Donors and friends of the library treated to interactive experience

Viewing an item from the special collection
Viewing an item from the special collection

On May 29, donors and friends of UVic Libraries attended an appreciation evening where they got to experience first-hand what it means to be a student in the digital age. They were invited to make and bind their own books, experience virtual reality, discover 3D printing and scanning, view a historic computing collection, play Pac-Man, and try out digital storytelling.

The event showed our valued donors how the library’s collections and resources, from medieval manuscripts to a tech petting zoo, inspire innovation and foster creativity. The curated collection of endowment purchases and rare gems from the special collections also illustrated how donations to the library are making a huge difference to the students, researchers and community members who access these resources.

It was a fascinating, interactive experience, and everyone seemed to enjoy conversations with library staff and other members of the donor community over light refreshments. 

Showing off nurdles
Explaining about nurdles (small pieces of plastics) and community mapping