Library Plays Role in June New Student Orientation

The Library will again play host to several New Student Orientation events during June. In particular, on Day Two, EVERY STUDENT will attend their Academic Advising Appointments in the 1st floor Library Events Area.

Also on Day Two, between 8:15 and 12:30 some student groups will meet with the Office of Information Technology in the Library’s Instruction Classroom, Room 230. Some may also be spotted during the optional campus tours. Find some starting info about the Library on page 32 of the NSO Resource Guide/Calendar, too.

NSO-2015

We hope students and their family members will take a chance to check out the Library and maybe chat with some of the friendly and helpful librarians and library staff!

See you:

  • June 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30
  • July 1, 8, 9

ISU’s NSO site

ISU’s New Student Orientation: Debriefing

Well, in late May, I posted the ‘here comes New Student Orientation’. We all survived! This posting will give you an idea of the kind of support such an undertaking needs: June’s New Student Orientation has finished – what a way to make a month fly by! Karen Evans and Marsha Miller hosted the Open Preference Students in Library Events and interacted with many parents and family members at the Parents & Staff Open Houses in the ISU Bookstore. They loved those whistle/light/key chains!! Carol Lunce bore the brunt of staffing the Resource Table for the AOPs in Gillum Hall, with appearances as well by Steve Hardin, Shelley Arvin, Anthony Kaiser, and Susan Frey. Barb Austin passed out 1,528 of the “Student Guide to the Library” booklets at the Resource Fairs in HMSU. Some of the materials prepared for NSO will be kept on hand to distribute if other newly admitted students come through between now and the start of the Fall semester. Special thanks to Admin Office students, VK & Karthik, for pencil sharpening and pen & key chain gathering, Ref/Instruction students, Allison Flurry & Daniela Baez, for counting out packs of 50 – ad nauseum – of last year’s Extravaganza handouts, Dara, for setting up the Events OP corner, David & Kevin for bringing down tables from 230, and to Bev for the candy supply and some pink paper. Thanks also to Darla for the continuing supply of Writing Center brochures and to Cheryl/Circ for the Community Borrowers info we used at the Parents Social Hour. Additional special thanks to the Admin photocopier for never breaking down! At the RefDesk, we noticed LOTS of groups coming through the Library on the campus tours, so I think we definitely got some notice. If I missed thanking someone, sorry! Oh yes, I think Wilma assisted with some desk coverage for people who were going over to Gillum.

  • Parents & Staff Social Hour [resource table & brief orientation], in ISU Bookstore: 14 sessions
  • Open Preference students [resource packet & brief orientation with PowerPoint], in Library: 10 sessions
  • Academic Open Preference [staffed resource table], in Student Academic Services Center: 10 sessions