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!
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.
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 email@example.com.
“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.
Learn more about the Consitution of the United States by participating in a free, interactive webcast airing all day September 16, 2011 from the National Constitution Center.
For fun, discover your inner founding father in a interactive game, and see if you could pass the test to become a citizen of the United States.
We’ve added two databases to the Library’s webpages:
Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities
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.
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.
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.
Each year the AUM Library holds a luncheon for the Friends of the AUM Library. At the luncheon, one librarian and one staff member who has been nominated will receive the Betty J. Tims Service Award. The award is given to employees who demonstrate outstanding dedication to customer service, and participate in activities and functions which lead to an improvement in library services to patrons.
In addition to receiving a certificate and having their name engraved on a plaque alongside past recipients, each person will receive a monetary award.
Please visit the online form below and nominate a librarian and staff member whom you feel is deserving of this award. Nominations must be made by Friday, July 29th.