During the week of April 14–20, IUP Libraries joins libraries nationwide in celebrating National Library Week with the theme #itsatIUPLibraries.
Here’s a list of great activities we’re offering all week to showcase how IUP Libraries support students, staff, and faculty success through a variety of essential resources, services, and programs.
Be part of the fun. Join us in celebrating your IUP Libraries!
#itsatIUPLibraries Twitter Promotion
Throughout the week leading up to and during National Library Week, IUP Libraries will give away prizes to students, staff, and faculty who send us photos on Twitter of their favorite things at the Library.
Tweet your photos to @IUPLibraries and use the hashtag #itsatIUPLibraries.
Photos can depict any of the Library’s resources, services, people, items, etc., ranging from a helpful service to a favorite study spot to a librarian! The hashtag will also be printed on signs around the Library that can be used for photos. Please remember to respect people’s right to privacy by obtaining permission from any individuals included in your photos. Photos should also adhere to the IUP Student Code of Conduct.
“Bring Your Assignment” Promotion
All week we’ll give away bags of goodies to students who bring their class assignment to the Reference Desk. The Reference Desk is staffed by highly trained librarians who can help students navigate their way through the wealth of information resources available through IUP Libraries and the Internet. This is a great opportunity for students to get research help AND free stuff!
RiP!: A Remix Manifesto—Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Tuesday, April 16: 4:00–6:00 p.m.
Ground floor, Stapleton Library
Come out and learn about remix culture and the complexities of copyright questions. Watch a screening of the energetic and provocative documentary RiP!: A Remix Manifesto and join in a discussion afterward. The film examines Our panel includes music librarian and copyright expert Carl Rahkonen, Fine Arts professor Bob Sweeny, Communications Media professor Zack Stiegler, and English professor Alexis Lothian. Pizza and refreshments will be served.
“It’s at IUP Libraries” Video Contest
Thursday, April 18: Videos on digital signage in Stapleton lobby
Friday, April 19: Announcement of winners
Earlier in the semester IUP Libraries asked students to submit videos about the Library for a chance to win gift certificates to the Co-op Store. We’ll announce the winners of the video contest on the IUP Facebook page and in the Library on Friday! All video submissions will play on the digital signage in the Stapleton lobby area on Thursday, April 18. Pull up a seat!
60 x 60: Collaboration across the Arts and Humanities
Thursday, April 18: 2:00–5:00 p.m.
Ground floor, Stapleton Library
English professor Mike Sell has organized an interarts symposium, with some events taking place at Stapleton Library. The symposium focuses on interaction and collaboration among networks of artists and how teamwork factors into artistic production. The Library-hosted events will be as follows:
- A panel discussion on interarts collaboration with dance educator and choreographer Holly Boda (Department of Theatre and Dance), poet Rosaly Roffman (Emerita, Department of English), and David Berlin. Berlin, Boda, and Roffman have collaborated on multiple projects, and their experiences with the challenges and opportunities of collaboration are surprising and enlightening. This discussion will be transcribed for Archiving Rosaly Roffman, a special issue of the journal Works and Days.
- A screening of Triptych, a film of the three-part collaborative intermedia project created by IUP emerita Professor of English Rosaly Roffman, David Berlin, Holly Boda, and IUP dance students.
- A poetry reading by Rosaly Roffman of poems used in the works she has created with Berlin and Boda.
ECO Club Book Sale
Friday, April 19: 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Stapleton Library terrace (weather permitting)
The ECO club will hold a book sale with books donated by IUP Libraries. Come out and browse!