One way we look to set ourselves a part from other academic libraries is through our programming. Working with campus partners to offer our students and the Whitewater community opportunities that are worthwhile. As much as we covet being a place of information, we like to double down and present opportunities for exploration too! These past couple of weeks in April are an indicator of that. This month we had several events of interest, and students and the larger community came out to support.
Events that proved to be noteworthy include ‘Cultural Conversation’ with the English Language Academy (ELA), devoted to aligning international students with interactions from their American counterparts, to which ‘Cultural Conversation’ is essentially that. Students had a chance to engage in a fun, interactive tabletop game to which students discussed cultural norms with one another. Our second event, ‘Birds of Prey’ had people flying in flocks to our front doors! This program showed that the sky is the limit, with a record SMASHING 211 people in attendance! Teaming up with the Northern Illinois Raptors Rehabilitation and Education Center, we were able to give our patrons a memorable “meet and greet” with some of our favorite high-flyers. Lastly, ‘Primetime Poetry II’ closed out the week with some great readings and presentations. This was our way of acknowledging April as national poetry month. Students seemed to really enjoy the expressive atmosphere, and the enticing contest prizes as well. Check out some photos from some of our programs this month, and stay tuned for more opportunities here at Andersen Library. Because we’re not done! 🙂
Cultural Conversation – April 16, 2019
Birds of Prey – April 18, 2019
Primetime Poetry II – April 25, 2019