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Event Series

Colloquium on Scholarly Communication: The American University Library's Colloquium on Scholarly Communication features experts from both American University and the larger academic community presenting on challenges for academia in the twenty-first century.

Exploring Social Justice: The Exploring Social Justice Series, a program cosponsored by the American University Library, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Kay Spiritual Life Center, brings to campus exemplary leaders from diverse backgrounds who have advocated for various human rights and social justice issues.

Research in Progress: These events showcase research from across the American University community, with a special emphasis on innovative or multidisciplinary approaches, as well as initiatives from AU 2030.

AU Library Presents: In addition to our academic event series and annual events, AU Library sponsors and co-sponsors occasional events on relevant historical, cultural, or literary themes.

Workshops and Tours

Blackboard Workshops: Register to learn about Blackboard Basics, Collaborate, Video Presence, Grading Center, and Rubrics in Blackboard.

Geospatial Workshops: Come to the Geospatial Research Lab to learn more about Geographic Information Systems. For more information, please contact Meagan Snow, Program Director for Geospatial Research Support.

Online Exhibit Workshops: Learn about three different platforms (EdSpace WordPress, ESRI StoryMaps, and Omeka S) supported by the university that allow you to present your research to the world through online exhibits. In addition, learn about Tropy, a free online tool, similar to Zotero, that helps you organize your research and archival images.

Hosting Events in the Library

The Library has a number of large and small conference room and classroom areas available via 25Live. Room availability is based on Library hours, space needs for Library instruction, and use by Library-sponsored events. Library spaces are subject to blackout dates during high-volume study periods.

In order to ensure correct set-up, audio visual support must be arranged separately for all reservations via the Audio/Visual services department.

Contact Us

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*To request accessibility information or a disability-related accommodation, please contact us at least two weeks in advance.

Promote an Event

The Library allows the posting of event flyers in appropriate spaces. Please see the Information Desk for more information.

Suggest an Event

Do you have an idea for an event that would be perfect for the Library? Please email us with as much detail as possible for consideration. We also can provide staff, resources, or logistical support for co-sponsored events anywhere on campus.