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Library Video Contest

Thanks to everyone who submitted a video, and everyone who voted! Voting closed March 10th, 2014.


How was the winner determined?

Student votes (weighted at 30%), library staff votes (30%), and votes from a selection committee of campus representatives (40%).

Did you have fun?

Let us know if you enjoyed the contest!

What now?

These videos will be shown across campus in various library events to introduce new students to what the library has to offer.

What were the prizes?
  • 1st Place: $500 to UA BookStores
  • 2nd Place: Two pairs of passes to The Loft Cult Classics series for everyone who contributed to the project - up to 5 students ($185 value)
What were the rules?

All videos had to be:

  • Produced by the video submitter(s) only
  • Between 2-5 minutes in length
  • Uploaded publicly to a website (YouTube, Vimeo, personal website, etc.)
  • Decent for a broad audience

In the videos, at least 2 of the following had to be mentioned:

  • Over 5 million books, over 1 million ebooks
  • Study rooms (reservable, group study, quiet study, tech rooms)
  • Ask a Librarian (research help)
  • Equipment lending (laptops, netbooks, iPads, calculators, etc.)
  • Laptop tables/workstations
  • Fast charging stations
  • Available software for architecture, graphics, GIS, math, stats, science and engineering
  • Hours (24 hours during regular school week)
  • Express Document Center (print, copy, scan)
  • Online Research Lab (class on library research)
  • Overhead book scanners
  • Mobile website
  • Library Tools tab in D2L
  • 3 different libraries (Main, Science-Engineering, and Fine Arts) as well as Special Collections
  • Interlibrary loan, document delivery, and express retrieval

Any participants that were filmed had to have signed a UA Multimedia Release Form.

What if I have more questions?

Contact Nicole Pagowsky.

Last modified: January 5, 2015