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Follow the Yellow Brick Road at the Annandale Campus Library

September 29, 2009

Library staff Irene Osterman, Patty Hude and Supie Wolf and the Oz display.

As part of the Annandale Campus Welcome Week Decorating Contest, the Annandale Campus Library has mounted an exhibit called “Chart Your Course - The Wizard of Oz.” The storyline of the timeless L. Frank Baum classic is used to highlight college success strategies, as well as resources and services available to help students navigate their way through NOVA. The exhibit includes selected items from the Annandale Library’s rich collection of print and multimedia materials that concentrate on finding your own voice, choosing a career path and making the most of your college years. All of this is done while traveling through the “Land of Oz” (NOVA) on the yellow brick road! Familiar scenes and characters from the Oz movie and book are used to illustrate the various challenges and rewards of the college experience.

  • As their NOVA years begin, students are swept up into the tornado of dealing with the many trials and tribulations of starting college.
  • With the help of various campus organizations and departments, students use their brain, their heart and their courage to find their way to the education and career that suits them best.
  • As they reach their goal and their NOVA journey draws to a close, students advance to meet other challenges, strengthened by the confidence they have gained and the knowledge of self they now possess.

The exhibit, which won the contest’s grand prize, will be on display through early October. It was a collaborative team project involving all of the library’s staff and features some wonderful original artwork by library staff member Supie Wolf. Come by and check it out, put on your ruby slippers, hobnob with the munchkins and follow the yellow brick road!

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