This edition of the Full Text is brought to you by members of the DePaul University Library EDGE Team: Eryn Fleener, PJ Hase, and Nick May. They have been sharing their perspectives as first-year students and new users of University Library services in a series of career skill-building projects this year. Read on to find out what they have planned to celebrate National Library Week!

Since their inception, libraries have collected, stored, and shared knowledge. With so much information in one place, communities developed around these centralized and valued resources. The American Library Association’s National Library Week celebrates this significant relationship. DePaul University is taking part in this event from April 8th to the 14th. Join us as we highlight many of the services DePaul’s Library has to offer, and how libraries lead you to community, exploration, heritage, academic success, innovation, and your overall future here at DePaul.

Libraries Lead to Community

Join us on Sunday, April 8th from 7:00-9:00 pm at the John T. Richardson Library for an ice cream party – free to DePaul students! This event will kick off the week as it highlights the community fostered by the library here on campus. Learn more about library resources and the rest of National Library Week while taking a study break with your friends!

Libraries Lead to Exploration

Get to know your library! Monday, April 9th starts the DePaul Library Shelfie Challenge. Enter for a chance to win a $20 Starbucks gift card! To participate, simply take a creative selfie anywhere in the library and post it to Twitter or Instagram with #DePaulLibraryLeads. On Saturday April 14th, we will select the most creative picture as the winner!

Libraries Lead to Heritage

To show how our libraries have played such an influential role in preserving and sharing historical resources at DePaul and throughout the city, we will be showcasing our Special Collections and Archives department on Tuesday, April 10th.

Libraries Lead to Academic Success

Libraries are a place to study, but they’re also a support system for your academic career! On Wednesday, April 11th, we will highlight Research Help and tutoring in the Learning Commons. On this day, you can learn more about how these services of the library can help assist you in your studies.

Libraries Lead to Innovation

Libraries have always been a place to explore and look towards the future. See how the DePaul University Library supports innovation and creativity on Thursday, April 12th as we highlight the Maker Hub . Come see how you can use the library’s 3D printers, tools, and sewing machine!

Come visit us April 8-14th for National Library Week and see how our libraries lead to your future! #DePaulLibraryLeads

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