Welcoming (Back) Our Students

The Class of 1945 Library has spent the first few weeks of the new school year welcoming (back) our new and returning students.polaroid

During Orientation Week, the Library staff greeted 145 new lowers, uppers, seniors and post graduates at a morning open house. Students worked in small groups to complete a photo hunt introducing them to key services and collections throughout the building.  Every student who completed the hunt had the chance to enter a raffle for Grill Bucks.  The Library awarded ten winners in all: Keegan Gibson ’16, Ben Harrison ’18, Jordan Hillyard ’18, Anishta Khan ’17, JP Kim ’18, Michael Kim ’16, Kate Lu ’18, Kathryn McCaughey ’18, Joaquin Riojas ’18, and Christian Thompson ’16.

Last week, librarians began meeting with all English 110 classes, so the entire prep class can get acquainted with all that the Library has to offer.  English 110 students have a chance to take photos of campus during a tour out on the fourth floor terrace.  They then pair off to complete a hands-on activity that helps them become familiar with some of the resources needed for their Academy courses as well as collections they can use for their own reading and viewing pleasure.

Library staff also ventured outside the building to host its first Library Lawn Games on what turned out to be a beautiful first day of fall.  New and returning students who attended the event enjoyed cider, popcorn and cookies as they took part in a round of corn hole, ladder toss, croquet or KanJam.

This week, Reference and Instruction Librarian Kate Lennon-Walker will provide an orientation session to all new uppers to teach them about the print and online resources vital to History 331, 332, and 333 research.

As the term continues, the Library staff looks forward to continue welcoming all students into the building to study, read, conduct research, and more.