A zine fest, a musical video shoot and an all-day read-a-thon are among the activities that are a part of Cal Poly Pomona’s National Library Week celebration.
The Library Club- and Student Interest Council-sponsored CPP Zine Fest, Sunday, April 10, will promote creativity and self-expression. Participants will be able to buy, sell or trade zines (self-published magazines usually focused on arts and lifestyle), hear live music and make zines, buttons, stickers and patches. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Bronco Student Center.
Other activities the University Library has planned for National Library Week, which officially runs April 10-16, include a presentation on the movie “Star Wars,” an all-day read-a-thon and workshops. Participants will get the opportunity to win Bronco Bucks and other prizes at several of the events.
The celebration offers a chance to both showcase all of the services the library can provide and express appreciation for the library staff, says Olufunke Oluyemi, an administrative support coordinator for the library. Approximately 9,000 people use the University Library daily.
“Many people think that the library is going ‘extinct’ because of the influx of online (electronic) resources, however, we keep improving our services to meet the academic development needs of our faculty and the success of our students,” Oluyemi says.
Also among the festivities planned is a music video shoot to advertise the services the library offers. The campus community is encouraged to don their finest 1980s neon duds and legwarmers and come out to the library to participate in the shoot Tuesday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The “Search it Up” song is a riff on the 1980s classic “Shake it Up” by The Cars. Suzanna Conrad, the library’s head of digital services and technology, says the idea for the song came from hearing students often say they “I will go search it up,” in reference to researching something in the library.
It’s also a chance for participants to have a little fun, Conrad says. The event will include food, participation prizes, a flash mob and a ‘80s photo booth.
National Library Week events:
- The Library Club and Student Interest Council will host the inaugural CPP Zine Fest on Sunday, April 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Bronco Student Center.
- Book sale at The Used Bookshop Monday, April 11 to Friday, April 15 on the University Library’s fourth floor.
- Career Path – Workshop on Interviewing Skills and what employers look for when interviewing or hiring – Monday, April 11 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the library’s special events room.
- Bronco Scholar/Open Access Monday, April 11 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the library, room 2907.
- “Search it Up” music video shoot in the University Library on Tuesday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- A “Star Wars” workshop co-hosted by professors Rosanne Welch and Melissa Aaron will be held on Tuesday, April 12 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Grand Reading Room on the third floor.
- Screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on Tuesday, April 12 at 6 p.m. in special events, room 4829.
- Library Read-A-Thon on Thursday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in special events, room 4829.
- Avoiding Plagiarism Workshop on Thursday, April 14 in room 2907.
- Screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on Friday, April 15 at 10 a.m. in special events, room 4829.
- Screening of “The Hunger Games” – Mockingjay (Part 2) on Friday, April 15 at 1 p.m. in special events, room 4829.