Oklahoma State University

Library 101

Introduction to library facilities and services

August 24, 2009
Story by Marissa Chavez, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -As the school year begins, so does the traditional Library 101.

Library 101 is a free one-hour orientation to the OSU Libraries for all students who would like to become better acquainted with what the library offers. It includes a 30-minute walking tour of the Edmon Low Library and a 30-minute introduction to the OSU Library website and catalog.

“It’s a good opportunity for students to get the lay of the land,” OSU Librarian Dan Chaney said. “You can tell students why the library important, but you really have to show them what it’s all about."

Library 101 is offered once a week throughout the school year, but is offered every day for the first two weeks. Orientation times are at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Reservations are not required.

The tour begins at the General Reference Desk on the first floor. Librarians give a group walking tour while providing basic information about library services and finding research material. Each tour is followed by a hands-on training of the Library Catalog in Room 206.

For more information visit http://info.library.okstate.edu/library101, where you can also view the virtual library tour.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that cuts across disciplines to better prepare students for a new world. Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research and outreach. OSU has more than 32,000 students across its five-campus system and nearly 21,000 on its Stillwater campus; with students from all 50 states and about 110 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 200,000 students who have made a lasting impact on Oklahoma and the world. CREATE - INNOVATE - EDUCATE - GO STATE!


URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/fall09/lib101.htm
Last Updated: 10 March 2010