(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.
UTSA Associate Dean/Associate Professor Francine Romero will sit down with San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg for a wide-ranging conversation about the Mayor's vision for the City's future. Seating is at capacity but the San Antonio Express-News will stream it live.
Buena Vista Street Building Theater (BVB 1.326), Downtown Campus
The sympoisum will focus on the interface between aging and neurodegenerative diseases, will educate the wider research community about advancements in this fast-paced field and stimulate collaborative research in this area. Register online for this free event.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.106), Main Campus
The 23rd International Conference on Historical Linguistics is offering four special panels open and free to the San Antonio public July 31-Aug. 3 to mark the tricentennial next year. The event is co-sponsored by UTSA Research.
Hotel Contessa, 306 W. Market St., San Antonio
Orientation marks a major step toward becoming a Roadrunner. It is a unique experience designed to welcome freshmen and transfers to UTSA and ensure a successful transition into college. They will learn about UTSA, prepare for their first semester and have fun meeting other students. There is also a special Family Orientation program too.
Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
The UTSA community welcomes students to their on-campus home! Laurel Village, Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall are home for 2,300 students during the academic year, and Move-In event kicks off the start of Roadrunner Days.
Laurel Village, Chaparral Village, Alvarez Hall, Main Campus
The College of Engineering hosts this seminar featuring Jeff Adams, Southwest Zone Quality Manager, Siemens Building Technologies Division. The event is free and open to the public.
Engineering Building (EB 3.04.30), Main Campus
After a day full of moving and getting settled into their new UTSA home, students and their families can have some refreshments and snacks at the Welcome Back Reception. The event tops off with the premiere performance of the Spirit of San Antonio, UTSA's Marching Band.
University Center Paseo, Main Campus
Can you survive the library wilderness? As a part of Roadrunner Days, UTSA Libraries is hosting a mobile adventure for you to play and find out more about the library!
John Peace Library, 2nd floor, Main Campus
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