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Student Appreciation for the Library

“If we were going to become a great university…the Library [would be] the absolute core and heart of this institution.” -Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson, 2006 “If we were going to become a great university…the Library [would be] the absolute core and heart of this institution.” -Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson, 2006Since 1958, the American Library Association has designated one week in April to recognize the contributions libraries make to our country. From the point of view of the Library faculty and staff, one of the blessings of working at Regent is the appreciation and thanks we so often receive from our students.

While we normally use this space to address our patrons’ concerns and requests, since National Library Week ends on Saturday, we would like to post a few of the kind words received from students on the Customer Satisfaction Survey last fall:

 

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National Library Week Events at Regent

This week (April 12 – 18) marks the 57th annual celebration of National Library Week, a yearly observance sponsored by the American Library Association. The purpose of National Library Week is to draw attention to the contribution libraries make to the cultural and civic life of our country. The official theme this year is “Unlimited possibilities @ your library®.”

Kickoff & Book Art Awards

On April 13, the Library kicked off National Library Week celebrations at Regent by announcing the winners of the Book Art Contest. Forty-seven (47) students submitted artworks made out of obsolete books that would otherwise have been recycled. The three winners of this year’s contest are:

Book Art Contest at the Library

ALA_NLW2015_375x474National Library Week is April 12-18, and this year the theme is Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library ®. As part of our celebration of this joyous observance, the Library is coordinating a Book Art Contest for the most creative use of discarded books from the Library collection.

A Contest for Destroying Books?!
Libraries regularly weed books because they have been replaced by newer editions, have been damaged beyond repair, or because they no longer support the research or enrichment needs of the community. We are currently discarding a large number of bound periodicals that our experience indicates we will be unable to sell or donate to another organization. Rather than recycle them, we are inviting the Regent and CBN communities to give them new life as works of art.

Rules & Eligibility
Basically, the only rules are that your creation must include old Library books be received by 3:00 pm on April 8, 2015. Members of the Regent and CBN communities may participate individually or as a group. For a complete list of rules, fine print, as well as an entry form, see our
official contest rules page.

The possibilities are endless, and it’s not as hard as you think. There are a number of excellent tutorials on YouTube, such as this one:

https:youtu.bebTw3I6wfPAM

Winner info!
All entries will be judged by a blind jury, and the winners will be announced on April 13th at 3:00 pm in the Library Gallery at our National Library Week kickoff.
Prizes for the winners will be: 1st place: $150, 2nd place: $100, and 3rd place: $50. During National Library Week, visitors to the exhibition will be able to vote for a “People’s Choice Award,” the winner of which will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

For more information, please see our book art contest webpages or contact Stephanie Lowell at steplow@regent.edu.

National Library Week events at Regent

by Sara Baron, Ed.D., Dean of the University Library

“Freedom is found through the portals of our nation’s libraries.”
—David McCullough, American historian

Next week (April 13 – 19) is the 56th annual celebration of National Library Week, a yearly observance sponsored by the American Library Association. The purpose of National Library Week is to draw attention to the contribution libraries make in the cultural and civic life of our country.

To mark this special week, the Library has planned four events:

1. Monday: Student Appreciation Day
We love and appreciate our students! Join us for a fun day at the library—games, snacks, surprises, and a chance to win a bookstore or Ordinary gift certificate.

2. Monday – Thursday: NLW Essay & Video Contest Announcements
Regent students were invited to submit essays and videos on the 2014 National Library Week theme, “Lives Change @ Your Library.” Winning essays will be announced daily, followed by the winning video.

Essay & Video Contests deadline extended!

Libraries are where it all begins.
-Rita Dove, United States Poet Laureate, 1993-1995

National Library Week will be celebrated from April 13 to April 19, and the nationwide theme for 2014 is “Lives change @ your library.” This year, our most important observance will be essay and video contests open to all current Regent students. Simply tell us, in words or video, how libraries change lives, and you may win a cash prize*: