Eat at Moe’s and support AUM Athletics & the Library

Eat lunch or dinner at Moe’s Southwest Grill Thursday, Aug. 5th and support AUM Athletics and the Library. 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. You can get flyers from the Athletic Dept or the Library’s circulation and reference desks. Thanks everyone!!!
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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

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 »

Hurricane Season!

The 2010 Hurricane Season in the Atlantic Ocean began on June 1, 2010, and will end on November 30, 2010. Atlantic hurricanes affect the eastern and Gulf coasts of the U.S. and the Caribbean nations. Those with interests in hurricane-prone areas must heed federal and state advice on preparedness, the season in general, and each specific storm in the season.
The experts are predicting a busier-than-usual hurricane season for 2010. These early forecasts, however, will likely be modified depending on the evolving climactic conditions. If the early forecasts prove to be accurate, the 2010 hurricane season will stand in sharp contrast to the relatively mild 2009 season. Special concerns in 2010 are whether a hurricane will hit the already-devastated island of Haiti and how a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico would affect the giant oil slick created by the explosion on the BP offshore driling platform. Another question is whether a hurricane will come ashore in the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama coastal areas, some of which have not yet recovered from 2005′s Hurricane Katrina.

Stay informed and be prepared!
You can also check out these titles and more from the AUM Library.
Category 5: The Story of Camille
By Ernest Zebrowski & Judith Howard
This book can be found on the 6th floor
QC945 .Z43 2005
Dark Wind: A Survivor’s Tale of Love and Loss
By Gordon Chaplin
This book can be found on the 4th floor
F1433.2 .C45 1999
Encyclopedia of Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones
By David Longshore
This book can be found on the 2nd Floor in the Reference Collection
QC944 .L66 2008

Library to offer presentation on Foundation Center resources

Joanne Kepics from the Foundation Center will demonstrate the Foundation Directory Online database of over 99,000 grantmakers and grants and other resources from the comprehensive Foundation Center website. The database is available to the public in the AUM Library, a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center. The free demonstration is open to the public and will run from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, in the second floor classroom of the Library.
Anyone interested must register by contacting Barbara Hightower at 334-244-3994

Honoring our Military Service members, past and present

This week marks the 66th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy by Allied troops in WWII. So in honor of all of our veterans, check out these titles and more from the library this week.

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AUM’s Bookshelf

The Sheen on the Silk: A NovelThe Last Time I Saw You: A NovelA River in the SkyAbraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterWrecked (Regan Reilly Mysteries, #16)Holly Blues

More of Aum’s books »
Aum Library's to-read book recommendations, reviews, favorite quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists

Browsing Collection Highlights

Check out some of the newest titles added to the Browsing Collection.

Browsing Collection Highlights

Wrecked (Regan Reilly Mysteries, #16)
A River in the Sky
The Last Time I Saw You: A Novel
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Samantha’s favorite books »

LibQual+ Survey on Library Quality

Your opinions matter!
Please participate in the LibQual+ survey on library quality.
We are committed to improving your library services. Better understanding your expectations will help us tailor those services to your needs.
We are conducting this survey to measure library service quality and identify best practices through the Association of Research Libraries’ LibQUAL+® program.
The survey , which can be found on the library’s website, will take between 9 and 15 minutes to complete, and you will have the option to provide us with written comments. You will also have the option to submit your name and e-mail address to be included in a drawing for one of three prizes:
a Blu-Ray player, a $50 iTunes gift card, or a $25 iTunes gift card.