Friday, July 28, 2006

Blog Turns One Year Old!!

Happy Birthday to the Library Blog -- July 29th, 2006

On July 29, 2005 your Alexandria Campus Library launched an experiment. On that day, the very first post was made to the Alexandria Campus Library Blog. One year later, the blog has received over 1,000 visits and over 2,200 individual page views! The blog has welcomed readers from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Wisconsin, California, Germany, Spain, Portugal, and Egypt. Visitors have found the blog from the Alexandria Campus homepage, from the Library homepage, from the Intercom, and from Google searches.

The Alexandria Campus Library Blog is here to stay!

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Italy Victorious!

The World Cup Final saw a nail-biting victory for Italy. Your Library celebrated Italy's Big Win with a display of books on the history and culture of Italy:

And to really celebrate the victory, biscotti and chocolates (in the shape of soccer balls, no less!) were served in the Library.

YOUR Library Celebrates the World Cup!

Alexandria Campus Library celebrated the World Cup from June 9th - July 9th with posters, an interactive poll, displays of books on the World Cup history, schedules of the matches, and more.

In June the Library launched a "who will win?" poll on the white board just inside the Library doors. Voting became fast and furious as fans pumped for their favorite teams:

By June 29th, the results of our poll were:

Portugal: 2 *
Croatia: 1
Korea: 21
England: 7 *
Brazil: 30 *
Italy: 17 *
Argentina: 23 *
Germany: 9 *
Ghana: 15
Poland: 1
Trinidad Tobago: 4
Somalia: 12
France: 1 *
Sudan: 1

* actually advanced to the Quarter Finals, plus Ukraine which received no votes in our poll.