Using National Library Week as a vehicle for outreach to students has been a continual goal for the Information Resources Department. The purpose of the promotion of this week is to engage students to connect and celebrate their library, in this case, Estrella’s library. Previous endeavors included free food and promotional giveaways, however, these activities did not really engage in a connection between the Library, research assistance, and services. Seeking to engage students actively in interactive, inter-disciplinary literacy related activity, I approached Reading faculty and the College, in general, to participate in an Edible Book contest in honor of National Library Week. This was the first time holding such an activity at this college. It involved students making edible art/creations that incorporated literary works, themes, and puns. Faculty members volunteered their time as judges and students participated in an engaging activity with the faculty librarians. There were a total of 13 entries but over 20 participants in attendance. Requests to expand this activity for 2017 is currently underway.
Edible Book: Engaging Students for National Library Week
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