National Library Week (April 19 - 25, 2020) is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. The theme for National Library Week, “Find your place at the library,” was chosen months ago before the emergence of a global pandemic forced most libraries to temporarily close their buildings.
To highlight these efforts, we decided to build on the original National Library Week theme by flipping the text to “Find the library at your place.”
While most libraries have closed their buildings to the public in the interest of community health and safety, they are open for business online, providing the virtual services and digital content their communities need now more than ever. Many libraries have expanded their access to digital content and found innovative ways to continue their programming virtually.
Back in 2013 we were able to kick off National Library Week with more pomp and circumstance. While we are not able to have in person events, the UST Libraries is here when you need assistance this week and throughout the rest of the year.
Use Jigsaw Planet to create online puzzles of varying difficulty of your downloaded image. The UST University Archivist used this tool to create fun, addictive UST-centric online puzzles of familiar and historic spaces around campus. Prepare to happily lose several hours from your life.
These fun UST library related online activities will help you wile away time at home self-distancing, or as a pleasant distraction during Zoom meetings.
Download and color beautiful images from books in the UST Special Collections
"I want to thank you for all the help you have been giving to my grad students. I seem to have more students needing guidance this semester even without the disruption of this virus pandemic. Your patience with them has been wonderful and very supportive. Again, thank you."
"You made my day – I really appreciate student access to the book."
From a recent patron: "That is perfect! Thanks so much for your help!"