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.

Textbooks in the Library!

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

Welcome to AUM!

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.

Nominations for the Friends of the AUM Library Service Awards

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.
http://aumnicat.aum.edu/forms/friends-service-award.html

Thanks for the Memories, Harry

“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:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/11/all-the-harry-potter-movi_n_894411.html?ref=fb&src=sp
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:
http://aum.lib.auburn.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?Search_Arg=harry+potter&SL=None&Search_Code=FT*&PID=cdylUYZqd1sfmc9f2TbS0qSGs&SEQ=20110712133907&CNT=50&HIST=1

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.

Alabama author Wayne Greenhaw (1940-2011)

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.
http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-2522

Summer Hours

Summer semester starts on Monday, May 23. Here are our hours for the duration of the semester excluding holidays:
Monday-Thursday 7:30 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.
Friday 7:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Saturday 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Sunday 1:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
We are closed May 28-30 for Memorial Day and July 2-4 for Independence Day.
We hope you have an enjoyable semester.

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!