The Preservation Unit at Morris Library held its annual Preservation Week event last week on April 25, 2013. The event consisted of a scavenger hunt for library employees and student assistants. Their mission–to solve a series of clues that revealed the impact preservation has on the library.
The competition was fierce, as prior to the event, Acquisitions challenged the rest of the library by saying they were going to win! After less than fifteen minutes participants came running into Preservation with their completed clues! The winners were Steve Sawyer and his library student assistant, Nathan Fortmeyer from Circulation. Each winner had the option to select their prize. Nathan picked his team’s prize and selected the handmade book made by Preservation library student assistant, Emily Kaye.
Coming in second place was the Acquisitions/Cataloging team of Susan Yates, Tori Bond, Mike McQuinley, Gary Shepherd, Kym Mills, John Ballestro, and Acquisitions student assistant, Molly Howard-Crow. They selected the Pineappple Upside Down Cake made by Conservation Lab Supervisor, Kate Harrison.
Rounding out third place were the library student assistants from the Special Collections Resource Center, Haley Stevens and Kierstyn Walton. They won the Starbucks gift card.
One of the Preservation Unit’s favorite past times is eating baked goods. We jump at every chance to PRESERVE the tradition, hehe! All participants were rewarded with cupcakes, cookies and lemonade made by Preservation Librarian, Julie Mosbo and Kate Harrison.
Check out the clues participants had solve below and learn more about the Preservation Unit’s impact on Morris Library.