librarian of the Year for his contributions to the development of professionalism among Alabama librarians. He has earned the Betty J. Tims Service Award for his continued dedication in making our Library the best it can possibly be, and for displaying excellence in leadership within the Library and across the AUM campus.
Dale Morris recently retired from the Library after 20 years of dedicated service. A devoted Auburn Tigers fan, Dale worked in the Circulation Department and supervised many student workers during her time at AUM. Several former student workers returned to attend her retirement party and to share stories. Dale was also presented her with a bouquet of orange and blue flowers as a testament to her school pride.
Rickey and Dale will have their names added to a plaque along with the names of past award winners. Congratulations to Rickey and Dale on their awards. We offer thanks for their commitment to service.

Library Hours

Looking for a cool spot to study this weekend? The AUM Library will be open Saturday, July 24 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm and Sunday July 25 from 1:00 to 9:00 pm.
Come chill with us as you prepare for finals!

Joyeux Quatorze Juillet

Joyeux Quatorze Juillet! or for non-French speakers, Happy Bastille Day!
In honor of the beginning of the French Revolution the library is highlighting several works that focus on French history and culture. Be sure to check out these titles and more at the library!
The Night the Old Regime Ended: August 4, 1789, and the French Revolution
By Dr. Michael Fitzsimmons
This book is located on the 3rd floor
DC168.0804 .F57 2003
Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King
By Antonia Fraser
This book is located on the 3rd floor
DC129 .F73 2006
Is Paris Burning?
Directed by René Clément
This DVD is located on the 2nd floor in the Media Collection
PN1997 .I79 2003
Moulin Rouge
Directed by John Huston
This DVD is located on the 2nd floor in the Media Collection
PN1997 .M92 H96 2004

Updating Library Policies

At the beginning of the summer term the AUM Library’s policies were amended. The overdue fines remain at 25 cents per day for most items, with a 4 day grace period for books; however, the maximum fine per overdue item has been raised to 25 dollars.
In order to avoid ALL overdue fines: (1) please take note of the due date that is stamped on the date due slip with your item and return them on or before the date due. You may return items by bringing them to the circulation desk inside the Library or by dropping them in the outside return boxes when the Library is not open.
(2) Renew the items that you need for a longer time. You may renew items by bringing them to the circulation desk, or by renewing online through the Library Catalog. Items that are overdue may NOT be renewed online. If you would like someone to show you how to renew online, please come by the Reference Desk on the second floor and we will be happy to show you how.
For more information on circulation polices please check the Access Services/Reserves Policies page at

Mark Twain: Travel Writer?

Everyone is familiar with Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavaras County, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court; but not everyone is aware of the fact that Twain was also a prolific travel writer! Dr. Jim Stovall from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee says of Twain, “One of American history’s major men of letters, Mark Twain, developed the genre of travel writing with best-selling books such as Innocents Abroad and A Tramp Abroad. Twain went beyond descriptions of the places that he saw and applied his unique brand of humor to the people and cultures that he visited.”
This week at the AUM Library, be sure to check out our “Summer Travels” selections that feature some of Mark Twain’s travel books.

AUM’s Bookshelf

A Tramp Abroad
Roughing It
The Innocents Abroad: or, The New Pilgrims' Progress
Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

Aum Library’s favorite books »