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Mita WilliamsLibrarian Mita Williams will lead students through a free session of making buttons and bookmarks on Thursday, September 7, at the Leddy Library.

Paperwork: library to host craft session Thursday

While libraries are increasingly involved in all steps of documentation, librarians still love paper, says Mita Williams. That’s why a creative session of papercraft is a great way to introduce new students to the resources available on the UWindsor campus.

Williams, acting head of information services at the Leddy Library, and other library staff will lead free activities during “Get Crafty at Leddy,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library’s foyer Thursday, September 7, as part of UWindsor Welcome Week.

“Libraries are no longer just passive repositories,” Williams says. “More and more, we’re supplying the creative raw material for researchers, helping people at every stage of the learning process.”

She cites examples from sourcing diagrams to illustrate classroom lectures to providing materials for artistic collage.

Participants in Thursday’s session will have the opportunity to make their own buttons and origami bookmarks. The library will supply necessary materials, drawing on obsolete catalogue cards and Williams’ backlog of New Yorker magazines.

Using a button maker borrowed from the Arts Council – Windsor and Region, Williams hopes to produce objects the creators will be proud of.

“Come on out, have some fun and get creative!” she says.

UWindsor Welcome Week activities continue through the weekend; find a full list of orientation events, locations, and times in the Guidebook app: download it now.