Library Faculty and Staff Service Awards Nominations

The Library is accepting nominations for its 2014 Betty J. Tims Friends of the AUM Library Faculty and Staff Service Awards. The awards recognize individuals for outstanding dedication to activities and functions which lead to improvements in library services; for dedicated effort in providing or improving access to library holdings; or for offering quality suggestions which result in more efficient and/or more cost effective library operations. Please submit your nominations online by May 1st.

Also, help the Library celebrate National Library Week, a week honoring libraries and the role they play in changing people’s lives.

On Monday, April 14, Dr. Robert Evans, Professor in the Department of English and Philosophy, will discuss Kate Chopin’s novel The Awakening. Chopin was an increasingly prominent and successful American writer of the late 19th century before The Awakening was published. The book was immensely controversial in its own day. Rumors suggested that the book was banned by some libraries shortly after its publication. Recently discovered evidence shows that several libraries banned the book and that one actually burned it. Evans will discuss this new evidence and Chopin’s recommendations about the kinds of books libraries should purchase. Check out the presentation (and grab some snacks) at 2:30 p.m. in the East Room on the 10th floor of Young Tower.

Enjoy tasty treats each day throughout the week from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Library’s 1st floor.
• Monday, April 14 – The School of Liberal Arts celebrates “Mixed-up Monday.”
• Tuesday, April 15 – The School of Education celebrates “Tortilla Tuesday.”
• Wednesday, April 16 – The College of Business celebrates
  “Watermelon Wednesday.”
• Thursday, April 17 – The School of Sciences celebrates “Thirsty Thursday.”
• Friday, April 18 – The Warhawk Academic Success Center and the Learning
  Center celebrate “Fruity Friday.”

Don’t forget to register for door prizes donated by the College Bowl Team