(April 12, 2011)--The UTSA Libraries will celebrate National Library Week April 11-15 with a series of interactive games and activities -- all based in Facebook.
UTSA students, faculty and staff are invited to participate by "liking" the UTSA Libraries on Facebook and watching for wall posts containing all the details. The events range from a YouTube video quiz to a Facebook check-in deal to in-person Meet-ups at both the John Peace Library and Downtown Campus libraries.
Participants can look forward to plenty of rewards. Recognizing that "Club JPL" is a popular student nickname for the John Peace Library, special t-shirts and buttons have been created to use as prizes for some of the activities. Other prizes such as flash drives and PrintSmart cards also will be in the mix.
For more information, see the full lineup of activities below and visit the UTSA Libraries Facebook page.
Celebrating the Awesomeness of Libraries -- National Library Week 2011
>>> CHECK IN TO JPL -- GET A CLUB JPL BUTTON
Monday-Friday, April 11-15
Use your phone's Facebook app to check in to UTSA Libraries, then visit the Info Desk to get your button.
>> TAKE THE UTSA LIBRARIES VIDEO QUIZ
Quiz opens at noon, Monday, April 11 and runs through April 15
It's quick, fun and you might even learn a couple of things! At the end, you can enter a drawing for a PrintSmart Card, Club JPL t-shirt or UTSA Libraries sportsack.
>> LIBRARY MEET-UPS
John Peace Library -- Thursday, April 14, 1 p.m.
Join us for free cookies and great giveaways! Watch for our Facebook post on the morning of the meet-ups to get the secret password for a chance at a special prize.
>> FREE MUSIC PLAYLISTS
Friday, April 15
Need some new tunes? We've got you covered. Visit our Facebook page on Friday for streaming music playlists brought to you by your UTSA Libraries.
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Curtis Vaughan Observatory
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Riklin Auditorium (FS1.406), Downtown Campus
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University Center Paseo & Lawn, UTSA Main Campus
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Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), UTSA Downtown Campus
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The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
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Business Building (BB 2.06.04), UTSA Main Campus
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Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus
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Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
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H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus
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The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC 3.01.02)
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