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It’s international Open Access Week, and this year’s theme is “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge,” which ponders whether and how sharing knowledge is capturing and prioritizing all voices and particularly those in underrepresented groups. Keep reading to find out how the FAU Libraries actively celebrates equity through our robust and diverse collections, responsive services, and inclusive and equitable programming. 


Barb Schmidt Fellows

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts hosted the Barb Schmidt Fellows on Saturday October 14, 2019 for a day of art, learning and fun at the Wimberly Library.


Spirit of America

This October three scholars from across the country will visit Florida Atlantic University’s S.E. Wimberly Library to use the Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection to conduct unique research, and present at an annual symposium.


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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, we wanted to share one of several recordings within our hispanic/latin american collection of recordings. This year we’d like to highlight the voice of Graciela Párraga and composer Vicente Gómez


The FAU Libraries invite you to celebrate Banned Books Week with us! Each year we take a moment to highlight different books that have been banned at libraries and schools across the United States reasons such as sexual content, explicit language, religion, etc. 


Dean Carol Hixson's latest blog reflects on what the Libraries have accomplished as we prepare for a strategic plan. 

"The FAU Libraries have made many changes in the past four years and there are more to come," said Hixson. "A recurring theme in our 2018-2019 Annual Report is expanding access to tools and resources through strategic partnerships."



Welcome back, Owls! Each semester our Instruction and Engagement team carefully selects workshops to lead that will target a wide variety of students and provide them with necessary skills to conquer the academic year. This semester is no different!


An Image of a record sleeve.

In celebration of college football season starting, we wanted to share a recording we have here at the Recorded Sound Archives by Walter Camp known as the Father of American Football.


A picture of this year's Artist in Residence, Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder.

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts just announced its 2019 Artist in Residence! Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder, a book artist based in Texas, will be joining the JCBA staff this year. Follow the link to learn more about The Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence Program, and this year's artist! 


An image of The Portal, a virtual reality lab.

In anticipation of the opening of the new Gruber Sandbox, the Libraries have worked with the faculty of the MPCR Lab to open a small virtual reality lab just across the hall from the Media Center on the first floor of the Wimberly Library, adjacent to the computer lab in the Alumni Alcove. It's called The Portal, and will open on August 19.