13 March 2020
During Welcome Week this January we ran the Academic Adventure Selfie in our Cambridge library. While queueing to pick up their ID cards on the ground floor of the library, our new students were encouraged to take a selfie in front of a very bright, colourful jungle backdrop for a chance to win some library prizes.
Laura Ivanna Vargas Mendez posted the winning selfie on Twitter. We were particularly impressed with how she colour-coordinated her yellow scarf with the parrot behind her! Laura won a fluffy ARU rhino and a library tote bag. We hope that she will find the bag useful for carrying her books next time shes in the library.
In Chelmsford Library we ran an Escape Room for students. Teams needed to help Professor von Strauss find his missing research before the time ran out. Our winning team had 45 minutes to use their referencing and lateral thinking skills to locate the research and they succeeded in doing this with just a minute to spare!
Here's a picture of our winning team, who each won a library tote bag containing a Keep Cup, pens, pencils, and post-it notes!