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Events, Workshops, and Tours

Event Series

Library events support academic success and promote scholarship, engagement, and community. Many of our events are open to the public, and we welcome and encourage a broad audience of students, faculty, staff, alumni and neighbors.

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

The AU Library offers a variety of instructional programming that includes walk-in classes, curriculum-integrated sessions, multimedia software trainings, and online learning modules to support the development of students' information and digital literacy.

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.

NMC Workshops: The New Media Center offers open workshops on a variety of topics related to multimedia production. These 40 to 60 minute sessions are open to all AU faculty, staff and students with all levels of multimedia production experience.

Library Tours: Come to a guided tour to discover the library's many services as well as see the research collections, collaborative workspaces and technology that can help you become a better student, researcher, or multimedia designer.

Hosting Events in the Library

We have a number of large and small conference room and classroom areas available. 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.

If you wish to use library space for a meeting or event, please have your department subscheduler submit a space request via 25Live. If the reservation is accepted, our subscheduler will work with the group to ensure all needs are met for the event. In order to ensure correct set-up, audio visual support must be arranged separately for all reservations. Please contact Audio Visual Services directly at 202-885-2296.