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(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

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.

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.

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.

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.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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