A day with the Libraries

September 13 was a busy day for the Libraries. It was one more day in a week filled with tours of library spaces. As a partner with the College of Liberal Arts’ First-Year Experience program, the Libraries hosted nearly a thousand students over 50 tours that week alone — helping CLA students complete their course, CLA 1001. 

“We want to get students into our spaces so they see what’s available to them,” said Kate Peterson, Undergraduate Services Librarian for the Libraries. “But we also take the opportunity to let these first-year students know about our online resources and other library tools and services that can help them meet their academic goals.”

But September 13 just seemed a bit busier. It was. Along with five tours of Wilson Library, two tours of the archival caverns beneath Andersen Library, and one tour of the Bio-Medical Library, here’s what else happened that day: 

“The annual U Card Fair is definitely a highlight in our back-to-school outreach programming,” Philip Dudas, Information Services Manager. “A pop-up library is the perfect fit for an event that showcases all the things students can do with their U cards — remember that your U Card is your library card — and it’s a great way for us to reach the students who haven’t come into our buildings yet in creative and engaging ways.”

The video above captures just a few things happening that day around the Libraries.  

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