The Skyline College Library celebrated National Library Week (April 10-16, 2016) on Monday, April 11, and Wednesday, April 13, in the Cafeteria, Building 6 with Skyline students, faculty, and staff. The Library team encouraged everyone to share their stories on how libraries have transformed their lives as part of the American Library Association’s “Libraries Transform” initiative. Library faculty and staff spoke with students about how the Library fits into their academic success. The librarians also fielded several inquiries regarding how to access free eBooks through the Library.
Many students wrote that Library directly impacts them positively by offering computers, quiet study areas, group study rooms, guided research workshops, and other library resources. Other students were excited to share their love of reading, learning, and as well, “I get excellent grades b/c of the library! J” They were encouraged to share their thoughts on speech bubbles that are currently on display in the Library. One student shared that “The library has been a resource by providing information I need to succeed.”
As a part of National Poetry Month, students were also encouraged to participate in the Library’s Book Spine Poetry Contest, where they could enter and win a gift card to the Book Store. For more information, please click here. The Library is also collaborating with the English department to host poetry readings, displays, and workshops during the month of April.
Article and Photos by Kristen Lee