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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.

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.

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.

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.