UTEP Library announces video contest

Daniel Perez


The University of Texas at El Paso Library has challenged registered UTEP students to create a video that will promote the library and its services as part of its Internet and social media marketing campaign. The entry deadline is Dec. 2.

Contest organizers said they hope the video submissions capture the varied aspects that make the library an important resource among staff, faculty and students. Those include electronic materials, research help, information literacy instruction, services for students with disabilities, and the English and math tutoring centers. There are also the various study areas and the popular food service.

Videos, which may run up to 5 minutes, will be judged on originality, quality, entertainment value and information delivered. They can be created in any language, but must include English subtitles if not done in English.

Entries may be submitted to the Library’s Marketing Committee on DVDs or flash drives at the Library’s circulation desk, or by email (video@utep.edu) by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. The file size limit for attachments is 20MB. All entries must be accompanied by the required entry forms.

“The University Library is a key component of student success with its many user services as well as extensive electronic and print resources and collections,” said Robert L. Stakes, associate vice president and director of the library. “The goal of our Internet and social media marketing campaign is to better inform students, faculty and staff of these resources and services.”

The winning entries will be announced during a Dec. 9 ceremony in the library’s Blumberg Auditorium. First prize is an iPad or $500. Second prize will be $250 and third prize will be $100.

The contest web page is http://libraryweb.utep.edu/video.php and the rules and required forms can be found at http://libraryweb.utep.edu/video_reqs.pdf.




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