Peaceful quietness. The smell of books. Comfy seats. The best view on campus. Have you figured out what I’m talking about yet? It’s the library!
National Library week is next week, April 13-17, and the Globe University-Madison East library is ready for action. I met up with campus librarian Cynthia Bachhuber to learn about why the library is pretty much the coolest place to visit on campus.
Check out Cynthia’s top three reasons to visit the Madison East library.
- It’s more than just books. Stop in to check out popular DVDs, exam prep CDs and professional magazines in each field.
- The world at your fingertips. Libraries give you a golden key to access electronic materials that you can’t find with Google. And we do it for free. Take a look through our many databases to find articles, charts, videos and more that search engines don’t index or are locked behind paywalls.
- Templates, tutorials and games! It’s easy to get information overload in a library. That’s why we have LibGuides. These guides organize our tools so you can get a grasp on how to use them. Plus, check out the tutorials, templates and games in our guides on APA citation, avoiding plagiarism and evaluating information.
Cynthia is pumped and ready for National Library week, and she has some fun activities including a “Literature’s Vilest Villain” tournament.
There will also be message boards places around campus for students to answer library-related questions.
In addition, this year there will be a raffle. Students can earn tickets by completing various tasks such as shelving three books or completing a word search.
Come enjoy some cake in the library on Wednesday, April 15 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. during the library open house.