Library hosts orientation events
Eagerly welcoming the arrival of autumn and a new school year, Miller Library is organizing a number of events to familiarize students with the library’s resources as part of Library Orientation Week, which takes place from Sept. 18-24.
Tuesday, Sept. 20, the library hosted a scavenger hunt that began in the lobby of Miller. The goal of the hunt was to acquaint students, working in teams of 10 or less, with the search mechanisms and research materials available to them. Another hunt will take place tonight (Wednesday) at 8 p.m. Students are asked to congregate in the lobby 15 minutes early. Participating students will be entered into a raffle for a gift card to the Spa or the Bookstore, and the library will treat the winning team to a pizza party.
Every Monday evening during the fall and spring semesters, the library will host library study breaks from 7-7:30 p.m. The librarians encourage students to come enjoy a cup of coffee while learning about useful library materials. “I'm happy to answer questions directly, or people can ask at the Miller help desk,” Reference Librarian Darylyne Provost said.
The library will also be offering a new service this year called LibAnswers, an online resource for students to ask questions about the College libraries and library research tools. LibAnswers and the library orientation events aim to encourage students in all classes, not just first-years, to take advantage of all the tools the College libraries have to offer.