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AU Library Observes Open Access Day

On Oct. 14, the AU Library will join more than 100 libraries and other organizations throughout the United States and 20 countries in observance of Open Access Day. The day focuses on the growing international movement to make scholarly research and publication available free on the Internet.

Bender Library will host an Open Access Webcast at 7 p.m., on October 14 in the media services center. Two prominent scholars, including a Nobel prize winner, will present. Librarians will be available from noon to 6 p.m. to provide additional details about the initiative.

The international sponsors of Open Access Day are the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), the Public Library of Science (PLoS), and Students for Free Culture. Visit for further information or contact Diana Vogelsong at about AU Library activities.

Traveling Mercies Exhibit and Reception

Traveling Mercies is an extraordinary new library exhibit of photographs, artifacts, and clothing from Afghanistan and Kenya. It features photographs taken by Pennsylvania businessman and humanitarian Aldo Magazzeni during his global forays to assist needy communities where he worked to remove barriers between cultures. On Thursday, Nov. 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 visitors can hear Magazzeni speak about his experiences and view the exhibition.

Discover World Cinema: Film Festival Favorites

Why not spend Sunday nights watching internationally acclaimed films at Bender Library? “Discover World Cinema” brings recent, but rarely screened international films to campus.
Screenings begin at 7 p.m. in the Media Services classroom, lower level.

Film dates:

  • Oct 12: Her Name is Sabine
  • Oct 19: Mother of Mine
  • Oct 26: The Way I Spent the End of the World
  • Nov 2: Dreams of Dust
  • Nov. 9: Arranged

For additional information, contact Chris Lewis at