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.
“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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
In response to the tragedy and devastation that occured across Alabama this week, we’ve listed some helpful links for those directly affected and for those who want to help in whatever way they can. Thank you for your continued support throughout this difficult time for our state.
United Way of Central Alabama:
Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund:
Convoy of Hope:
Alabama Tornado Relief:
Another way to help: “Text “FOOD” to 27722 to donate $10 to West Alabama Food Bank, which is helping feed tornado victims
You can also find information and resources on other ways to help at http://libguides.aum.edu/helpBama
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!
This week is National Library Week, and the AUM Library is celebrating by offering those with library fines the chance to help the hungry. Come pay off your overdue fees April 11-16 by donating non-perishable food items, which the Library will give to the Montgomery Food Bank. Bring only items that are canned or boxed and not dented, opened or expiring soon. Donations will apply only to overdue fees and not lost item replacement or processing fees.
And the best part – you don’t have to owe any fees to donate! For more information, visit the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Library Tower.
The Library would also like to invite everyone to “Spring into Reading” at its National Library Week open house on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with refreshments in the lobby on the first floor. While you are there, hop on up to the second floor and check out the Learning Center’s new location, room 225.