USIU-Africa Library and Information Center is keen to support teaching, learning and research through a host of collections and services that are continually being developed and fine-tuned to suit the needs of its community of users. To foster engagement with members of this community and increase the utilization of these collections and services, the library holds a number of events and activities. One such event is the Library Week which is to be held every year but was last held in 2019. This is a planned comeback event for 2023!
Dates: May 22nd – 25th, 2023
Theme: Read & Grow
Objectives: The Library Week event aims to:
- Increase engagement with students, faculty and staff
- Increase awareness and use of library facilities and resources
- Harness and share student talent in the library’s physical and online spaces.
Activities and Program
This event is intended to have a far reach while taking care of the constituents of our different audiences. Below are activities targeting different user groups:
- Bookthlon – A week long activity meant to get students to participate in various ways and win. These include:
- Taking selfies with librarians and sharing online
- Walking into the library and having coffee with any librarian – ‘Where is my coffee?”
- Tweeting a book review
- Walking into the library with friends and playing a board game – Chess, Monopoly and Scrabble. Winners to be awarded.
- Sharing unique library statistic per day
- The most borrowed book
- The oldest and newest library information resources
- The most frequent library user
- The busiest library space
- The highest library fine ever accrued
- A round table with Users Living with Disabilities
- A campus tour – librarians walk into a class ask only two questions and rewarding the winners.