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Fall 2017 Events and Displays

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EVENTS

Mondays
Pop Up Library: Health Sciences

11:30a.m. - 1:30p.m.
Health Sciences Learning Resource Center, Rowlett Building
Librarian Karen Gilbert is bringing the library outside of the building.  Stop by with your questions and to get research assistance. 

October 9-November 9, 2017
Archives After Dark: Application Period

Spend a night with EKU Special Collections and Archives and the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity.  Develop, write, and polish a creative work inspired by a historical item.  You'll receive one-on-one help, plus free food and coffee to keep you energized.  The resulting products will be published.  Space is limited to 20 students.  Apply today!

October 21, 2017
Homecoming Live @ Your Library: Silas House

11:30a.m.-12:30p.m.
Grand Reading Room, Main Library
Join us as Silas House shares about his EKU experience, love of libraries, and his upcoming novel Southernmost.  Books will be available for purchase.  Refreshments to be provided.

October 24, 2017
Live @ Your Library: Dr. William E. Ellis
4:30-5:30p.m.
Classroom 204D, Main Library
Join Dr. William E. Ellis for a presentation of his newest publication, Irvin S. Cobb: The Rise and Fall of an American Humorist, in celebration of American Archives Month.

October 31, 2017
Halloween Costume Showdown
Time TBA
Main Lobby, Main Library
Stop by in your Halloween costume; we'll take your picture and let our Facebook followers determine the winners! Prizes will be given for Best Faculty/Staff Individual Costume, Best Student Individual Costume, and Group Costume.  Didn't make it to the contest? We still want to see your costume (especially if it is literary-themed!).  Show us on Instagram (@eku_libraries) or Twitter (@ekulibraries). 

November 6-10, 2017
Thank A Veteran

Main Lobby, Main Library
Visit the Main Lobby during the week of Veterans Day to write a postcard message to a Veteran in honor of their service. Postage is on us! 

December 4, 2017
Brain Food for Finals (De-Stress for Success)

8:00p.m. (while supplies last)
Main Lobby, Main Library
Munch on pretzels, gummy bears, and more. Available while supplies last.  What exam are you studying for tonight? Let us know on Instagram (@eku_libraries) or Twitter (@ekulibraries). 

December 4-11, 2017
De-Stress for Success Sticker Mosiac and Puzzles

Main Lobby, Main Library
Take a study break and de-stress anytime you need a moment: work on a puzzle or make progress on our sticker mosiac.  Show us your progress on Instagram (@eku_libraries) or Twitter (@ekulibraries). 

December 5, 2017
Random Acts of Snacks (De-Stress for Success)

Throughout Main Library
Be on the lookout for librarians and Library staff, who will provide snacks and encouragement as you study for Finals.  What are you looking forward to after finals week? Let us know on Instagram (@eku_libraries) or Twitter (@ekulibraries). 

December 6, 2017
Fur Therapy (De-Stress for Success)

Time TBA
Throughout Main Library
Take a study break and de-stress by visiting with certified therapy dogs.  Did our furry friends help you de-stress? Let us know on Instagram (@eku_libraries) or Twitter (@ekulibraries). 

December 7, 2017
Cookies and Cocoa (De-Stress for Success)

6:00-8:00p.m.
Main Lobby, Main Library
Warm up with free cookies and cocoa served to you by Friends of EKU Libraries.  How are you feeling as we approach finals week? Let us know on Instagram (@eku_libraries) or Twitter (@ekulibraries). 

December 11, 2017
Brain Food for Finals (De-Stress for Success)

8:00p.m. (while supplies last)
Main Lobby, Main Library
Munch on pretzels, gummy bears, and more. Available while supplies last. What is your first exam this week? Let us know on Instagram (@eku_libraries) or Twitter (@ekulibraries). 
 

DISPLAYS

October
First Generation Experience - Grand Reading Room
ADA - Grand Reading Room
National Music Day - Main Lobby

November
DIY - Grand Reading Room
Red, White, & Books - Main Lobby

December
Best of Staff Picks - Grand Reading Room and Main Lobby
 

PAST EVENTS AND DISPLAYS

August 22, 2017
Snow Cones (Welcome, Colonels!)
1:00-3:00p.m.
Main Lobby Entrance, Main Library
Let us welcome you (back) to campus with a free snow cone, served to you by librarians and Library staff. What are you most looking forward to at EKU this fall? Let us know on Instagram (@eku_libraries) or Twitter (@ekulibraries).

August 21-24, 2017
Fortune Cookies (Welcome, Colonels!)
Main Help Desk, Main Lobby
Stop by the Main Help Desk to pick up a fortune cookie with advice just for you from EKU alumni and friends (while supplies last). Let us know what advice you received: tag us on Instagram (@eku_libraries) or Twitter (@ekulibraries). 

August 28-29 2017
Postcards Home (Welcome, Colonels!)
Main Lobby, Main Library
Mail a postcard back home to your family or friends. Postage is on us! Stop by the Main Lobby to send your postcard, while supplies last.

August 31, 2017
Crossing Thresholds to Facilitate Deep Learning: Partnerships in Information Literacy
2:00-4:00p.m.
Cul-de-sac, Main Library
Faculty are invited to enroll in a Fall 2017 Professional Learning Community on collaborating with librarians to develop students’ research and information literacy skills within the context of a particular discipline using ACRL’s new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Participants will work with librarians to redesign an existing (or create a new) assignment, lesson plan, or learning experience to reflect best practices in information literacy pedagogy and produce better student research. We encourage instructors from all disciplines to participate. Space is limited to 15 participants. The PLC will run from August 31 to November and future meeting dates will be determined by participants' schedules. Facilitated by Heather Beirne, Ashley Cole, Trenia Napier, and Sarah Richardson. 

August Displays
Student Success - Grand Reading Room
Astronomy & the Solar Eclipse - Main Lobby

September 1, 2017
Pop Up Library (canceled due to weather)
11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
Powell Corner
We will be bringing the library out of the building and we’ll have some of our best popular books and movies with us for you to check out. 

Ongoing
EKU Rocks!
Throughout Campus
As you travel around campus this fall, be on the lookout for #EKURocks! Hand-painted by #EKULibraries librarians, staff, and students, the rocks will be hidden all over campus. When you find one, be sure to tag us on Instagram (@eku_libraries) or Twitter (@ekulibraries). Then, keep the rock or hide it again for another lucky person to find. Want to join us? Add to the #EKURocks project by painting your own to hide on campus. Want to see more rocks? Follow EKU Geosciences on Facebook. 

September 29, 2017
Live @ Your Library: Richard H. Underwood
7:00-8:00p.m. 
Grand Reading Room, Main Library
Richard H. Underwood, American legal scholar and legal nonfiction and true crime writer, will present his book, Crimesong: True Crime Stories from Southern Murder Ballads. A ballad singer from Berea College will perform as part of the presentation.

September Displays
International Day of Peace - Grand Reading Room
Humor - Main Lobby

October 3, 2017
Annual Faculty Breakfast
8:30-10:30a.m.
Cul-de-sac, Main Library
Faculty are invited to the Main Library to explore library resources and services designed to help you and your students, visit with your librarians and colleagues, and enjoy breakfast. Come and go as your schedule allows.

October 3, 2017
Long Night Against Procrastination
9:00p.m.-1:00a.m.
Main Lobby, Main Library
Get late-night help from librarians, Noel Studio consultants, and EKU Gurus, along with snacks and a coffee break.

October 13, 2017
Pop Up Library
11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
Powell Corner
We will be bringing the library out of the building and we’ll have some of our best popular books and movies with us for you to check out before fall break. 

 

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