September 24−October 1, 2011
Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.
Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—provides the foundation for Banned Books Week. BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them.
The books featured during Banned Books Week have been targets of attempted bannings. Fortunately, while some books were banned or restricted, in a majority of cases the books were not banned, all thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community to retain the books in the library collections. Imagine how many more books might be challenged—and possibly banned or restricted—if librarians, teachers, and booksellers across the country did not use Banned Books Week each year to teach the importance of our First Amendment rights and the power of literature, and to draw attention to the danger that exists when restraints are imposed on the availability of information in a free society.
Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association; American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression; the American Library Association; American Society of Journalists and Authors; Association of American Publishers; and the National Association of College Stores. It is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. In 2011, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund; National Coalition Against Censorship; National Council of Teachers of English; and PEN American Center also signed on as sponsors.
For more information on getting involved with Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, please see Calendar of Events, Ideas and Resources, and the new Banned Books Week site. You can also contact the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4220, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“T’ celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day here at AUM, stop by t’ Library and check out these books and more about pirates from t’ Golden Age o’ Piracy.”
The history of Blackbeard & Roche, two noted pyrates: being an account of their robberies and murders, and their final overthrow / written by Capt. Charles Johnson.
The history of the pirates: containing the lives of those noted pirate captains, Misson, Bowen, Kidd, Tew, Halsey, White, Condent, Bellamy, Fly, Howard, Lewis, Cornelius, Williams, Burgess, North, and their crews : also, an account of the piracies and cruelties of John Auger, William Cunningham, Dennis Mackarthy, William Dowling, William Lewis, Thomas Morris, George Bendall, and William Ling, who were tried, condemned and executed at Nassau, New-Providence, on Friday, the 12th of October, 1718 : to which is added, a description of Magadoxa, in Ethiopia. By Capt. Charles Johnson
Blackbeard, or, The captive-princess: A present for the New-Year, 1815
The voyages and adventures of Edward Teach [electronic resource] : commonly called Black Beard, the notorious pirate / by S. Wilkinson ; with an account of the origin and progress of the Roman, Algerine and West India pirates
Check out t’ offical Talk Like a Pirate Day website.
Textbooks in the Library!
The AUM SGA has made it possible for textbooks to be available in the library. Students will be able to check-out the textbooks at the circulation desk on the 1st floor in the Library by presenting their AUM Student ID. However, the textbooks can only be used in the Library and only in two-hour increments.
Special thanks to the SGA for making this possible!
AUM SGA Textbook Reserve Program core courses by school:
School of Business:
ECON 2010 Economics I
ECON 2020 Economics II
INFO 2070 Introduction to MIS
School of Liberal Arts:
COMM 1010 Introduction to Human Communication
HIST 1010 World History I
HIST 1020 World History II
MUSI 2110 Music Appreciation
SOCI 2000 Introduction to Sociology
THEA 2040 Theatre Appreciation
VISU 1000 Art Appreciation
School of Sciences:
BIOL 1010 Principles of Biology I
BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology II
CHEM 1100 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1200 General Chemistry II
MATH 0700 Elementary Algebra
MATH 0800 Intermediate Algebra
MATH 1100 Finite Mathematics
MATH 1150 Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry
PHYS 2100 General Physics I
PHYS 2200 General Physics II
POLS 2020 Institutions of American State and National Government
PSCI 1100 Introduction to Physical Science
PSCI 1400 Introduction to Astronomy
Willkommen, Hoş Geldiniz, Bienvenido, Bun venit, Foon ying, Ahlan wa Sahlan,
Welcome to AUM!
Whether you’re a returning student or a first term Freshman, the AUM Library wants to help you get the most out of your experience this semester. So be sure to check out our blog for helpful advice for the first weeks of school, and keep coming back throughout the semester for more tidbits and information.
Did you know?
AUM has over 50 clubs and student organizations on campus
AUM has several campus traditions: Welcome Week, AUMFest, Homecoming, Mardi Gras, Greek Week, Harvest Moon Festival, and SpringFest
AUM’s Campus Activity Board (CAB) sponsors campus events such as Drive-in Movies, Annual Comedy Night, BBQs, Game Shows, and Free Food!
AUM has a diverse student body. Students at AUM come from over 30 countries around the world!
AUM has programs of study in more than 90 areas, and offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
AUM’s Library is a great place to study, we have a computer lab on the 2nd floor and individual and group study rooms throughout the tower.
“You’re a wizard, Harry!”
Do you remember the first time you read that passage or watched it unfold on screen? It still gives me goosebumps, and I’ve read the books and watched the movies multiple times, as I’m sure many of you have as well. This Friday, July 15th, marks the end of an era with the final installment of the Harry Potter movies with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. And while the movies and books have played out their final chapters, Harry Potter will continue to reach new generations of muggles and ensnare them with his magical abilities, his loyalty, his bravery and his sacrfice, and yes, even his flaws. And so, it is with heavy hearts and weepy eyes that we bid Harry, Ron and Hermione farewell; that is until the next time we pick up a book or watch a movie that transports us back into their magical world. Thanks for the memories!
Take a look back at all of the Harry Potter movies here:
You can also check out the books here at the AUM Library:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Call number R884ha 6th floor
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Call number R884hab 6th floor
DVD can be found on the 2nd floor in the Media Collection
PN1997 .H377 2003
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Call number R884hac 6th floor
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Call number R884had
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Call number R844hae
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Can be found on the 2nd floor in the Browsing Collection
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Can be found on the 2nd floor in the Browsing Collection
And if you still want to learn more about Harry Potter, check out these titles:
The AUM Library is saddened by the loss of Alabama author Wayne Greenhaw, who passed away May 31st. The AUM Library Archives & Special Collections Department is home to the Wayne Greenhaw Collection, which includes drafts of his manuscripts, photocopies of articles that he wrote for the Alabama Journal, as well as stories that appeared in the New York Times and other newspapers. Also in the collection is correspondence with publishers and close friends.
In response to the tragedy and devastation that occured across Alabama this week, we’ve listed some helpful links for those directly affected and for those who want to help in whatever way they can. Thank you for your continued support throughout this difficult time for our state.
United Way of Central Alabama:
Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund:
Convoy of Hope:
Alabama Tornado Relief:
Another way to help: “Text “FOOD” to 27722 to donate $10 to West Alabama Food Bank, which is helping feed tornado victims
You can also find information and resources on other ways to help at http://libguides.aum.edu/helpBama
This week is National Library Week, and the AUM Library is celebrating by offering those with library fines the chance to help the hungry. Come pay off your overdue fees April 11-16 by donating non-perishable food items, which the Library will give to the Montgomery Food Bank. Bring only items that are canned or boxed and not dented, opened or expiring soon. Donations will apply only to overdue fees and not lost item replacement or processing fees.
And the best part – you don’t have to owe any fees to donate! For more information, visit the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Library Tower.
The Library would also like to invite everyone to “Spring into Reading” at its National Library Week open house on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with refreshments in the lobby on the first floor. While you are there, hop on up to the second floor and check out the Learning Center’s new location, room 225.
The Library is incredibly grateful for the support from Coach Crotz, AUM Athletics, Moe’s Southwest Grill and all of our fans!
The following is an excerpt from an e-mail sent by AUM Athletic Director Steve Crotz.
This Wednesday we will have the last Moe’s Southwest Grill Day before the check presentation at the baseball game on April 23, 2011. We’re hoping that this can be our biggest day yet. Please take a few minutes to place this on your calendar and also to personally invite a friend or two to attend. All proceeds from this promotion go to assist the Friends of the Library Fund and Athletics.
Support AUM by eating at Moe’s Southwest Grill on Wednesday, February 2nd. Be sure to take an AUM/Moe’s flyer and AUM will receive 20 percent of your purchase receipt. Flyers must be given to the cashier in order for AUM to receive the profit. Flyers can be picked up from Physical Education Complex room 100, the Library’s Circulation or Reference Desks, or you can print one yourself.