Library events support academic success and promote scholarship, engagement, and community. Many of our events are open to the general public, and we welcome and encourage a broad audience of students, faculty, staff, alumni and neighbors.
This page provides more information about ongoing series, annual events, and opportunities for co-sponsorship and event hosting. For more information, contact us via email LibEvents@american.edu or phone 202-885-3847.
Current Event Series
Books That Shaped America Join us for Books That Shaped America—conversations for the American University and metro-DC communities about books that have helped shape American society.
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.
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