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.

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!

New databases in the Library!

We’ve added two databases to the Library’s webpages:
Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities
and
SciFinder Web
Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities helps researchers match their manuscripts with the scholarly journals which are most likely to publish those manuscripts. The searchable Directory provides contact information, review process data, manuscript specifications and guidelines, acceptance rates, and publication information for each journal.
SciFinder Web replaces the old SciFinder Scholar with a web-accessible system, so that it is now available from off campus for registered users. Articles, patents, book chapters, conference proceedings, and dissertations indexed by Chemical Abstracts Service from 1907 to the present are available for searching in SciFinder Web. Searching can be done by keyword, structure, reaction, chemical name or CAS Registry Number. First time users must create a user name and password using the following form from on the AUM campus: Scifinderweb New User Registration.

Upgrade to Library Systems

The AUM Library will be upgrading its Circulation, Cataloguing, and Acquisitions system this Sunday beginning at 6:00 a.m. During this time the online catalog will be unavailable.
While the online catalog is down, users should go to http://aum.worldcat.org or follow the link to WorldCat Local found at http://aumnicat.aum.edu/articles/indexes/ejournals.html (entry #114, towards the bottom of the list) in order to search our holdings.
It is expected that the upgrade will be finished before the Library opens at 1:00 pm Sunday and that normal operations will remain unaffected. Also, please note that this does not affect the online databases which will remain available during the upgrade process.
Thank you for your time and patience as we make this routine upgrade.

Closing July 9th & 10th

The AUM Library will be closed Saturday and Sunday, July 9th and 10th. The air conditioning system in the building will be shut off for maintenance during this time. Regular hours will resume on Monday, July 11th.
Please contact the Reference Desk at 244-3649 if you have questions.

Extended Hours

Study ’til the Midnight Hour!
The AUM Library has extended hours Monday May 9th and Tuesday May 10th. The Library will be open from 7:30 a.m. to midnight as place to study.
The Library will close Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. after the last final has begun.
Between term hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and closed on weekends.
Good luck with your finals!

Growing Pains

The group study rooms and a number of study carrels in the Library Tower will soon become temporary offices for faculty and staff members who are being displaced by the renovation of Goodwyn Hall. Please pardon our progress as we move tables and chairs and take over some of these study spaces to turn them into offices. This week you will start to find the group study rooms and carrels locked as people start moving into their temporary spots.
If you need a quiet place to study, the third floor in the Government Documents Area will have some nice quiet spots around the edge of the room away from the computers and groups can meet on the first and second floors around the tables.
We do apologize for the inconvenience, but it is only temporary and the end result will be a wonderful new renovation of Goodwyn Hall!

Spring Break Reading

Call Me Irresistible by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer
Orchid Affair by Lauren Willing
Red Garden by Alice Hoffman
Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
In Too Deep by Jayne Ann Krentz
Port Mortuary by Patrica Cornwell
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris
Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley
Choir Director by Carl Weber
Scones & Bones by Laura Childs
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
All these good reads and more in the Browsing section on the second floor of the Library!
Happy Reading!

New Browsing Books

Just added to the Browsing Collection:
In the Company of Others By: Karon, Jan
Busy Body By: Beaton, M. C.
Gingerbread Cookie Murder By: Fluke, Joanne;
Call Me Mrs. Miracle By: Macomber, Debbie
Confession By: Grisham, John
Christmas Odyssey By: Perry, Anne
Dangerous to Know : A Novel of Suspense By: Alexander, Tasha
Happy Reading!