Celebrate National Library Week

It’s time to show your UGL love, dear readers. This week is National Library Week–a time to highlight the value libraries contribute to their communities. The theme for this year’s week-long library love fest is “Communities matter @ your library.”

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First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It asks us to take a week out of our crazy-busy year and consider how much libraries contribute to our lives as students and as community members. Here at the UGL, we work hard to offer you the space, materials, and helpful staff you need to be successful as students and in the future.

If you want to bask in the library love this week, there are a lot of things you can do to explore different libraries on campus. Start with our library bucket list. Other things to consider?

Also consider saying thanks to the library workers you encounter on Tuesday, April 16, which is National Library Workers Day. And on Thursday, April 18, it’s Support Teen Literature Day, so stop in to the Center for Children’s Books or the Education library’s Children & Young Adult Lit Collection.

There are so many ways libraries impact our lives every day, so this week, take some time to say thanks. Let us know your favorite things about #ClubUGL in the comments or share your UGL love with us on Facebook or Twitter (#libraryweek) or visit our Library Love board on Pinterest.

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Pinned It!

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Do you read our blog, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, come visit us every day, and still can’t get enough of the UGL? Well, neither can we. So now we’ve added a new level to our social media: You can now follow the UGL on Pinterest!

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard, where users can “pin” things to different boards to share with friends. We’ll be using Pinterest to highlight our collections, events, services, tech items, and awesome things happening in your fave library. You can see new items that have been added, get recommendations for some great movies and books, and access visual guides to many UGL resources. (Watch for a board highlighting the therapy dogs that visited us last week to come soon!)

With our pinboards, you don’t just have to take our word that we have great resources for you (like our loanable tech)—you can also see pictures of those items, and then link directly to the catalog to see where those materials are and if they’re available. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words, right?

And as always, we want to hear from you about what you want to see. Want a pinboard showing off a particular resource or genre? Let us know!




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Come to the UGL (Quad Day Edition)

Library at Quad Day had informational displays.

The fall semester officially starts on Monday! We know, we know… Where did this summer go? But whether you’re a freshman or a senior (or grad student, faculty, staff, community member, etc.), the UGL is happy to welcome you back to campus–or welcome you back from interim, if you were one of the lucky ones who took summer classes and hung out with us this summer, anyway.

We’ve got lots of exciting things in store for the upcoming school year–some changes big and small that we’ll be chatting about as the school year unfolds. For now, make sure to swing by our table at Quad Day on Sunday, Aug. 26. We’ll be handing out library Frisbees, hour info sheets and other good stuff to know about the campus libraries and how we are here to help you have the best year yet!

In the mean time, make sure you check out our fancy new UGL homepage–we think we’ve made some improvements you’ll appreciate. Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, too! We post lots of good tips, tricks, service updates and fun facts. (We promise it’s not all about homework and research!) And if you’re already starting to plan out Club UGL meetings in anticipation of said homework, peep our fall hours.

If you want to come in and say hello before the semester starts (yeah!), we’re open this week Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 5pm, and Saturday, Aug. 25 and Sunday, Aug. 26 from 1pm-5pm. (Just a lil’ hint if you need an A/C break during Quad Day…)

Hope to see you soon!


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