A Look Back on Our Add-Your-Art Tapestry Event

This fall semester opened with a bang! At FSU Libraries, we welcomed hundreds of students to engage with our resources and help them start the semester strong. Beginning on August 23rd, we hosted the Add-Your-Art Tapestry event where students could stop by either Strozier or Dirac libraries and contribute their own designs to our paper tapestry. More perks from the event included free t-shirts, candy, phone wallets, and stickers for students to enjoy! The week culminated in the installation of the tapestry inside Strozier nearby the new Scholar Support desk. Student Engagement Specialist, Emily McClellan played a great role in getting this wonderful event together. Let’s take a look at what she did!

Starting as an idea from Engagement Assistant Jaidyn Smith, the events were coordinated by McClellan. From the start of the summer, McClellan’s first task was to create the design of the entire tapestry. With help from former Engagement Assistant Ashanti Grace, they were able to create a piece of art open for students to color in images and fill in spaces with their own creative designs.

Once printed and ready, it was time to collaborate with other campus organizations. McClellan reached out to WelcomeFSU—an organization that helps connect new students to FSU resources and introduce them to the campus during the first few weeks of school—and was able to get campus-wide promotion for this event. Through social media and multiple FSU-related websites, the Add-Your-Art Tapestry event received massive amounts of interest from current and new students. In the days nearing the event, McClellan and Alaina Faulkner (the Libraries’ Student Engagement Associate) tended to the nitty-gritty: creating the signage for the events, collaborating with Strozier and Dirac library staff for tables and chairs, purchasing coloring supplies, and creating schedules for the employees that would help run the event.

Through everyone’s hard work, the event was able to launch with a large turnout! Over 100 students engaged with the event over the course of a week and created a dazzling display of creativity and camaraderie. We appreciate all of the work put in by our staff and collaborators that made this event shine! Here are some pictures from the event:

Check out this article written by the FSView for more info on this awesome event!

To find current and future events at FSU Libraries, check out our events calendar here. Curious to hear more about what FSU Libraries is about? Read more about us on our newly-renovated website.

This blog post was written by Jasmine George, Student Engagement Assistant at FSU Libraries.

Digital Book Display: American Stories Through the Ages

July is a month of celebration and remembrance of America’s greatest accomplishments. To commemorate America’s 246th birthday, we have compiled a list of novels and films telling the American stories of success, struggle, and growth as time has passed. We hope to celebrate the diverse American experience throughout history and provide a reflection on the American mosaic.

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Celebrating Pride Month with FSU Libraries

This Pride Month, we’d like to honor the contribution the LGBTQ+ community has made to literature and to FSU Libraries. We had the opportunity to interview Haley McGuyre, a Graduate Assistant with Special Collections, and discuss their experience working on the LGBTQ+ Oral Histories Project at FSU Libraries. The full interview can be found below.

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Digital Book Display: National Pet Month

May is National Pet Month! A time to celebrate our four-legged friends and furry companions! Our digital book display this month features titles that honor pets of all kinds and the wonderful impact they have in our daily lives. With this, we are also celebrating the pets of our library staff! Be sure to check out our digital pet gallery below.

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FSU Libraries Presents: New Girl Stress-Busters!

By: Jasmine George

It’s almost Finals Week here at Florida State, and we’re ready to help you through it! The University Libraries will be hosting several events to alleviate stress and to help you finish the semester strong! This year, our Finals Week events will pay homage to the award-winning comedy show New Girl. So get ready for a fun-filled week of snacks, crafts, and games as you prepare for your exams!

We’ve made a webpage! University Libraries will be launching a webpage filled with different online resources to help you ace your exams. The site will show you different ways for you to get connected and maximize your studying! This blog will feature New Girl themed stress-busting activities. Articles, playlists, character quizzes, and so much more! We’ve also added ways to get personalized library help, explore our research guides, and library consultation scheduling. Be sure to check out this exciting webpage on Monday, April 18th!

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