Library Floors 3-6

Carts full of books are rolling along the floors of the AUM Library as we shift the collection on floors 3-6. To make this process safe for you, our patrons, and do it as quickly as possible, we are closing the floors to our patrons until June 4. The doors to the floors will be locked as Library personnel work to shift the collection.
If you need books from any of the floors, please request them at the first floor circulation desk. Members of the Library staff will find the books for you and bring them to the circulation desk. Please allow additional time for us to locate items that may be in the process of being moved.
If you are looking for a quiet place to study, the third floor government documents area is a nice quiet spot. The first and second floors will also be open as usual and reference and interlibrary loan services will be available.
Thanks for your cooperation.

Limited Library Services

Library services will be limited during the week of May 14-18. The building will be open, but reference and interlibrary loan services will be unavailable. We will be shifting books on floors 3-6 and processing books for remote storage which will make some parts of the collection temporarily unavailable. Borrowed materials may be returned at the Circulation Desk on the first floor or by using the drop-off box near the parking area located in front of the Ida Belle Young Library Tower. We thank you for your patience during this time and look forward to serving you when we resume normal operations May 21.

Free Free Free Books!

Come by the first floor entrance to the Library (Administration side) and browse the table of free books. All these books need a good home and a purpose. The books have library labels and are stamped “Withdrawn”. Different books will be added each day so check often and build your home library.

Black History Month

The AUM Library is proud to support research in African American history with the ProQuest History Vault Collection, Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century. “This collection documents one of the most inspiring social movements in American history. The first of two modules of the ProQuest History Vault offers all levels of researchers the opportunity to study the most well-known and also unheralded events of The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century from the perspective of the men, women, and sometimes even children. The collection spans from the founding of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs in the last decade of the 19th Century to the riots that followed the verdict in the Rodney King police brutality case in the last decade of the 20th century.”
To access the collection go to the AUM Databases alphabetical list and click on ProQuest History Vault or click on this link.

Off Campus Login

Getting into the AUM Library’s electronic resources such as databases and ebooks is now even easier!
Just login using your AUM email user name and password like you do in the labs on campus and for your My AUM account.
If you do not know your AUM E-mail address, please select the following link to look it up:
AUM Email & Student Account lookup.
If you don’t remember your e-mail password, please contact IT Services at 244-3500.
For other questions please contact the AUM Library Reference desk 244-3649.

Season’s Readings!

Find these, and other good reads for the holidays in our Browsing Collection on the second floor.
The Litigators by John Grisham
The Crimson Warning by Tasha Alexander
Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
Lionheart by Sharon Kaye Penman
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
As the Pig Turns by M.C. Beaton
The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen
I Am Half Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley
The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco
The Christmas Homecoming by Anne Perry
Lost December by Richard Evans
Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson
V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton
Blue Nights by Joan Didion
The Paris Wife by Paula Mclain
Secret Obsession by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Best Wishes for a New Year filled with wonderful reading!

Pearl Harbor Day

On the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers staged a surprise attack on U.S. military and naval forces in Hawaii. In a devastating defeat, the United States suffered 3,435 casualties and loss of or severe damage to 188 planes, 8 battleships, 3 light cruisers, and 4 miscellaneous vessels. Japanese losses were less than 100 personnel, 29 planes, and 5 midget submarines.
Check out the featured documents related to the attack at the National Archives Center for Legislative Archives. They feature the original radar plot of the incoming planes from Detector Station Opana and the Reading Copy of President Roosevelt’s address to Congress, which was thought to have been lost until 1984 when it was found within the records of the Senate.
Find books in the AUM Library by searching the catalog using the subject heading, Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 and read more about it.

Good Reads for Autumn Days and Nights

All In: What it Takes to be the Best by Gene Chizik
America’s Quarterback: Bart Starr and the Rise of the National Football League by Keith Dunnavant
Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
Acceptable Loss by Anne Perry
A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard
Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Women of the Cousins’ War: The Duchess, the Queen and the King’s Mother by Philippa Gregory
Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan
Lethal by Sandra Brown
Heartwishes by Jude Deveraux
Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen
Secret Obsession by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-olsen
Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs
Unbroken : a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Find them in the Browsing Collection on the second floor. Happy Reading!

Halloween Open House

The Itsy Bitsy Spider has crawled up the water spout and into the AUM Library…where he has set up shop and grown! Come see him and all his friends on Tuesday, October 25th from 12:30 to 1:30 and join us for some Halloween treats.
See you there for a howling good time!

Printing Changes

The staff members of the AUM Library are pleased to announce an additional benefit for the students at AUM. The Library has purchased the Pharos print management software that allows students to print using their AUM printing account. Students will now be able to print from the computers on the second floor of the Library using their AUM print accounts. When sending a print request simply log it as yours and give the job a name, then go to the print station outside the classroom/lab and login to release the job. No more cash required to print in black and white! Each student is given $50.00 in printing costs each semester.
Photocopies are still only ten cents a page for black and white, and 25 cents for color copying or printing.
Ask at the reference desk if you have any questions.