This edition of the Full Text is brought to you by members of the DePaul University Library EDGE Team: Ryan Ayers, Douglas Cosey, Seamus Faulkner, Len Jensen, and Robbie Wilbur. They have been sharing their perspectives as first-year students and new users of DePaul University Library services in a series of career skill-building projects such as this.
This week, April 19th – 25th, we celebrate National Library Week. Since 1958, National Library Week has been sponsored by the American Library Association and celebrated by libraries across the United States. The purpose of the event is to promote the use of our nation’s libraries and acknowledge the work of librarians and library staff.
It’s easy to see why the DePaul University Library supports National Library Week. Celebrating National Library Week raises awareness of the numerous resources and services offered by both the John T. Richardson and Loop Libraries. The theme of this year’s National Library Week is “Find Your Place at the Library” and the Library EDGE Team’s celebration of the event highlights resources and services offered by the Library that go beyond the literature and academic materials that can be found on the shelves. That way, students can discover aspects of the Library that may appeal to them more than the traditional research resources and services, thereby “finding their place” at the Library.
Over the course of National Library Week, we had planned events that we hoped readers of this post would participate in: a Maker Hub social media challenge where you could post a photo of your Maker Hub creation to win a prize; a video game night to play games you can check out from the Library; and a pop culture trivia night, with questions drawn from the Library’s popular reading, movie, and game collections.
Instead we are shifting course to provide means by which you can “find the Library at your place:”
- Curl up with an e-book, like Sanditon by Jane Austen or Little Bee by Chris Cleave
- Stream a movie, such as Crazy Rich Asians or A Sea Turtle Story
- Complete a jigsaw puzzle of the John T. Richardson Library* (below)
- Add a Zoom background of your favorite place in the Library (below)
*Artist’s rendering of the John T. Richardson Library from a 1991 Holiday Card. Courtesy of Special Collections and Archives Department, DePaul University Library
Right click on a photo and select “save image as…” to download the file.
We will miss celebrating with you in person, but we wish you a happy National Library Week at home!