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  • Staff Profile: Dawn Fairbanks

    Secret Lives: Dawn Fairbanks

    The seventh article in a series of profiles offering a ‘behind the scenes’ peek at our Library personnel. Meet Processing and Serials Specialist Dawn Fairbanks and learn about her secret life as an opera singer.
    May 12, 2015

  • Composting 101

    Composting 101: Help AU Get Greener with this Primer on Composting

    Since the program’s inception in 2012, the Library has played a pivotal role in expanding the organic waste collection program across campus. Join the effort to reduce waste on campus by taking a look at our primer on composting.
    April 22, 2015

  • VHS Preservation

    Spotlight on VHS Collection Preservation in the AU Library

    Experts estimate that the VHS format will be essentially inaccessible by 2025. Luckily, the AU Library’s Media Services is working to digitize VHS titles in our collection that are at highest risk of being lost in the near future.
    April 22, 2015

  • Edible Garden

    Concrete Greens: Urban Agriculture and Food Security

    American University’s emphasis on green practices echoes the continued national interest in urban gardening, and the University offers many ways to become involved on campus.
    April 17, 2015

  • Sprouting Radishes

    DC Community Gardens have their Roots in Victory Gardens

    Of the 36 community gardens in Washington DC, an estimated 1/3 are former victory gardens, planted during the World Wars. Learn more about local history through our DC History and Local Area Studies subject guide.
    April 10, 2015

  • Librarian Profile: Jenise Overmier

    Librarian Profile: Jenise Overmier

    The sixth article in our series of librarian profiles focuses on Instruction Librarian Jenise Overmier. Her commitment to public service and education make her an enthusiastic instructor, well-equipped to handle a range of research questions.
    March 27, 2015