(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.
Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus
Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at the UTSA Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Looking for a good read? Shop for yourself or for gifts and help change a life at the same time. Browse and buy children’s stories, novels and more at the 2015 SECC Book Sale.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus
The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building (ART 2.03.15-18), Main Campus
Performer, conductor will teach multidisciplinary courses in music marketing
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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