All first-year students participate in an orientation to campus which includes a peer-lead tour of the library building and its services. This early introduction to the library highlights library use as an integral part of academic culture. Students new to campus find that library staff and reference librarians are approachable and that many resources and services are available to them at the college level.
Following the orientation tour, all Inquiry students participate in a Library Launch, a librarian-led hands-on introduction to the library. If you are teaching an Inquiry Seminar, contact your library liaison early to schedule the Library Launch for your students.
Faculty are welcome to schedule additional library research instruction sessions after the Library Launch. These sessions are typically closely tied to a specific course assignment or outcome and may involve a partial or full class period. These information literacy lessons are usually held in the library and provide opportunity for students to engage in meaningful ways with course-relevant library materials.