Celebrate National Library Week, April 4-10, 2021, at the DePaul University Library with our virtual scavenger hunt, created by the Library’s EDGE Team. Hunters are invited to explore the DePaul University Library’s online resources to answer 6 questions for a chance to win stickers, a tote bag, or a $25 Amazon gift card. Join the hunt here: https://forms.gle/8CW7QwC5zHdyA7oT7
National Library Week is a time to highlight the essential role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. The theme for this year’s National Library Week is “Welcome to your library,” which promotes the idea that the library is more than a building that houses books; the resources and services the library provides can be accessed from anywhere online. Everyone in the DePaul community is welcome to make use of these resources, not just for education, but also for fun!
The Library’s EDGE Team, a group of first-year students who are developing professional skills while contributing to library projects, created the virtual scavenger hunt to welcome students to the library’s online resources. Library EDGE Team member Jacinda Smith explains that due to the pandemic, “we are not able to go in and see what the library has to offer for students. However, this does not limit us since the DePaul Library website has lots to offer as well.” Lizzie Miller adds, “The DePaul Library website holds a plethora of information, resources, and entertainment that is often overlooked or unknown by students. I personally hope the participants of our scavenger hunt leave it with some greater knowledge of resources available to them.” Even the Library EDGE team gained a greater knowledge of library resources, such as Agne Butvilas who says, “I learned about a lot of awesome resources our library offers that I had no idea were available.”
Thank you to the Library EDGE Team – Agne Butvilas, Sean Kilraine, Elizabeth Miller, Gabriella Piagari, and Jacinda Smith – for creating the scavenger hunt and introducing the DePaul community to the wide array of resources and services the Library provides.
And thank you, readers, for celebrating National Library Week with us.