The American Library Association theme for National Library Week 2022, “Connect with Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology, books and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with people and ideas. Most importantly libraries also connect communities to each other. Overall, the theme is an explicit call to action—an invitation for communities to visit, engage with or advocate for their libraries.
The UCBA Library is a vital part of the UC Blue Ash and greater UC community. We take pride in the services we offer in the areas of research and teaching support and access to resources. We also enjoy working together alongside our UCBA faculty, staff and students for both work and play. This slideshow highlights the various ways the UCBA Library connects with our community.
Connect with the UCBA Library as we celebrate this week! Here are a few activities you can engage in, at the UCBA Library and online:
Spring Book Blooms: A good book can help you escape to another world or connect to this one in new ways. Find recently published novels, short stories, biographies, and more at this UCBA Library pop-up event in the hallway across from our entrance. We’ll supply the books and a few delicious sweets to help you finish this semester strong! Note: UC ID is required to borrow books.
#UniteAgainstBookBans: Participate in the campaign to support diverse materials in public, school and university libraries. The American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked an unprecedented number of book challenges in 2021 (the highest number since they began tracking over two decades ago), and many of these challenged books were by or about Black or LGBTQIA+ persons.
Show Your Library Love for a Chance to Win $100: Post to Instagram, Twitter, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page. Use the hashtag #MyLibrary. All the entries will be gathered and one randomly selected winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card. The promotion ends on Saturday, April 9 at noon CT. Don’t forget to tag or name your local (academic, public or school) library!